March 16, 2021

S1E4 The Blues Rocks

The blues, like country and soul, is one of the cornerstones of rock music. Even the term “rock and roll” was blues slang for sex. Beyond being an inspiration and influence on rock, many artists have merged traditional delta and Chicago blues with a rock and roll beat. The result is blues rock. Bands like Cream, Traffic, and and Blind Faith dominated the charts in the […]

March 12, 2021

Speaking with Perfect London Grammar

Will the next podcast ever get done? I ask myself that every morning. Right now there seems to be too many distractions. There is just so much great music coming out right now. What’s the DJ Mr. P to do? As I sat down this morning to start recording my podcast, I took a peek at my Friday Release Radar playlist on Spotify. Big mistake. Right […]

March 11, 2021

WLIR Screamer of the Week

As I work on my next podcast, I’m listening to what must be the most nostalgic playlist ever. At least if you were a young adult in the NYC area during the 1980s. The playlist is comprised of all the Screamer of the Week winners form WLIR FM. Back in the 1980s, THE place for new music in the metro NYC area was WLIR. Every week, […]

March 2, 2021

Julien Baker’s New Album and The Summer of 1985

As I was listening to the new Julien Baker album Little Oblivions, I kept think about the summer of 1985. That was a full year after graduating college. I had already started my career, and then got married and moved to Buffalo, NY. That was a momentous year for me. But that’s not what I was thinking about. I wasn’t thinking about that first job, my […]

February 25, 2021

I Love Rock and Roll and Joan Jett Too

Back in the early 1980s I heard Joan Jett’s first big song, “Bad Reputation” from the album of the same name. It was probably early 1981 because I remember having to wait for the album to come out that year. Ever since them I’ve been in love with Joan Jett’s music. The first time I saw Joan Jett with her band The Blackhearts, was in Huntington, […]

February 24, 2021

S1E3: Dream Your Dream

Back in the 1990s, I discovered the band Lush. Initially, I was drawn to their song “Hypocrite” which was on the album Split. When I got the CD home and listened to it, i was blown away by the opening song, “Light From a Dead Star.” While “Hypocrite” was a typical 90s alternative song, comparable to music from Smashing Pumpkins, “Light From a Dead Star” […]

February 17, 2021

Intermezzo with Greta Van Fleet

I’ve been struggling to write the script for my next podcast. Maybe that’s because no one listened to the last one. Hint hint… While I decide on some changes to the format for the podcast, I’ve been listening to some new music. Of course I have. One new EP that just dropped recently was Heat Above by Greta Can Fleet. Ok, I know that Greta Van Fleet […]

February 12, 2021

deahmau5’s New Song Order

I’m sitting here listening to a new song by deadmau5. If you are unfamiliar with deadmau5, he’s a DJ and electronic dance music (EDM) artist who performs in a mask that kind of looks like Mickey Mouse. He was doing this well before Marshmello was walking around with a giant marshmallow on his head. One of the things I especially like about deadmau5 is that his […]

February 10, 2021

Looks Like 1969 is Offline

It looks like the video I referenced in my blog on the bad music of 1969 is offline. The whole channel is offline. I can only speculate that YouTube shut them down. What a pity since it was a great video. The rest of the blog stands, of course. The popular music from that era could be horribly trite. If the channel reappears, I’ll let everyone know.

February 9, 2021

New Goat Girl Album is Full of 90s Goodness

I wrote a few weeks ago how a new Goat Girl song, “Badibaba”, seemed to channel 90s Dream Pop band Lush. Since then the new album, On All Fours, has debuted on Spotify and it is amazing. The 90s references are everywhere. You can hear Dream Pop, of course, but also EDM flourishes, Trip Hop hooks, and other 90s goodness. Listening to the song “Sad […]