Happy New Year: My New Year Resolution!!!

Another year is upon us, and tradition has it that I should make some type of resolution.

I really haven’t done this before, so let me see what I can come up with.

Lose some weight?

Ha, ha! That’s a good one!

Get my life in order?

Oh, please, that’ll never happen!

I committed to myself several years ago that as a DJ at WHFR, I would play some new music as part of every show that I’d never played before, no matter what.

I have stuck to that, even when I’ve done shows where I’ve featured primarily “oldies,” like a WKNR countdown, for example.

So let me specify that new doesn’t mean something from the 60’s that I wasn’t aware of. New means something that was released in the last few years and not an archive song.

My resolution is that this year, each one of my shows will include at least two new artists that I have never played before!

And it won’t, of course, be filler music and artists just to meet a goal.

It will be artists and music, just like what I consider myself to play all the time now, that  will be of quality and Philby award eligible candidates!

As I continue on as the Music Director at the station, and obsessively look for new “good” music, I figure I should challenge myself. And I am.

So, Happy New Year everyone.

And since it’s an out with the old in with the new time of year, here’s a classic “Happy New Year” song by Theme Attic Hall of Fame members, Spike Jones and His City Slickers!

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

I do two shows a week at WHFR in Dearborn, Michigan:

“Prime Time Theme Attic” on Monday nights from 8PM-10PM ET and

“Theme Attic,” on Wednesday mornings from 10AM-12PM ET.

You can here it locally at 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area or use this streaming link:

www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html 

I’d be honored if you check me out some time…and come back to listen! You can even tell your friends to listen, too! Not only just to my show, but the wonderful variety of music the DJs at WHFR play!

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

Posted in Music "Q"sings, Video "Q"sings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

It’s a New Year’s Eve Replay, “Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2018, Pt.1,” Monday Night 8PM-10PM EST!!!

When the “Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2018, Pt.1” was started earlier in the month, the internet stream was down, so it could only be heard locally.

So tonight, New Year’s Eve, “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10PM EST, will have a rare repeat broadcast of a show.

Songs by artists in order of appearance will be show opener, The Karpinka Brothers, then Charley & JesiJo Serrapere & the LaFawndas with John Devine and David RoofShawn Adam Williams, Sigrid Christensen, Gretchen’s WheelJohn Holk & the SequinsDavid RoofGeorge Bedard and the KingpinsDeane Nesbitt JrMichael StephensPhil Lee – The Mighty King Of Love, Ellison, Beer Me” by Kevin FisherNick Moss BandDan HallTelamorThe WagEscaping PavementGeorge Stephen KellyThe Regrettes, and bonus tracks by Susie Fitzgerald Music, and June Star!!!

Come on along for the ride and tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special Philbyrepeticious link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use TuneIn Player or RadioFM to stream it.

Please share freely with your fans, friends, and families, but say something about yourself in the comments section when you repost it, so that everyone knows why you’re posting it!

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

And please feel free to “like” the whole Phil Maq page while you’re on my page! Thank you!

 

 

 

Posted in Pre Show Preview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Corrupted File Will Not Stop The Philbys!!!

The Philby Award

As I have mentioned before, I expect bad things to happen to my Philby files.

Every year.

It just happens.

I’ve had at least three computers die in one Philby season. A portable hard drive crash during another Philby year. I have attempted to constantly back up, not only Philby material, but other files as well. And as far as I’m concerned, it’s ALL Philby material.

This may not be anything new to most people, but it was for me when it happened the first time.

Well, I had a new thing happen this year. I keep an ongoing list for the year of eligible albums. It’s a text file. I was up to 23 pages for the year.

That file is now corrupted.

That has never happened to me before. I have never lost a word file.

Fortunately, I have several other files that I’ve secured—except for the main one. I only had that one partially backed up. Specifically, the first 20 pages.

My choices—at least for the main list, are almost complete. But I continue to work on the lists until the Philby shows are complete. Most of the list that is missing are albums from 2015 that I systematically continue to go through to see if I’m making sure I don’t miss anything since it’s the last year for eligibility.

I also lost listing’s for some albums that I was considering for next year’s Philbys. I’ll work on finding those after this year is complete.

I have a couple of sources that I have to reconstruct the master list, so I did have some back up.

I intended to give an update about the Philbys today, because I have some down time and there’s a holiday between the shows.

A totally different kind of update.

But, let’s just say that I am down to about my last 20 albums I’m considering.

There will be a replay of “The Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2018, Part 1” on New Year’s Eve from 8PM-10PM EST. When the show was originally broadcast, the station stream was down. I have had requests to replay the show so that other people could hear it. Monday night will be that opportunity.

Here’s a link:

https://whfr.fm/streamer/

I always feel that putting my lists together are kinda like studying for finals. I enjoy it, or I wouldn’t do it.

But, man, I don’t appreciate the problems.

I asked my son for help, and he acted like it was something he’d never seen before. He gave me one of those “what are you doing to the computer?” looks. He even stated that. I told him I’m not doing anything different than I always do.

He told me that he supposes there must be some kind of probabilities for whatever happens to me on computers could happen. But he also told me that for the number of things that happen to me must make me the unluckiest guy in the world.

Thanks, son.

I guess that’s what I am.

But I will continue.

The Philbys will not be stopped!

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

Posted in Philby | Leave a comment

Phil’s Faves: Albums, December 23, 2018

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

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

Here’s a link:

https://whfr.fm/streamer/

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ
Laura Rain and The Caesars take a walk to #1!
QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

Top 10 Albums for the Week of December 23, 2018

1. Walk With Me—Laura Rain and The Caesars
2. Overgrowth—Strawberry Heritage
3. Nightbird—The Bankesters
4. Dust Bowl: American Stories—Grant Maloy Smith
5. Altered Sweet: A Tribute to Matthew Sweet—Various Artists
6. Circling the Moon: The Songs of Mike Stephens—Joe Peters, MJ Bishop, and Bobby Pennock
7. Better a Fool Than Aloof—Elliot Schneider
8. Territorial Chant 6—Territorial Chant
9. Everybody Has a Purpose—Joe Kidd and Sheila Burke
10.Carry Fire—Robert Plant
QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ
Don’t forget to like my Facebook page!

Posted in Phil's Faves: Albums | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Phil’s Faves: Songs, December 23, 2018

This is a weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best songs that I listened to the previous week. Most songs will be current, but there are no boundaries. I’ve already stated on this web site that I am obsessed with music. I am constantly hunting it down whether it’s online, on CD, from my personal collection, from a library (Yes, I think the library is a great source of music–especially for music that you aren’t sure about.), TV, or radio. Since most of these sources mostly emphasize new music, the odds are pretty good that most of the songs on this list will be new. But in my search, I don’t use any boundaries for the other sources. I am just looking for good music that I haven’t heard, or happened to forget about. Everyone, including myself, has forgotten way more great music than they can ever remember-even if they are also music fanatics.

Also, there will be no rules concerning songs on this list. A song can show up or drop off a number of times. This will be the most volatile of my lists. It all depends on how much music I am exposed to during the week and what I find interesting. On really obscure stuff, I will try to include the source, if I know it.

Most of the songs heard on this list have been played on my radio shows, “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show” on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

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

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ
JD McPherson doesn’t need #1, but he has it anyway!
QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

Top Ten Songs for the Week of December 23, 2018

1. All the Gifts I Need—JD McPherson
2. Gotta Have My Babies—John Latini
3. Lovergirl—Tommy Z
4. Wonderful Home—Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line
5. Stranger Blues—SIMO
6. Finally Something Good—Paul Kelly
7. Wonderful Land—California Guitar Trio
8. Hope Is Hard to Kill—Don Arbor
9. All of Us—The Rallies
10.This Girl—Oak City Roots
QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ
Don’t forget to like my Facebook page!

Posted in Phil's Faves: Songs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The “Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2018,” Pt. 4 Wednesday Morning, 10AM-12PM EST!!!

The gifts are unwrapped.

Much food and drink have been consumed.

The sugarplums are done dancin.’

So let’s roll out Part 4 of the “Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2018” with Phil Maq, Wednesday morning, 10AM-12PM EST!!!

Songs by artists will include Alison Krauss with Jamey JohnsonJoanie Leeds & The NightlightsBilly Brandt & Sarana VerLin (Pictured 4th from right in the banner.), Eric Gnezda – Songwriter and Speaker(Pictured 2nd from right in the banner.), Signal FlagsThe Hangabouts (Pictured in the lower left corner of the banner.), Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons (Pictured third from right in the banner.), Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line, The Garden of SoulAnnie & Rod Capps (Pictured 5th from right in the banner.), Jemmi Hazeman & The Honey RidersWindborneShwizZThe Native Howl (Band pictured in the lower right corner of the banner.), DON ARBOR (Pictured in the upper left corner of the banner.), The Fratellis, Michael Snyder-Barker (Bark’s Wagon Tales), American HousewifeAnimal Hours, and Love Axe and Andy Freeman!!!!

Songs by others not on the Philby list should include Kevin Gordon, and Amy Soucy Music!!!

Come on along for the ride and tune in to 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special Philbylicious link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use TuneIn Player or RadioFM to stream it.

Please share freely with your fans, friends, and families, but say something about yourself in the comments section when you repost it, so that everyone knows why you’re posting it!

The list so far:

41.Let It Go—Kate Jablonski (Running From Myself)

42.When Love Is a Game—Linda McRae with Ray Bonneville (Shadow Trails)

43.The Lion and The Lamb—The Static Dial (Audio Nomad)

44.The Hammer—The Vegabonds (What We’re Made Of)

45.La La La La La—Michael on Fire (The Solstice Session/Tracks Along the Way)

46.Think of What You’ve Done—Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles (Radio Sweetheart)

47.Brighter Side—Scott Fab (Leave My Friends)

48.No Love Lost—Black Note Grafitti (Volume II: Without Nothing, I’m You)

49.As With All Things—John Barron (Moods)

50.If We Dig Any Deeper, It Could Get Dangerous—Sarah McQuaid (If We Dig Any Deeper, It Could Get Dangerous)

51.Bad Habits—Best Behavior (Good Luck, Bad Karma)

52.Far From—Olivia Millerschin (Look Both Ways)

53.The Widow Maker—Kentucky Chrome (Bloodstains on My Hands)

54.Rita—Bill Edwards (Here Lately)

55.We’ve All Failed and Won—Randy Cherkis (Single)

56.Humbucker—Katy Guillen and The Girls (Heavy Days)

57.The Boxer—The O’Reillys and The Paddyhats (Sign of the Fighter)

58.Broken Favorite Coffee Mug Blues—Mark Jewett (Tending the Fire)

59.Don’t Stay With Me—The Claudettes (Dance Scandal at the Gymnasium)

60.Salmon Zone—Oginalii (The Grey Zone EP)

61.God Complex—Blood Red Shoes (Single)

62.These Are the Days—Calvin Becker (Histories of Things to Come)

63.I Need a Whole Lotta Lovin’—Thornetta Davis (Honest Woman)

64.Bang Bang—Sarah Jane Scouten (When the Bloom Falls From the Rose)

65.This Girl—Oak City Roots (Oak City Roots)

66.The Thing About Us—Judy Banker (Devils Never Cry)

67.Heartbeat Serenade—Common Union 59 (Heartbeat Serenade)

68.Better Than You—Drew Davis (Son of a Gun)

69.Carrie May, But I Refuse To—I Don’t Trust Robots (Let It Go!)

70.Ferry Nice—Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights (Brooklyn Baby)

71.Down the Moor/Pig Reels—Jo Philby (Saltwater and Stone)

72.Sunshower—Katherine Moller (Storm Queen)

73.Girl With Lantern Eyes—Danny Schmidt (Owls)

74.Whatever’s Right—The Monkees (Good Times)

75.Wild Roses—Ben Rogers (The Bloodred Yonder)

76.Standing at the End of the World—Have Gun, Will Travel (Fiction, Fact, or Folktale)

77.Close to You—Vandenberg’s MoonKings (MoonKings)

78.Come Back to You—Royal Wood (Ghostlight)

79.Why Did You Hoodoo Me?—Savoy Brown (Witchy Feelin’)

80.Evil Perfume—Dylan McDonald and The Avians (Fueled By Dreams of the Future)

81.I Don’t Like You—The Regrettes (Feel Your Feelings, Fool!)

82.Morning After Pill—George Stephen Kelly (The Power, The Glory, and The Monkey Time)

83.Watching the Wheels—Escaping Pavement (The Night Owl)

84.Jessica—The Wag (Continuum)

85.Flash—Telamor (Outside the Lines)

86.We Need Justice—Dan Hall (Michigan Music Resistance, Vol.1)

87.Breakdown—The Nick Moss Band (From the Root to the Fruit)

88.Dog Beers—Kevin Fisher (Beer Me)

89.Higher—Ellison (I Love You)

90.Where A Rat’s Lips Have Touched—Phil Lee (So Long, It’s Been Good to Know You)

91.Picture This—Mike Stephens (Highway 101)

92.Change for Chimps—Deane Nesbitt, Jr (Single)

93.I Just Want to Make Love to You—George Bedard and The Kingpins (Triple Crown)

94.If You Want Me—David Roof (Set Yourself Free)

95.Your Last Memory—John Holk and The Sequins

96.Walk Out—Gretchen’s Wheel (Altered Sweet: The Songs of Matthew Sweet)

97.20 Days—Sigrid Christiansen (Little Vixen)

98.Sanctifyin’—Shawn Adam Williams (Single)

99.Fat City Jive—Jo Serrapere (Gotcha Covered: The Songs of Johnny Williams)

100.Love—In—Charley and Jessi (With Love)
QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

And please feel free to “like” the whole Phil Maq page while you’re on my page! Thank you!

 

 

 

Posted in Philby, Pre Show Preview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Favorite Christmas Song This Year!!!

I’ve liked JD McPherson since I first heard him!

Therefore, his retro sound on this brand new song, “All the Gifts I Need” from his album “Socks” makes it an easy choice!

I like the little things that he brings up which truly is what makes this season so special!

It’s the first track on my Winter Season Celebration special which repeats at 11AM EST on Christmas Day, and one last time on December 26, at 3AM EST!!!

Come on along for the ride and tune in to 89.3 FM (@89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special Seasonal Celebration link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use TuneIn Player or RadioFM to stream it.

Please share freely with your fans, friends, and families, but say something about yourself in the comments section when you repost it, so that everyone knows why you’re posting it!

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

And please feel free to “like” the whole Phil Maq page while you’re on my page! Thank you!

Posted in Music "Q"sings, Pre Show Preview | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Phil Maq’s Winter Season Celebration at 7PM EST Monday, 11AM EST Tuesday, and 3AM EST Wednesday!!!

So I have loaded everyone’s Winter Season Celebration Shows which will air continuously from Monday, Christmas Eve at 10AM EST until Wednesday, December 26 at 10AM EST.

My show will air on Monday at 7PM EST, Christmas Day at 11AM EST, and Wednesday December 26th at 3AM EST.

Songs by artists on my show IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE will include JD McPherson (His album cover for “Socks” is in the banner.), Jo PhilbyLoreena McKennit, Jody Marshall (Her album cover for “Carol of the Bells” is in the banner.), John Latini – Roots & Blues MusicThe Blue HawaiiansThe Bob Rivers ShowKatherine Moller, Ruth Hill, Tish HinojosaRiders In The SkyJonathan Coulton Fan ClubRob Clarke and The Wooltones, and The Wag (Their Christmas ornament for “Feels Like Christmas” is in the banner.)!!!

Come on along for the ride and tune in to 89.3 FM (@89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, stream it anywhere in the world with this special Seasonal Celebration link : https://whfr.fm/streamer/ (Press the “Listen Live Now” button), or use TuneIn Player or RadioFM to stream it.

Please share freely with your fans, friends, and families, but say something about yourself in the comments section when you repost it, so that everyone knows why you’re posting it!

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

And please feel free to “like” the whole Phil Maq page while you’re on my page! Thank you!

 

 

Posted in Pre Show Preview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Fun Commercial: Polar Bears and a Puffin!!!

I like polar bears and puffins, so this animated Coke commercial is a no brainer for me!

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

Posted in Groovy Commercials | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Santa and the Puppy Commercial: Better Than Any Hallmark Christmas Movie!!!

I used to post an occasional commercial that I thought was pretty good and that I would watch every time it came on. Well, there haven’t been too many of those in a while.

However, I like several that are out right now.

If I had the time I would have posted this a few weeks ago, but I still like it, so that means it’s really good!

Lasting only thirty seconds, Mercedes Benz provides true Christmas spirit that Hallmark or Lifetime takes a whole two hours to get to!

Although, I will probably never be able to afford to drive one and wouldn’t want to if I could, their commercial is classic:

 

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

Don’t forget to like my Facebook page!

Posted in Groovy Commercials | Leave a comment