Category: Weekly New Wonders Playlist

Weekly New Wonders Playlist !

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I always loved Janet Jackson’s key. As a result, I too once endeavored to use a single key as a fashion accessory. I didn’t do the ear but instead hung it from a chain I wore around my neck in an attempt to be as effortlessly cool as Janet. Needless to say, I didn’t look remotely as cool as her. The fact is when Janet was in her all black, square-shouldered, turtlenecked, booted, hatted, militaristic,disciplinary phase in the late 80’s no one looked as cool. In the same way I prefer “Papa Don’t Preach” Madonna and “brunette” Madonna, “dictator/boss” Janet will always be the BEST Janet to me. Anyway, the latest Weekly New Wonders is here ! I was just thinking about Janet because one of the fine new songs therein reminded me of those exquisite Janet ballads from the “boss” era and their accompanying moody nighttime videos. Still so good. But hey, here are some amazing NEW songs, and I do mean amazing, just for you. You can listen on Soundcloud or Spotify below…

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Weekly New Wonders Playlist

David-Bowie-paintings-studyThis is a weird and cool painting by David Bowie. I love him dearly but for some reason, until last year, I really wasn’t really familiar with his actual physical artwork. I knew he painted but until I saw the actual physical evidence in person at the masterful Bowie exhibition at NY last year, I had little awareness of how much he actually produced. Seeing the overwhelming volume of drawings, paintings, and storyboards on display was one of the coolest, and oddly most endearing things about the whole event and only served to increase the overwhelming love I have for this guy ( for the record, the polaroids and his personal coke spoon were runners up in the coolest Bowie things I saw there). What I’m getting at is that the latest Weekly New Wonders Playlist is a couple of days late. And all of the above is a roundabout way to say it’s never too late to meet any song ( or piece of art). And so, let me introduce you to a bunch of sweet, new pop songs that are just dying to meet you, right on time.

You can listen on Soundcloud or Spotify below !

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Weekly New Wonders Playlist !

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The video from which the screenshot above is taken, Billy Squier’s “Rock Me Tonite” circa 1984, is said to have singlehandedly killed his career ( especially according to Billy). Up until the point this video was released, he was something of a cool AOR rock god loved by girls and boys alike. The song itself was the biggest hit of his career and frankly, it still rules to this day. The “problem” revolved around Billy’s dance moves on display within the video which were seen as embarrassingly fey or inept or both depending on how cruel you were and the fact that he literally pranced, not danced, in a most brazen, uninhibited fashion. Full on hardcore, in your face prancing. It’s ridiculous, maybe even cringeworthy but it’s also totally lovable, I mean, I love it and it only enhanced Billy’s spirit in my eyes. Which is to say you can trust me to be brutally honest about everything here with no fear and tell you that this weeks latest Weekly New Wonders are all beautiful, wonderful and otherworldly pop songs. You can listen on Soundcloud or Spotify below. Rock me tonite.

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Weekly New Wonders Playlist !

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As a kid I thought this was 1 serving as it said Hungry-Man, as in 1 singular human. In retrospect I see eating 1 whole pound of food is probably meant to be a shared a experience with another human no matter how hungry you are. But I definitely ate a few of these things solo. The latest Weekly New Wonders Playlist is equally full: hefty and fat with pop anthems and crying music: please enjoy !

As usual you can listen on Soundcloud or Spotify but please note playlists are slightly different ( 1-2 songs) as not every track is available in both places. Check ’em both out if you are a nerdy completist like me.

Listen on Soundcloud here:

Listen on Spotify here:

https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/esperanza19/playlist/7aNhnt0SvZy1pWEfotYvCQ

Weekly New Wonders Playlist

 

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Love this album cover. Couldn’t find a decent pic of it online but hopefully you get the idea. It’s way better in person I swear. It perfectly conveys the wistful and weary country soul of the legendary title track the LP is named after, which hopefully you’ve heard ( both from 1973). It’s about getting strength, as well as the will to keep going, from a song, which is a sentiment we strongly appreciate and relate to around these parts. And with that, here are the latest soul freeing and magnificent offerings from the past week.

You can listen on Soundcloud or Spotify but fyi, the Spotify list is a couple of songs longer as there are tracks that are not yet on Soundcloud. Check ’em both out if you don’t want to miss anything.

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Weekly New Wonders Playlist !

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This playlist is a little late but hopefully you’ll feel like it was worth the wait. It’s just, and I’ll be brutally honest here, there wasn’t a ton of killer stuff last week, and so we decided to wait until we had a more well fed Weekly New Wonders Playlist before we posted anything. Yeah, that’ll happen sometimes but no matter, here is the latest in heartfelt pop music, all for you, you, you.

You can listen on Soundcloud or Spotify right here…

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Weekly New Wonders Playlist !

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The laundromat I’ve been going to for the past couple of years has a small glass jar on their counter filled with those brilliant, awesome  Red Bird soft mints. For some reason I’m always a little embarrassed to take them. Not sure why, though I’ve narrowed it down to my fear of being judged for my brazen love of candy and the fact that it seems like such an uncontrollable kid thing to do ( “ooh, free candy”). And so I usually wait until whoever is ringing me up to turn their back and, as quietly as possible, remove the lid of the jar and grab a few. This week as I walked in to pick up my laundry, the eternally friendly older lady behind the counter greeted me with a smile and immediately grabbed a big bag of mints from under the counter and started refilling the jar. She exclaimed “here, look !”. She then pulled out several fistfuls from the bag and told me to hold out my hands . She then bestowed upon me a generous quantity of mints ( check out my haul in pic above). I’d been found out…or maybe they’d always known it was me emptying that mint jar every week. The end result is that I can now walk in and openly grab mints from the jar and I no longer need to live in secrecy or fear of being judged because, you know, it’s too late. It’s the simple shit in life right ? Okay, so gonna pretend I’m paying that kind gesture forward by offering you some  ludicrously wonderful pop music within the latest Weekly New Wonders. You can listen on Soundcloud or Spotify but please note the lists are ever so slightly different ( just a couple of tracks) as not all songs are available on both services at the time of this writing. Check out both if you don’t want to miss anything.

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Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/esperanza19/playlist/7aNhnt0SvZy1pWEfotYvCQ

Weekly New Wonders Playlist !

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This here is the first installment of Weekly New Wonders for 2019, the best new music we’ve heard over the past week. No long winded explanation to offer other than all of these have been on repeat and are extremely fine in a myriad of ways. Hope you find something to love, love, love. You can listen on Spotify or Soundcloud but please note the  playlists are slightly different as not all songs are available on both services.

Hear it on Soundcloud:

Hear it on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/esperanza19/playlist/7aNhnt0SvZy1pWEfotYvCQ

 

Weekly New Wonders Playlist !

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This is the last Weekly New Wonders Playlist of 2018. A final handful to run over the credits…and then we’ll start again next week with the first gang of what’ll probably be hundreds of super fine songs that’ll be launched into the world in 2019. Am I allowed to say these are especially handsome because they totally are. Onward…

p.s. you can listen on Spotify or Soundcloud but please note there is one song that is only on Soundcloud as of this writing ( and it’s worth hearing) !

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Hear it on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/esperanza19/playlist/7aNhnt0SvZy1pWEfotYvCQ