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)