Entries by Paul Gaskell

It’s our 7th annual best music blog

The more we do this, the more ridiculous it seems to claim these 10 selections of music are ‘the best’. More reasonably, here is some fantastic new music by a few well-known, a few lesser known and some newer artists. The pandemic is still with us, giving us all the more reason to celebrate music […]

Music may have been the redeeming feature of 2020

It’s our 6th annual music blog, it seems like years since the 5th. In the middle of the global pandemic, we found some fantastic music among the recorded works of 2020. And in the absence of live shows, there was a new phenomenon, the artists who showed up to perform in our family room and kept us […]

Finding the joy in choosing my Top 10 songs

In the summer of 2020, my local radio station – WXPN – announced that they were reviving an idea from 2004 where their listeners voted for the 885 greatest songs – the 885 representing their place on the radio dial, 88.5. This time they were more ambitious, they plan to find the 2020 greatest songs. […]