new music playlist january 2021

February 4, 2021
Decent, not great month for music. A lot from Spotify.
Hooked On Polkas
"Weird Al" Yankovic
One of the few polka medleys I grew up with but didn't have in my collection!
My mom bought me a book going over all of his songs...
Effortless Elegance
Keith Mansfield, Alessandro Rizzo & Elliot Ireland
Funky little background piece I think they use in one of the Saints Row games.

This Year
The Mountain Goats
"I am going to make it through this year if it kills me..."
via this tumblr post

"Weird Al" Yankovic
Weird Al Beastie Boy pastiche.
Brings me right back to summer camp when I played this tape again and again in my walkman.

That's the Way It Is
Daniel Lanois
Melancholy Cowboy song from "Red Dead Redemption 2"

Liz & Lisa
Wistful late 80s indie.
Like almost a decade or so ago Amber mentioned not being able to find this one song "Chamapagne" on an old Lisa Loeb tape from 1989, but now it's here on Youtube, and I ripped it as an mp3.
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (Acoustic Version)
Karizma Duo
Nice cover of a cheesy song.
Hunted around on iTunes for a more palatable cover that caught the grace of it, after seeing it in Saints Row or something.

The devil wap down to Georgia
Dj Cummerbund
Crazy mashup
Some of these mashups are doing interesting tricks to make the vocalist sound like they're changing the words (like it opens with the guy saying "devil wap down to Georgia"?)
Walk on the Wild Side
Suzanne Vega
I was wondering "huh, what is Suzanne Vega doing these days.

The Longest Johns
Sea Shanty (unless your pedantic on wikipedia, then it's a "whaling song") making the rounds...
Guess I saw the same aux cord video other folks did.
Da Doo Ron Ron
The Crystals
Wall of sound at its best.
RIP Phil Spector.
You, Dear
Modern torch song.
Random spotify recommendation, I think looking for makeout music.
Ray LaMontagne
Folk tinged smokey song.
Melissa likes this one.
Too Repressed
Sometymes Why
Very blunt folk. ("I want to f*** you, but I'm too repressed...")
That Spotify playlist.
New York's My Home
Shirley Horn
Love song to NYC.
The Fran Lebowitz thing on Netflix had a different version of this song.

The Careful Ones
Indie sounding pop. I just dig that sharp, high contrast percussion.
That Spotify playlist.

Everyone talks about how 2×2 and 2+2=4 but nobody talks about how 3×2×1 and 3+2+1=6
by yaboi1679, /r/Showerthoughts