The Weekly Playlist – Nov. 21 to Nov. 27

A plague of Rush dominated the personal airwaves this week starting with the second and longest leg of our tour south for Thanksgiving on Sunday. I continued with the three men from Willowdale during the week and 90s influenced our trip home today. Rush – various albums Hold Your Fire and Test for Echo helped pass the time on Sunday along the 5 freeway in California and when we got in range of 95.5 KLOS, classic Rock for Southern California, I tried the station and Metallica’s “One” was playing! We left KLOS on for a bit switching back and forth … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Nov. 21 to Nov. 27

The Weekly Playlist – Nov. 14 to Nov. 20

Just finished one of the busiest weeks in listening yet! I continued the process of getting reacquainted with those albums I reviewed this year to determine the Top 10 Best of 2021 but the big push came with the long Thanksgiving road trip that began today. My wife chose 80s music for the drive thus the reason for the two of bands with similar members. Usually, she doesn’t like what I bring but this time she asks, after we’re already underway, where is Metallica? Motley Crue? Styx? REO Speedwagon? I didn’t bring any of those because she only likes a … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Nov. 14 to Nov. 20

The Weekly Playlist – Nov. 7 to Nov. 13

A busy week of listening with concert prep (should be there upon this post going live) and the laborious effort of deciding the best albums of 2021. Everclear (various) Everclear concert tonight! Hopefully better than last time. Refreshed with some of their hits, some deeper cuts like “Portland Rain” which would make complete sense if played, and listened through their last album just in case they played some off it. Not looking forward to the venue or heading downtown, but I got someone else to drive. Woo hoo! Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag and A Little Respect (songs) So, Wheatus opens … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Nov. 7 to Nov. 13

The Weekly Playlist – Oct. 31 to Nov. 6

A pretty deliberate attempt this week to getting in some listening, the whole point of The Weekly Playlist. Some new music, one of them a surprise, and a favorite album from the past escorted me across the border into Washington. Let’s take a look: Athey Music – Goodness & Mercy (album) A new group or “collective” as they put it, out of Portland, OR, released their first album yesterday. A very nice collection of songs that were written as a result of the pandemic and lockdowns. Check out the review of Goodness & Mercy. Rush – Signals (album) Earlier this … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Oct. 31 to Nov. 6

The Weekly Playlist – Oct. 24 to Oct. 30

Nearly two years since I last prepped for a concert! Therefore, much of the week centered around a deep dive with Toad the Wet Sprocket. But I also managed another new album review and listened to a few more singles released from a local group. On the surface not a whole lot of music but read on, I actually listened to quite a bit… And then I discovered three Alex Lifeson demos released from his archive. Toad the Wet Sprocket – Starting Now (album) and various songs A listened to their new album Starting Now again which I reviewed in … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Oct. 24 to Oct. 30