Friday, November 17, 2017

Current Obsession: SGL

These songs have made their way onto pretty much all my playlists lately, from my Summer Days playlist to my current running mix. Here's SGL on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert:

Sunday, September 3, 2017

New Eddie Berman!!

Sorry for the exclamation points. I'm a little excited about this one.

It's been a long time coming on this one.

Eddie's music has always been a welcomed, warm experience. A sweet evening breeze, a wistful stare into the distance while your mind wanders, a bittersweet wave of emotions that catches in your throat, a faraway feeling, a homey-ness, a deja-vu.

It's both folksy and folky, it's refined plucking guitar threaded throughout for an almost ethereal, but raw and confidently exposed listening experience.

You may remember his remarkable videos with Laura Marling - they've become a bit of a musical pairing over the last few years - including their sublime cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancin in the Dark" as well as their cover of Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone", and a performance of Eddie's "Help Me When I Say" (below). A pair matchmade in folk singer-songwriter heaven, really.

Anyway, Eddie's got a long-awaited new album out this week called "Before the Bridge," which is every bit as remarkable as everything else he's done. You can listen on Spotify here:

Thursday, August 31, 2017


It's been a long time, hasn't it?

Life happens.

But here I am. I don't much have time for the kind of blogging I used to do, but I love a playlist, and this summer there's been a good crop of songs whose time for harvest has come. I know most summer playlists are released at the beginning of the summer, but there's something about listening to songs at the end of the season. The sweet and bitter of the season passed comes roaring back with each listen, and you can almost feel the smells, sounds, and sensations of the summer you had filling you up.

So, as the nights slowly start to cool off and we don a sweatshirt here and there to keep the coming chill out, here's a couple of playlists to rekindle the warm, hot, sticky, sweet, breezy, sleepy, fun and passing days of summer in your mind.