TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

To play for all of you / It’s a dream come true / No matter where we are / Travelin’ near and far / All the love on the road and the places we go

Throw my voice into the canyon / Hope I touch someone inside / I could never have imagined / Better light down on these purple mountains that I see

Happy Friday fellow Sagittarians. We are optimistic, lovers of freedom, often funny, fair-minded, honest (to a fault), and intellectual. We dig spontaneity, conversation, and lots of friends. Most of all we like to have FUN!

Fun has been in bleak scarcity in 2020. I find “fun” relevant to my obsession with new music and sharing The Idelic Hour. Since I made my first purchase in a record shop (Jethro Tull’s Benefit, Houses Of the Holy, and The Stones’ Hot Rocks) music discovery has been at the heart of my joy, friendships, and work.

It should not come as a surprise that I put great effort and take great pride in posting my year-end top Idelic Hits. More than that, I want you to listen and take my word on taste. I want to just do my part in trying to fill the air with my optimism and joy. Great new records have come out in 2020 and there is hope.

As it is with the making of “best of” playlists, I tried to limit myself, shooting for twenty songs, climbing to thirty, and settling at my “turntable’s” twenty-two most appreciated artists who released songs in 2020. Notable just misses: Goth Babe, Matt Berninger, Waxahatchee, Car Seat Headrest, and Tame Impala all released cool albums this year. Below is 2020’s playlist of Top Idelic Hits.

I’m listening now and I hope you dig the mix as much as I do. Congrats to the duo of Clay Finch and Sam Blasucci, aka Mapache, for creating From Liberty Street, my favorite album of 2020. The album was literally released on the heels of the Covid outbreak in the US. It’s an acoustic gem that calms soul and puts a smile on my face. Check it out and enjoy this 2020 shower of Idelic Hits.

Hope, Solidarity, Joy—and Rock ‘n’ Roll!

Idelic Single of the Year: Mapache – Life On Fire SUB.

Jeff Tweedy
Tan Cologne
Liam Kazar
Fontains. D.C.
Moses Sumney
Low Cut Connie
Paper Idol
Arlo Parks
Yves Tumor
Adrianne Lenker
Kevin Morby
Bob Dylan
Glass Animals
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Porridge Radio
Fiona Apple

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