Unlike last year, when I included my VIDEO PICKS OF THE YEAR in my end of year post, this year I’m posting them early and asking for you to participate. These are my picks (nominations if you will) for best videos of 2013. There are 14 videos in the playlist. Run time = 53 minutes – so shorter than a one hour episode of the Colorado Sound, and I know you’ve had time for that on occasion 😉
I’ve left room after the videos to pick your three favorites. I had a blast going back to all the monthly video playlists and watching them all again … I hope you discover someone new who’s music you love. Thank you for supporting.
Only those videos published on YouTube between Nov 1 2012 and Oct 31 2013 were considered for these picks.
EDIT: SAT DEC 21, 2013 — POLLS CLOSED. Videos reset in order of voting.
Some great new music broke on this week’s show – including the first single from Rob Drabkin‘s upcoming 2nd full length due out in June … and a debut by Durango resident Thom Chacon that features Bob Dylan’s legendary rhythm section. Also shared this week, another cut from the new Paper Bird album, “Rooms.”
In News & Notes, April is Public Radio Music Month. Please text, msg, email, call your local public radio station and thank them for supporting Colorado Music. Two major Colorado music events to post about … FoCoMX on April 19 and 20 … and the Upper Colfax Root 40 Music Festival and Expo, April 22-28. I’ve been invited to speak on two panels during those events, on April 20, and April 22.
I did not come across a new video this week. I have been, however, enamored of SHEL’s re-imagination of the Led Zepplin classic “Battle of Evermore” … and happened on a video of the girls performing it about two years ago …
The Playlist – S7 EP13 April 2013
The Monocles “The Spider & the Fly” from The Spider & the Fly (1966) The Rainy Daze “Good Morning Mr. Smith” from That Acapulco Gold (1967) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Resignation Superman” from Beautiful World (1997) Leslie Brown “Welcome to the Machine” from Tenderly (2012) SHEL “Battle of Evermore” from SHEL (2012)
(D) Farmington Hill “10 Miles” from Bridge to Nowhere (2013) Drew Emmitt “Take the Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
(N) Paper Bird “Blood & Bones” from Rooms (2013)Achille Lauro “Hard Pressed” from Flight or Flight (2012) Take to the Oars “Morning Coffee” from The Bow & the Stern (2013) Monroe Monroe “Adore” from Hello Moon (2011) No Fair Fights “Kiss From A Rose” from The Sound of Burning Bridges (2011) Cocktail Revolution “Mistercool” from Better Reception (2008) John Denver “Rocky Mountain High” from Rocky Mountain High (1972) Firefall “Strange Way” from Elan (1978)
(N) The Congress “You’ve Got A Friend” from Loft Tapes (2013) Juno What?! “Shameless” from Shameless (2011)
(D) Thom Chacon “American Dream” from Thom Chacon (2013)Bonnie and The Clydes “Feel The Wheels Turn” from Wrong Side Up (2012) Great American Taxi “New Millennium Blues” from Reckless Habits (2010)
(N) Euforquestra “Free” from Let Us In (2012)
(D) Rob Drabkin “Down to Fate” [single] (2013)Katie Herzig “Free My Mind” from The Waking Sleep (2011)
(D) Joshua Trinidad “The Coast” from Maritime (2013)
First things first: Make sure you check out News Notes & Spins – under the charts category … for the Aug Top 40 and more …
Thanks to Andy Rok for making sure I got new Bop Skizzum music to debut exclusively this week. Much love to those folks – the new material sounds great. Also new this week – The Yawpers debut full length. I just received and am looking forward to some other new releases breaking on the show next week – including one from a relatively new artist on the scene who has the support of an all-star lineup of support from some of the the top bands in the state: Keith Moseley, Bill Nershi and Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident), Chris Misner and Tyler Grant (Grant Farm & Drew Emmitt Band), Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon & Emmitt Nershi Band), Chris Thompson and Stef Briggs (Coral Creek), Joe Lessard (Head for the Hills), and Liza Oxnard (Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Motet) …and new music from a band that Westword’s Dave Herrera had in his HEAVY ROTATION last week – The Royal.
(D) = album debut on show
(N) = new track from previously debuted album
John Denver “Paradise” from Rocky Mountain High (1972) Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Mr. Bojangles” from Mr. Bojangles (1970) Rick Roberts “Glad to be Goin’” from She Is A Song (1973) Joe Cocker “One Word (Peace)” from Hymn For My Soul (2008)
(D) John Oates Band “Sittin’ On Top of the World” from The Bluesville Sessions (2012)
(N) Chris Daniels “Wildcat” from Better Days (2012)
(N) Ending People “Amazing Grace” from Fill Your Lungs (2012) Bad Weather California “When You Smile” from Sunkissed (2012)
(D) Bop Skizzum “Leave It At the Door” from Coloradical (2012) The Knew “Old and Young” from Man Monster (2012) El Toro de la Muerte “Things In My Head” from Dancer These Days (2011) Katie Herzig “Best Day of Your Life” from The Waking Sleep (2011) Jill Sobule “Cinnamon Park” from Underground Victorious (2004) Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “You Don’t Know What Love Is” from Sharks And Manatees (2012) String Cheese Incident “Outside and Inside” from Outside Inside (2001) Achille Lauro “Lightning” from Flight or Flight (2012)
(D) The Yawpers “All Night Long” from Capon Crusade (2012) Reed Foehl “River Song” from Stoned Beautiful (2007) Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012) Grant Farm “The Nine Pound Hammer” from Grant Farm (2012) Leftover Salmon “Gulf of Mexico” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(N) Jeff Brinkman “Don’t Bring Me Down” from Strange (2012) Coles Whalen “Paper Airplane” from I Wrote This for You (2012) The Apples in Stereo “No One In The World” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(N) SHEL “The Battle of Evermore” from SHEL (2012) The Monocles “The Spider & the Fly” from The Spider & the Fly (1966) Adam Revell & Essence Rider “Quintessence” from Triple Leaf (2010)
A couple of new videos this week … and some new music in the show.
PLAYLIST – V4 EP32 2012
Chris Daniels “Cabin Fever” from Better Days (2012) Longest Day Of The Year “Change Our Ways” from Turn Into the Ground (2012)
(D) Jeff Brinkman “Look At You Now” from Strange (2012) Sofie Reed “Human Every Day” from Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (2012) Great American Taxi “Radiation Blues” from Paradise Lost (2011) Overcasters “Storm of Crows” from Curses/Prayers (2012) The Swayback “Lost Lake Woods Club” from Double Four Time (2012) The Lovely & Talented “Subbacultcha” from The New American Fable (2010) Bop Skizzum “Beauty Queen” from Beauty Queen (2011) Lindsey O’Brien Band “Broke My Heart” from As Long As It Matters (2008) Fierce Bad Rabbit “Chasing After Things (We Don’t Know The Names)” from Spools of Thread (2010) Mesita “The Coyotes” from The Coyote (2012) Hindershot “Dinosaur” from Curse Us All (2012) Erik Applegate “123” from Red Skies (2009) Steve Taylor “Meltdown (At Madame Tussaud’s)” from Meltdown (1984)
(D) Flobots “The Circle In the Square” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
(D) SHEL “Freckles” from SHEL (2012) Jeff Finlin “What’s the Big Idea” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008) Dave Sonner “Come Clean” from The American Campus (2011) Arliss Nancy “Pages” from Simple Machines (2012) Tin Horn Prayer “Stumble” from Grapple the Rails (2012) Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Letter to the President” from Like A King (2012) The Autumn Film “Always the Same” from The Ship and the Sea (2010) Churchill “Made A List” from Change EP (2012) The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012) Houses “Me & Mr. Kelly” from Summer (2009) Jekylls “Think I Thought” from The Sweet Factory (2012) Andrew Vogt “Jeep Is Jumpin’” from Cats Afoot (2010)