The Return of 'Your Playlist Here'
Another chance to offer your own song pick.
Okay, trying this again, for those who missed it a few weeks back or loved it and want to participate again.
I post songs (usually via YouTube) here all the time, sometimes one, other times a dozen or more. It’s usually just what I like, or it relates to a new release or tour by a favorite performer past or present (or, ahem, the death of same), or may be tied to a holiday or political event. Probably many of you like most of them, as people keep subscribing and, perhaps more revealing, few seem to un-subscribe. But what type of music (or individual or band) do you really love?
Here’s your chance to show me, and maybe all of us, where you are at. In the comments section here (or to my email if you happen to have it), send me a link to ONE song. It doesn’t have to be your all-time favorite, though it could be a classic oldie. Or it could be something you simply find odd but fantastic, something you are obsessed with, or maybe just came across. I will pick a dozen to post in a few days (presuming I get that number or more as candidates) and send to all subscribers, crediting you, unless you state that you’d like to be anonymous. Don’t be afraid to…surprise me. But majke sure it’s on YouTube so I can use easily.
To get you started, here are a few from my own late-2023 playlist. And a few political cartoons, as usual. Subscribing: still free.
As I have noted previously, one of the best albums of the year for me is Natalie Merchant’s “comeback,” Keep Your Courage. I had it on CD but recently saw that a vinyl edition added four songs from a few years (none of them hits) that she re-recorded with a string quartet. So right up my alley. None of them are on YouTube but my favorite, “Giving Up Everything,” is not all that different in the original from years ago.
Another big year for Nick Drake with me, sparked by the new bio. This song, “Fly,” I somehow had not listened to much until then. It was saved in the studio when producer Joe Boyd brought in John Cale to arrange and play on it.
Somehow I had missed indie hero Bill Callahan until this year, thanks to his incredible “Drover.”
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