Category Archives: Rock

SONG OF THE DAY Chain & The Gang – Don’t Scare The Ghost Away

Educating myself in the truly riveting sounds of Ian F Svenonius, I find myself once again a few years behind with what is a very well established artist! Chicago-born and now Washington D.C-based, Ian F Svenonius has performed in various … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Frank Deaton – I Believe To My Soul

 A couple of days ago you may recall me featuring two versions of I Believe To My Soul, the first was a cover by The Animals and the second was the original by Ray Charles. However, I had heard another … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Popcorn – Cold World

You may already be familiar with the work of Philadelphia’s rock’n’soul three-piece Johnny Popcorn, but this is another new discovery for me! Describing themselves as a ‘rock band with a lot of soul’ the group as a whole consists of Hezekiah (Vocals), … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Isaac Gracie – Last Words

I am so impressed by this little fella, his music really has reached out and grabbed me…  Some music penetrates just that little bit deeper, resonating with a line, a word or the conviction with which it is portrayed and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Isaac Gracie – The Death Of You & I

Up until last night when I switched on the radio in my car (for the first time in ages), I hadn’t heard of Isaac Gracie and had no idea what was about to unfold when this curious song began to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cristobal And The Sea – Goat Flokk

‘Exitoca’ is a trip into an alternative reality where humans care for each other and the environment, value sensual experiences and dance their troubles away…Christobal and The Sea London-based Christobal and The Sea consists of band members from Portugal, Spain, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mattiel – Count Your Blessings

Definitely not lacking on the talent front, Georgia-born Mattiel is an ad designer, illustrator, set builder and (more recently) a singer-songwriter!  Her youth was spent on her mother’s farm and as an adolescent she would often listen to her mother’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY King Khan & The Shrines – Torture

I’ve now come to expect that anything with King Khan in the title means fun, frolics and frenzied rock’n’soul! I’ve dabbled in some of King Khan’s music, but have yet to own a single record…I will remedy this one day! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Talking Heads – Sugar On My Tongue

I know it was only a couple of days ago that I featured  Talking Heads, but finding that early demo recording inspired me to dig out and listen to lots of their early music and it’s been rather lovely doing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Talking Heads – The Lady Dont Mind (early demo)

It’s 1984 in David Byrne’s New York apartment and his True Creatures Demos are in the process of being recorded.  These sessions featured demos for songs that were later included in their Little Creatures (1985) and True Stories (1986) albums and it wasn’t until … Continue reading

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