2018: Cerebrum Cerebellum Songs

A few years ago I started keeping an ongoing folder on my computer of the songs, both old and new, that made an impression on me that year.  Basically, my favorite songs of the year, which I’ve continued doing every year since.  In 2018 (as usual) it’s a pretty big list.  But, if I had…

Cabinet of Obscurities: The Hilltops – “Holler”

An occasional feature showcasing excellent music by little-known artists who (generally) only put out one or two albums. This one is unique, as I’ve never owned the actual album or even seen the cover. I’ve never seen it for sale on ebay, or anywhere else on the Internet. So, yeah, it’s pretty obscure – but Holler,…

Blog Rebooting and a Self Interview

The Music To Eat blog has lied fallow the last few months. Taking a breather, as it were- its first lengthy one since starting seven years ago. It’s back with a new design, and, while not exactly a new direction, maybe a slightly different feel.  This is one of those blogs that’s too eclectic for…

Cabinet of Obscurites: “Rock & Roll Summer Camp 98”

An occasional feature showcasing excellent music by little-known artists who (generally) only put out one or two albums. It’s raucous. It’s communal. It’s a rock n’ roll summer camp! Back in the 1990s, Chris Hudson, cousin of Americana/roots band Blue Mountain’s leader Cary Hudson, had a small record label called Black Dog. In the summer of…

Cary Hudson: “Town and Country”

I’ve been following Cary Hudson’s music since his days with Blue Mountain in the 90’s (I was a bit of a rabid Blue Mountain fan). The backwoods troubadour and raconteur has a new one out, suitable for the town and the country (but mostly the country). One of my favorite releases of the year so…

Seven Songs For Summer

A few years ago I did a “Seven Songs for Autumn” mini-compilation (on the Music To Eat Mixcloud page).  Here’s another mini-comp – Seven Songs for Summer (Off the Beaten Path Edition) – so called because they’re somewhat obscure songs. Summery, but not The Beach Boys (well, mostly not), not Jimmy Buffett, not Bob Marley,…