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March 1, 2021

Mike’s Monday Muse – Clementine Was Right

Mike’s Monday Muse is where friend of the blog, roots DJ, house show organizer, Bloomington Music Expo czar and all around nice guy Mike McAfee picks one song a week to share with the people.

Clementine Was Right’s latest record, Lightning & Regret, is “made of nine songs about loss and tacos on two coasts.” OK I’m listening. The guitar hook that starts off “Nazarene Sheen” sounds like a glass of big dry red wine. More please. Then the lyric “First learned to freebase when she was 13, Nazarene drives a school bus…” I’m in.

March 1, 2021


“Friend” from LA based CHILLEMI (aka Brian Chillemi of Rose Cologne) saunters through your speakers like an old acquaintance. Part Lee Hazelwood, part Kurt Vile, part acoustic Beck – there’s a familiar somber yet wry vibe throughout. It’s Americana with a reverby cinematic feel, pensive with a hint of brooding, and a perfect soundtrack to anyone out there with a serious case of the Mondays.

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