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Noticeables Playlist






TA-NoticeablesCover The presentation this time is called Noticeables because many of the artists are emerging acts who want just that, to be noticed and discovered by you. Here’s the thing, in the digital age of the Web, social media, youtube, and infinite possibilities the whole concept of “Musical Discovery” is a bit ambiguous. Instead of discovering, what if we embraced and celebrated great music? That’s what we’ll do this time as I showcase to you artists worth noticing. And in the process, we’ll invest words too (noticables isn’t in the dictionary yet, but if “strategery can be a word, noticeables can too!).
Don’t just make a music discovery here, that’s too easy. Allow what you hear to be experienced. From the noticeables that you enjoy, share your experience with me so we can build a greater connection with the arts together.

Song Length Artist Album Label Year Released

Hour 1 Playlist

Into The Blue 5:19 David Nyro All The Heroes David Nyro 2015
There’s Talk On The Street 5:10 David Nyro All The Heroes David Nyro 2015

Flesh and Bone 3:42 Current Swell Ulysses Nettwerk Productions 2014
Sideways 3:06 Current Swell Ulysses Nettwerk Productrions 2014
Smalltown Boy 2:59 Heavyball Single Heavyball 2012
–:19
Dusty Heart, Empty Hand 3:39 Sofia Talvik Big Sky Country Makaki Music 2015
Bonfire 2:52 Sofia Talvik Big Sky Country Makaki Music 2015

Calling All Senses 3:49 Dan O’Connor The Other Shore Dan O’Connor 2015
Strange New Creator 3:25 Dan O’Connor The Other Shore Dan O’Connor 2015
The Ballad (I’m Ready to Die) 4:55 Timothy Palmer The Half Boy Timothy Palmer 2015
–:39
Welcome Home 4:24 Timothy Palmer The Half Boy Timothy Palmer 2015
Light on The Hill 3:47 Chris Ford The Warp Glass Cooking Vinyl Music 2015
Moving Out Of View 4:33 Chris Ford The Warp Glass Cooking Vinyl Music 2015

Pacific Street 3:05 Vanessa Peters With The Sentimentals Vanessa Peters 2015
Afford to Pretend 4:50 Vanessa Peters With The Sentimentals Vanessa Peters 2015

Hour 2 Playlist

Madam, I Challenge You to a Duel 2:02 They Might Be Giants Glean Idlewild Recordings 2015
Answer 3:23 They Might Be Giants Glean Alternative Idlewild Recordings 2015

You’ll Always Be My Girl 2:53 Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Medicine Magnolia Music 2015
Shine Like Lightning 3:18 Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Medicine Magnolia Music 2015

Walk Away 3:50 The Rocketboys Left Right – EP Black Magnetic Records 2015
Viva Voce 4:31 The Rocketboys Left Right – EP Black Magnetic Records 2015
–:19
Still Water 3:48 Trevor Hall Unpack Your Memories… – EP Vanguard Records 2015
Unpack Your Memories 3:45 Trevor Hall Unpack Your Memories… – EP Vanguard Records 2015

Ordinary Life 4:26 Icicle Resurgence Alternative Icicle 2014
The Other Side Of Time 2:34 Icicle Resurgence Icicle 2014
Home In The Sky 4:51 JJ Grey & Mofro Ol’ Glory Mascot Music Productions 2015
–:39
Every Minute 4:41 JJ Grey & Mofro Ol’ Glory Macot Music Productions 2015
I Belong To You 4:31 Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter ATO Records 2015
The Things I Regret 3:26 Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter ATO Records 2015

Oak 4:36 The Ballroom Thieves A Wolf in the Doorway Blue Corn Music 2015 11:23 AM
The Loneliness Waltz 4:15 The Ballroom Thieves A Wolf in the Doorway Blue Corn Music 2015

Outlooks Playlist


Fresh New Music With the events in the news this week, and our attention on areas of hurt and brokenness, it’s my shared desire with our nation for peace and harmony. Yet we need new perspectives to make that happen. Music has the power to show us the way, and unite places where only differences once stood. New music from emerging and unsigned indie musicians this week, with songs that provide an engaging outlooks on life, love, the present, past and future. This week’s episode is thereby named Outlooks.

Song / Length / Artist / Album / Label / Year Released

Hour 1 Playlist

Future Lives 5:16 The Rocketboys Left Right – EP Black Magnetic Records 2015

Loud and Clear 3:33 The Rocketboys Left Right – EP Black Magnetic Records 2015

Comet 4:01 Birds over Arkansas Behind the Lights – EP Birds Over Arkansas 2014

Catapult 2:37 Birds over Arkansas Behind the Lights – EP Bird Over Arkansas 2014

The Mansion 3:23 Manchester Orchestra Hope Seven Four Entertainment 2014

Every Stone 4:40 Manchester Orchestra Hope Seven Four Entertainment 2014

There’s Talk On The Street 5:10 David Nyro All The Heroes David Nyro 2015

All The Heroes 5:15 David Nyro All The Heroes David Nyro 2015

Santa Maria 6:57 The Frames For the Birds Overcoat Recordings 2001

Giving Me Wings 3:34 The Frames For the Birds Overcoat Recordings 2001

Redemption 2:32 Bill McVail Garden Leave Bill McVale 2015

Sink or Swim 4:49 Bill McVail Garden Leave Bill McVale 2015

Beautifully Broken 5:27 Mark Cantwil Diggin’ On You Mark Cantwil 2015

Play It Loud 3:36 Mark Cantwil Diggin’ On You Mark Cantwil 2015


Hour 2 Playlist

One Day I’ll Be Rich 3:15 Current Swell Ulysses Current Swell

Man of Maps 4:19 Current Swell Ulysses Current Swell 2014

Dust 4:23 Trevor Hall Unpack Your Memories… – EP Vanguard Records 2015

Unpack Your Memories 3:45 Trevor Hall Unpack Your Memories… – EP Vanguard Records 2015

Vagabond Blues 3:05 Blues Traveler with Dirty Heads & Rome Ramirez Blow Up the Moon BT Recordings LLC 2015

Hurricane 3:44 Blues Traveler with 3OH!3 Blow Up the Moon BT Recordings LLC 2015

Erase 2:50 They Might Be Giants Glean Idlewild Recordings

Unpronounceable 3:23 They Might Be Giants Glean Idlewild Recordings 2015

Good Morning Heartache 4:57 Cassandra Wilson Coming Forth by Day Ojah Media Group 2015

Strange Fruit 4:55 Cassandra Wilson Coming Forth by Day Ojah Media Group 2015

The Things I Regret 3:26 Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter ATO Records 2015

Mainstream Kid 4:19 Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter ATO Records 2015

My Confession 3:19 Tony Lucca Tony Lucca Tony Lucca 2015

Never Make It Out Alive 3:19 Tony Lucca Tony Lucca Tony Lucca 2015

Patience 4:04 Geographer Ghost Modern Roll Call Records 2015

Unconventional Meal Pt 1 Playlist

This week is a bit of an experiment, and unconventional one at that. I’ve been studying music for radio airplay for the better part of my career (dating back to the late 1990s). I’ve always been fascinated by what songs get promoted by record labels and other tracks featured on radio compared to other selections from an album. To this day, I still don’t completely understand why some labels, management and bands promote some songs on radio and not others. So, in an effort to expand our collective music pallets, we’re going to dine on an Unconventional Meal (musically speaking). Some tracks from from well-known artists, but would be considered B-sides from die hard followers. Others are just simply artists who deserve to be showcased on a broad scale but haven’t to this point. Whatever you enjoy, please pick up and purchase form the links below. Enjoy!

Hour 1 Playlist

D Is For Drums / They Might Be Giants / Here Come The ABCs! / Here Come The ABCs! / 2005 / 02:22 /
iTunes

Coladito / Maná / MTV Unplugged Mana / Warn Music Mexico / 1999 / 01:35 /
iTunes

Garden of the Gods / The Bright Light Social Hour / The Bright Light Social Hour / The Bright Light Social Hour / 2010 / 09:43 / iTunes

Awe / Citizen Cope / Every Waking Moment / RCA Records / 2006 / 04:11 /
iTunes

Big Wave / Aphasia / Ioda SXSW Opening Day Bash Sampler 2011 / White Wabbit Record / 2011 / 06:32 / Unavailable

Vlad / Fang Island / Day Of The Great Leap / Sargent House / 2009 / 02:09 /
iTunes

Giant’s Despair / Strand of Oaks / Pope Killdragon / Strand of Oaks / 2010 / 02:42 /
iTunes

Intro to Organics (Featuring Dan Papaila) / Slightly Stoopid / Top of the World / Stoopid Records / 2012 / 04:17 /
iTunes

A Spoonful Of Slurry / Tera Melos / Drugs To The Dear Youth / Sargent House / 2009 / 02:47 /
iTunes

One More Time / Grooveatech Orchestra / One More Time / Aaron Wider / 2012 / 06:47 /
iTunes

Kenotic / Hammock / Kenotic / Hammock Music / 2004 / 04:16 /
iTunes

A Kazakh Melody / Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet / Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet / Nettwerk Productions / 2008 / 01:48 / iTunes

Jason / Sufjan Stevens / A Sun Came / Asthmatic Records / 1999 / 06:09 /
iTunes

Hour 2 Playlist

Old Dahlonega / Homer Hiccolm & The Rocketboys / Sing, Bird, Sing / Murkville Music / 2007 / 10:17 /
iTunes

Alphabet soup / Bell X1 / Music In Mouth / Universal Island Records / 2003 / 07:48
/ iTunes

Pow / Beastie Boys / Check Your Head (Deluxe Version) [Remastered] / Capitol Records / 2009 / 01:00 /
iTunes

Third Stone From the Sun / Jimi Hendrix / Are You Experienced / Experience Hendrix / 1967 / 06:47 /
iTunes

Moby Dick (Bonzo’s Montreux) / Led Zeppelin / Led Zeppelin II / Atlantic / 1969 /
03:50 / iTunes

Somewhere Over the Rainbow / Yngwie Malmsteen / Un-Released / 05:24 /
YouTube

969 (The Oldest Man) [Instrumental] / The Guess Who / American Woman / Buddha Records / 2000 / 03:02 /
iTunes

(bed)Without A Doubt / Makaya McCraven / Split Decision / Chicago Sessions /
2012 / 01:00 / iTunes

It’s About Time – Remix (Featuring Carlos Santana) / Miles Davis / Cool & Collected / Imports / 2006 / 03:41 /
Amazon

Walking In My Shoes / Depeche Mode / The Best of Depeche Mode / Sire Records /
1993 / 04:54 / iTunes

Nothing Is Good Enough [Instrumental] / Aimee Mann / Magnolia: Music From The Motion Picture / Reprise Records / 1999 / 03:10 / iTunes

Pop Quiz / Pretty Lights / Filling Up The City Skies [Disc 1] / Pretty Lights Records / 2008 / 06:09 /
iTunes

(bed)Creepy Girls / Apes & Androids / Creepy Girls / Apes & Androids / 2007 / 01:00 / Unavailable

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