Posts in category Sorta Texas Music

Ten Years

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Ten years ago, I was frustrated with the state of the local music scene.  I said to myself that “it wasn’t like the good old days.”  Upon realizing how much like an old fogy I sounded like, it was time to take action.  And so The Ghost was born.  It’s been a long, strange, ten […]

Ten for Your Attention: 5/8/17

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You know the detail. Ten songs that deserve your attention. Nothing more, nothing less. The first track comes courtesy of former Monahans kead singer Greg Vanderpool.  He sent me an email to attend his recent Twilite Lounge show, which I was not able to attend.  I have, however, repeatedly listened to “To Violet”, the lead […]

Sunday Spotify 16: 4/30/17

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Silas Nello (Feat. Jenna Clark), “Tell Me What You Need” It would be rather predictable of The Ghost to begin this playlist with a Kinsley August song.  After all, yours truly is hosting A Tale of Three Folks at Plano ArtsCenter, with Kinsley headlining the event.  The Ghost, however, does not want to be obvious […]

Sunday Spotify 16: 4/23/17

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Atlantis Aquarius, “Full Moon” Yes, I’m still on my Atlantis Aquarius kick.  When southern rock is this soulful and groovy, why wouldn’t The Ghost still be all over that?  Frankly, I can’t think of a better way to start off this playlist. Rania Khoury, “Wanna Be Your Wife” Ms. Khoury has returned with a new […]

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 […]

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 101 Countdown: The Bottom H...

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Today’s reveal on the countdown will show songs #60-51. Instead of just displaying those ten songs, however, it seemed like a good time to do a full on recap. So here you go, #101 all the way to #51. That completes the bottom half of the countdown. Alright, so technically it’s a little less than […]

The Ghost 101 Countdown of 2016: 80-7...

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So, if you missed it yesterday, The Ghost has started his year end countdown.  Unlike previous years, this is the first year that Texas songs (and “Sorta Texas” songs) are eligible to chart on the countdown.  Also, you’ve probably noticed that in past countdowns, I limit each artist to one song.  This year, I’m making […]

The Ghost 101 Countdown of 2016: 101-...

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The Ghost has a love-hate relationship with year-end lists. In reality, it falls mostly on the love side. There’s something exciting about reading a person’s (or publication’s) choice of best songs, albums, etc. Sometimes the lists align with one’s personal perspective, and other times, not so much. Either way, these lists serve as a time […]

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