Hello 2020!!! Goodbye 2016!!!

The Philby Award

OK.

This is it!

This is my last official  request for music from 2016 for Philby recognition!

I say “official” because I have some requests out there to artists that I think could possibly end up on my list this year because they were on previous lists.

I have absolutely no idea why an artist would not want recognition for something that they’ve done, but I guess that is their prerogative.

My upcoming Monday night show will also include a new music showcase, so there can be a fast turnaround on something I might want to consider from 2016 for my 2019 “Best Album List!”

There will also be a couple of open and closing slots for each of my shows as well as some potential extra time on other shows.

However, once I have started my second Philby album show, this year’s books will close.

So, here is my last request of the year.

Of course, I will accept any new music you may have, too!

Continue reading if you’re interested in submitting something, or know someone who should!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Right now, I am considering about six hundred albums.

That seems like a fairly large number, but really it’s not, because I am considering releases from 2016 through 2019.

As large as my working list is, I know I have room for more.

I can never have enough!

Therefore, 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.

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 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/

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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It’s A Double Feature on Prime Time Theme Attic: Judy Banker, David Roof, and Ben Sayler, and Philbys, Monday Night 8PM-10PM EST!!!

So, now that I remembered who’s on my show tomorrow (Monday night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10PM EST!!!), let me tell you about it!

The first hour will feature Judy Banker, along with David Roof who will play a couple of tunes as well as talk about Judy’s brand new unreleased “Buffalo Motel” album and her upcoming Judy Banker Buffalo Motel CD Release wsg Joanna & The Jaywalkers at The Ark – Ann Arbor show on January 9th!

Co-producer Ben Sayler will join in on the discussion!

That’s pretty much hour one!

For most of the second hour, The 2019 Philby Hot 100 Songs Countdown picks up at song #52!

I will play a song Valerie JanLois and Micah Scott– two artists I have never played before!

The rest of the songs will be by Thornetta DavisMichael Snyder-BarkerNick Piunti & The Complicated Men , Craig Moreau MusicEdwardsongs (Bill Edwards), Allan ThomasJehova WaitressesJohn Latini – Roots & Blues MusicRed City RadioJason Hawk Harris, and Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers!!!

Listen with a friend, 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 Buffalo Banker Roof “sailor” Philby link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), RadioFM or ask Alexa to find the show for you!!!

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Unofficial 2019 Philby Hot Songs Update #2

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Here’s an update on this year’s Philby Hot 100 songs:

53.Best of Me—The Vegabonds (What We’re Made Of)

54.Won’t You Be My Lighthouse Tonight?—The Pennock/Stephens Project (The Pennock/Stephens Project)

55.Acre of Shells—Sarah Jane Scouten (When The Bloom Falls From the Rose)

56.A Little More—May Erlewine (A Little More)

57.Wichita—Green Denim(Green Denim)

58.Angel With a Broken Wing—Jesse Xavier (Single)

59.Freedom—Diana Chittester (Paradox)

60.Cumha an Oileain—Altan (The Gap of Dreams)

61.Motions—Alex Kostka (Single)

62.Love Blows—Lissie (Castles)

63.Sweeter—Katie Stump (Feels Like Home)

64.Means to My Heart—Kristen Toedtman (Limbo)

65.Cassandra—Greg Kihn (Rekihndled)

66.Paper Bird—American Housewife (In Like a Lion)

67.Full Moon—The Whiskey Charmers (The Valley)

68.Challenged—Animal Hours (Do Over)

69.Let It Shine—Adrianne Serna (Let It Shine)

70.High Country—Chris Murphy (Red Mountain Blues)

71.The One Who Brung Me—Boudreaux’s Back Porch (Anniversary Dance)

72.Love Dr. Love—Eliza Neals (Single)

73.Big Mouth Blues—Reverend Freakchild (Illogical Optimism)

74.Broken Heart Tattoo—Matty T Wall (Blue Skies)

75.If I Were Me—Jo Serrapere and The LaFawndas (Dollar Store Nation)

76.Good to Be Young—Royal Wood (Ghost Light)

77.In Waves—Sarah Blacker (In Waves)

78.Stranger Blues—SIMO (Let Love Show the Way)

79.As Long As You’re Buying—Tim Bennett (The View From Here)

80.Spinning Plates—Amy Petty (House of Doors)

81.I Wait For Your Guitar—The Prime Ministers (Youngstown Milk Run)

82.Waking Up From You—Katy Guillen and The Girls (Heavy Days)

83.Delaware—Morgan Treni with Angela Perley (The Dreamer and Other Essays)

84.I’m Back in the USA—Elliot Schneider (Better a Fool Than Aloof)

85.Hang On—Rich Hopkins and The Luminarios (Tombstone)

86.The Art of Escape—Tom Curless (Songs of Movement)

87.Finally Something Good—Paul Kelly (Life Is Fine)

88.End of the Sunrise—The Simon Kennedy Band (Make Up Your Mind)

89.Love Sickness—Andy Santana and The West Coast Playboys (Watch Your Step)

90.Wonderful Land—California Guitar Trio (Komorebi)

91.Once Was a Girl—Sutter Zachman (Repeat Offender)

92.Red and Gold—The Brother Brothers (Some People I Know)

93.I Dug It Up—Whit Hill (I Dug It Up)

94.OK—The Valery Trails (Chameleon Bones)

95.Whatever’s on Your Mind—Avid Dancer (1st Bath)

96.You Put the Hurt on Me Baby—George Bedard (Further On)

97.Wine Spodeeodee—Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis (Gotcha Covered: The Songs of Johnny Williams)

98.No One to Kill—Michael on Fire (The Solstice Sessions)

99.Soulsville—Happy Curmudgeons (Meant 2 Be)

100.Motor City Woman—Shawn Adam Williams (Single)

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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/

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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Phil’s Faves: Albums, December 22, 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.

Here’s the link to the complete list of Fave Albums: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums/

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 Wag carry on at #1!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of December 22, 2019

1. We Carry On—The Wag
2. …And the Horse He Rode In On—Phil Lee
3. It’s About Time—Jen Sygit
4. Ordinary Things—Sarah Morris
5. Sounds Like Love—Bill Edwards
6. Ordinary Band—Katie Dahl
7. Easy As Pie—Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis
8. The Pennock/Stephens Project—The Pennock Stephens Project
9. Egypt Station—Paul McCartney [Hall of Fame]
10.This Broken Play—The Dirk Kroll Band
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, December 22, 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/

Here’s a link for the complete history of all the Fave Songs:

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

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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Gorgeous Sarah Borges has a #1 tendency this week for her second #1 Faves song!!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of December 22, 2019

1. Tendency to Riot—Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles (Good and Dirty)
2. Your Heart and Mine—Wendy Webb (Edge of Town)
3. Woodchuck Blues—John Latini (The Blues Just Make Me Feel Good)
4. Off the Rack—Craig Moreau (A Different Kind of Train)
5. Bad Sushi—ShwizZ (ShwizZ II)
6. Colors of Christmas—The Hangabouts (Single)
7. Back in Town—Angela Perley (4:30)
8. It’s That Time Again—Mark Jewett (Single)
9. Parlez—Moi D’Amour—Olivia Millerschin (The Strings of Frankie Pesto)
10.Dollar Store Christmas—Barker and Broski (Single)
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Winter Season Celebration Theme Attic Shows Until Friday December 27 at 10AM EST!!!

I recorded two one hour shows for what 89.3 WHFR.FM calls their Winter Season Celebration-a series of one hour shows and programs that assorted DJs put together to be repeated until Thursday morning at 10AM EST.

So to hopefully make it somewhat easier, this show features songs by artists,  in order of appearance, songs by OneAchordSofia TalvikJoe Peters & Friends (Joe Peters, Linda Hicks, Lee Anna Atwell, Allison Edberg Nyquist), JD McPhersonLos StraitjacketsJay Ungar and Molly MasonJoanie and MattTracy KashBilly Brandt and the Sugaree’sThornetta DavisBob Malone,  George Bedard and the KingpinsAnnie & Rod CappsKatherine Moller, and Michelle Pollace!!!

This show is more about post Christmas.

And please ignore the bleats and screams that someone found funny to put into between my show and the previous one. 

The show actually starts about one minute late because of it.

Unless interrupted, it will air

  • Wednesday, Christmas, December 25th at 11PM EST,
  • Thursday, December 26th at 10:01 AM EST
  • Thursday, December 26th at 9:01 PM EST
  • Friday, December 27th at 8:01 AM EST.

The other show has songs by artists, in order of appearance, songs by  Mark Jewett MusicDeni Bonet,  with The Crash ComboThe Rebel PebblesThe Wag, Simon Mayor, The HangaboutsXposed 4HeadsMichael Martin Murphy, Paul Daigle, Hoodoo GurusThe SabresThe Fab FourJonathan CoultonThe MonkeesLos StraitjacketsJD McPhersonBarker & Broski, and Dick Siegel!!

Once again, unless interrupted, this show will air

  • Thursday, December 26th at 4AM EST
  • Thursday, December 26th at 3PM EST
  • Friday, December 27th at 2AM EST.

Listen with a friend or maybe a prairie dog, 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 Winter Season link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), RadioFM or ask Alexa to find the show for you!!!

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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The Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2019 Picks Up at #75!

The Philbys are back!

The 2019 Philby Hot 100 Songs Countdown picks up where it left off Monday night on “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10PM EST!!!

As usual, there will be two artists that I’ve never played before to open and close the show. This week they will be Terri Binion, and Imaginary Sons!

Songs by other artists on the show should include Eliza Neals,  Jo Serrapere & the LaFawndas, Reverend Freakchild, Green Denim, The Pennock/Stephens Project, American Housewife, Jesse XavierbandMatty T WallChris Murphy MusicAltan (pictured in the banner, lower left corner), Greg Kihn (picture in the banner, upper left corner), Kristen ToedtmanThe Whiskey CharmersBoudreaux’s Back PorchKatie StumpDiana Chittester (pictured in the banner),, Adrianne Serna Music, Alex Kostka, Animal HoursMay ErlewineLissieThe VegabondsSarah Jane Scouten, and maybe more!!!

Listen with a friend or maybe a prairie dog, 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 Philby Pt.2 link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), RadioFM or ask Alexa to find the show for you!!!

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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The Rallies Rock!!!

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If  The Rallies were around in The ’60s, they would be mentioned with other great hit makers like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Herman’s Hermits, and Paul Revere and The Raiders!!!

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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/

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 Philbys Return Monday Night!!!

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Going through Philby withdrawals?

Not to worry!

The Philbys return again on Monday night!

There’s nothing more that really needs to be said…except that I’m still looking for music from 2016 before it expires! (Here’s a link to that article to explain what I’m referring to: https://philmaq.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=8528&action=edit)

Twenty-four great songs have already been revealed!

76.Good to Be Young—Royal Wood (Ghost Light)
77.In Waves—Sarah Blacker (In Waves)
78.Stranger Blues—SIMO (Let Love Show the Way)
79.As Long As You’re Buying—Tim Bennett (The View From Here)
80.Spinning Plates—Amy Petty (House of Doors)
81.I Wait For Your Guitar—The Prime Ministers (Youngstown Milk Run)
82.Waking Up From You—Katy Guillen and The Girls (Heavy Days)
83.Delaware—Morgan Treni with Angela Perley (The Dreamer and Other Essays)
84.I’m Back in the USA—Elliot Schneider (Better a Fool Than Aloof)
85.Hang On—Rich Hopkins and The Luminarios (Tombstone)
86.The Art of Escape—Tom Curless (Songs of Movement)
87.Finally Something Good—Paul Kelly (Life Is Fine)
88.End of the Sunrise—The Simon Kennedy Band (Make Up Your Mind)
89.Love Sickness—Andy Santana and The West Coast Playboys (Watch Your Step)
90.Wonderful Land—California Guitar Trio (Komorebi)
91.Once Was a Girl—Sutter Zachman (Repeat Offender)
92.Red and Gold—The Brother Brothers (Some People I Know)
93.I Dug It Up—Whit Hill (I Dug It Up)
94.OK—The Valery Trails (Chameleon Bones)
95.Whatever’s on Your Mind—Avid Dancer (1st Bath)
96.You Put the Hurt on Me—George Bedard (Further On)
97.Wine Spodeeodee—Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis (Gotcha Covered: The Songs of Johnny Williams)
98.No One to Kill—Michael on Fire (The Solstice Session)
99.Soulsville—Happy Curmudgeons (Meant 2 Be)
100.Motor City Woman—Shawn Adam Williams (Single)

Watch for the next update!
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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/

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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Phil’s Faves: Albums, December 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.

Here’s the link to the complete list of Fave Albums: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums/

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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Sometimes it’s just too easy; “It’s About Time” Jen Sygit hits #1!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of December 15, 2019

1. It’s About Time—Jen Sygit
2. We Carry On—The Wag
3. Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown—The Joedai Warriors
4. This Broken Play—The Dirk Kroll Band
5. Ordinary Things—Sarah Morris
6. …And the Horse He Rode In On—Phil Lee
7. Sounds Like Love—Bill Edwards
8. Ordinary Band—Katie Dahl
9. Easy As Pie—Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis
10.When They Fall—Annie and Rod Capps
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