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February 28, 2022

Week Starter – Mike

Week Starter is our Monday column where we give you a new song to help you get on out of bed & help you power on through the working week.

Here’s a fun theoretical argument for you and your coworkers to have around the water cooler – which is smoother: the jazz track Mike raps on top of in “To Infinity (A Way Home)” or his flow itself? Regardless of which side you fall on the track is smooth top to bottom, but Mike’s lyricism never gets lazy or complacent. Intricate rhyme structures appear throughout the track and work their way up to a double time sprint, like a drummer’s complex syncopated hi-hat work staying locked into the smoothness of the rest of the band while also dancing around it. The combination works really well and this track should have you easing into your work week on sexy sax tip while inspiring you to still bring that fire to your spreadsheets, Uber shift or whatever it is you have to tackle today.

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February 28, 2022

Mike’s Monday Muse – Dallas Good

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.

I’m still terribly saddened and shocked by the death of Dallas Good of The Sadies at the age of 48 last week. Dallas was a super-force of nature as the front man, guitarist, singer, and songwriter for The Sadies, the best rock-surf-country-punk band on the planet. You need more of The Sadies in your ears. Badass side note: I made a playlist of instrumentals by The Sadies and I found 34 of them! Dallas was a hero of heroes. He collaborated with Neil Young, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kurt Vile, Neko Case, Garth Hudson, Jon Doe, and so many others. The 2003 self-titled release from The Unintended is a hidden gem.

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