Phil’s Faves: Albums, September 15, 2019

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

Here’s a link:

https://whfr.fm/streamer/

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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The Cordial Sins might be “only human,” but they’re also this week’s #1!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 15, 2019

1. Only Human—The Cordial Sins
2. Give It Away Again—M.J. Bishop
3. 4:30—Angela Perley
4. Woodface Reimagined—Sugar Snow
5. Hammered—J.C. and The Disciples
6. A World That’s Bigger—Mike Vial
7. Once More With Feeling—The Hackwells
8. I Can’t Be the One You Want Me to Be—Jillian Rae
9. Hellfire—Kenny Parker
10.Circles and Squares—Seth Swirsky
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, September 15, 2019

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, “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8PM-10PM ET!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show” on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

Listen live: https://whfr.fm/streamer/

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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The Forty Nineteens drive their 383 Dodge Charger to the #1 spot!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of September 15, 2019

1. 383 Dodge Charger—The Forty Nineteens
2. Nothing Touches (Rock and Roll)—Vandenberg’s MoonKings
3. Light This Candle—Deni Bonet 
4. Struggle Street—Ball Park Music
5. Roscoe’s Tune—Billy Brandt and The Sugaree’s [Hall of Fame]
6. A Little More—May Erlewine
7. End of the Sunrise—The Simon Kennedy Band
8. Reel Time—The Breakfast
9. Whatcha Got—The Bayonets Featuring Lucrecia Lopez Sanz
10.Good Egg—The Dustbowl Revival
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Take A Little Time to Check Out Monday Night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic,” 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

I’ve already covered the subject of time several times before.

I find it to be an interesting musical subject because it encompasses so much.

Well, since WHFR is having a theme week about time, I’ll be covering it again on Monday night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

Of course, it will be totally different than before.

There will also be a “Top 9 at 9:09!”

Songs by artists covering various types of time will include Chris MurphyThe DoorsDave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis (Johnny Williams), Jessica Dayle, Bull Halsey (They’re album cover for “Hot Dry Work” is on the right in the banner.), Booker T and The MGs, David RoofKISSHave Gun, Will TravelJeff HealeyHoodangThe Forty NineteensMay ErlewineVandenberg’s MoonKingsBilly Brandt and the Sugaree’sNeil Young ArchivesAmy Soucy Music, Jerry Vandiver (His album cover for “I Wrote This One For You” is in the banner, second from the right.), Ball Park MusicThe Bayonets with Lucrecia López Sanz and Brian RayDeni BonetBernie MarsdenThe Simon Kennedy BandSarah BorgesRosewaterRoger Clyne & The Peacemakers, and probably more!!!

Invite a friend to listen, come along for the ride, and tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special segmental link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use TuneIn Player or RadioFM to stream it.

Please share freely with your fans, friends, and families, but say something about yourself in the comments section when you repost it, or copy and paste it so that everyone knows why you’re posting it!
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, September 8, 2019

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

Here’s a link:

https://whfr.fm/streamer/

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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J.C. and The Disciples get “hammered” again for the second time at #1!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 8, 2019

1. Hammered—J.C. and The Disciples
2. Give It Away Again—M.J. Bishop
3. Only Human—The Cordial Sins
4. 4:30—Angela Perley
5. Woodface Reimagined—Sugar Snow
6. A World That’s Bigger—Mike Vial
7. Three Miles From Avalon—Davy Knowles
8. Once More With Feeling—The Hackwells
9. I Can’t Be the One You Want Me to Be—Jillian Rae
10.Southland—Lindsay Lou
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, September 8, 2019

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, “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8PM-10PM ET!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show” on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

Listen live: https://whfr.fm/streamer/

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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Deni Bonet’s candle stays lit at #1 for a second week!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of September 8, 2019

1. Light This Candle—Deni Bonet 
2. 383 Dodge Charger—The Forty Nineteens
3. Nothing Touches (Rock and Roll)—Vandenberg’s MoonKings
4. Whatcha Got—The Bayonets Featuring Lucrecia Lopez Sanz
5. Struggle Street—Ball Park Music
6. Roscoe’s Tune—Billy Brandt and The Sugaree’s  [Hall of Fame]
7. End of the Sunrise—The Simon Kennedy Band
8. A Little More—May Erlewine
9. Reel Time—The Breakfast
10.That Don’t Mean I’m Blue—Bill Edwards
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Prime Time Theme Attic Gets “Schooled” Monday Night, 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

School has started and “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq is not far behind.
Monday night’s show from 8PM-10PM EDT is the annual “Back to School” show.
There will also be a “Top 9 at 9:09” of this week’s Faves Albums!
So grab your yellow highlighter and your favorite Prime Time listening device and listen to some songs by these exemplary artists: Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles, Ryan Hutchens (His album cover for “The Last Ten Years” is on the left in the banner.), The HackwellsNick SchnebelenCalifornia Guitar Trio,  M.J. Bishop, Jc & The DisciplesDAVY KNOWLES, NOS Jones (Their album cover for “Fear of the Hypotenuse” is in the middle in the banner.), Joanie Leeds & The NightlightsNirvanaTHE DIRK KROLL BANDAngela PerleyJan Krist Music and Art and Jim BizerAC/DCThe Cordial SinsSugar SnowBob MaloneJillian RaeMike Vial, Dirt Road Sweetheart (Nora Jane Struthers), Sleepy Kitty Music(Their album cover of “Flux” is on the right in the banner.), Dave Edmunds,
Freekbass and The Bump Assembly, and maybe more!!!
Invite a friend to listen and study, come along for the ride, and tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special “cliff notes” link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use TuneIn Player or RadioFM to stream it.

Please share freely with your fans, friends, and families, but say something about yourself in the comments section when you repost it, or copy and paste it so that everyone knows why you’re posting it!
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, September 1, 2019

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

Here’s a link:

https://whfr.fm/streamer/

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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Davy Knowles takes “Avalon” to #1!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 1, 2019

1. Three Miles From Avalon—Davy Knowles
2. Hammered—J.C. and The Disciples
3. Woodface Reimagined—Sugar Snow
4. Give It Away Again—M.J. Bishop
5. 4:30—Angela Perley
6. Southland—Lindsay Lou
7. Only Human—The Cordial Sins
8. A World That’s Bigger—Mike Vial
9. Hellfire—Kenny Parker
10.Once More With Feeling—The Hackwells
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, September 1, 2019

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, “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8PM-10PM ET!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show” on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

Listen live: https://whfr.fm/streamer/

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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Deni Bonet lights her candle at the top for her second #1 Faves’ song!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of September 1, 2019

1. Light This Candle—Deni Bonet 
2. Whatcha Got—The Bayonets Featuring Lucrecia Lopez Sanz
3. 383 Dodge Charger—The Forty Nineteens
4. Nothing Touches (Rock and Roll)—Vandenberg’s MoonKings
5. Let It Shine—Adrianne Serna
6. Struggle Street—Ball Park Music
7. Roscoe’s Tune—Billy Brandt and The Sugaree’s [Hall of Fame]
8. That Don’t Mean I’m Blue—Bill Edwards
9. End of the Sunrise—The Simon Kennedy Band
10.How Was I to Know?—Gregory Stovetop
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It’s A Labor Day Hodgepodge on Prime Time Theme Attic, Monday Night, 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

Happy Labor Day! In the spirit of the holiday, I actually did more work on my pre record than I ever have before.

For Monday night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10PM EDT, I put together some brand new segments including a “Top 9 at 9:09” countdown of this week’s “Phil’s Fave Songs!”

Since it’s a mixture of mostly new but with some repeated sections, I’m calling it “A Labor Day Hodgepodge!”

Songs by artists on the show will include Danny SchmidtRod Johnson MusicThe Simon Kennedy BandJason Scolnick Music (His album cover for “The Groove and The Thrive” is in the banner on the left.), Deni BonetCarly SimonJoanie Leeds & The Nightlights, Bill Edwards  (Edwardsongs), Ball Park MusicKenny Parker BandHuey Lewis & The NewsWindborneThe Bayonets with Lucrecia López Sanz and Brian RayVandenberg’s MoonKingsNervous Germans, Sharon Tse, Southern Culture on the SkidsDAVY KNOWLESThe Prime MinistersBen Abraham (His album cover for “Sirens” is in the banner on the right.), The Forty NineteensBilly Brandt and the Sugaree’sAdrianne Serna MusicMAGNUM, and TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds!!!

Invite a friend to listen, come along for the ride, and tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special “hodgepodge” link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use TuneIn Player or RadioFM to stream it.

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The Lifespan of a Philby Entry

The Philby Award

Since I started posting about the Philby Awards earlier than I ever have before, I thought it might be interesting to have some posts about my strategy for Philby submissions.

Any year that I work on them, I consider entries for a four year window.

This year I will be reviewing entries for the years 2016-2019.

An entry submitted to me for this year will be eligible for 2019-2022. 

The reason that there is such a wide range of years is that many independent artists often don’t know exactly how to promote their own music.

It also gives me the freedom to make sure that I am turning over as many “musical stones” as I can.

I know that, in general, an artist makes music for a lot of different reasons. I’m guessing that being recognized for putting out quality music might not even be on that list.

However, I also know, that no one ever gets tired of hearing that they have done a wonderful job!

Most year end lists are often too short and/or limited in scope to be a good representation of music for any year.

That’s why the Philbys are here: To recognize brilliant musical achievement!

I could do a year end list similar to others to make an argument that I’m “hip” to the music scene.

That’s not what I’m looking for.

I am the advocate for the under represented or the unheard!

I will conclude most of these articles by posting repetitive information about Philby submissions.

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I am accepting entries for Philby consideration!

So, if you’ve made some music dating back as far as 2016, I will accept that music for consideration. When it comes to independent self-released projects, an artist may not know how to get their product marketed or recognized. It may take a couple of years to figure that part of it out.

If you have something older than 2016, 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 hate 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 for a physical copy.

I usually say that if your item came out later than May, it may not end up on this year’s list. But I feel more on top of things than normal this year, and there’s a good two months or so that I have to check out your album.

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

So, please e-mail your mp3, 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 “Prime Time Theme Attic,” can be heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET. It almost always includes a weekly countdown of my favorite albums or songs  and some shows feature two countdowns!

Here’s a link to listen if you want to hear what I do:

Listen live: https://whfr.fm/streamer/

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