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Favorites from 2016

ShareLet’s hope 2016 will be remembered for the music and not the other crap.  Some awful things happened.  I mean could anything be worse than the Canadiens collapse this past spring?  Maybe the end of humanity.  Wait, then that happened … Continue reading

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Favorites of 2014

ShareAlthough Blailist was relatively quiet this past year, I did find some groovy new music in 2014. Here is a playlist that includes the highlights for me. Included (as usual) are old favorites ROBYN HITCHCOCK, NEIL FINN and LUCINDA WILLIAMS who had … Continue reading

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2014 Mercury Prize Nominees

ShareOk, time to check out some new music as selected by the Mercury Prize Committee.  The nominees for best British and Irish music make an interesting (and sort of diverse) play list:       1.  ANNA CALVI  “Eliza”  (from One … Continue reading

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Some New Music

ShareSo far this year there has been some exciting releases by some of my old favorites and a few fun discoveries.  Here is a nice little playlist to sample:     1.  ELBOW  “Fly Boy Blue/Lunette”  (from The Take Off … Continue reading

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Bedsit Disco Queen Playlist

ShareI recently read TRACEY THORN‘s excellent book Bedsit Disco Queen, How I Grew Up and Tried to be a Pop Star.  THORN is not just a gifted lyricist, but a great story teller as well.   And her story makes … Continue reading

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Favorites from 2013

ShareAnother new year, another chance to look back on the past year’s music.  Looking back, 2013 featured many new releases from established artists which may have pushed some of the new stuff we discovered to the side.  I tried to … Continue reading

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Research for Best of 2013

ShareBy now, I have a pretty good idea of some of the stuff that I will be including on The Best Of 2013 Blailist. But the team here has been scouring our sources to find other new stuff that should … Continue reading

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This Year’s Mercury Prize Nominees

ShareLast year, I used England’s Mercury Prize nominee list to discover some great new music. Some of that music turned out to be quite popular around here, and by the sounds of it, other places as well (BEN HOWARD, ALT-J … Continue reading

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August Blailist – All new (to me) music

ShareThis is actually June’s Blailist, so you know how well I’ve been keeping up.  Actually, I totally changed the theme today.  This is all new music to me.  A few I stumbled across myself but most my kids showed me. … Continue reading

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Running Playlist – Can music make you faster?

ShareWell, after last weekends half marathon, the answer for me was probably not.  But maybe they will make you run faster.  Some people are convinced that the faster the tempo, the faster the pace.  It’s never worked that way for … Continue reading

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