Phil’s Faves: Albums, September 9, 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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A classic Nick Piunti album from 2015 avoids the static and hits #1!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 9, 2018

1. Beyond the Static—Nick Piunti
2. Crash Boom Bang!—The Bayonets
3. If We Dig Any Deeper, It Could Get Dangerous—Sarah McQuaid
4. Are You Listening?—Billy Brandt and Sarana Verlin
5. Stepladders—Stepladders
6. Champion—Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line
7. The Grey EP—Oginalii
8. Brothers in Farms—Steve N Seagulls
9. Buddha Pesto Manifesto—Dave Caruso
10. Songs of Movement—Tom Curless
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, September 9, 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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Ed Dupas is “too big to fail” to reach #1!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of September 9, 2018

1. Too Big to Fail—Ed Dupas
2. KW—The Accidentals
3. No Love Lost—Black Note Grafitti
4. Ain’t Got No Time—Michael Snyder—Barker
5. Let It Go—Kate Jablonski
6. La La La La La La—Michael on Fire
7. Bang Bang—Sarah Jane Scouten
8. If We Dig Any Deeper, It Could Get Dangerous—Sarah McQuaid
9. Sunshower—Katherine Moller
10.Get Out (Live a Little, Love a Lot)—Phil Ayoub
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Theme Attic Celebrates 400 Shows!

I thought for my 400th show I would like to play songs that I wanted to play for awhile but hadn’t been able to fit into a theme.

Of course, I can’t help but work them into some mini themes and a major one.

So, Wednesday morning’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 10AM-12PM EDT, will have a theme on hurricanes (timely, isn’t it?), and more!!!

Songs by artists on the show will include Flamin’ Groovies, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Gifts or Creatures, new Jim McCarty, Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons, The Native Howl, Jeff Healey, May Erlewine, The Record Company, Maria Muldaur (Happy Birthday!), Nick Moss Band, Suzes, Pop 4 (Futureman Records), I Don’t Trust Robots, the Mountain Goats, Paul McCartney, Liz Phair, Desert Dragon, Stubby Kaye, Guantanamo Baywatch, Vandenberg’s Moonkings, 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 quartercentanary link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use Tune In Player to stream it.

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The Seven Deadly Sins Song Cycle Begins on “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Gluttony, Monday Night, 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

Several months ago, I mentioned on my seventh anniversary show that I wanted to do some larger themes that lasted over several weeks. It has been a while since I did one of these and I like the continuity of the idea.

So as year seven winds into year eight and before my annual Philby Award shows I thought I would go large for the remainder of the year.

Therefore, I’m kicking off a song cycle about the Seven Deadly Sins on Monday night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10PM EDT. It won’t be every week, but it will be an going theme for a while.

The sins are small sins that many people commit on a regular basis, but overdo them to such an excess that they then become cardinal, or deadly sins.

The seven deadly sins are lust, greed, pride, gluttony, wrath, sloth, and envy.

And nothing says “go large” like gluttony–which is over eating or over drinking.

Betcha didn’t know that!

There will also be a “Top 9 at 9:09” of this week’s “Phil’s Faves Albums!”

Songs by artists on the show will include Fats Waller, Thin Lizzy, Fats Domino, Sarah McQuaid, ELVIS PRESLEY, Jethro Tull, Gigi Scott and Trouble Town, Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line, Stepladders, Dave Caruso Music, The Beatles, Tosha Owens Music, Oginalii, The Bayonets, Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men, Sting, Frankie Yankovic, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Billy Brandt & Sarana VerLin, The Traveling Wilburys, Chris Murphy Music, Gonzalo Bergara, 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 snack 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, September 2, 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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Sarah McQuaid gets “dangerous” at #1!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 2, 2018

1. If We Dig Any Deeper, It Could Get Dangerous—Sarah McQuaid
2. Beyond the Static—Nick Piunti
3. Crash Boom Bang!—The Bayonets
4. Songs of Movement—Tom Curless
5. Brothers in Farms—Steve N Seagulls
6. Are You Listening?—Billy Brandt and Sarana Verlin
7. Champion—Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line
8. Stepladders—Stepladders
9. The Grey EP—Oginalii
10.Kozmic Maze—Jemmi Hazeman and The Honey Riders
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, September 2, 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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Michael Snyder—Barker spends more time at #1!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of September 2, 2018

1. Ain’t Got No Time—Michael Snyder—Barker
2. Too Big to Fail—Ed Dupas
3. If We Dig Any Deeper, It Could Get Dangerous—Sarah McQuaid
4. Sunshower—Katherine Moller
5. KW—The Accidentals
6. Get Out (Live a Little, Love a Lot)—Phil Ayoub
7. No Love Lost—Black Note Grafitti
8. Let It Go—Kate Jablonski
9. Bang Bang—Sarah Jane Scouten
10.La La La La La La—Michael on Fire
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Wonderful Singer/Songwriter Sarah McQuaid kicks off her U.S. Tour on Wednesday Morning’s “Theme Attic,” 10AM-12PM EDT!!!

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So,  Sarah McQuaid  starts her U.S. tour this Friday at Ann Arbor’s Green Wood Coffee House!

Poppycock!

That statement is true, but it’s also true that Sarah kicks off her tour guesting on Wednesday morning’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 10AM-12PM EDT!!!  

Join me for another interview with the wonderful Sarah McQuaid!!!

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89.3 FM in the Dearborn Detroit area!

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“Theme Attic” Goes Back to School, Wednesday Morning, 10AM- 12PM EDT!!!

Wednesday morning’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq goes “back to school” from 10AM-12 Noon EDT!

We’re shining up our music, packing a lunch, and wondering what new friends we’re going to make this year!

Songs by artists on the show will include Trio Reenactment with John Barron, Oginalii, Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men, Stepladders (Bill Chesney), Alison Faith Levy (Album cover for “The Start of Things” in the banner), Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line, Janie Next Door – Jane Christison, The Kickback (Album cover for “Sorry All Over the Place” in the banner) , Tom Curless, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Joe Jencks, Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights, Death By Unga Bunga, Steady Flow, Sarah McQuaid, Billy Brandt & Sarana VerLin, Steve’n’Seagulls, Pete Seeger, The Bayonets with Steven Tyler, The Police, Dog Society 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 first day 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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Labor Day Replay on Monday Night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic,” 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

If you didn’t catch Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” Labor Day Show, you’re in luck because it will be repeated Monday night on “Prime Time Theme Attic,” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10 PM EDT!!!

The show has some wistful songs, some workin’ songs, and, of course, a lot of fun songs!

The difference this time is that I actually know the music lineup!

Songs by artists on the show in the order in which they appear are:

First hour: Windborne, Voo Davis Roots & Blues, Rennaisance, Carly Simon, Danny Schmidt, Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights, Southern Culture on the Skids, Sarah McQuaid, The Strawbs, Joe Jencks, Si Kahn, Activist, Organizer & Folk Singer/Songwriter, Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers, Huey Lewis and the News, Wally Pleasant, and George Stephen Kelly!!!

Second Hour: Mark Lavengood, John Denver, MAGNUM, Allman Brothers Band, Rick Estrin and The Nightcats, Jessica Dayle, Frank Sinatra, Suzy Bogguss Music, Toby Keith, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Brad Paisley, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Annie & Rod Capps, Nancy Wright, Mongo Santamaria, and Samantha Fish!!!

Lots of music and a fine way to wind down the holiday weekend!!!

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 holiday 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, August 26, 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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“Songs of Movement” doesn’t move at all and stays #1!!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of August 26, 2018

1. Songs of Movement—Tom Curless
2. If We Dig Any Deeper, It Could Get Dangerous—Sarah McQuaid
3. Beyond the Static—Nick Piunti
4. Crash Boom Bang!—The Bayonets
5. Brothers in Farms—Steve N Seagulls
6. Kozmic Maze—Jemmi Hazeman and The Honey Riders
7. The Good Stuff—Gregory Stovetop
8. Are You Listening?—Billy Brandt and Sarana Verlin
9. Beer Me—Kevin Fisher
10.I Dug It Up—Whit Hill
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