Song of the Day – “New Music” Wednesday – “Love Is Not Enough”

The Wealthy West

The sum total of what I’ve been able to find out about this band: “The Wealthy West is Austin-based singer/songwriter Brandon Kinder, who is also the lead singer for The Rocketboys.” So…there you go.

La de da, la de da.

Song of the Day – “Name’s the same” Tuesday – “Hyperactive”

Thomas Dolby

Tell me about your childhood

And then the trombone kicks in, and you know it’s Thomas Dolby, stretching the boundaries of popular music. The teacher knew he had the funk.

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Robert Palmer

This is a great song – why wasn’t it a hit? Could it be the lack of stone-faced models with severe hair-dos?

Song of the Day – “Helen Wheels” – Wings

Even though Paul plays everything in the video, this was definitely a Wings song. It does prove that Paul could rock out occasionally.

Song of the Day – “You, Me and the Bourgeoisie” – The Submarines

Thought I’d make you want to buy an iPhone app today.

I heard this song from Boston band The Submarines before it was used in the iPhone commercial and liked it, but the association is so strong now that it’s hard to remember how it was before.

Song of the Day – “Crimson and Clover” – Tommy James and the Shondells

Woah. What a trip.

Song of the Day – “Window Shopping” – Lisa Loeb

“Black Friday” is here, and it’s uniquely American to make one day so important to the well-being of the economy.

Of course, it’s obvious that Lisa Loeb is talking about dating here, and not actually “window shopping” in the traditional sense. But it’s also uniquely American to make economic metaphors about dating. There’s this money fixation we have.

Song of the Day – “Thanksgiving” – George Winston

Well, it’s become something of a tradition for me to post this particular song on Thanksgiving. This is the third year in a row, and I doubt that I’ll change it anytime soon. Enjoy your day, your weekend, and your year! I’m thankful for everyone who reads and listens to this blog on a regular basis.