Song of the Day #4 – “Cactus Flower” by Mapache

“Cactus Flower” – from From Liberty Street by Mapache (2020) I’m a big Mapache fan – they capture for me all the best of the laid-back California sound, echoing old Poco, America, early Eagles, Flying Burrito Brothers, etc. (with some Grateful Dead thrown in). I think its cool that they’ve covered a few traditional Mexican…

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…

Mapache

The last few days I’ve been groovin’ to the music of band/duo Mapache. And “groovin’” – that hip slang word of yesteryear- is appropriate, as Mapache seem to have been transported from a time when the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and America were the hot currency. Watching…