Thursday, June 21, 2018

Song of the Day: "Apeshit"

WTF with all the Lambo references in rap? I don't get it. $200,000 for just one vehicle? I'd rather get 5 $30,000 vehicles, and keep the change (in case you're planning a present for me).

Kudos to The Carters for pulling this off, by the way (I'm sure my validation is what they were after).

Song: "Apeshit"
Artist: The Carters

Friday, June 15, 2018

Song of the Day: "I Wonder If I Take You Home"

Meshell Ndegeocello (nee Michelle Johnson) has an interesting body of work: in many ways it defies easy characterization; in other ways it's good, not great. Her biggest hit was a great cover with John Mellencamp (wisely they picked no one's favorite Van Morrison song and came up with a great version together).

Her new album Ventriloquism is a set of R&B/soul covers from the 80s and 90s. The list is interesting, the end result less so.

I suppose I should give her an A for effort, but "Don't Disturb This Groove" should have made for an easy cover.

Song: "I Wonder If I Take You Home"
Artist: Meshell Ndegeocello

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Song of the Day: "Hell or High Water"

Passenger makes lovely music even if I get overly confusing when I write about it. You've been warned.

Song: "Hell or High Water"
Artist: Passenger

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Song of the Day: "Not Quite"

Some dude who used to be in a band (maybe 30 Seconds to the Disco) tweeted this song and even though I don't know or care about him, I dig this.

Song: "Not Quite"
Artist: Kane Strang

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Song of the Day: "You Don't Walk Away From Love"

Of course you don't walk away from love, it would totally catch up with you. You've got to jump in a speeding getaway vehicle. And have a second car ready at a pre-arranged car change spot. Along with some disguises.


Song: "You Don't Walk Away From Love"
Artist: Peace

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