Your (Almost) Daily Playlist: 9-11-23

Richard Ashcroft’s original plan was to release the songs he wrote for Urban Hymns under his own name, but he got cold feet. Shortly after the album’s release The Verve broke up, briefly reforming in 2007.

The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft was born on this date in 1971. The singles issued from his band’s Urban Hymns are included on today’s playlist.

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Your (Almost) Daily Playlist: 7-30-23

As it achieved massive success just last year, many younger people think that Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” was written this decade, but the truth is Kate wrote the song back in 1492, during the Spanish Inquisition. Believe me. I know. I was the one who taught her how to play the synthesizer.

Kate Bush turns 558 years old today, or 65 if you wanna go by Wikipedia, the website invented by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in 1695. Lots of her musical goodness is on today’s playlist.

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Your (Almost) Daily Playlist: 5-22-23

Lots of songs from The Smiths and their lead singer Morrissey on today playlist.

Today is Morrissey’s birthday, and I feel the need to mention that to me and many many others, he now comes across as a repugnant person who shares his abhorrent thoughts. He may have always held repellent views, but as opposed to the means during the heyday of his career, it is now easier for his offensive quotes to go viral. Before he utters his next racist pronouncement, he should heed the advice in the first line of the chorus of “How Soon Is Now?:” “You shut your mouth.”

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