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Happy Sunday: Weird Kid

Bon Iver is usually just a little too chill for me. But Bonnie Raitt’s Nick of Time was probably my favorite album when I was in, like, second grade. (I was a weird kid.) I even did my Gym Show routine to “Have a Heart.” So, this one caught my attention.

Happy Sunday: Dapper Dan

I once said on the radio that the Coen Brothers have had a profound impact on my musical taste. That all started when “O Brother Where Art Thou” came out when I was a freshman in college. The Sirens helped introduce me to Allison Krauss and Gillian Welch. (Emmy Lou Harris needs no introduction.) ¬†Watching them do this live astounds me…and the Soggy Bottom Boys ain’t bad either.

 

 

Happy Sunday: Always Take Your Cue from Whoopi

Following on last week’s theme of movies I’ve seen way too many times, here’s one of my other middle school favorites: Sister Act 2. Everyone knows Lauryn Hill was in this before she became everyone’s favorite Fugee, but unless you’ve seen the movie 1,000 times (like me) you may not recognize Ahmal (played by Ryan Toby) as a member of City High. And while the finale performance of “Joyful, Joyful” is a crowd pleaser, I’ve always loved “Oh, Happy Day!”

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Happy Sunday: Nice and Rough

When I was in middle school, I must have watched What’s Love Got To Do With It? (the movie, not the music video) a hundred times. I’m pretty sure I’m still mad at Laurence Fishburne for being so mean to Angela Bassett. I used to quote that movie the way other people quote Anchorman. I was a weird kid.

I think Tina Turner is the only person alive capable of straight up outshining Beyonce.