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#musicMonday Cool Choices (2014), latest by S. standout track: Vampires

#musicMonday Clueless soundtrack (1995). skip Counting Crows but 2nd half is good 90s; start with Need You Around

for #musicMonday: Nikka Costa’s Everybody Got Their Something (2001). standouts: So Have I For You; Like A Feather

#musicMonday Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977). standouts: God Save the Queen, Sub-Mission

#musicMonday brand new from Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm standout tracks: Silver, Brass Beam

#musicMonday A Tribe Called Quest’s We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service (2016) standout track: Melatonin

some attempts at a clever/punny headline are cringeworthy, but sometimes they are perfection + 1:

#musicMonday Bleached’s Welcome the Worms (2016) stream @ standout: Keep on Keepin’ On

#musicMonday Goldfrapp’s 2008 album Seventh Tree standout track: A&E

(…just the first 13 tracks there make up the original album. listen to those & skip the bonus tracks. play WWNBL again instead, louder)

#musicMonday rec: The Waterboys’ Fisherman’s Blues (1988) standout track: We Will Not Be Lovers

downtempo #musicMonday: Juana Molina’s brand new Halo. stream free at or Spotify. standout track: Estalacticas

I don’t wind up listening to the grunge in my library all that often, & Superunknown is a little uneven imho, but it has some great songs

#musicMonday after Chris Cornell’s death, Soundgarden’s 1994 breakthrough Superunknown standout track: Superunknown

heavy #musicMonday: Wolf’s Law, by The Joy Formidable. stream: or Spotify. standout track: Forest Serenade

#musicMonday: “Guppy”, the 2017 debut album by Charly Bliss. free stream: or on Spotify. standout track: Glitter

#musicMonday Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique (1989) standout track: High Plains Drifter

some punk rock for #musicMonday – The Soviettes’ LP III (2005). free stream at standout track: Multiply and Divide

for #musicMonday, a classic from The Cure: The Head on the Door (1985) standout track: The Baby Screams

#musicMonday rec: Diet Cig’s brand new Swear I’m Good At This (stream @ or Spotify) standout track: Blob Zombie

a great voice in this #musicMonday rec: Lucy Dacus’ No Burden (2016) standout track: Troublemaker Doppelgänger

for #musicMonday: the soundtrack to the classic 1991 film The Commitments standout track: Take Me to the River

for #musicMonday: Metric’s Synthetica (2012) standout track: Youth Without Youth

for #musicMonday: Run the Jewels 3, by Run the Jewels (2016) standout track: Call Ticketron

Let us put men & women together
See which 1 is smarter
Some say men, I say no
Women run the men like a puppet show

…the video for that song was the 2nd ever played on MTV, 8/1/81 it was all downhill from there for that channel

#musicMonday pick: Pat Benatar’s Crimes of Passion (1980) standout track: You Better Run

for #musicMonday – Janelle Monáe’s The Electric Lady (2013): standout track: Q.U.E.E.N. “the booty don’t lie”

#musicMonday recommendation: Painted Shut by Hop Along (2015) standout track: The Knock

#musicMonday pick: Combat Rock, by The Clash (1982) standout track: Rock the Casbah

I got some Sharon Jones, some Los Campesinos, & some Hop Along, myself (ok, last time I’ll share this. probably.)

Bandcamp + ACLU = rockin’

I happened to tweet (err, microblog!) about Bandcamp just the other night. Thanks to their giving ~80-85% of the revenue to their artists, Bandcamp is the only digital music store that I feel as good about patronizing as I do about buying a band’s CD at their show.

And this Friday (Feb. 3), it gets even better: they’re donating 100% of their share of your purchase to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in opposition to last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States:

Contrary to the assertions of the current administration, the order will not make us safer (an opinion shared by the State Department and many members of Congress including prominent Republicans). Christian religious leaders have denounced both the ban, as well as the exception prioritizing Christian immigrants, as inhumane. It is an unequivocal moral wrong, a cynical attempt to sow division among the American people, and is in direct opposition to the principles of a country where the tenet of religious freedom is written directly into the Constitution. This is not who we are, and it is not what we believe in. We at Bandcamp oppose the ban wholeheartedly, and extend our support to those whose lives have been upended.

So that’s great: digital music sales and they support the ACLU for a day. But: what to buy?! I love both of these ideas so much, I’ve taken a few minutes to compile a list of some suggestions to show the breadth of the Bandcamp catalog. All of these have either been #musicMonday recommendations in the past year, or were on my Best of 2016 lists (or both). Bandcamp has also had a whole bunch of artists and labels add some or all of their cut from Friday’s sales to the donation; some of these are from that list. In no particular order:

As you can see, there’s a lot of good stuff there. Check it out, treat yourself and put a little $$ in to #resist at the same time. Win-win, rock on.

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