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Picks Of The Week

Posted July 29, 2012 By admin
As you might have noticed if you’ve tried to download any live shows here in the past few days, Demonoid is down. No one really knows how long it will be down, but in the meantime I’m still trying to figure out the best way to link to those shows. Bayfiles is great in that it hosts files up to 5GB, but if they aren’t downloaded for 30 days they are deleted, which is a bummer, but it might be the only option at this point. Hopefully I’ll find something that works soon, and I will update at some point in the near future. Here are this weeks picks of the week.
  • Say Yes- Ben Folds
  • San Francisco (Acoustic)- Brett Dennen
  • One Lovely Day- Citizen Cope
  • Girl From The North Country- Counting Crows
  • Pusherman- Curtis Mayfield
  • So Sleepy- Fiona Apple
  • Martyrs & Thieves- Jennifer Knapp
  • Forever Young- Joan Baez
  • Man In The Long Black Coat- Joan Osborne
  • The Book Of Right On- Joanna Newsom
  • Many Rivers To Cross- Joe Cocker
  • After The Rain- John Coltrane
  • Leaving On A Jet Plane (Demo)- John Denver
  • I’m In The Mood- John Lee Hooker
  • Let It Snow- John Legend
  • Bless You- John Lennon
  • Monday Night- Ryan Adams
  • Throw Me In The River- The Pines
  • I Am Blessed- Wouter Hamel & Nina Simone

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Top songs of 2010

Posted December 30, 2010 By admin

Here are my favorite songs of 2010. I was surprised by how much good music was released throughout the year, hopefully next year will be just as good.

Disc 1

1. Healing Hands- Citizen Cope
2. Starling- Roma Di Luna
3. The Chaconne- Dessa
4. Obvious- Sharaya Mikael
5. The In-Between Place- Crash Test Dummies
6. All But Elegant (Party On, Wayne)- Botzy ft. I, Colossus
7. Now They Know- Dark Time Sunshine
8. Are You Here- Corinne Bailey Rae
9. Everybody’s Hurting- Jakob Dylan
10. This- Darius Rucker
11. Billie Jean- Sungha Jung
12. I Can Feel- The Chapin Sisters
13. Why Didn’t You Call- JoJo
14. In Your Arms- Kina Grannis
15. Before We’re Gone- Pigeon John
16. Prayer Of Roses- Pieta Brown
17. Tell Me Baby (Have You Had Enough)- Phosphorescent
18. Calico Pie- Natalie Merchant
19. Lovely And Blue- Ryan Adams
20. I Wish I Knew How To Say Goodbye- Willy Mason
21. Fairytale Lullaby- Bombay Bicycle Club
22. On A Good Day- Joanna Newsom

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Disc 2

1. Pioneer- Joe Purdy
2. Boss Inside- Adam Green
3. Stranger In Sand- Jackie Greene
4. Window Seat- Erykah Badu
5. You Are Not Alone- R. Kelly
6. Count Your Blessings- Nas & Damian Marley
7. Of All The Wonderful Things- Piney Gir
8. Draw The Stars- Andreya Triana
9. King Of Anything (Strings Version)- Sara Bareilles
10. And The Camera- Paper Tiger ft. Dessa
11. Dirtnap Nightmares- Grieves
12. Te Amo- Rihanna
13. Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound- Johnny Cash
14. Someone To Watch Over Me- Brian Wilson
15. Drummer Boy (Unplugged)- Debi Nova
16. Dive In- Jennifer Knapp
17. Take A Picture- Lucy Schwartz
18. Escape- NEeMA
19. Mr. Blessington’s Imperialist Plot- Astronautalis
20. Only A Hobo- Bob Dylan
21. Come Undone- Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
22. Bored To Death- Coconut Records

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Top 20 Albums Of 2010-Part 1

Posted December 28, 2010 By admin

The time has come to whittle down all the albums I’ve listened to over the year and cut it down to the 20 best. I’ll be publishing 20-11 today, and 10-1 tomorrow, so be sure to check back tomorrow for the rest of them! First off though, here are 5 albums that were on the bubble but just didn’t quite make it: Sungha Jung-Perfect Blue / Kina Grannis-Stairwells / Willy Mason-So Long Baby Shoes / Joe Purdy-This American (free download until the end of this month) / Dark Time Sunshine-Vessel. Be sure to check out those albums, they are all pretty good in their own right. Here we go, on with the list.

20.Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives

19.Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Hawk

18.Pieta Brown – One & All

17.Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh

16.Astronautalis – DANCEHALLHORNSOUND!!

15.Pigeon John – Dragon Slayer

14.Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964

13.Jakob Dylan – Women and Country

12.Citizen Cope – The RainWater LP

11.NEeMA – Watching You Think

Be sure to check back tomorrow for #10-1.

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Citizen Cope-The RainWater LP

Posted December 11, 2010 By admin

Citizen Cope has always been an intriguing artist to me. His music borders on hip hop/folk. While this may sound like a strange combination, it actually works beautifully. Cope (aka Clarence Greenwood) also has one of the most unique voices in music today, sounding almost like a lazy southern drawl, but it never sounds careless. The RainWater LP is Citizen Cope’s first release on his own label, RainWater Recordings, a label he started to give himself creative freedom and to do the music in the way he sees fit. That freedom really shines through, as every song on The RainWater LP sounds honest, and like it has a purpose for being there. The standout track is obviously the radio friendly “Healing Hands“, which is an ode to a lover/friend who came along at just the right time, to save him from the depths of despair and lift him back up. It’s really the most beautiful song on the album, which is saying a lot considering the whole album is packed full of them. One minor problem I have is the ordering of the track list. I think a song like “Keep Askin‘”, which is directed to a lover asking how long he will love her, and his response is “always”. It sounds to me like a follow up to “Healing Hands“, but “Keep Askin‘” is the first song on the album. Then again, I could be interpreting these two songs completely wrong, which is the beautiful thing about Citizen Cope’s music. Every song can mean something different depending on the listener, and i think that’s what makes his music universal.

  • Healing Hands
  • Keep Askin’


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Adam Green

  • Jessica

Bobby Bare, Jr.

  • I’ll Be Around
  • The Monk At The Disco

Cary Brothers

  • Blue Eyes
  • Ride

The Chapin Sisters

  • Toxic
  • Shady River

Citizen Cope

  • Sideways

Clem Snide

  • Nick Drake Tape
  • Moment In The Sun


  • Promise
  • Japan

Hawksley Workman

  • Stop Joking Around

Matthew Jay

  • Louie
  • Let Your Shoulder Fall

Schuyler Fisk

  • Lying To You
  • Long Walk Home
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