Friday, November 9, 2018

"When I Was Younger" by Tyler Boone

For those readers who asked whether our several day absence was because we had hopped a freight train with a hot partner and a bottle of bourbon, well, we appreciate the vote of confidence.  In fact, we were busy working to pay the bills.  However, speaking of bourbon, if we had been engaged in the activity mentioned in the opening sentence (other than in a daydream, aspirational sense, which describes most of our romantic encounters), we would have been drinking Boone's Bourbon.  And we are thinking about Boone's Bourbon because Tyler Boone, the founder of Boone's Bourbon, is releasing a terrific slice of bluesy rock and roll today.  In searching for song to feature in welcoming ourselves back to blogging, "When I Was Younger" shouldered its way to the head of the pack.  Slashing guitar, bluesy vocals, heavy bass and, in fact, a heavy vibe overall.  This is rock and roll, and we are back.  We will now cut the cake, ignore the cake, and commence sampling some bourbon.

"When I Was Younger" is out now as a digital download, so visit your favorite platform and enjoy what we are enjoying (well, minus this bourbon -- it is ours).



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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

"Walls Come Tumbling Down" by Boyracer

Today is the day for midterm elections in the United States.  If you haven't voted, get your ass out and do it.  If you don't vote, you don't deserve to complain.  If you do vote, you can complain all you want.  You want to be able to complain, don't you?  And to give you a boost in contemplating your civic duty, here is Boyracer (Stewart Anderson) covering the old Style Council song "Walls Come Tumbling Down", pointing out the importance of voting if you want change.  It is a available as a digital download on a 'name your price' basis, and you should get it and pay something for it.  But even that isn't as important as voting, so go vote already.  We've also included the video for the song, which clearly was a collaborative effort.

And in case we hadn't mentioned it, don't forget to vote.






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The Cleaners From Venus - Life In A Time Machine

Children may be our future, but on behalf of adults of a certain age everywhere I would like to remind the world that we aren't dead yet.  So give the children treats, toys, and story times, but don't forget about us.  In fact, we here at WYMA declare it adult story time.  Today's featured storyteller is Martin Newell, professionally knows as The Cleaners From Venus.  'Wait', you might ask, 'isn't that a musical project?'  Well, yes it is.  Martin writes very nice tunes and performs them with guitars that jangle, ring and chime, just the way we like them.  But the real star is the storytelling.  We all walk through life with our eyes open -- if for no other reason than to avoid open potholes, brick walls, and speeding traffic.  But Martin observes closely, interprets with imagination, and creates vivid stories from everyday life.  So on his latest set of short stories, Life In A Time Machine,  we hear about "The Dandy On The Circle Line" (he of the Italian shoes), "The Children of Waterloo Square", "Timothy Silverspoon" and other characters, places and events.  We can't be there to observe when Martin does, but we have the impression that we are more fully enriched listening to Martin's rendition than if we were there ourselves (focused on avoiding potholes, brick walls and traffic).

So here is story time for us adults.  A few of our favorites are offered below for your evaluation, but you can stream the entire album at the Bandcamp link.  And we had to include "Let's Steal A Train" as the first track because not only is it a great song, but it struck us as the most romantic adventure available that didn't involve fond attachment to another human being.







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Monday, November 5, 2018

"Spinoff" by The New Tigers

Some people like to creep into their work week meekly.  They slink along the hallway, close their office door and sip their first coffee, wondering when they can slip out for lunch.  We don't roll that way.  We like a hearty greeting, strong coffee, and then we cue up some music that gets us racing through the morning.  One of our favorite guitar pop bands, The New Tigers, have given us just the track with "Spinoff".  A reworked song from Do Xao, the Finnish band's latest album,  it gives us the thump, tempo and funk that turns Monday morning into a club dance floor.  Our apologies in advance to the folks on the lower floor, but we've got to do what we've got to do.

"Spinoff" is out today as a digital single via Soliti Music.



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Sunday, November 4, 2018

The More We Kept Moving The Farther Away We Got From Us" by The Catherines

The latest single from Hamburg's The Catherines finds their jangle pop venturing into melancholy territory.  But the listener won't mind, as this is a fine tune to add to your fall playlist.




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