Thursday Mixtape (Side 8) | 118 Songs You Need In Your Life

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Story of the day: John Hinckley Jr. — yes, the nutjob who shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981 to impress Jodie Foster — claims he’s owed royalties for ‘co-writing’ a song on Devo‘s 1982 album Oh No, It’s Devo. The band — who actually used some of Hinckley’s poetry in one tune, with both his and Foster’s permission — say “it’s possible he’s not lying,” but they have no involvement with that end of their business, it wouldn’t be much money anyway, and if he got stiffed, it’s not their fault. My advice: Send him a cheque anyway — just to stay on his good side. Anyway, far as I know, not a single one of today’s 118 new singles, videos, remixes and cover tunes was co-written by a would-be assassin. But they’re still killers in their own right. Today’s strongest cuts have been tagged with a 💪. Feel the burn:

 


FOLK, COUNTRY, BLUES + ROOTS

💪 106 | The Delines | Little Earl


💪 107 | Charlotte Cornfield | Pac-Man


108 | Shane Connery Volk | Shiver


109 | Daddy Raygun Band | The One Armed Man


110 | Kristen Martell | Quiet Hearts


111 | Christopher Coleman & The Great Escape | Paloona


112 | Patricia Silverberg | Midnight Special


113 | Up Around The Sun | Last Chance


💪 114 | Anne Bennett | Hell Couldn’t Keep Me


115 | Jake Xerxes Fussell | Love Farewell


116 | Tim Kelly | Old Friends


117 | Jordan Klassen | Milk & Honey


JAZZ

118 | BadBadNotGood | City Of Mirrors