Sunday Spotify 16: 4/16/17

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Omar and the Howlers, “Hard Times in the Land of Plenty” Sad news in the Austin music world came this week when Barry “Frosty” Smith passed away. To say that his musical resume was impressive would be an understatement. He played with Soulhat, Alejandro Escovedo, Roky Erickson, and Omar & The Howlers, to name a […]

Sunday Spotify 16: 4/9/17

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As you’re probably aware, Pete Freedman has clearly set the record straight on how awful the Deep Ellum Arts Festival is.  I felt it was my duty to help back up his opinion, so I designed a playlist that clearly shows the lack of talent held by those playing the festival.  I apologize for having […]

Day 97

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Fact: April 7th is the 97th day of this year.  Also a fact: the 2nd Annual Old 97’s County Fair happens tomorrow at the Main Street Garden in Downtown Dallas.  This calls for The Ghost to post a special Old 97’s themed playlist, don’t you think? This playlist obviously features plenty of tracks by the […]

Ten for Your Attention This Thursday:...

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Back in the days when Dallas Observer used to have music editors, people would often suggest that I apply for the position.  They would say that my perspective on the music scene and my writing skills would be just what the DO needed.  And without fail, I would accept the compliment, but never tried for […]

Sunday Spotify 16: 4/2/17

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Becky Middleton, “I’m Still Here” Some might argue that’s it’s cliche for The Ghost to begin this playlist with “I’m Still Here”, as if it’s a grand declaration that the blog has weathered the storm. Yes, this has been a lean year in terms of posts, to say the least. And Ms. Middleton did write […]

Wandering Through a Paisley Maze

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Since The Ghost is returning to posting on the blog, how would you like to hear about a brand new psychedelic festival hitting Dallas?  You would?  Well, you’re in luck.  My pal Olan Mijana from Monoculture has created Paisley Maze, a festival bound to not only lure in all the psych rock fans in the […]

Catching Up With The Ghost

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Alright, let’s get a few things out of the way.  2017 has not been a good year for The Ghost.  My readers probably figured that out already, considering the fact that this is the first post on the blog all year long.  It would be wonderful if I could declare that The Ghost would be […]

The Complete Top 101 of 2016 List

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Photo of: That Dog Don't Hunt (#19 on the countdown)

So, you want to hear The Ghost’s Top 101 Songs of 2016 in its entirety, from #101 all the way to #1?  Not to fear, your wishes are coming true here.  The following is not only the list of songs, but The Ghost’s Spotify playlist of the entire countdown.  Merry listenings! John Earle Mainord, “The […]

The Ghost’s #1 Song of 2016

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It would be easily to string together a long list of concrete, factual statements as to how Cut Throat Finches could earn my #1 slot.  I don’t remember the exact number count of Ghosty Awards won by CTF, but it was large, and in notable categories like Best Album, Best New Act, Best Songwriter for […]

The Ghost 101 Countdown of 2016: #5-2

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So, you want to know what The Ghosts #1 song of 2016 was? Patience, grasshopper. We haven’t even begun the Top 5.  The four songs spotlighted today are more than worth your attention.  Each track has made a major impact upon The Ghost this year.  Hopefully, they’ve made an equally strong impact on you as […]

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