Unofficial Philby Best Albums of 2020 Countdown #4!!!

The Philby Award

Here’s the latest unofficial update of the Pandemic Philby 100 Best Albums of 2020!

The unofficial Countdown so far is:

61 Wanderlust—Jillian Rae

62.Spirit of the Island—Makoto 

63.Time Hasn’t Changed You—Altameda

64.12—Sloan

65.Copper Rooster and Other Tunes and Tales—Gina Forsyth

66.My Own Magic—Liz E. Brooks 

67.Hollowed Sigh—Scott Baker

68.The Emmylous—The Emmylous 

69.So Many Stars—Friction Farm

70.The Ballad of Billy Bob and Other Generic American Folklore—Barker and Broski

71.Don’t Look Back—Merlot Embargo

72.Simple Life—Nick Carter

73.Don’t Worry, It’s Not Contagious—Jeremy Porter

74.Light Magic—Strawberry Heritage 

75.Now—A— Daze—Caleb Nettles

76.Cut Loose, Vol. 2—Mick Clarke 

77.Bloodshot Red—Popular Creeps 

78.Dancing Through the Storm—Amy Dixon—Kolar

79.Almost Extinct—Dirty Mind Detroit

80.The Open Sea Before Me—Joanna and The Jaywalkers

81.Revolutions and Romantics—Biltmore

82.Fun and Fancy—Sundae and Mr. Goessl

83.The 7 Melodies—The Silver Snails

84.Waterbound—Kevin Lockhart and Bill Bosler

85.The Quietest Place—Hannah Baiardi

86.Time and Truth—Joel Mabus

87.Fantastic Plastic—Flamin’ Groovies 

88.Kill or Be Kind—Samantha Fish 

89.Sundown Over Ghost Town—Eileen Jewell

90.Route 5—Jehova Waitresses 

91.Blink—Rebecca Loebe

92.The Day After the Night Before—Terri Binion 

93.No Drop of Love Is Ever Wasted—Valerie JanLois 

94.1932—Davy Knowles 

95.In My Element—George Heritier

96.Transitions de Vie—Mary Ann Kirt

97.Ask Yo’ Mama—The Groovalottos 

98.Lonesome City—Dave Karchner

99.Wading in the Lesser Middle—Tom Alter 

100.Struggles and Love—Wattle and Daub 

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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 2021 is 2018-2021.

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 2018, I will accept that music for consideration.

If you have something older than 2018, 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 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, 2P-4P 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!

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

#Philbys #Unofficial2020PhilbyAlbumUpdates #PhilbyAwards

 

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, May 9, 2021

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 3:09” segment of my “Theme Attic Show,” Wednesdays 2PM-4PM ET on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

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/!

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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Tracy Kash’s album maintains a “Fierce” grip on the #1 spot for a second week!!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of May 9, 2021

1. Fierce—Tracy Kash
2. Collaboration—Warriors, Zombies and Other Joedai Pilgrims
3. Moon Over Havana—Wendy Webb
4. Almost Ready For the Future—Tom Curless and The 46%
5. Quarantine Dream—Scott Martin
6. Please Yourself—Michael on Fire
7. Listen to Crows—Ariane Lydon
8. Songs of Hope in a Changing World—Eric Gnezda
9. String Theory 2.0—Greezy Wheels
10.The Power, The Glory, and The Monkey Time: Redux 2020—George Stephen Kelly
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New Key Album of the Week: Shruggin’ Off the Feelings—New Chums
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, May 9, 2021

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 2PM-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 3:09” 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/

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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Judy Banker is “Born Again” with her second #1 Faves Song!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of May 9, 2021

1. Born Again—Judy Banker (Buffalo Motel)
2. Solo—Arnold Mitchem (Solo)
3. Every Day—Mental Health Day (You Could Be Anywhere)
4. Snake Wine—Transit Method (We Won’t Get Out of Here Alive)
5. Hope—Diamonds in the Rust (The Whole Half)
6. Control—The Cordial Sins (Only Human)
7. Jesus on the Dash—Vegas Strip Kings (Jackpot!)
8. Storyline—Trio of Awesuhm (Cowboys and Aliens)
9. Better Than Gold—Erica Blinn (Better Than Gold)
10.Time Goes ByTerritorial Chant (Territorial Chant 6)
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New Key Song of the Week: My Mother Gave the World to Me—Jubilant Bridge (Single)
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The Philbys Return: Philby Best Albums of 2020 Pt. 3, 63-42, Wednesday 2PM-4:15PM!!!

The Philbys return to “Theme Attic” Wednesday with Phil Maq, from 2PM-4:15PM EDT!
It will be part 3 of The Philby Best Albums of 2020 Countdown, 63-42!
There will be two new artist debuts that are not part of this year’s Philbys. The opener is Jubilant Bridge and the closer is New Chums!
The rest of the show is Philbytastic!
Songs by artists on the show will include Transit Method, Johnny Mastro and Mama’s Boys, Gary Browe Music (His album cover for “Red Sky Remembers” is in the upper left corner of the banner!), Michael Snyder-Barker (Bark’s Tales), Jillian Rae, Alex Little & The Suspicious Minds (Their album cover for “No Control” is the furthest on the right in the banner!), Altameda, Heather Pierson, Scott Martin BAND (The album cover for “Quarantine Dream” is in the lower left corner of the banner.), Your Gracious Host (Tom Curless), Makoto Horiuchi (KulTone Records), Eric Gnezda – Songwriter and Speaker (His album cover “Songs of Hope in a Changing World” is second from the right in the banner!), Lucky Jr., Greezy Wheels, Mavis Staples (Her album cover for “We Get By” is on top of the second row from the left in the banner!) Elliot Schneider, Heathcote Hill, Steve Sterner & Sundown (Their album cover for “November Rain” is on the bottom of the second row from the left in the banner!), Ellie Zwart, Will Ludford, and The Slackers!!!
Grab a buttercream stick, ask a friend to join you, and come along for the ride Wednesday from 2PM-4PM EDT with Phil Maq!
Tune in to 89.3 WHFR.FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area, ask Alexa or Siri to find the station for you, or use this special Philby link: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/ to stream it!!!
Feel free to share!
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New Key Song of the Week: “My Mother Gave the World to Me” by Jubilant Bridge!!!

Since my show is back on the air (“Theme Attic” heard every Wednesday from 2PM-4PM ET! Here’s a link to stream it: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!), I’ve decided to alter my New Year’s Resolution. Sorta…

Initially, this was the goal:

Every week, I plan to highlight two acts that I have never played before! 

It was the same one I had two years ago.

When I decided on this goal, I planned to make it more obvious that I was focusing on these highlighted artists by marking the choices as either a “New Key Song of the Week” or New Key Album of the Week.”

Since I started broadcasting again, I now play at least two new artists on average that I haven’t played before. (And I often play way more than that!)

So, the next question became, should I continue my New weekly features?

Before heading back into the studio, I had more time to explore the newest releases–almost in real time.

Putting together my weekly show, is pulling me away from doing that.

At least, I should say,  posting a written article about new music is.

I definitely don’t want to go back to having two more weekly self imposed extra deadlines.

Therefore, I have decided to change how I will post them.

Pre post pandemic, I would only consider artists I had never played before.

Post covid radio hiatus, I will consider all new albums that I listen to, even artists that I have played before and who may even have won Philbys!

I intend to only consider fairly recent releases, but I will decide how recent.

I like the freedom to choose from a larger pool of music.

Sometimes my choice will fit the original parameters, but I think, more often than not, it won’t.

But remember, I am already playing new artists, even if they’ve been an artist for decades(!), on my weekly show.

I also wouldn’t count on the weekly album being a weekly feature. It will be a little less frequent and I like that, too. I will only post when something hits me!

I’m expecting my “New Key Song of the Week” to be posted even less frequently than the album blog. But one never knows. About either category.

When I do make a weekly choice, I will add it to my weekly Faves Lists as before!

Whether I consider them for future lists will depend on whether my “snap judgment” is worthy of that.

The seed for this idea came from old 60’s WKNR (Dearborn, Michigan) music guides, that featured a weekly Key Song of the Week, so it’s kind of an homage to the station.

My distinction will be a weekly “key album.”

I hope you like the changes I have made, and together we will continue to explore new music!

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Mother’s Day snuck up on me this year.

It was so early!

Plus my show, “Theme Attic,” heard every Wednesday from 2PM-4:15PM ET, was on Cinco de Mayo, so I was already distracted.

Maybe that’s why “My Mother Gave the World to Me” by Jubilant Bridge hit me in just the right way when I stumbled upon it!

The peaceful tune features Carol Van Alstine’s warm, crystalline lead vocal!

The gifts of the world in the song pass from the world to the mother, then to the child, and back again to the world in a motherly “circle of life!”

Willie Jaeg adds his dulcimer and beautiful harmonies!

Simply breathtaking!

And I will feature this song on my show this Wednesday, May 12, 2021!

Here’s a link to stream it: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!

The New Key Song of the Week is “My Mother Gave the World to Me’ by Jubilant Bridge!!!

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I’m Phil Maq and I normally do a weekly College radio show, “Theme Attic” which can be heard every Wednesday from 2PM-4:15 PM ET.

Here’s a link to stream it: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!

I’m on the lookout for new music and artists!

Actually, I’m looking for any and all “good music” all of the time!

If you read this and want to send me your music, please send mp3s to phil@philmaq.com!

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

#MyMotherGavetheWorldtoMe #JubilantBridge  #PhilMaq #NewKeySongoftheWeek

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Reviving a “Key Category”: New Key Album of the Week: “Shruggin’ Off the Feelings” by New Chums!!!

Since my show is back on the air (“Theme Attic” heard every Wednesday from 2PM-4PM ET! Here’s a link to stream it: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!), I’ve decided to alter my New Year’s Resolution. Sorta…

Initially, this was the goal:

Every week, I plan to highlight two acts that I have never played before! 

It was the same one I had last year.

When I decided on this goal, I planned to make it more obvious that I was focusing on these highlighted artists by marking the choices as either a “New Key Song of the Week” or New Key Album of the Week.”

Since I started broadcasting again, I now play at least two new artists on average that I haven’t played before. (And I often play way more than that!)

So, the next question became, should I continue my New weekly features?

Before heading back into the studio, I had more time to explore the newest releases–almost in real time.

Putting together my weekly show, is pulling me away from doing that.

At least, I should say,  posting a written article about new music is.

I definitely don’t want to go back to having two more weekly self imposed extra deadlines.

Therefore, I have decided to change how I will post them.

Pre post pandemic, I would only consider artists I had never played before.

Post covid radio hiatus, I will consider all new albums that I listen to, even artists that I have played before and who may even have won Philbys!

I intend to only consider fairly recent releases, but I will decide how recent.

I like the freedom to choose from a larger pool of music.

Sometimes my choice will fit the original parameters, but I think, more often than not, it won’t.

But remember, I am already playing new artists, even if they’ve been an artist for decades(!), on my weekly show.

I also wouldn’t count on the weekly album being a weekly feature. It will be a little less frequent and I like that, too. I will only post when something hits me!

I’m expecting my “New Key Song of the Week” to be posted even less frequently than the album blog. But one never knows. About either category.

When I do make a weekly choice, I will add it to my weekly Faves List as before!

Whether I consider them for future lists will depend on whether my “snap judgment” is worthy of that.

The seed for this idea came from old 60’s WKNR (Dearborn, Michigan) music guides, that featured a weekly Key Song of the Week, so it’s kind of an homage to the station.

My distinction will be a weekly “key album.”

I hope you like the changes I have made, and together we will continue to explore new music!

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Had I run across a release like “Shruggin’ Off the Feelings” by Phoenix based band, New Chums, I may have revived my “New Key Album of the Week” feature sooner.

I mean, what’s not to like?

Five slices of catchy pop/rock melodies should bring almost anything back from the brink!

Here’s a new video from the album, called “The Ride”:

I will be featuring one of the songs’ on my “Theme Attic” show this Wednesday, May 12 from 2PM-4:15 PM!

Here’s a link to stream it: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!

My New Key Album of the Week is “Shruggin’ Off the Feelings” by New Chums!!!

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I’m Phil Maq and I normally do a weekly College radio show, “Theme Attic” which can be heard every Wednesday from 2PM-4:15 PM ET.

Here’s a link to stream it: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!

I’m on the lookout for new music and artists!

Actually, I’m looking for any and all “good music” all of the time!

If you read this and want to send me your music, please send mp3s to phil@philmaq.com!

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

#ShrugginOfftheFeelings #NewChums #TheRide #PhilMaq #NewKeyAlbumoftheWeek

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One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “We’ve Got Hate on the Run” by Tosha Owens and Detroit Strong Music!!!

Another song is being upgraded!

“We’ve Got Hate on the Run” recently was rewarded with a well deserved Detroit Music Award!

The original post follows the next GREAT sentence!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “We’ve Got Hate on the Run” by Tosha Owens and Detroit Strong!!!

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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!

It 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.

My radio show, “Theme Attic,”  is on Wednesdays 2PM-4PM ET.

Here’s a link to stream it: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/

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…at least sometimes!

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Tosha Owens has won many awards over the years!

She has a voice that, when you hear it, makes your heart want to strive to do better!

That makes Tosha’s collaborations with Detroit Strong Music featuring song’s written by Keith Laurin, truly special events! They are both interested in raising Detroit’s image and, indirectly, everyone else’s opinion of the city!

Even though “We’ve Got hate on the Run” is currently on my weekly Faves list, it deserves its own spotlight.

It is a musical tour-de-force combining R&B and Gospel with Classical elements!

I am happy to announce “The Most Awesomest Song of the Day”: “We’ve Got Hate on the Run” by Tosha Owens and Detroit Strong Music!!!

I hope you explore my daily picks with me and that I can take your mind away from what’s happening in the world today!

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

#WeveGotHateontheRun #ToshaOwens #DetroitStrongMusic #KeithLaurin  #PhilMaq #OneoftheGreatestSongsEverRecorded #GSER

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, May 2, 2021

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 3:09” segment of my “Theme Attic Show,” Wednesdays 2PM-4PM ET on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

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/!

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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Tracy “Kash’s” in with this week’s “Fierce” #1 Faves Album!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of May 2, 2021

1. Fierce—Tracy Kash
2. Collaboration—Warriors, Zombies and Other Joedai Pilgrims
3. Moon Over Havana—Wendy Webb
4. Almost Ready For the Future—Tom Curless and The 46%
5. The Power, The Glory, and The Monkey Time: Redux 2020—George Stephen Kelly
6. Quarantine Dream—Scott Martin
7. Please Yourself—Michael on Fire
8. Listen to Crows—Ariane Lydon
9. Never Trust the Living—Johnny Mastro and Mama’s Boys
10.Fight Another Day—Heathcote Hill
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, May 2, 2021

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 2PM-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 3:09” 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/

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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Mental Health Day feels much better as this week’s #1 Faves song!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of May 2, 2021

1. Every Day—Mental Health Day (You Could Be Anywhere)
2. Born Again—Judy Banker (Buffalo Motel)
3. Solo—Arnold Mitchem (Solo)
4. Show Them It’s True—The Simon Kennedy Band (Make Up Your Mind)
5. Starcrossed Losers—The Fratellis (In Your Own Sweet Time)
6. Please Don’t Tell Me How to Dance —Cindy Ruenes (Please Don’t Tell Me How to Dance)
7. Hope—Diamonds in the Rust (The Whole Half)
8. Snake Wine—Transit Method (We Won’t Get Out of Here Alive)
9. Control—The Cordial Sins (Only Human)
10.How Will You Go?—Sugar Snow (Woodface Reimagined)
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It’s a Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Theme Attic, Wednesday from 2PM-4PM EDT!!!

Hola muchachos y muchachas!
Manana is Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 2PM-4PM EDT!
That means that the first sesenta y nueve minutos of the show will feature “Mexican flavored” songs and themes!
followed by a Top 9 at 3:09 for this week’s current Fave Albums!
It should be one big musical fiesta!
Songs by artists on the show will include Jay Stielstra (Judy Banker), Wendy Webb,

Mutant Press (Their album cover for “Let the Kids Play” is in the upper left corner of the banner!),
Tracy Kash, Steve Sterner & Sundown, Dave Karchner (His album cover for “Lonesome City” is the furthest from the left in the banner!) (Lost Dutchmen Records), Michael on FireScott Martin, Tesuque Revolt (Their album cover for “Serenata de Pirata: Act 1 Cancion de Sirena” is in the lower left corner of the banner!), Ariane Lydon, Bob Moore, Rick Mummey (Joe Peters & Friends), Jackson BrowneGeorge Stephen KellyBennett Jackson and The Ranch Hands,
Grab an enchilada, tell a friend or a chihuahua to join and come along for the ride Wednesday from 2PM-4PM EDT with

Tune in to 89.3 WHFR.FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area, ask Alexa or Siri to find the station for you, or use this special “muy caliente” link: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/ to stream it!!!
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