The Philby Best Albums of 2023 Countdown Begins on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic,” #100-81, (Plus Father’s Day!), 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

The weather outside has been beautiful lately!
Hopefully, the music on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EDT will live up to that kind of wonderment!
Well, I can hope!
The reason for that hope is that the Philby Best Albums of 2023 Countdown begins honoring #100-81!
A Philby is my online award for “brilliant musical achievement!”
What happened to the Hot 100 Songs Countdown?
Hey! What’s that over there?
Don’t worry. We’ll return to it!
Of course the Philby show will have another Countdown, this week’s Top 9 at 12:09 Fave Songs!
Included in the itinerary is a focus on Father’s Day!
There may even be a world premiere featuring me after the Philby section is completed!
Stats are amazing!: 3 new artists, 3 new releases, 1 world premiere, 17 artists with Southeast Michigan ties, and 3 singles!!!
Since I am doing my best to avoid any confusion with who the Philby winners are, this is the only place I will mention the winners in this post.
Any other info for other parts of the show will eventually appear in the comments section.
The Philbys will start around 1:05 PM EDT!
The following Philby winning artists will be featured, and they are NOT in sequential order!: Terry Robb, The Sugar Clouds (Their “Merry Isthmus” album cover is to the right of center in the banner!), Circus of the West, Twin Peaks Kyra Alana (Her album cover for “Film Noir Dreams” is on the right in the banner!), Ann Wilson, Killed By Kiwis, Junior Watson Appreciation Page (Junior’s “Nothin’ to It But to Do It” album cover is on the left in the banner!) Memoryfield with Robyn Cage, New Chums, Si Kahn, Activist, Organizer & Folk Singer/Songwriter (Si Kahn‘s album cover is second from the left in the banner!), Nicollette Sullivan, The Walk-A-Bout, Carrie Westbay (Carrie Westbay‘s “Nostalgia” album cover is on the lower right in the banner!), Future Cowboys, The Mersey Beatles (Their “Sun Studio Sessions” album cover is just left of center in the banner!), Steven Bradley, Jim Allchin, Secret Machines!!!
Congratulations to all!!!
So, let the variety of sounds wash over you, get a friend or two to listen with, and come along for Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” from 12PM-4PM EDT with Phil Maq!!!
The STATION’S 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!
THE STREAMING UPGRADES TO THE STATION MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE STATION BETTER ALL OVER THE WORLD!
You can stream the show from the “listen live button” on the www.WHFR.FM website, by the TuneIn Radio 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 philbycountdownin link to stream it :https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
Feel free to share and spread the fun!
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Unofficial Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2023 Countdown, Update #3!!!

The Philby Award

The Philbys return this Wednesday with a kickoff of the Philby Best Albums of 2023 list!

For the uninformed, a Philby is my online digital award for brilliant musical achievement!

Therefore, it seems only proper to post another Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2023 update!

Each list will be inverted starting at #100 and then counting forward so that other songs and artists can receive some extra attention, since everyone on this list is a winner!

Also, at the end of each post, a section on submissions will be included!

So, here is the second “Unofficial Philby Hot 100 Songs Countdown, Update #2!!!:

100.Ride—Instynkt (Single)

99.Head Up—Talia Keys (Single)

98.Anything She Wants—Scott Waters (Vibes for Miles)

97.Is It You?—Li’l Ed and The Blues Imperials (The Big Sound of Li’l Ed and The Blues Imperials)

96.She’ll Never Know—The Needs (You Need The Needs)

95.Only Lovers Left—Taleen Kali (Single)

94.I’ve Just Got to Forget You—Boz Scaggs (Out of the Blues)

93.American Things—Ryan Sims (My Side of the Story)

92.Going On—Underwater Sunshine (Single)

91.Here’s the Situation–Bad Camper (What You Love Comes Along)

90.A Lot on the Line—Gregory Dwane (XX)

89.Set the Girl Free—The Slackers (Peculiar)

88.Me Shaped Hole—T.J. George with Bill Champlin (Heroes and Legends)

87.Ringworld—Vanderlust (Self Titled)

86.Lonesome for a Long Time—Pat Smillie (Lonesome for a Long Time)

85.Mona and Her Alpaca—Eve’s Twin Lover (Fable Bait)

84.Evening Train Blues—Victor V. Gurbo (Victor V. Gurbo and Co.)

83.Did You Ever Miss Someone?—Phil Lee (Phil Lee and Other Old Time Favorites)

82.This Guitar Prays—Keith Laurin with Tosha Owens and Detroit Strong (Single)

81.Take a Shot—SUIMAH (Sound Under Influence)

80.We Got Soul—Mike Watt and The Secondmissingmen (Single)

79.Timelessness—Valerie JanLois (No Drop of Love (Is Ever Wasted))

78.Lost in This Moment—Paul McCann (Single)

77.Snake Doctor—Johnny Mastro and Mama’s Boys (Never Trust The Living)

76.Moonage Daydream—Memoryfield with Robyn Cage (Lost to the Lake)

75.Raggle Taggle Gypsy—Bill Grogan’s Goat (Third Eye)

74.We’ll Take the Morning—Eric Harrison (Gratitude)

73.State Fair Rodeo Queen—Barker and Broski (The Coal Country Heartbreakers)

72.Delirious—Cindy Wilson (Realms)

71.A Shore Thing (My Jersey Shore)—Marian Mastrorilli (HarSingle)

#Philby #Philbys #PhilMaq #ThemeAttic

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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 2024 is 2021-2024.

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 2020, 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!

A 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 brilliant musical achievement! https://philmaq.com/philbys/!

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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, June 2, 2024

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.

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

A 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 brilliant 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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Annie and Rod Capps harness the power of “Love and Rain” to reach this week’s top spot!!

(This is Annie’s fourth #1 Weekly Faves Album and Rod’s third!!! They each have one with Diamonds in the Rust! Annie Capps has an additional solo one! It is also Annie’s second #1 Weekly Alnum for this year!!)
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of June 2, 2024

1. Love and Rain—Annie and Rod Capps [6]
2.
I Can’t Stop Looking at the Sky—Bill Price [19]
3.
Carryout or Delivery—Ben Levin [3]
4. J. Michael and The Heavy Burden—J. Michael and The Heavy Burden [6]
5.
Your Flight—The Dirk Kroll Band [6]
6. Reason to Try—Shaun Murphy [9]
7. Between the Commas—Jeff Karoub [2]
8.
Lookout Low—Twin Peaks [New]
9. Unravel—Killed By Kiwis [New]
10.Ceolsige—Ceolsige [2]
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New Key Album of the Week: Love the Moments—Bob Sky Young
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Time for the Annual “Theme Attic” Spring Cleaning Show, Wednesday, 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

 

 

In general, moving from Winter to Spring allows everyone to reassess their possessions and do a little tidying up.

On Wednesday’s “Theme Attic”‘s annual Spring Cleaning Show from 12PM-4PM EDT, host Phil Maq gets the opportunity to do just that!
Of course, it’s a little different for me.
I try to play as many songs as I can from only my mp3 player–all good music, by the way!, to make room for more but newer great music!
Often, the music is from Philby Award winners that I just haven’t been able to work into themes.
It has always turned into a fun mix of music!
A top 9 at 2:09 Album Countdown is included!
Here’s the stats: 3 artist debuts, 2 new releases, 9 artists with Southeast Michigan ties, and 2 singles!
Pretty good for a cleaning show!
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! (It may be more difficult this week.)
However…they are NOT in sequential order. (I often make changes during the show!)
Songs by artists from 12PM-2:09 PM EDT should include David LaMotte, The Belle Curves, Ilene Springer (Her “Got to Be Brave” album cover is on the right in the banner!), DeeCRACKS, Paul Filipowicz (His “Pier 43” album cover is second from the left in the banner!), The GO-GO Rillas, Don Tapert (His “A Step Away From Heaven” album cover is in the center of the banner!), Alphanaut (Mark Alan), Andrew Stonehome, Jerry Price, Allison Lupton, HuDost, Kelly’s Lot (Kelly Zirbes), Calvin Becker (Calvin Becker), The Stone Souls, Castle Black, and more!!!
Songs by artists from 2PM-4PM EDT should include Annie & Rod Capps (Annie Capps), Jeff Karoub, J. Michael & The Heavy Burden (J. Michael & The Heavy Burden at The Whitney (Detroit) – Garden Party Event Series on Thursday in Detroit, Michigan!), Shaun Murphy (Shaun Murphy “Her Life In Music”), DIRK KROLL BAND, Killed By Kiwis, Tommy Bomb, I Jeziak and the Surfers (Their album cover is on the left in the banner!), Bill Price, Ben Levin, Twin Peaks, Beowulf Kingsley (Todd Perkins), Phil Lee – The Mighty King Of Love (Phil Lee), Biltmore (Phil Ayoub), Edgar Winter, and more!!!
So, grab grab some cleaning supplies to work along with me, get a friend to listen with, and come along for Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” from 12PM-4PM EDT with Phil Maq!!!
The STATION’S 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!
THE STREAMING UPGRADES TO THE STATION MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE STATION BETTER ALL OVER THE WORLD!
You can 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 our website homepage, or ask Alexa to find it for you!
Here’s a special springcleaning 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 would so appreciate that! #whfrradio
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Unofficial Philby Hot 100 Songs Countdown, Update #2!!!

The Philby Award

Schedules have been extremely busy this year!

However, the Philbys keep moving forward, and I need to post another update!

For the uninformed, a Philby is my online digital award for brilliant musical achievement!

Each list will be inverted starting at #100 and then counting forward so that other songs and artists can receive some extra attention, since everyone on this list is a winner!

Also, at the end of each post, a section on submissions will be included!

So, here is the second “Unofficial Philby Hot 100 Songs Countdown, Update #2!!!:

100.Ride—Instynkt (Single)

99.Head Up—Talia Keys (Single)

98.Anything She Wants—Scott Waters (Vibes for Miles)

97.Is It You?—Li’l Ed and The Blues Imperials (The Big Sound of Li’l Ed and The Blues Imperials)

96.She’ll Never Know—The Needs (You Need The Needs)

95.Only Lovers Left—Taleen Kali (Single)

94.I’ve Just Got to Forget You—Boz Scaggs (Out of the Blues)

93.American Things—Ryan Sims (My Side of the Story)

92.Going On—Underwater Sunshine (Single)

91.Here’s the Situation–Bad Camper (What You Love Comes Along)

90.A Lot on the Line—Gregory Dwane (XX)

89.Set the Girl Free—The Slackers (Peculiar)

88.Me Shaped Hole—T.J. George with Bill Champlin (Heroes and Legends)

87.Ringworld—Vanderlust (Self Titled)

86.Lonesome for a Long Time—Pat Smillie (Lonesome for a Long Time)

85.Mona and Her Alpaca—Eve’s Twin Lover (Fable Bait)

84.Evening Train Blues—Victor V. Gurbo (Victor V. Gurbo and Co.)

83.Did You Ever Miss Someone?—Phil Lee (Phil Lee and Other Old Time Favorites)

82.This Guitar Prays—Keith Laurin with Tosha Owens and Detroit Strong (Single)

81.Take a Shot—SUIMAH (Sound Under Influence)

#Philby #Philbys #PhilMaq #ThemeAttic

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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 2024 is 2021-2024.

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 2020, 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!

A 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 brilliant musical achievement! https://philmaq.com/philbys/!

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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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June Light Is Shining Bright on Saturday’s “Light From the Underground” with Phil Maq from 10AM-1PM EDT!!!

 

 

 

Hey!
I get to start June off by sitting in on “Light From the Underground,” from 10AM-1PM EDT with Phil Maq!
That means that I will be spending those hours bringing a whole lot of great music–new and old, to listeners attention!
Come on!
It’ll be fun!
Along the way, I will have 5 new artist debuts, 8 new releases, 2 singles, and 14 artists with Southeast Michigan ties!!!
Not bad for a Saturday morning!
Songs by artists should include (NOT in chronological order!) Crowe and Gazelle , RB Stone Music (That’s his new release album cover, “Have Songs-Have Travelled” second from the right in the banner!)(RB Stone II, Rb Stone), Mike Press, Mark Jewett Music with The Accidentals (Mark Jewett), Eric Moore (His album cover for “Brother” is on the right in the banner!)(Eric Moore), Allison Lupton Music (Allison Lupton), Ray Bonneville (Ray is appearing at Pumpstock 2024 Festival of American Roots Music in East Lansing, Michigan today!)(Smitty Smith), Wolf B. Reuter with Milan Seth, Foundry Town Survivors with Michael on Fire (Ron Colone), Gary Browe Music (Gary Browe),
So, grab your flashlight and a hardhat, get a friend to listen with, and come along for Saturday’s “Light From the Underground” from 10AM-1PM EST with substitute host Phil Maq!!!
The STATION’S 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!
THE STREAMING UPGRADES TO THE STATION MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE STATION BETTER ALL OVER THE WORLD!
You can 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 JuneLightFromtheUnderground 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 would so appreciate that! #whfrradio

 

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, May 26, 2024

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.

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

A 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 brilliant 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 plans “Your Flight” which ends up as this week’s top destination!!!

(How thoughtful!)

This is their third #1 Weekly Faves Album!!!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of May 26, 2024

1. Your Flight—The Dirk Kroll Band [5]
2.
I Can’t Stop Looking at the Sky—Bill Price [18]
3.
Love and Rain—Annie and Rod Capps [5]
4. Reason to Try—Shaun Murphy [8]
5.
My Obsession—Shari Puorto [2]
6. Ceolsige—Ceolsige [New]
7. Carryout or Delivery—Ben Levin [2]
8. Jump in the Middle—The Regulators [7]

9. Between the Commas—Jeff Karoub [New]
10.Speaking in Code—Tom Curless [11]
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New Key Album of the Week: Sailing Dreams—Muriel Anderson
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The 2nd 2024 Spring New Music Showcase 12PM-4PM EDT on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic!!!”

What should one do when one’s computer dies and ruins months of show prep?
Why, of course, do the Second 2024 Spring New Music Showcase!
That’s what’s on tap for Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with host Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EDT!!!
Adjustments needed to be made.
For example, there will be a plethora of singles on today’s show!
Why, you ask?
Well, one of my personal goals is to listen to at least one new single per day.
I never run out of them!
So, that is what I am most prepared for.
I’ve always considered doing an all new singles show…and then I come to my senses.
This show may be as close as I ever get to that.
At the moment, there are 17 on the playlist!
There are 13 artists with Southeast Michigan ties!
25 artist debuts!
2-3 world premieres!
Another round of Random Record Roulette!
And a Top 9 at 2:09 of this week’s Fave Albums!
Take that computer! (But don’t say that out loud because the one I’m using might hear and wreak more havoc on me!)
Flobajomy!
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! (It may be more difficult this week.)
However…they are NOT in sequential order. (I often make changes during the show!)
Songs by artists from 12PM-2:09 PM EDT should include Pip Blom, Softcult, Lyn Stanley (Her new album cover for “Black Dress Ballads” is right of center in the banner!), Kacy Hill, Cris Jacobs, Muriel Anderson (Her new album cover for :Sailing Dreams” is on the left in the banner!)(Muriel Anderson), RubyJoyful, stellaprincemusic (Stella Prince), Phoebe Rees Music (Phoebe Rees), Alexandra Archer, 1000 Grams, Pom Poko unofficial, Sheppard, The Quill, Lol Tolhurst, Sid Simons, and more!!!
Songs by artists from 2PM-4PM EDT should include Bill Price, Shari Puorto Band (Shari Puorto), The Gravel Shakers (Their latest album cover, “Forward in All Directions,” is in the bottom left corner of the banner!)(Todd Perkins), Shaun Murphy, Annie & Rod Capps (Annie Capps), Bob Sky Young (His new album cover, “Love the Moments,” is in the center of the banner!), Judy Banker, DIRK KROLL BAND (The Dirk Kroll Band is playing Black Crystal Cafe in Ann Arbor, Michigan this Saturday!)(Marci Feldman), Ceolsige (Kelsey Detering), Jennifer Westwood And The Handsome Devils (Jennifer Westwood), Michael Snyder-Barker (His new album cover “60-2024,” is second from the right in the banner!), Foundry Town Survivors with Michael on Fire (Ron Colone), The Regulators, Ringo Starr (His new album cover, “Crooked Boy,” is in the lower right corner of the banner!), Ben Levin Piano (Ben Levin), David Roof, Jeff Karoub (LIVE MUSIC: Jeff Karoub & Garrison Corner in Dearborn, Michigan this Saturday!), DON ARBOR, The Surfers, PAPOOZ, The Slingers, and more!!!
So, grab some fresh ears and a good attitude, get a friend to listen with, and come along for Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” from 12PM-4PM EDT with Phil Maq!!!
The STATION’S 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!
THE STREAMING UPGRADES TO THE STATION MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE STATION BETTER ALL OVER THE WORLD!
You can 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 spring2024newmusicshowcase2 link to stream it :https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
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