Phil’s Faves: Albums, June 10, 2018


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:

https://whfr.fm/streamer/

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!

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The Ragbirds cross over “the threshold and the Hearth” to reach #1!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of June 10, 2018

1. The Threshold and The Hearth—The Ragbirds
2. Extralife—Darlingside
3. Play—The Scott Martin Band
4. I Dug It Up—Whit Hill
5. A World Unknown—Caleb Ford
6. Volume Two, Without Nothing, I’m You—Black Note Graffiti
7. Get It Going!—Billy W. Brandt and The Thing and Stuff Band
8. The Dustbowl Revival—The Dustbowl Revival
9. Living on Mars—Where’s Keith?
10.The Gap of Dreams—Altan [Hall of Fame]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, June 10, 2018

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: https://whfr.fm/streamer/

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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The “story” is, The Scott Martin Band stays on top for a second week!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of June 10, 2018

1. What’s Your Story?—The Scott Martin Band
2. Steak and Shake—Signal Flags
3. Cosmos—The Ragbirds
4. I Need a Whole Lotta Lovin’ to Satisfy Me—Thornetta Davis
5. The Valley—The Whiskey Charmers
6. Advaita Shuffle—The Fratellis
7. Hard Enough—DownTown Mystic
8. Wounded Bird—Ray Vaughn
9. Flowerin’—Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers
10.Call My Name—The Dustbowl Revival
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Dire Straits and Father’s Day on Wednesday Morning’s “Theme Attic,” 10AM-12 Noon EDT!!!

Wednesday morning’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 10AM-12 Noon EDT, will cover three subjects: songs about fathers and grandfathers, artists coming to town, and a whole lot of Dire Straits as I induct them into the “Theme Attic Hall of Fame!!!”

Pretty simple, right? Cool!

Songs by other artists on the show will include Judy Banker, Whit Hill, Jesse Xavier, Grant Maloy Smith, Jon Stickley Trio, Lilly MacPhee, Sloan Music, Dustbowl Revival, Matthew Sweet, Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke, Kenny Parker Band, Billy Brandt & Sarana VerLin, May Erlewine, Paul Peterson, Randy Cherkis, Michael Snyder-Barker (The Mighty Rhythm Bandits), and maybe more!!!

Tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special “dad doesn’t need to know about this Dire Straits link” : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use Tune In Player to stream it.

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Homeless Show on Monday Night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic,” 8PM-10PM ET!!!

There’s a whole spectrum of music out there covering every kind of emotion and situation. I usually prefer music that’s upbeat and positive. However, there are times during the year when I do get serious.

Monday night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10PM is one of those times. 89.3 WHFR.FM will feature an annual Homeless Marathon and I feel obligated to do my part by playing music that spotlights a serious plight since a good percentage of the country can find itself out on the street if they have enough bad brakes happen to them.

On the lighter side, there will be the weekly “Top 9 at 9:09” and this week it’s an album countdown as well as a couple of tunes by artists coming to town!

Songs by artists on the show will include Whit Hill, Darlingside, Caleb Ford, Guy Clark, The Ragbirds, Jere Stormer, Sloan Music, The Cranberries, Dustbowl Revival, Where’s Keith, Black Note Graffiti, Scott Martin BAND, Billy Brandt Music, Stevie Wonder, The Ettes, Happy Traum, Andy McKee (I have tickets for his Tuesday June 12th show at The Ark – Ann Arbor!) (Here’s the phone number so you’ll be ready: 313-845-9676, option #1), Martin Tourish (Happy Birthday!) and Luke Ward, Matthew Sweet, Stabby Robot, Shania Twain, and more!!!

Tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special homeless link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use Tune In Player to stream it.

Please share freely with your fans, friends, and families, but say something about yourself in the comments section when you repost it, so that everyone knows why you’re posting it!

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, June 3, 2018

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:

https://whfr.fm/streamer/

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!

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Darlingside gets an “extralife” as they stay on top for a second week!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of June 3, 2018

1. Extralife—Darlingside
2. The Threshold and The Hearth—The Ragbirds
3. A World Unknown—Caleb Ford
4. Play—The Scott Martin Band
5. Castles—Lissie
6. Clear Blue Sky—Joe Overton
7. I Dug It Up—Whit Hill
8. Volume Two: Without Nothing, I’m You—Black Note Graffiti
9. Get It Going!—Billy W. Brandt and The Thing and Stuff Band
10.The Gap of Dreams—Altan [Hall of Fame]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, June 3, 2018

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: https://whfr.fm/streamer/

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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The Scott Martin Band takes “your story” to #1!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of June 3, 2018

1. What’s Your Story?—The Scott Martin Band
2. Advaita Shuffle—The Fratellis
3. The Valley—The Whiskey Charmers
4. Steak and Shake—Signal Flags
5. Cosmos—The Ragbirds
6. Flowerin’—Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers
7. I Need a Whole Lotta Lovin’ to Satisfy Me—Thornetta Davis
8. Hard Enough—DownTown Mystic
9. Wounded Bird—Ray Vaughn
10.Broken Favorite Coffee Mug Blues—Mark Jewett
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The Cordial Sins, Paul Simon, and Graduations on Wednesday Morning’s “Theme Attic,” 10AM-12 Noon EDT!!!

It’s another over stuffed Wednesday morning “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 10AM-12Noon EDT!!!

This episode will include a few tunes about Graduation, (Congratulations to all graduates of all ages and schools!), musical acts coming to town, and a tribute to new inductee to the “Theme Attic Hall of Fame,” Paul Simon!

There will be ticket giveaways, too! (Here’s the phone number so you’ll be ready: 313-845-9676, option #1).

Songs by other artists on the show will include Paul Thorn (There will be tickets for his June 7th show at The Ark – Ann Arbor!), Sloan Music, Big Brother Smokes, Shady Groves (appearing at Ghost Light Hamtramck this Friday!), One song each from Futureman Records tribute albums “If It Feels Good, Do It: A Sloan Tribute” and “Altered Sweet: A Matthew Sweet Tribute” by The Well Wishers, and Arvidson&Butterflies, Baz Luhrmann, Andy McKee (There will be tickets for his June 12th show at The Ark – Ann Arbor!), MC5, The Empty Pockets and Al Stewart (There will be tickets for the June 10th show for these two artists at The Ark – Ann Arbor!), The Cordial Sins (including a live phone interview for their show this Friday at Ghost Light Hamtramck!), The Decemberists, Larkin Poe, Jemmi Hazeman & The Honey Riders (appearing at Ghost Light Hamtramck this Friday!), Matthew Sweet, Dustbowl Revival, and more!!!

I have absolutely no idea how I’m going to fit all of this in, so you might as well check out the show!

Tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special graduation/free tickets link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use Tune In Player to stream it.

Please share freely with your fans, friends, and families, but say something about yourself in the comments section when you repost it, so that everyone knows why you’re posting it!

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Kicks and More Roses on Monday Night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic” From 8PM-0PM EDT!!!

I have so much great music for Monday night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic,” 8PM-10PM EDT with Phil Maq that I might need another show! Oh yeah, I already have one of those!

Anyway, I want to feature songs by artists coming to town as well as revisiting “yellow roses” as a theme. Apparently, I’m also doing a small set of “kick” songs! So much to cover, so little time, and if it’s 9:09, you’ll hear my latest “Top 9!”

So join me as I play songs by Sloan Music (“Sloan 12” album cover in banner.), Animal Hours, Ray Vaughn, Scott Martin BAND, The Ragbirds, Phil Ajjarapu (Futureman Records Sloan Tribute Album cover, “If It Feels Good, Do It” in Banner), Shania Twain, Thornetta Davis, The Fratellis, Dustbowl Revival (Album cover for “The Dustbowl Reviival” in banner), The Decemberists, Al Stewart, Roy Rogers, HeartThe Cordial Sins, Paul Revere & The Raiders, MC5, Paul Thorn, The Rolling Stones, The Cars, The Whiskey Charmers, Signal Flags, DownTown Mystic, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Mitch Miller (huh?), Carl Bradychok & the Money Makers, and maybe more!!!

Here’s a bonus video from Shania’s latest album, “Now,” “Life’s About to Get Good!”:

Tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special floral link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use Tune In Player to stream it.

Please share freely with your fans, friends, and families, but say something about yourself in the comments section when you repost it, so that everyone knows why you’re posting it!

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, May 27, 2018

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:

https://whfr.fm/streamer/

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!

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Darlingside use “Extralife” to reach #1!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of May 27, 2018

1. Extralife—Darlingside
2. A World Unknown—Caleb Ford
3. Clear Blue Sky—Joe Overton
4. The Threshold and The Hearth—The Ragbirds
5. Play—The Scott Martin Band
6. Castles—Lissie
7. I Dug It Up—Whit Hill
8. Volume Two: Without Nothing, I’m You—Black Note Graffiti
9. Get It Going!—Billy W. Brandt and The Thing and Stuff Band
10. The Gap of Dreams—Altan [Hall of Fame]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, May 27, 2018

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: https://whfr.fm/streamer/

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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This week’s music list stays topsy turvy as “The Valley” remains on top!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of May 27, 2018

1. The Valley—The Whiskey Charmers
2. What’s Your Story?—The Scott Martin Band
3. Advaita Shuffle—The Fratellis
4. Broken Favorite Coffee Mug Blues—Mark Jewett
5. Flowerin’—Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers
6. Close to You—Vandenberg’s MoonKings
7. Steak and Shake—Signal Flags
8. Cosmos—The Ragbirds
9. God Complex—Blood Red Shoes
10.I Need a Whole Lotta Lovin’ to Satisfy Me—Thornetta Davis
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