Monday, April 16, 2018

The Everly's Secret Sisters

Davy White, Where is he tonight?...  The Secret Sisters - He's Fine 

I recently discovered The Secret Sisters.  They remind you of a female version of The Everly Brothers.  It is great to hear younger people playing this kind of music.   


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Rolling Slow With Glen Hansard

I wish I wasn't on my own, Thunder Road blasting out on E Street Radio... Glen Hansard - Roll On Slow 

From The Commitments, The Frames, The Swell Season and beyond, Glen Hansard can sing. The Irish singer caught my ear years ago doing a cover of Bruce Springsteen's Drive All Night with his group The Swell Season.  I am enjoying his new release Between Two ShoresRoll On Slowly is great lead off track and I dig the Bruce reference in the song.   


Monday, April 9, 2018

Portugal is a Man?

I'm a rebel just for kicks, now; let me kick it like it's 1966... Portugal. the Man - Feel It Still 

Occasionally a popular song ends up on my playlist.  The older I get the less frequent this happens, but I really like Feel It Still by Portugal. the Man.  

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Dark Horse of the Beatles

I'm a dark horse running on a dark race course... George Harrison - Dark Horse

I had always listened to the other Beatle solo music until the last few years.  Lately George Harrison has been on my turntable and/or in my cd player quite a bit.  Dark Horse is in my car cd player now...

Monday, March 26, 2018

This Is A Public Service Announcement

I felt the gravity pull me back to earth... Drivin' N Cryin' - R.E.M.  

I recently heard this song for the first time playing on the radio and I thought that it sounded so much like R.E.M.  Then I realized they were singing R.E.M. (not "how I am" as I first thought).  This is a really good tribute song...

Monday, March 12, 2018

Stupid Things Stuck In My Head

Nice and warm, we always wake before we fall... Yo La Tengo - Stupid Things  

Yo La Tengo's 2013 release Fade is pleasantly stuck in my head and CD player right now.  The song Stupid Things is one of those subtle songs that I can listen repeatedly.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

John Prine's Around the Bend

Summer's end's around the bend, just flying...John Prine - Summer's End  

John Prine's new album The Tree of Forgiveness will be released on April 13.  This will be John's first release of original songs in 13 years and that is worth celebrating...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Something For Valentine's Day

Somewhere in her smile she knows..The Beatles  - Something 

One of the greatest love songs by The Beatles was written by George Harrision and it is Something...