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Monday Mixteen: 7/29/19

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This Thursday will mark the twelve year anniversary of the blog, and with that anniversary comes twelve years of the second identity I took on: The Ghost. I certainly chose the name Ghost of Blind Lemon in part as a tribute to Dallas’ first major blues musician to take residence here, Blind Lemon Jefferson. But […]

Sunday Spotify 16: 8/28/16

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First off, thanks to all who attended last night’s birthday debauchery at Double-Wide.  I thank Veronica Young for being a trooper and hosting the event, even though hours before she had a molar extracted; that’s dedication.  Thanks to Double-Wide, who were one of the most enjoyable staffs I’ve had the pleasure of working with.  And […]

Sunday Spotify Sixteen Squared: Part ...

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I suppose I can no longer say it’s a Sunday Spotify Sixteen, being Monday and all.  Still, I wanted to share the remainder of these playlists with you.  I’ll admit, these playlists were ordered alphabetically by artist.  Normally, The Ghost prefers to order the songs in such a way that there’s an ebb and flow […]

Let the March Musical Madness Begin!

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Back in 2007-2008 or so, Hunter Hawk began a cool feature on what I believe was the then Guide Live website (forgive my bad memory, as I’ve slept since then). He did a March Madness style battle of local bands. I loved the concept, and I regretted that he did not make it a yearly […]

Sunday Spotify Sixteen: 12/13/15

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Dezi 5, “Travelin’” It seems as if the popularity of Dezi 5 in the past few months has kicked into overdrive.  The act has even managed to earn the slot of main support for Trees’ big New Year’s Eve show with Ishi.  While I cannot speak for the act’s live presence, songs like “Travelin’” are […]

Sunday Spotify Sixteen: 11/29/2015

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Ronnie Fauss, “Everyone Deserves a Merry Christmas” Now that Thanksgiving is over, I assume it’s safe to start playing a few Christmas songs.  Here’s one I’ve always loved from Mr. Fauss. Pentacon Six, “Nobody Walks” Speaking of Christmas songs, Kevin Buchanan’s latest project is in the midst of recording a Christmas song.  In the meantime, […]

Sunday Spotify Sixteen: 11/15/15

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Jonas Martin, “Let Them Drown” Last week, I mentioned that Mr. Martin had released a new single.  “Let Them Drown” kicks off with a 1970’s style bass heavy intro.  The rest of the song layers elements of modern indie and retro synthesizers on top of that 1970’s vibe, resulting in a thoroughly catchy and smart […]

Sunday Spotify Sixteen: 9/19/2015

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Thanks to those who took the time to vote for the songs on this week’s playlist.  There were some interesting surprises as to who you chose, though more importantly, you showed that there were no significant glitches in the Google Forms for voting.  What does that mean, you ask?  That means come Monday morning, voting […]

Take Two: Handing You the Keys to the...

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I tried this about a month ago, with limited success.  This time, I’ve changed things up a bit.  No longer will I be asking you to select songs and write about them.  I’ll do the writing, and I’m even selecting the candidates for which songs will be on the playlist.  I sorted through eighty of […]

Sunday Spotify Sixteen: Summer Summar...

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Labor Day weekend is often viewed as the end of the summer season.  It seemed fitting to take this as a moment to reflect on some of my favorite releases of the Summer of 2015.  And since it’s Labor Day weekend, I thought I’d save myself a little labor by leaving off the commentary. Have […]

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