Fall New Music Showcase, Pt.2, “Prime Time Theme Attic” Monday Night, 8PM-10PM EST!!!

Monday night on “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10PM EST will be a Fall New Music Showcase, Pt.2!!!

With a full moon on Sunday night, I thought it would be interesting to add a moon theme on top of that! There will be a “Top 9 at 9:09,” and the idea of the whole show is to play tracks I have not played yet from mostly albums I haven’t touched yet. Got it? Good!

Songs by artists on the show will include Beach House, Dude York, Nick Anderson and The Skinny Lovers (album covers featured above), DNT, The Black Market Trust, Arkells, A. Sinclair, Tori Amos, The Wag, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Poor Player, I Don’t Trust Robots, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Seth Bernard, Mandy Rowden (album cover pictured above), Bark’s Wagon Tales, Auburntown, Skinny Lister, John Barron, Xposed 4Heads, Muriel Anderson, John Holk & the Sequins, Ed Dupas, Luke Winslow-King, Sleater-Kinney, and Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings!!! Listen in at 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, Tune In Player, or with this special full moon new music link: http://whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html Please share with your fans, friends, and families!!!

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, November 26, 2017

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)

There’s also a new “Top 9 at 3:09” on Wednesday afternoons on my “Mid Day Theme Attic Show” from 2p-4P ET that does the list that wasn’t featured on “Prime Time Theme Attic that week! (Whew!)

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

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.

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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Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers use a “native heart” to reach the top!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of November 26, 2017

1. Native Heart—Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers
2. Odyssey—The Accidentals
3. Eggtone Blues—Seth Bernard
4. Down on Deptford Broadway—Skinny Lister
5. Windy City—Alison Krauss
6. The Blues Don’t Care—Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings
7. The Solstice Session/Tracks Along the Way—Michael on Fire
8. Tennessee Night—Ed Dupas
9. I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always—Luke Winslow—King
10.Here Lately—Bill Edwards
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, November 26, 2017

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!

There’s also a new “Top 9 at 3:09” on Wednesday afternoons on my “Mid Day Theme Attic Show” from 2p-4P ET that does the list that wasn’t featured on “Prime Time Theme Attic that week! (Whew!)

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

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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Dave Caruso finds shelter at the top of the list!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of November 26, 2017

1. Shelter—Dave Caruso
2. Dreaming of the Fallen Again—Bobby Pennock with Shannon Lee
3. Sinking Feeling—The Hangabouts with Molly Felder
4. Sad Sad Song—The Wag
5. Gold—Laura Rain and The Caesars
6. Mystery Sign—Wendy Webb
7. Passion—Dirty Bourbon River Show
8. O My Soul—American Housewife
9. Losing You—Alison Krauss
10. Melody—The Whiskey Charmers
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Seth Bernard’s “Eggtone Blues”: One of a Kind!!!

Seth Bernard has already been a Philby Award winner, so I am always interested in what musical sojourns he decides to embark upon. However, when I checked out his “Eggtone Blues” album from earlier in 2017, I wasn’t quite sure how to take it.

I expected different, but I didn’t expect radically different.

Now, that can go either way, good or bad. I had to listen to it a couple of times justto sort it out. Sometimes art can work on several layers. Well the songs on “Eggtone Blues” often had several audio layers piled on top of each other without getting at the several layers of art within the songs.

On top of that, the songs all appeared to have a political and ecological approach. The first cut “21st Century Blues” has audio featuring Bill McKibben from 350.org, who is an authority on global warming and climate change. Another track, “Line 5 Blues” features information as important as yesterday’s news, which literally was news yesterday! It deals with an aging oil pipeline going underneath the Mackinac Straits and Michigan’s freshwater supply.

The album features many of the Earthwork Music roster of musicians. In case you aren’t aware of Earthwork Music, it’s a label that is homegrown and environmentally sound in its musical endeavors, headquartered in Lake City, Michigan. It’s a label where the newest generation of hippies are born and raised.

The roster is as talented as any group of musicians that anyone can assemble, and there isn’t anything that the label or the artists can’t do if they decide they want to do it. On the album, these include Max Lockwood, Samantha Cooper, and Dede Alder to name just a few.

So back to the album.

In my mind, as I continued to listen to “Eggtone Blues,” I began to think of it as an audio book with ultra cool music. But that summation would not do the album justice. So you’re just going to have to check it out for yourself.

It’s not easy to combine politics and music in a package that doesn’t seem heavy handed, but “Eggtone Blues succeeds on so many levels. The music is good on it’s own, but there’s so much more! Just like in video games or DVDs, the hidden “easter eggs” give the listener whatever depth they want to experience the album. It’s part of a series by Seth Bernard, and a new one which is being released as of this writing. That makes me happy, because I think “Eggtone Blues” is one of the best albums of the year!

https://earthworkmusic.com/

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Be sure to listen to me on WHFR, 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area on Mondays 8PM-10PM, and Wednesdays 10A-12 Noon and 2PM-4PM. All times are Eastern Time Zone

If you need a stream link here it is: Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

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Seth Bernard’s “Eggtone Blues”: One of a Kind!!!

Seth Bernard has already been a Philby Award winner, so I am always interested in what musical sojourns he decides to embark upon. However, when I checked out his “Eggtone Blues” album from earlier in 2017, I wasn’t quite sure how to take it.

I expected different, but I didn’t expect radically different.

Now, that can go either way, good or bad. I had to listen to it a couple of times justto sort it out. Sometimes art can work on several layers. Well the songs on “Eggtone Blues” often had several audio layers piled on top of each other without getting at the several layers of art within the songs.

On top of that, the songs all appeared to have a political and ecological approach. The first cut “21st Century Blues” has audio featuring Bill McKibben from 350.org, who is an authority on global warming and climate change. Another track, “Line 5 Blues” features information as important as yesterday’s news, which literally was news yesterday! It deals with an aging oil pipeline going underneath the Mackinac Straits and Michigan’s freshwater supply.

The album features many of the Earthwork Music roster of musicians. In case you aren’t aware of Earthwork Music, it’s a label that is homegrown and environmentally sound in its musical endeavors, headquartered in Lake City, Michigan. It’s a label where the newest generation of hippies are born and raised.

The roster is as talented as any group of musicians that anyone can assemble, and there isn’t anything that the label or the artists can’t do if they decide they want to do it. On the album, these include Max Lockwood, Samantha Cooper, and Dede Alder to name just a few.

So back to the album.

In my mind, as I continued to listen to “Eggtone Blues,” I began to think of it as an audio book with ultra cool music. But that summation would not do the album justice. So you’re just going to have to check it out for yourself.

It’s not easy to combine politics and music in a package that doesn’t seem heavy handed, but “Eggtone Blues succeeds on so many levels. The music is good on it’s own, but there’s so much more! Just like in video games or DVDs, the hidden “easter eggs” give the listener whatever depth they want to experience the album. It’s part of a series by Seth Bernard, and a new one which is being released as of this writing. That makes me happy, because I think “Eggtone Blues” is one of the best albums of the year!

https://earthworkmusic.com/

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Be sure to listen to me on WHFR, 89.3 Fmin the Deaerborn-Detroit area on Mondays 8PM-10PM, and Wednesdays 10A-12 Noon and 2PM-4PM. All times are Eastern Time Zone

If you need a stream link here it is: Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, November 19, 2017

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!

There’s also a new “Top 9 at 3:09” on Wednesday afternoons on my “Mid Day Theme Attic Show” from 2p-4P ET that does the list that wasn’t featured on “Prime Time Theme Attic that week! (Whew!)

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

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

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.

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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Alison Krauss visits “windy city” with a penthouse view!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of November 19, 2017

1. Windy City—Alison Krauss
2. Native Heart—Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers
3. The Solstice Session/Tracks Along the Way—Michael on Fire
4. Down on Deptford Broadway—Skinny Lister
5. Eggtone Blues—Seth Bernard
6. Odyssey—The Accidentals
7. Here Lately—Bill Edwards
8. The Blues Don’t Care—Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings
9. Tennessee Night—Ed Dupas
10. Good and Dirty—Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, November 19, 2017

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!

There’s also a new “Top 9 at 3:09” on Wednesday afternoons on my “Mid Day Theme Attic Show” from 2p-4P ET that does the list that wasn’t featured on “Prime Time Theme Attic that week! (Whew!)

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

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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“Sinking Feeling” defies gravity and sinks to the top of the list!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of November 19, 2017

1. Sinking Feeling—The Hangabouts with Molly Felder
2. Shelter—Dave Caruso
3. Mystery Sign—Wendy Webb
4. Melody—The Whiskey Charmers
5. Sad Sad Song—The Wag
6. Dreaming of the Fallen Again—Bobby Pennock with Shannon Lee
7. My City’s on Fire—The Dirk Kroll Band
8. Gold—Laura Rain and The Caesars
9. Passion—Dirty Bourbon River Show
10. Detroit Strong—Tosha Owens
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, November 12, 2017

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!

There’s also a new “Top 9 at 3:09” on Wednesday afternoons on my “Mid Day Theme Attic Show” from 2p-4P ET that does the list that wasn’t featured on “Prime Time Theme Attic that week! (Whew!)

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

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

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.

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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Michael on Fire turns into a two alarm blaze as he stays on top for a second week!!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of November 12, 2017

1. The Solstice Session/Tracks Along the Way—Michael on Fire
2. Windy City—Alison Krauss
3. Native Heart—Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers
4. Here Lately—Bill Edwards
5. Down on Deptford Broadway—Skinny Lister
6. Eggtone Blues—Seth Bernard
7. Good and Dirty—Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles
8. Odyssey—The Accidentals
9. The Blues Don’t Care—Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings
10.Michigan Music Resistance, Vol.1—Various Artists
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, November 12, 2017

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!

There’s also a new “Top 9 at 3:09” on Wednesday afternoons on my “Mid Day Theme Attic Show” from 2p-4P ET that does the list that wasn’t featured on “Prime Time Theme Attic that week! (Whew!)

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

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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Wendy Webb notches her third #1 Phil’s Faves Song, and that’s no mystery!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of November 12, 2017

1. Mystery Sign—Wendy Webb
2. Sinking Feeling—The Hangabouts with Molly Felder
3. My City’s on Fire—The Dirk Kroll Band
4. Shelter—Dave Caruso
5. Melody—The Whiskey Charmers
6. I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always—Luke Winslow—King
7. Sad Sad Song—The Wag
8. Detroit Strong—Tosha Owens
9. Dreaming of the Fallen Again—Bobby Pennock with Shannon Lee
10. Don’t Call Me Darlin’—Jeremy Porter and The Tucos with Jillian Rae
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, November 5, 2017

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!

There’s also a new “Top 9 at 3:09” on Wednesday afternoons on my “Mid Day Theme Attic Show” from 2p-4P ET that does the list that wasn’t featured on “Prime Time Theme Attic that week! (Whew!)

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

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

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.

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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Michael on Fire hits #1 with his double album, “The Solstice Session/Tracks Along the Way!”
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of November 5, 2017

1. The Solstice Session/Tracks Along the Way—Michael on Fire
2. Windy City—Alison Krauss
3. Here Lately—Bill Edwards
4. Paranormal—Alice Cooper [Hall of Fame]
5. Michigan Music Resistance, Volume 1—Various Artists
6. Homecoming—Nora Jane Struthers and Joe Overton
7. Native Heart—Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers
8. Down on Deptford Broadway—Skinny Lister
9. Eggtone Blues—Seth Bernard
10.Rock N Roll Romantic—Downtown Mystic
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