TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

Funny girl, you look so unassuming / Right up until the room you’re captivating / Starts to fill with gut-busting laughter / And you’re transformed into a five-foot Cleopatra / Funny girl, your schedule’s pretty crazy / Doing interviews for the new live action Cathy / Could you pencil in an industry outsider? / Yeah, you’re young but, baby, you’re not getting younger

Funny girl / For once your timing wasn’t great / I must have missed you by a day / But, baby, things have turned out pretty good this way / And I don’t think either of us yearns to share the stage

Funny girl, you seem pretty indifferent / But you knocked me out when you charmed the pants off Letterman / Oh, I wish you’d flash that manic smile in my direction / And let me lead you to your seat like we were old friends

Thanksgiving marks the end of new music for 2022. For years, blogs and websites have competed to be the first on the block to stake their claim for their “Best Of” prominence. I’ve always been excited to “dig through crates” and review all of the new records I’ve listened to and shared over the year. The act of sharing music is really at the core of who I am. It’s my dairy, my life’s work.

Over the course of 2022, I’ve observed a few things:

The state of music is currently upside-down.

2022 had more releases by known artists than any single year I can remember.

In a world of streaming services, there is no such thing as “Best of” lists.

“Idelic Hits” are songs I dig, play, and share.

Here is the first installment, of my annual golden shower of Idelic Hits for 2022.

2022 has been tough, thanks to the artists and fans for making my year cool.

2022 VOLUME 1
Father John Misty
Ty Segall
Dry Cleaning
The Smile
Weyes Blood
Viagra Boys
Angel Olsen
Jack White
Porridge Radio
Daniel Rossen
Big Theif
Arctic Monkeys
Paper Idol
Wet Leg
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Idelic Single of the Week: Viagra Boys – Punk Rock Loser

Today’s set is dedicated to my favorite tree in the canyon.


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