:: a new music guide by DJ & music supervisor Tricia Halloran ::

Monthly archive August, 2011
Pick Of The Week: Pete & The Pirates

Pick Of The Week: Pete & The Pirates

Oh, what fun I had when I put this album on! It captured my heart immediately. It’s got energy and intimacy and great songwriting, three things that don’t often come in the same package. Do yourself a favor and don’t pass on this one, its a keeper. They’re from Reading, England (and yes, the lead...
"Must Have Been Love" for Roxette & The Big C

“Must Have Been Love” for Roxette & The Big C

It was a dream assignment when The Big C writers created an episode with a 1990 high school reunion in it – how fun to visit my favorite musical era and come up with a key hit song! And then more good news, the directors of this episode turned out to be Anna Boden &...
The Big C Reaches For "Heights Of Diamond"

The Big C Reaches For “Heights Of Diamond”

I’ve already blogged about how much I love this solo album by Adam Haworth Stephens (of Two Gallants) so I’ll just say it was a thrill to land “Heights Of Diamond”, one of the best songs on the record, in a closing spot on a Big C episode! Read my earlier blog praising this album...
Big C Fans: Just "Breathe Slow"

Big C Fans: Just “Breathe Slow”

High expectations, family squabbles, kitchen disasters, odd friends, weird food, The Big C Thansgiving episode does bear a strong resemblance to my childhood Thanksgivings! But we didn’t have such good music to wrap up Thanksgivings at my parent’s house … closing out his second Big C episode is Alex Cornish with a message that we...
Pick Of The Week: Holcombe Waller

Pick Of The Week: Holcombe Waller

You hear his voice and suddenly the last few singer-songwriter records you liked get a lot less memorable. He’s got one of THOSE voices. The lyrics measure up to the voice and the production is understated but elegant. He runs his own indie micro-label out of Portland, I’m asking you, what is not to love...
The Big C & Cathy are "Still Alright" via Adam Merrin of The 88

The Big C & Cathy are “Still Alright” via Adam Merrin of The 88

Ever since I first heard this song over three years ago I’ve felt that it should be heard closing out a TV show – well, sometimes it takes awhile to make it happen! It was worth the wait though, to hear “Still Alright” by Adam Merrin in this moving episode of The Big C, when...
Pick Of The Week: Diamond Rings

Pick Of The Week: Diamond Rings

This is bedroom pop at its finest – not in the sense of bedroom lo-fi, complete-with-tape-hiss production, but because the feelings expressed are so intimate and open-hearted that I can only picture these vocals being crafted in the privacy of a bedroom. If you like Her Space Holiday and/or Stephen Merritt, and perhaps have a...