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Paul and I (Android) are using this blog page as an outlet for expressing our views on music and to hopefully introduce readers to new artists. Besides reviews, we also feature writing about our trials and tribulations. If you are a musician and would like us to expose your music to our readers, just send an email, and we’ll check it out.

Top 20 Albums of 2018 (So Far…)

I know I haven’t been posting much on here lately (heck, I haven’t posted one album review all year!). Despite my lack of content, I’m still checking out new music obsessively and was able to conjure up the energy to finally put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and create my mid-year list. Hopefully the rest of 2018 I’ll get back on track. Until then, here are some great albums to check out.

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #72 (Best of 2018 Hip-Hop)

In this episode, we take a look at some of my favorite hip-hop and R&B albums in 2018. You’ll hear new tracks from Chuck Strangers, Young Fathers, JPEGMAFIA, serpentwithfeet, Scallops Hotel, Roc Marciano, Saba, and Prof.

Check it out HERE or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or GooglePlay.

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Year of the Joni: Episode #1

In the first episode of “Year of the Joni”, we take a look at Joni Mitchell’s upbringing on the Canadian prairie and the events that would shape the resilient, uncompromising artist we know today. You can listen to the first episode HERE, or better yet, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher (search: Year of the Joni).



Charlie Rose – Green Room

CBC Music Interview

30 Years of Joni Mitchell’s Music – CBS This Morning

Interview with Pamela Wallin

A Woman of Heart and Mind (Documentary)


Joni Mitchell:

“The Last Time I Saw Richard”

“The Tea Leaf Prophecy”

“Urge for Going”


“Let the Wind Carry Me”

“Day After Day”

Harry James “Its Been A Long, Long Time”

Leopold Stokowski “Clair De Lune”

Rachmaninoff “The from The Story of Three”

Ray Charles “What’d I Say”

The Kingston Trio “Scotch and Soda”

Miles Davis “So What”


Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words by Malka Marom

Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell by Katherine Monk

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe

Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #71

In the latest episode of BDWPS Podcast, we take a look at some of the most powerful female voices in music today, including Courtney Barnett, Johanna Warren, Soccer Mommy, Anna Von Hausswolff, Frigs, Kali Uchis, Beach House, Snail Mail, and Lindi Ortega.

Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, or Stitcher (search: BDWPS). 

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Year of the Neil: Episode #12

In the final episode of “Year of the Neil”, we take a look at Young’s political activism and his technological innovations. We also take a tour through the plethora of material released by the tenacious songwriter over the past 20 years (subscribe!): CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!


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BDWPS Podcast: Episode 68

In the latest BDWPS Podcast, we check out some of the best music to come out in 2018 so far, including new tracks from No Age, Alela Diane, Superchunk, Jeff Rosenstock, Hookworms, and Sufjan Stevens.

Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher (search: BDWPS).


No Age “Send Me”

Ty Segall “My Lady’s On Fire”

Alela Diane “Ether & Wood”

Superchunk “What a Time To Be Alive”

Jeff Rosenstock “USA”

Hookworms “Static Resistance”

Sufjan Stevens “Tonya Harding”

Bob Dylan “All I Really Want To Do”

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Top 20 Songs of 2017

In last month’s BDWPS Podcast, I went through my favorite 20 songs of 2017. Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher (search: BDWPS).

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