Nils and Neil

Nils Lofgren shared this great photo of himself accompanying Neil Young back in 1973. I have always been a big fan of Nils, way before his E Street Band days. Check out his work with Grin as well for some enjoyable listening.

The Moment of Clarity

hand reaching to light

I open one eye
And I put out my hand just to touch your soft hair
To make sure in the darkness that you were still there
And I have to admit I was just a little afraid

But then…
I had a little bit of luck you were awake I couldn’t take another moment alone

Roger Waters “The Moment Of Clarity”

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How Honey Maid responded to the comments they received about one of their ad campaigns. This has been posted and shared quite a bit but if you haven’t seen it you really should.


I wholeheartedly approve of this message.

2013 – Music Year In Review

So it’s April 2014 which seems as good a time as any to share my 2013 music listening charts. I use the wonderful web site and service to track my listening. It is probably pretty accurate as the bulk of my listening is done through my computer and thus recorded. What is lacking would be the stuff I listen to in the car but honestly I think that represents such a small amount of my listening time that it wouldn’t impact this in any substantial fashion.

So here are my top 20 most listened to artists for 2013


And also at the individual track level


Obviously it was a big year for me and The Head and the Heart. I discovered their self titled debut album early in the year which immediately got put in to very heavy rotation, and then their follow up Let’s Be Still was released in October. Both albums are outstanding and are well worth a listen (or you know, repeated listens)

Also notable I think is the inclusion of The Honorary Title on the artist list. Their Anything Else But The Truth release is just astounding. 

Otherwise, I don’t see many surprises on my list. If you want to keep up with my listening in real time you can do so by visiting my profile.