5 Song Set is an eclectic music podcast that plays everything from ragtime to punk. Each episode is five songs long and includes information about the songs and the bands that perform them, as well as other interesting information that varies from show to show.
On November 21, 2015, Episode 105 of the podcast was released. There are all different kinds of songs. Some are cute and bouncy. Some are dark and moody. I think that some of the most touching songs are songs that reveal some weakness, tell a story, or say something personal. These songs say something honest, and gritty honesty has more value to me, I think, than all the airbrushed glamour of Hollywood. In this episode, I have five songs for you that I think say something honest. The songs are:
"Back Off" by The Bionic Rats
"Radio Silence" by Gregory Michael Davis
"Tampa" by The Hicks Canyon Band
"Vengeance On My Mind" by Felix Hagan and the Family
"Sugihara" by David Rovics
Many thanks to all the musicians in this podcast for giving me permission to use their songs. More information about the artists and songs can be found in the show notes for the episode. More information is also available at the podcast website, 5songset.net.