Top Ten

On Facebook this past week I was asked to write a post a day for ten days on the top 10 favorite albums that made an impact. I went quickly from “ten – you want that many?” to “Ten – only ten?” There have been a ton that have made an impact on me over the years, so sometimes that means not ten favorites, but ones that changed my perspective on music. That shifts the focus a little. So you’ll see some picks that aren’t on my real top ten (like Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters), but it had a top ten impact on me (introducing me to jazz). It’s been a fun thought experiment. I’m halfway through as of right now. Today’s pick will be…wait and see. I don’t have ten picked out – I’m handling it day by day.

Today’s podcast has no music from the first five albums I picked (Maybe that will be a conceit of mine later), but there’s still a lot of great music from Madonna, Susan Tedeschi, the Handsome Family, Arthur Brown, Aretha Franklin, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Van Morrison, Charlie, Etta James, Nick Lowe, Peter Gabriel, the Go-Betweens, Paul Kelly, and the Bears.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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