Monday, September 17, 2018

Song of the Day: "Nothing's Ever Wrong"

I have long had a bit of a crush on Jay Mohr, probably  when I caught his arms when he was on SNL as a rocker in a sleeveless flannel shirt during one of the cold opens. So it was something of a pleasant surprise to learn that Mohr goes the full Monty in the video for Logan Lynn's "Nothing's Ever Wrong."

Best comment on what might would surely be called  a "courageous" appearance: now I know what it's like to have sex with Mr. Incredible.

I'd totally hit that.

And I know he'd totally hit this back, because what straight man wouldn't have sex with a dumpy middle-aged dude who gets winded easily? Damn right.

Song: "Nothing's Ever Wrong"
Artist: Logan Lynn

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Song of the Day: "Here I Am"

I have no idea what's up with this new duet. Presumably it's from a soundtrack and it has the hallmarks of one of those songs that gets the 4th or 5th Oscar nomination slots; the songs that no one will remember (see also: that song from Beethoven, that song from Yes, Giorgio, others). The songs that make you think "oh, hey, it's the chick from Scandal, she's an Oscar nominee now" or "Melissa Manchester, there's a name that takes me back" or "I am too young to know who Kim Carnes is."

If you know more about the soundtrack, tell me about it in the comments.

Song: "Here I Am"
Artist: Dolly Parton/Sia

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Song of the Day: "God is a Woman"

Man of God gropes singer of "God is a Woman"
Ariana Grande has an excess of talent and charm. This is good, as it will potentially mitigate a lack of self-awareness, or even the basic common sense not to wear hot pants to a funeral.

Don't wear hot pants to a funeral, unless the deceased has made it known that hot pants are acceptable.

With one simple exception: if the deceased was a colossal asshole then wear whatever the fuck you want.

Regardless of what Grande wore to the funeral, she did not give anyone permission to grope the fuck out of her.

And girl, get you a gay BFF over 40 to help you dress for the next funeral. Unless it's Trump's, then wear whatever the fuck you want. I know what I'm wearing...

Song: "God is a Woman"
Artist: Ariana Grande

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Song of the Day: "Come Back Barack"

The 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Music & Lyrics was awarded this past weekend during the 2 night "schmemmy" presentation; the award was one of 7 for Saturday Night Live in its 43rd season.

One of 7 so far (the show has 3 of the 8 contenders for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and 2 of the 7 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series). Kenan Thompson is among the 7 men, his first nomination for acting, and he's among the 4 winners for "Come Back Barack," the very 90s R&B homage lamenting the loss of literacy from the oval office.

To learn more about the award winning song, read a book.

Song: "Come Back Barack"
Artist: Chance the Rapper/Kenan Thompson/Will Stephen/Eli Brueggemann

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Song of the Day: "Feels Like Summer"

The boys of summer
As summer starts to fade: the position of the sun in the sky is noticeably different these days, it's already dark at 8:30 p.m., the days are still sunny but the high temperatures are waning. In about a week Portland's 2 months of sunny, crisp autumn weather will begin (it's the best!).

All of that feeling is captured beautifully in the video for this song, the third fucking awesome single from Childish Gambino this year. 

Song: "Feels Like Summer"
Artist: Childish Gambino

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Song of the Day: "Kids"

This track came on Passport Approved and I disregarded the state's "distracted driving" law so I could Shazam it. I was pleased that Shazam found a result super quickly, since that means I can share it with y'all (there's no one reading this).

Song: "Kids"
Artist: Leoniden