Thursday, May 24, 2018

Song of the Day: "Allocate"

Wharton Rob gets credit for introducing me to Damien Jurado back in the day (possibly 1994 oh shit, I was already in Portland when Water Ave. S came out in 1997). I'm still giving Rob credit even if the time line is dubious.

Which brings us to The Horizon Just Laughed, his 17th album in 21 years. That's a lot. Anyone can be forgiven for not knowing all 17 really well.



Song: "Allocate"
Artist: Damien Jurado

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Song of the Day: "Diane"

Holy shit this is a great song. How did this not make more year-end lists for 2017 (it was released in October last year, but it is going on my singles list for 2018, pretty much can guarantee that).

Cam's Wikipedia entry says she's written music for Miley Cyrus, and can I request the two of them do an album together? They would sing the shit out of some Dixie Chicks/Fleetwood Mac/Indigo Girls/Simon & Garfunkel covers.



Song: "Diane"
Artist: Cam

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Seamen Jokes Never Get Old

 

Did you ever have one of those days where you have to strip down to some gym shorts in order to climb your friends and coworkers to reach the top of an obelisk that's been covered in lard?
Me neither.

And yet many seamen do.

It's the Herndon Climb and you already know about it don't you?



One of these days I'm going to have to see it in person.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Song of the Day: "All the Stars"

Kendrick Lamar curated the soundtrack to Black Panther, and it stands as one more aspect of the project's success (critical praise? check; massive box office? check; a part of the zeitgeist? check; hit soundtrack? check). 

It's really kinda weird they didn't make the movie sooner. Like much, much sooner.

Also Kendrick Lamar isn't doing too badly for himself. Sure, his last 2 albums received the highest Metacritic scores for their respective years (2015's To Pimp a Butterfly with a Metacritic score of 96  and 2017's DAMN with a 95) but lost the Grammy for Album of the Year to Adele (Metacritic score of 75) and Bruno Mars (Metacritic score of 70), respectively. But he's at least won one Grammy (take that, Liza), and the Pulitzer Prize has him looking toward PEGOT. Of course he needs to win EOT...



Song: "All the Stars"
Artist: Kendrick Lamar/Sza

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Song of the Day: "Lottery"

There's a mildly amusing story that describes how I cam to hear this song, but I'm not going to share it here because why should I start being amusing now?

Exactly.



Song: "Lottery"
Artist: Jade Bird

Found Wisdom


Friday, May 11, 2018

Song of the Day: "The Enlightenment"

It's fitting that this post, from Mastersystem, a side project of Scott Hutchison and his brother (both from Frightened Rabbit), along with dudes from Editors and Minor Victories, pushes down my obituary for Scott who ended his life this week. As angst-ridden and foreboding as his songs were with respect to his life, it's the fucking music that I connected with and loved. Love.

And even this rollicking big 90s angst fiesta is fucking awesome.

Vive Scott's music.



Song: "The Enlightenment"
Artist: Mastersystem