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2012 New Year's Eve mix tape

For your new year's eve listening pleasure, a 30 track collection of music generally released during 2012 in one form or another. I've included links to where you can find or listen to the music. Drive carefully.

  1. “Neptune City (for the shore)” by Nicole Atkins: New Jersey native Atkins recorded this piano/vocal version of the title song from her 2007 album at Sun Studios in Memphis, as a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief. But it’s clear from…

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 12:00pm

My favorite reissues of 2012

As time goes on (and what I mean to say is, as I get older), reissues preoccupy more of my time, money and shelf space. Whether that means I am lost in nostalgia for a presumed better day in music, or whether it reflects the fact that at a discrete chronological point, you no longer are the desired target market for contemporary music, I can't say. But I do know that as most of the record business turns away from the marginal profitability of archival recordings, some clever labels appear to…


Posted on December 30, 2012 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

My favorite new records of 2012

In a generally descending order of excellence ...but they are all pretty excellent.

Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur: It is shocking to realize that almost a decade has passed since I first wrote about Edwards for No Depression, just prior to the U.S. release of her debut album Failer. While her subsequent albums delivered on her initial promise,…


Posted on December 30, 2012 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Nicole Atkins' Jersey Lullaby

The exquisite New Jersey-bred singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins is donating all proceeds from a new version of her song "Neptune City" to storm relief and rebuilding. This piano version of Atkins' ode to her home turf was recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, but the heart of both the song and the singer are firmly planted in the Jersey shore.

It is a great version of a great song for an even greater cause. You can get the track here for a bargain $2.…


Posted on November 6, 2012 at 3:00pm

Growing Up in Public: Adam Yauch

Twenty five years ago last March, I was seated in the waiting room of the A&R department at CBS Records in Manhattan. It was my first trip to New York and one of my first formal forays in writing about music. I was panicked as I waited to interview a label exec for my Honors journalism thesis. How should I act? What should I say or do? Just the usual anxiety one feels (or at least I felt) when I was at that stage when I had picked an intended career but still had no idea what I…


Posted on May 5, 2012 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

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At 4:39am on April 27, 2011, Steve Hatch said…


Hi Paul


      As a featured contributor to No Depression, I’m particularly keen on getting your feedback for the following – Please forgive the intrusion if you don’t have the time or inclination to reply.


      I’ve posted the following to the No Depression discussion board – you can either respond there or alternatively drop me a line at


Thanks very much for your time

Kind regards,





My name is Steve Hatch and I’m currently conducting research for my Master’s in Songwriting at Bath Spa University in Bath, England (though I happen to be an ex-pat Georgia boy).  I would be extremely grateful if you could find the time to listen to the track (link below) and answer the 2 accompanying questions.  The more detail, the better of course (more to say in my final analysis) – but all feedback will be useful and very much appreciated.


Sadly, as this is an academic pursuit, there is a deadline.  Please reply by May 20th if at all possible so that I can have time to chew over your response and include it in my final write-up.


            The track:


1)     Which artist/band(s) would you say the track is most similar to and why?


2)     Which genre(s) would you say the track belongs to and why?

At 6:40pm on January 16, 2011, Peewee Moore said…

Hey Paul thanks for being a friend. I'm a Touring Independent Austin Texas Outlaw Honkytonker that needs your support! I'm always looking for new places to play so please let me know if you know of any. I have a Critically Acclaimed CD "The Leaving Side Of Gone" available at and my next tour kicks off February 2nd and hits locations in TX, NM, AZ, CA, NV. Be sure to spread the word if you know anybody in those states. My official website is I hope to see you around!

-Peewee Moore

 Sole Honorable Mention Best Album Of The Year 2009 -Chattanooga Times Free Press Essential Albums of 2010 List


"If I were to trace the genealogy of the country music Outlaw, it would start with Bobby Bare, roll through Willie & Waylon and that whole gang, follow Cash through the late 90′s, and end up in the country music underground with people like Peewee Moore as possibly the perfect example of the Outlaw lineage in the present day"
-Kyle Coroneos,

At 9:56am on April 24, 2010, Hannah Merrick said…
Hello Paul.

I am currently in my third year studying popular music and performance and am writing my dissertation about powerful females in music, focusing deeply on Joni Mitchell and Alanis Morissette. I have read your book 'Alanis Morissette - A Biography', but was wondering if it would be possible to speak to you directly please as I would love to hear more of your opinions on the topic. This would be of great help to my dissertation.

I think you should have my email address as I typed it in when becoming a member of the site, so would probably be best contacting me that way, thankyou.

I look forward to hearing form you,

Hannah Merrick.
At 1:12pm on March 25, 2010, Mohair said…
Glad to know you look back on those days fondly Paul. Kind of lost on the new crowd I'm afraid. Doin' some solo show things along w/ a couple of band line-ups to keep sane...
All the best,

At 11:07pm on September 16, 2009, Niels Cremer said…
Hey Paul, thanks for accepting! I uploaded a pic of my lab Tomo (short for tomodachi, the Japanese word for "friend", he was born in Japan) ... ;-)
At 1:33pm on August 26, 2009, gina said…
Hello Paul, I learned Ellie Greenwich passed away from your blog.
She was a fantastic songwriter...

At 10:48pm on February 19, 2009, No Depression said…
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