Tag: Song of the Day

Lucinda Williams Is in the Field Again

andrew wyeth

It dudn’t mean I won’t come back and stay beside you.

The Hitcher: David Allan Coe


January is a good time for resolutions as well as encounters with the dead.

New Year’s Resolutions: East Vassalboro


In 2016, just stop picking at it.

When the Edmund Fitzgerald Weighed Empty

Edmund Fitzgerald Uncle Tina

I am of a generation of men who spent their childhoods thinking Gordon Lightfoot’s “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” was the most badass song ever (the ladies in-waiting included C.W. McCall’s “Convoy,” “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels Band and, of course, Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”). It was only later that …

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“Love Hurts” by The Everly Brothers, Gram Parsons, and Nazareth

"Love Hurts" — Marty's Song of the Day for January 5, 2014

“I really learned a lot. REALLY LEARNED A LOT.”

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“Black Thumb”: Lori Carson

"Black Thumb" is Marty's Song of the Day for January 13, 2014

I’m truly sorry it went wrong, says “Black Thumb,” but it’s not like you didn’t see it coming.

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Reassurance Saturday with “I’m Not Down”: The Clash

"I'm Not Down" is Marty's Song of the Day for January 11, 2014

“You’re streets away from where it gets the roughest.”

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“Katmandu”: Cat Stevens

"Katmandu" is Marty's Song of the Day for January 10, 2014

Two 2014 inductees to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame appear on this beautiful song, and neither one of them is Kiss.

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“Renegades of Funk”: Afrikaa Bambaataa, Rage Against the Machine

"Renegades of Funk"—Marty's Song of the Day for January 9, 2014

Like you, every time I pop into the beat, I get Fresh.

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“Space Oddity,” “Major Tom,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “Hallo Spaceboy” — David Bowie, Peter Schilling

Song of the Day for January 8, 2014

“I’ve never done good things. I’ve never done bad things. I never did anything out of the blue.”

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