Heights for October

Songs providing color for any gray days.


1. Foo Fighters ... in your honor

2. Leon Bridges ... shine

3. the band perry ... if i die young

          "... make me a rainbow,
           I'll shine down on my mother.
           She'll know I'm safe with you,
           When she stands under my colors..."
 

4. Bruce Springsteen ... brothers under the bridge

5. Counting Crows ... murder of one (1994/live at Elysee Montmartre, Paris)

6. the Beatles ... get back

7. the Black Crowes ... descending

8. the Police ... wrapped around your finger 

9. Candlebox ... change  

10. Pearl Jam ... evenflow 

11. Under the Flood ... the witness 

Heights for May

Songs providing color for any gray days.


1. Dave Mathews Band ... #41

          "I will go in this way,
           and find my own way out..."
 

2. Leon Bridges ... coming home

3. Amber Run ... 5 am

4. the Roots ... stay cool

5. Ray Charles ... what'd I say

6. Usher ... u don't have to call

7. Jimi Hendrix ... if 6 was 9

8. the band perry ... if i die young

9. Tom Petty ... refugee

10. Washed Out ... feel it all around (remix feat. Lushlife)

11. Tracy Chapman ... heaven's here on earth

Heights for April

Songs providing color for any gray days.


1. Fuel ... sunburn

2. Camp Lo ... coolie high

3. the Drifters ... stand by me

          "When the night has come,
           And the land is dark,
           And the moon is the only light we'll see.
           No I won't be afraid,
           Oh, I-------- won't be afraid.
           Just as long as you stand, stand by me..."
 

4. Three Days Grace ... never too late

5. The National ... morning dew

6. TLC ... creep

7. Boyz 2 Men ... water runs dry

8. Luke Bryan ... drunk on you

9. Cole Swindell ... chillin it

10. Brantley Gilbert ... picture on the dashboard

11. Duane Eddy ... rebel rouser

Heights for February

Songs providing color for any gray days.


1. Foo Fighters ... best of you

2. AC/DC ... if you want blood

3. yeah yeah yeahs ... phenomena

4. Jimi Hendrix ... hey joe

5. James Brown ... papa's got a brand new bag

6. the Rolling Stones ... loving cup

7. Buckingham Nicks ... frozen love

8. 12 Stones ... anthem

9. Peter Gabriel ... in your eyes

          "And all my instincts, they return,
           And the grand facade, so soon will burn,
           Without a noise, without my pride
           I reach out from the inside..."
  

10. Counting Crows ... up all night

11. Aerosmith ... dream on

Heights for November

Songs providing color for any gray days.


1. Pink Floyd ... wish you were here

          "We're just two lost souls,
           swimming in a fish bowl,
           year after year"
  
 

2. Matchbox 20 ... push

3. Explosions in the Sky ... from west texas

4. the Beatles ... daytripper

5. Franki Valli ... you're just too good to be true

6. Junip ... after all is said and done

7. David Gray ... freedom

8. the Black Crowes ... remedy

9. Third Eye Blind ... the background

10. Incubus ... dig

11. mazzy star ... fade into you 

Heights for May

Songs providing color for any gray days.


1. Lynard Skynard ... simple man

          "Mama told me when I was young,
           'Come sit beside me, my only son.
           And listen closely to what I say,
           And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day.'"
 

2. Crosby, Stills, & Nash ... southern cross

3. Aerosmith ... sweet emotion

4. the Parlor Mob ... can't keep no good boy down

5. Band of Skulls ... bruises

6. the Beatles ... twist & shout

7. Butterfly Explosion ... closer

8. Candlebox ... cover me

9. the Rapture ... it takes time to be a man

10. Matchbox 20 ... 3 am (live piano)

11. Ray LaMontagne ... how come

Heights for April

Songs providing color for any gray days.


1. the Bouncing Souls ... true believers

          "I've got a few friends
           I'll love 'til I die...
           ...
           True believers all the way,
           You and I..."
 

2. Bleachers ... rollercoaster 

3. Gary Clark Jr. ... grinder

4. Chris Stapleton ... when the stars come out

5. Mimicking Birds ... memorabilia

6. the Morning Code ... silver

7. Lifehouse ... from where you are (live)

8. Japandroids ... wet hair

9. the Greenhorns ... show me love

10. AC/DC ... if you want blood

11. Alter Bridge ... brand new start

Heights for March

Songs providing color for any gray days...


1. Elvis Presley ... burning love

          "Lord almighty,
           I feel my temperature rising."
 

2. Junip ... after all is said and done

3. nothing but thieves ... honey whiskey

4. Fuel ... hideaway

5. Toad the Wet Sprocket ... something's always wrong

6. rhye ... open

7. AZ ... rather unique

8. Remedy Drive ... resuscitate me

9. Maxwell ... now

10. Lee Fields & the Expressions ... you're the kind of girl

11. A Tribe Called Quest ... find my way

Heights for February

Songs providing color for any gray days.


 

1. Led Zeppelin ... hots for nowhere

2. You Me at Six ... room to breathe

3. Goo Goo Dolls ... name

          "And scars are souvenirs
           you never lose,
           The past is never far.

           Did you lose yourself
           somewhere out there?
           Did you get to be a star?"
 

4. Crosby, Stills, & Nash ... dear mr. fantasy

5. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit ... the blue (live)

6. caia ... remembrance

7. Candlebox ... far behind

8. Collective Soul ... the world i know

9. Counting Crows ... sullivan street

10. Aaliyah ... one in a million

11. Silverchair ... tomorrow

Heights for January

Songs providing color for any gray days.


1. Leon Bridges ... better man

2. Ray LaMontagne ... jolene

          "A picture of you,
           holding a picture of me,
           in the pocket of my blue jeans."
 

3. Bears Den ... don't let the sun steal you away

4. Foo Fighters ... on the mend

5. King Floyd ... hard to handle

6. U2 ... in a little while

7. Silverchair ... findaway 

8. 30 Seconds to Mars ... from yesterday

9. James Brown ... papa don't take no mess

10. Ryan Adams ... gimme something good (live @ Carnegie Hall)

11. chicane ... no ordinary morning

Heroes Come In All Shapes and Sizes


I was about 13 yrs old the first time I saw David Bowie on a Saturday Night Live rerun.

And the sight freaked me out. 

I thought I knew some basic things, but here I couldn’t tell if it was a man, or a woman, or a robot? I couldn’t comprehend what I was seeing. 

But I recognized the song he played. The popular sound and the obscure sight of him totally clashed and my idea of who an artist could be expanded. 

It was a moment where I learned you don’t always have to look the part to play the part. 

He was a great artist before anyone could google “how to be a great artist” and follow a few artsy life hacks.

Obviously knowing his own condition, Bowie released his last album a week ago. It had to be a last gift to his fans.

 

- Joe Blake

Heights for December

Songs providing color for any gray days.


1. Indigenous ... come on home

          "So come on home,
           you're all I know.

           You're in my soul,
           I've never let go."
 

2. J. Holiday ... fall

3. chromatics ... at your door

4. Zac Brown Band ... colder weather

5. Matchbox 20 ... bright lights

6. london grammar ... strong

7. Filter ... take my picture

8. Led Zeppelin ... ten years gone

9. Prince ... kiss

10. Oasis ... champagne supernova

11. Jay-Z ... on to the next one

Heights for November

Songs providing color for any gray days.


1. the Roots ... stay cool

2. the Volcano Choir ... byegone

3. Royal Blood ... careless

4. dusty springfield ... i'll be faithful

5. Cold War Kids ... first

6. Matchbox 20 ... hang

7. Gin Blossoms ... found out about you

8. bonnie raitt... i will not be broken

9. James ... laid

10. Decyfer Down ... forever with you

          "Like shooting stars,
           how brief we are."
 

11. South ... paint the silence

Heights for October

Songs providing color for any gray days.


1. the Parlor Mob - everything you're breathing for

2. Buffalo Springfield - for what it's worth

3. Dave Matthews Band - crash into me

4. the Bluestones - more to life

5. Jeffrey Foucault ... geese fly by

6. Pearl Jam - alive

7. Counting Crows - round here

    "But the girl on the car in the parking lot
     says, "Man you should try to take a shot."
 

8. Def Leppard - hysteria

9. the Notwist - consequence

10. the National - mr. november

11. Peter Gabriel ... in your eyes