Jam Today: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
New Music: Not Dark Yet – Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer – If this isn’t dark, what is it. A brooding, sorrowful piece of modern day country slash Americana, with the two sisters voices tangled up in blue. I wanted to enjoy it more, I love it yes, but I don’t think I’ll search it out, the album is one long bummer. Quite an artistic statement, if that’s what you and the world wants, but if you thought Nirvana’s “Lithium” was depressing wait till you hear this one – B+
Old Music: Two of the three retrospectives are coming to an end, Prince has two more albums, the two Hit N Runs, and maybe the Purple Rain Deluxe, and I am done, Presley is more complicated, depending on whether I would to review all the releases after his death… I haven’t decided yet. McCartney has a way to go. I’ve decided upon Frank Sinatra for one replacement and am moving between Michael Jackson and Curtis Mayfield for the other.
Concerts: I can’t predict tomorrow’s Mike Love’s’ Beach Boys show at the Beacon. Studying the setlist, it has a real sinkhole in the middle of the second set… where one needs not be. Love has the opportunity to shut up and play the hits in succession for two hours plus. He should do so. As for the Billboard Hot 100 show… figure I’ll uber over, that’s all. Next week that bigtime Latin American allstars at MSG on Thursday has my attention.
Sports: Who cares if the Yanks just took 2 games from the Mets, the Mets aren’t in their division. They are 4.5 games behind the Red Sox, except: this is all about the Wild Card, and I think they are going into the postseason on the Wild Card, where they are three games ahead of the second wild card., the Angels.
POTUS: I have no idea how WH thinks the GOP can possible get behind Trump’s disgraceful statements at yesterday’s Pres Conference. I don’t know how it can be done. This could be the beginning of the end, members of Congress fathers and Granbdfathers fought and beat the Nazis, it is simply impossible for them to ignore this affront.
N.K.: War games with SK and USA begins on Monday…