new music playlist for august

September 4, 2022
We're Stupid
Say What?
Terrible Christian Rap from the 90s. My dormmate Chris could still quote it in recent correspondence, to my consternation ("We're stupid fresh, fly and def, funky hype homeboys")
Rocket Queen
Guns N' Roses
I don't have much G-N-F'N-R... some place I read that the passionate moans were actually semi-authentic? So I was curious how it worked within a song.



These Are Days
10,000 Maniacs
Interesting paeon to youthful sensuality and motherhood, I think I only had that one MTV unplugged version.
Expert in a Dying Field
The Beths
I love VRTY's quote "As a librarian, I feel this song haha", though maybe it's more about losing love....



Beer Run
Todd Snider
Friends at PPLM weekend cited it as we made our own beer run... "Be -double E double are you-N-beer run / All we need is a ten and five-er, / Car and key and a sober driver" - catchy!



Counteraction
Cornershop
Sitar etc in this cool little number.



All Summer Long
Kid Rock
Kid Rock is reprehensible in a lot of ways, but this song (sampling Werewolves of London and Sweet Home) with its weird nostalgic tip is great, though I found out it from Cracked making fun of it for the rhyme "And we were trying different things / We were smoking funny things"



Platinum
Richard Jacques, henry parsley & Louis Edwards
used for the end credits of this Handspring documentary, it might be very studio but it sounds so good, great percussion and horns.
Blues & The Abstract Truth
Oliver Nelson
I don't love jazz, but I love this title, mentioned on "Strong Songs"
Le téléfon
Nino Ferrer
Goofy French comedy song, via this tumblr post



Caught Up
Usher
Really like the sound of this "Neo-Soul", playing at the Moxy Hotel in Boston



Visions of Gideon
Sufjan Stevens
from the movie "Call Me By Your Name", so lovely and sad.
Sanctus
Missa Luba
A Christian spiritual sung by Africans, from a book "The Works of His Hands: A Scientist's Journey from Atheism to Faith"
Haus of Holbein
SIX
Funny stage musical song, I think I like the accents, from this tiktok
Prayer in C (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)
Lilly Wood & The Prick & Robin Schulz
One of the most shazamed songs. Not bad recent pop.
Copacabana
Herb Alpert
Popped up as an earwig, I dig the big box percussion and crowd vocals in this one.
Are You Washed In the Blood
Alan Jackson
Sometimes old Salvation Army songs pop up for me as earwigs... I like this folksy version though it ends abruptly (and man, "washed in the blood of the lamb" is just a weird image, even if it's meant to be a like a super-duper soul detergent.)