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We've made it to the mid-week, and believe it or not, we are right at the mid-month mark for July. Lots of stuff on the horizon.
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"Buttercup" by Kerri Powers
This song (my first - but not my last - listen to Kerri Powers) sounds as if it comes from a different era, which I attribute to the timelessness of the sound and style. She is from Massachusetts. The song is on her self-titled album which was released last year.
"Harsh Light of Reality" by Human Radio
Another great song from the self-titled Human Radio album from the early 90s. Still sounds relevant today.
"Born to Lose" by Social Distortion
From Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell... Social Distortion... just Social Distortion! I used to think of this as my theme-song - sung with defiance not self-pity.
"Mr. Soul" by Matthew Sweet
Matthew Sweet covering a Neil Young penned song from Buffalo Springfield... this is a good thing!
"Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" by Waylon Jennings
This song will turn 40 years old next month. Proof positive that whatever the problems with the "Nashville" Country Music establishment, they are not new and the solution always must start from the outside. As timely today.... and a really great song!
"Fragile Magic" by Michael Sackler-Berner
So the theme today seems to be timeless music - modern music that sounds like it is from another era and older music that sounds fresh and vital. Michael Sackler-Berner fits in the former category - his latest music evoking some of the great Pop music of the last several decades. Marshall Crenshaw is among the awesome people who have worked with him, he's had songs in Sons of Anarchy and Law and Order, and he has done some acting.
"Do You Know Something (I Don't Know)?" by Webb Wilder
Last night, I posted a picture on Facebook and Instagram that included my vintage Webb Wilder t-shirt. Today, this song from Hybrid Vigor shows up in the shuffle... go figure. Webb doing his thing.... dig it!
"Interview With a Hobo" by Jonas H. Sjøvaag's Navyelectre
The album is called Large Ensemble. They are from Oslo, Norway, and I am have really been getting into this album since I got hold of it recently. It is highly original music that I find it difficult to describe. Check out the video playlist which closes with a preview of the album which was released back in May.