December 2014

As this year and this list come to a close – the former a period of recovery from cancer and its treatment, and the latter an exercise in personal reflection – things boil down to a final few hours and five final songs. Again, for those new to this, what you’ll find below are the final handful […]

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It all comes down to the final two.  For almost an entire year, I have been working on this list of my 300 favorite 45s of the 1960s, writing about each in a way that, hopefully reflected why it was important to me and/or why it remains musically or culturally significant.  But more than that, these were to […]

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On this, a special day for me personally — and during this, a most special time of year — we move one step closer to the top five songs on this list and the final installment on my Desert Island Jukebox of ’60s singles. Enjoy. Desert Island Jukebox: Part 1 Desert Island Jukebox: Part 2 […]

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As one of those high-energy and ubiquitous AM station IDs at the top of the hour might have bellowed out a lifetime ago, as a tympani thundered in the background…And the hit’s just keep on comin’! Enjoy. Desert Island Jukebox: Part 1 Desert Island Jukebox: Part 2 Desert Island Jukebox: Part 3 Desert Island Jukebox: Part 4 Desert […]

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A Jingling Christmas Gift for You

by M.C. Antil on December 18, 2014

One thing about Christmas music on the radio these days, it’s one more opportunity to experience for yourself the extent to which the soulless, heartless modern music machine – from corporate radio to the major labels – has remained steadfast and unwavering in its zombie-like pursuit of sameness, marketability, and an almost mind-numbing lack of […]

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As we inch closer and move up this list of, if not the greatest, than at least one man’s most beloved singles from the decade of the ’60s, below for your consideration please find songs #21 through #25.  And again, I truly hope someday you’ll share with me your list, just as I am sharing with you mine. […]

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OK, slight change of plans. In the course of compiling this list, as well as writing the narratives for each entry, it’s dawned on me that the higher up the list I go the more emotionally connected and/or artistically compelled I am by the entry. As a result, what I once was able to do in […]

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