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THE M:M MUSIC TEAM (LTOR):
Crystal Ann Lea, Meg MacDonald, Rene Magallon



I wrote a few weeks ago how excited I am to be our five-year-old nephew’s after-school destination.  That I would hopefully be able to provide Dylan with the same kinds of memories that, forty years later, I still treasure from my post-school days at Gran’s house. 

I also wrote that I’m no Gran.  This pattern continues.

Together we do his homework, we play cards (he still cheats), we have treasure hunts, we swim, we play baseball. One day, he was inspired by the Curious George story we were reading and so we made boats, walked to a near-by pond and sailed them.

It’s a Christopher Robin existence for him.  After my daily four I-didn’t-read-the-fine-print hours are up, I’m an exhausted Eeyore in need of a very large drink.

I went to my mom for comfort and an explanation.  She was absolutely no help.

Me:  How the hell did Gran do this with us every single day?
Mom: (I could hear the eye-roll over the phone)  Meg, she only had you kids for less than an hour after school and you girls had each other so you pretty much entertained yourselves.
Me:  That can’t be right.  I remember we had hot cocoa, and we made up plays that were at least three acts long and played dress-up in her attic for hours.
Mom:  It wasn’t hours, it was 30 minutes and after the hot cocoa and maybe one game of cards, she’d send you and your sisters off to play. Gran didn’t go into the attic.  Half the time I’d come over early and we’d have a drink in the kitchen before you girls even knew I was there. 

My after-school childhood memories have clearly blurred over the years since I really thought I remembered Gran acting in our plays and dressing up with us.

I also remember Mom being nicer. 

One accurate memory I do have, (confirmed by my siblings) was that we never had homework in Kindergarten. 

Dylan and his classmates have homework every single night except for Fridays, (the teachers apparently are as protective of their weekend happy hours as the rest of us, and definitely need it more.…I’ve met Dylan’s class). 

The outline states it should take them no more than twenty minutes.  The outline lied.  Twice I’ve been stumped by assignments.  The first time Dylan figured it out and explained it to me (in my defense I was simultaneously doing M:M Music homework and trying to decide if drinking while in charge of a child is grounds for arrest or just a warning ticket).

The second indecipherable assignment we encountered we both gave up on after 5 minutes.  So did his parents which made me feel better.

Truth be told, I like it when he has homework.  I get to watch him figure things out, see what a sponge he is, how delighted he is when he solves a problem and I’m spared at least an hour of hide-n-seek and “Curious George Goes to The Hospital” for the 200th time. 

He eats that f#@%king puzzle piece every time, and every time Dylan just can’t believe it.  I try, but by the end of the day I’m too tired to feign concern anymore. 

Hour 1:
Well, Dylan I guess he ate the puzzle piece because he was…….. CURIOUS! (we both yell enthusiastically together while simultaneously fist bumping to my awesome sound effects). 

Hour 2:
I don’t know why Betsy (George’s hospital roommate) is sick Dylan.  She probably didn’t eat her vegetables and got rickets. 

Hour 3:
Cuz he was an idiot and let go of the fire escape, of course he broke his leg.  He got what he deserved. 

Hour 4: (after he returns from a bathroom break wanting more Curious George)
I can’t read to you anymore.  All the books are trapped under the bed with scary monsters.  

I’ve started setting money aside to help with Dylan’s future therapy bill and my present wine bill.


ARTIST TITLE LABEL ADDS
Morrissey Spent The Day In Bed BMG 10
Dispatch Painted Yellow Lines Bomber / Kobalt 8
Walk The Moon One Foot RCA 8
National Day I Die 4AD / Beggars Group 5
ZZ Ward Feat. Fantastic Negrito Cannonball Hollywood 4
Kings Of Leon Around The World RCA 4
Arcade Fire Creature Comfort Columbia 3
Son Little O Me O My Anti- 3
Bully Running Sub Pop 3
Iron & Wine Bitter Truth Sub Pop 3
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ADDS
Morrissey Spent The Day In Bed BMG 8
Kings Of Leon Around The World RCA 6
Son Little O Me O My Anti- 6
Dispatch Painted Yellow Lines Bomber / Kobalt 5
Oil Boom Earful Dreamy Life 5
Beck Up All Night Fonograf Records / Capitol 4
Hiss Golden Messenger Domino (Time Will Tell) Merge 4
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit If We Were Vampires Southeastern / Thirty Tigers 4
Walk The Moon One Foot RCA 4
Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Red Stops Traffic Bridge Road 4
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ± PLAYS
Beck Up All Night Fonograf Records / Capitol 100
ZZ Ward Feat. Fantastic Negrito Cannonball Hollywood 83
Kings Of Leon Around The World RCA 78
U2 You're The Best Thing About Me Interscope / UMe 68
National Day I Die 4AD / Beggars Group 57
St. Vincent Los Ageless Loma Vista / Concord 48
George Ezra Don't Matter Now Columbia 48
Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black Anti- 47
Margo Price A Little Pain Third Man 47
Morrissey Spent The Day In Bed BMG 45
ARTIST TITLE LABEL ± PLAYS
U2 You're The Best Thing About Me Interscope / UMe 108
Beck Up All Night Fonograf Records / Capitol 92
Kings Of Leon Around The World RCA 72
National Day I Die 4AD / Beggars Group 54
Son Little O Me O My Anti- 52
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit If We Were Vampires Southeastern / Thirty Tigers 42
Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black Anti- 41
JD McPherson Lucky Penny New West 40
Dan Auerbach Stand By My Girl Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 38
Cold War Kids Feat. Bishop Briggs So Tied Up Capitol 37

ARTIST PROGRAM DATE
Grizzly Bear Jimmy Kimmel Live! 09.25.17
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Last Call With Carson Daly 09.25.17
Bleachers The Ellen Degeneres Show 09.26.17
J Roddy Walston and The Business Conan 09.27.17
The xx Jimmy Kimmel Live! 09.28.17
 

“I love all of you out there that made my dreams come true.” 

– Charles Bradley (1948 – 2017) 


Elliot Root

Elliot Root

"When we started playing Elliot Root on the radio, people started showing up at their shows. These guys have the songs." – Dan Buckley, PD WRLT

"Echoing the piano driven pop of Coldplay and the moodiness of Travis, Elliot Root‘s music is built for stadiums and headphones.” – PopMatters

“..a promising group with songs that almost everyone can relate to." – Baeble Music

Gordi

Gordi

“Her striking contralto tenor pushes up against mournful, yet triumphant horns and drums, resulting in a measured peacefulness found throughout her debut, Reservoir.” – Paste

“[Reservoir is] a place where Payten is able to float in the emotions, thoughts, and relationships that swim in her mind, and express them through well-crafted compositions” – Pop Matters

“incomparable, near-elemental ability to summon sounds from the ether and whip them into heartrending works of beauty.” – Stereogum

Walk the Moon

Walk the Moon

“The bouncy track that mixes a disco-like groove with a tribal chant chorus custom-made for shouting along to at shows is the perfect distillation of the band's signature foot-stomping sound.” – Billboard

“a buoyant pop tune with spangly guitars, galactic keyboards and a hook-laden chorus”
antiMUSIC

“an upbeat rock singalong” – TIME

Alice Merton

Alice Merton

“rollicking, chest-thumping track” – Billboard

“an upbeat pop rock crossover highlighting something she’s taken everywhere: her voice.”
The Line of Best Fit

“The track opens with an ultra-cool, deep baseline and then Merton’s luxurious and crystal clear vocal bursts onto the scene.”  – Fortitude Magazine 



for the week ending

09.25.2017

LW TW ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
1 1* Vance Joy Lay It On Me Atlantic 27 0 648 4
4 2* U2 You're The Best Thing About Me Interscope / UMe 35 1 611 68
2 3 Killers The Man Island / Republic 30 0 572 -53
8 4* Beck Up All Night Fonograf Records / Capitol 32 1 561 100
5 5* Jack Johnson My Mind Is For Sale Jack Johnson / Republic 31 0 542 15
7 6* George Ezra Don't Matter Now Columbia 27 0 539 48
3 7 Arcade Fire Everything Now Columbia 34 0 508 -93
6 8 Portugal. The Man Feel It Still Atlantic 33 0 484 -26
9 9* Moon Taxi Two High 12th South 27 1 474 31
11 10* Manchester Orchestra The Gold Loma Vista / Concord 32 1 449 22
14 11* Anderson East All On My Mind Low Country Sound / Elektra / Atlantic 30 1 403 41
12 12 War On Drugs Holding On Atlantic 31 0 379 -38
15 13* Cage The Elephant Whole Wide World (Unpeeled) DSP / RCA 26 0 361 13
16 14* Dan Auerbach Stand By My Girl Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 25 0 346 14
18 15* X Ambassadors Ahead Of Myself KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 20 0 342 27
19 16* Cold War Kids Feat. Bishop Briggs So Tied Up Capitol 25 2 333 24
20 17* BORNS Faded Heart Rezidual / Interscope 25 1 327 25
17 18* JD McPherson Lucky Penny New West 27 1 327 1
13 19 Head And The Heart City Of Angels Warner Bros. 21 0 314 -64
22 20* Deer Tick Jumpstarting Partisan 23 0 285 -1
10 21 Spoon Can I Sit Next To You Matador 31 0 285 -149
23 22 Grizzly Bear Mourning Sound RCA 24 1 273 -6
25 23* Amy Shark Adore Wonderlick / RCA 22 0 261 15
26 24* Imagine Dragons Thunder KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 10 0 260 24
21 25 Mondo Cozmo Automatic Republic 20 0 257 -42
N&A D26* Robert Plant Bones Of Saints Trolcharm / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 23 1 238 37
N&A D27* National Day I Die 4AD / Beggars Group 25 5 233 57
24 28 National The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness 4AD / Beggars Group 29 0 232 -16
29 29* Billy Raffoul Driver Interscope 16 0 229 5
27 30 Queens Of The Stone Age The Way You Used To Do Matador / Beggars Group 20 0 229 -5

for the week ending

09.25.2017

ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
Phillip Phillips Miles 19 / Interscope 14 0 202 7
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Find Yourself Fantasy / Concord 15 0 164 13
Barns Courtney Golden Dandelions Capitol 14 0 161 14
St. Vincent Los Ageless Loma Vista / Concord 14 0 157 48
Alice Merton No Roots Paper Plane / Mom + Pop 13 1 156 28
Josh Ritter Showboat Pytheas / Thirty Tigers 13 0 152 24
Lo Moon This Is It Columbia 18 2 146 16
Sam Smith Too Good At Goodbyes Capitol 8 1 136 32
ZZ Ward Feat. Fantastic Negrito Cannonball Hollywood 13 4 117 83
Alvvays In Undertow Polyvinyl 16 0 107 6

for the week ending

09.25.2017

LW TW ARTIST TITLE LABEL ON ADDS PLAYS ± PLAYS
1 1* Jack Johnson My Mind Is For Sale Jack Johnson / Republic 35 0 622 21
2 2* Vance Joy Lay It On Me Atlantic 28 0 490 19
13 3* U2 You're The Best Thing About Me Interscope / UMe 30 1 460 108
3 4 Killers The Man Island / Republic 23 0 427 -23
5 5 George Ezra Don't Matter Now Columbia 24 0 421 -22
9 6* JD McPherson Lucky Penny New West 32 0 414 40
8 7* Dan Auerbach Stand By My Girl Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 28 0 413 38
4 8 Arcade Fire Everything Now Columbia 25 0 408 -36
6 9 Spoon Can I Sit Next To You Matador 24 0 402 -39
10 10* Moon Taxi Two High 12th South 23 1 397 23
7 11 War On Drugs Holding On Atlantic 27 0 396 -27
12 12* Cold War Kids Feat. Bishop Briggs So Tied Up Capitol 25 1 391 37
23 13* Beck Up All Night Fonograf Records / Capitol 30 4 373 92
15 14* Manchester Orchestra The Gold Loma Vista / Concord 22 1 358 21
21 15* Anderson East All On My Mind Low Country Sound / Elektra / Atlantic 26 1 347 36
14 16 Cage The Elephant Whole Wide World (Unpeeled) DSP / RCA 22 0 347 -3
18 17 Beck Dear Life Fonograf Records / Capitol 25 0 307 -13
16 18 Grizzly Bear Mourning Sound RCA 23 1 304 -18
25 19* Robert Plant Bones Of Saints Trolcharm / Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 26 3 295 33
22 20 Lone Bellow Time's Always Leaving Descendant / Masterworks / Sony Masterworks 24 0 279 -16
17 21 Amy Shark Adore Wonderlick / RCA 19 0 278 -44
19 22 Mondo Cozmo Automatic Republic 21 0 277 -39
20 23 Head And The Heart City Of Angels Warner Bros. 18 0 261 -54
24 24 Barns Courtney Golden Dandelions Capitol 19 0 253 -23
  D25* Van William Feat. First Aid Kit Revolution Fantasy / Concord 24 3 245 27
28 26* X Ambassadors Ahead Of Myself KIDinaKORNER / Interscope 16 0 245 5
27 27* Gregg Allman My Only True Friend Rounder / Concord 24 1 244 3
  28* Josh Ritter Showboat Pytheas / Thirty Tigers 22 1 228 18
26 29 Big Head Todd & The Monsters Damaged One Big 18 0 227 -29
  30* Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Find Yourself Fantasy / Concord 21 0 213 1

Meg MacDonald
Meg@M-MMusic.com
Rene Magallon
Rene@M-MMusic.com
Main Office # 323.939.8206
www.M-MMusic.com
Crystal Ann Lea
CrystalAnn@M-MMusic.com
Alex Whiley
Alex@M-MMusic.com







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