‘Twas a good year for music 2018, and after the jump are 28 songs from the year that I found myself spinning over and over. There’s a good bit of electronic-tinged music in the mix like Carpenter Brut, Kingswood and Chromatics as well as stuff from the heavier end in Turnstile, The End of the Ocean and Black Heaven. Then there’s just some solid songwriting from the Charlatans, Soccer Mommy, Mitski and Snail Mail.
I hope you like some of it as much as I did.
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Summer is over, school is in session and that means back-to-campus guides, album anniversaries and a whole lot of prepping for the fall. Read more of what September had in store after the jump.
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The summer slow down is just about over. I’ve been hard at work on my first book, so it’s been a perfect time for it to be happening. Only a few pieces of note for August, a pair of galleries and a rumored reunion of a legendary rock and roll band.
Check it out after the jump.
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Whew…it’s HOT. That’s why we gotta keep this thing going. No slowing down. Move forward to the coolness, beat the heat.
The so called dog days of summer keep everyone on alert to find something new, even when there isn’t much. Just as guilty on this end. What went down is after this jump…
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It was 1994 and the majority of my musical diet consisted of mostly everything my grandparents wouldn’t be into. If it didn’t involve a pit, encouragement to jump on and launch myself off a stage in a concert setting, I was likely spinning it less regularly. The songs that would emanate from my upstairs bedroom at their house upon waking, showering, heading out for the afternoon or the night were tailor made for driving neighbors nuts, as well as the home where I was residing.
How was it tolerated then?
Well, said grandparents had seven children before I came into this world, and they had heard it all before. My uncles blasted The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen. My aunts did the same with The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues and The Doors. Me thinking I was pushing the envelope with Pantera elicited yawns.
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Yesterday marked the last time St. Patrick’s Day will be on a Saturday until 2029, leaving all the amateurs in a tough spot when it comes from figuring out how to balance their vomit-inducing pub crawls with a much-needed day of rest afterward. To wit, this will create some sadness, but here’s a Sunday Groove which may soften the blow a bit.
Not a ton of people are aware that Sarah McLachlan’s massive hit “I Will Remember You” has its roots deep in an instrumental composition from Séamus Egan. She used the track “Weep Not for the Memories” as the basis for her composition, adding lyrics written by herself and Dave Merenda.
“I Will Remember You” initially appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 indie-film The Brothers McMullen, but didn’t become a hit for McLachlan until it was re-released as a live version from her 1999 concert album Mirrorball.
YouTube and Spotify of the track after the jump.
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