Phil’s Faves: Albums, September 18, 2016

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

They may also turn up on my “Theme Attic Show,” (Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET)

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq! www.facebook.com/phil.maq

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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 18, 2016

1. Good Times!—The Monkees
2. Radio—Ian McFeron
3. Are We There Yet?—The Turnback
4. Highly Irregular—Whistler’s Father
5. Lollipop Motel—Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam
6. American—Magic Kramer
7. A Decade in the Shadows—These Curious Thoughts
8. If a Tree Falls—Building Birds
9. Heal My Soul—Jeff Healey
10.California Nights—Best Coast
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, September 18, 2016

This is a weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best songs that I listened to the previous week. Most songs will be current, but there are no boundaries. I’ve already stated on this web site that I am obsessed with music. I am constantly hunting it down whether it’s online, on CD, from my personal collection, from a library (Yes, I think the library is a great source of music–especially for music that you aren’t sure about.), TV, or radio. Since most of these sources mostly emphasize new music, the odds are pretty good that most of the songs on this list will be new. But in my search, I don’t use any boundaries for the other sources. I am just looking for good music that I haven’t heard, or happened to forget about. Everyone, including myself, has forgotten way more great music than they can ever remember-even if they are also music fanatics.
Also, there will be no rules concerning songs on this list. A song can show up or drop off a number of times. This will be the most volatile of my lists. It all depends on how much music I am exposed to during the week and what I find interesting. On really obscure stuff, I will try to include the source, if I know it.
Most of the songs heard on this list have been played on my radio shows, “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show” on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq! www.facebook.com/phil.maq

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Top Ten Songs for the Week of September 18, 2016

1. Higher Mountains—Emmylou Harris [Hall of Fame] and Rodney Crowell
2. Sweet Angel (Video Version)/Sweet Angel (Studio Version)—Magic Kramer
3. Southern Side Of Me—Whistler’s Father
4. Crazy Love—Wendy Webb
5. Stone Tree Fairy—Dylan McDonald and The Avians
6. Five Days a Week—The Turnback
7. Blue Midnight—Oak City Roots
8. Looking for the Blues—Bob Malone
9. Green Eyes—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons
10.Young Girls—Pins QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, September 11, 2016

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

They may also turn up on my “Theme Attic Show,” (Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET)

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq! www.facebook.com/phil.maq

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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 11, 2016

1. Highly Irregular—Whistler’s Father
2. Good Times!—The Monkees
3. Radio—Ian McFeron
4. If a Tree Falls—Building Birds
5. American—Magic Kramer
6. Lollipop Motel—Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam
7. Are We There Yet?—The Turnback
8. A Decade in the Shadows—These Curious Thoughts
9. California Nights—Best Coast
10.Heal My Soul—Jeff Healey
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, September 11, 2016

is is a weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best songs that I listened to the previous week. Most songs will be current, but there are no boundaries. I’ve already stated on this web site that I am obsessed with music. I am constantly hunting it down whether it’s online, on CD, from my personal collection, from a library (Yes, I think the library is a great source of music–especially for music that you aren’t sure about.), TV, or radio. Since most of these sources mostly emphasize new music, the odds are pretty good that most of the songs on this list will be new. But in my search, I don’t use any boundaries for the other sources. I am just looking for good music that I haven’t heard, or happened to forget about. Everyone, including myself, has forgotten way more great music than they can ever remember-even if they are also music fanatics.
Also, there will be no rules concerning songs on this list. A song can show up or drop off a number of times. This will be the most volatile of my lists. It all depends on how much music I am exposed to during the week and what I find interesting. On really obscure stuff, I will try to include the source, if I know it.
Most of the songs heard on this list have been played on my radio shows, “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show” on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq! www.facebook.com/phil.maq

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Top Ten Songs for the Week of September 11, 2016

1. Crazy Love—Wendy Webb
2. Higher Mountains—Emmylou Harris [Hall of Fame] and Rodney Crowell
3. Sweet Angel (Video Version)—Magic Kramer
4. Green Eyes—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons
5. Southern Side Of Me—Whistler’s Father
6. Stone Tree Fairy—Dylan McDonald and The Avians
7. Five Days a Week—The Turnback
8. Blue Midnight—Oak City Roots
9. Looking for the Blues—Bob Malone
10.Shine On—Building Birds QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ
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Pre Show Fun: Whistler’s Father’s “The Southern Side of Me”!!!

I’ve been featuring a track called “The Southern Side” off of “Highly Irregular”–a cool Americana album with clever lyrics, by the band, Whistler’s Father! I had no idea there was a video of the song. It’s an autobiographical journey that’s worth checking out:

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, September 4, 2016

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

They may also turn up on my “Theme Attic Show,” (Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET)

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq! www.facebook.com/phil.maq

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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 4, 2016

1. If a Tree Falls—Building Birds
2. American—Magic Kramer
3. Good Times!—The Monkees
4. Highly Irregular—Whistler’s Father
5. Radio—Ian McFeron
6. The Black Sky Sequined—Colorway
7. Lollipop Motel—Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam
8. Are We There Yet?—The Turnback
9. A Decade in the Shadows—These Curious Thoughts
10.California Nights—Best Coast
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, September 4, 2016

This is a weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best songs that I listened to the previous week. Most songs will be current, but there are no boundaries. I’ve already stated on this web site that I am obsessed with music. I am constantly hunting it down whether it’s online, on CD, from my personal collection, from a library (Yes, I think the library is a great source of music–especially for music that you aren’t sure about.), TV, or radio. Since most of these sources mostly emphasize new music, the odds are pretty good that most of the songs on this list will be new. But in my search, I don’t use any boundaries for the other sources. I am just looking for good music that I haven’t heard, or happened to forget about. Everyone, including myself, has forgotten way more great music than they can ever remember-even if they are also music fanatics.
Also, there will be no rules concerning songs on this list. A song can show up or drop off a number of times. This will be the most volatile of my lists. It all depends on how much music I am exposed to during the week and what I find interesting. On really obscure stuff, I will try to include the source, if I know it.
Most of the songs heard on this list have been played on my radio shows, “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show” on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq! www.facebook.com/phil.maq

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Top Ten Songs for the Week of September 4, 2016

1. Higher Mountains—Emmylou Harris [Hall of Fame] and Rodney Crowell
2. Crazy Love—Wendy Webb
3. Shine On—Building Birds
4. Happy Birthday, Major Tom!—Nervous Germans
5. She Makes Me Laugh—The Monkees
6. Sweet Angel (Video Version)—Magic Kramer
7. Green Eyes—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons
8. Southern Side Of Me—Whistler’s Father
9. Stone Tree Fairy—Dylan McDonald and The Avians
10.Swing That Thing—Luke Winslow-King QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, August 28, 2016

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

They may also turn up on my “Theme Attic Show,” (Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET)

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq! www.facebook.com/phil.maq

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Top 10 Albums for the Week of August 28, 2016

1. American—Magic Kramer
2. If a Tree Falls—Building Birds
3. The Black Sky Sequined—Colorway
4. Good Times!—The Monkees
5. Highly Irregular—Whistler’s Father
6. Radio—Ian McFeron
7. Are We There Yet?—The Turnback
8. Lollipop Motel—Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam
9. Fueled By Dreams of the Future—Dylan McDonald and The Avians
10.California Nights—Best Coast
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, August 28, 2016

This is a weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best songs that I listened to the previous week. Most songs will be current, but there are no boundaries. I’ve already stated on this web site that I am obsessed with music. I am constantly hunting it down whether it’s online, on CD, from my personal collection, from a library (Yes, I think the library is a great source of music–especially for music that you aren’t sure about.), TV, or radio. Since most of these sources mostly emphasize new music, the odds are pretty good that most of the songs on this list will be new. But in my search, I don’t use any boundaries for the other sources. I am just looking for good music that I haven’t heard, or happened to forget about. Everyone, including myself, has forgotten way more great music than they can ever remember-even if they are also music fanatics.
Also, there will be no rules concerning songs on this list. A song can show up or drop off a number of times. This will be the most volatile of my lists. It all depends on how much music I am exposed to during the week and what I find interesting. On really obscure stuff, I will try to include the source, if I know it.
Most of the songs heard on this list have been played on my radio shows, “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show” on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq! www.facebook.com/phil.maq

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Top Ten Songs for the Week of August 28, 2016

1. Happy Birthday, Major Tom!—Nervous Germans
2. Shine On—Building Birds
3. She Makes Me Laugh—The Monkees
4. Swing That Thing—Luke Winslow-King
5. Higher Mountains—Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
6. Crazy Love—Wendy Webb
7. Sweet Angel (Video Version)—Magic Kramer
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8. Green Eyes—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons
9. Southern Side Of Me—Whistler’s Father
10.Unrequited Consequence of Love—Bonnie Raitt QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ
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Pre Show Fun: Magic Kramer’s “Sweet Angel”!!!

I’ve been playing songs from the album “American” by singer/songwriter/guitarist Magic Kramer since the beginning of the year on both of my shows, “Prime Time Theme Attic” on Mondays from 8PM-10PM ET, and “Theme Attic” on Wednesdays from 10AM-12 Noon ET.

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It has consistently been hovering in either the top slot or close to it for the past two months. The album features creative wordplay, and songs stuffed full of hooks. It is a roots treasure trove of catchy country/rock/blues tunes!

One song, “Sweet Angel” both opens and closes the album with different arrangements. The first version is a laid back one that would sound right at home on any honky tonk jukebox.

The album closer is a gospel arrangement more appropriate to it’s song title. There is an angelic choir that swells in harmony until the spell is broken by those “saddest words of all: LAST CALL” (spoken).

Either version is just great as is, but it’s fun to compare them side by side!

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