is now 21 + Austin Leonard Jones

One Chord to Another is now 21 years old. Which is quite a long time to do anything let alone a music blog. Something to be proud of I guess. And I am. Ok, somewhat unfortunate that his has turned mostly into a weekly playlist during the recent years because of various reasons. It’s still quite a lot of work and making it takes a large chunk of my every weekend. Plus there’s that weekly blog post too so it most definitely still counts. Hopefully one day I manage to do more, because the original idea was that the playlist will be a bonus or work side-by-side with the other blog content and not become the only/main thing. Zero promises though, because this is just a spare time hobby and often the day job takes the time and energy. Anyway, thank you to each and everyone who have followed this blog journey during the years. It means the world to me.

No big celebration this year, but I thought I’ll have a small party with Austin Leonard Jones. That’s because a) he made one of my favorite albums of the year b) the first single Back in Black Lagoon has a great birthday party music video. The album Dead Calm is full of lovely melodies, witty stories and mellow country groove and it came out July 29th on Perpetual Doom. Here’s the music video along with another personal favorite The Night Parrots.

Austin Leonard Jones at Facebook
Austin Leonard Jones Website

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Favorites from the 20 Years of – Final Part

Carrying on with posting some song and music video favorites from the 20 years that I’ve been making Here’s the link to the monster playlist, because I don’t have the time to write a post about everything.

One more back to basics kind of part in this 20 year favorites story. There’s a million and one thing that I didn’t go through, but there’s probably no need for that anyway. There’s that playlist above and the blog archives if you want to dig deeper. Vacation is coming to an end and I need to get back to the new stuff to wrap up this birthday week with a new music weekly.

We’ll start with my all-time favorite band (or is that The Posies) The Sugarrush. Also probably the band most responsible that this website exists. So if you love or hate this, thank or blame them. The particular music video Stereo below predates the blog and it’s more like part of the foundation of the blog. It’s an outtake from their 2001 album Mirrorball Ballerinas. So I kinda started this blog in 2001 at least partly because I loved them and the next time they released a full-length album was 2020 when High Status came out (which they recorded about ten years earlier, but it took a while for them to release it). Bastards. Haha. The second song Yeah is an outtake from this album.

The Sugarrush at Facebook

Next stop Nakkila, Finland and one of the best bands Finnish bands ever. I’m of course talking about Penniless. Here’s Hail of Bullets from their 2010 album A Cab to the City. Definitely one of the best Finnish albums released during these 20 onechordnet years.

Penniless at Facebook

More Finnish indie perfection. This is a classic Mummypowder single Don’t Hold Your Breath from their fabulous 2004 album Consternation! Uproar!.

Mummypowder at Facebook
Mummypowder Website

Cats on Fire can do the honors and wrap this nostalgic part of this story. During my biggest indie pop years, they were the best band in my world. I love them with all my heart and still genuinely feel like that they were just as great as any of their foreign colleagues.

Cats on Fire at Facebook

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Favorites from the 20 Years of – Part Thirteen

Carrying on with posting some song and music video favorites from the 20 years that I’ve been making Here’s the link to the monster playlist, because I don’t have the time to write a post about everything.

Next a few Finnish indie classics from the early years.

Starting with Sister Flo’s masterwork Tragician’s Hat from 2004. Maybe all of my early Finnish favorites haven’t aged perfectly, but this one still feels fresh every time I put it on. Such a special record.

Sister Flo at Facebook

Next trip down the memory lane to the shores of the Tourujoki river. The Rollstons were super important because a) I loved the music b) they become dear friends back when I still lived in Jyväskylä. Here’s one classic from the album Our Grain Could Fill Your Stadium.

The Rollstons at Facebook

And then there’s of course Bridget. They only released a couple of demos and a seven inch single, but nevertheless they are still one of my all-time favorite bands and one of the major reasons that this blog even exists. A lot of this stuff has probably vanished from the interwebs, but Come On In is still available due to being released on an international pop compilation.

Wrapping this nostalgic blast with the classic Big White Monkees song Stockholm. I have very fond memories of the crowd shouting Stockholm and Saku (or whatever was his Monkey name) coming back to stage to sing this as an encore. I’m stealing farkkujanne’s youtube video, because that’s probably the only place where this classic is still available.

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