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Unconventional Meal Pt 3 Playlist

life-is-too-short-to-listen-to-bad-music We really hit on something big with the Unconventional Meal series that closed out February. The feedback and response for listeners across the country has been outstanding. So, in response to many comments and requests, we’re going to extend this series out for a little while longer. In what has been described as experimental and experiential, this week’s lineup includes at least one request along with some B-side tunes not heard elsewhere.
Feel free to let me know what you’d like to hear, especially if it goes outside the normal parameters for radio. Contact Info is here.

Hour 1 Playlist

Horse To Water / 07:39 / Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds / Pound Of Dirt / Modern Vintage Recordings / 2012 /

The Forest / 06:42 / Windsor Drive / Meet The Tide EP / Windsor Drive / 2007 /

Mother / 05:51 / Natalie Maines / West Of Memphis: Voices for Justice (Soundtrack) / Sony Music Records / 2013 /

All the Old Heroes / 07:13 / Joseph Arthur / The Ballad of Boogie Christ / Lonely Astronaut Records / 2013 /

Pilgrim / 07:03 / Fink / Hard Believer / R’COUP’D / 2014 /

Fences / 06:26 / Timothy Palmer / The Breeze / Timothy Palmer / 2011 /

When The Subway Comes Above The Ground / 06:51 / Leif Vollebekk / North Americana / Missing Piece Group / 2013 /

Vibration & Light Suite / 13:56 / Chris Robinson Brotherhood / The Magic Door / Silver Arrow Records / 2012 /

Hour 2 Playlist

Oaks / 08:56 / The Hold Steady / Teeth Dreams / Hold Steady Industries / 2014 /

Lotus / 08:49 / Minus The Bear / Planet of Ice / Suicide Squeeze Records / 2007 /

Eskimo / 16:07 / Damien Rice / O / Damien Rice / 2003 /

Afterall / 07:44 / William Fitzsimmons / Goodnight / William Fitzsimmons / 2006 /

A Childsoul Of No Face / 17:18 / Bayta Darell / Write Me In Metal/Make Me Forever / Bayta Darell / 2005 /

MA Guitarist Mike Meagher Rocks With EP

1420493781_assassin Have you noticed that emerging bands, duos, and solo-performers are infusing more and more ingredients from eras of music’s past into their songwriting? We’ve certainly seen that with the rise of a new version of Motown with bands like St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Alternative and guitar rock are doing something similar. And why not let your musical influences take a more prominent position in your songwriting? If anything, it can make your music more appealing, especially if you know who your real audience is (this is something I’ve mentioned countless times to indie artists on my music BLOG for artists/musicians).

Mike Meagher has a rock style recalling elements of 80s guitar rock blended with pieces of grunge. A few tracks remind me of Robert Tepper both in the overall sound as well as the use of slick soloing. Vocals are similar too, but the subject-matter for the tracks are much different. If Tepper’s name doesn’t ring a bell, look up the soundtrack to Rocky 4 and you’ll be on the same page with me. Other tunes dive into the early styles of Soundgarden and Nirvana.

Meagher hails from Massachusetts, and is no stranger to the realm of guitar or rock songwriting. His premise and purpose seem simple enough, to write music that speaks for his perspective on life, love, and the state of our collective existence, or society as it may be. Songs like Society Falling offers a straight-lined take on where we’ve fallen and how we can re-emerge.

Married To My Madness kicks into the rock straight away, jumping into the grunge-era Soundgarden style before exploding with a Van Halen-esque solo to conclude the track.

MikeMeagher Meagher doesn’t seem content in just sticking with one particular rock style, diving into southern/classic rock on Over The Storm. This song showcases possibly the best iteration of his songwriting talent, both in the musical nature as well as the lyrical composition, making it the most relatable of the 5-song EP.

The best thing about Meagher’s music is it is what is it. There’s nothing fake or pretentious about what is here. It’s rock. It’s driving guitars, drums, and solos that make you want to crank up your stereo and blast it out.

Get more of Mike Meagher and his self-titled EP HERE.

Unconventional Meal Pt 2 Playlist

IT9300DISC Last week we started a series that does something other than what most series do: it took us to places unexpected. A series in radio usually has one key focus. An unconventional meal is something that hits you differently than you think it will. The experience of a richer songbook is my focus, and that’s what I’m sharing this time. Yet, we’ll experience some more prominent names in rock and classic rock this time around. You’re used to B-Sides being a part of this presentation, and I’ve got some fan-favorites that I’m sure you’ll really enjoy.

And I mention something in both hours that involve a big upcoming show for us-our 600th episode. I want you to be a part of that big episode. Tell me about 1 song that connects with you emotionally that no other song does. It could be a song that always puts you in a good mood, or reminds you of a time from your past that was really powerful. Share the song and the story of its connection with you. Tell me via the CONTACT info here.

Hour 1

The Soft Parade / 08:34 / The Doors / The Soft Parade / Elektra Records / 1969 /

New York City Serenade / 09:56 / Bruce Springsteen / The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle / Sony Music Entertainment / 1973 / iTunes

1983….(A Merman I Should Turn To Be) / 13:37 / Jimi Hendrix / Electric Ladyland / Experience Hendrix / 1968 /

Two Hands Of A Prayer / 07:51 / Ben Harper / Burn To Shine / Virgin Records / 1999 /

Tin Angel / 09:05 / Bob Dylan / Tempest / Columbia Records / 2012 /

Covered In Rain / 10:29 / John Mayer / Any Given Thursday (Live) / Aware Records
/ 2003 / iTunes

Hour 2

Jesus of Suburbia / 09:08 / Green Day / American Idiot / Reprise Records / 2004 /

Big Distraction / 10:26 / No Doubt / Return Of Saturn / Interscope Records / 2000 /

Estranged / 09:24 / Guns n Roses / Use Your Illusion II / Geffen Records / 1991 /

Mr. Brightside / 10:40 / The Killers / Sawdust / The Island Def Jam Music Group /
2007 / iTunes

Release / 09:06 / Pearl Jam / Ten / Sony Music Entertainment / 1992 /

Come Back / 07:50 / Foo Fighters / One By One / Roswell Records / 2002 /

Eternal / 05:00 / P.O.D / Payable On Death / Atlantic / 2003 /

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