Sunday Music: Misty Mountain Hop

The first time I read Tolkein was in middle school. Maybe The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were a bit much for a 6th/7th grader, but I was hooked. Hard. It didn’t hurt to have the Led Zeppelin connection either - obviously, this wasn’t just for nerds.  The second time I read the … Continue reading Sunday Music: Misty Mountain Hop

Sunday Music: Wu-Country Spinoff

I’m not (yet) in love with this, but I definitely don’t hate it and they’ve got me REAL curious given the connections -  What if I told you Tekitha (from all the Wu-Tang albums) and Prana Supreme-Diggs (RZA and Tekitha’s daughter) were recording country-infused pop songs and they’re pretty catchy? See it for yourself. Here’s … Continue reading Sunday Music: Wu-Country Spinoff

Sunday Music: How Did You Know (Sylvan Esso)

Sylvan Esso is back with their moody, sometimes minimalist - other times maximalist, magic.  The quiet simmer of “How Did You Know” that turns into a boil by a minute or so in - it’s so, so cool.  Throw some headphones on and press play. And check the whole record out too, this is innovative … Continue reading Sunday Music: How Did You Know (Sylvan Esso)

Sunday Music: Becoming All Alone (Regina Spektor)

I can’t handle the overproduction. Where’s the Rick Rubin Regina Spektor album? I tried to listen to the new album, but I was struggling. I headed to YouTube in search of alternate takes/live versions since the songs seemed good but the presentation was so… “why did you make this choice?” It didn't take me long … Continue reading Sunday Music: Becoming All Alone (Regina Spektor)

Sunday Music: Buju’s “Madda Badda”

I still predominantly listen to music on Apple Music (and podcasts on Spotify because the iPhone podcast app is not designed for people who like too many podcasts).  Sometimes, usually when I’m getting into my car and Bluetooth does its confused connection routine, DJ iPhone takes over and randomly picks something for me to listen … Continue reading Sunday Music: Buju’s “Madda Badda”

Sunday Music: Dream A Little Dream Of Me

First I heard a version of it while watching the new season of The Boys. Then, it came back again watching the latest season of Stranger Things.  Apparently, I’m not the only person obsessed with this song.  My favorite cut - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (which was featured in Stranger Things). https://youtu.be/gxrws7omOHQ Ps. you … Continue reading Sunday Music: Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Sunday Music: Dilla Time

Dilla changed music. But don’t listen to me, listen to Don Charnas. Start with this incredible interview he just did with Jesse Thorn on the Bullseye podcast, and then check out his new book, Dilla Time.  And, if you’re like me, spend the next few days revisiting Donuts and his other stuff. I wrote about … Continue reading Sunday Music: Dilla Time

Sunday Music: Leikeli47’s “Ladies Love Cool Jewelry”

Leikeli47 is back, still covering her face, and making her form of anonymous musical magic. There’s some great rapping, excellent R&B (I didn’t see this coming, but, OK - this girl can sing), and delightful hooks to keep me going back to this album.  Maybe she can continue to be the more-underground, masked Lizzo we … Continue reading Sunday Music: Leikeli47’s “Ladies Love Cool Jewelry”