Johnny Cash At Folsom Turns 50, New Stuff: TTF Jan17

Johnny Cash At Folsom Turns 50, New Stuff: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: Freda James: Warrior Linn Koch-Emery: Come Back The Vryll Society: Shadow Of A Wave Spelles: Oh, These Monsters Parsnip: Nigella Sea Girls: Heavenly War Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash with June Carter: Jackson...

Yes, Haiti, And Other Places Are ‘Sh*tholes’ Jan13

Yes, Haiti, And Other Places Are ‘Sh*tholes’

My father, a former pastor, was a missionary to Haiti for a number of years in the 1990s. After Hurricane Andrew destroyed his church in Goulds, FL, just outside of Miami, he rebuilt it, gave it to the Hispanic pastor who used it during the evenings, and set out to build a 93-foot sailing...

Moody’s Ray Thomas Passes Away, M Songs, New Rick Springfield: TTF Jan10

Moody’s Ray Thomas Passes Away, M Songs, New Rick Springfield: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: Spelles: Rib Cage (Spelles EP) Rick Springfield: Little Demon Hey Ocean!: Sleepwalker Slowlights: Real Slowlights: Set In Stone The Moody Blues: And the Tide Rushes In (A Question of Balance) The Moody Blues: Dr. Livingstone, I...

More Fave M Songs Per ITunes Player: TTF Jan03

More Fave M Songs Per ITunes Player: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: Liz Phair: Mesmerizing The B-52’s: Mesopotamia The Pretenders: Message Of Love INXS: The Messenger Johnny Marr: The Messenger Gary Numan: Metal Hall & Oates: Method of Modern Love Berlin: The Metro Concrete Blonde: Mexican...

THE BEST OF 2017, PART 2: TTF Dec27

THE BEST OF 2017, PART 2: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: Sunshine & The Rain: I’m Not Your Girl (In the Darkness of My Light) Ride: Lateral Alice (Weather Diaries) Juliana Hatfield: You’re Breaking My Heart (Pussycat) The Aces: Stuck (I Don’t Like Being Honest EP) Sebastian...

RIP, Pat Dinizio. Taste The Floor’s Tribute To The Smithereen Dec20

RIP, Pat Dinizio. Taste The Floor’s Tribute To The Smithereen

This week on the Taste the Floor show, I put together a tribute for Pat Dinizio, the lead singer, guitarist, and co-founder of The Smithereens. Rest in Peace and rock on! Beauty And Sadness Well Alright (live) Blood And Roses Time Won’t Let Me A World Of Our Own Blues Before And After In A...

The Best Of 2017, Part 1: TTF Dec13

The Best Of 2017, Part 1: TTF

Here is a list of the songs I played this week on the Taste the Floor Show: Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular Famous by February: Pour Me Out (Confessions EP) Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions: A Wonderful Seed (Until the Hunter) Molly Burch: Loneliest Heart (Please Be Mine) The Puppies:...

More Most Played M Songs: TTF Dec06

More Most Played M Songs: TTF

Paul McCartney: Maybe I’m Amazed Richard Butler: Maybe Someday The Knack: Maybe Tonight Gary Numan: Me! I Disconnect From You (live) The Dream Syndicate: Medicine Show Isaac Hayes: Medley: Ike’s Rap/Help Me Love The Moody Blues: Melancholy Man The Rolling Stones: Melody The Rolling Stones:...

Oh My Word, Where Did This Come From? Dec06

Oh My Word, Where Did This Come From?

Oh my friggin’ God … where did this come from? I didn’t even know this show was recorded. One of my old Boston bands, Lovers & Other Monsters, played the the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA, on Sept. 18, 1990, and it appeared yesterday on YouTube. It’s a...

Songs From 1992, New Stuff, Too: TTF Nov29

Songs From 1992, New Stuff, Too: TTF

Here’s what I played this week: The House of Love: You Don’t Understand Julian Cope: Poet Is Priest Screaming Trees: Dollar Bill The Flaming Lips: Talkin’ Bout the Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants to Live Forever) INXS: Communication Keith Richards: 999 Keith...

Michael Hutchence’s Death 20 Years Later, New Stuff: TTF Nov22

Michael Hutchence’s Death 20 Years Later, New Stuff: TTF

Here’s this week’s playlist: Sad Palace: Melody Crux Blaithin Carney: Close My Eyes Petra Haden: Strawberry Letter 23 Anna Nalick: Aura Jeremy Enigk: The Long Wait Is Over INXS: Viking Juice INXS: Elegantly Wasted Michael Hutchence: Golf Course (Dogs In Space soundtrack) INXS:...

Breaking The First Rule When Analyzing Analysis Nov20

Breaking The First Rule When Analyzing Analysis

Does X really mark the spot on income inequality? That’s what Stan Sorscher of the Economic Opportunity Institute believes and noted in an August 2015 column that was shared by a friend on Facebook this morning. Instead of writing a long rant on Facebook, however, I’ve decided to post some...

Tunes From 30 Years Ago: TTF Nov15

Tunes From 30 Years Ago: TTF

Here’s what I played on this week’s Taste the Floor Show: The Bangles: Hazy Shade Of Winter Eurythmics: Beethoven (I Love to Listen) Dinosaur Jr.: Just Like Heaven INXS: Kick INXS: Calling All Nations The Curtain Society: Marigold Girl Television: Marquee Moon Mazzy Star: Mary of...

New Stuff, M Songs, Five Decades Of ‘Strange Days’: TTF Nov08

New Stuff, M Songs, Five Decades Of ‘Strange Days’: TTF

Here is a rundown of what I played this week on the Taste the Floor Show: The Safes: Disposable Outcome Daniella Mason: Butterflies Jen Cloher: Loose Magic Sian Richards: Northern Lights Linn Koch-Emmery: Little Feels Thea & The Wild: Paved The Way The Doors: People Are Strange The Doors:...

Tons Of New Stuff, More M Songs: TTF Nov01

Tons Of New Stuff, More M Songs: TTF

Here are the tunes I played this week on the Taste the Floor Show. Gladshot: Fun with Hydrangeas Freda James: Horrified Linn Koch-Emmery: Under the Sun Trudy and the Romance: Twist It, Shake It, Rock & Roll Hey Ocean!: Can’t Let Go Noosa: Strong Coffee SaidArtch: Cash or Visa Beauty...

Halloween Songs, New Stuff, More M Tunes: TTF Oct25

Halloween Songs, New Stuff, More M Tunes: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on the Taste the Floor Show: Linn Koch-Emmery: Bby Nevermind Sian Richards: Borderline Gladshot: Star Tattoo Gladshot: Pink Sky Anna Nalick: At Now Ministry: Halloween Dead Kennedys: Halloween The Dream Syndicate: Halloween Lou Reed: Halloween Parade The...

RIP Grant Hart, New Stuff, Magical Songs: TTF Oct18

RIP Grant Hart, New Stuff, Magical Songs: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste The Floor Show: Hey Ocean!: Amsterdam Noosa: Ha Ha Hollywood Illicit Ghost: Choose Your Poison Fears Chella: Lush The Safes: Disposable Outcome Grant Hart: Twenty-Five Forty-One Husker Du: Makes No Sense At All Buzzcocks: Ever Fallen In Love...

Foley Freedom Run Raises $95K Oct16

Foley Freedom Run Raises $95K

Well, my body held it together and I was able to make it through the James W. Foley Freedom Run in one piece. In fact, even though I’ve only been running 5Ks since 2012 – I believe that this is my fifth or sixth one now – I was able to better my time. Woot, woot. Made it....

Lust, Madness, Magic: TTF Oct11

Lust, Madness, Magic: TTF

Here are all the songs I played this week on the Taste the Floor Show: The Cure: Lullaby Iggy Pop: Lust for Life The Go-Go’s: Lust to Love The Damned: Machine Gun Etiquette Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Buffett: Mack the Knife Tears For Fears: Mad World Van Morrison: Madame George Lucius: Madness...

Love, Lowdown, And Other L Songs: TTF Oct04

Love, Lowdown, And Other L Songs: TTF

Here’s what I play this week on the Taste the Floor Show: Cheap Trick: Love’s Got A Hold On Me The Cardigans: Lovefool The Replacements: Lovelines The Beatles: Lovely Rita Echo & the Bunnymen: Lover I Love You Ian McCulloch: Lover, Lover, Lover (Indian Dawn Remix) The Rolling...

Why #IRunForJim … And Now, Raise Money, Too Oct02

Why #IRunForJim … And Now, Raise Money, Too

While we’re all doling out our spare cash for hurricane relief efforts, if you’re feeling a tad more generous, I’m running again in The James W. Foley Freedom Run/Walk 5K in two weeks. OK, body, don’t fail me now … James W. Foley Freedom Run/Walk 5K …...

Hit Song Anniversaries, More Love Songs, New Stuff, Too: TTF Sep27

Hit Song Anniversaries, More Love Songs, New Stuff, Too: TTF

Here’s what I played this week: The Safes: Crystal Ball OMD: As We Open, So We Close Julie & The Wrong Guys: You Wanted What I Wanted Jen Cloher: Analysis Paralysis The Smiths: Death of a Disco Dancer Cheap Trick: Southern Girls Talking Heads: Don’t Worry About the Government The...

A Whole Lotta Love: TTF Sep20

A Whole Lotta Love: TTF

Most played iTunes player “love” songs this week. The Ravonettes: Love Can Destroy Everything The Doors: Love Her Madly The Rolling Stones: Love In Vain Eurythmics: Love Is A Stranger The Monkees: Love Is Only Sleeping Liz Phair: Love Is Nothing The Dandy Warhols: Love Is The New...

New Tracks, Sept. 1987, More Love Songs: TTF Sep13

New Tracks, Sept. 1987, More Love Songs: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on the Taste the Floor Show: Pipe Dreams: In My Head Eden Sela: Never Again The Safes: Hometown Julie & the Wrong Guys: Love and Leaving Matthew Sweet: Nobody Knows Wake Owl: Reward Kaledoscopes Love and Rockets: Mirror People Midnight Oil: Sometimes...

RIP, Walter Becker Of Steely Dan, Aja, And New Stuff: TTF Sep06

RIP, Walter Becker Of Steely Dan, Aja, And New Stuff: TTF

OMD: What Have We Done OMD: If You Leave Wake Owl: Ghostlike Matthew Sweet: Pretty Please Caitlyn Scarlett: Hell for a Honeymoon Karen Elson: Raven Steely Dan: Peg Steely Dan: Deacon Blues Steely Dan: Josie Steely Dan: Black Cow Steely Dan: Aja Liz Phair: Love Is Nothing The Taste the Floor...

More L Songs: TTF Aug30

More L Songs: TTF

ABC: The Look of Love Mazzy Star: Look on Down from the Bridge Azure Ray: Look to Me Cheap Trick: Lookin’ Out for Number One Shop Assistants: Looking Back My Bloody Valentine: Loomer The Stooges: Loose Big Thief: Lorraine Brazilian Girls: Losing Myself Echo & the Bunnymen: Lost and Found...

August 1987 Revisited Plus New Stuff: TTF Aug23

August 1987 Revisited Plus New Stuff: TTF

This week’s playlist on the Taste the Floor show: Midnight Oil: The Dead Heart Midnight Oil: Sometimes (live) Midnight Oil: Beds Are Burning The Jesus & Mary Chain: Happy When It Rains The Jesus & Mary Chain: April Skies Terence Trent D’Arby: Wishing Well The Cars: Strap Me In...

Lonely Boy, Look Away, New Stuff: TTF Aug16

Lonely Boy, Look Away, New Stuff: TTF

This week’s playlist on the Taste the Floor show: Matthew Sweet: Entangled Matthew Sweet: I’ve Been Waiting Jen Cloher: Shoegazers Caitlyn Scarlett: Heart for Rent Cindy Wilson: Mystic The B-52’s: Strobe Light Wake Owl: Do the Chords Need to Change Prince: Lolita Sex Pistols: Lonely Boy...

Little, Living, Loco … L Songs: TTF Aug09

Little, Living, Loco … L Songs: TTF

The I Don’t Cares: Little People Elvis vs. JXL: A Little Less Conversation Heart: Little Queen The Rolling Stones: Little T&A Wings: Live and Let Die Oasis: Live Forever Annexe The Moon: Lives of Mars The Jesus & Mary Chain: The Living End Blondie: Living In The Real World Led...

Like, Listen, Lips: TTF Aug02

Like, Listen, Lips: TTF

Here is this week’s playlist: Eden Sela: Ready For Love Keira Knightley: Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home The Aces: Physical Loud Forest: Loneliness Is Making Us Wild Sebastian Blanck: No Choice Juliana Hatfield: Sunny Somewhere The Psychedelic Furs: Like a Stranger Far East Movement with...