Luscious Jackson – Gabby Glaser, Jill Cunniff, and Kate Schellenbach
While checking out the guest list for the Monday 11/18 edition of the Late Show with David Letterman, I noticed the musical guest was listed as Luscious Jackson. What?? They were one of my favorite bands back in the late 90s and I thought they broke up years ago. Sure enough they released their first album in 14 years titled ‘Magic Hour’ and it is as great as their albums back in the day. I’m deeply in love with the track they played Monday night ‘Are You Ready’. Continue reading →
While hunting and pecking through my cable channels I came across a promo for an upcoming episode of ‘Later with Jools Holland’ and it was showing a clip of a tune by the band Poliça. I fell in love with it even after the quick clip. Continue reading →
Miley Cyrus from her video for the song ‘Wrecking Ball’
The other day I checked out the video for Miley Cyrus’ song ‘Wrecking Ball’. I wanted to hate the song soooo bad. But the song is actually a pretty nice ballad. The video is over the top but the music is decent. Continue reading →
July 27th marked the 30th anniversary of the first album by Madonna. The self-titled debut included hits ‘Holiday’, ‘Lucky Star’, and ‘Borderline’. I love those tunes and the album, but my favorite tune is ‘Burning Up’. I love the music and the video wasn’t bad either. I would like any song that had Madonna dancing on the street. Continue reading →
Today is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. I decided to celebrate by collecting a YouTube playlist of songs that say ‘Summer!’ when I hear them. Yes many of these are old songs from the 70′s but they still evoke summer to me. Feel free to add links, in the comments of this post, to songs that say summer to you.
A new band that I’ve been digging lately is The Indecent from New York. They play alternative rock that some critics say sounds like 1990′s grunge. I can’t speak to that but I don’t mind cranking up the volume when I listen to their latest EP ‘Control’. Continue reading →
With the start of Summer coming up I think I might have found my jam for the season courtesy of the Australian band Gold Fields. I heard their song “Treehouse” on the Last Call with Carson Daly show and really loved the ode to New Wave dance music. It just sounds like summer.
A friend posted on Facebook that Blue Monday a song by the techno group New Order was released today in 1983. Thirty years ago?!? I am sooooo old. I remember when the song came out and I wanted to hear it on a loop forever – that’s how great and ground breaking it was then. It changed my taste in music for the better. Continue reading →