Janis Joplin – Cry Baby (Live)

Janis Joplin – Cry Baby (Live)

There was a time when singers did not need auto-tune, backing tracks, costume changes, or a crew of dancers. They just got up on stage and belted it out. Janis Joplin was and is one of the greatest singers to stalk a stage, delivering her blues with a comforting hand...

Luck,Now – Imaginary Friends

Luck,Now – Imaginary Friends

But we decide which is rightAnd which is an illusion- from "Late Lament" by Graeme Edge Friends existed entirely within the imagination of Monica Geller. An overweight child, bullied and isolated, Monica sought refuge in her cramped room in the back of an Arkansas...

Through the Year Backwards with Bacon Hammer

Through the Year Backwards with Bacon Hammer

We mark the progression of our lives by the holidays. The day you enter this world becomes an instant holiday - your birthday - which your friends and family are obligated to celebrate even if they don't really like you. If you positively impact the lives of enough...

Dog Mom – Warm Months

Dog Mom – Warm Months

“Warm Months” does not begin. The listener enters the room, slightly late as usual, the Green Line bus having been impeded by a thrice-dented gypsy cab. The song is already wafting through the speakers, a pair of plucked strings sketching alternating chords. Dog Mom...

Nah… – Road Trip

Nah… – Road Trip

The Great American Road Trip was conceived as a thing of barren majesty. Two fantastic-looking guys barreling down a completely empty highway in an enormous convertible, flanked on each side by an endless landscape. The color of the convertible is unknown since our...

Reverb Raccoon’s Favorite Songs of 2018

Reverb Raccoon’s Favorite Songs of 2018

Today in history marks 294 days since the inception of our Song of the Day feature. During that span, we made 162 posts, each featuring a song by an excellent, under-recognized musician. Our original intent was to compose a few well-written paragraphs each day about a...

Low Horizon – Keep

Low Horizon – Keep

I've told this story before and I'm sure I'll tell it again. And when I'm an old man and can't remember what I said two minutes ago I'll probably tell it again and again and again until someone says "Wheel Uncle Raccoon off the front porch" and some anonymous young...

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