Here’s some stuff that’s currently on my Amazon Playlist. My playlist changes every couple of months or so, as I add new songs, or discover old ones that I really liked, and haven’t heard in a while.
I get a lot of my new music from TV ads and movie trailers. I rarely listen to radio because it’s so frustrating. They rarely announce the song you just heard, so they radio is kind of useless for finding new music. My general approach, if I’m seriously looking for something new, is just to go to Youtube or Amazon, dive right in, and see what I come up with.
Electric Man by Rival Sons
I heard this song in a TV ad. I think it might have been for Mountain Dew. I hate Mountain Dew and I actually don’t drink any soda at all, so the ad was useless for getting me to buy that, and this song was free on Youtube, which leads me to think that ad companies don’t understand exactly how some of their ads are being used by people. Free entertainment.
This Land is Your Land by Chicano Batman
This is another song I heard in another ad. I think it might have been for beer. I also do not drink alcohol , so all this ad did was introduce me to Chicano Batman. I like that part of this song is sung in Spanish. That’s sorta like a middle finger to the writers of the song.
Don’t Lie to Me by Barbra Streisand
Barbra is still kicking around. She’s like butter! She just came out with a new album, too. Seriously though, I must be a gay man in a Black woman’s body because I’ve been a Barbra stan since I was a little bitty girl, when I saw her in Funny Lady. I think I’ve watched all her movies, and bought quite a number of her albums.
Who Can It Be Now by Men At Work
I was having a moment of nostalgia, and started listening to a bunch of 80s music on Amazon, like The Police and Adam and the Ants, and then came across this gem, which I’d forgotten all about. It’s a ridiculous video, but I think it’s definitely The Introvert’s Anthem. I actually have this album somewhere in my house.
La Belle Dame Sans Regrets by Sting
I’ve been a Sting fan since I discovered The Police in the mid-80s. He knows how to rock out with the best of them, but I prefer some of his softer works like It’s Probably Me, Fields of Gold, and this little gem, sung entirely in French.
Yes, I memorized this song.
Mercy by Jacob Banks
This is one of those instances where I dived into a collection of videos on Youtube called Colors, and discovered this guy. Why he’s not more well known I just don’t know, but there are too many great artists going undiscovered out there, while we play up mediocre talents like Adele .
On the up by Tiffany Gouche
I discovered Tiffany through the Colors collection of Youtube. Check it out. She’s one of the new, gay, up and comers. She has a nice jazzy style, I find very relaxing. If you’re looking for new gay and lesbian talent Colors has quite a few.
Friction by Imagine Dragons
Here’s another song from a movie trailer. I’ve found that I like Imagine Dragons music quite a lot. Sometimes, I’m only expecting to like one particular song, but the Dragons keep hitting it out of the park in these movie trailers, so I’m paying attention to them now.
Little Wonder Jr. Vasquez Remix by David Bowie
I’ve been a Bowie fan since the 80s, so I always try to grab up any club mixes of his songs from the 80s and 90s. This song Little Wonder is from his 1997 Album titled Earthling. The lyrics in this song make absolutely no sense, so don’t even try. The original song is a little more hard rock than this. Bowie rarely made an album that wasn’t worth the listen.
TTFN! I’ll have some interesting posts up next week.