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Phil’s Faves: Songs, May 6, 2018

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 shows, “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P 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 alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

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

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Spring is in full “flowerin’” mode for plants and Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of May 6, 2018

1. Flowerin’—Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers
2. When Love Is a Game—Linda McRae with Ray Bonneville
3. Brighter Side—Scott Fab
4. Twelve Songs—The Hangabouts
5. The Valley—The Whiskey Charmers
6. What’s Your Story?—The Scott Martin Band
7. God Complex—Blood Red Shoes
8. Broken Favorite Coffee Mug Blues—Mark Jewett
9. Advaita Shuffle—The Fratellis
10.Bread and Roses—Windborne
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“Theme Attic” Celebrates Gardens and Moms, Wednesday Morning, 10 AM-12 Noon EDT!!!

Spring is in the air and I’m starting to feel it!

Throw in Mother’s Day (including Grandmother’s) this weekend, as well as the start of planting season and it becomes pretty obvious that winter is finished! These themes will intertwine on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 10A-12 Noon EDT!!! There will also be a set with artists coming to town!

Songs by said artists as well as others will include Katherine Moller, Cornell Kinderknecht Music, Whit Hill, Amy Petty, Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke, Slim Wray, Chris Murphy Music, Lissie, Mark Jewett Music, Scott Martin BAND (in studio on Monday’s “Prime Time Theme Attic,” May 14, 8PM-10Pm EDT!), John Latini and the Flying Latini Brothers, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Vandenberg’s MoonKings, Billy Redfield, Sarah McQuaid, Sinbad, The Doors, Astronauta Pinguim, Audra Kubat, Sigrid Christiansen, and more!!!


Tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special matriarchal link: https://whfr.fm/streamer/, or use Tune In Player to stream it.

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The Doors and Time Machines on “Prime Time Theme Attic,” Monday Night, 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

Songs about time machines. Sounds like a pretty good idea, right?

Er, OK.

How about songs about time machines AND 5 new entries on this week’s “Top 9 at 9:09?” OK.

How about adding a rare The Doors song from their last appearance in town with Jim Morrison that got them banned from future Cobo Hall appearances?

Betcha didn’t know about that one!

Anyway, all of these subjects will be covered on Monday night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

Songs by other artists on the show will include The Hangabouts, The Fratellis, Roy Rogers (Blues Guitarist), Matt Harlan, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Black Sabbath, Lissie, Scott Fab, Bee Gees, Jon Stickley Trio, Amy Petty, Blood Red Shoes, The Whiskey Charmers, Devon Allman (back album cover for “Ride or Die” in the banner), Grand Funk Railroad – Band, Marian Lush, The Masked Marauders, Linda McRae with Ray Bonneville, Mark Jewett Music, Scott Martin BAND, The Beatles, Nick Piunti Music, and maybe more!!!

Tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, use this special time machine link to stream it: https://whfr.fm/streamer/ or use Tune In Player to stream it.

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Day 5 of New Rotations List: “All Your Favorite Bands” by Dawes!!!

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“All Your Favorite Bands” by Dawes (Philby Album Award Winner)  https://philmaq.com/philbys/2016-philby-album-award-winners/ is another album that starts right off with a great hook and then continues to supply them all the way through the album!

This is Day 5 of my “New Rotations: Albums” list! These are albums that are still in my listening rotation beyond what I would consider to be a normal run on my music player. They are post influence forming, but are awesome nonetheless! They should have been deleted long ago to make room for other music, yet I like them so much, I break my own rules for this music.

“Things Happen” the leadoff track, tells you in its “cliche” title, that pretty much things don’t work out: life, relationships, albums…

Nothing feels right. Ever. Most of the characters in the song never find happiness. It seems like they either carry a torch for former lovers or keep waiting for the other shoe to fall.

The songs on the album features excellent understated drumming by Griffin Goldsmith, with beats and rhythms that keep the listener off balance.

The arrangements are expertly constructed. Take for example, “Don’t Send Me Away.” Harmonies vary throughout the song and just when you think the song has nowhere to go, in steps Taylor Goldsmith, (lead guitarist, lead vocalist), with a jarring solo that takes the song to an even higher level.

I should also mention the terrific keyboard play of Tray Strathairn and intricate bass play of Wylie Gelber!

There is an extended jam as the final track on “All Your Favorite Bands,” “Now That It’s Too Late, Maria.” A jam that features wonderful harmonies as the guitar solo builds!

Brilliant song after brilliant song: “Somewhere Along the Way,” “Don’t Send Me Away,” “To Be Completely Honest.”

Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, and super studio musician, Tim Bennett, guest on the album.

But there is still a foreboding, morose feel to the album summed up in the lyrics of the the title track, “All Your Favorite Bands.” The singer makes a bittersweet wish that’s impossible because, you know, “things happen,” but it’s a wonderful wish nontheless:

I hope your brother’s El Camino runs forever/
I hope the world sees the same person that you always were to me/
And may all your favorite bands stay together.

Hmm. An album that feels sad but sounds happy. Where have we heard that before? I know. Every Jackson Browne [Hall of Fame] album I’ve ever listened to! Oh, and what a surprise, Jackson made a guest appearance on one of Dawes early albums!

Coincidence? I think not!

Here’s Philby Song Award Winner https://philmaq.com/philbys/2017-philby-song-award-winners/ “Right on Time”:

Album 6 will be very soon…

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Check out my radio shows, “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET!

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

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The List so far:

Day 4: “Revolutions” by The Liquid Scene: https://philmaq.com/2018/05/day-4-of-new-rotations-list-revolutions-by-the-liquid-scene/

Day 3: “Vandenberg’s MoonKings” by Vandenberg’s MoonKings: https://philmaq.com/2018/05/day-3-vandenbergs-moonkings-by-vandenbergs-moonkings/

Day 2: “So Long, It’s Been Good to Know You” by Phil Lee: https://philmaq.com/2018/04/day-2-of-new-rotations-list-so-long-its-been-good-to-know-you-by-phil-lee/

Day 1: “Brill Bruisers” by The New Pornographers: https://philmaq.com/2018/04/day-1-of-new-rotations-list-brill-brusiers-by-the-new-pornographers/

New Rotation List Introduction: https://philmaq.com/2018/04/phils-maqs-ten-rotation-albums-new-introduction/

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, April 29, 2018

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 alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

They may also turn up on my “Theme Attic Show,” (Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET)

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.

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Nina and The Buffalo Riders ride to the top!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of April 29, 2018

1. For the Dirt—Nina and The Buffalo Riders
2. A World Unknown—Caleb Ford
3. The Gap of Dreams—Altan [Hall of Fame]
4. Weighted Mind—Sierra Hull
5. Extralife—Darlingside
6. Raven Hotel—Matt Harlan
7. Clear Blue Sky—Joe Overton
8. The Threshold and The Hearth—The Ragbirds
9. Play—The Scott Martin Band
10.The Deep Enders—Matt Jones and The Reconstruction
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Day 4 of New Rotations List: “Revolutions” by The Liquid Scene!!!

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“Revolutions” by The Liquid Scene is a special album.

This is Day 4 of my “New Rotations: Albums” list! These are albums that are still in my listening rotation beyond what I would consider to be a normal run on my music player. They are post influence forming, but are awesome nonetheless! They should have been deleted long ago to make room for other music, yet I like them so much, I break my own rules for this music.

It’s a combination of many of the things that I like about psychedelic and prog music.

There’s good melodies and harmonies.

There’s awkward and dramatic chord changes.

There’s sound effects.

There’s sitar!

“Which Side of Time Are You On?” has a harpsichord sounding solo that George Martin might have played for The Beatles ala “In My Life.”

“Love Was Here” could have fit on any prime era Yes album.

“Leave Me Here” is just peaceful and wonderful!

Endre Tarczy’s keyboard work is outstanding.

The Liquid Scene describes itself as “Yesterday’s sounds…today.”

“Revolutions” is serene!

“Revolutions” is mellow!

Yeah! It’s groovy music, man!

Check it out! Here’s “In My Water Room.” I love the statement when the video starts: “The revolution begins with music.” That’s heavy! :

Album five will arrive very soon…

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Phil’s Faves: Songs, April 29, 2018

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 shows, “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P 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 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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Windborne notch a #1 song!

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Top Ten Songs for the Week of April 29, 2018

1. Bread and Roses—Windborne
2. When Love Is a Game—Linda McRae and Ray Bonneville
3. Twelve Songs—The Hangabouts
4. Brighter Side—Scott Fab
5. Flowerin’—Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers
6. Come Back to You—Royal Wood
7. Shake Your Money Maker—Caleb Ford
8. We Need Justice—Dan Hall
9. Don’t Stay With Me—The Claudettes

10.Carrie May, But I Refuse To—I Don’t Trust Robots

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Day 3: “Vandenberg’s MoonKings” by Vandenberg’s MoonKings!!!

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I can’t tell you how many times I hear from friends and listeners, “It’s too bad they don’t make music like they used to.”

This is Day 3 of my “New Rotations: Albums” list! These are albums that are still in my listening rotation beyond what I would consider to be a normal run on my music player. They are post influence forming, but are awesome nonetheless! They should have been deleted long ago to make room for other music, yet I like them so much, I break my own rules for this music.

Well, some bands actually still do.

One in particular is Vandenberg’s MoonKings. Everything is here just like it used to be back in the 70s, 80s, and 90s!

There’s searing guitar solos!

Power ballads that don’t make you cringe!

Classic rock riffs!

A big huge sound!

Every track is solid.

And it should be because lead guitarist Adrian Vandenberg used to be with Whitesnake when they were in their prime. He’s the dude playing the guitar solo on “Here I Go Again!” A medical situation kept him from taking the band higher.

But I don’t think about the old days. I think about right now:

If Classic Rock stations actually played new Classic Rock, everyone would know Vandenberg’s MoonKings!

This is a Philby Award winner!

Here’s a Philby Award winning Hot Song of 2017, “Lust and Lies”:

https://youtu.be/UWmFIfZ2rJ4

This album ROCKS!

PLAY LOUD!

Stay tuned for album four…

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Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo and More on Wednesday Morning’s “Theme Attic,” 10A-12 Noon EDT!!!

So much music for today’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq Wednesday morning from 10A-12 Noon EDT!!!

Two big events happen on Saturday: the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo!!! So as I do every year, I will play a lot of music loosely based on those themes.

Today is also Link Wray‘s birthday, so I will induct him into my “Theme Attic Hall of Fame!!!”

Plus a set of artists coming to town!!!

As I said, so much music!

Songs by other artists on the show will include The Ragbirds, Blood Red Shoes, Texas Tornados, Lissie, Man Called Noon, Judy Banker, Los Padrinos!, Jill Jack, The Fratellis, Jackson Browne, Robert Gordon, Cj Ramone, Joe King Carrasco, Los Lobos, Eric Bannan’s Music Page, Suzy Bogguss Music, Duke Robillard, Detroit Blues Band (Emmanuel X Garza), The Ventures, Blame Sally Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Doug Figgs, The Cowboy Way Trio, and more!!!

Tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, use this special Kentucky/Cinco link to stream it: https://whfr.fm/streamer/ or use Tune In Player to stream it.

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