TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

Sometimes my mind don’t shake and shift / But most of the time, it does / And I get to the place where I’m begging for a lift / Or I’ll drown in the wonders and the was / And I’ll be your guy, if you say it’s a gift

Ugh, ugh, ugh! First the shooting then the fire storm. Our “lucky” canyon is miles away but our hearts are close. Looking up and down our little havens in Laurel, Benedict, or Cold Water Canyon, one couldn’t help but think, “Oh man what a nightmare!”

It didn’t take long before a friend or co-worker was evacuated or lost a home. As the smoke crept toward our doors Saturday, I just wanted to crawl in bed and say, “Fuck man. God, let it be over.” Wasn’t that last week’s muse on 2018?

Today I’m back at my roots, playing old records to calm my soul. Hey, “while I can,” I’m gonna enjoy it. After all I lost all of my records to a fire in the ’80s, so I know a touch of what it’s like. If this hour of songs helps even one person get through sorting “the junk” of today…


Enjoy your Thanksgiving—back in two weeks with my annual Idelic yearly countdown.

Idelic Single of the Week: The Seasons – Topic

While you can, thank you for being you.


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Photo taken last summer by #richardswift the band we worked on out today #TheSeasonsMUSIC

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