Phil’s Faves: Songs, August 9, 2020

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 show, Prime Time Theme Attic,” currently on hiatus. (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET)

(Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu)

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 mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link for the complete history of all the Fave Songs:

https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs/

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 land their third straight #1 Faves song!!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of August 9, 2020

1. Bottomless Heart—The Ragbirds (The Threshold and the Hearth)
2. Same Old 45Sarah Borgesand The Broken Singles (Silver City)
3. Smartphone—The Bayonets (Crash Boom Bang!)
4. What You’re Made OfDavy Knowles (Three Miles From Avalon)
5. You and Me and the Sun—Annie Fitzgerald (You and Me and the Sun)
6. You Better StopWill Ludford (Addicted)
7. Just One Clue—Mark Jewett (Love Has No Heart of Its Own)
8. Leave Me Here—The Liquid Scene (Revolutions)
9. Hurt’s All Gone—Samantha Fish (Chills and Fever)
10.Bluestring—Mick Clarke (Diggin’ Down)
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, August 2, 2020

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,” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

(Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu)) on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

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.

Here’s the link to the complete list of Fave Albums: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums/

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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“Echoes” reverberates at #1 for a second week!!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of August 2, 2020

1. Echoes: Remembering the Music of Tom Petty—Various Artists
2. Steady Heart—Vicky Emerson
3. Time Hasn’t Changed You—Altameda
4. In Time—Rochelle Clark
5. Here to This—Downriver Dan
6. How It All Goes Down—The Show Ponies
7. Lost on the Range—The Whiskey Charmers
8. Earn Every Scar—The Steve Taylor 3
9. X—Rays of the Imagination—These Curious Thoughts
10.Wildwood—Katie Dahl
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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “Bluestring” by Mick Clark!!!

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

Please share the post to help spread the word!

Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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How ’bout  starting you weekend with some Friday Music Fun?

British Blues guitarist Mick Clarke has been playing legendary music with living legends for over five decades!

Freddie King himself selected his band to tour with him when he toured England–a high compliment indeed!

I’ve been playing Mick for as long as I’ve been at the station.

If I ever get around to checking total winners of my Philby Awards, he will either be at the top or close to it!

Every summer needs a hot instrumental for its soundtrack.

Today’s song is my pick for this year’s!

It’s a track from Clarke’s Diggin’ Down album called “Bluestring!”

His albums always feature great instrumentals, and this one has a nice “Green Onions” type groove that makes the listener want to snap their fingers!

And he plays all the instruments himself!

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day is “Bluestring” by Mick Clarke!!!

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Phil’s Faves: Songs, August 2, 2020

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 show, Prime Time Theme Attic,” currently on hiatus. (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET)

(Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu)

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 mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link for the complete history of all the Fave Songs:

https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs/

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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“Same Old 45” and Sarah Borges goes for a second week at the top!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of August 2, 2020

1. Same Old 45—Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles (Silver City)
2. Bottomless Heart—The Ragbirds (The Threshold and the Hearth)
3. Smartphone—The Bayonets (Crash Boom Bang!)
4. Leave Me Here—The Liquid Scene (Revolutions)
5. What You’re Made OfDavy Knowles (Three Miles From Avalon)
6. You and Me and the Sun—Annie Fitzgerald (You and Me and the Sun)
7. You Better Stop—Will Ludford (Addicted)
8. Just One Clue—Mark Jewett (Love Has No Heart of Its Own)
9. Poor Old Me—Annie and Rod Capps (When They Fall)
10.Hard Times in the Land of Plenty—Kenny Parker (Hellfire)
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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “Full Moon Ache” by Nick Moss!!!

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

Please share the post to help spread the word!

Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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The moon looked beautiful last night!

Hopefully, tonight’s full moon will be visible, too!

Folklore says that the moon affects people in various ways, and some statistics back that up.

Nick Moss Band with Dennis Gruenling on harp, released a solid new album toward the end of last year called, “Lucky Guy!”

Nick, a whiz on guitar, and the rest of the band, can deliver that Chicago blues like it’s meant to be served up!

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day is “Full Moon Ache” by Nick Moss Band!!!

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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “Drive” by Kat Perkins!!!

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

Please share the post to help spread the word!

Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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How about some Friday music fun?

Some songs just don’t need an explanation.

For those, you just get out of the way.

“Drive” by Kat Perkins is a four-on-the-floor 4×4 flat out rocker!

Pounding drums anchor the sound!

Love the “whoa-ohs!”

You let Kat take the wheel, strap the seatbelts on, roll down the windows, and let her take you for a “Drive” when that light turns green!

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day is “Drive” by Kat Perkins!!!

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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “Cars Hiss By My Window” by The Doors!!!

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

Please share the post to help spread the word!

Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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I’m trying to fit in all of my favorite summer songs before it ends!

For a short span of time, probably longer than The Who, The Doors [Hall of Fame] were my favorite artists, ahead of The Beatles! [Hall of Fame]

“L.A. Woman” was a major reason for that!

The album sounded like it was mixed better than any album I owned at the time!

Back then–I don’t know if it’s any different now, the pressing of the album was better if it was the first press off the master. I figured I must have gotten one of those!

Besides the well known songs on “L.A. Woman,”  as usual, I always liked some of the “lesser” songs more!

Today’s selection is a song that I bonded with years ago on a hot summer day.

I was home by myself killing some time listening to “L.A. Woman.” 

To be truthful, I initially never cared for “Cars Hiss By My Window.”

The Doors had always embraced the blues, but it had always been disguised as a rock song.

There was no separation from the blues on this one.

This was a slow walking blues including a John Lee Hooker like keeping time tapping foot!

Muted instruments including brushes on the drums, it was astonishing in its simplicity!

I remember the front kitchen window was open and the drapes were dancing softly in the sweltering breeze. I was lying down and listening to the music on the sofa.

The mood felt just like the song!

The blues. Raw. Just like it was intended.

I almost jumped out of my skin when I first heard Jim Morrison do that vocal impromptu guitar solo!

Here’s a shout out to a lesser known Doors song!

And I always think of it on a slow, hot, sunny afternoon!

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day is “Cars Hiss By My Window” by The Doors!!!

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, July 26, 2020

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,” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

(Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu)) on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

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.

Here’s the link to the complete list of Fave Albums: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums/

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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Echoes of Tom Petty are remembered as this week’s #1 Faves Album!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of July 26, 2020

1. Echoes: Remembering the Music of Tom Petty—Various Artists
2. Steady Heart—Vicky Emerson
3. Here to This—Downriver Dan
4. Time Hasn’t Changed You—Altameda
5. Lost on the Range—The Whiskey Charmers
6. So Many Stars—Friction Farm
7. Waitin’ for the Sun—Rusty Young
8. In Time—Rochelle Clark
9. How It All Goes Down—The Show Ponies
10.Earn Every Scar—The Steve Taylor 3
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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “Flying High” by Desert Dragon!!!

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

Please share the post to help spread the word!

Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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Normally I do an annual “Bugapalooza Show” where I feature songs about insects.

Since I probably won’t get the chance to do one this year, I will occasionally select a song that I might play.

Today’s selection is a nice prog song by Desert Dragon from a self titled album.

I’ve had “Flying High” produced by Rush co-producer James “Jimbo” Barton on my player for a number of years.

I like the way the band translates flying “like a dragonfly” into music!

“Flying High” has a nice melody that feels light and airy!

I also really like when the drums kick in on the break near the end!

Nice fantasy guitars with great vocals!

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “Flying High” by Desert Dragon!!!

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Phil’s Faves: Songs, July 26, 2020

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 show, Prime Time Theme Attic,” currently on hiatus. (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET)

(Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu)

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 mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link for the complete history of all the Fave Songs:

https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs/

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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Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles’ third #1 Faves Song is NOT the “Same Old 45”!!! (Just the title!)
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of July 26, 2020

1. Same Old 45—Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles (Silver City)
2. Leave Me Here—The Liquid Scene (Revolutions)
3. Bottomless Heart—The Ragbirds (The Threshold and the Hearth)
4. Smartphone—The Bayonets (Crash Boom Bang!)
5. Upbeat—Deane Nesbitt, Jr. (Soundtracks in the Sand)
6. Secret RecipeJoe Kidd and Sheila Burke (Everybody Has a Purpose)
7. Poor Old Me—Annie and Rod Capps (When They Fall)
8. What You’re Made Of—Davy Knowles (Three Miles From Avalon)
9. Hard Times in the Land of Plenty—Kenny Parker (Hellfire)
10.You and Me and the Sun—Annie Fitzgerald (You and Me and the Sun)
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