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August 2021

New Song of the Week: 8-26-21

I always feel like Kacey Musgraves can do no wrong musicially.  Ever since she came on the scene on the “Oh, Tonight” duet with Josh Abbott, I’ve been in love with her magical voice and persona.  And she keeps raising the bar musically with each album.  Would I like it if she stayed more Country? Sure. But I’m going to be honest, Country radio has been kind of crap to her, and barely adding some of her better songs, while other more “Pop-Country” females got airplay like crazy.  I remember getting in trouble for playing “Follow Your Arrow” on a station before (not one I currently work with) , and this happened at many “Country” stations across America, so can you blame her for expanding her musical horizons and doing her own thing?

 

When she did that with her last album “Golden Hour”, she pretty much swept the Grammys.  So, she’s onto something here. There’s no other artist like her right now.  That being said, here’s her new single “Star Crossed” which addresses her recent divore to fellow Country musician Ruston Kelly.

It’s your typical “Spacey Kacey” sound, and I’m loving it.  She’s writing what she knows, and adding some cool texture to the song to make it stand out. I can’t wait for her new album “Star Crossed” which will be out September 10th.

I feel like Kacey is one of the better female artists out there- in ANY genre- and I can’t wait to hear what’s next.

 

Also, can I have her voice and legs?  Is that so much to ask?

 

New Song of the Week: 8-19-21

I’m a huge Rolling Stones fan (Rolling Stones > Beatles, always) and I am so happy that they are still alive and kicking.  Not only are they touring this Fall, but they’re also putting out a “Tattoo You” box set in October featuring some previously unreleased songs, and here is one they just released today called “Living in the Heart of Love”:

Classic Rolling Stones. There’s 8 more previously unreleased tracks coming this Fall, so get ready!

 

New Song of the Week: 8-12-21

In honor of Metallica’s 30th anniversary of their iconic “Black” album, which was released 30 years ago TODAY (for realsies), I want to bring attention to the glorious cover of one of the BEST songs on the “Black” album.

Metallica is badass. The “Black” album is badass. Mix in Chris Stapleton?

 

Oh, HELL YES.

 

I never get tired of this song, and I never get tired of Chris Stapleton’s ridiculous vocals, so it’s obviously a win.

 

An entire album full of “Black” album covers will be released on September 10th, and you bet I’m here for it.

New Song of the Week: 8-5-21

As you may know, I have a major girl crush on Miranda Lambert because she’s a total badass.  So, it makes sense that I’m loving her dance-pop remix of “Tequila Does”. It’s a perfect, fun, late Summer jam, with a great music video to go with it.

I feel like with all the bad stuff going on (Still!) in 2021, a fun, light-hearted bop about something I can’t even indulge in (because preggo) is just what we need.

 

Can anyone create booze that won’t cross a placenta? Please? I’ll totally invest.

 

In the meantime, I shall live vicariously through Miranda Lambert.

 

The Best Music Videos of All Time

MTV celebrated their 40th Anniversary this past Sunday (Only fifteen of those 40 years were worth a damn, to be fair) and to celebrate, “Rolling Stone Magazine” made a list of the “Best Music Videos of All Time”- and topping the list? Beyonce’s “Formation”.


No disrespect to “Queen Bey”, but I didn’t think it rated the top spot.  That’s just my opinion.  (Plus, you KNOW “Rolling Stone” loves anything hyper political, so their choice makes total sense)

Check their full list here.

 

So, I decided to list the “Best Music Videos of All Time” according to ME.

As someone who grew up in the MTV generation when they were actually cool, I feel like I’m qualified.

Here are my Top 10:

#10: Taylor Swift “Blank Space”:

I’m a Swiftie, and I’m not even a little ashamed.  This is one of my favorite songs of hers, and the video is perfection. Also, she stands on a horse, so bonus points for that.  I’m really not hard to please.

 

9. Motley Crue “Girls, Girls, Girls”

One of the first music videos I actually remember seeing on MTV- I was transfixed by the gorgeous women (and by Nikki Sixx). I had no idea what the song was about at the time, I just knew I wanted to look like those women! I still can’t help but gyrate really badly when this comes on.

 

#8: Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun”

This video was just plain warped, and teenage me loved it! Plus, it features a Harlequin Great Dane, so bonus points for that.

 

 

#7: Aerosmith “Hole In My Soul”

I know “Crazy” and “Cryin” always make the Top Video lists, and I’m not knocking it. After all, 90’s Alicia Silverstone was everything.  But as far as stories go? I thought this was a really great video for an underrated song.  Anyone who loved the movie “Weird Science” would appreciate it!

 

#6: Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

This was the start of a new era in music. Dirty, gritty, grungy and absolutely zero spandex and hairspray. And you know what? It worked. I really wanted to be at that grunge gym party. I still do.

 

 

#5: Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”

Even though it got a lot of hate, Miley was super smart with this video. It’s a GREAT song, and what better way to get it attention than to make a video for it featuring a naked Miley on a wrecking ball?  Genius.

 

 

#4: The Foo Fighters “Big Me”
This is when I fell in love with Dave Grohl. A defining moment for sure.

 

#3: Shania Twain “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”

Total Icon. What woman didn’t want to be her?

 

 

#2: Britney Spears “Toxic”

Britney at her absolute BEST! I was in college when this came out, and still, this video holds up.

 

 

#1: Guns N’ Roses “November Rain”

Epic song. Epic Video. And Slash’s solo in front of the church. That’s all you really need.

Those are my Top 10.  For me, a great video, like a great song, can be a defining moment.

Damn, I wish MTV would start playing them again, instead of lamesauce reality shows…

 

What music video is YOUR all time favorite?