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

The Weekly Playlist – Oct. 17 to Oct. 23

All albums this week no individual songs. It doesn’t seem like much, just the four entries, but I listened to Duran Duran’s latest multiple times as well as No Doubt’s first album. Takes a lot of work sometimes to write something fair and accurate, at least from my point of view, and even then, some doubts (not no doubts) can creep in. Thus, the debut album series I started earlier this year returned after a few months off and an anniversary brought out the vinyl, a far better experience than streaming. Rush – Counterparts (album) The highest-ranking ever Rush album … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Oct. 17 to Oct. 23

The Weekly Play List – Oct. 10 to Oct. 16

A couple of new listens this week, not only new releases but also new to me. I also happened upon, meaning, I forgot I had the album when searching for something to listen in the car. See, the Weekly Playlist works as I normally would have left the house without anything in hand.   Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Soundtrack (album) My nephew has amazing music tastes for a kid his age, one of the many things I love about him. He has found bands on his own as well as those I nudge him towards. He’s mostly a … Continue reading The Weekly Play List – Oct. 10 to Oct. 16

The Weekly Playlist – Oct. 3 to Oct. 9

What started as a just few rock bands ended with a Saturday rush of music that helped fill out the week with a broader scope of music. Two, maybe three obvious rock bands, arguably one falls more in line with pop rock but still a rock band and the other I’m not so sure about anymore. Two different genres fell into play thanks to Amazon music. Rush (various songs) See if you notice a pattern in these songs. Expect a forthcoming Rush post. Everyday Glory La Villa Strangiato Cygnus X-1 Natural Science Countdown Available Light The Garden Working Man In … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Oct. 3 to Oct. 9

The Weekly Playlist – Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

Already five of these Weekly Playlists! So far, the idea behind posting what I listened to the previous week works because I am not only listening to more music but also bands and artists I likely would have filed away and never got around to listening. Case in point… BTS – Butter, Permission to Dance, My Universe (songs) OK, listen. In a strange coinkydink, I did not know who BTS was but at the same time I did. Last week’s Weekly Playlist brought them to light so I decided to jump in. Turns out I’m not too out of touch … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

The Weekly Playlist – Sept. 19 to Sept. 25

Not as much music listened to this week as I hoped. A caravanning road trip with me driving alone ended up in one car with others so that put a kibosh on more than six hours of potential tunes roundtrip. But I managed to get a few songs and two surprising albums in for Sept. 19 to Sept. 25th. TobyMac – Promised Land (song) A repeat from last week. It’s been a while since a song really struck a chord and I repeatedly played it. “Promised Land” from  TobyMac shows amazing depth in song writing and singing. Coldplay – Coloratura … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Sept. 19 to Sept. 25

The Weekly Playlist – Sept. 12 to Sept. 18

A pretty good week of listening to music and from a wide variety (I think) including one I had never heard and will never listen to again. The Weekly Playlist works, now in the third installment, as much of these I likely would have not listened to. If you’re wondering what I mean by this, go back to the start. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica (Album) Who needs waterboarding when you have this album from Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band? 2Loud2Old Music (fellow music writer) reviewed this, poor guy, and actually listened to Trout … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Sept. 12 to Sept. 18