Category Archives: Song of the Day

(November 2, 2018): Chicano Batman – This Land Is Your Land

From the 2017 MP3x1File single, This Land Is Your Land.  A bilingual take on Woody Guthries anthem – Esta tierra es para ti y para mi!  Get out and vote to check President Trump.

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The White Album’s 50th Anniversary

For Beatles tragics. From today’s (30 October 2018) Wall Street Journal: In November 1968, the Beatles released a follow-up to its psychedelic, extravagantly produced “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The double LP, presented in a plain white sleeve, became … Continue reading

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(August 4, 2018): Chris Volpe – Dusty Bibles

From the 2009 album, Shipwrecked!  From the album notes: “‘Shipwrecked!’ is Nashville-based Chris Volpe’s First full-length release with a live band. The 12—songs produced by Volpe and Grammy Award-winner Phil Harris—range from Americana to folk-jazz to country noir. The band … Continue reading

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(March 17, 2018): Rex Allen – (The Wreck Of The) The Sloop “John B”

From the a-side of the 1951 single, (The Wreck Of The) The John B / The Roving Kind.  One of the many covers of the Bahamian traditional folk song, “The John B. Salis”. The earliest recording, according to Wikipedia, was by … Continue reading

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If SoundCloud Disappears, What Happens to Its Music Culture? – NYTimes.com

A bummer if it comes to pass … AUGUST 1, 2017 On Technology By JENNA WORTHAM This summer, an engineer named Matthew Healy moved to Berlin to work at SoundCloud, a popular music-streaming service. He started his job on a … Continue reading

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(July 19, 2017): Beat Farmers – Goldmine

From the 1985 album, True West.  The debut LP from the San Diego band now know as The Farmers.  It was recorded in 1984 and produced by Phil and Dave Alvin of the Blasters and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. … Continue reading

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Song Exploder

At 106 episodes in, I am just discovering Song Exploder – a podcast dedicated to dissecting songs and providing insights into the creative process.  Very nice.  http://songexploder.net/

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