Lasting Love for Prince; Get Love with Marco With Love

Prince has left such a void. If his songs were available on Spotify, I’d make a playlist and share it right here, right now. I’d then play it every day until my final days. But, his songs aren’t available much on the Interwebs -YouTube seems to be the best bet – so instead I’ll just list my Top 20 songs (in order – and very hard to keep to that number I might add) by the legend. Feel his absence, but appreciate his legacy. He did more in his 57 years than most do in 57 lifetimes.

Read on and weigh in.

20. “She’s Always In My Hair”
19. “Sometimes it Snows in April”
18. “1999”
17. “U Got The Look”
16. “Nothing Compares to You”
15. “Darling Nikki”
14. “Alphabet Street”
13. “Delirious”
12. “Thieves in the Temple”
11. “Gett Off”
10. “Raspberry Beret”
9. “7”
8. “I Wanna Be Your Lover”
7. “Let’s Go Crazy”
6. “Sign ‘o’ the Times”
5. “I Would Die For You”
4. “Kiss”
3. “Purple Rain”
2. “When Doves Cry”
1. “Little Red Corvette”

Marco With Love
We move ON from remembering Prince (in this post anyway) to do that little thing that A-Sides does: sessions with artists discussing and performing their craft. Brooklyn’s Marco With Love come off as sort of a Tom Petty for the 2010s. I hate comparison usually. Each artist is different, but it’s not like I’m saying this band sounds like the second coming of Lou Bega, ya know? Anyway, the band led by Marco Argiro – raising the bar for that first name since Rubio dropped too many balls to even count – just dropped a new album Smothered & Covered , and it’s retro-super cool. The album, which mixes originals and covers, is a follow-up to EPs Tidal Wave and Promised Land, which both dropped last year. Utterly original with a huge slice of throwback, check this band out yesterday.

“Love”

“Big Black Dog”

Interview

A-Sides’ “Delve Into Twelve” Countdown
Each week A-Sides unleashes its top 12 tracks of the week AKA the “Delve Into Twelve” based on the following contributing factors: songs I’m playing out that particular week (no matter when they were released — think overlooked songs, unreleased tracks and old favorites), songs various publicists are trying to get me to listen to that I did and dug a bunch, song posts and trends I’ve noticed on my friends’ Facebook walls and, most importantly: what my toddler is currently enjoying thoroughly with an assist from my infant.

About A-Sides with Jon Chattman:
Jon Chattman’s music/entertainment series typically features celebrities and artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometime humorous) way. No bells, no whistles — just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, Jon strives for a refreshing change. Artists featured on the series include Imagine Dragons, Melissa Etheridge, Yoko Ono, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, fun, Bleachers, Charli XCX, Marina and the Diamonds, and Bastille.