Mucho to Celebrate on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic, ” 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

Ooooweee!
There isn’t any other week of the year that’s busier than this week on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with host Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EDT!!!
Mother’s Day, Kentucky Derby (well horses at least!), Cinco de Mayo, and, ahem, May the 4th!
Toss in a Faves Top 9 at 2:09 Album Countdown for even more fun!
The stats for this week: 6 artist debuts, 5 New Releases, 11 artists with Southeast Michigan ties!!!
So grab some muy caliente salsa, get an amigo or two to listen with, and come along for the ride Wednesday from 12PM-4PM EDT with Phil Maq!
OUR NEW ANTENNA MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE SHOW ALL OVER THE METRO DEARBORN-DETROIT AREA BY TUNING INTO 89.3 WHFR.FM!!
However, you can also stream the show from the “listen live button” on the www.WHFR.FM website, by the TuneIn App, Simple Radio App, download the 89.3 WHFR.FM android app from our website homepage, or ask Alexa to find it for you!
Here’s a special cincodemamas link to stream it : https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
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Theme Attic Travels to Light from the Underground, Saturday, 10AM-1PM EDT!!!

It probably was bound to happen sooner later.
It just happened later rather than sooner.
What am I talking about?
“Theme Attic” with host Phil Maq is traveling to “Light From the Underground” on Saturday from 10AM-1PM EDT!!!
What could one expect?
The usual Theme Attic-y type of things: Some Saturday songs, a few protest songs since Sunday is May Day and a segment about Pete Seeger!
Since Sunday is also “World Love Day,” expect a couple of tunes about that!
“Theme Attic” isn’t complete without a Countdown, so there’ll be a Faves Song Top 9 at 11:09!
The stats for the show are 4 new releases, 5 artist debuts, 11 artists with Southeast Michigan ties!!!
Songs by artists should include Annie & Rod Capps, Liz E. Brooks, Judy Banker (Two songs!!), Helene Cronin Music, Si Kahn, Activist, Organizer & Folk Singer/Songwriter (His album cover for “It’s a Dog’s Life” is second from the left in the banner!), Dirt Road Sweethearts (Nora Jane Struthers), George Ponder, new The Volebeats, Cary Morin (His album cover gor “When I Rise” is on the left in the banner!), brand new Pearl Derringer, Scott Ainslie/Cattail Music, Ltd.. Gary Browe Music, Spook Handy – Music for all Souls (His album cover for “Pete, Woody, and Me” is third from the left in the banner!), Terri Binion, The Stan Laurels, Fathom Lane, Dave Fry Music, Nick Juno music (His album cover for “Troubled With the Earth” is fourth from the left in the banner!), Eric Bannan’s Music Page, Gathering Sparks, Deane Nesbitt Jr, Joe Peters & Friends, Mike Ward: PsychoSongs, Tom Alter Music (Mike and Tom appear at Foundry in Port Huron on Saturday night!), Valerie JanLois, Magic Music, brand new Linda Marks, Rebecca Loebe, and more!!!
So grab a pair of comfortable shoes and a can do attitude, get a friend or two to listen with, and come along for the ride Saturday from 10AM-1PM EDT with Phil Maq!
OUR NEW ANTENNA MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE SHOW ALL OVER THE METRO DEARBORN-DETROIT AREA BY TUNING INTO 89.3 WHFR.FM!!
However, you can also stream the show from the “listen live button” on the www.WHFR.FM website, by the TuneIn App, Simple Radio App, download the 89.3 WHFR.FM android app from our website homepage, or ask Alexa to find it for you!
Here’s a special lightfromtheunderground link to stream it : https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
Feel free to share and spread the fun!
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, April 24, 2022

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 2:09” segment of my “Theme Attic Show,” Wednesdays 12PM-4PM ET on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

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’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/!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than the awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:https://philmaq.com/the-greatest-songs-ever-recorded/! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

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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Steve Taylor is “Beside Myself” with his second #1 Weekly Faves Album!!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of April 24, 2022

1. Beside MyselfSteve Taylor
2. Whole Cloth—Bill Edwards
3. Downtime—Nick Piunti and The Complicated Men
4. Plantastic Voyage—Kenny Young and The Eggplants
5. Near—Kate Hinote Trio
6. Tonight at Johnny’s Speakeasy—Jo Serrapere and The Willie Dunns
7. Lockdown Live—Jeff Slate
8. Animal—Suzi Moon
9. Another Sky—Kelly’s Lot
10.Steel—Nell and Jim Band
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, April 24, 2022

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 12PM-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 2:09” 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/!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:https://philmaq.com/the-greatest-songs-ever-recorded/! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

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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The Stan Laurels used their “Lost and Found” brain to get this week’s #1 Faves Song!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of April 24, 2022

1. Lost and Found—The Stan Laurels (There Is No Light Without the Dark) [5]
2. When They Fall —Annie and Rod Capps (When They Fall)                           [7]
3. Bringing in the Light—Gathering Sparks (All That’s Real)                             [8]
4. Chihuahua—Deane Nesbitt, Jr. (Soundtracks in the Sand)                           [4]
5. Hung Up and Overdue—Fathom Lane (Asilomar)                                           [8]
6. Love in the Ruins—Judy Banker (Buffalo Motel)                                             [4]
7. Everybody Knows It—Katie Pederson (The Landing)                                     [2]
8. God Doesn’t—Helene Cronin (Old Ghosts and Lost Causes)                        [2]
9. Straight From the Heart~robert thibodeau & the detroit jewels (Single)  [4]
10.Metro—The Jins (Single)                                                                                   [NE]
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An Earth Day Focus on “Theme Attic” Wednesday, (2PM-4PM EDT) After Philby Fun, 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

It’s been several years since I’ve taken “Theme Attic” listeners on a local journey to magnificent Mt. Dearborn-the mountain in the Detroit area that is often obscured by clouds.
Will it happen this year?
I’m not even sure if the portable equipment even works!
You’ll just have to tune in to “Theme Attic” with host Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EDT to find out!
The show begins with a Philby Best Album Countdown #100-81 to get things started between 12PM-2PM EDT!
“Theme Attic” always features new music and artist debuts and that segment kicks off with a brand new song by Editors!
You can find information for that portion of the show in a different post.
This post is about Earth Day on “Theme Attic!”
When the Philby section wraps up, the music will transition to tunes that feature nature oriented musical subjects!
Songs by artists from approximately 2PM-4PM EDT should include many Southeast Michigan artists, among them Rochelle Clark, Mike Gentry Music (both are appearing at 20 Front Street tonight!), Roger Ponder, Gary Browe Music, Mike Ward: PsychoSongs, Tom Alter Music (both are appearing at Foundry in Port Huron Saturday, April 30!), Jeff Karoub as part of Garrison Corner who are appearing tonight at Dearborn Public Library!) The Steve Taylor Three (who are appearing at Otus Supply in Ferndale on Friday, April 29th!), Marty and Kohn, WolfSounds (Wolf B. Reuter with Carrie Ferrario, Lily Roof, Mark Newman, David Roof), Nick Schillace, Rod Johnson, and many other wonderful artists including Nora Jane Struthers, Cary Morin (both are appearing at 20 Front Street on Thursday, April 29th!, Nora Jane is appearing at The Ark – Ann Arbor on Friday, April 29th!) Joe Peters & Friends, fRiCTiON fARM, Rod Abernethy, Deane Nesbitt Jr, Joanie Leeds, Rio Trio, brand new Moreish Idols, Sublunar Minds, The Rifters, and more!!!
So grab a pair of comfortable, get a friend or two to listen with, and come along for the ride Wednesday from 12PM-4PM EDT with Phil Maq!
OUR NEW ANTENNA MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE SHOW ALL OVER THE METRO DEARBORN-DETROIT AREA BY TUNING INTO 89.3 WHFR.FM!!!
However, you can also stream the show from the “listen live button” on the www.WHFR.FM website, by the TuneIn App, Simple Radio App, download the 89.3 WHFR.FM android app from our website homepage, or ask Alexa to find it for you!
Here’s a special earthdayshouldbeeveryday link to stream it : https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
Feel free to share and spread the fun!
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The Philby Best Albums of 2021 Countdown (#100-81) Begins Wednesday, 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

I haven’t done the show this way before.
It would have been simple to put together a full Earth Day show…and only that theme.
However, I’ve got a hankerin’ for some Philbys, so I decided to split this week’s “Theme Attic” with host Phil Maq on Wednesday from 12PM-4PM EDT into two halves!!!
Four full hours of “Theme Attic,”, but to avoid confusion, this post will only talk about the Philby Best Albums of 2021 Countdown, #100-81, which will pretty much be from 12PM-2PM EDT!
I believe the time has arrived!
Songs by artists will include 2Bit Palomino, Carl Caballero, The New Zeitgeist, Pat Smillie – Vocalist / Songwriter. ThorNton Creek (Their album cover for “Whiskey” is second from the left in the banner!), Eve’s Twin Lover, DeeCRACKS, Travis Bowlin, Kiss the Tiger, Suzi Moon (She is pictured with Phil Maq in the banner!), Nell & Jim Band (Their album cover for “Steel” is on the left in the banner!), J.P. Reali, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Spirit of 74, Michael Jonathon, Green Denim (Their self-titled album cover is third from the left in the banner!), Vandenberg’s MoonKings, John Mayall, Chris Youlden and the Slammers, and Gogol Bordello!!!
So grab a pen and paper to take some notes, get a friend or two to listen with, and come along for the ride Wednesday from 12PM-4PM EDT with Phil Maq!
OUR NEW ANTENNA MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE SHOW ALL OVER THE METRO DEARBORN-DETROIT AREA BY TUNING INTO 89.3 WHFR.FM!!!
However, you can also stream the show from the “listen live button” on the www.WHFR.FM website, by the TuneIn App, Simple Radio App, download the 89.3 WHFR.FM android app from our website homepage, or ask Alexa to find it for you!
Here’s a special philby100to81albums link to stream it : https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
Feel free to share and spread the fun!
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Philbys Return This Wednesday!!! Unofficial Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2021 Countdown #7!!!

The Philby Award

It’s been a long time since the Philbys showed up on “Theme Attic.”

Well, the wait is over!

Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” (12PM-4PM EDT) will commence the Countdown of the Philby Best Albums of 2021!

At the moment, the Philby Hot 100 Song Countdown will reach its conclusion in June!

When I get to this stage of the Philbys, I have to finally decide what’s going to make the master list of 100 out of a pool of about 600–that’s been whittled down to about 150.

I don’t ever have to scramble to find albums for the list.

At least so far.

My problem–if anyone would ever consider this a problem, is what to keep on the list while moving albums that I haven’t gotten familiar enough with to the reserve list for next year.

Sometimes, it’s an agonizing decision.

I also want to emphasize–and it’s in the submission section, that because I like to absorb the albums that end up on the list, it’s unusual for an album to make it on the first year of release, if it was released after June. 

But not impossible.

However releases that came out after June have a head start at making next year’s list!

I’ve said it many times: I work slowly.

My year end lists are on my timetable.

The lists are about “Good Music,” any style, any year!

As far as the songs are concerned, I would also like to state again that unless a song has appeared on a weekly Faves list, it will NOT show up on this year’s final songs list.

I will also provide submission info at the end of each one of these updates!

Here is another in a series of unofficial updates:

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31.North Country—Sam Corbin (North Country)

32.Every Day—Mental Health Day (You Could Be Anywhere)

33.Bad Babe, Losing Touch—The Claudettes (High Times in the Dark)

34.Angels Fly—Johnny Irion (Driving Friend)

35.Save All My Cryin’ (For Sunday Afternoon)—Vicky Emerson (Wake Me Up When the Wind Dies Down)

36.Starcrossed Losers—The Fratellis (In Your Own Sweet Time)

37.The Hewry Highwayman—Bill Grogan’s Goat (Third Eye)

38.Dichotomy of Disbelief—Latvian Radio

39.The Lucky One—Mark Jewett (The Lucky One)

40.How Will You Go—Sugar Snow (Woodface Reimagined)

41.Outside of This Town—Christone “Kingfish” Ingram (Kingfish)

42.Make Up Your Mind—Heathcote Hill (Fight Another Day)

43.Solo—Arnold Mitchem (Single)

44.Life Out of Control—Linden Thoburn (Scarecrow)

45.No Way to Live—Mike Ward (The Darkness and The Light)

46.Jesus on the Dash—Vegas Strip Kings (Jackpot!)

47.Stuck in a Rhyme—Cool King Chris (Paradigm Shift)

48.Turn My Heat On—Scott Greeson with Warriors, Zombies, and Other Joedai Pilgrims (Collaboration)

49.Too Cold to Cry—Lindsay Beaver (Tough As Love)

50.Time Flies By—Gary Browe (Red Sky Remembers)

51.Never Let You Go—Biltmore (Revolutions and Romantics)

52.Long Gone—Karen Nash (Love and Justice)

53.Split Decision—Popular Creeps (Single)

54.This Morning—Ben Levin with Bob Corritore (Before Me)

55.Keep Diggin’—The Stone Souls (The Stone Souls)

56.Built to Break—Mike Galbraith (Here, Elsewhere)

57.Lightspeed—Steve Leaf and The Ex—Pats (Lightspeed)

58.Snake Wine—Transit Method (We Won’t Get Out of Here Alive)

59.Show Them It’s True—The Simon Kennedy Band (Make Up Your Mind)

60.Object Permanence—Sydney Sprague (Maybe I Will See You at the End of the World)

61.Time Goes By—Territorial Chant (Territorial Chant 6)

62.Power Thru—Rick Mummey with Warriors, Zombies, and Other Joedai Pilgrims (Collaboration)

63.I Feel Like My Old Self—Nora Jane Struthers (Bright Lights, Long Drives, First Words)

64.Quarantine Dream—Scott Martin (Quarantine Dream)

65.Stuck in Orbit—Xposed 4Heads (Ultra Sound)

66.Little Miss Night and Day—Boz Scaggs (Out of the Blues)

67.Peculiar—The Slackers (Peculiar)

68.Pirates—Joanna and The Jaywalkers (The Open Sea Before Me)

69.River of Tears—Upstairs Party (Upstairs Party)

70.Graveyard Train—Wild Ponies (Radiant)

71.Lonesome City—Dave Karchner (Lonesome Town)

72.My Mother Gave the World to Me—Jubilant Bridge

73.Turn Up Your TV—Michael Snyder—Barker (Tales of Whoa!)

74.The Original Swing—Seth Bernard (Eggtones for Fun)

75.Analise—Inland Isle (Time Has Changed Us)

76.Black Patch—Kelsey Waldon (White Lines/White Noise)

77.Sweet Marie—Strawberry Heritage (Light Magic)

78.Go to Girl—Travis Bowlin (Secondus)

79.Hard Times—Sublunar Minds (Into a Future Bright and Beautiful)

80.The Warning—Robin Tucker (The Way Out)

81.Then There Was You—Steve Sterner and Sundown (November Rain)

82. Consolation Prize—Jeremy Porter and The Tucos with Jennifer Westwood (Don’t Worry, It’s Not Contagious)

83.Long Way Back—Terri Binion (The Day After the Night Before)

84.Talk to Me—Makoto (Spirit of the Island)

85.Radar Contact—TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds (The Sea Versus the Mountain)

86.House of the Rising Sun—Johnny Mastro and Mama’s Boys (Never Trust the Living)

87.Here Comes Love—Robert Stark (Robert Stark)

88.Did It All—Gogol Bordello (Seekers and Finders)

89.All We Ever Have Is Now—Valerie JanLois (No Drop of Love Is Ever Wasted)

90.Storyline—Trio of Awesuhm (Cowboys and Aliens)

91.Nuthin’ to Me—Suzi Moon (Call the Shots)

92.When She Smiles—Kevin Lockhart and Bill Bosler (Waterbound)

93.Berlin—Karolina Rose (Invicta)

94.Escape Route—Jordi (Single)

95.Got Me Glued—The Transparent Tones (Lovely)

96.Summer in a Bottle—Marvin Etzioni (Single)

97.I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying—Tom Faia and Kate Miller (Harry’s Place)

98.On and On—Tin Sparrow (Shoelace Ring)

99.Be a Good Girl—CJ Ramone (American Beauty)

100.Train to Nowhere—Hannah’s Field (Revolutionary Soldiers)

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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 2022 is 2019-2022.

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 2019, I will accept that music for consideration.

If you have something older than 2019, 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 dislike 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, 12PM-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/!

It almost always includes a weekly countdown of my favorite albums or songs  and some shows feature two countdowns!

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse on my website!

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

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/!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than the awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:https://philmaq.com/the-greatest-songs-ever-recorded/! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

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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Phil’s Faves: Albums, April 17, 2022

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 2:09” segment of my “Theme Attic Show,” Wednesdays 12PM-4PM ET on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

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’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/!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than the awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:https://philmaq.com/the-greatest-songs-ever-recorded/! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

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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Kenny Young and The Eggplants have an out of this world #1 Faves Album for this week!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of April 17, 2022

1. Plantastic Voyage—Kenny Young and The Eggplants
2. Whole Cloth—Bill Edwards
3. Downtime—Nick Piunti and The Complicated Men
4. Another Sky—Kelly’s Lot
5. Near—Kate Hinote Trio
6. Tonight at Johnny’s Speakeasy—Jo Serrapere and The Willie Dunns
7. Beside Myself
Steve Taylor
8. Lockdown Live—Jeff Slate
9. Steel—Nell and Jim Band
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Transitions D’eau—Mary Ann Kirt
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, April 17, 2022

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 12PM-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 2:09” 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/!

If you’d like to know what I think are even better than awesome songs, have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:https://philmaq.com/the-greatest-songs-ever-recorded/! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

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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Top Ten Songs for the Week of April 17, 2022

1. When They Fall —Annie and Rod Capps (When They Fall)
2. Bringing in the Light—Gathering Sparks (All That’s Real)
3. Hung Up and Overdue—Fathom Lane (Asilomar)
4. Lost and Found—The Stan Laurels (There Is No Light Without the Dark)
5. Straight From the Heart~robert thibodeau & the detroit jewels (Single)
6. Love in the Ruins—Judy Banker (Buffalo Motel)
7. Chihuahua—Deane Nesbitt, Jr. (Soundtracks in the Sand)
8. Everybody Knows It—Katie Pederson (The Landing)
9. God Doesn’t—Helene Cronin (Old Ghosts and Lost Causes)
10.Maybe Someday—Pkew Pkew Pkew (Single)
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Interviews (Rocker Suzi Moon, Greater Alexander) and Spring Cleaning on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic,” 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

I did this last year and it went over well!
It’s a tradition that I would like to continue every year.
What am I talking about?
I’m referring to the annual “Theme Attic” Spring Cleaning Show with host Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EDT!!!
This year’s show is going to be different than last year’s because there will be two (2?!) interviews!!!
Punker Suzi Moon (Pirates Press Records), who is playing Sanctuary Detroit on Thursday night, will be making a phone call for an on the road interview!!
The other interview is with local artist Greater Alexander who is part of Greater Impact House, which is an organization that is doing a fundraising event this Friday to help with a major home improvement project for musicians/artists to rehab. Many local artists are part of the 24 hour event!
If that doesn’t sound like spring cleaning, I don’t know what I’m talking about!
As far as the music is concerned, what is a spring cleaning show?
What I call a spring cleaning show is digging deep on my player to bring songs and artists into the spotlight that I just haven’t gotten to.
Now there could be myriad reasons as to why a song may not make it onto my playlist. The most common are: they need editing, or I haven’t been able to work them in to a theme.
These selections are just as awesome as music that I play every week!
There will also be a Faves Album Countdown after the Suzi Moon interview!
And even though I may be emphasizing slightly older material, there will still be new music, too!
Always!
On every show!
Here’s this week’s stats: 2 Artist Debuts, 3 New Releases, 2 unreleased world premieres, 10 artists with Southeast Michigan ties!!!
Wow!
Times for the artists on the playlist will be divided into two blocks and are only approximate. They are a mostly educated guess and they are not in sequential order.
Songs by artists from 12PM-2PM EDT should include Greater Alexander (His picture is in the center of the banner!), Katie Dahl, Mental Health Day, Kate Jablonski, Sugar Snow, Courtney Yasmineh, Nervous Germans, Wendy Webb, Latvian Radio, Deane Nesbitt Jr, Ellie Zwart, Katie Pederson who is at The Ark – Ann Arbor this Sunday!, Terri Binion, Mindi Abair, Quinn Christopherson, and many more!!!
Songs by artists from 2PM-4PM EDT should include Suzi Moon, Bobby Pennock (His as yet unreleased “6 Live” album cover is on the left in the banner!), Rochelle Clark, Kelly’s Lot, Kenny Young and the Eggplants, Steve Taylor Acoustic, Tom Alter Music, Bill Edwards (Edwardsongs), Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men, Kate Hinote Music, Jo Serrapere & the Willie Dunns with John Devine, Jeff Slate, Red City Radio, The Jins, and more!!!
So grab a broom and a dustpan, get a friend or two to listen and work with, and come along for the ride Wednesday from 12PM-4PM EDT with Phil Maq!
OUR NEW ANTENNA MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO HEAR THE SHOW ALL OVER THE METRO DEARBORN-DETROIT AREA BY TUNING INTO 89.3 WHFR.FM!!!
However, you can also stream the show from the “listen live button” on the www.WHFR.FM website, by the TuneIn App, Simple Radio App, download the 89.3 WHFR.FM android app from our website homepage, or ask Alexa to find it for you!
Here’s a special elbowgrease link to stream it : https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
Feel free to share and spread the fun!
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