Slayed by Voices, by Jon Weisman

Jon Weisman
Spending some time on Mondays and Thursdays with a song that is special to me, and in turn might be special to you.
Created 10 Aug 2021
  • ‘Our Town’
    27 Jan 2022 4 12
    Well friends, we made it. The season finale, if not the series finale, of Slayed by Voices. It was a labor of love as they say, and I might do it again, but I don’t have any immediate plans to do so. ...
  • ‘Ben Franklin's Song’
    24 Jan 2022 2 0
    Warning: This edition of Slayed by Voices has cursing. More precisely, it has the same curse word, over and over again. Do you care? Probably not. But I bring it up because in the 20 years that I’ve w...
  • ‘Living This Life Makes It Hard’
    20 Jan 2022 0 1
    Spotify recommended “Living This Life Makes It Hard” for me at the same time it recommended “Blues Run the Game,” so clearly, Spotify thought I was in a mood. To be fair, I do get in moods. Song: “Liv...
  • 'When I Was a Boy'
    17 Jan 2022 5 0
    Dar Williams and I were born the same year, 1967. Yet when I first encountered her, in 1995 via this album from the late, lamented 101.9 FM in Los Angeles, she seemed light years ahead of me in maturi...
  • ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’
    13 Jan 2022 1 7
    Man, we’re in the home stretch now. How many episodes of Slayed by Voices remain after today? Maybe the song title here is a clue, but the Count is going to come in handy today as we feature Steely Da...
  • ‘The Unquiet Grave’
    10 Jan 2022 3 2
    Somewhat to my surprise, given my not infrequent turns to melancholy, the song selections in Slayed by Voices are pretty upbeat. Even a song that depicts a marriage that failed to launch, “Band of Gol...
  • ‘Will the Wolf Survive?’
    06 Jan 2022 3 2
    Well, we’ve reached song 20 in Slayed by Voices, and it’s a dandy. Let’s get right to it … Song: “Will the Wolf Survive” Artist: Los Lobos Year: 1984 Album: How Will the Wolf Survive Songwriters: Davi...
  • “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”
    03 Jan 2022 7 2
    Happy newest of years, everyone. This is Week 10 of Slayed by Voices, which means only eight posts left before we wrap on January 27. In another happy coincidence, while 2021 brought a 30th anniversar...
  • ‘Band of Gold’
    30 Dec 2021 2 3
    Originally, I planned to title this series Song of the Day. When I realized how overwhelming that would be, I switched to Song of the Week. Had I kept that approach, we would have landed at Songs Twic...
  • ‘12 Bar Blues’
    27 Dec 2021 4 2
    Every so often — not often enough, to be honest — I put on one of the discover modes in Spotify to see what new music I might be able to latch onto. I’m grateful to find any new song to love, but my t...
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