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Kishi Bashi [does] Talking Heads — MIMFL Cover Songs (Vol. 16)

Kishi Bashi [does] Talking Heads — MIMFL Cover Songs (Vol. 16)

I had this great idea to do a cover series post featuring a handful of bands that we saw at SXSW, similar to the one I did last year in honor of my musical adventures in LA, but as I’m still struggling with putting together the official line-up from this year’s SX extravaganza, I think […]

South by Southwest [2014 Edition]

South by Southwest [2014 Edition]

This is one of those “better late than never” posts, right? I know I’m cutting it close, but as the music week of South by Southwest hasn’t begun yet – I think I’m okay. Here’s my list of bands I’m going to attempt to see this year. It’s always chaos trying to coordinate your “must-sees” with […]

March Ramblings & Nathaniel Rateliff

March Ramblings & Nathaniel Rateliff

Ahhh… it’s March in Austin, Texas. Do you know what that means? It means South by Southwest is right around the corner. I’m trying to work up a little post featuring some of the artists I’m excited to see this year — but in truth I can’t focus. I know the silence in these pages […]

Kina Grannis [does] The Neighbourhood — MIMFL Cover Songs (Vol. 15)

Kina Grannis [does] The Neighbourhood — MIMFL Cover Songs (Vol. 15)

I couldn’t decide which of Kina’s covers to share with you. A good friend recently tipped me off to her cover of Lorde’s, “Team”. He knew I was already smitten with that tune and Kina’s version was, indeed, sensational. But then I listened to her cover of The Neighbourhood’s, “Sweater Weather”. Well, hell. Seriously?! The tug-of-war […]

Favorite Finds of 2013

Favorite Finds of 2013

The drum roll has long faded, the fireworks are gone, too. 2014 is well underway. Let’s invent a new phrase for time flies, shall we? It’s absurdly overused. Time sneaks by me on tip toes. Time fakes right while I’m looking left. Time is like a delightful breeze racing across my skin – a quick stroke, a […]

The Mighty Oaks [cover] Rihanna — MIMFL Cover Songs (Vol. 14)

The Mighty Oaks [cover] Rihanna — MIMFL Cover Songs (Vol. 14)

This post may or may not be a stall tactic. You see, it’s 13 days into the new year and I still haven’t posted my Favorite Finds of 2013. I know y’all are waiting with great anticipation. [wink] If you keep up over at my facebook page I’ve dropped a few spoiler alerts. It IS […]

Burn Me Baby — LLOYD YATES

Burn Me Baby — LLOYD YATES

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable.  ― Henry David Thoreau Thoreau’s words come to mind when I listen to Lloyd Yates’s 5 song E.P, Bring Back the Life. I don’t typically “fear danger”, but I have been feeling a lot of unrest lately. It’s not exactly bad, but it’s not good, […]

We’re on Each Other’s Team [feat. LORDE]

We’re on Each Other’s Team [feat. LORDE]

Dearest kindreds, Do you know how privileged I consider myself to walk side-by-side with you — to join hands, to lift our voices in song, to share what makes us come alive, to cry out in frustration on occasion and medicate with melancholy melodies? You maybe haven’t realized it, but that’s what we do here in […]

Poets, Philosophers & Troubadours [feat JOSH RECORD]

Poets, Philosophers & Troubadours [feat JOSH RECORD]

I often lament that there are no great modern day poets: Longfellow, Dickinson, Whitman, Emerson, Yeats — or the likes of more current favorites, e.e. cummings and Dylan Thomas. But this is rather ridiculous, right? They must be all around us. The spoken word scene is pretty incredible and most of my favorite songwriters are quite […]

Paper Route [does] Lorde — MIMFL Cover Songs (Vol. 13)

Paper Route [does] Lorde — MIMFL Cover Songs (Vol. 13)

I always feel a little bit guilty introducing a band to these pages by way of this Cover Series, when I’ve listened to their music for years. Paper Route is an outstanding trio of Nashville-based musicians and they should have their very own write-up, highlighting their original material. Get them on your radar if they aren’t […]

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