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Monday Mixteen: 12/18/17


It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  That’s because he’s making a list, checking it twice.  He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice.  It’s time for The Ghost’s Top 101 Countdown of 2017. What did you think I was talking about? The countdown will begin tomorrow, and there will even be a live […]

Ten for Your Attention: 12/12/17


The end of a year is traditionally a time when the number of good new releases starts to dwindle down.  It seems to The Ghost that 2017 still has some good music left in it. A certain amount of the good releases at the end of the year will be Christmas related songs; the first […]

Monday Mixteen: 12/11/17

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Lately, it seems The Ghost has been short on words.  That tradition is breaking today… sort of.  I still have no commentaries for these sixteen tracks, but I did spend more time than usual typing the titles.  You see, today’s theme is long song titles.  More to the point, the songs have to be over […]

Monday Mixteen: 12/3/17

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Most of my Monday Mixteen posts as of late have held some sort of theme.  I’ll return to that at some point.  For now, The Ghost needed to just speak freely about his thoughts and some tunes that have been in my head and heart. Mother Tongues, “Jam of the Tongues” This band comes highly, […]

Winners of the 3rd Annual Ghosty Awar...

The 1st Annual Ghosty Awards

I’m keeping it simple.  Thanks to those who attended, thanks to those who donated to Foundation45, thanks to Veronica (aka Hungover with V) for hosting, and thanks to everyone who supports local music. And now, here’s a complete list of last night’s winners. Best Live Act Reader’s Ghosty: Garrett Owen Ghost’s Ghosty: Acid Carousel Best […]

Prior to Tonight’s Ghosty Cerem...

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Photo of Pearl Earl from their Ghosty winning video, "Meet Your Maker"

Often times, there are more awards to give out than time to give awards at a ceremony. Such is the case for The Ghosty Awards. Some of these you may have heard announced on KNON’s Tuesday Morning Blend show when I was a guest host. Others are just now being revealed. Here is the list […]

Monday Mixteen: 11/20/17

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The Ghost almost never discusses music outside of the state of Texas.  Today, however, I will discuss a band that was a huge favorite of my teenage years, and still one of my all time favorite bands.  INXS were superstars of the 1980’s alternative rock movement, thanks to killer tracks like “The One Thing”, “What […]

Ten for Your Attention: 11/14/17

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Monday came, and Monday went by with no Mixteen songs for my readers.  Consider these Ten songs as something of an apology.  I’m listing the tracks in alphabetical order by artist just because I didn’t feel like agonizing over how to arrange these tracks.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of new releases, […]

Monday Mixteen: 11/6/17

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I hope everyone has enjoyed this weekend.  It marks one of my favorite weekends of the year.  Why is that?  Simple: one hour of extra sleep.  Yes, The Ghost does love his sleep.  And I recall some British guy once saying something about sleeping perchance to dream, or something to that effect.  So to celebrate […]

Monday Mixteen 10/30/17: Part II

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The Ghost has always thought it to be rather cliched to do songs about ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and the like for Halloween.  Instead of using the obvious imagery, I like to use a different comparison for this holiday.  Halloween is a time for dressing up as a different creature.  The closest musical kin to dressing […]

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