TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

I don’t mind stealin’ bread from the mouths of decadence / But I can’t feed on the powerless when my cup’s already overfilled, yeah / But it’s on the table, the fire’s cookin’ / And they’re farmin’ babies, while the slaves are all workin’ / Blood is on the table and the mouths are all chokin’ / But I’m goin’ hungry, yeah

I hope you enjoy my second mix of 2019—and speaking of mixed, I had quite a few feelings this week. At the top of the week, I heard about this all-star Chris Cornell tribute show. Right from my first glance at the line-up I had an eerie feeling. Not that I was a good friend of Cornell, but I’m an “OG grunge dude” and I did know Chris well enough to imagine the look on the dude’s face seeing teenyboppers playing dress up and singing karaoke on his behalf.

The photos on Instagram and Facebook reminded me of seeing Lorde performing “Kurt songs” with the Nirvana guys at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s likely just me, but these days I’m constantly asking who is “smacked out” of their minds here? Well, props to Alice in Chains for keep Layne Staley’s spirit off the red carpet.

Fuck it, love and good vibes to all. I’m not on strike. In fact I’m flying the flag for cool artists and rock ‘n’ roll.

So let’s do more grunge in 2019. Let’s stick with the teachers, students, and the working women and men our towns. Be nice as much as possible, and when we get grumpy, let’s push “reset” and try again and…

…keep rockin’!

Speaking of, it’s a pretty cool hour of new songs—check it!

Idelic Single of the Week: The Dandy Warhols – Motor City Steel

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