Monday, February 13

Music Monday: We Are The Mods

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! The Mod life is about looking good and going fast. Scott's not so good at either, but he does like their music! Celebrate the Mod Revival with him today!

The Jam - That's Entertainment


The first mods, of course, were bands like The Who and The High Numbers and the like. They dressed well, listened to post-war records from abroad, took a lot of speed, and were super cool. It's little wonder this concept keeps coming back every so often. Paul Weller was sort of the focal point of the Mod revival in the '70s and '80s, and with good reason. His songs are just so good!

Shine your shoes and come on in.

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Monday, February 06

Music Monday: Rebellion

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Today Scott's paying tribute to the rebellious music of youth. If he misses your own personal rebellion song, don't worry. You can add your own at the end!

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit


This counter-culture classic isn't even subtle about it's drug connection. It starts with the word "one pill." And yet, what was once terrifying is now safe and familiar, because the counter-culture became the culture after growing up. Such is the magic of the rebellion! It goes from the underground to the classic rock stations.

We get more rebellious as we go. DARE YOU KEEP UP???

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Monday, January 23

Music Monday: How Much Is That Proggy In The Window

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Prog isn't just for white guys who came of age in the 1970s, though. It's for everybody! Today Scott will attempt to prove it. Maybe you'll agree, maybe you won't. We'll see.

Asia - Only Time Will Tell


Even people who don't know prog know this song. Some people who know prog don't like calling it prog, since it was a hit. But for a lot of people, this was the gateway into a whole new type of rock. Even if it did happen while roller skating.

Want to defend the good name of prog? Here just to tell Scott how useless he is? Hit up the comments now! Everyone else, four more songs to come.

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Monday, January 16

Music Monday: TV Rockers

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! It used to be that being on TV made you famous nationwide. It used to be that recording a hit record did the same thing. So it was only natural there would be some crossover between TV and Pop Star, right? Today Scott's gathered five TV heroes of yore and their music. And now, you must watch and listen. YOU MUST.

David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us


David Soul was on Starsky & Hutch. He was Starsky. Or maybe Hutch. It's been a long time. Also, he had a hit single. Pretty good, right? I certainly think so.

Thankfully for Scott, there are plenty of other TV actors with recording careers too. You'll see four more, coming right up!

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Monday, January 09

Music Monday: Bowie, One Year On

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Roughly one year ago today, the wonderful David Bowie passed away. Today Scott's recapping with some tributes that happened across the world as we all came to terms with the loss.

The Brit Awards


If you could only pick one tribute, this would be it. Featuring Bowie's friends, Bowie's touring band, and an up-and-coming artist the man himself called the future of British music, it was as close to a funeral as a Bowie fan could want. And how moving to just let the vocals be so loud in their absence.

We got more, coming up. Then hit up our Facebook page and see if you can win a Blackstar vinyl.

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Monday, January 02

Music Monday: New

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Today is the first Monday of the New Year. In celebration, Scott's done a post full of new-themed songs. Join in, have fun, celebrate the start of something new!

Kirsty McColl - A New England


This is, of course, a Billy Bragg cover, but the jangly guitar and wistful lyrics of this version really captures what January always feels like to me. There's still the feelings of the old year mixed with the knowledge that something else is coming. Even if we disagree what that something is, we all want it to be good. That's gotta count for something, right?

Let's all face this New Year together! More songs to come.

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Monday, December 26

Music Monday: ADQ's Best Of 2016

by Kristy Tye



Welcome to the Music Monday recap of the best songs from this dumpster fire of a year! Scott’s still in a corner sobbing over the loss of David Bowie and Prince (among others), so he’s handed over the reins to me to take us out of 2016. Let’s dive right in!

Panic! At the Disco - Impossible Year



Released in early 2016, Panic! At the Disco’s "Death of a Bachelor" was… surprisingly listenable! I’m not a huge fan, wasn’t actually very sure if they were still together, and yet, this song became my official outro song for each successive failure I faced in 2016. It’s got a lovely piano theme and a fabulous backing brass band that really works with the lead singer’s vocals, more so than I remember of them from their early 00’s emo days.

More music (and more uplifting!) under the fold…

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Monday, December 19

Music Monday: The Last RIP

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday!

Leonard Cohen - Closing Time


This was the first Leonard Cohen song I ever heard. It was on my campus radio station and I thought WHAT THE HELL IS THIS WONDERFUL THING and I waited for three more songs to hear the artist's name. And then I walked to the record store and bought the record, and another, and another. It's not everyday music, but when it's the right time, it's perfect. I hope the man rests in peace, but I'm glad the music remains.

Still more RIP. Sadly. What a hell of a year.

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Monday, December 12

Music Monday: Frank Sinatra

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Today Scott's paying tribute to the man who's still the standard of white guy cool, Mr. Frank Sinatra. Scott's picked five songs he really enjoys, but he's also got a little reading recommendation. As you listen, click here and read one of the best Sinatra articles ever written.

Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours


Sinatra was born on this day in 1915. That's over a hundred years ago. That means, for roughly a century, we've been talking about Frank Sinatra. What's even left to say? Today I encourage you to find your own special place within the music Sinatra left us.

Four more, comin' right up.

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