Well, hey, that was a fun first week!
Let's try this again, shall we?
As referenced in today's CoC, the day off is stupid, and yesterday, it felt REALLY stupid. I wanted nothing more than a new game to wash out the unpleasantry of opening day. Alas.
JosACE Berrios takes the mound tonight. Hopefully he's sharp, and hopefully another Brewers pitcher tries to sneak strike one by Buxton.
Game 1 was going pretty well up until the ninth. Tonight, with any luck, they can make it through all nine.
Baseball is back! And so are emergency game logs!
King Kenta takes on Brandon Woodruff. Some dope just took a hit away from Arraez. Let's do this!
It's a queer Christian singer-songwriter doing a cover of a Lil Peep classic!
Honestly, Semler is the most interesting sorry I'm music so far this year for me. She recently put out a new EP called "Preacher's Kid" and labeled it as a Christian EP (it very much is exactly that), and then through word of mouth and a couple of very strategic retweets, got enough listeners to unseat the mighty Lauren Daigle at #1 on iTunes, if only for a little while.
The EP itself is an amazing companion to anyone who felt a little out of place in 90s youth group culture. "Jesus From Texas" is the heavy hitter and obvious standout (and would absolutely be the video here if a live version existed), but the whole thing straddles the line between (very) righteous indignation and hopeful belief in such a way that it lit a fire in me that I thought was long since extinguished. Great stuff.
...to those who celebrate.
...which should be everyone, because the advance singles have been incredibly good -- like, truly excellent. Hardline is probably the song of the year, and it's only February.
Otherwise, chit-chat about other musical minutiae below. Hell, you could even drop a random 10, if you were so inclined.
Why not? Fun song, good choreography, live singing. what's not to love? I have to believe this will pull an easy 9.5 average here.
Smashing Pumpkins are really a one album band for me -- but what an album. Easily top 5 for me. There's nothing even approaching weak song on it, and when it's REALLY firing on all cylinders...
Best album opener ever? It's in the mix for me.
The video doesn't seem keen to embed for some reason?
I'm not always in the mood for Coachwhips, but when I want twenty minutes of maximum volume, redline, speaker blowing scuzz, they might just be the greatest band ever.
Looks like they put on an....intimate live show, too.
Man, these guys had some bangers.
Newbish loves "One More Time" (thanks, Trolls soundtrack!) and it's definitely a song that I haven'tinded hearing a lot of over the past few months.
Welcome to nibbish week!
The title track to one of my favorite albums of last year. I'm not always big into jazz, but the dub undertones on Source were irresistible.