Monday May 11, 2020 – I wake up every Monday morning and sit at the kitchen table to write this post. I look out at a trio of unfinished homes from my window. I haven’t seen a single crew for weeks. And I wonder when those houses will be finished, when they’ll be sold and when I’ll see families coming in and out of them. More than that, I wonder when I’ll be face to face with you in person from a stage.
On this particular Monday morning I grieve for one of Denver’s most loved venue owners, Sandra Holman Watts – owner of Live at Jacks – who tearfully announced via video that she has had to close her venue permanently.
In the meantime, some local venues and rehearsal studios have figured out ways to produce live streaming events with full production. And of course musicians are still sending out good vibes from their homes.
Colorado legacy artist Hazel Miller is hosting a House Party For Hope on the Big Head Todd & the Monsters Facebook page on May 17th. Hazel’s live show from home will benefit the Inner City Health Center and Hunger Free Colorado.
One bit of good news – besides producing this show for you weekly from my home studio, I am also an on air host at 105.5 The Colorado Sound KJAC Greeley. I host Saturday 8AM to 12PM and Sunday 5PM-8PM. I haven’t been on since early March. I will return to my Saturday morning shift next Saturday, May 16.
TOP 5 Colorado Albums This Week
- Reverend Freakchild – The Bodhisattva Blues
- Nathaniel Rateliff – And It’s Still Alright
- Lee Sims – A Few More Miles to Go
- Mojomama – Red, White and Blues
- The Lumineers – III
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
Sweaty Greeley Soul – that’s how the Burrough’s are known. Their spirited shows are infectious dance parties. Their messages are socially conscious and focused on love and unity.
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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)
You make a big difference in what gets played on the show. Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM. Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.
A REMINDER: Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them. Thanks 🙂
(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online
The Samples – Close To The Fires – The Samples (1989)
(D) David Ladon – Plastic Angel – Mother Market (2020)
Cary Morin – Lay Baby Lay – When I Rise (2018)
Blue Mesa – Straight Thru Me (2020)
John Common – You Ain’t Broken – The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Runaway Train – Riviera (2002)
The String Cheese Incident – Sing A New Song – Outside Inside (2001)
(D) Hard Pressed – Red Rocking Chair – Magic Dime (2020) Whitacre – Seaons – Seasons (2019)
King Cardinal – Metronome – Great Lakes (2017)
Keith Oxman – The Splashers – Caught Between the Lion and the Twins (2008)
Rare Silk – Red Clay – New Weave (1983)
(D) The Lovely And Talented – Roll with the Changes – Election Day (2020)
Moors & McCumber – La Da Da – Acrobats (2018)
Finn O’Sullivan – When The Power Comes Back On – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)
YaSi – Dreams – Unavailable (2019)
Devotchka – Along The Way – A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
Jack Hadley – Deeper & Deeper – Deeper (2008)
(N) Andy Frasco – I’ve Got a Long Way to Go – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Mark Oblinger – Living Imitation – High Water Line (2019)
The Motet – Nachez – Breathe (1999)
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