When I started this weekly playlist, my goal was to get good music out there where people would actually listen to it. Now, I don’t know if people are actually listening, but we do get a decent amount of traffic and some of my playlists have subscribers, so at least it’s some kind of a success so far. A few years back I hosted an online radio show called In The Mix. My opening line to every show was always “open your ears and open your MIND” because that’s exactly what I wanted people to do. I was playing mostly new music (like I usually put together here) and mostly music of a certain genre but occasionally I’d throw in other things that people may not THINK they would like, but I hoped they would listen to it anyway.
This week’s edition of The Weekly Dose is one that might not interest those who are mostly into new music, and indie rock, as this is the first real “flashback” edition, with an older artist, but I’m hoping you’ll still give it a listen and love it as much as I do.
This week, Spoon will release They Want My Soul, their 8th studio album. Even though the band formed over 20 years ago (1993 in Austin, Texas), they received the most exposure in the mid-to-late 2000’s, getting more popular with each album release. The first song I ever heard was “All The Pretty Girls Go To The City” from their 2002 release Kill The Moonlight, and actually played it on the radio show I used to host back then. A few years later, I started discovering more of their music, and they’ve become one of my favorite bands of all time.
In her almost 30 year career, Jenny Lewis has been a child actor (cult films such as Troop Beverly Hills and TV shows like The Golden Girls), and a musician, first with the band Rilo Kiley (formed in 1998) and eventually branching out to a solo career in 2006.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Jenny Lewis is one of my favorite singer/songwriters. She’s got one of the best voices out there, and this week she’s back with a brand new album called The Voyager.
This week marks an overall change in the way I’ll be putting together these weekly playlists from now on. The original idea was to have one playlist that people would subscribe to and then each week it would be wiped out and a new batch of songs would take their place. On paper, it was a good idea because nobody ever has to subscribe to more than one playlist, but then it eventually started to have an effect on the prior weeks’ blog posts, which contained links to those specific playlists (and the list of songs) but the actual songs would no longer match up. If that makes sense, then let’s move on.
Starting this week, we not only got our own domain (cuterthanpie.com) but I actually went back through every previous post and cleaned up all the links, videos and playlists. From now on, every past edition of The Weekly Dose will be available to listen to on this site. However, there is a new master Spotify playlist that I’d recommend everybody subscribe to. All previous tracks can be found there (currently around 100 songs so far) and it will be updated each week with the latest edition.
Finally, before we head into this week’s playlist, I want to thank everybody for the support over the last couple of weeks. Not only did we move to a new domain name, but we’ve been averaging over 100 hits a day (and broke a record last week with a one day total of 465 views).