Music today took an odd turn. There has always been a thing about Sunday morning records. It’s often jazzy, mellow, but I’ve decided that on my Sunday, I should listen to an album I don’t know, especially if it’s not my thing, so tonight I listened to the six-time Brit Award-winning album by RayeMy 21st Century Blues (2023). Not my thing at all although I have found room in my ears for FKA Twigs, Solange, Lana Del Rey, Sevdaliza, Destiny’s Child, TLC, Amy Winehouse, Dua Lipa, Miley, Taylor, Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish, contemporary pop singers who are often graced with either fantastic voices, innovative production, memorable songs or all three and even if the lyrics often don’t relate to me as an almost 66-year-old man (one too many ‘bitches’ in the words for me), I can still hear ‘it’ as much as I could in The Beatles, Led Zeppelin or CAN…I listen to different things in different types of music, happily eclectic, it’s a different world but so it should be. The other thing is – they’re all women, I can’t find any contemporary pop music to listen to by men.

It’s even more relevant as the first track on the album is Oscar Winner’s Tears and having seen the amazing Emma Stone in Poor Things, I thought her win was well deserved tonight. I’m sure all the losers were amazing too, but that’s the problem with winners, the unfortunate amazing losers. I have the Poor Things soundtrack on order by the oddly named Jerskin Fendrix whose equally odd real name is Joscelin Dent-Pooley.

Music Of The Daze

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