Phil’s Faves: Albums, October 14, 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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Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin keep the “listening party” going at #1 for a second week!!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of October 14, 2018

1. Are You Listening?—Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin
2. Champion—Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line
3. Buddha Pesto Manifesto—Dave Caruso
4. The Wrong Side of Right—Tosha Owens
5. Bark’s Wagon Tales—Michael Snyder—Barker
6. Storm Queen—Katherine Moller
7. Detroit 2 Nashville—Stillwell (Jesse Xavier)
8. Formaldehyde, Tobacco, and Tulips—Jason Hawk Harris
9. Crash Boom Bang!—The Bayonets
10.Hey Kid!—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, October 14, 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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Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons score their second #1 Phil’s Faves Song with a “Hurricane!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of October 14, 2018

    1. Hurricane—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons
    2. Frankenstein—Deni Bonet
    3. Bad Habit—Best Behavior
    4. Humbucker—Katy Guillen and The Girls
    5. Last Time in Love—Love Axe and Andy Freeman
    6. Separation—Eric Gnezda
    7. Far From—Olivia Millerschin
    8. Evil Perfume—Dylan McDonald and The Avians
    9. I’ll Just Say It—Tosha Owens
    10.KW—The Accidentals
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It’s Our Annual Suitest Day Show on “Theme Attic, Wednesday Morning, 10AM-12PM EDT!!!

It’s the annual “Suitest Day Show” on Wednesday morning’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 10AM-12PM EDT!!!

Songs will either be “long” in time (suite) or “sweet” in honor of Sweetest Day this Saturday!

I will have a set of lengthy tunes by artists playing in the area in the next few weeks: Dustbowl Revival, The Brother Brothers, Maria Muldaur, and Jen Sygit.

Songs by other artists should include These Curious Thoughts, Territorial Chant (Album cover for “Territorial Chant 6” in the upper right corner of banner), Prismatic (Michael on Fire), Deane Nesbitt Jr, Cornell Kinderknecht Music, The Fratellis, The Donkeys, Adrianne Serna Music, John Miles (album cover for “Zaragon” in the lower right corner of banner.) Auto-Pilot (Album cover for “The Atlantic Machine” on the left side of banner. Auto-Pilot read my 2018 Philby post on Sunday and have a song on today’s show!), Jo Philby, Cash Box Kings, Nora Jane Struthers and Joe Overton, and more!!!

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

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Monday Night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic” Will Leave You Breathless, 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

I kinda like that out of breath guy in the corner. It reminds me of me!
I used him for summer’s last gasp and decided to carry him over since the Detroit Free Press Marathon is this weekend and do some songs about running and, therefore, some “breathless” songs!
There will also be a new “Top 9 at 9:09” of Phil’s Faves “Songs” on Monday night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10PM EDT!!!
Come on along for the ride and tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special out of breath link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use Tune In Player or RadioFM to stream it.

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2018 Philbys: Last Call or First Submission!!!

The Philby Award

I have had my Philby logo sitting as a draft on my website since the first week of July. I meant to do more Philby posts to try to get the word out earlier and more often.

But time and life in general had other ideas, and that never materialized.

I can’t believe it’s already mid October!

But on the Philby calendar, October is December, sort of!

There are only a couple more months to go before I start making decisions as to what will be on this year’s Philbys lists! I already have about six hundred potential candidates out of the thousands that I have already checked out this year. So, my dance card’s pretty full. But, I don’t mind it being fuller.

I am accepting entries for Philby consideration!

Usually, I just bounce around serendipitously listening to albums that I run across, either at the station or what I encounter from exploration. I know I miss things, and I can’t possibly listen to them all. It’s impossible. However, I think I still have the physical capacity to listen to even more and I have up to this point compared to last year.

So, if you’ve made some music dating back as far as 2015, I will accept that music for consideration. When it comes to independent self-released projects, an artist may not know how to get their product marketed or recognized. It may take a couple of years to figure that part of it out.

If you have something older than 2015, send that, too, but identify the release date. I’m always looking for GREAT music.

For the Philbys, I’m looking for full albums, however, if you only have a good single, send me that, too. Don’t forget that I also have a Philby Hot Songs list. But don’t send me an incomplete album.

Don’t edit for me.

I hate that, and I would probably disqualify the selection.

Don’t send me links to listen to music. That’s not how I listen to music and I probably won’t listen if you send me a link to stream it. Either send me the album to download or request my mailing address for a physical copy.

More than likely, if your music came out later than May, it may not show up on the 2018 list. It’s not impossible, but I’m just being honest. I like to have music on my lists that I’ve been playing all year and not knock one thing off my list for something that I haven’t played. I hate it that many year-end lists by music magazines or other sources will often include several selections that were released in late November and early December. How convenient for those artists. An album is a piece of art that has to survive several listens to see if it should qualify as viable.

I will accept any genre of music. I like a variety of styles, even on the same album!

At the least, your music will either be your last chance for this year’s Philby lists, or a first call for next year’s.

Regardless, please e-mail your mp3, and please make sure it is an mp3 only, to phil@philmaq.com.

If you want a physical address or have other questions, please e-mail me at the same address. Because selections will be considered for more than a single year, there isn’t an expiration date at the present.

If you want someone who will actually listen to your music, I am that person.

If you want some recognition for working hard and baring your soul, that might be me, too. I can’t make any promises, but I will listen to your music.

If you are reading this and are not a musician but know someone who is, please forward this to them.

Good luck to all who participate!
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I do two radio shows every week: “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET, which includes a weekly countdown of my favorite albums or songs on an alternating basis!

Here’s a link to listen if you want to hear what I do:

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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Phil’s Faves: Albums, October 7, 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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Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin ask, “Are You Listening?” to their #1 album!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of October 7, 2018

1. Are You Listening?—Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin
2. Formaldehyde, Tobacco, and Tulips—Jason Hawk Harris
3. Champion—Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line
4. Crash Boom Bang!—The Bayonets
5. Buddha Pesto Manifesto—Dave Caruso
6. The Wrong Side of Right—Tosha Owens
7. Bark’s Wagon Tales—Michael Snyder—Barker
8. Detroit 2 Nashville—Stillwell (Jesse Xavier)
9. Storm Queen—Katherine Moller
10.Hey Kid!—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, October 7, 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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Love Axe and Andy Freeman are first time #1 with “Last Time!”
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of October 7, 2018

1. Last Time in Love—Love Axe and Andy Freeman
2. Frankenstein—Deni Bonet
3. Hurricane—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons
4. KW—The Accidentals
5. Humbucker—Katy Guillen and The Girls
6. Too Big to Fail—Ed Dupas
7. Bad Habit—Best Behavior
8. As With All Things—John Barron
9. Let It Go—Kate Jablonski
10.Separation—Eric Gnezda
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Summer’s Last Gasp and an Elton John Tribute on Wednesday Morning’s “Theme Attic,” 10AM-12PM EDT!!!

As I type this preview, my air conditioning is switching off and on and it’s set at 75. Yesterday, the high temperature in Detroit hit 86 degrees. If I can remember as far back as Sunday, this should be the fourth day in a row for 80 degrees or higher. Well, tomorrow, the bottom drops out and we’ll be lucky if it touches 60 degrees.

Therefore, I’m calling this stretch: “Summer’s Last Gasp!”

That will be part of the topic on Wednesday morning’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 10AM-12PM EDT!

There will also be a “Theme Attic Hall of Fame” induction for Elton John who will be in town this Friday! He will definitely be receiving the “Theme Attic” treatment!

Songs by other artists on the show will include Rick Nelson, The Deadmen, Annie & Rod Capps, @Laura Rain and the Caesars, Judith Owen, Dustbowl Revival, Royal Wood, California Guitar Trio, The Ragbirds, The Everly Brothers, Lulu, and many more!!!

Come on along for the ride and tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special reggie link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use Tune In Player or RadioFM 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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Happy Indigenous Peoples Day and Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday Night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic,” 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

Monday is a Holiday on both sides of the Detroit River. Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian listeners and friends!

It is also Indigenous Peoples Day in the United States!

Huh? What?

You thought it was Columbus Day right?

Well, it turns out that as time goes on, historians have determined that Christopher Columbus was a pretty nasty guy. In fact, if there were a metoo movement during his era, Chris would have been in real trouble for that as well as other things. So, the emphasis now is to celebrate the natives who were the original landowners of our country!

So, Monday night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq, from 8PM-10PM EDT will feature some songs by Canadian artists as well as a tribute to Jim Pepper!

Who’s Jim Pepper you may ask? Well, you’ll just have to tune in to find out! Of course, there will be a “Top 9 at 9:09” of this week’s Faves Albums, as well as, aww shucks, some tunes about Chris!

Songs by artists will include Gifts or Creatures, Katherine Moller, Royal Wood, Billy Brandt & Sarana VerLin, The Bayonets with Steven Tyler, Bark’s Wagon Tales (Michael Snyder-Barker), Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line, Dave Caruso Music, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Tosha Owens, Stillwell-Country MUSIC (Jesse Xavier), Jason Hawk Harris, Gina Forsyth, The Classics IV, Michael on Fire, Sultans of String, The Prime Ministers, and many more!!!

Come on along for the ride and tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special anasazi link” : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use Tune In Player or RadioFM 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, September 30, 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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What’s that racket? Easy! The Bayonets are #1!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 30, 2018

1. Crash Boom Bang!—The Bayonets
2. Are You Listening?—Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin
3. Champion—Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line
4. Formaldehyde, Tobacco, and Tulips—Jason Hawk Harris
5. Hey Kid!—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons
6. Buddha Pesto Manifesto—Dave Caruso
7. The Wrong Side of Right—Tosha Owens
8. Beyond the Static—Nick Piunti
9. Stepladders—Stepladders
10.If We Dig Any Deeper, It Could Get Dangerous—Sarah McQuaid
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