88.5 FM receives so much music on a daily basis... CDs, downloads, reissues, box sets, cassette tapes, vinyl records and more. Songs are generally chosen by committee at the station, but it's the job of the music director to go through the stacks and stacks with a fine tooth comb. This blog may include major label releases, independent artists, even random submissions for your listening pleasure.
Music Director Picks #3
MORRISSEY – BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG
A recognizable song... and an unmistakable voice. Morrissey pays tribute to his dear friend Chrissie Hynde with a cover of this Pretenders’ classic. This is a single from the upcoming double vinyl release of his latest album “Low in High School”. The deluxe edition features unreleased tracks, cover songs of Morrissey’s favorite artists and a photo booth portrait taken when he was a student. The vinyl edition arrives just in time for the holidays... so you can give the gift of Mr. Happy to the fanatic in your life.
ROSANNE CASH – NOT MANY MILES TO GO
Rosanne’s new album serves as a retrospective of Rosanne’s life and tells stories from a unique female perspective. Daughter of Johnny Cash, she's made her own way as an accomplished artist in her own right, as well as being a published author and a Nashville Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame inductee. Speaking about the songs on the album “She Remembers Everything”... Rosanne admits, “I could not have written them 10 years ago, not even close. Time is shorter. I have more to say.”
SUNNY WAR – GOTTA LIVE IT
This self-taught musician points to having been influenced by blues players and punk artists. Sunny War may have finally found a home in Southern California. It’s been said that, moving around a lot as a youth, Sydney Ward never really had the time to plant roots growing up. Her music is passionate, thought provoking and powerful. If the genre of folk-punk is a thing... this artist is leading the way.