Phil’s Faves: Songs, January 29, 2023

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, Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays 12PM-4PM ET!

The show can be heard on WHFR 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area of Michigan, or it can be streamed with this link: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 2:09” segment of my 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/!

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

Here’s a link for my weekly Faves Album lists:
philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums!

Another list that you might find interesting is my list for “The Most Awesomest Songs of the Day”:https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:https://philmaq.com/the-greatest-songs-ever-recorded/! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here:https://philmaq.com/hall-of-fame/!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement! : https://philmaq.com/philbys/!

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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Linden Thoburn has a “Tracherous and Beautiful” #1 Weekly Faves Song!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of January 29, 2023

1. Treacherous and BeautifulLinden Thoburn (Scarecrow) [7]
2. Memory in the Rain—Gary Browe (Red Sky Remembers) [6]
3. Water Rising—The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters and Friends)[Hall of Fame](So It Goes) [2]
4. January—Sue Horowitz (Strings, Wings, and Curious Things) [4]
5. Living in the Right Place—The Dirk Kroll Band (Would It Be the Same (If I Still Loved You?)) [9]
6. Second Chances—Happy Curmudgeons with Amy Dixon—Lavery (Single) [6]
7. Failure Brings Smiles—Bobby Pennock (The Vestiges of Art) [8]
8.
HomespunWendy Webb (This Is the Moment) [7]
9. California—Mike Gentry (Mike Gentry) [NE]
10.Walk Away—Sharon Tse (The View From Here) [NE]
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The Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2022 #80-61 and Some Groundhoggy Things, Wednesday, 12PM-4PM EST!!!

“When it’s Philby time in February….”
What does that mean?
Well, this time it means the Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2022 Countdown continues with numbers 80-61 on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EST!!!
We’ll get warmed up with this week’s Faves album countdown as a Top 9 at 12:09 EST!
When that one finishes, the Philby Countdown will take over at approximately 1PM EST!
After that countdown is wrapped up, there will still be more fun, with songs about groundhogs and other seasonal tunes!
This post from this point on will only be on the Philby section of the show from 1PM-3PM EST!!!
Artists on other parts of the show will be mentioned in the comments section to avoid any Philby confusion.
Stats for the show: 3 artist debuts, 2 new releases, 12 artists with Southeast Michigan ties, 2 singles!
Songs by artists from 1PM-3PM will feature (and these are NOT in order!) Karyn Oliver (Karyn Oliver), Roger Ponder (He’s in the bottom left corner of the banner!), Lake Street Dive, Christian Parker Music, Warriors, Zombies and Other Joedai Pilgrims with Cheryl Fletcher (Joe Peters & Friends, Joe Peters), The New Zeitgeist, Ruth and Max Bloomquist (Ruth Bloomquist, Max Bloomquist)(They are in the lower right corner of the banner!), Terri Binion (Terri Binion), Heather Layne, Katie Pederson (Katie Pederson), Amy Dixon-Kolar (Amy Dixon-Kolar)(She is on the upper right in the banner!), Carl Caballero, Jay Elle (Jay Elle), Billy Redfield, Dave Boutette and Kristi Davis (They are just above the groundhog’s nose in the banner!), Danette Christine, fRiCTiON fARM, Tom Alter Music (Tom Alter), Zoë Says Go, Robert Thibodeau, and GO FEVER!!!
Congratulations to all!!!
So grab a seat sitter, get a friend or two to listen with, and come along for Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” from 12PM-4PM EST with Phil Maq!!!
OUR NEW ANTENNA AND TRANSMITTER MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE SHOW ALL OVER THE METRO DEARBORN-DETROIT AREA BY TUNING INTO 89.3 WHFR.FM!
However, you can also stream the show from the “listen live button” on the www.WHFR.FM website, by the TuneIn App, Simple Radio App, download the 89.3 WHFR.FM android app from our website homepage, or ask Alexa to find it for you!
Here’s a special februaryphilbys link to stream it : https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
Feel free to share and spread the fun!
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, January 22, 2023

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 2:09” segment of my “Theme Attic Show,” Wednesdays 12PM-4PM ET on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

The show can be heard on WHFR 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area of Michigan, or it can be streamed with this link: https://www.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.

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

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

Here’s a link for the complete history of all the Fave Songs: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs/!

Another list that you might find interesting is my list for “The Most Awesomest Songs of the Day”: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than the awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:https://philmaq.com/the-greatest-songs-ever-recorded/! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here: https://philmaq.com/hall-of-fame/!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement! https://philmaq.com/philbys/!

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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It seems to make sense that an album called “Earworms” would end up as a weekly #1 Faves Album!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of January 22, 2023

1. Earworms—Nick Frater [3]
2. Superimposition—Suburban HiFi [4]
3.
Anthems of Home—HuDost [4]
4. Vivid—Julianne Ankley [2]
5. Digging Deeper Towards the Sky—Bill Price [3]
6.
Better Days—Corndaddy [3]
7. We All Shine On: Celebrating the Music of 1970—Various Artists [3]
8. Every Moment—Sigrid Christiansen [5]

9. The Mission Band—Billy Brandt [2]
10.Introducing Djangophonique—Djangophonique [2]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, January 22, 2023

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, Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays 12PM-4PM ET!

The show can be heard on WHFR 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area of Michigan, or it can be streamed with this link: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 2:09” segment of my 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/!

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

Here’s a link for my weekly Faves Album lists:
philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums!

Another list that you might find interesting is my list for “The Most Awesomest Songs of the Day”:https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:https://philmaq.com/the-greatest-songs-ever-recorded/! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here:https://philmaq.com/hall-of-fame/!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement! : https://philmaq.com/philbys/!

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 Dirk Kroll Band is definitely “Living in the Right Place”: at the top of the Weekly Songs Faves List for their fourth #1!!!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of January 22, 2023
1. Living in the Right Place—The Dirk Kroll Band (Would It Be the Same (If I Still Loved You?)) [8]
2. Treacherous and BeautifulLinden Thoburn (Scarecrow) [6]
3. Failure Brings Smiles—Bobby Pennock (The Vestiges of Art) [7]
4. Memory in the Rain—Gary Browe (Red Sky Remembers) [5]
5. HomespunWendy Webb (This Is the Moment) [6]
6. Light From the Underground—Roger Ponder (Single) [5]
7. Second Chances—Happy Curmudgeons with Amy Dixon—Lavery (Single) [5]
8.
January—Sue Horowitz (Strings, Wings, and Curious Things) [3]
9. Water Rising—The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters and Friends)[Hall of Fame](So It Goes) [NE]
10.Head Up—Talia Keys (Lessons) [NE]
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The One Time Only Chinese Winter Rabbit Round Up and Icy New Year Rodeo Cowboy Show

Well, I waited until I was positive the show would go on, and it looks like “The One Time Only Chinese Winter Rabbit Round Up and Icy New Year Rodeo Cowboy Show!” will happen on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EST!!!
That’s a whole lot of topics to cover, and I shall do my best!
Throw in a Top 9 at 2:09 Songs Countdown, and that’s the whole show in a thumbnail sketch!
Today’s stats: 9 artist debuts, 7 new releases, 16 artists with Southeast Michigan ties!!
I will divide the tags into sections, but they will only be an estimate.
I can’t guarantee that everything will fit into those slots, but I will try very hard to stick to them!
But…they are NOT in chronological order.
Songs by artists between 12PM-2:09 PM EST should include Richey Bellinger, Mick Clarke, Jubilant Bridge (Willie Jaeger), Mya Byrne, The Regulators, Future Cowboys, Savage Grace (Al Jacquez), The Trews, Linden Thoburn, Randy Tessier, Peach & Quiet (Their brand new album, “Beautiful Thing” is in the upper left corner of the banner!), Plastic Picnic (Plastic Picnic is appearing Thursday at The Pike Room at The Crofoot in Pontiac!), Spook Handy, Diane Hubka & The Sun Canyon Band (Diane Hubka)(Their brand new album, “You Never Can Tell” is second from the left in the banner!), Donna Herula, The Burnt Pines (Their brand new album cover is on the far right in the banner!), Rod Johnson, Chateau Chateau, Kathy Johnson (Her album cover for “Way Out West” is second from the right in the banner!), George S Kelly, Uncle Bonsai, Enumclaw Music, and more!!!
So grab some spurs and a lariat, get a friend or two to listen and ride with, and come along for Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” from 12PM-4PM EST with Phil Maq!!!
OUR NEW ANTENNA AND TRANSMITTER MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE SHOW ALL OVER THE METRO DEARBORN-DETROIT AREA BY TUNING INTO 89.3 WHFR.FM!
However, you can also stream the show from the “listen live button” on the www.WHFR.FM website, by the TuneIn App, Simple Radio App, download the 89.3 WHFR.FM android app from our website homepage, or ask Alexa to find it for you!
Here’s a special yousayrodeoisayrodeo Link to stream it : https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
Feel free to share and spread the fun!
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If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word and then follow the link to the Phil Maq page and give it a “likesy!” I thank you for that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, January 15, 2023

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 2:09” segment of my “Theme Attic Show,” Wednesdays 12PM-4PM ET on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

The show can be heard on WHFR 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area of Michigan, or it can be streamed with this link: https://www.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.

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

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

Here’s a link for the complete history of all the Fave Songs: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs/!

Another list that you might find interesting is my list for “The Most Awesomest Songs of the Day”: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than the awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:https://philmaq.com/the-greatest-songs-ever-recorded/! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here: https://philmaq.com/hall-of-fame/!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement! https://philmaq.com/philbys/!

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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Bill Price is successfully “Digging Deeper Towards the Sky” as he reaches this week’s #1 spot!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of January 8, 2023

1. Digging Deeper Towards the Sky—Bill Price [2]
2. Superimposition—Suburban HiFi [3]
3. Earworms—Nick Frater [2]
4.
Anthems of Home—HuDost [3]
5. Better Days—Corndaddy [2]
6. We All Shine On: Celebrating the Music of 1970—Various Artists [2]

7. The Mission Band—Billy Brandt [NE]
8. Introducing Djangophonique—Djangophonique [NE]

9. Vivid—Julianne Ankley [NE]
10.Every Moment—Sigrid Christiansen [4]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs: January 15, 2023

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, Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays 12PM-4PM ET!

The show can be heard on WHFR 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area of Michigan, or it can be streamed with this link: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 2:09” segment of my 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/!

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

Here’s a link for my weekly Faves Album lists:
philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums!

Another list that you might find interesting is my list for “The Most Awesomest Songs of the Day”:https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:https://philmaq.com/the-greatest-songs-ever-recorded/! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here:https://philmaq.com/hall-of-fame/!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement! : https://philmaq.com/philbys/!

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 weekly #1 Faves spot is a “Homespun” location for Wendy Webb’s seventh (7th!!!!!!!) chart topper!!!!!!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of January 15, 2023

1. HomespunWendy Webb (This Is the Moment) [5]
2. Living in the Right Place—The Dirk Kroll Band (Would It Be the Same (If I Still Loved You?)) [7]
3. Treacherous and BeautifulLinden Thoburn (Scarecrow) [5]
4. Failure Brings Smiles—Bobby Pennock (The Vestiges of Art) [6]
5. Love More, Hate Less —Detroit Strong with Tosha Owens and Bob Mervak (Single) [8]
6. Memory in the Rain—Gary Browe (Red Sky Remembers) [4]
7. Light From the Underground—Roger Ponder (Single) [4]
8.
Second Chances—Happy Curmudgeons with Amy Dixon—Lavery (Single) [4]
9. January—Sue Horowitz (Strings, Wings, and Curious Things) [2]
10.Ride—Instynkt (Single) [NE]
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The 2023 Winter New Music Showcase #1 on Wednesday, 12PM-4PM EST; Jazz After 4pm!!!

Since we’re entering the third week of the year, it seemed a great time to break out “The 2023 Winter New Music Showcase #1” on “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EST!!!
(LISTENERS SHOULD ALSO BE AWARE THAT I WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 5:30 PM WITH JAZZ, SOMEWHERE AROUND 4PM!)
A Top 9 at 2:09 album countdown of this week’s Faves is also included!
Here’s the stats, and they’re pretty good: 32 artist debuts, 33 new releases, 2 unreleased songs, 10 artists with Southeast Michigan ties!!!
There will also be a batch of music that I have overlooked that are a few years old, making their debut!
I will divide the tags into sections, but they will only be an estimate.
I can’t guarantee that everything will fit into those slots, but I will try very hard to stick to them!
But…they are NOT in chronological order.
Songs by artists between 12PM-2:09 PM EST should include SYML, Benmozes, Tim Ball, Linda Marks (Her new album cover for “Everyday Legends” is in the banner!), Chickenwire Canoe (Mike Gentry)(Their new album cover for “Joey Wendt” is on the left in the banner!), Philip selway, Ben Bedford (Ben Bedford), Lowly, La Fille, Monkeyshorts, unreleased Jeremy Facknitz, Lucie Blue Tremblay, Kelly’s Lot (Kelly Zirbes), Thin Rail, Paul Manchin, Blair Lee, unreleased Sarah Borges, Justin Courtney Pierre, Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp (Their album cover for “18” is in the banner!), Piglet, Underlined Passages, Valkyrie, Melted Bodies, and more!!!
Songs by artists from 2:09PM-4PM EST should include Suburban HiFi (Gregory Addington), Djangophonique, Harmonious Wail (Their album cover for “Beyond the Pale” is in the banner!) (Both Djangophonigue and Harmonious Wail are playing The Ark – Ann Arbor this Friday!), Shannon Lee(Her new album “Stars” is second from the left in the banner!), Bill Price, Corndaddy, Michael Snyder-Barker, John Finan (Kevin Brown of Corndaddy, Michael Snyder-Barker, and John Finan are all playing this Friday at Triple Goddess Tasting Room in Ypsilanti!), Crickle (Erich McMann), Billy Brandt (Billy is playing Trinity House Theatre in Livonia this Saturday!), Nick Frater, Julianne Ankley, HuDost, Darian, Joe Peters & Friends (Their new album cover for “Beyond Collaboration” is third from the left in the banner!), Trent Romens Band, The Crista Carroll Band, Ghost Parliament, The Wring, CIV1C and more!!!
In the jazz segment from approximately 4PM-5:30 PM EST, songs by artists should include George ColliganClaire DalyLyn StanleyRandy Tessier, Walrus, ShwizZ, Seattle Jazz Artist Billy Brandt Music, Jerry Leake, and many more!
So grab a pen and paper to keep track of all of the great music, get a friend or two to listen with, and come along for the ride on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” from 12PM-5:30PM EST with Phil Maq!!!
OUR NEW ANTENNA AND TRANSMITTER MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE SHOW ALL OVER THE METRO DEARBORN-DETROIT AREA BY TUNING INTO 89.3 WHFR.FM!
However, you can also stream the show from the “listen live button” on the www.WHFR.FM website, by the TuneIn App, Simple Radio App, download the 89.3 WHFR.FM android app from our website homepage, or ask Alexa to find it for you!
Here’s a special winternewmusicshowcase Link to stream it : https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
Feel free to share and spread the fun!
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If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word and then follow the link to the Phil Maq page and give it a “likesy!” I thank you for that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, January 8, 2023

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 2:09” segment of my “Theme Attic Show,” Wednesdays 12PM-4PM ET on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

The show can be heard on WHFR 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area of Michigan, or it can be streamed with this link: https://www.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.

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

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

Here’s a link for the complete history of all the Fave Songs: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs/!

Another list that you might find interesting is my list for “The Most Awesomest Songs of the Day”: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than the awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:https://philmaq.com/the-greatest-songs-ever-recorded/! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here: https://philmaq.com/hall-of-fame/!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement! https://philmaq.com/philbys/!

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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It is hoped that Sigrid Christiansen enjoys “Every Moment” having this
week’s #1 !!
(This is Sigrid’s second #1 weekly Faves album!! One was with the group, Taller Than They Appear!!)
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of January 8, 2023

1. Every Moment—Sigrid Christiansen [3]
2. Superimposition—Suburban HiFi [2]
3. Digging Deeper Towards the Sky—Bill Price [NE]
4. Particles to Pearls—Mike Ward [8]
5. Novel Noel: A Jingle Cool Jazz Celebration—Lyn Stanley [5]
6. Earworms—Nick Frater [NE]

7. Rise Again—Laura Rain and The Caesars [7]
8. We All Shine On: Celebrating the Music of 1970—Various Artists [NE]

9. Better Days—Corndaddy [NE]
10.Anthems of Home—HuDost [2]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, January 8, 2023

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, Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays 12PM-4PM ET!

The show can be heard on WHFR 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area of Michigan, or it can be streamed with this link: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 2:09” segment of my 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/!

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

Here’s a link for my weekly Faves Album lists:
philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums!

Another list that you might find interesting is my list for “The Most Awesomest Songs of the Day”:https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:https://philmaq.com/the-greatest-songs-ever-recorded/! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here:https://philmaq.com/hall-of-fame/!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement! : https://philmaq.com/philbys/!

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 More, Hate Less” gives Tosha Owens one more #1 Weekly Faves Song: Her sixth!!!!!!

Detroit Strong and songwriter Keith Laurin chalk up another #1 victory over hate with their fourth chart topper!!!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of January 8, 2023

1. Love More, Hate Less —Detroit Strong with Tosha Owens and Bob Mervak (Single) [7]
2. Living in the Right Place—The Dirk Kroll Band (Would It Be the Same (If I Still Loved You?)) [6]
3. Treacherous and BeautifulLinden Thoburn (Scarecrow) [4]
4. HomespunWendy Webb (This Is the Moment) [4]
5. The Family TreeErin Zindle (Scenes From the Fragile, Agile, Avian World) [10]
6. Failure Brings Smiles—Bobby Pennock (The Vestiges of Art) [5]
7. Memory in the Rain—Gary Browe (Red Sky Remembers) [3]
8.
Light From the Underground—Roger Ponder (Single) [3]
9. Second Chances—Happy Curmudgeons with Amy Dixon—Lavery (Single) [3]
10.January—Sue Horowitz (Strings, Wings, and Curious Things) [NE]
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