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…

Jess Roden: An Appreciation / An Introduction

There’s another blog out there where the author is writing about singer Jess Roden. He remarks that none of his friends know who Roden is – they say “who’s she?” or refer to him as “Jeff Roden.” Well, here’s another piece about Roden, ‘cause he deserves to be remembered (not that he’s dead!) and ‘cause…

Dusty Hazy Seventies (A Mix)

When you think about it, the seventies were quite a long time ago. Not long in geological time, but in cultural and human time, those years are now dusty and hazy. What lives on is memories, if you were alive then – or what’s been preserved through art and media. We’ve got photos, writing, movies,…

Similar Ingredients [#2] – Luke Brindley/Bronco

Songs with certain similarities – either musical, lyrical, historical, cultural, and/or all of these things. =”Beside the Dying Fire” (by Brindley) 2013= A steady beat keeps the embers burning in this mellow, wood-grained ballad.  Sparks lurk beneath the surface. In a case of branding oneself, singer/songwriter Luke Brindley became just “Brindley” last year. =”Bumpers West”…