New Music Playlist October 2020

November 2, 2020
Ultra Black (feat. Hit-Boy)
Great steady Black pride hiphop.
Random youtube recommendation.
Play That Country Tuba, Cowboy
The Vandals
Cornball novelty.
Who knows.

Grace Kelly
Strong Freddy Mercury energy. (Called out in the song, actually.)
Some random tumblr post "do kids these days know about grace kelly by mika"
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
The (Spike Jonze) video is kind of haunting juxtaposition with a middle class American suburb turning into a war zone.
The reprise of this REALLY hit me one morning on the Jersey Shore.
On the Dummy Line
Wayne Erbsen
Old-time novelty song.
Almost as good as my family's version!
Blue Song
Mint Royale
Rocking club-y song with a inspiring video.
(A Cracked article mentioned this video was kind of a test run for the famous opening scene from "Baby Driver")
Funny Song
Playful Royal Free backing track music... like the nice beat and array of instruments - from banjo to kid's chimes.
Background to a video ad.

Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan
Rollicking Bob Dylan.
Ken Jennings' book on humor pointed to this as a rare example of humor in non-novelty music.

What Makes A Good Man? (Radio Edit)
The Heavy
First 5 star for me in a bit. Just has the percussion on soul choir effect and general great feel.
At work we put together a joint Spotify "music to put on to get heads down at work" playlist.
Can't Put It In The Hands Of Fate (feat. Rapsody, Cordae, Chika & Busta Rhymes)
Stevie Wonder
Protest song w/ great hiphop guests in on it. I think the beat is DC-area Go Go?
Some news article mentioned Stevie Wonder was coming out of retirement, this was one of the 2 songs he was releasing.

Intergalactic But It's Ghostbusters
Beastie Boys / Ray Parker Jr. / William Maranci
Brilliant mashup of two great songs! At around 3:15 it shifts gears tho, REALLY focusing on the one time the Beastie Boys make a pun on "Uranus"- I tell iTunes to cut it off at that point...
Posted to the School of Honk group ("Ghostbusters" is one of SoH's staples.)
Can't Get You off My Mind
Sister Sparrow
Soul/R+B feel.
From the shared work spotify playlist.

Hello Hello Hello
Remi Wolf
Nice Tik-Tok era melange.
Soundtrack to some snapchat post or ad Melissa was looking at.
Hello Good Morning (Remix) [feat. Nicki Minaj & Rick Ross]
Diddy - Dirty Money
I really do like Nicki Minaj's flow - other rappers on it are good too.
Found while trying to find "Hello Hello Hello" on iTunes music.

Moliendo Café
Fanfare Ciocărlia
Added this at the end of the month, so the 4 star is a little conditional... still catchy as hell Balkan brass music.
This group saw a lot of play in the Borat films, and I hear about them in HONK adjacent stuff.

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
euro club cover of the 1991 hit...
Ending credits to the new Borat movie.

Oh good. Just like every month that starts on a Sunday we get a nice Friday the 13th this month.

I like what some folks added to my more or less vanilla Chameleon bassline:

(I just wish people would tell me when my bell cover is crooked)