Saturday, January 14, 2017

Song of the Day: "Sleeping With The One I Love"

Fantasia received a Grammy nomination (Best Traditional R&B Performance) for this track--written by R Kelly--from her The Definition Of... album.



Song: "Sleeping With The One I Love"
Artist: Fantastia

Friday, January 13, 2017

Song of the Day: "We A Family"

Eventually I need to spend more quality time with The Flaming Lips catalog. And probably the Miley Cyrus catalog.



Song: "We A Family"
Artist: The Flaming Lips/Miley Cyrus

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Song of the Day: "Take Me Down"

I'm listening through some of the songs eligible for consideration in the Best Original Song category for this year's Oscars, and this track from Deepwater Horizon doesn't suck.



Song: "Take Me Down"
Artist: Gary Clark Jr.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Snow Day, Take 6

Portland's had some flukey winter weather this year, wreaking havoc with the public schools: 2 days closed the week before the last week of class before winter break; 2 days closed the last week of class before winter break; 2 days closed since New Years Day (so far). Last night's snow was a bit of a surprise (at least to me, since I've been in a NyQuil-induced coma, trying to deal with an ear infection, so I haven't been current on the news and weather) and it's quite lovely out there. Luckily I have power and no need to go anywhere.




And no snow day would be complete without Matt Pond PA's "Snow Day."

Song of the Day: "Love Me Like That"

Carly Rae Jepsen's collaboration with The Knocks makes it clear to me she's not about to sit out my year-end singles list.



Song: "Love Me Like That"
Artist: The Locks/Carly Rae Jepsen

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Song of the Day: "Broccoli"

How is this Grammy-nominated track, a celebration of America's favorite cruciferous vegetables, not a bigger hit?!
"I'm beyond all that fuck shit"
Is this the song we all need to start anew for 2017?
"Said I'm beyond all that fuck shit"
I think we all know the answer to that question.



Song: "Broccoli"
Artist: D.R.A.M./Lil' Yachty

Monday, January 9, 2017

Song of the Day: "(Joe Gets Kicked Out of School For Using) Drugs With Friends (But Says This Isn't a Problem)"

Car Seat Headrest's Teens of Denial (the follow-up to Teens of Style) received a slew of praise from the critics. Metacritic puts it among the 20 best-reviewed albums of 2016 (among albums with 7 or more reviews by professional music critics).

I'll let you know if I can get past the Jonathon Richman influence.



Song: "(Joe Gets Kicked Out of School For Using) Drugs With Friends (But Says This Isn't a Problem)"
Artist: Car Seat Headrest

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Song of the Day: "Postdoc Blues"

John K. Sampson earned the #1 spot on my top 50 singles of 2012 with "When I Write My Master's Thesis." "Postdoc Blues" is clearly a follow-up.

Clearly.




Song: "Postdoc Blues"
Artist: John K. Sampson