Music I added to my ever-increasing playlist last month - as usual, 4-star stuff in red, listed in decreasing "you need to hear this" order.
April 2, 2019
- Fair Game (Sia) Melancholy
- How Can I Love You If You Won't Lie Down (Silver Jews) My therapist mentioned the title as a sufi proverb. I also love the line "time is a game that only children play well".
- Bountiful (Tobe Nwigwe) This came up as a youtube ad - great flow and big percussion.
- A Better Son/Daughter (Rilo Kiley) I love the lilting nature of the tune, and playing it soft and then big.
- Voicemail for Jill (Amanda Palmer) Oof.
- Skinny Love (Bon Iver) "For emma, forver ago" must be the greatest emo-ish album title ever.
- Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time (feat. Little Big Town) (Thomas Rhett) Wish I remember where I heard of this, it's pretty decent.
- Sisyphus (Andrew Bird) I'm always a sucker for a Sisyphus reference - Beth recommended this as well.
- It's All Over Now (Live) (Rebirth Brass Band) Rebirth is so important to the Honk community...
- Good Enough for Now ("Weird Al" Yankovic) I remember my dad laughing and laughing at this song, the epitiome of backhanded compliment lovesongs, after he fell ill. It's a lot to think about.
- Pac-Man Fever (Eat 'em Up) 2015 (feat. Jace Hall) (Buckner & Garcia) I guess as a tie-in to Wreck-It-Ralph they remade this song, and added a guest rapper ghost which I like a LOT (especially when he's talking about "suckers get served like pork chop sammiches" while the overlay track has him going "nom nom nom nom nom nom")
- Grazing in the Grass (Hugh Masekela) Recommendation from band.
- Da Bomba (Youngblood Brass Band) Another recommendation for the band to look into.
- My Neck, My Back (Khia) Melissa is historically a bit fond of the chorus (tho minus the "lick" part, just a list of body parts.
- RING THE ALARM Pt.1 Pt.2 Pt.3 (The Black Eyed Peas) Strident
- Girls Fall Like Dominoes (Nicki Minaj) From some soundtrack or other
- Money Maker (Ludacris) Raunchy hiphop...
- Rock Me Amadeus (Falco) I don't think the USA really gets Falco, but he probably deserves better than the Bloodhound Gang treatment.
TIL we do not know the secret name of bears - not even our own word for it:
Our ancient ancestors were so worried about bears, they didn't even want to name them because they feared [the bears] might overhear and come after them. So they came up with this word -- this is up in Northern Europe -- 'bruin', meaning "the brown one" as a euphemism, and then 'bruin' segued into 'bear'. We know the euphemism, but we don't know what word it replaced, so bear is the oldest-known euphemism.