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TOP 16 Bandcamp Tracks

TOP 16 Bandcamp Tracks

Apple iTunes keeps track of how many times you play a song. If you’re like me, you think it’s an incredible value to buy a track for a dollar or so from Bandcamp and listen to it 100 or more times. Here are my top Bandcamp tracks (the listens are as of 22 December 2020):

1. “Crystal Clear” by Chris Kackley. 394 listens.

https://chriskackley.bandcamp.com/track/crystal-clear

2. “The Rainbow Connection” by BroniKony. 379 listens.

https://bronikoni.bandcamp.com/track/rainbow-connection-russian-cover

3. “Tyler Versus the Tsunami” by The Putz. 292 listens.

https://theputz.bandcamp.com/track/tyler-vs-the-tsunami-2

4. “Swedish Fish” by Bombón. 289 listens.

https://bombon.bandcamp.com/track/swedish-fish

5. “Fox on the Run” by Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. 249 listens.

https://jennydee.bandcamp.com/track/fox-on-the-run

6.  “Long Song of the Law” by Burger Big (USA). 214 listens.

https://burgerbig.bandcamp.com/releases

7. “Surf Instrumental,” by Rick Lawndale. 180 listens.

https://ricklawndale.bandcamp.com/track/surf-instrumental

8. “I Don’t Wanna” by For I Am. 179 listens.

https://beardedpunk.bandcamp.com/track/i-dont-wanna

9. “Spit Hood” by Betrayers. 172 listens.

https://thebetrayers.bandcamp.com/track/spit-hood

10. “Anywhere the Wind Blows,” by Big Eagle. 151 listens.

https://bigeagle.bandcamp.com/track/anywhere-the-wind-blows

11. “Ride of the Surfers Ride,” by Underwater Bosses. 148 listens.

https://underwaterbosses.bandcamp.com/track/ride-of-the-surfers-ride

12. “That Moon was Low,” by Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. 129 listens.

https://jennydee.bandcamp.com/track/that-moon-was-low-2

13. “Vegemite Meatballs” by Big Burger (Australia). 125 listens.

https://bigburger.bandcamp.com/track/vegemite-meatballs

14. “He’s Got the Power,” by Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. 104 listens.

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15. “Blast Off!” by the Putz. 102 listens.

https://theputz.bandcamp.com/track/blast-off

16. “More Fun to Beat ’em,” by Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. 101 listens.

https://jennydee.bandcamp.com/track/more-fun-to-beat-em

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Being Neighborly — Annette Rochelle Aben

Doing her marketing She saw the man next door Knowing he was cash poor She hatched a plan She loaded up her cart With his favorite foods The things he just might use For his suppers As she was checking out Paid for delivery Bags of groceries three Added a tip ©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Being Neighborly — Annette Rochelle Aben

Doing her marketing

She saw the man next door

Knowing he was cash poor

She hatched a plan

She loaded up her cart

With his favorite foods

The things he just might use

For his suppers

As she was checking out

Paid for delivery

Bags of groceries three

Added a tip

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Open-Mic Night at Ohio University’s Baker Center: 11-12-21

Dan Canterbury and Bruce Dalzell, emcee (Right)
Ayana Johnson
Part of A Very Appreciative Audience
Dan Canterbury
Riley James
Rylee Bapst
Rylee Bapst
Sam (Samantha, Middle) and Rowan (Left) and KC (Right)
Sam (Samantha)
Rowan
KC
Dallas Craft
Dallas Craft
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Buce Dalzell, Emcee
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Bruce Dalzell at the Front Room

Bruce Dalzell | Patriarch of Athens Music

SAD NEWS: J.D. Hutchison Has Died

Bruce D. Bruce

Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2019

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J.D. Hutchison is better than just better. In Athens County, Ohio, He is sometimes called “Lost John,” which is an odd name for such an obviously all-together guy. Maybe he got that nickname because of his self-derogatory humor (“I counted all the way up to ten once and learned all my ABCs up to M and N”). A better nickname for him would be “The Real Deal.”

This album opens strongly with his blues song “Little Legs Moan”: “‘Don’t want to hurt you’ / That’s what she said / She did not hurt me, boys / She killed me stone dead / With the little legs moan.”

These lines from “Another Fool’s Café” shows his way of poetry-izing lyrics: “There’s always an empty table or two / It’s a hill jack twilight zone / The door is always open / And the lights are always on / Ain’t no bottom to the bottle, boys / No difference in the night and day / There ain’t no hands on the clock / In another fool’s café.”

Another standout song is his “Since My Bird has Flied Away,” which has been covered by Ingrid Lucia & The Flying Neutrinos, John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson, and The Local Girls. Any singer-songwriter will probably tell you that the ultimate compliment is other people covering your songs. A few lyrics: “I need to change my head around / Maybe trip out to the zoo / Take a walk downtown / Hell, I don’t know what to do / But nothing seems to matter / Since my bird has flied away.” The bird, of course, is a woman.

Readers of this review should make heavy use of Amazon’s preview snippets of J.D. Hutchison’s songs on this page. Fans of roots music (defined as various combinations of blues, folk, country, bluegrass, and whatever else the singer-songwriter knows will make the song better) will find much to like. J.D. Hutchison is a regionally famous singer-songwriter who in my humble opinion ought to be at least nationally famous — and a whole lot richer. Better late than later.

I love this album, all songs of which are by J.D. Hutchison.

By the way, all the lyrics of this album can be seen at <http://www.jdhutchison.com/lyrics.html&gt;.

Support local music, and be aware that in the age of the Internet and the WWW, Athens County is local worldwide.

Terry Smith: “Athens music scene loses big part of its heart and soul; goodbye J.D.”

The tight-knit Athens music community took a major hit Tuesday, Nov. 2, [2021] when singer/songwriter/picker/raconteur/bandleader J.D. Hutchison succumbed to cancer. In late October as word spread that Hutchison’s time was short, tributes flooded social media from near and far. They haven’t stopped since his passing.

Like so many others, I had tremendous respect and admiration for John, both as a person and a musician. He was among the most interesting, funny, iconoclastic and massively talented individuals I’ve ever known. He couldn’t speak a line of song or sentence without injecting a dollop of his singular perspective and wit into it.

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Tim O’Brien

We find our first mentors right beside us as we’re born and grow: fathers and mothers, older sisters and brothers. We find other mentors out in the greater world as we come of age. J.D. Hutchison was one to me. We were fast friends from our first meeting in ‘74, and he taught me so much by example, and encouraged me as an artist and musician to follow the heart.

J.D. was a true renaissance man who studied the many facets of our world and reflected upon them all as a cartoonist, actor, songwriter and musician. Despite his relative obscurity–he served as a sort of court jester of the college town of Athens, Ohio for much of his life–he influenced a great many people in his 81 years. He made us laugh as we looked deeper.

John was anti-music business and you had to tease song pitches out of him, like when my band Hot Rize grabbed “My Little Darlin’” after he sang it to me a capella just outside a honkytonk men’s room door. His performances, whether as a solo, with his bluegrass brother Robert as The Hutchison Brothers or with the rock band Hillbilly Jive, were exciting, entertaining and vital, each one a unique experience. As good as his onstage performances were, it was in conversation that he really shone. He was always engaged, interested, generous and thoughtful.

On our last meeting, Jan and I had a short but wonderful visit with J.D. — going for fish sandwiches at Miller’s, hearing new and old poems and songs played on his piano in his spartan apartment where he displayed his assortment of barometers and umpteen Scrabble sets. He was wearing a t-shirt that said “Master of the Tiles.” Love was shared as always, and that love remains now and will remain for as long as I live.

Bob Stewart

I remember Frank McDermott letting me take an accordion I was thinking about buying over to J.D. at Casa to see what he thought about it. J.D. set the case down on the floor by his booth, opened the case and immediately started playing a tune. Sherrie turned down the music in the restaurant and J.D. carried on playing like he was in his living room. Well of course, he was. 

KC Waltz

Friend, mentor, bench warmer, artist, bard, and family member, J.D. was all these things to me. He gave of himself to all around him with a mischievous twinkle in his eyes. He loved young folks and was always encouraging their dreams, musical or otherwise. He was my “Funkle” and I was/am honored to have him in my life. All hail The Last of the Iron-Assed Folksingers!

Steve Zarate

I feel blessed by every moment I had with J.D., first just loving his musicianship and later in fascinating conversations that left me marveling at the wise insights he so casually dispensed. J.D. treated friends like family, and I never saw him act superior to any other person, not once. He would call me Steven, and in parting company he’d make this hand gesture, kind of cockin’ it at me, and his eyes always seemed to twinkle when he smiled farewell. I’ll carry J.D.’s wonderful songs, endearing smile and twinkling eyes in my heart always.

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