New Year, New Music… 3 Months Late.

Happy new year folks.

Sorry I’m very late with this. Still battling the demons. And losing more than winning. But I give to you another show full of new music. So I hope you listen with open ears and an open heart. From rock to dance, there’s something for everyone. And that’s the great thing about music. Sit back, open a few beers, or whatever floats your battleship, and have fun.

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Break Into Your Heart – Iggy Pop

Sound And Vision – David Bowie

The Outlaw Josey Wales – Zella Day

City Lights – Wolfmother

A Womans Wisdom – Wild Nothing

Lead Me to the Water – Shake Shake Go

Ch-Ching – Chairlift

Green With Envy – Sea Pinks

Eat The Rich – Motörhead

What Happened To Us? – Hoobastank

Dancing On Glass – St. Lucia

Forgiveness – Editors

Make Me A Believer (feat. Mac Powell) – Andy Mineo

Best in Me – Chris Trapper

Love Type Thing – Tegan And Sara

Walk With The Noise – IAMX

The Switch – DMA’s

Take My Heart – La Sera

I’ve Got Love On My Mind – Natalie Cole

 

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Podcast #37 All That and a bag of Slop..

Ok folks. I’m back. Did you miss me?

I’ve returned with a new set list of tunes that will hopefully heal the ears from the crap they had to listen to during the week. As usual I will ramble. But they’ll be short ramblings this time.

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Here it is…

Procession – New Order

Runaway – Pink

Cool under Heat – The Clash

Anaheim – Beebs and Her Money Makers

Bad Dreams – Phantogram

Hostage – Sia

Light Years Away (feat. DBX) – Tiësto

2 Is 8 – Lone

She’s Playing Hard to Get – Hi-Five

Celebrate – Empire of the Sun

Spooky – Dusty Springfield

Closer – FKA twigs

Not In Vain – Alex Clare

Brill Bruisers – The New Pornographers

Scandinavia – Morrissey

Like a Machine – Thousand Foot Krutch

Last Train Coming – Maylene & the Sons Of Disaster

50,000 Watts -Rosanne Cash

Enjoy!!

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Podcast #36. One mix under a groove.

Welcome to another round of randomness my fellow earbuds. It’s a cosmic slop mix as usual but I hope you enjoy it. There were a few I even forgot about until I was searching through potential songs to play. Anyhooters, sit back, open a cold one, drink a warm one – whatever floats your battleship – and enjoy it.

 

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Ready For It – RAC

Never Say Never – Radio Edit – Basement Jaxx

Boom Clap – Charli XCX

Cruel Sexuality – La Roux

I Believe – Bright Light Bright Light

At Home (Disclosure Remix) – Crystal Fighters

Paranoid Bait – White Fence

Wild Heart – Bleachers

Schemers – SKATERS

To Us All – Eno • Hyde

Sunstroke – La LuzIt’s Alive

Take Me – Paloma Faith

Shapeless – Wild Cub

You’re the One – Chrissie Hynde

What Doesn’t Kill You – Jake Bugg

Kids In NY – The Julie Ruin

Carry On (Live) – fun.

Talking In Your Sleep – The Romantics

 

 

 

 

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Podcast #5 for 2014. Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy …

As I battle this thing called major depression, it’s getting a bit harder for me to do this podcast. But I’m continuing to do it. I’m always hoping music will make me feel a bit better. And this list of folks does make life a bit more bearable. So I thought, as usual, I’d share with the crowd. It’s a lot of bouncy, dance-y, off the wall stuff folks. Usually I like to put together a mixture, but this time I found myself, for the sake of staying sane and stable, drawn to dance tunes or thought provoking tunes. You have been warned. So as I take another pill for the night, sit back, and relax. Thanks for listening.

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Meeker Warm Energy – Lone

Nothing Can Compare – Abi Ryan

Buffalo – Alt-J featuring Mountain Man

Appreciate Me [Trip To Paradise Mix] – Amuka

Mother & Father – BROODS

Until It’s Gone – Linkin Park

Overthinking – Ryan Hemsworth

Pulsing (Feat. Nina K) – Tomas Barfod

Gone And Found – Mø

Artifice – SOHN

Drive – Those Darlins

Page One – Charlatans UK

Crazy Fool – Girls Aloud

Spectre – Tycho

In the Summer (Brookes Brothers Remix) – Crystal Fighters

What Are You Waiting For? – Paradise Fears

Over Your Shoulder – Chromeo

The Passenger – Alison Mosshart & The Forest Rangers

That’s a wrap folks … for now anyway..

 

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PS – Sorry this is late, but happy pride to all my gay, bi, and transgendered buds. Rock on.

Podcast #34. For Those Who Care to Listen..

Welcome kids,

Here’s another one for the record books. Hope you likey. Sorry I didn’t get to a podcast last month. I explain why in the show. It’s finally nice outside. So I thought I’d play some upbeat stuff for a change. And loud. Why? Because something has to keep you awake while you do mind numbing work at a cubicle. Or a desk. Or in a study hall. Or a library.

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Love Never Felt So Good -Michael Jackson

Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea) – Ariana Grande

Bodylifting – Spring Offensive

Jealous (I Ain’t With It) – Chromeo

Parked Outside – The Afghan Whigs

Demon Stuck in Your Eye – Le Butcherettes

Fever – The Black Keys

Underworld – Brody Dalle

Take It Off – Sleeper Agent

Seasons of the Wire – Deleted Scenes

Start Again – Blake Lewis

Empire – Shakira

Need To Be – Memphis May Fire

I Want It All – Arctic Monkeys

Food For Soul – Mr Day

In A Feeling Like This – Blouse

Summer of Love – La Sera

Magic – Coldplay

 

 

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Top 20 Songs You Might Have Missed for 2013.

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It is so incredibly hard to pick 20 songs in the pop world. But to pick 20 songs from lesser known albums is even harder. This was a great year for a lot of indie acts, a few comebacks, and everything in between. I thought I’d share with you all some of my favorite songs from albums that were very great, but kind of overlooked. Why? I don’t know. They just slipped through the cracks. But take a gander at these. Next up: Top 25 Albums of the Year. I had to up it. There was no way I could just restrict it to 20.  But for now, enjoy.

 

1. Janelle Monáe – Electric Lady (Feat. Solange)

https://soundcloud.com/atlanticrecords/janelle-mon-e-the-electric

This lady was everywhere this year, most notably as the recent Billboard Women in Music Awards this month in NY. Yet she’s not a household name – YET. She’s a Cover Girl, yet people still don’t know who she is. She’s fierce, she stays true to who she is, and she can rock it like the best of them. This title track is a standout.

 

2. Rudimental – Home

This song blew me away. The band Rudimental is definitely one to look out for in 2014. They’re a mix of drum and bass, electronic, and dance, but once you throw in a great vocalist all bets are off. Loved the words to this song as well. I think everyone can relate. Listen. And enjoy.

 

3. Aloe Blacc – Love is the Answer

https://soundcloud.com/arwindgajadien/aloe-blacc-feat-pharrell

I’ve been a fan of his for a few years. And while he’s probably known more for Don’t Wake Me Up, his song with Avicii, this song, in today’s age, is much more relevant. It almost makes me believe in love. Love is supposed to be powerful. So listen up and take heed.

 

4. Luscious Jackson – #1 Bum

As noted in my previous blog post, this is the year of Luscious. They return after many years with an album called Magic Hour, which brings to the forefront the sound Luscious was known for: dance, r&b, with a hip hop feel. Welcome back ladies. You’ve been missed.

 

5. Laura Mvula – That’s Alright

https://soundcloud.com/lauramvula/laura-mvula-thats-alright

This self affirming track should be heard by women of all races and ages everywhere. She’s fine with not fitting the norm. She’s fine that she thinks outside the box. She’s alright with herself. And at the end of the day, the only one you have to please is yourself. More of society should realize this. The end.

 

6. Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does this Door Go?

Confusion, isolation, curiosity, loveless. All of these are on the mind of a man who wants to see what’s on the other side of life. He doesn’t want to feel lost and alone anymore. Mayer has come a long way over the years, but this song is a killer retro track that makes me wish I grew up in the 70s genre it was aiming for. Congrats Mayer.

 

7. Boy George – King of Everything

The soul is still there. The voice is a little battered, but still beautiful. Boy George returned this year with a very heartfelt song about his mark left in the world and will he be able to make it again despite the self destruction. It’s wonderful, just like Mr. O’Dowd.

 

8. Creep – Call Her (Feat. Tricky and Alejandra De La Deheza)

It’s haunting, hypnotic, sparse, and just plain eerie. Mama likey.

 

9. The Stepkids – The Lottery

I first saw these guys in 2001 in DC. They are truly a mix of old school 70s r&b, pop, and dance. I would love to see them tour with Luscious Jackson. It’s like if Prince made a song with DJ Premier and Chicago. THAT’S what you get with them.

 

10. Jhené Aiko – The Worst

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This sounds like a throwback to the 90s, a decade, which I’ve always treasured :-). It’s a minimalist beat, and she delivers the song like it’s more of a conversation than an actual song. Got to love that. She sings like she’s trying to convince herself that the relationship is worth it (I don’t need you, I don’t mean to, but I love you repeated over and over again), but we all know, deep down, it’s not. Nice Jay-Z reference too.

 

11. Alice Smith – She

One of the loudest voices this year, Alice delivers. Strong. This song from her cd of the same name slaps you with a “you should know better” attitude in regards that she is the only one with the power. The power to do what? Anything she wants.

 

12. Claire and the Bangin’ Rackettes – Love Letter

Look me in my face and tell me this Australian band doesn’t deliver? A mix of 60s r&b with that snarl that no one can deny. If you dug Amy Winehouse or Mark Ronson’s work, you’ll love this. Also if you like the Alabama Shakes, Claire is right up your alley. It’s fantastic. Claire also thinks everything can be solved in a love letter. If love was just that easy…

 

13. Arctic Monkeys – One for the Road

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This was on constant repeat. It sounds like a cross between The Black Keys meets Dr. Dre and Mike Elizondo. Truly perfect. Alex and the boys returned with one of the most intriguing albums this year because they managed to perfectly combine rock music with dance and rhythm without losing any edge whatsoever.

 

14. Boards of Canada – Sick Times

One of my favorite electronic albums of the year, BOC’s Sick Times is just stellar. It hits home and takes your mind away from whatever might be plaguing you. And it’s great headphone music.

 

15. Gold Fields – You’re Still Gone

This song definitely has an 80s flare that has been popping up in artists’ work over the past say ten years. Lyrically there really isn’t anything new – he pines for someone who is out of his life for good. But beatwise, it’s heaven. Sometimes that’s all you need.

 

16. Twenty One Pilots – Guns for Hands

A plea for people to put the guns down and work things out civilly. Imagine that. Stop resorting to violence. Our hands are the guns with the safety off just shooting at everything the MOMENT we disagree with someone. I love this song.

 

17. Laura Stevenson – Journey to the Center of the Earth

There is something about an acoustic guitar and a simple vocal that can go the distance. No over the top drum machines or mixing. Just a mic, a guitar and a voice.

 

18. The Civil Wars – The One that Got Away

Truly one of my favorites of 2013. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. You have to listen to truly appreciate it. Words don’t do it justice.

 

19. Destiny’s Child – Nuclear

Before Beyonce’ decided to drop an unannounced album, she, Michelle Williams, and Kelly Rowland collaborated on this new track for a greatest hits slow song record. The beat is stellar and works extremely well with the flow of their harmonies. Brilliant. And beautiful.

 

20. Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)

God bless Hot Since 82 for making this a true dance banger. Keeps the heart racing and puts a smile on my face. Nice way to wrap up  2013. And after all, how many of us really walk around like we’re bigger than Prince? Not Many. Shake it.

 

That’s it for now earbuddies. Of course there a lot of songs I omitted. I just kept the ones that got many plays on the pod. Stay tuned for more, if you know what’s good for you.

 

 

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