Friday, May 16, 2014

Song of the Day: Regina Specktor - Laughing With

Regina Spektor's defense of God.  This is more somber than my usual posts, but it represents a useful perspective.  Be grateful today.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Song of the Day: Big Brother

This is a different approach to protest music.  Michele Thomas' 'Messenger' album was released in September 2012 and Stevie Wonder is featured.  I like the "Big Brother" cut because it's remarkably bubbly, given the subject matter.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Song of the Day

Feeling like some retro?  Here's a really good cover of a 1941 Billie Holliday classic, performed by the group Circe Link.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Country Joe & the Fish - "St. Tropez"
If I were a musician from the late 60s/early 70s, I would have wanted to be Country Joe McDonald.  His Vietnam War protest songs were raw and powerful, but also witty and fun.
I really like this song from his 'Paris Sessions' album (released 1973).  It also appears in the album "Best of Country Joe", which was released more recently.

The song starts about at 30:00. :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Song of the Day - Feeling Good

New folk and country artist Chase Gassaway released the album 'Certain Circles' just a month ago.  The cut "Feeling Good" is a good song for starting your day.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Song of the Day - Storms and Hurricanes

I found the Playlist "Hangout Music Mixtape 2014" on  The whole compilation is worth a listen, but there were a couple of standout new artists.

My favorite cut was "Storms And Hurricanes" by Animal Liberation Orchestra. It's all about the resilience of love.  Check it out.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Song of the Day: Other Shore

Check out "Other Shore", by The California Honeydrops.
This is such an upbeat song....despite the fact that it's about the occasion of the death of a loved one and considering the possibility of rejoining them in the afterlife.  If you're dealing with a grief experience, I expect you will find it to be uplifting.  

Friday, January 24, 2014

Song of the Day : The Race

If you need a little encouragement today, you should enjoy this song by The Steel Wheels.  The title is "The Race", which I would have named "It Must Be Run".

Friday, January 17, 2014

Song of the Day - T-Bone Shuffle

...and while we're looking at oldies...
Jesse Colin Young - founder of the 60's band 'The Youngbloods' - did this cover of the blues standard "T-Bone Shuffle".  His cover is very upbeat and wears well over time.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Song of the Day: Dance to the music

Maybe it's just me, but Sly & the Family Stone always seemed like they were having a good time -   Especially on this cut: "Dance to the Music".  Enjoy.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Song of the Day - I can't dance

Genesis' "I Can't Dance", 1992.  One of only 2 songs by them that I actually like.  Personally, I think that the chorus is very primal.  I like the way it uses the octave interval to ratchet up the emotional intensity.  But that's just me.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Song of the Day - 2014 Skinny Dippin

It's cold out today.

Here's a song to take the chill off by a rising country group whom I recently discovered.  Edens Edge, performing "Skinny Dippin" from their first album.

The group uses traditional instrumentation and country blues elements...but I find their approach to be pretty fresh.

Hope you like it.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Song of the Day - 2014 I'm Feeling Fine

"I'm Feeling Fine" by The Blackwoods, 1952.  This song is more than a little dated, but it still brings a smile.