Dylan’s Nashville Skyline turns 50. I can’t say it’s one of my favorite albums of his, but, damn, do I love this song.
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R.E.M.’s Reckoning turned 35 this week. Hard to believe, innit?
Anyway, here’s my favorite song from a great, great album.
This one’s at Awful Announcing and looks at what the author calls the major players: DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue.
Read through it all, as everyone has different needs, but I’ll just say as someone who never watches the NFL that she’s spot on with this:
Sports-wise, YouTube TV is the best bang for your buck for the basic sports channels, and the unlimited DVR storage, for $40 a month.
After having cycled through several of the others (thanks for the free trial periods and month to month contracts, fellas!), I’ve been very happy with YTTV. What say you guys?
Here’s one of my favorite Dylan covers — IMO, it surpasses the original — from Rod Stewart’s Never A Dull Moment, “Mama You Been On My Mind”.
The only downer about that song is the way it reminds me of how great Stewart was until he didn’t care about being great anymore.
Roger Charlery, aka Ranking Roger, lead vocalist for ska band The English Beat and co-founder of General Public, died Tuesday at 56.
Social media channels for The Beat (known in the U.S. as English Beat) confirmed the news with a post.
“Sadly Roger past away a few hours ago peacefully at his home surrounded by family,” The Beat website stated. “Roger’s family would like to thank everyone for their constant support during this tough time. More to follow in the coming days. RIP ROGER!”
“He fought & fought & fought, Roger was a fighter,” the post added.
The English Beat and the greatest song ever about fellatio:
If ever the phrase “dulcet tones” is a perfect description of a person’s vocal abilities, it’s Aaron Neville’s. Last night I enjoyed seeing him perform at City Winery, where he enthralled the audience with his 1966 hit, “Tell It Like It Is”.
You know, it’s reassuring to see a performer fifteen years my senior manage to go at it without missing a beat. Thanks, man.