Fall New Music Showcase #1 on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic,” 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

So, good ole Fbook has changed things and I’m not sure how this is going to work.
However, I shall go down fighting because it is the 2022 Fall New Music Showcase #1 on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with host Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EDT!!!
It’s that monthly show where I lose my mind trying to bring a ton of mostly new music and some forgotten finds!
The variety is always breath taking!
There will also be a Weekly Faves Album Countdown at 2:09!
Plus, I am making one exception and playing a song that I have played before.
Oh, the shame!
However, the numbers are near record crazy good: 33 artist debuts, 28 new releases, 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!
They are NOT in chronological order.
Songs by artists between 12PM-2:09PM EDT should include brand new Emiliana Torrini and The Colorist Orchestra, new Mildlife (who are appearing at The Loving Touch in Ferndale on Saturday!), Tom Alter Music (His album cover for “Poetry and Protest” is on the right in the banner!), Rob Clarke and The Wooltones, brand new Warhaus, brand new Big Joanie, brand new The Regulators (Their album cover for “Jump in the Middle” is in the left corner of the banner!), brand new Sammy Rae Music and the Friends, brand new DESTRAGEStratovarius, brand new Kate Dulcich (Her album cover for “Wrong Me” is in the lower left corner of the banner!), brand new SumerlandsIceage, brand new The Claudettes (Their new album “Go Out” is second from the right in the banner!), brand new The Wayne Riker Gathering, Eddie HughesJeremy Facknitz (His album cover for “From Those Sweet Ashes” is in the center of the banner!), Rollin Jewett, brand new Future TeensAvey Grouws Band (Their album cover for “Tell Tale Heart” is second from the left in the banner!), Tim Gartland, and more!!!
Songs by artists from 2:09PM-4PM EDT should include Gerard Smith, brand new Jas Stewart, Jon Shain (Jon is appearing at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia this Saturday!), The Trongone Band, The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters & Friends), Lannie Flowers BandThe Accidentals, brand new TVAMGeorge Stephen Kelly, brand new Sweet MeggThe Legal MattersThe Love Light OrchestraFlora ElmColoneSteve Hussey Music and Jake Eddy, brand new Jason Didner Music, new Deskjobs, Bill Edwards (Edwardsongs), The Empty PocketsBackup PlanetStolen Rhodes, brand new The New MastersoundsKenny George Band, and more!!!
So grab a pumpkin spicy something and 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 Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” 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 hereswhereyougetnewmusic link to stream it : https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
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Is It Wise to Concurrently Work on Two Years of Philby Awards?: The Unofficial Philby Best Albums of 2021 Countdown #5!!!

The Philby Award

I thought I would start out this unofficial update with a possible rhetorical question: Is it wise to  simultaneously work on two years of Philby Awards?

The short answer is, “probably not.”

The even shorter answer is, “maybe?”

Actually, that’s not really correct because I am always working on several lists.

It’s the only way I can attempt to keep track of what I listen to so I can recall what I want  when it’s time to put together another update show.

Early on when I start to work on two lists–literally January 1st of a new year, there is an added advantage to slide an album that I really don’t feel I’ve given enough attention, onto the brand new yearly list.

At this point of the year–the latest I’ve ever worked on a Philby list from a prior year, all of my selections have been made for several months.

All that’s left now is final positioning on the Top 20 list.

So, in a few weeks, everything about the 2021 Philby lists will be a moot point.

Submission info appears after the update!

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Here, in reverse order, is The Unofficial Philby Best Albums of 2021 Countdown #5!!!:

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

80.Small Blues and Grooves—11 Guys Quartet

79.Deadbeat Grafitti—Black Pistol Fire

78.Into a World Bright and Beautiful—Sublunar Minds

77.Organisms—The Doug McDonald Quartet

76.Cowboys and Aliens—Trio of Awesuhm

75.Free Yourself Up—Lake Street Dive

74.Bark and the Pack—Michael Snyder—Barker

73.Lockdown Live—Jeff Slate

72.White Noise/White Lines—Kelsey Waldon

71.Transitions D’eau—Mary Ann Kirt

70.One of These Days—The Regulators

69.Marty and Laura—Marty and Laura Kohn

68.What You Love Comes Along—Bad Camper

67.Life in the City—Turkuaz

66.Thieves and Yesterday—Dan Bubien and The Delta Struts

65.Duel—The Satin Cowboy and The Seven Deadly Sins

64.Songs for An American Hero—Tom Alter

63.Bent Frets—Mick Clarke

62.Someday Soon Somehow—Scott Fab

61.Not Made for Hire—The Bennett Brothers

60.Random Rex—Random Rex

59.At King Electric—Ray Bonneville

58.Be Here Now—Heather Pierson

57.Ride the Wave—Jay Elle

56.Chevy Town—Charlie Walmsley

55.The Outsider—Davy Knowles

54.Zoom In—Ringo Starr

53.Tea and Tunes—Katherine Moller

52.Lost and Found—Odds Lane

51.Victor V. Gurbo and Co—Victor V. Gurbo

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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, September 25, 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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George Stephen Kelly’s “Discount Cowboy” is this week’s affordable #1 Faves Album!! (This is his second #1 Faves Album!!)
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 25, 2022

1. Discount Cowboy—George Stephen Kelly [4]
2. Chapter 3—The Legal Matters [6]
3. Never Found a Way to Tame the Blues—Jon Shain [6]
4. Incognito—The Armoires [17]
5. Turf Wars—The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters and Friends) [15]
6. Plug In and Play—Tommy Z [8]
7. Tanglewoods—The Empty Pockets [5]
8. Lullabies in an Ancient Tongue—Gerard Smith [4]
9.
Before Me—Ben Levin [8]
10.Refuge—Sultans of String [11]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, September 25, 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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Top Ten Songs for the Week of September 25, 2022

1. Never Been So Blind—Your Gracious Host (Tom Curless) (Boomerang) [6]
2. Under the Moon—Miss Sophie Lee and The Parish Suites (Traverse This Universe) [4]
3. Lofi Roulette—Jimmy Carpenter (Soul Doctor) [5]
4. Superstatic —Turkuaz (Life in the City) [5]
5. Hit the Road—Shawn Adam Williams (Single) [4]
6. No Memory—Sarah Morris (Ordinary Things) [3]
7. Eleanor Rigby—Kate Hinote Trio (Single) [8]
8. 
The Last Thing I Need—Bill Edwards (Whole Cloth) [2]
9. Sixteen Blows [Language Warning]—J.C. and The Disciples (Hammered) [2]
10.Love Won’t Stay Close—Carolyn Striho (Afterthought) [NE]
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Autumn and Anniversaries: Remembering Different Versions of “Theme Attic” and Autumn on Wednesday, 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

So, it’s out with Summer and in with Autumn!
Or Fall if you like that better!
It really doesn’t matter to me.
It’s just the time of the year when everything starts to die and the weather progressively gets colder.
Yeah, now I see why a large percentage of my friends LOVE this time of the year!
Er, not really.
Regardless, Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” and host Phil Maq will have some seasonal fun playing songs about September and the fresh new season–before it wears out its welcome, from 12PM-4PM EDT!!!
I also intend to remember a couple of shows I don’t do anymore: “Prime Time Theme Attic” which was on Monday nights from 8-10PM that came to an abrupt end, like everything else did with the pandemic, after 228 shows!
This is the 7th Anniversary!
And I also want to recall “MId Day Theme Attic,” which was a show that I started on October 4, 2017, for 20 shows!
This will mark it’s 5th anniversary!
That’s right! 3 shows a week!
It was fun at the time.
I thought it would be fun to throw some “arms” around those long gone shows! “Arms” will be another subject as well as “September!”
There will also be a Top 9 at 2:09 of this week’s Fave Songs!
It will be a mixture of mostly new takes on the new season with some classic songs to recall some memories!
Numbers are fairly impressive, too!: 14 artist debuts, 3 new releases, 10 songs by 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! They are NOT in chronological order.
Songs by artists between 12PM-2:09PM EDT should include new Duncan Sheik (His album cover for “Claptrap” is second from the left in the banner!), Annie & Rod Capps (Annie Capps will have a solo album release show for “How Can I Say This?” on Saturday at The Ark – Ann Arbor!), Lindenthoburnmusic (Linden will be opening for Annie Capps at that same Ark show!), Ariane Lydon, Mick Hayes Music, WENTUS BLUES BAND, Miranda Lee Richards (Her album cover for “Existential Beast” is second from the right in the banner!), Thunderwüde, Karl Stoll and The Danger Zone, Stoll Vaughan, Jack Hardy, Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys, Dave Karchner, Iron & Wine, The Rocketz, Billy Burnette (Official), and many more!!!
Songs by artists from 2:09PM-4PM EDT should include Jc & The Disciples, Your Gracious Host (Tom Curless), Bill Price (His album cover for “I Can’t Stop Looking at the Sky” is in the banner on the right!), Sultans of String, Miss Sophie Lee, Shawn Adam Williams Official, Nell & Jim Band, brand new The Flatliners (Their album “New Ruin” is in the upper left corner of the banner!), Kate Hinote Music, Sarah Morris, Jimmy Carpenter, Joanie Leeds, brand new Rachel Beausoleil and Evandro Gracelli (Their album cover for “Sol de Capital” is in the center of the banner!), Sue Horowitz and Jillian Matundan Music (Hudson Harding Music), Chalino Sanchez with Los Amables del Norte (Their album cover for “Alma Enamorado” is in the lower left corner of the banner!), Bill Edwards (Edwardsongs), Jimmy Carpenter, The Volebeats Detroit, Turkuaz, Julie Gold, Jill Suttie, Susan Cowsill and more!!!
So grab a pumpkin spicy something, get a friend or two to listen or share with, and come along for the ride on this Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” 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 autumnnotfallwhocares 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, September 18, 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 Legal Matters have a #1 “Chapter 3” this week!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 18, 2022

1. Chapter 3—The Legal Matters [5]
2. Plug in and Play—Tommy Z [7]
3. Incognito—The Armoires [16]
4. Discount Cowboy—George Stephen Kelly [3]
5. Before Me—Ben Levin [7]
6. Turf Wars—The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters and Friends) [14]
7. Never Found a Way to Tame the Blues—Jon Shain [5]
8. Lullabies in an Ancient Tongue—Gerard Smith [3]
9. Refuge—Sultans of String [10]
10.Tanglewoods—The Empty Pockets [4]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, September 18, 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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Not only did Shawn Adam Williams “Hit the Road,” he also hit #1 on this week’s Fave Songs list!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of September 18, 2022

1. Hit the Road—Shawn Adam Williams (Single) [3]
2. Never Been So Blind—Your Gracious Host (Tom Curless) (Boomerang) [5]
3. Superstatic —Turkuaz (Life in the City) [4]
4. Eleanor Rigby—Kate Hinote Trio (Single) [7]
5. In the Middle—Diana Chittester (Paradox) [5]
6. Lofi Roulette—Jimmy Carpenter (Soul Doctor) [4]
7. Under the Moon—Miss Sophie Lee and The Parish Suites (Traverse This Universe) [3]
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No Memory—Sarah Morris (Ordinary Things) [2]
9. The Last Thing I Need—Bill Edwards (Whole Cloth) [NE]
10.Sixteen Blows [Language Warning]—J.C. and The Disciples (Hammered) [NE]
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Peace, Love, and the Last Day of Summer on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic,” From 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

 

It’s the International Day of Peace as well as the last day of Summer!
Both of these themes will be intertwined on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with host Phil Maq, from 12PM-4PM EDT!!!
It’ll be a mostly fun love-in…with a few serious moments!
Hey, that pretty much happens on every “Theme Attic!”
The numbers for this week’s show are pretty impressive, too!: 8 artist debuts, 9 new releases (2 unreleased, 1 possible radio world premiere), 11 artists with SE 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 between 12PM-2:09PM EDT should include brand new Secret Machines, brand new Soaked Oats, Eilen Jewell, Ellen Bukstel (Her album cover for “Legacy of Love” is in the banner on the right!), Sly and Robbie, Jesca Hoop (Her new album, “Order of Romance,” is second from the right in the banner!), Katie Pederson, Joanie Leeds, Carole King, new Kathleen DeView, Rosewater, Linda Marks Music Group (Her album cover for “Kindness” is second from the left in the banner!), Southern Culture on the Skids, Suzy Bogguss Music, and many more!!!
Songs by artists from 2:09PM-4PM EDT should include Matthew French, The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters & Friends), Ben Levin Piano, Roger Ponder, The Legal Matters (Futureman Records), Gerard Smith, The Armoires, brand new unreleased Librarians With Hickeys (Big Stir Records), Second Hand Mojo, Lindenthoburnmusic (Linden, Roger Ponder, Kathleen DeView, and several others are part of a Songwriters Anonymous show this Saturday at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia, Michigan!), Sultans of String, Modern English (They have a show this Thursday at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, Michigan!), brand new Ringo Starr (His album cover for “EP3” is on the left in the banner!), Jon Shain, George Stephen Kelly, a possible world radio premiere from The Invasion, Simon Mayor and Hilary James, Tommy Z, and much more!!!
So bring an open heart, get a friend or two to listen or share with, and come along for the ride on this Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” 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 olivebranch link to stream it : https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
Feel free to share and spread the fun!
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One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Guacamole” by Texas Tornados!!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

My radio show, “Theme Attic,”  is on 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/!

The Greatest Songs will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

Here’s a link to 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!”

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey!

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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How about a bonus song by a band that I refer to as Mexicos’ Beatles!

I’m talking about Los Texas Tornados otherwise known as Freddie Fender, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, and Doug Sahm!

They put out a zippy little tune on their “Hangin’ By a Thread” album!

We should all go make some “Guacamole” today!

It’s good for you!

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I have plenty of other musical areas to explore:

Here’s a link for my weekly list of Fave Songs:

https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs!

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

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!

#Guacamole #TexasTornados #HanginByaThread  #PhilMaq #OneoftheGreatestSongsEverRecorded #GSER

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, September 11, 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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I can’t get to some of piano great Ben Levin’s newer albums until I take care of this Week’s #1 Faves Album, “Before Me!” (See what I did there?)
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 11, 2022

1. Before Me—Ben Levin [6]
2. Plug in and Play—Tommy Z [6]
3. Chapter 3—The Legal Matters [4]
4. Incognito—The Armoires [15]
5. Refuge—Sultans of String [9]
6. Discount Cowboy—George Stephen Kelly [2]
7. Never Found a Way to Tame the Blues—Jon Shain [4]
8. Tanglewoods—The Empty Pockets [3]
9. Lullabies in an Ancient Tongue—Gerard Smith [2]
10.Turf Wars—The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters and Friends) [13]
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