VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK – JAN 25 2021

When I posted yesterday (Jan 25) I didn’t include a Video Pick of the Week.  Truthfully, there hasn’t been much put out yet this year.  Today, however, I came across a video thanks to Westword that’s a message to Denver mayor Hancock about homelessness and the sweeps that have been taking place in Denver.

I cannot relate to what’s going on.  I can only watch – feeling somewhat helpless and guilty in my senior age white lower middle class homeowner lifestyle.

While I’m not a close personal friend, I’ve known Jeff Campbell for many years through his music, theater and advocacy.  I’ve know Jon Shockness aka Kid Astronaut since his days in Air Dubai.

Please share this video.  It’s an important message, not only to Mayor Hancock, but to city leaders all around Colorado who are struggling with folks forced to live in squalor on our streets.  I pray fervently we can ALL work together for a real solution to this tragedy.

If you’re a working member of our music community and you need help, please reach out.  Rocky Mountain Music Relief was established to help in times such as these.  We can’t solve your financial problems but we can offer a little bit of help.  Here’s the link to the aid application.

Peace,
chrisk

CP S15 EP03 2021

Jan 18 2021 – Today’s is my birthday.  I went away for the weekend, so I didn’t do any work – including on this blog.  So no TOP 5 this week.  Here’s what I’d like for my birthday.  Please support Rocky Mountain Music Relief, and if you work in the music industry, please apply for aid if you need it.

As you may know, I founded Rocky Mountain Music Relief to help out in times just like now. I know how hard things are.  Mortgage, utilities, transportation and food are just a few of the things that need attending to.  If you truly are in need, please reach out.  www.rockymountainmusicrelief.org

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Caitlin Cannon.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.  CURRENTLY OPEN FOR DINING.

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

HOUR 1

Chicago – Feelin’ Stronger Every Day – Chicago VI (1973)
(D) Lawn Chair Kings – New Clothes – Before It All (2021)

Trevor Hall – Put Down What You Are Carrying (feat. Brett Dennen) (2020)
Greensky Bluegrass – Do It Alone – All For Money (2019)
Hugh Phillips – Steel Drivers Lament – It’s Been A Long Time (2021)
The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)
Dianne Reeves – Old Souls – Art & Survival (1994)
Drew Emmitt – Take The Long Way Home – Long Road (2008)
(D) Laykes – Shipwreck Fairytale – Globeville (2021)

Whiskey Blanket – Rule The Roost (Featuring Macklemore) – No Object (2010)
The Wood Brothers – Happiness Jones – One Drop of Truth (2018)
The Motet – Nachez – Breathe (1999)

HOUR 2

Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way – Rocky Mountain Way (1975)
(D) Duke JusticeThe Turn (2021)

Andy Eppler – We Build the Gods – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
Whitacre – Sailor’s Son – Seasons (2019)
Gasoline Lollipops – Lady Liberty – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Caitlin Cannon – Barbers and Bartenders – The TrashCannon Album (2020)
Caitlin Cannon – Mama’s A Hairdresser – The TrashCannon Album (2020)
(N) Alright Alright – Don’t Worry – Crucible (2020)

OneRepublic – Tyrant – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
IlleniumNightlight (2020)
Lynn Baker Quartet – Home of the Whopper – Lectrocoustic (2013)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

CP S15 EP01 2021

Jan 04 2021 – HAPPY 2021!  Welcome to Season #15! WOW.  I hope we can celebrate together this April, which is the official birthdate of the show in 2006.  Of course, COVID will have a say in whether that event takes place or not.

A big welcome to new fans of the show listening in at KRZA Alamosa and KFFR Winter Park.  That brings the Colorado Playlist to 27 FM frequencies a week and 60 total hours of programming.

Due to the 27 frequency reach the CP has, it factors heavily into the weekly and monthly charts I publisher here, as well as the Colorado singles and album charts at RootsMusicReport.com.

I am very surprised to see the wonderful new album from Ron Miles hitting TOP 5 again this month, without any spins at all from two of our leading stations.  This is the 2nd time Rainbow Sign has pushed its way onto the weekly chart.

NEW POLL FORMAT – Instead of voting 1-5 for new tracks for the show, you can simply say you like it, don’t like it or say MEH-It’s OK.  Let’s see how that works.

As you may know, I founded Rocky Mountain Music Relief to help out in times just like now.  The Stay Home Silent Disco will put a nice chunk of change in our account.

Are you a working professional member of the Colorado music community?  I am also.  I know how hard things are.  Mortgage, utilities, transportation and food are just a few of the things that need attending to.  If you truly are in need, please reach out.  www.rockymountainmusicrelief.org

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & the Monsters)

TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING JAN 02 2021

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  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
  2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
  3. CARY MORINDockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
  4. RON MILESRainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)
  5. BISON BONEFind Your Way Out LP (Jul-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

The Mishawakais a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.

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

HOUR 1

The Electric Prunes – Finders Keepers, Loser Weepers – Good Old Rock and Roll (1969)
Big Bird & The Steam ShovelWhat’s Happening (At The Psychiatrist Club) (1968)
(D) Pandas and PeopleBad Honey (2021)

Dafna – Let U Go – I Love You (2020)
OneRepublic – Future Looks Good – Oh My My (2016)
Del Shamen – Right Now – Del Shamen (2021)
Musketeer Gripweed – Rich Man’s Child – More Than Ever (2021)
piKziL – Can’t Get Started – Songs From My 3rd Life (2016)
The Samples – Warm & Sunny – Black & White (2004)

(D) Cass ClaytonMake Believing (2021) – Cass Clayton is a very good personal friend of mine. She serves on the board of directors for Rocky Mountain Music Relief, a Colorado non-profit we started in 2017 to help artists struggling financially due to natural catastrophes. She’s also been directly involved with helping serve food-insecure members of our music community via Bread & Jam at Dazzle @ Bau’rs (Denver). AND she’s maintained a busy studio schedule along with all the other things she can think of to keep the music going. 

Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)
Scott Martin – Pam – Alone at Sunset (2018)

HOUR 2

Eighth Penny MatterRain (1968)

(D) Ramakhandra – Kujira – Ramakhandra (2020) – Ramakhandra snuck up on me this past month when 303 Magazine named their S/T debut as Album of the Year for 2020. Up to that point, I’m sorry to say, I hadn’t heard of them. Recently, 303 music editor Kori Hazel and I noted between us that they are (unofficially) a band to watch for in 2021 and beyond.  

SHELRainbow (2020)
Slow Caves – Glares – Desert Minded EP (2017)
Andy Eppler – Nothin’ but the Rain – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
The Railbenders – Hard Road – The Medicine Show (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Hey Delila – Black Beehive (2014)
MojomamaPoint Of View Blues (2020)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Pine Box – Always Say Please And Thank You (2000)
Jason Klobnak – Through Her Eyes – Friends and Family (2018)

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The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

Let’s Dance! A COVID Relief Fundraiser

Stay Home Silent Disco 2 presented by Tyler, the Creative is a way to have fun during isolation while raising money to support Colorado COVID-relief for the arts. I’m thrilled to be supporting the event in their efforts to raise money for three non-profits — $1 for every view that the three streams get! Be sure to RSVP — see you December 18th!

 

CP S14 EP17 2020

Monday May 04, 2020 – It’s been estimated that over 60% of us discover new music at free outdoor live music events put on in our local communities, while less than 40% discover new music at various types of indoor venues. Of course, that’s pre-COVID. 

Now, Facebook has become the de facto source for live music, the audience left watching and engaging on our devices. These shows have also become a significant way we donate to local causes – from supporting our local artists, to supporting organizations feeding those who need it now the most.

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.

The Colorado Playlist may be the largest collection of curated video playlists on YouTube!  Check it out and please subsribe.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

This month’s Big Head Todd & the MonstersMonsters Music Monthly is in honor of the late John Prine.  And of course, they obeyed stay-at-home rules.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

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

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Chuck Pyle – Colorado – Camel Rock (1995)
(D) Claire Heywood – Python – I Won’t Resign My Love For That Old Dream (2020)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Hey Mama – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Damaged One – New World Arisin’ (2017)
(N) Reverend Freakchild – Big Boss Man – The Bodhisattva Blues (2020)
Lee Sims – Live Myself to Death Before I Die – A Few More Miles to Go (2020)
Mollie O’Brien – Big Red Sun Blues – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
Hillbilly Hellcats – I Never Thought – Our Brand (1998)
Rob Drabkin – It’s A Beautiful Day – Beautiful Day (2018)
(D) Dream Feed – Touch The Flame (2020)


Plum – Love Is In the Air – Light Years Dark Years EP (2016)
Megan Burtt – In A Minute – The Bargain (2015)
The Fred Hess Band – Norman’s Gold – Single Moment (2008)

HOUR 2

Liz Barnez – Don’t Rush Me – Liz Barnez Band (1993)
(D) Dragondeer – Stay High (2020)

Thom Sumbler And The Exceptions – It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie – There’s One In Every Crowd (2019)
Zuba – To Whom It May Concern – The New Cruelty (1996)
(N) Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)

Whitewater Ramble – This Ol’ Guitar – Pseudonymous (2020)
Sherri Jackson – Time & Time – Sherri Jackson (1997)
The Apples In Stereo – Questions And Answers – Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
The Lumineers – Life In The City – III (2019)
(P) Augustus – Kick Your Doors Down – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
Wildermiss – Carry Your Heart – Lost With You EP (2017)
Electric Swingset – Inebriated Witch Doctor – Inebriated Witch Doctor (1996)
(D) Steve Denny Trio – Wig’s Ears – Life in New York (2020)


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Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide financial and in-kind support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.   If you’re a small local business, I am currently offering special COVID-19 rates during the duration of this crisis.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com