Getting better. Thanks for with well wishes and good vibes. And for listening. Thank you for listening. I’ll get back to “normal” NEXT things soon.

Holy Balls!!! Hazel English. I’m addicted to this tune and five and dime is a good play on words teasing the throw back sound causing you think of malt shops but it’s an area code. Where she would go to “get away from things”. Girl Skin are a Brooklyn band and is releasing their debut album. In the vein of a “lost George Harrison song”. Day Wave give us dream pop. They are from Oakland CA. I’m Glad It’s You shoegaze into our hearts. Other Lives is what happens when you move into an A-frame house in Oregon’s Cooper Mountain region and recorded music.

Dramarama are back after a bit of a break and it’s damn good to hear them back after 15 years and sounding great and man, not holding back. Doing NJ proud. Robert Cray is 66 and been around since the 80s. Sounding great on this one. Gorillaz collaboration between Gorillaz, Peter Hook of New Order on bass, and alt-pop singer/producer Georgia on drums.

M Ward adds a brilliant touch to this 1950s tune. The mood is sleepy as he looks back at his family’s history as immigrates. Margaret Glaspy reminds us that people can be many things if you let them. Recorded in Brooklyn and quite keyboard/synth heavy. Griffin Swank from Texas comes at us with this funky groove. JR JR is from Michigan. They have dropped the Dale Earhardt which leaves us with Jr Jr.

A Goodbye: He was the playful heart of America’s great campfire poet. I love that phrase. It’s perfect. Prine was a honorary uncle, as well as, one of his generation’s greatest songwriters. The former postman, who dreamed up songs daydreaming along his route, tapped into the human condition. He will be missed. He wasn’t a household name (shame) but he was obsessed over by just enough of us that he could make music his profession. Thank you.

Sending peace and healing to his family, friends, and fans.

Please support these bands…or we wouldn’t have bands like this around to support. Buy an album, or a ticket to a show, or a tee shirt, or…something from them. Thank you.

Spotify playlist updates on Thursday(ish). Link to Chris Bro on Spotify.

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WARNING may contain bad words. Or may not. Depends.

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(ish)Or Saturday afternoon on VOBB

Artist and Song Title:

Hazel English – Five and Dime
Girl Skin – Soft Gun
Day Wave – Potions
I’m Glad It’s You – The Silver Cord
Other Lives – Hey Hey
Dramarama – Up to Here
Robert Cray – Hot
Gorillaz – Aries
M Ward – Along The Santa Fe Trial
Margaret Glaspy – Stay with Me
Griffin Swank – Madness
JR JR – Good Old Days
John Prine – Illegal Smile
John Prine – Ain’t Hurtin’ Nobody
John Prine – In Spite of Ourselves (with Iris Dement)
John Prine – When I Get To Heaven

and remember if you love someone hug them right now.

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