Song of the Week: “Poyekhali!” by Úlfur Eldjárn


Úlfur Eldjárn is a composer from Iceland.  I tend to post a lot music by artists from Iceland. But we’re now in the darkest coldest part of winter and I have three friends traveling in Iceland right now.  So I’m posting another tune by an Icelandic musician. Here is Úlfur Eldjárn live at KEXP with “Poyekhali!”

Song of the Week: “Lazarus” by David Bowie


No doubt you’ve read the many tributes to David Bowie after his death this week at the age of 69. “Lazarus” is the video Bowie made to support the release of what appears to be his final album Blackstar.  The video and lyrics are full of premonition of his impending death, and may well be…

Song of the Week: “Honey, Honey” by Tom Jones & Imelda May


The distinctive voice of Welsh legend Tom Jones works well in duet with Irish vocalist Imelda May on this bluegrass/rockabilly cover of “Honey, Honey” by The Milk Carton Kids.  The song comes from Jones’ album The Lost Suitcase, a collection of tunes to accompany his recent autobiography. What are you listening to in 2016?

2015 Year in Review: Favorite Songs


Once again, it’s time to look back on the music of 2015 with my favorite songs of the year. I’ve featured many of this songs in my Song of the Week posts this year.  If you see a link from a song title it will take you back to the Song of the Week post…

Songs of the Week: Christmas Special


A very Merry Christmas to you if you celebrate, and if you don’t I hope it’s a peaceful day off and the Christians and consumerists don’t get you down. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been featured twice before on Song of the Week for holiday-themed songs and now you can hear an entire holiday-themed…

Song of the Week: “Kill v. Maim” by Grimes


The spectacularly-talented Canadian artist Grimes (a.k.a. Claire Boucher) has a new album Art Angels which features the track “Kill v. Maim.” I’m still making my mind up about it, but do have to share this post from Said the Gramophone on the song.