Song of the Week #005

Hi guys Welcome to Song of the Week #005. Ignoring the political reason for this song’s return to attention (Because I’ll talk about many things on this blog but will avoid politics!), please have a listen to… You Get What You Give by the New Radicals. This band and song are the very definition ofContinue reading “Song of the Week #005”

Mark McGuinn

I was recently introduced to the music of Mark McGuinn, courtesy of this excellent YouTube channel… Beyond the popesque hit song Mrs Rudy… The album contains some excellent ballads such as She Doesn’t Dance and If the World was Mine… When hearing an album as good as this (It was released in 2001 by theContinue reading “Mark McGuinn”

Song of the Week #004

Following in the footsteps of Ben Lee, Sara Bareilles and MS MR, our latest Song of the Week selection comes from Rhye… Rhye frontman Mike Milosh started the project as a duo but following the departure of Robert Hannibal, various musicians have joined the silk voiced Canadian. Milosh’s earlier work is also worth a listen.Continue reading “Song of the Week #004”

Matchbox Twenty

Having previously posted about my declining interest in the band Train… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/01/28/a-depressing-train-journey/ I felt that another American band merited attention too. Their name… Matchbox Twenty! They were originally named Matchbox 20 (Not Twenty!) and had evolved from the group Tabitha’s Secret. The band’s first album, titled Yourself or Someone Like You, was released in 1996.Continue reading “Matchbox Twenty”

Song of the Week #003

Welcome to the third Song of the Week post. Weeks one and two featured solo artists Ben Lee and Sara Bareilles so week three seems like an appropriate time to select a group, well, duo at least… Here’s MS MR with the song Criminals… You can find last week’s selection by clicking on the linkContinue reading “Song of the Week #003”

A Depressing Train Journey!

This train journey takes us to plenty of stops. It’s starts particularly well but the destinations get less and less favourable as the journey goes on. Let’s start at the beginning and sadly, the best stops come first! Train released their eponymous debut album in 1998. It’s got a countryish vibe and includes beautiful songsContinue reading “A Depressing Train Journey!”

Song of the Week #002

Hi all Song of the Week number two comes from Sara Bareilles.┬áThe track Fire is the opening track on her most recent album titled Amidst the Chaos that was released in 2019. The song is a particular favourite of mine but Bottle it Up and She Used to Be Mine are, amongst others, extremely goodContinue reading “Song of the Week #002”

Song of the Week #001

Hi Welcome to what will be a regular feature of my new blog. Every Monday, I’ll post the link to the official music video or occasionally a live performance of my selection for that week’s Song of the Week! There won’t necessarily be rhyme or reason as to why I’ve selected a song as SongContinue reading “Song of the Week #001”