Selections from Fleetwood Mac, Ryan Adams, Julian Lage, Gyan Riley, and Bill Frisell, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Warren Haynes, The Hold Steady, Maxïmo Park, The Jazz Butcher, Pure Hell, X, Bucketheadland, and Dinosaur.
Selections from Du Blonde, Fontaines D.C., IXNA, Swans, Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou, Old Light, Trees, Ani DiFranco, Jessica Pratt, Destroyer, Shabaka And The Ancestors, Miles Davis, and Lee Hazlewood and Ann-Margret.
A tribute to Chris Hillman with selections from and collaborations with Scottsville Squirrel Barkers, The Hillmen, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Stephen Stills and Manassas, The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, McGuinn, Clark and Hillman, The Desert Rose Band, and Herb Pedersen.
Selections from Sunflowers, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, The Warlocks, Agitation Free, Porridge Radio, Liela Moss, Samsara Blues Experiment, Adrian Younge, Aesop Rock, Kamaal Williams, Robert Glasper, Muhsinah, Queen Sheba, Nina Simone, and STS9.
The ballot requires you to submit the song title, recordings artist, and release title. Comments are optional – but they are strongly encouraged!
Once you start filling out the form, you’ll need to complete it in one sitting. It’ll be helpful if you put your list together on paper / in a text document first so you can easily enter it into the form.
Random Questions and Answers: Q: How should I rank them? A: #1 should be your favorite and #50 should be your least-favorite of your top #20. If you’re struggling to sort them, don’t! This is supposed to be a fun exercise, not torture!
Q: How will the ballots be counted? A: Every song on every ballot will be awarded points based on its ranking. We’ll aggregate them into a master list sorted by combined points.
Q: What if some of my favorite songs are embarrassing or not appropriate for WESU airplay? A: Live your truth! This is about sharing with the music that makes us feel happy, connected, proud, alive, electrified, etc! Share what you love!
Selections from Drive-By Truckers, Joshua Mead, Marissa Nadler, Joni Mitchell, Richard and Linda Thompson, Townes Van Zandt, The Pogues, The Roches, The Bonzo Dog Doo/Dah Band, Frank Zappa, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Frank Zappa, London Symphony Orchestra, and Stephen Malkmus.
Selections from Belle and Sebastian, David Bowie, Big Country, Sonic Youth, Neil Young With Crazy Horse, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Psychic Temple, Faut Qu’Ça Guinche, Kamasi Washington, and Kamaal Williams.
Belle and Sebastian“The Boy Done Wrong Again” from What to Look for in Summer 2020 N Recorded live at the House of Blues, Boston, MA on July 13th, 2019.
David Bowie“Driftin’ Blues/The Jean Genie” from Look At The Moon! (Live Phoenix Festival 97) 2021 N Recorded live at The Phoenix Festival, Long Marston, on July 20th, 1997.
Big Country“Look Away” from Out Beyond The River: The Compulsion Years Anthology 2020 N Recorded live at the The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow on December 29th, 1993. Previously released in 1994 on “Without the Aid of a Safety Net”.
Sonic Youth“Non-Metal Dude Wearing Metal Tee” from Rarities 2 2020 N Recorded live at CBGB on June 23rd, 1988. Previously released in 1988 on “Silver Rocket”.
Neil Young With Crazy Horse“Like A Hurricane” from Way Down In The Rust Bucket 2021 N Recorded live at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA on November 13th, 1990.
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead“Something Like This” from X: The Godless Void And Other Stories 2020
Psychic Temple“Meditation For Strings, Piccolo Trumpet, And Overdraft Fees” from Houses Of The Holy 2020 N
Faut Qu’Ça Guinche“L’Âme Des Scalpels” from Sixième Sens 2020
Kamasi Washington“Song for Frasier” from Becoming (Music from the Netflix Original Documentary) 2020
The Last Tuesday Treat for March will be an Artist Spotlight. Going head-to-head for your attention and affection are two workhorses whose lengthy careers are surprisingly overlooked.
Chris Hillman is an original member of The Byrds, founding member of The Flying Burrito Brothers,
Aynsley Dunbar exited John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, joining Jeff Beck before forming his own project, Aynsley Dunbar’s Retaliation. He would later tour and record with Frank Zappa before joining Journey for the first four albums while contributing to Jefferson Starship, Whitesnake, and countless other acts.
Voting is open until March 26th!
Who should be featured in March's Artist Showcase?
Chris Hillman (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas) (71%, 5 Votes)
Aynsley Dunbar (John Mayall's Blues Breakers, Ansley Dunbar's Retaliation, Frank Zappa) (29%, 2 Votes)