Ah, Music Monday time again. The Crazy has abated enough and I'm ready to resume this gig. Believe it or not, lots of you folks are keen on this day of the week just because of the fine tunes I force you to listen to. Let's be honest, what other reason is there to like a Monday?
Last year I blogged about my beloved internet radio and I'm pleased to say that time has not dulled my affection. This is not a shocking revelation for me, after all, I asked for a world band radio for my 12th birthday. I was endlessly fascinated by the prospect of being able to listen to radio stations in far-flung places in languages I viewed as exotic and so far outside my own experience in small-town Pennsylvania. On nights I wasn't huddled under my covers listening to the world band radio, I had my stereo on a favourite AM talk radio station. I even phoned in to a psychologist's late-night show after my dog died. So you see, me and radio, we go way back.
I have created a sampling of some of the music on some of my favourite stations, bearing in mind that having hundreds of thousands of radio stations at your disposal is enough to make a radiophile like myself need a change of underwear. I don't like to limit these things, but you only have so much time to read a Music Monday post, I know this.
Philly inhabitants, as well as those in central PA (reppin'!) are likely to be familiar with this, my all-time favourite station.
The Gaslight Anthem, The '59 Sound
Adele, Hometown Glory (incidentally I had this on my iPod about a year and a half ago, ahem)
Airborne Toxic Event, Gasoline
Y-Rock (XPN is its parent station)
The Dears, '22, The Death of All the Romance
Titus Andronicus, Titus Andronicus
Coconut Records, West Coast
The Von Bondies, Pale Bride
Natalie MacMaster, David's Jig/Valerie Pringle's Reel
Old Crow Medicine Show, I Hear Them All
Colin Meloy, We Both go Down Together
Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet, Strange Things
Sugar in the Gourd: I just found this station in my travels the other night, and I'm addicted. Shame that The Dude has to always hear banjo-picking and fiddle playing whenever he comes into the kitchen.
Mississippi John Hurt, Louis Collins
Etta Baker, Crow Jane
There could be more, but my battery is dying and I'm not in a location (ie, bed) to conveniently recharge.
Viva la Music Monday!
**UPDATE - I see the videos aren't coming up properly, but they still play! Please see above reference to "dying laptop battery" as an explanation as to why I cannot fix it now. Also - TIRED.