So far, this year blog posts have been nonexistent. Not due to a lack of good music, but rather a lack of time and, admittedly, motivation. Other matters have taken precedence, but I wanted to take a moment to reflect on past songs that impacted me.
This playlist encompasses some of the songs I’ve mentioned on the blog from its inception to my Favorite Songs of 2018 list. It appropriately begins with the Steel Wheels, a versatile band whose progress I’ve enjoyed following for over nine years, and fittingly ends with up-and-coming singer-songwriter Jess Jocoy. She recently gained some attention for her appearance on the TV show Songland. (For those wondering, “Easy,” the composition she performed, was originally on her debut EP New Heart/Old Soul when it was released last year, but it’s been removed. The single version is available.) What a privilege it’s been to witness the growth of so many artists.
Narrowing the playlist down to fifty selections wasn’t an easy task, but hopefully you’ll enjoy the tunes. Even as life drastically changes, music remain everlastingly satisfying.
Honestly, I have no idea where this little blog is going, but here’s a glimpse at where I’ve been.