Happy holidays, I hope 2017 has been a good year for ya’ll. It’s been quite the year, leaving my full-time gig downtown and working from the Eastside, my oldest graduating from high school, my youngest receiving the ‘Best Musician’ in orchestra, and my babe leaving her job to go back to school and learn new things. Oh, and don’t forget about our pup JoJo having back surgery to repair a herniated disk, ouch. I am lucky to be at home to look out for her.
Anyway, music is always a constant and the great soundtrack to our lives right? So I bring to you my top ten of 2017. These albums have stuck with me through thick and thin. It’s amazing to think that each of these albums didn’t exist at some point in time, and now they do, and they’ve become an essential part of my daily life. Oh yeah, props to Quicksand for releasing their latest album in 22 years. Some honorable mentions go out to Curtis Harding, The Black Angels, Fionn Regan, Art Feynman, Angel Olsen, and Queens of the Stone Age, who released some amazing new albums, but I only had ten spots. ✌️ out 2017!
Edit: Sending light and love to Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones, Chris Cornell, Mr. Tom Petty, and Al Jarreau. You will be missed but your incredible music lives on.
“I think I left my wallet in the club.”
Thundercat, Rabbit Ho
“So why then, are you crying? It was you, who denied them. And no amount of tears, could roll back all the years, bring back all your dreams from yesterday.”
Mac DeMarco, Dreams From Yesterday
“I'm no one but a face just a stranger in a stranger place. Breathing out, breathing in. Sun came up then it went down again. As I say I am a visitor here.”
Kevin Morby, Tin Can