What is your song of the Summer?

P1020764Is it too late to choose a song of the summer? Are there any strong contenders? Thoughts? It does seem that every year there is an effort to say one song perfectly captures the feeling of the season? Is it wrong to always want to the song of the summer to be Alice Cooper’s ‘Schools Out’? What is your song for summer 2019? Or have you not picked one yet?

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Video of The Day: Mark Cantwil – Pardon Me

We are excited to introduce you to the first single and title track off of the forthcoming album, “Pardon Me”!! The song is available for purchase on iTunes and all download and streaming platforms.

Video filmed and Edited by Pete Vogel at North Star Productions. Drone footage filmed by Andy Vogel at Edifice I Productions

“Pardon Me”
Lyrics and Music by Mark Cantwil
© 2019 Mark Cantwil
Mark Cantwil Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Tom Boyer and Mark Cantwil

Recorded and Mixed byTom Boyer at GBS Records/OATH Studios. Background vocals recorded by Patrick Himes at Reel Love Studios. Additional fiddle tracks recorded by Colin Murphy at Murphtone Studios. Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering.

Mark Cantwil – Lead Vocal and Acoustic Guitar
Khrys Blank – Backing Vocal
Colin Murphy – Fiddle
Brett Mullins – Electric Guitar
Tom Boyer – Mandolin
Tim Hart – Bass
Dave Fowler – Drums

“Pardon Me”
I’m hungry for a line
Haven’t slept in weeks
This new found consciousness
Is driving me to think
My eyes have never been this open
But I don’t like what I see

I’ll be driving through your town
On my way to Winnipeg
I should be there by sun down
I could use a place to stay
It be so nice to see you
If that’s ok

But pardon me
If I make for poor company tonight
The road can way heavy on a mind
I apologize if the conversations light
So pardon me

I’m so tired of walking
Down this crowded road
Full of loss souls and conmen
And broken heart winos
All watching the pretty ones
Light up the night

Do you still have that old
Simply Red 45
Put it on and I’ll pour us
A couple glasses of wine
We can hold back the years
If only for awhile

But pardon me
If I make for poor company tonight
The road can way heavy on a mind
I apologize if the conversations light
So pardon me
If you don’t know the man in front of you
You know I struggle to recognize him to
A hard luck modern day fool
Sol pardon me

Is it a blessing
To finally know the truth
Or is it a curse
To know the real you

So pardon me
If I make for poor company tonight
The road can weigh heavy on a mind
I apologize if the concessions light
So pardon me
If you don’t know the man in front of you
You know I struggle to recognize him to
A hard luck modern day fool
So pardon me
So pardon me
So pardon me

Mark Cantwil

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Today’s Program Best of 2018

your-tuesday-afternoon-color copyThe annual look back at the previous year in music is one of our favorite shows to do! This year Tom Gilliam joins Dr. J and Flower to play and discuss some of the best local, indie, alternative, folk, Americana, alt-country and more that came out in 2018!

We give thanks for great independent music by playing an assortment of local, Dayton, and indie songs! What songs have been so powerful on you that you cannot imagine your world without them?

During the show contribute to the discussion by giving us a call 937-229-2774 or a tweet for drjwudr with the songs that were released in 2018 that matter to you.

Join us online at wudr.udayton.edu or 99.5 & 98.1fm in Dayton, Ohio, USA!

Midnight Savings Time from Harold Hensley

HaroldOne of our favorite singers in Dayton has a new record that we want to share with you!  We refer to him as the “Golden Voice” in Dayton. His voice is simple amazing! And now you can pre-order a copy of his forthcoming solo record! You are a lucky person.

Harold Hensley is a staple of the vibrant Dayton music scene! His work with The Repeating Arms deserves your attention. You know it is going to be an excellent music experience when you see Harold is in the room whether he is singing his own songs or jumping up and singing with pals like Charlie Jackson and The Heartland Railway or The New Old Fashioned!

And it is indeed good news that Harold is reaching out to all of us with with a pre-sale for his upcoming Midnight Savings Time!

Shows where you can see these terrific musicians!  See you all there!

Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway, Kyleen Downes & Alexis Gomez April 13th!

The Repeating Arms have a show on May 11th at Star City Brewing Company!

Auburndale, Me & Mountains & The New Old Fashioned on May 11th at Blind Bob’s!


Video of the Day: The Afghan Whigs featuring James Hall – You Want Love (Pleasure Club Cover)

The Afghan Whigs’ new single is a cover song that they recorded in tribute to the band’s late guitarist Dave Rosser, who passed away last month following a brave battle with inoperable colon cancer.  Rosser’s incredible guitar work can be heard on 2014’s ‘Do To The Beast’ and the album released this year ‘In Spades.’  Rosser had also played with Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan in The Gutter Twins and in the post-Whigs project, The Twilight Singers, prior to the return of The Afghan Whigs in 2011.

“You Want Love” was first recorded by the now-defunct New Orleans band Pleasure Club, whose musical force James Hall contributes vocals to The Afghan Whigs’ new version of the song.  Thank you for the fine music Mr. Rosser.

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