OK let’s get one of the saddest songs of all time in here real quick.
Amy never wanted to be famous, she just wanted to sing. God damn could she sing.
I have been at a loss as to what to write this week. Writing something mildly humorous seems even more difficult than usual. I know, I am not that funny. Writing some scathing “burn the program down piece” seems dumb.
I had one idea about B.oy A.labama S.ucks and playing into our never ending Battered Aggie Syndrome. Then I thought, maybe I go completely off the rails, never mention A&M or Alabama once and write a 500 word piece on the early 90s band Nelson. This is the best music video ever. FIGHT ME!
The beginning of the music video is still absolutely insane, I might revisit this in the near future.
So where do we go? Well I guess back to dark places, like Amy was talking about. We are going back to black or at least back to where this article all began and give a rundown of all the songs in the list. I’m at a loss guys, something like this might work....right?
The Best- Hook N Sling
Just like back in the beginning we only start with bangers. Plus the bass will really fuck with your ear
Ya Dig- Lil Wayne
This was probably recorded back in the mid-2000s when Wayne was losing his damn mind, but man it’s a great look back when Wayne was the “Best Rapper Alive”
Hold Me Down- The Happy Fits
I have been enjoying this album for the past few months, surprised I had not shared this band yet
Prison Sex- TOOL
Definitely not an allusion to Saturday’s results
I loved Atmosphere’s super angry and very directed songs in my younger, angrier days. They guys still sounds great
Telepath (Dirty Projectors Version)- Manchester Orchestra
Manchester Orchestra have had such a fantastic arc as a band, and their most recent album really is great
Back to Black- Amy Winehouse
Ugh, we never got enough Amy. I love this song
Pretty Good- Nathaniel Rateliff
Nate doing a wonderful cover, off a recent John Prine tribute album. Go listen to more John Prine
Big- Tank and the Bangas
Trouble- The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die
That was a pain in the ass to type, but the acronym TWIABP is not much easier
Days Like These- Low
Low has probably released my favorite album of the year, but the music is not exactly user friendly. But fuck it, we are trying everything this week
After the Rain- Nelson
Over 30 years later this trash ass song is such a bop
The Last Dance- St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Right on cue Paul, out of Birmingham, releases a fantastic new jam
Fancy- Reba McEntire
Reba is revisiting her hits. I didn’t include the somewhat comical club remix version, but hey who doesn’t love a song about possible borderline child prostitution?
Breather Deeper ft. Lil Yachty- Tame Impala
Just sit back and enjoy the trippy vibes, and that Fat Joe sample is lovely
Beside April- BADBADNOTGOOD
Sure, I will throw in a Canadian jazz ensemble on my weekly playlist
Red Flag Flies- Sleight Bells
Let’s just end this week with chaos
Now I remember why I stopped doing that. Enjoy the weekend, enjoy the game, it is still just football. Have fun, Be safe and BTHO alabama!