Philby Top 20 Songs of 2020 on “Theme Attic”, Wednesday, From 2PM-4PM EDT!!!

Here’s another sign that normalcy is returning:

It’s finally “The Philby Top 20 Songs of 2020 Show” on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with

Phil Maq from 2PM-4PM EDT!!!

There’s always new artists on every show, and today’s will be

Sydney Sprague and Hey, King! as the opener and closer!
But in between will feature twenty musical gems to round out The Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2020 year end list!

Artists will include

Kenny Parker, DIRK KROLL BAND, Angela Perley (Pictured in the banner in the top row on the far right!),
Jc & The Disciples, Chris Richards and the Subtractions (Futureman Records),  Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds (T.J. Zindle and Erin Zindle are in the banner in the bottom row on the far left!), Mark Jewett Music, Suzi QuatroTosha Owens, (Tosha Owens MusicDetroit Strong Music) (Tosha is pictured in the banner in the top row on the far left!), The Liquid SceneThe Bayonets, Nick Piunti (Pictured in the bottom row of the banner on the right!), Mick ClarkeLindsay Lou,
Judy Banker (Pictured in the top row of the banner, second from the right!), The WagThe ClaudettesSarah Morris (Pictured in the top row of the banner, second from the left!), Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles, and

Tell a friend or a friendly wombat to join and come along for the ride Wednesday from 2PM-4PM EDT with

Tune in to 89.3 WHFR.FMin the Dearborn-Detroit area, ask Alexa or Siri to find the station for you, or use this special “Philbyriffic” link: to stream it!!!
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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!


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

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!

My weekly radio show “Theme Attic,” can be heard Wednesdays, 2P-4P ET!

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!

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