“October Passed Me By” – girl in red
DAMMIT! I meant to include this last week. I guess it still applies.
“Honey” – Romero
I just learned that this song is a couple years old, but it appears on Romero’s first full-length album that was just released, so it’s getting a second round of love from the music blogs. It’s a terrific little scorcher, and they are from Australia, so what’s not to like?
“Cartoon Earthquake” – Blondshell
You can blast Spotify for a lot of reasons, mostly for how little they pay artists. But they do make it easier than ever to access the music of new, upcoming artists. And now they are pushing some of them forward with their Fresh Finds program. Blondshell is an act I discovered through Fresh Finds. This is some quality indie rock right here.
“California” – Low
Mimi Parker was revered in indie rock circles. The drummer and co-vocalist for Low died this past week. I tried but could never really get into their music. This probably isn’t the best choice since she just provides background vocals here. But it’s also the only Low song I ever really loved (I could play “Just Like Christmas,” which she does sing lead on, but it’s not Thanksgiving yet).
“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” – Gordon Lightfoot
Forty-seven years ago this week.
“Veteran’s Day” – Johnny Cash
Props to all of those who have served, in times of war and of peace.
“I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man” – Prince
A check of the blog archives says it’s only been a little over two years since I shared this video. But for a song this good, that’s probably too long.