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Your (Almost) Daily Playlist (10-16-20)

Inspired by the October 16 birthdays of Nico, Hüsker Dü’s Bob Mould, Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Marie, John Mayer, Aswad’s Brinsley Forde, and Oscar Wilde; and the October 15 birthdays of Richard Carpenter, The Dead Milkmen’s Joe Genaro, The Orb’s Alex Paterson, Ginuwine, Marv Johnson, Barry McGuire and Jessie Ware.

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A Hint Of Mint – Volume 64: Florence Foster Jenkins Wasn’t The Only Crap Singer

In director Stephen Frears’ new film Florence Foster Jenkins, based on a true story, Meryl Streep plays the titular woman, who performed to a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall despite/because of her awful singing. Though I love bad music, I wasn’t familiar with her, as she sang opera in the 1940s and I’m a rock & roll guy.

Inspired by the movie, this installment of A Hint of Mint focuses on some very bad singers, such as Mrs. Miller, the Shaggs, and Gloria Balsam. I hope you make it through the entire list, but I understand if you can’t.

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