New Visual Presentation for Unofficial Philby Lists!; The Second Unofficial Philby Best Albums of 2021!!!

The Philby Award

I have a new idea (at least I haven’t seen it before) as to how to display my “unofficial” Philby lists.

I have always stated my opinion that every item on my lists matters to me. That each one is important and deserving to be on my list for a number of reasons.

I started thinking that I’d like to come up with a way to focus on the artists and their works that are on my lists because some may not receive the recognition they deserve. It’s possible that someone may not scroll very far down a list to see who’s on it.

So, using a type of presentation relating to the “first shall be last and the last shall be first” concept, I decided to reverse the order until an official list is posted.

Therefore, those artists that may have a higher number ranking (In this instance, higher would mean a larger number.), will be the first ones to be noticed.

It may not be a perfect idea, or perhaps maybe not even a good one.

Or, maybe it will just take some getting used to.

Actually, it’s quite possible that everyone may just appreciate a traditional appearance, but I’m trying to think outside of the list!

Let me know if you have an opinion either way.

For the moment, though, here is the second unofficial Philby Best Albums of 2021 Countdown List!:

100.Seekers and Finders—Gogol Bordello

99.Things I Dream About—2Bit Palomino

98.Secondus—Travis Bowlin

97.Myths and Mortals—The New Zeitgeist

96.Spirit of ’74—Spirit of ’74

95.The Pirate—Michael Jonathon

94.Fable Bait—Eve’s Twin Lover

93.A Highway Cruise—J.P. Reali

92.Steel—Nell and Jim Band

91.The Big Sound of Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials—Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials

90.Vicious Kid—Kiss the Tiger 

89.MK II—Vandenberg’s MoonKings 

88.The Wreckage—Carl Caballero 

87.Lonesome for a Long Time—Pat Smilie 

86.Green Denim—Green Denim 

85.Whiskey—Thorton Creek 

84.Nobody Told Me—John Mayall 

83.Serious Issues—DeeCRACKS 

82.Closing Time—Chris Youlden 

81.Call the Shots—Suzi Moon 

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Here’s a section on submissions:

I am accepting entries for Philby consideration!

The album selections are made from a sliding four year pool of music.

The pool for 2022 is 2019-2022.

One of the reasons that I use a multiple year submission scale is that just getting music out to the world is sometimes difficult for an artist.

A lot of them are not really wired for self promotion.

Making music is totally different than drumming up interest in it, especially for independent musicians.

Yes, there are promoters that can help with that. And nothing against promoters because they have a role to play. But they cost money, and the artist already had to pay to record the music, and may not be prepared for the process of promoting it.

After looking at how some other independent awards are handled, I figured a four year window allows me enough time to serendipitously run across someone’s music.

I have told this story several times, but I try very hard to listen to everything that is submitted.

Although I work on my list, starting literally on January 1st, using a four year sliding window, I carry over some of what would qualify from the prior years.

So, if you’ve made some music dating back as far as 2019, I will accept that music for consideration.

If you have something older than 2019, 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 single, I’ll accept that, too. Don’t forget that I also have a Philby Hot Songs list, and more artists are releasing singles these days.

But please don’t send me an incomplete album if you have one.

So, please don’t edit for me.

I dislike that and I might not even check out the item. I don’t know why anyone would only send selected songs instead of their whole work of art for consideration.

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

Every year I say that if your item came out later than May, it may not end up on this year’s list. So it’s possible that submissions entered now may only be considered for 2021. (It sounds so good to think of 2020 being finished!)

However, this year will be totally different than other years. I have not received any where near the amount of releases that I normally do.

It might be an excellent year to send a submission.

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

So, please e-mail your mp3s, 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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My weekly radio show “Theme Attic,” can be 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/!

It almost always includes a weekly countdown of my favorite albums or songs  and some shows feature two countdowns!

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse on my website!

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

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/!

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, July 31, 2022

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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Rod Johnson finds his second #1 Weekly Faves Album while “Looking for a Perfect Trip!!”
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of July 31, 2022

1. Looking for a Perfect Trip—Rod Johnson [11]
2. Incognito—The Armoires [9]
3.
London Calling: A Toast to Julie London—Lyn Stanley [5]
4. Gratitude—Eric Harrison [6]
5. Refuge—Sultans of String [3]
6.
Soul Doctor—Jimmy Carpenter [2]
7. Dockside Saints—Cary Morin [NE]
8. Seven Stars Around the Moon—Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis [7]
9. Iron City—Mike Latini [NE]
10.Turf Wars—The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters and Friends) [7]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, July 31, 2022

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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Singer/Songwriter Bob Hausler finds a safe harbor at the top spot this week for his second #1 Faves Song!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of July 31, 2022

1. Harbor Nights—Bob Hausler (Single) [5]
2. Roll on Over —Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons (Hey Kid!) [6]
3. You’re From Michigan—Ron St. Germain (Single) [8]
4. Shake—Mollywop! (Stand Up!) [5]
5. There’s Still Time—Julianne Ankley (With Love From Lake Huron) [5]
6. One Summer Night —Carl Caballero (The Wreckage) [5]
7. Stars—Friction Farm (So Many Stars) [4]
8. My Forever, Your AlwaysGeorge Stephen Kelly (The Power, The Glory, and The Monkey Time: Redux 2020) [NE]
9Gotta Get to the Jersey Shore —Mike Rocket (For the Ride Home) [NE]
10.Heavy Days—Katy Guillen and the Girls (Heavy Days) [10]
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The 2nd 2022 Summer New Music Showcase, Wednesday, 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

It’s only been three weeks since the last New Music Showcase.

Not only is that a short timespan, but trying to put together a totally brand new one when most of my reserve was exhausted was going to be a daunting task.
I only had a handful of songs ready when the prep started after last Wednesday’s show.
I thought I would really be scrambling to put four hours together.
Ha!
I say ha again!
Everything just seemed to fall ino place and I have more than enough great material for Wednesday’s 2nd 2022 Summer New Music Showcase on “Theme Attic” with host Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EDT!!!
My numbers are slightly down, yet still impressive!:
33 artist debuts, 28 new releases (That may be a record!), 1 unreleased world premiere, 7 artists with Southeast Michigan ties!!!
Crazy, right?
Well, the musical pallette is as varied as usual! I honestly think that the Showcase format pushes me into territories and genres that I may not normally feature!
Regardless, the musical spectrum will be well represented!
A new Top 9 at 2:09 Fave Albums Countdown  will add to the fun!
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!
Songs by artists between 12PM-2:09PM EDT should include brand new David Rosales, brand new SerpicoOfficial, Nalani Rothrock, Bubblemath, brand new Shelton & Williams, new Joyce Manor, Katie Hargrove, new Bevin Luna Music (Their album cover is in the lower left corner of the banner!), brand new Working Men’s Club, brand new Jaimie Hoffman, Paul Meadow, brand new Jenna McSwain, brand new The Stone Souls (Their album cover for “Misfits” is on the right in the banner!), brand new K-Syran with Dan Thomas and Sebastian Perez, Rob Duquette, brand new The ContraZoom Mixtapes, Curse Of Lono, brand new Nervous City Nervous Self, brand new Prosper Or Perish, brand new Karl Sanders (Nile), and more!!!
Songs by artists from 2:09 PM-4PM EDT should include The Armoires, new The Clydes, brand new Lindenthoburnmusic (Her album cover for “The Sun Comes Shining Through” is in the upper left corner of the banner! Her album release show is August 9th at The Ark – Ann Arbor!), Rod Johnson, Eric Harrison – Singer-Songwriter, Lyn Stanley Jazz Recording Artist, new The Volebeats (The Volebeats Detroit)(Their album cover for “Lonesome Galaxy” is second from the right in the banner!), a world premiere unreleased Voxanna song! (They will be performing at Northville Winery and Brewing Company this Saturday, August 6!), Cary Morin (He will be playing The Parliament Room at Otus Supply on August 9th!), Amoeba Teen (Their Big Stir Records album cover is third from the left in the banner!), brand new Hemisphere, Jimmy Carpenter, new Xander and the Peace Pirates, brand new Rob Massard Music (His new album “Ascension” is second from the left in the banner!), Dave Boutette Music and Kristi Lynn Davis plus Mike Latini Music (They will be appearing this Friday as Dave Boutette Showband at Monument Park in Dexter this Friday!), Sultans of String with Ahmed Moneka “Arabic Jazz” and Imad al Taha, brand new Collaborations, new The Valery Trails, new Dad Bod, and more!!!
So grab a pen and paper to take some notes, get a friend or two to listen or share with, and come along for the ride on this special Showcase show Wednesday from 12PM-4PM EDT 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 2ndsummernewmusicshowcase 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, July 24, 2022

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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The Armoires may be “Incognito,” but we can still recognize them enough to be this week’s #1 Faves Album!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of July 24, 2022

1. Incognito—The Armoires [8]
2. Looking for a Perfect Trip—Rod Johnson [10]
3.
London Calling: A Toast to Julie London—Lyn Stanley [4]
4. Turf Wars—The Joedai Warriors
(Joe Peters and Friends)[6]
5. Gratitude—Eric Harrison [5]
6. Come Summer—Liz E. Brooks [6]
7. Trippin’ Dinosaurs—Rick Hromadka [3]
8. Johnny Iguana’s Chicago Spectacular—Johnny Iguana [2]
9. Lost and Found—Odds Lane [NE]
10.Soul Doctor—Jimmy Carpenter [NE]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, July 24, 2022

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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Ron St. Germain is not only from Michigan, he’s now from #1 on this week’s Fave Songs!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of July 24, 2022

1. You’re From Michigan—Ron St. Germain (Single) [7]
2. Roll on Over —Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons (Hey Kid!) [5]
3. Harbor Nights—Bob Hausler (Single) [4]
4. Shake—Mollywop! (Stand Up!) [4]
5. There’s Still Time—Julianne Ankley (With Love From Lake Huron) [4]
6. One Summer Night —Carl Caballero (The Wreckage) [4]
7. Stars—Friction Farm (So Many Stars) [3]
8. Chaos in the USA—Tom Alter (Single) [2]
9. Heavy Days—Katy Guillen and the Girls (Heavy Days) [9]
10.Down By Love—Grievous Angel (Billy Brandt) (Grievous Angel) [7]
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The Philbys Return on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic,” 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

Summer is usually a time for baseball, pool parties, and barbecues.
Not anymore!
Well, actually, that’s still true.
However, Philby season is now being extended into the Summer!
So, there will be plenty of Philby action on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic,” with host Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EDT!!!
The fun starts with a weekly Countdown of this week’s Fave Songs and a Top 9 at 12:09!!!
The show starts with an artist debut of a brand new single by Dylan Meek! Other srtists will include Tom Alter Music, Ron St.Germain Music, fRiCTiON fARM, Katy Guillen and The Girls (Katy Guillen & The Drive), Bob Hausler, Mollywop, Angela Perley, Julianne Ankley, Julianne Ankley & The Rogues, Carl Caballero and The Wreckage, and more!!!
The Philby Best Albums of 2021 Countdown crawls its way towards the top as albums #60-41 are revealed!!!
Starting at around 1PM EDT, songs by artists will include Liz E. Brooks, Jeff Karoub (He’s in the banner on the left!),  Odds Lane, Dolph Chaney, Random Rex, Johnny Iguana, The Forty Nineteens, Heather Pierson, Victor V. Gurbo (Victor V. Gurbo & Co.), The Stone Souls, Charlie Walmsley Music (His album cover for “Chevy Town” is second from the left in the banner!), Ringo Starr, Sarah McQuaid, Rick Hromadka (His album for “Trippin’ Dinosaurs” is second from the right in the banner!), Ruth and Max Bloomquist, Jay Elle, Katherine Moller (Her album cover for “Tea and Tunes” is in the banner on the right!), DAVY KNOWLES, Amilia K Spicer Music, and Ray Bonneville Music!!! Congratulations to all!!!
But the fun doesn’t stop there!
Starting around 3PM EDT, there will be a set featuring several songs about the month of July!
Songs by artists will include Amy Petty, Shining Farmer (Mike Gentry Music was a member of Shining Farmer! Mike and several others are debuting a rock opera Friday night at The Ark – Ann Arbor!), Dave Fry, May Erlewine, The Blueflowers (They are celebrating a New Release on Friday at Bowlero Lanes & Lounge), a brand new song by Ava Della Pietra, and many more!!!
So grab a water bottle you can spray yourself with (The weather outside isn;t the only place that’s gonna be hot!), get a friend or two to listen or share with, and come along for the ride on this special show Wednesday from 12PM-4PM EDT with Phil Maq!
OUR NEW ANTENNA 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 itdoesn’tgetbetterthanthePhilbys 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, July 17, 2022

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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Turf Wars” takes over this week’s #1 spot; It becomes Joe Peter’s sixth #1 Faves Album!!!!!! (4 with The Joedai Warriors, 1 with Warriors, Zombies and Other Joedai Pilgrims, and 1 compilation album with MJ Bishop and Bobby Pennock)
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of July 17, 2022

1. Turf Wars—The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters and Friends)[5]
2. Looking for a Perfect Trip—Rod Johnson [9]
3. Incognito—The Armoires [7]
4. Come Summer—Liz E. Brooks [5]
5. Gratitude—Eric Harrison [4]
6.
London Calling: A Toast to Julie London—Lyn Stanley [3]
7. At King Electric—Ray Bonneville [3]
8. Trippin’ Dinosaurs—Rick Hromadka [2]
9. Johnny Iguana’s Chicago Spectacular—Johnny Iguana [NE]
10.Refuge—Sultans of String [2]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, July 17, 2022

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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Angela Perley rolls her way over to the top for her sixth #1 Weekly Faves Song!!!!!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of July 17, 2022

1. Roll on Over —Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons (Hey Kid!) [4]
2. You’re From Michigan—Ron St. Germain (Single) [6]
3. Heavy Days—Katy Guillen and the Girls (Heavy Days) [8]
4. Harbor Nights—Bob Hausler (Single) [3]
5. Down By Love—Grievous Angel (Billy Brandt) (Grievous Angel) [7]
6. There’s Still Time—Julianne Ankley (With Love From Lake Huron) [3]
7. Shake—Mollywop! (Stand Up!) [3]
8. One Summer Night —Carl Caballero (The Wreckage) [3]
9. Stars—Friction Farm (So Many Stars) [2]
10.Tightrope—Vandenberg’s MoonKings (MK II) [NE]
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Bugapalooza 2022, Wednesday from 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

We may not think about them very often, but they are relentless.

Most of them are always at work 24/7.
The only time we really think about them is if we have an encounter with one–especially if it’s in the house.
What am I talking about?
Bugs, of course!
Why are we talking about them?
Well, it’s time for “Bugapalooza 2022” on this week’s “Theme Attic” with host Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EDT!!!
There are many more insects than humans, and even if most are necessary, some have been the subject of many interesting songs and stories!
We’ll explore some of that “buggy” music, and there will definitely be more bugs than ever this year!
I mean, it’s a four hour show!
However, we will pause for a Top 9 at 2:09 to take a break for the squeamish!
It’s all in good fun!
And the numbers are pretty good for a non showcase week:
6 artist debuts, 2 new releases, 2 unreleased, 9 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!
Songs by artists from 2:09 to 4PM EDT should include brand new unreleased Ben Harper, Rod Johnson, Bill Edwards (Edwardsongs), Lyn Stanley Jazz Recording Artist, Carolyn Wonderland (Her album cover for “Tempting Fate” is in the upper left corner of the banner!), The Armoires, Michael J. Miles, brand new Ann Beretta, Hurricane Ruth (Her album cover for “Ain’t Ready for the Grave” is on the right of the banner!), Johnny Iguana, Rick Hromadka, The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters & Friends), WT Davidson, Liz E. Brooks, Joanie Leeds, Odds Lane, Eric Harrison – Singer-Songwriter, Andy Cohen Blues Player, Nancy Wright, Southern Culture on the Skids, Ray Bonneville Music, Jonathan Richman, and many more!!!
So grab a critter catcher, get a friend or two to listen or share with, and come along for the ride on this special show Wednesday from 12PM-4PM EDT with Phil Maq!
OUR NEW ANTENNA 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 heebyjeeby link to stream it : https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
Feel free to share and spread the fun!
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