The Best of The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

Oh I am a lonely painter / I live in a box of paints / I’m frightened by the devil / And I’m drawn to those ones that ain’t afraid / I remember that time that you told me, you said / “Love is touching souls” / Surely you touched mine ’cause / Part of you pours out of me / In these lines from time to time

Just the other day a number of female writers at NPR posted a list of “the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present.” They said it’s to be an “intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully…”

…the start of a new conversation? Well, hey ladies! Let’s get our playlist on!

Although some of the selections are obviously political—therefore “whack”—everyone loves a playlist in the summer 2017. Even if it puts Beyonce up there with Joni and Aretha…no stress. A playlist is a playlist and the women at NPR have been on the same wavelength with me this week. Turns out, I have been digging through steamy crates selecting some of my favorite heroines on wax for this week’s Idelic Hour “All Girls” playlist.

In my “case of you,” it was the super fun time my daughter Zoe and I had at this summer’s FYF Festival. Props to Sean Carlson and our pals at Goldenvoice for creating a fun and easy hang inside the mass of concert goers. Free drinks, ice lattes, and ice cream enjoyed by all.

This weekend the Sidel family will be at Hollywood Forever Cemetery for the annual Johnny Ramone tribute. It’s hosted by the eccentric Vinni Gallo:

Can you believe Johnny, Vinni, and I once had a BBQ with Joni and friends back at our old spread up the street? Not a dull lot!

Here comes August—let’s party girls!

The Idelic Hit of the Week: Phoebe Bridgers – Motion Sickness

This Sunday, come meet the family #johnnyramone #idelicsounds

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