An Unlikely Source For A Broadway Music Tribute?

I have two music subscriptions–Spotify and Sirius XM. The majority of my XM listening is to the Vegas Sports Information Network (VSIN), a channel devoted entirely too sports gambling. That is probably 90 percent of my XM use. The other 10 percent is still mostly Outlaw Country, the station started by Steven Van Zandt several years back. Of that 10 percent, probably 90 percent of my listening there is the Steve Earle Show, which airs every weekend. I tend to catch the on demand version on Sundays. This week, Steve did an entire hour dedicated to Broadway musicals. Yes, an … Continue reading An Unlikely Source For A Broadway Music Tribute?

Covid-19? More Like CoFit-19

I’m part of a health and fitness Facebook group my friend Kathy Book started a while back. It is a good community, full of recipes, workouts, interesting articles, questions, community, encouragement, and all that razzmajazz that helps one stay on the right path. Earlier today, Kathy posed the question–What is in your Coronovirus workout playlist? Well, my inner nerddom alarm started blaring. Music plus working out, with a theme? Yep, I’m in. I quickly thought of about 10 in the first 30 seconds. I started to post some videos in her post, but quickly knew “Weez, this needs to be … Continue reading Covid-19? More Like CoFit-19

“I Guess The Party Ended”–Robert Earl Keen Walks The Floor

Chris Shiflett was a pleasant surprise for me a couple years ago. Not in a “who is this guy”. He plays in Foo Fighters, one of the biggest bands in the world, after all. No, the surprise was “this guy is legit in the Americana world” way. Chris has a podcast called Walking The Floor, borrowing from Earnest Tubbs. He has awesome guest on a regular basis, a regular Who’s Who of the music world I tend to make my’s ears’ habitat. This was was no exception (the correct use, Darrelle Revis), with the venerable Robert Earl Keene joining Chris … Continue reading “I Guess The Party Ended”–Robert Earl Keen Walks The Floor

Albums Of The Year, For A Decade, Pt. 2 (2015-2019)

Continuing on in our look back at the last decade of music. Part 1 was here. 2015–Chris Stapleton–Traveller Chris Stapleton went from one of Nashville’s best kept secrets to full blown superstar in 2015, with the release of Traveller, his first solo album. Chris had written many hits within country, and earned street cred in bluegrass (The Steeldrivers) and southern rock (Jompson Brothers). Since Traveller, however, he has been selling out stadiums and amphitheaters ever since. My first exposure to this album was the video for Fire Away, dealing with mental stability. In a ironic twist of sorts, after years … Continue reading Albums Of The Year, For A Decade, Pt. 2 (2015-2019)

Albums Of The Year, For A Decade, Pt. 1 (2010-2014)

With the rollover of the calendar last week, a lot of year-end, and decade-end list popped up, for everything from music and movies, to politics to technology advancement. This just another such list. Here is my Albums of the Year, for every year of the decade. These are hindsight as of currently. Not all of them were my Album of the Year in the year I rated them. My list, my rules. Sometime around 2008-2009, my musical interests shifted greatly, more to the roots, Americana style. But as you can see by the list below, my likes did not change … Continue reading Albums Of The Year, For A Decade, Pt. 1 (2010-2014)