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Two for Your Attention This Tuesday: ...

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I’ll keep this brief, as there’s so much that will be going on within the next 24 hours. There are two new releases, however, that I felt compelled to share. The first is from Edgar Derby, who will be releasing a new album next month. Based on the samples I’ve heard, Dancing in Death/The Place […]

Monday Mixteen: 1/18/21

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“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a quote that has been running through my mind a lot lately, and even more so since the events of January 6th.  Those words have served as an anchor to my mind, helping me not […]

Ten for Your Attention This Tuesday: ...

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It took a bit of digging, but I found ten cool brand new songs released in 2021 worthy of your attention. The weather may be cool, but not as cool as these songs. I begin the list with a joyful tune that Ellen Once Again dropped on New Year’s Day. After all the chaos we […]

Two for Your Attention This Tuesday: ...

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The Ghost is not one to partake in New Year’s resolutions, as they are far too easy to break. Still, I aim to enter the new year reinvigorated, ready to bring focus to the great musical talent found in Dallas and throughout our state. While it will be impossible for me to promise I will […]

The Top 101 Songs of 2020


For those who missed it, last night’s Top 20+20 Countdown of 2020 was quite the celebration, and that was especially true for those who were a part of the broadcast. The Ghost is so grateful for everyone’s participation in the event, as well as the donations received to help Deep Ellum Radio with its operating […]

The Top 20+20 of 2020

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In addition to spending far too many hours compiling and ranking my list of favorite songs of 2020, I also spent way too much time creating this collage poster to promote my Top 20+20 countdown. If you haven’t heard about it yet, The Ghost will be broadcasting live on Deep Ellum Radio this Wednesday, beginning […]

The Top Songs of 2020: #50-41


Previously, on the Ghost of Blind Lemon Blog: Songs #101-81 Songs #80-71 Songs #70-61 Songs #60-51 Yeah, that “Previously on…” introduction works so much better on screen with a voiceover than in print. In today’s photo, I pay tribute to Tradewinds Social Club, which had remained open for over fifty years before falling financial victim […]

Top Songs of 2020: #60-51

Highland Park 2020

If you want recaps, you can go back and visit the following sections of the countdown: Songs #101-81 Songs #80-71 Songs #70-61 On this Christmas Eve, we shall wrap up the bottom end of the countdown. And for today’s photo, instead of honoring a bar or music venue that shut its doors permanent, The Ghost […]

The Top Songs of 2020: 70-61

Blue Light Dallas 2020
R.I.P. The Blue Light (2018-2020)

So, let’s just do a quick review. Monday, The Ghost revealed songs #101-81, then yesterday songs #80-71 were shared. What to do today? Hmm… let me review my list of numbers. Ah, okay, so #70-61 on the countdown it is. Upsetting, “Donnie” Sunbuzzed, “Sci-Fi-Hi” Siamese Hips, “Analysis Paralysis” Joshua Ray Walker, “Cupboard” Simone Nicole, “Tangerine” […]

The Top Songs of 2020: #80-71

Lizard Lounge 2020

There’s nothing like a good countdown to get readers excited, you know? The Ghost is bringing you the next ten songs on the countdown, and I am paying tribute to another venue that Dallas lost this year. Today’s selection is the iconic Lizard Lounge. While Lizard Lounge may not have been as much a traditional […]

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