The song for each day of this week will be provided by my new friend Todd who has sent me music suggestions a plenty so I thought it would be easier to just have him takeover the playlist. See the featured artists this week with a brief description from Todd on his picks then stay tuned as each song is revealed each day. / Thanks Todd!
M / Raphael Saadiq / I love the mix of the old sounds mixed with new vibes. Raphael Saadiq has somehow channeled the ghost of Buddy Holly.
T / Passion Pit / Included this song on a mix CD for my wife. It’s now her and my daughter’s new favorite dance song. I know that’s trite, but you can’t help dancing to it. If you can’t you’re a robot. Freak.
W / Chad Valley / I can’t put my finger on why I love this song, but I do. It passes the 10 second test with authority and the beat is infectious.
TH / Erik B and Rakim / (Throwback) I come from times of yore when rap music made sense and you didn’t have to have strippers in your video to make it a good song. Erik B and Rakim provided some of the best East Coast beats of their time and are always in my musical rotation.
F / Eva Cassidy / (Cover) This song is hauntingly beautiful. I’d never heard of either band but trust me, my goggle will be finding them soon enough. The song starts off as if some guy were just playing a guitar in a libraryand then a girl with this amazing voice walks by and starts singing this random song. Then it all comes together in this delicate yet powerful ballad.