Songs About Refreshment and Cooling Down

July 28, 2021
Blog
Column
Writer: Hoshino Sakura

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Shoot the PumpJ. Walter Negro & the Loose Jointzpejepeine
2Even When the Water's Cool!!! (Chk Chk Chk)Shoegazer
3La Danse de la LimonadeGarolouMarconius7
4Wish It Would RainWreckless Erictincanman
5Cool Me DownKieran KaneSonofwebcore
6Summer BreezeMain IngredientNicko
7Breezin' Gabor SzaboFred Erickson
8Beechwood ParkThe ZombiesTatankaYotanka
9Cool Cool WaterThe Beach BoysTarquinSpodd
10Summer Babe (Winter Version)Pavementamylee
11Muzzle of BeesWilcoParaMhor
12Grey and GreenCheryl WheelerFred Erickson

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1A Chocolate Sundae on a Saturday NightDoris DayOliveButler
2Closing TimeLeonard CohenAlaricmc
3OasisPeter HammillTatankaYotanka
4Slip Inro Something More ComfortableKinobeLoud Atlas
5PoolsideTricotmegadom
6Ice Cream Heaven ForeverTommy heavenly6TarquinSpodd
7Ice Cream Cookie SandwichesShonen KnifeTarquinSpodd
8Bo Jo Cie KochomDe PressTraktor Albatrost
9Ice CubeJohnny WinterBanazirGalbasi
10Milkshake MademoiselleJerry Lee LewisShivSidecar
11Hay WrapThe Saw DoctorsSuzi
12The Southerly BusterChristine Wheeler & FriendsNicko

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Songs Offering Advice

May 12, 2021
Blog
Column
Writer: Uncleben

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1PopularNada Surfamylee
2Don't Leave Your Records in the SunJohn Hartforddeanofromoz
3Button Up Your OvercoatRuth Ettingseverin
4Gurdjieff's DaughterLaura MarlingNoodsy
5Don't Fuck Around With LoveThe BlendersTarquinSpodd
6BiscuitsKacey MusgravesIsabelleForshaw
7ZagueiroJorge Benpejepeine
8Resolution RoadKarine PolwartSuzi
9Walk on the Right SideFemi KutiNilpferd
10DeteriorataNational LampoonSweetHomeAlabama
11Hold Your OwnKate Tempesttincanman
12Throw It AwayAbbey LincolnSeth Miller
13Pa Koute KonseyHaitiandoNicko

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Don't Play With GunsThe Black AngelsShoegazer
2Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and BurningHot Tunamegadom
3Think About the ChildrenFannyFred Erickson
4Diamond in Your MindSolomon BurkeJamesowen475
5We Baba OmncaneBusi Mhlongosonofwebcore
6Sleep on the Left SideCornershophappyclapper
7Cast Your Fate to the WindVince Guaraldi TrioBanazirGalbasi
8You Should Always Keep in Touch With Your FriendsThe Wedding PresentMussoliniHeadkick
9Don't Take Everybody to Be Your FriendSister Rosetta Tharpemagicman
10Walk Like a ManThe Four Seasonsphilipphilip99
11Go Out and Get SomeMillie JacksonTatankaYotanka
12Do Anything You Wanna DoEddie and the Hot RodsEnglishOutlaw
13Look Before You PooKiri and Louajostu

I List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Mercy, Mercy, MercyThe Cannonball Adderley QuintetNilpferd
2Get HappyArt TatumNilpferd
3Walk, Don't RunThe Venturesseverin
4Why Your Feet HurtRebirth Brass bandSeth Miller
5Follow Your HeartJohn McLaughlinBanazirGalbasi
6Better Git It In Your SoulCharles MingusNilpferd

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Songs by Underrated Artists

April 28, 2021
Blog
Column
Writer: Nilpferd

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sweeping the NationSpearmintmegadom
2AztecPeggy Jones (released as Bo Diddley)Pop Off!
3Piece of My HeartBettye LaVetteSeth Miller
4We're All in This TogetherGabby Young and Other Animalsseverin
5FugCymandepejepeine
6Life SupportHomeboy SandmanDiscoMonster
7I WorryScottysonofwebcore
8UnwindUK DecayCarpgate
9Hedi's HeadKleenexUncleben
10Bout des DoigtsBrian Jonestown Massacreamylee
11A (Live at Clouds Hill)NisennenmondaiTraktor Albatrost
12It's Not the Worst (Lali Puna Remix)Two Lone SwordsmenMussoliniHeadkick

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Suicide a Go-GoBig in JapanTarquinSpodd
2I Want to be an OrdinaryThe OrdinarysOliveButler
3RobberThe Weather StationTincanman
4Explain ItWendy WaldmanFred Erickson
55Leslie Winterbarbryn
6Sharp TongueThe PassageParaMhor
7Art GhettoFolk Devilsvanwolf2
8ManchasmFuture of the Lefthappyclapper
9The Other Side of MidnightYargophilipphilip99
10Mali-MississippiNico Wayne ToussaintMakinavaja
11Hard BastardsRoots ManuvaShoegazer
12Death and MaidenThe VerlainesNicko

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Songs About Wells

Apr. 14, 2021
Blog
Column
Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Hidden WellAcoustic GuitarsBanazirGalbasi
2Dry Well BluesCharley Pattonmagicman
3Wishing WellFreephilipphilip99
4Ain't Going Down to the Well No MoreLead Bellyswawilg
5Down to the WellPixiesUncleben
6Let the Water DryKen BootheNicko
7Only So Much Oil in the GroundTower of Poweramylee
8The Friar in the WellMartin Carthytreefrogdemon
9The WellRichie HavensBanazirGalbasi
10Poison in the Well10,000 ManiacsTarquinSpodd
11Feel the SpiritWailing SoulsAltraEgo
12Deeper WellEmmylou HarrisSuzi
13Song From the Bottom of a WellKevin AyersUncleben

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Jesus Met the Woman at the WellMahalia JacksonUncleben
2Never Miss the WaterChaka Khan ft Meshell NdegeocelloOliveButler
3Till Your Well Runs DryPeter Toshphilipphilip99
4The WellThe Bandseverin
5Wishing WellAnne Briggstreefrogdemon
6Defending Ancient SpringsJackie LevenTatankaYotanka
7Greatest Story Ever ToldThe Grateful DeadChris7572
8Greatest FriendThe Incredible String BandFred Erickson
9How Deep is the WellPercy MayfieldNicko
10Silent SpringPrimal ScreamMussoliniHeadkick
11The Littlest RebelThe FallUncleben
12The Cholera WellThe LevellersShivSidecar
13Weeping in the Promised LandJohn FogertyShivSidecar

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Songs About Zombies and the Undead

Feb. 24, 2021
Blog
Column
Writer: Marco den Ouden (Marconius7)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Zombie ChristmasEmmy the Great and Tim Wheelerhappyclapper
2Zombie DelightBuck 65Shoegazer
3Zombie PropheciesTaikonautsPop Off!
4Zombie JamboreeHarry BelafonteOliveButler
5El Muerto Vivo (The Living Dead Man)Peret with Marinapejepeine
6Vienen Los ZombiesMister Chivopejepeine
7Living Dead Diner GirlsTommy heavenly6TarquinSpodd
8Phantom 309Red SovineTraktor Albatrost
9The Turning of Our BonesArab Strapmegadom
10Moon Over Bourbon StreetStingphilipphilip99
11ZombieThe Cranberriestreefrogdemon
12Zombie ApocalypseKing MasNicko
13Walk With the ZombieGraham Wood Drout's Iko-IkoDarceysDad

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Anthem (Living Dead) Black UhuruTatankaYotanka
2Joan CrawfordBlue Oyster CultTraktor Albatrost
3Zombie ZooTom Pettytreefrogdemon
4Black ZombieNasmagicman
5ZombieElectric MamaTarquinSpodd
6My Wife and My Dead WifeRobyn Hitchcockmegadom
7Legend of Sleepy HollowThe MonotonesTarquinSpodd
8I Could Always Eat Your BrainsHarley PoeEnglishOutlaw
9Elvis is DeadLiving ColourSweetHomeAlabama
10Living Dead GirlRob ZombieSweetHomeAlabama
11CamouflageStan RidgwayTraktor Albatrost
12Cold Blows the WindBellowheadSuzi
13Zombie RumbleLeroi BrothersBanazirGalbasi
14ZombieBad WolvesBanazirGalbasi
15Infidel ZombieThe DickiesCarpgate
16Mi Novio Es Un ZombieAlaska y DinaramaPop Off!
17Dracula's Tango (Sucker for Your Blood)Total CoeloPop Off!
18All You ZombiesHootersPop Off!
19Cheer Up LondonSlavesShoegazer
20Do the ZombieMr. Baseman & the SymbolsPop Off!
21Zombie for Your LoveKim Lenz & the JaguarsPop Off!
22Plague of ZombiesScientistUncleben
23Cool ZombieAdam AntIsabelleForshaw
24Are We Not Men?Paul RolandShivSidecar
25FacesJackie Leven ft David ThomasTatankaYotanka
26Vampire BluesBlack UhuruDiscoMonster
27Dead Mum WalkingBigottUncleben
28VampirePeter ToshNicko
29Grave Situation Part 1The Burning Hellmegadom
30Zombie ProstituteVoltaireSongBarLandlord

C List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Zombi: Theme from Dawn of the DeadGoblinmegadom
2East HastingsGod Speed! You Black Emperor!megadom
3Sweet Zombie KillerM. ZiPop Off!
4ZombieXavier CugatPop Off!
5John Dalton StreetGiuliano Sorginipejepeine
6White Walkers ThemeCzech Film OrchestraSongBarLandlord

Youtube Playlist

Songs Quietly Performed

May 6, 2020
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (DiscoMonster)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sweet HarmonyThe Belovedvastariner
2A Canterbury TaleDreadzoneShivSidecar
3It's a Fine DayJanephilipphilip99
4Les Bras de MerCatrin Finch & Seckou KeitaSuzi
5Requiem Op. 48 - 7 In ParadisumGabriel Fauréattwilightlarks
6SilenceChet Baker & Charlie Hadenflorian7
7Angel DustDJ CamNilpferd
8Melancholia IIWilliam BasinskiShoegazer
9Drunken GalleonWallsMussoliniHeadkick
10Koke'eDennis KamakahiTarquinSpodd
11Into DustMazzy Staramylee
12When Breathing StartsUlrich Drechsler Quartet with Tord GustavsenNicko
13John's Theme (Love Scene)Pino Donaggiountergunther
14Love ItselfLeonard CohenSuzi
15CradleAdrianne LenkerSeth Miller
16CellophaneFKA Twigsbarbryn
17The LullCat's Eyesuntergunther
18NyalimagoteeS.E. RogieMogdog
19AmbreNils Frahmamylee
20SaturdaySparklehorsehappyclapper
21ParallelogramsLinda PerhacsShivSidecar
22Love to ShareCarlton & the Shoesmagicman
23The 59th Street Bridge SongSimon & GarfunkelAltraEgo
24Simply BeautifulAl Greenuntergunther

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Songs from Supergroup Albums

Nov 27, 2019
Blog
Column
Writer: Nilpferd

A List

 SongArtistNominated by
1Handle With CareThe Travelling Wilburystreefrogdemon
2De Camino a la VeredaBuena Vista Social Clubswawilg
3O.F.N.I. (Unidentified Flamenco Object)UHF (Ultra High Flamenco)Maki
4HighwomenThe Highwomentincanman2010
5Amazones PowerLes Amazones d'AfriqueUncleben
6Kala DjulaAli Farka Touré and Toumani DiabatéTempusfugit
7StopKooper-Bloomfield Super Session9hairs9knots
8Wondrous PlaceLast Shadow PuppetsParaMhor
9Get the MessageElectronicbarbryn
10Don't Mess with My ManLucy PearlPop Off!
11In the Name of the FatherBlack GrapeMussoliniHeadkick
12CochiseAudioslaveLeaveitallbehind

B List

 SongArtistNominated by
1Viva TiradoFania All Starspejepeine
2Cissy StrutFree CreekTatankaYotanka
3Batman and Robin Over the RoofsThe Sensational Guitars of Dan and DaleTraktor Albatrost
4Let's Make ItHooker 'n HeatIsabelleForshaw
5America's Most BluntedMadvillainUncleben
6SafariThe BreedersSkydog7
7Raise (63 Steps to Heaven)Bocca JuniorsShoegazer
8Dub PartyMad Professor & Lee Perrymagicman
9SuperthrusterHowie B / Sly and Robbieajostu
10HerculeanThe Good, the Bad, & the QueenMussoliniHeadkick
11Cosmic StrutMahavishnu OrchestraRavi
12MoB JoBOrnette Coleman, Pat Metheny and Charlie HadenAbahachi

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New look!

Hello friends of Readers Recommend and the Song Bar! The Marconium is undergoing a facelift right now. Up to now I had managed it on my computer, uploading files as they were readied. I have now switched to WordPress and will be updating files online.

This was sort of forced on me as my laptop had a problem and it is in for servicing. I’m working on a loaner and don’t want to reinstall all my programs since I get the other one back in about three weeks. So I thought I’d manage this one in the cloud like most of my other websites.

It will take a while until everything is migrated, so for now, you can catch up with everything to this point – namely the old website, by clicking the link – Old Website.

As I migrate files, they may take on a slightly different look.

The files will all be transferred as pages, not as blog posts, so they will all appear in a menu I will create at the top. If a page is not in the menu yet, click on the Old Website link.

Blog posts will be reserved for the former front page and occasional announcements. Maybe for the topic pages.

If you have suggestions or feedback, you can post in comments.