May 2020 New Music Playlist

June 2, 2020
Afternoon Fireworks
Duke Herrington
Nice and jazzy with a little funk.
(background to this animated infographic)



Alive
Beastie Boys
Nice hip hop, not sure how I missed it. "Isn't it nice, to be Alive..."
(random youtube suggestion)



Chicken Noodle Soup
Webstar & Young B featuring AG aka The Voice of Harlem
I totally missed this in 2009 - love the woman rapper in this, and I kind of always like that air raid siren.
"Today kids will never know the adrenaline rush us 10 year olds got when we heard DJ Webstar’s Chicken Noodle Soup at the school dance" (via)



Use Your Brain
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Awesome NOLA street music.
(via Street Brass Podcast)
Rollin' Stone
Muddy Waters
Blues classic.
(Melissa was asking - why both the band and the magazine named after the same thing...)



It Ain't My Fault 2
Mystikal & Silkk the Shocker
I really like Mystikal's flow.
(this brilliant tweet that has King of the Hill's Boomhauer lip-syncing it.)



People Who Died
The Jim Carroll Band
Adore the cheerful macabre vibe of this, it's like "88 lines about 44 women" for dead people
(Melissa randomly thought of this song after the premier of “Solar Opposites” ended with an “in memoriam”)
Send Me Some Lovin'
Little Richard
The man invented Rock and Roll.
(RIP Little Richard - via Little Richard’s Music Was Dangerous, but So Is Freedom)
When Doves Cry
Prince
The lyrics of this are such a reflection of the way he was balancing masculine and feminine energies...
(realizing I only had covers of this song, after Prince's recent "live" concert stream)
Caravan
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Cover of a classic.
(via Street Brass Podcast)
You Were a Good Hand
Long Haul Paul
Kind of long, but touching tribute to a real driver.
(Over the Road podcast, where Long Haul Paul is the narrator.)



We Will Rock You
Max Raabe
Charming 1930s-radio cover.
(via)
Junko Partner
Dr. John
Aw, I miss Dr. John. Glad I got to see him live.
(Melissa got her dad a Dr John cd for his birthday, and he recommended this song to me.)



Here Comes the Hotstepper (Heartical Mix)
Ini Kamoze
Surprised this hadn't made it into my collection before. Also, didn't realize the echo chorus was "Murderer". Tempted to try and back a HONK cover of it.
Always Sunny in Philadelphia waterpark episode.


One thing I miss is the time when America had big dreams about the future. Now it seems like nobody has big hopes for the future. We all seem to think that it's going to be just like it is now, only worse.
Andy Warhol, "America"

It's sort of my philosophy--looking for the nothingness. The nothingness is taking over the planet.
The Andy Warhol Diaries

If it's dumb to think all cops are bad, then let's not think all protestors are looters.

(Also, tear gas a church to go stand in front of it waving a bible, good look.)