Sunday Music: NEW Playlist For January 2023

Thanks to those of you who have been asking for a new playlist. This one has been in the works since last fall - and courtesy of a job change, moving across state lines, and surviving COVID Christmas, it’s ready for your consumption.  I had a lot of moods in the past 6 months and … Continue reading Sunday Music: NEW Playlist For January 2023

Sunday Music: Rick Ross “Act A Fool”

I have a thing for the measured slowness of Rick Ross’ flow. I guess I missed “Act a Fool (feat. Wale)” when it came out, but I stumbled across it a few weeks ago and it’s such a vibe. Its tempo and rhythm, vibrating with his “I’m going to unapologetically make this statement for profit,” … Continue reading Sunday Music: Rick Ross “Act A Fool”

Sunday Music: Barbecue Christmas (Emmet Otter Edition)

Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas was a staple of Christmas TV watching growing up.  We rewatched it the other night and I’ve had the songs stuck in my head ever since.  Here’s “Barbecue” - which maybe isn’t a Christmas song, but all I can do is smile when I hear it.  ps. if you haven't … Continue reading Sunday Music: Barbecue Christmas (Emmet Otter Edition)

Sunday Music: The Devil In His Youth

Revisiting those “you listened to x way to much last year” playlists made me remember a prior year when I listened to Protomartyr way to much, which made me feel like listening to them way too much again.  I’ve never highlighted “The Devil In His Youth” here somehow. It’s one of my favorite songs by … Continue reading Sunday Music: The Devil In His Youth

Sunday Music: “Over My Shoulder” By Charlie Hunter

I was talking to a guitar teacher of mine about Charlie Hunter when I was in college. I was gushing about the technique to play his 7 and 8-string bass/guitar monstrosities and my teacher looked at me quizzically.  “Hmm. I guess that explains it. I thought he was just a really sloppy player and couldn’t … Continue reading Sunday Music: “Over My Shoulder” By Charlie Hunter

Sunday Music: Emo Kids Going Sober In Song (w/ Future Teens)

Future Teens have a new album out, and the self-described “bummer pop” band has a real gem in “BYOB” about struggling with sobriety. I feel like this is exactly what emo kids getting older is supposed to sound and feel like. A couple of lines from the lyrics with the video below: If you bring … Continue reading Sunday Music: Emo Kids Going Sober In Song (w/ Future Teens)

Sunday Music: Chet Atkins Picking On The Beatles

Chet Atkins is a guitar person’s guitar person. His instrumental takes on the Beatles take my brain into another room and focuses it.  I know, I know - it’s the Beatles composition at the core, but hearing how he re-arranges these and chooses his tone, when to use chords, when to bend notes - it’s … Continue reading Sunday Music: Chet Atkins Picking On The Beatles