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2013’s top album – “Soft Will” by Smith Westerns


I have got to admit that I discovered this album later in the calendar year even though it was released in the summer. Despite my tardiness, the crisp, melodic indie/alternative  rock sounds and the fine lyrics of Soft Will make … Continue reading

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The loss of urban innocence


There are many finely crafted songs and complete records that have been written about cities and towns, both specific to a particular community and in general. Some may note the dynamic vibrancy of the city, such as “New York, New … Continue reading

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One helluva rock n’ roll tune!


While surfin’ the net this past weekend, I came across a post on Word Press highlighting a song entitled Revolution by the John Butler Trio who formed in Fremantle, Australia.  My first thought was, “Hum…I wonder if this is a cover of … Continue reading

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Finding musical gold at the end of a rainbow


On Being is the title of a fantastic album by an alternative rock/indie band from Mid-Michigan called Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers. Yes, they have a lengthy band name that would qualify for inclusion on my list of the … Continue reading

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Heartache expressed in song


Every now and then a certain song comes along that reaches out and tugs at your heart the moment you first hear it.  Several examples of such emotional songs that I can think of include: “Yesterday” by The Beatles “The Way … Continue reading

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By any Metric, a superb album (NSFW)


I have been eagerly awaiting Metric’s newest album entitled Synthetica ever since their previous release Fantasies came out.  Fantasies was clearly one of the best alternative/indie rock releases of the first decade of the 21st century. The foursome from Toronto, … Continue reading

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Our beautiful “Blue Boat Home”


Since joining my church family at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing in 2011, there is a song by Peter Mayer, entitled “Blue Boat Home” that we sing now and then, that I love every time I hear it/sing … Continue reading

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