Music Quote of the Day

"If you really think about it, everything in this world tries to be music." -- Eugene Hutz

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Play Your Ax (Hey, Julz-A) - Squeeze Rock

New York's Squeeze Rock is Julian “Julz-A” Hintz. He is "An Accordion Alternative." And I am happy I found him.

Play Your Ax (Hey, Julz-A)
by Squeeze Rock from the EP "Squeeze Right"

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mabon - Omnia (revisited)

Sorry to resort to going back to last year. I've been cooking all day long getting ready for our traditional family feast so I haven't had a real opportunity today to go find something new. But I do love this song and it is so perfect for today. So ... click HERE and enjoy!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September Song - Willie Nelson

We're halfway through the month and closing in on the end of summer and the autumnal equinox. I love this time of year as the leaves start hinting at changing color, the nights are cooler, and the gardens that were planted in spring are ready for harvest.

September Song, composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, made its first appearance in the 1938 Broadway musical "Knickerbocker Holiday." The show closed after only 6 months, but the song has gone on to become a jazz/pop standard and has been performed and recorded by many artists including Django Reinhart, Sarah Vaughan, and Lou Reed.

September Song by Willie Nelson from the 1978 album "Stardust"

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Great talent for a great cause

This weekend, an amazing line-up of incredibly talented musicians will be streaming LIVE to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Details here:

I do hope you'll check it out and give from your heart as well as your wallet.

Here's a yummy little taste of one of the featured performers.

Eleven by Matt Stevens from his 2010 album "Ghost"

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I Won't Argue When I'm Dead - The Penny Black Remedy

Best. Earworm. Ever! Seriously. This is the funniest - and funnest - thing I've heard in quite awhile. And it is so very much the way I tend ramble on while thinking aloud about conventionally morbid topics.

Part of London's "gypsy punk" scene, The Penny Black Remedy is an irreverent foursome consisting of Scottish singer/songwriter/guitarist Keith M Thomson, Croatian classically trained vocalist Marijana Hajdarhodzic, Dutch percussionist Wilco van Eijk and English bassist Steve Nelson. A dark humor pervades their songs along with catchy melodies that get in your head and prompt you to sing along loudly and with abandon. You just can't help it.

I Won't Argue When I'm Dead by The Penny Black Remedy from their 2009 debut album "No One's Fault But Your Own"

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010


It's no secret how much I adore Tom Waits. Yesterday, whilst mindlessly traipsing through new-to-me music, I came across this cover of "Alice" by HUMANWINE and it's been teasing my brain every since.

HUMANWINE (an acronym for "Humans Underground Making Anagrams Nightly While Imperial Not-Mes Enslave") is a dark cabaret band cofounded by husband and wife, Mat (M@) McNiss and Holly Brewer, in 2002.

Alice by HUMANWINE - Sadly, this doesn't seem to appear on any of their albums.



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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Drunkard's Dream - Circus Contraption

How is that I have never heard of these people until now?!? The shame! This is a delightfully raucous group of performers, a little reminiscent of The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Founded in 1998 and based in Seattle, Washington, Circus Contraption combines dark cabaret, old world circus and vaudeville for a thoroughly entertaining experience. It's too bad they disbanded last year.

Drunkard's Dream by Circus Contraption from the 2002 album "Grand American Traveling Dime Museum"

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Niiv - Omnia

I've been listening to this song for last two days almost non-stop. This is one of those songs that I just can't get enough of. There is an emotional build to this song that is so subtle, yet so powerful that it almost makes my chest burst. Once again, the Dutch band Omnia blows me away.

Niiv by Omnia from the 2009 album "World of Omnia"

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Knees Up, Mother Brown - Raffi

Yeah. It's silly. But it's stuck in there, just the same. I blame my mother. She's having another knee replacement surgery today and the anesthesia tends to knock her wonky. So, yeah ... this is for her.

Raffi was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1948 to Armenian parents. He moved with his family to Canada when he was 10 years old. He was initially uncomfortable with the idea of performing for children, but has since become one of the world's best know children's entertainers.

Knees Up, Mother Brown by Raffi from the 1996 album release "Raffi in Concert with the Rise & Shine Band"

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