I’m Jeff, a middle-aged guy, based in Palm Springs, California, who’s just a wannabe DJ – of my own radio station! Not previously having an outlet to express my passion for music, one day a friend suggested that I create a music blog. After giving it a bit of thought, I decided to do just that in the summer of 2015.
I first became interested in music before I started kindergarten, when I listened to my much older brother’s rock’n’roll records and my parents’ Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Dean Martin records and musical & movie soundtracks. By my teens, I was obsessed with music and song lists and would listen to the various San Francisco Bay Area radio stations’ weekly Top 30 countdowns, as well as the legendary Kasey Kasem’s Weekly Top 40, and have been a music freak ever since. (Some friends would place the emphasis on “freak”). My music tastes are very eclectic – my favorites are classic and alternative rock, soul, R&B, funk, 80’s punk and new wave and classical, but I also like hard rock, metal, death metal, grunge, folk rock, pop, EDM, synth-pop, Brit-pop, hip-hop, some rap, blues and light jazz.
Each week I post my Top 30 favorite songs, and occasionally post lists of favorite songs for a specific year or decade, or a particular theme of interest. I enjoy discovering and supporting indie artists and bands, so I write reviews of their music or articles about them to help promote them to a wider audience. Also, I occasionally share interesting articles or commentaries written by others about the music industry, as well as music videos I really like.
I hope readers will enjoy my posts, and comments are always welcome.
ARTISTS & BANDS: To request a review, please submit your music in the form of a video, Soundcloud, Spotify, Bandcamp or mp3 file, bio info on you or your band, links to your social media accounts, and any photos or artwork you would like to have included in the review, as I no longer have time to hunt down these items. Every day, I receive a continuous flood of submissions and requests for reviews. Because I do this in my spare time, I cannot possibly respond to them all, but I will give your request consideration. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I generally no longer accept submissions from record labels or publicists, as most of their artists seem to not appreciate my efforts.