april 2020 new music playlist

May 2, 2020
Kind of a slow month, not surprisingly. My friend Arun gave me a birthday gift of a lot of music, and while I'm super selective about what I add into my collection, it's been nice skimming through and finding some real gems.

Super goofy but fun 5 star song!



Watch the World
Ben Cocks
Kind of sweet indie song.
From a "Farming Simulator" trailer video.



Ieva's Polka, Ievan Polkka
Loituma
Such charming and unintelligible (to me) a cappella!
from Arun's collection.




The Squat Song
SQUAT TEAM
Super goofy song promoting squatting... but so funky! Albeit in a very polished way.
Been on my "find an mp3 list" for a long while.



Mississippi Goddam (Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, 1964)
Nina Simone
Racism protest song. Not that there's any reason for Boston to feel smug.
Beyonce's Homecoming video introduced me to Simone in general.



Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime
Beck
Really melancholy song, especially in the context of the movie.
Recently saw a film series version of my favorite movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
Paradise
John Prine
Folksy.
Prine wasn't much on my radar before his death, heard this was a campfire song in some parts.



Chameleon
Rebirth Jazz Band
Interesting that this one doesn't have the classic bassline. Also, not the version I'm listening to, but this longer version adds the lyric "Oh Lord Oh Lord, Tell Me What Did I Do Now" which is less square than "Herbie Hancock Curiosity is Good" I came up with to try and keep my band in time.
from The Street Brass Podcast



Bad Education
Tilly And The Wall
I love shouty women singing.
from Arun's collection.
James Bond Theme (Moby's Re-version)
Moby
Nice James Bond theme cover, always love songs that play w/ the big brass.
from Arun's collection.



Let's Get Lost
Cyrille Aimée
Sweet French and Bouncy
from Arun's collection.
Rich Girl (Remastered)
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Hall + Oates were kind of under my radar. Man, I wish I had some old man's money like that.
My friend Sophie posted the Hall and Oates Emergency Hotline: 719-26-OATES
Boyz-N-The-Hood
Eazy-E
Nice old schol hiphop.
Melissa pulled up a classic hiphop Spotify playlist.
Distant Pyramids
Sight of Wonders
Kinda cornily "middle eastern"
from this infographic animation on oil production
For Her
Fiona Apple
Oof. I wanted to skim through the knew Fiona Apple album, I picked this one for the percussion, but man are the lyrics tough.
Just making the rounds as a bit of Quarantine time art.