Friday, May 27, 2016

Song of the Day: "In Common"

Clark told me to check out the new Alicia Keys song and who am I to argue with him?



Song: "In Common"
Artist: Alicia Keys

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Song of the Day: "Oblivius"

The Strokes got awfully close to a Name Remains the Same pairing with Aztec Camera, but, luckily for all, conflict avoided.



Song: "Oblivius"
Artist: The Strokes

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Song of the Day: "Elevate or Operate"

"If you're going crazy, take a break" said Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding (that's the answer to the question "who the fuck is Esperanza Spalding?" but we would also accept "who's asking?" as an answer). I might give that a try. (Seriously, fuck: unemployed; a house I can't seem to sell; verging on financial collapse; losing Clark; the fucking Pathfinder is getting totaled; spent 90 minutes on the phone with Obamacare and I can't get insurance through the marketplace [but I can if I marry some stranger] AND I am subject to fines because I don't have insurance and let me tell you, I am going to need some fucking medical insurance this year, possibly later today. I can't seem to catch a break and I'm sure that just typing these words means one of the dogs is about to get struck by lightning or I will find a cobra infestation at the house.)

Meanwhile Esperanza Spalding pulls a Sasha Fierce with Emily's D+Evolution.



Song: "Elevate or Operate"
Artist: Esperanza Spalding

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Song of the Day: "When It's Love"

I respect Vince Gill more than I listen to his music. He's a real musician and not part of some fad (outlaw country, woo!) or a prisoner of his hairdo (h/t Christine Lavin). Everything I've heard I've liked, even from way back in the day. But that hasn't motivated me to listen to anything in earnest. Not even to this album.

But that won't keep me from making a SotD out of this track, dammit.



Song: "When It's Love"
Artist: Vince Gill

Monday, May 23, 2016

Song of the Day: "Morning Dew"

There's a new Grateful Dead tribute album out with a mere 59 songs (it's not even 6 hours long, quitters). Day of the Dead benefits the Red Hot Organization which, when combined with all the Sinead and Arsenio action, makes today a totally 90s day.

The album was curated by two of the dudes from The National, but neither of them is the singer (not that there's anything wrong with that).



Song: "Morning Dew"
Artist: The National

Quote of the Day, Erratic Behavior Edition

"I’m more amused than I’ve ever dreamed a person could be and look forward very much to how hilarious it will be watching him trying to prove me wrong. I’m also very happy to notice that the DEA have taken me seriously enough to be thoroughly questioning all of Prince’s friends and aides from the last thirty years as to his KNOWN history of hard drug use and where he obtained his drugs. I do not like drugs killing musicians. And I do not like Arsenio Hall. He can suck my dick. That is if he isn’t too busy sucking someone else’s dick. : )"--Sinead O'Connor via Showbiz 411

Sinead O'Connor is a talented musician.

Also, and possibly unrelated, Sinead O'Connor has issues; maybe volumes.

Lots of people have issues. Most of us keep them to ourselves (or try to). Sinead isn't one of those people. I wanted to get a quick recap of Sinead's history of erratic behavior and a post at the Daily Beast had a great observation:
"O’Connor’s personal troubles have been a factor in the press around her for decades now, and though her posts this week have been through Facebook, O’Connor had been using the mainstream press as a social media outlet long before social media was spawning trillion-dollar app industries."--Sinead O'Connor: A Life Misunderstood
Tearing up a photo of the Pope is the best known of her erratic behaviors, but it's her declarations that she was/is bipolar, NOT bi-polar, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, a lesbian, NOT a lesbian, getting married, married, no longer married separated, neither straight NOR a lesbian,  abandoned by her family after a hysterectomy, betrayed by her family, abused by her mother, and suicidal. But it's only Monday, things could change.

Recently Sinead very publicly accused Arsenio Hall of supplying Prince with the drugs he took in his overdose. Savor this for a minute: Sinead O'Connor and Arsenio Hall. The 90s rule!!!!!!

Arsenio is now suing Sinead for $5 million for defamation. I assume it's defamation of character but none of the news reports say anything more than defamation and, considering it's Hall, maybe character isn't actually germane.

Is Sinead still married to the dude she married in 2011? Did I mention he's a therapist she meant online? Did I mention that he's from Las Vegas? (Disclaimer: Not everyone in Las Vegas lives a sketchy existence... probably. I mean, it's statistically unlikely to be 100%.) While they were only together for 17 days it doesn't seem that they divorced and they renewed those vows years later, as one does. Of course, that article was from 2014 so they could have split up and gotten back together a few times since then.

But this post isn't about that. It's not even about the fact that Arsenio doesn't have to prove his innocence because in America we won't have to do that. An accuser has to prove someone's guilt. It seems like it's in the hands of the DEA (motto: "Winning the war on drugs since, um, any minute now") and the sheriff's department of the county where Paisley Park is located (it's not Hennepin county as you probably assumed, like some kind of assuming idiot).

No, this post is a reminder that homophobic innuendo is a microaggression. And that sucking dick is a very noble act. So Arsenio, suck some dick if you want to, but only if you want to. And Sinead, it's not a good idea to invite someone you don't like to suck your dick because you're just inviting trouble (see also: The World According to Garp).

As a wise man once said, "Suck dick, save the world."

And if you don't know, blowjobs are like flowers for men.