About This Blog

I’m Jeff, a middle-aged guy who’s really 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.

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 and hard rock, but I also like metal, death metal, 80’s punk & techno, soul, R&B, funk, grunge, folk rock, pop, EDM, synth-pop, Brit-pop, hip-hop, some rap, classical, blues and light jazz.

Each week I post my Top 20 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: I am currently overwhelmed with review requests, so am not accepting new submissions at this time. Also, I no longer accept submissions from record labels or publicists. 

34 thoughts on “About This Blog

  1. Great to find you and your blog, looks awesome!

    As eclectic as your taste is (and it certainly is!) I must say we’re spookily similar 🙂 my favourite genres are classic soul and motown, 80s electro, rap and hip & hop, indie and rock 🙂 and I don’t mind a bit of country now and again! Haha.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Roger

        Led Zeppelin II is of the best albums of all time by any band (feel free to reply on that). So why would anyone cover it, especially by a band that has a following as Train. It sounds like a Led Zep cover band covering a Led Zep song. You cannot improve upon it. They do a nice job of it, I guess I’m just lost as to why. I’d rather listen to the original. But I’m an old fart. Tell them to sing Drops of Jupiter instead.


      2. I finally listened to more of Train’s Led Zeppelin covers, and I have to say Pat Monahan is pretty amazing in how much he sings like Robert Plant. Apparently, he always performs a Led Zeppelin song at all Train concerts. The nice thing is, they’re donating all proceeds from this album to Family House, which serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing physical comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns.


  2. Daniela

    Thank you for making this blog I really like your good taste of music and I appreciate the effort that you put in this blog:)), you would be an amazing soundtrack composer:)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hey Jeff,

    I tried to find an e-mail to reach out to you, but couldn’t find one.

    I would like to introduce you to my group, we are Xotic Yeyo a three-piece funk outfit from Miami, Florida.
    We especially liked your review of SunGhosts. They are definitely an awesome band in our scene and you certainly captured that.

    Here is the video to the lead single to our newest EP:

    The full EP can be heard here (I’ll be happy to post you a physical copy if you like):

    And if you want any extra info on us, you can find that on our EPK:

    Obviously, I would love it if you could give our stuff a listen and if you like it, give us a review.
    If you need any more information from us, feel free to reach out directly through this e-mail address.

    Thanks in advance for your time and attention.

    All the best,

    Rod Reiter
    Xotic Yeyo

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Your passion for music is second to none. Glad I found your wonderful blog. Music is something I am beginning to focus on more own my blog. For a long time I hesitated to write about it, until a friend convinced me otherwise. My taste is eclectic (no pun intended) too, but I am an alternative rocker at heart!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Great blog. Thanks for keeping it real.
    Hello, my name is Rodolfo Lorié. I am the Management Rep here at UVI Media Group LLC for Dianne Meinke, (pronounced Mink), from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

    Dianne Meinke is a 6 time Grammy nominated artist, accomplished Singer/Songwriter. Ms Meinke, an unsigned Indie artist, is distributed worldwide by the record label Warner/Chappell S.A. Her music genre can be described as: Acoustic Pop, Singer/Songwitter, Pop, AC, Hot AC and Top 40 among others.

    Her current song:”Secret Lover” from her cd “Lemonade Freshly Squeezed” is currently charting here in the USA at:
    #2 at Independent Music Network Top 30
    #04 at National Radio Hits AC4O Top 40
    #13 at New Music Weekly Top 40 Indie Chart
    #25 at National Radio Hits TOP 40 Countdown
    #53 at Friday Morning Quarterback top 200
    #44 at New Music Weekly HOT 100 chart

    Dianne Meinke Artist Web Page Link:

    Dianne Meinke Social Media Links:





    Dianne Meinke Music & Video Links:

    (Healing Colors YouTube Channel)



    Dianne Meinke Music Links:




    I can attach to you via email the Secret Lover song MP3 as well as its branding artwork for your review and your radio stations song rotation and airplay.

    I can provide any further artist info upon request.

    On behalf of Dianne Meinke, thank you!

    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised!

    Mahalo ✌

    Rodolfo Lorie
    Twitter @RodolfoLorie
    Facebook @RodolfoLorie
    UVI Media Group LLC
    Talent & Media Rep


  6. Holly Nicole Combs

    Hi Jeff,
    I too am a middle aged person, but instead of writing blogs I write goofy songs outside of school teaching. I just wanted to say that I love your blog, and I appreciate you helping independent musicians. More importantly, I appreciate you for exposing people to different styles of music. Peace, Love, and Hope

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Wow, Holly, you’ve made my day! Thank you so much for your very kinds words! They really mean a lot to me, as I work hard to write the best reviews I possibly can in order to give indie and struggling musicians exposure. Knowing that I’m reaching people like you makes what I do all the more worthwhile.


  7. Hey Jeff’
    I always enjoy reading your insights and since our musical tastes run somewhat the same I love to check your reviewed band and songs. I occasionally use one or two for my reviews. If you ever what to submit a piece to AMP (myampmusic.co) feel free anytime. Keep up the great work

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s