#219 – Evermore by Taylor Swift

Who could resist the allure of a surprise Taylor Swift album dropping mid-pandemic?  I would’ve done it yesterday if it had come out earlier in the day.  It would be easy to jump on the bandwagon of lame, old people who think Taylor Swift is the shit, so I will.  This, and Nevermore, are bothContinue reading “#219 – Evermore by Taylor Swift”

#216 – Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone

Early in the pandemic, when everyone was reeling from the brick wall that society had just slammed into, one thing that really kept me going was the regular selection of live concert films that were going around.  Pretty quickly, there were many options each day of all different genres, and these were the saviors ofContinue reading “#216 – Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone”

#207 – Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

It’s a sign of how fucked up the world is right now that the biggest sporting event on a Saturday night was an exhibition boxing match between two retired fighters whose combined age is over 100.  Shockingly, as weird and surreal as that fight was, it was not the worst part of the evening.  ThatContinue reading “#207 – Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa”

#203 – The Riddle by Nik Kershaw

It appears Los Angeles is taking baby steps towards another lockdown.  Quite frankly, it should have happened last weekend when we exceeded the city council’s own threshold for new cases per day.  Perhaps someday we, as a nation, will make a serious attempt at controlling covid-19, but it definitely won’t happen until late January, atContinue reading “#203 – The Riddle by Nik Kershaw”

#179 – Aerial Ballet by Harry Nilsson

I’ve been finding myself thinking a lot about what the great minds of the past would make of the current American predicament.  I’m sure there would be the full spectrum of reactions, many of them that might surprise us, but I’d still like to know what, for example, George Carlin would have said about thisContinue reading “#179 – Aerial Ballet by Harry Nilsson”

#148 – No Shape by Perfume Genius

There’s no better antidote for the American condition than music.  Its especially satisfying to discover a new artist that represents the antithesis of our current president, and today’s selection is a perfect example of this.  A powerful voice and member of the LGBTQ+ community, Perfume Genius is a brutally honest artist, which is really refreshingContinue reading “#148 – No Shape by Perfume Genius”

#111 – Lemonade by Beyoncé

In honor of my oldest child, Lennon’s third birthday, I wanted to pick an artist that she requests and the only two that aren’t a family movie soundtrack are selected songs by Beyoncé and Phish (who she calls “yay guys” because of the applause in their live recordings).  We’ve been having Beyoncé dance parties forContinue reading “#111 – Lemonade by Beyoncé”

#61 – Queer Love Songs by be steadwell

Up until this point, I’ve been happy enough with the daily selection to post my first choice.  No more.  I’m not going to call out the album or artist that I’m passing on because I don’t think it was completely without merit, plus it feels mean.  I honestly would have just gone with it ifContinue reading “#61 – Queer Love Songs by be steadwell”

#60 – Shine by Ryan Cassata

I’m generally not a fan of people putting covers on their albums.  It’s a great thing for live shows, but unless you add something interesting to the original song I don’t think it’s a great idea.  This album, however, has two covers that I liked.  To be fair, I’m not familiar with the Counting Crows’Continue reading “#60 – Shine by Ryan Cassata”