The 2022 Summer New Music Showcase #3 on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic,” 12PM-4PM EDT!!!

 

The days of Summer are quickly disappearing.
That means I better fit the 2022 Summer New Music Showcase #3 in on this Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with host Phil Maq from 12PM-4PM EDT!!!
The show is wall to wall new music!: Approximately 3 plus hours of music and artist debuts as well as a Top 9 at 2:09 with album cuts I’ve never played before as part of the countdown!
The music is of a wide variety from folk to metal to country and blues and many styles in between!
You know. A typical Theme Attic show!
And here’s some fairly large numbers: 28 Artist Debuts, 29 new releases, 2 unreleased, and 11 artists with SouthEast Michigan ties!!!
I will divide the tags into sections, but they will only be an estimate. I can’t guarantee that everything will fit into those slots, but I will try very hard to stick to them!
Songs by artists between 12PM-2:09PM EDT should include brand new Jason Didner Music, brand new The WAEVE, brand new Dystopica, brand new The Natural Lines, brand new The Great Get Gone with Lois Mahalia, brand new Native Sun, brand new Cutter Elliott Music, brand new Sofia Talvik, brand new Michael Simmons, brand new Dearly Beloved, brand new Lacrimas Profundere, brand new Cole Anyway, brand new KaelAlden, Mick Kolassa – Music with Erica Brown, brand new Love Tractor, brand new Christine Sweeney, brand new The Lagoons, brand new Trent Agecoutay, brand new Sugar Lime Blue, brand new Adam Newman, brand new Elliot Szabo, brand new Todd Michael Bradt, and more!!!
Songs by artists from 2:09PM-4PM EDT should include Jon Shain, Sultans of String, Roger Ponder (His new release “September Songs of 2021” is on the right in the banner!), Ben Levin Piano, unreleased Voxanna, who are playing Berkley Coffee this Friday!), brand new unreleased (for 2 more days!) Crossword Smiles (Their album cover for “Pressed and Ironed” is second from the right!), The Armoires (Big Stir Records), Gerard Smith, George Stephen Kelly, brand new Laura Rain and The Caesars (Their album cover for “Rise Again” is in the upper left corner of the banner! They are playing LIVE Ann Arbor this Friday!), Modern English, Dave Caruso Music (His album cover for “Radiophonic Supersonc” is third from the right in the banner!), The Legal Matters, The Empty Pockets, brand new Marci, Mary Ann Kirt Music Page (Her New album cover “Transitions de Bien” is second from the left in the banner! Her album Release show is this Saturday at YpsiAlehouse!), brand new Joe Marcinek Band, Rob Moss and Skin-Tight Skin, Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps (Their album cover for “Cheap Diction” is in the lower left corner of the banner!), The McnaMarr Project, and maybe more!!!
So grab some paper and a pen to take notes with so you don’t forget the groovy music, get a friend or two to listen or share with, and come along for the ride on this Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” from 12PM-6PM 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 newmusicshowcase3 link to stream it : https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!!!
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Last Call for 2022 Philby Submissions: The Unofficial Philby Best Albums of 2021 Countdown #4!!!

The Philby Award

It’s that time of the year!

No, not that dumb pumpkin spice stuff.

Well, I guess maybe for that, too.

But I’m referring to the Last Final Official request for Philby submissions for 2022 consideration!

Yes, I’m well aware that I haven’t finished the Philby Best Albums of 2021 Countdown yet, but that one is almost finalized.

Just one more show to go!

Since the odds go down tremendously the later in the year I listen to something that might end up on the 2022 list, I’m making sure that I’m stating it somewhere and reaching out for what might be, technically, last minute entries.

Now, I am always looking for excellent music no matter what year it is, and will always accept submissions no matter when it is!

However, I like to spend a lot of time listening to and analyzing the music that end up on my lists!

It seems the best way for me to do it!

I will continue to post the submission section in all Philby related posts!

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Here, in reverse order, is The Unofficial Philby Best Albums of 2021 Countdown #4!!!:

100.Seekers and Finders—Gogol Bordello

99.Things I Dream About—2Bit Palomino

98.Secondus—Travis Bowlin

97.Myths and Mortals—The New Zeitgeist

96.Spirit of ’74—Spirit of ’74

95.The Pirate—Michael Jonathon

94.Fable Bait—Eve’s Twin Lover

93.A Highway Cruise—J.P. Reali

92.Steel—Nell and Jim Band

91.The Big Sound of Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials—Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials

90.Vicious Kid—Kiss the Tiger

89.MK II—Vandenberg’s MoonKings

88.The Wreckage—Carl Caballero

87.Lonesome for a Long Time—Pat Smilie

86.Green Denim—Green Denim

85.Whiskey—Thorton Creek

84.Nobody Told Me—John Mayall

83.Serious Issues—DeeCRACKS 

82.Closing Time—Chris Youlden

81.Call the Shots—Suzi Moon

80.Small Blues and Grooves—11 Guys Quartet

79.Deadbeat Grafitti—Black Pistol Fire

78.Into a World Bright and Beautiful—Sublunar Minds

77.Organisms—The Doug McDonald Quartet

76.Cowboys and Aliens—Trio of Awesuhm

75.Free Yourself Up—Lake Street Dive

74.Bark and the Pack—Michael Snyder—Barker

73.Lockdown Live—Jeff Slate

72.White Noise/White Lines—Kelsey Waldon

71.Transitions D’eau—Mary Ann Kirt

70.One of These Days—The Regulators

69.Marty and Laura—Marty and Laura Kohn

68.What You Love Comes Along—Bad Camper

67.Life in the City—Turkuaz

66.Thieves and Yesterday—Dan Bubien and The Delta Struts

65.Duel—The Satin Cowboy and The Seven Deadly Sins

64.Songs for An American Hero—Tom Alter

63.Bent Frets—Mick Clarke

62.Someday Soon Somehow—Scott Fab

61.Not Made for Hire—The Bennett Brothers

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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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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “Under the Moon” by Miss Sophie Lee and The Parish Suites!!!

I have a feature to recognize a slice of good music: The Most Awesomest Song of the Day! 

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my weekly “Theme Attic” show, Wednesdays, from 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/!

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!”

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

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A track from a 2019 Philby Award winning album, (The Philby is my recognition for brilliant musical achievement!), Traverse This Universe, is the choice for tonight’s Full Moon Tune!

“Under the Moon” by Miss Sophie Lee and The Parish Suites is a kind of ska/reggae flavored ballad that centers around a September Moon.

The horn arrangement and instrumental sections are superb and often are interjected by some soulful organ!

Miss Sophie Lee’s sultry, playful vocal is equally matched by one hot trumpet solo!

It’s a refreshing listen on a fading, yet warm, September Summer night!

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day is “Under the Moon by Miss Sophie Lee and The Parish Suites!!!

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I have plenty of other musical areas to explore:

Here’s a link for my weekly list of Fave Songs:

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

Here’s a link for my weekly Fave Album lists:
philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums

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!

#UndertheMoon #MissSophieLeeandTheParishSuites #TraverseThisUniverse #FullMoonTunes#MissSophieLee  #themostawesomestsongoftheday #philmaq

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, September 4, 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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Sultans of String take “Refuge” at the top with their second #1 weekly Faves Album!!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of September 4, 2022

1. Refuge—Sultans of String [8]
2. Before Me—Ben Levin [5]
3. Plug in and Play—Tommy Z [5]
4. Iron City—Mike Latini [6]
5. Incognito—The Armoires [14]
6. Chapter 3—The Legal Matters [3]
7. Turf Wars—The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters and Friends) [12]
8. Discount Cowboy—George Stephen Kelly [NE]
9. Never Found a Way to Tame the Blues—Jon Shain [3]
10.London Calling: A Toast to Julie London—Lyn Stanley [10]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, September 4, 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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Barker and Broski are “buckled up” on their #1 ride!! (Cool video, too!)(This is Michael Snyder—Barker’s second #1 Faves song. He has had a solo #1 Faves Song.)
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of September 4, 2022

1. Buckle Up Buttercup—Barker and Broski (The Ballad of Billy Bob and Other Generic American Folklore) [4]
2. Eleanor Rigby—Kate Hinote Trio (Single) [5]
3. Never Been So Blind—Your Gracious Host (Tom Curless) (Boomerang) [3]
4. My Forever, Your Always—George Stephen Kelly (The Power, The Glory, and The Monkey Time: Redux 2020) [6]
5. In the Middle—Diana Chittester (Paradox) [3]
6. Superstatic —Turkuaz (Life in the City) [2]
7. Lofi Roulette—Jimmy Carpenter (Soul Doctor) [2]
8. Under the Moon—Miss Sophie Lee and The Parish Suites
(Traverse This Universe) [NE]
9. Hit the Road—Shawn Adam Williams (Single) [NE]
10.There’s Still Time—Julianne Ankley (With Love From Lake Huron) [10]
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Back to School 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Most students have already started school.
But it is a “Theme Attic” tradition not to do the “Back to School” show until the Wednesday after Labor Day.
So, let’s take a trip to our buildings of higher education this Wednesday with host Phil Maq from 12PM-6PM EDT!!!
Yes, you did read that correctly because I’ll be cleaning some jazz erasers from 4PM-6PM!
For this special occasion, I have scheduled a Top 9 at 2:09 EDT Countdown of this week’s Phil’s Fave Albums, as well as inducting new Theme Attic Hall of Fame members Bill Haley and His Comets, Freddie Hubbard – Blue Note Records, and a Happy Birthday tribute to Buddy Holly!!!
Their will be a mostly fun mixture of classic and newer tracks to enjoy! But let’s face it: The best songs about going to school were written long ago!
This week’s stats are: 6 artist debuts, 3 new releases, 11 artists with Southeast Michigan ties!!!
I will divide the tags into sections, but they will only be an estimate. I can’t guarantee that everything will fit into those slots, but I will try very hard to stick to them!
Songs by artists from 2:09PM-4PM EDT should include The Armoires (Big Stir Records), George Stephen Kelly, Jon Shain, Julianne Ankley, Julianne Ankley & The Rogues (Her album cover-(A self portrait!) is in the center of the banner!), The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters & Friends), Sultans of String, The Legal Matters (Futureman Records), Michael Kelsey, Liz E. Brooks, Eric Gnezda – Songwriter and Speaker, Mike Latini Music, Ben Levin Piano, Devon Allman, brand new I N S T Y N K T, Suzy Bogguss Music, Tommy Z, and more!!!
When things shift to Jazz around 4PM until 6PM EDT, the school theme is over and things shift to Jeff Scott Music, Lyn Stanley Jazz Recording Artist, Frank Sinatra, Billy W. Brandt,  the induction of Freddie Hubbard – Blue Note Records, and many more!!!
So grab some #2 pencils and some page protectors, get a friend or two to listen or share with, and come along for the ride on this Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” from 12PM-6PM 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 backtoschool2022 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, August 28, 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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Mike Latini has an “Iron City” grip on this week’s #1 Faves Album spot!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of August 28, 2022

1. Iron City—Mike Latini [5]
2. Refuge—Sultans of String [7]
3. Plug in and Play—Tommy Z [4]
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Soul Doctor—Jimmy Carpenter [6]
5. Incognito—The Armoires [13]
6. Before Me—Ben Levin [4]
7. Chapter 3—The Legal Matters [2]
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London Calling: A Toast to Julie London—Lyn Stanley [9]
9. Turf Wars—The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters and Friends) [11]
10.Never Found a Way to Tame the Blues—Jon Shain [2]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, August 28, 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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Eleanor Rigby” is Kate Hinote’s fourth #1 Faves Song!!!! (Three were with The Blueflowers!!!)
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of August 28, 2022

1. Eleanor Rigby—Kate Hinote Trio (Single) [4]
2. Buckle Up Buttercup—Barker and Broski (The Ballad of Billy Bob and Other Generic American Folklore) [3]
3. My Forever, Your Always—George Stephen Kelly (The Power, The Glory, and The Monkey Time: Redux 2020) [5]
4. Never Been So Blind—Your Gracious Host (Tom Curless) (Boomerang) [2]
5. Forever Young Forever —Rebecca Loebe (Blink) [3]
6. Gotta Get to the Jersey Shore—Mike Rocket (For the Ride Home) [5]
7. In the Middle—Diana Chittester (Paradox) [2]
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There’s Still Time—Julianne Ankley (With Love From Lake Huron) [9]
9. LoFi Roulette—Jimmy Carpenter (Soul Doctor) [NE]
10.Superstatic—Turkuaz (Life in the City) [NE]
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, August 21, 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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Jimmy Carpenter has a “Soul Doctor” with a #1 address as this week’s Fave Album!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of August 21, 2022

1. Soul Doctor—Jimmy Carpenter [5]
2. Refuge—Sultans of String [6]
3. Iron City—Mike Latini [4]
4.
London Calling: A Toast to Julie London—Lyn Stanley [8]
5. Incognito—The Armoires [12]
6. Plug in and Play—Tommy Z [3]
7. Before Me—Ben Levin [3]
8. Chapter 3—The Legal Matters [NE]
9. Never Found a Way to Tame the Blues—Jon Shain [NE]
10.Turf Wars—The Joedai Warriors (Joe Peters and Friends) [10]
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, August 21, 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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George Stephen Kelly’s heartfelt “My Forever, Your Always” is this week’s #1 Faves Song!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of August 21, 2022

1. My Forever, Your Always—George Stephen Kelly (The Power, The Glory, and The Monkey Time: Redux 2020) [4]
2. Eleanor Rigby—Kate Hinote Trio (Single) [3]
3. There’s Still Time—Julianne Ankley (With Love From Lake Huron) [8]
4. Gotta Get to the Jersey Shore—Mike Rocket (For the Ride Home) [4]
5. Buckle Up Buttercup—Barker and Broski (The Ballad of Billy Bob and Other Generic American Folklore) [2]
6. Roll on Over —Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons (Hey Kid!) [9]
7. Forever Young Forever —Rebecca Loebe (Blink) [2]
8. Listen to the Music —The Alonzo Spirit Band (Cafe Kona) [2]
9. Never Been So Blind—Your Gracious Host (Tom Curless) (Boomerang) [NE]
10.In the Middle—Diana Chittester (Paradox) [NE]
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