Speed dating music playlist
These days, it seems the only musical event that can truly bring people together to agree on anything is the death of a much-beloved hitmaker, like David Bowie or Prince or, last week, Tom Petty.
Or a headline-grabbing tragedy, as when Stephen Paddock killed 58 people, then himself, last Sunday in Las Vegas.
The series begins with the apocalyptic folk of Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and ends with the hopeful pseudo-profundity of the Beatles’ “Let It Be.” And among the more than 100 songs in between are baby boomer consciousness-raising staples like Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising,” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Ohio,” and, of course, Gaye’s commentary on a world in disarray, “What’s Going On.” Now as then, we find ourselves in times of trouble.
Tiki-torch-carrying white supremacists are unafraid to show their faces. Athletes who dare to protest racism as the national anthem plays are accused of being disrespectful ingrates, echoing a refrain from the Vietnam era: “Love it or leave it!
There may not have been a lot of overlap between Youngbloods and Aretha fans, but those two acts were united in that they were a part of youth culture just embedding itself in the public consciousness. But you’re not going to find a big cross section of people who like both those acts, despite their similarly incisive insights on race in America. Social media and cable news means everyone has a perspective to share every second of every day.
In a world inundated with politics and opinion that moves from one crisis to the next in the blink of an eye, what’s the point of writing a topical song that will be overtaken by events before you get to the final verse?
Plus, a carnivorous diet is not as much of a winning trait as it has been in previous years.
In the 1960s — when Aretha Franklin was demanding “Respect” and the Youngbloods were suggesting everybody “Get Together” and try to love one another right now — pop-music-makers with a political point of view were speaking to one generation of listeners engaged in collective self-discovery while sharing the experience of rebelling against their parents, authority in general, and the fear of being drafted to fight in an unpopular war, whether they supported it or not.I., rock band Downtown Boys’ entire album to supermellow surfer and guitar strummer Jack Johnson’s new anti-Trump song “My Mind is for Sale.” The veteran indie-rock band Deerhoof, fronted by singer Satomi Matsuzaki, have a catchy, extremely Trump-agitated new album called . But the issue isn’t so much the absence of songs, as it is the new music’s inability to compete with the shadow cast by protest songs of yore, or the nonexistent attention span of our current audience.Along with a double-album soundtrack to , in which contemporary artists have a crack at covering tunes of the era.Now it’s time for you to bring the mood home with our “science of attraction” playlist inspired by our live event. Turns out a vegetarian diet can give you an upper hand on a night out.Fair warning: some NSFW songs (so ready your earphones). SIGHT Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen You Had Me From Hello – Kenny Chesney You spot that special person on the dance floor (or phone screen). A study from Prague found that body odours (BO) of men on a veggie diet are more attractive, more pleasant, and less intense than the BO of meat-men.