Hey pal, how’s it going today? I’m rejoicing that I got into the grocery store last night (rainy Monday 15 minutes before close was a win! No lines!) I hadn’t been shopping in almost 3 weeks, and would be eating frozen chili for breakfast otherwise, so feeling pretty good about that.
Seeing as groceries is the highlight of my day so far, let’s get to more exciting things, shall we?
Check out the genius of Sister Rosetta Tharpe
With Little Richard’s death and the many tributes pouring in to one of the architects of rock ‘n’ roll, I got thinking of other underappreciated trail blazers. I can’t help but want to shine a light on Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the often uncredited Mother of Rock ‘n’ Roll. She was finally inducted to the RNR Hall of Fame in 2018. At the time she was likely the most unknown to the masses but truly one of the most deserving artists, in fact she should have been the inaugural inductee. An incredible talent focused on gospel, her electric guitar playing in the 1940s influenced the many early credit cornerstones of rock and beyond – everyone from Chuck Berry to Elvis to Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan. One of the greatest guitarists, Jimi Hendrix said he just wanted to play guitar like Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
She’s been nicknamed the ‘Godmother of rock ‘n’ roll, but I’d go so far as to say she’s the mother of rock and roll, might I suggest checking out some of the amazing guitar work and soulful tracks of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, some great videos and a more detailed life story are in this Afropunk piece.
Animal Crossing Tips and Tricks
Are you playing Animal Crossing? I keep seeing people snapping pics on Instagram from their AC adventures, so this is for you. An avid fan of the game who’s been playing it for NINETEEN YEARS, has compiled a list of hacks for you. I hope they help you… cross.. animals…or do whatever you do with berries?
Watch: Hot Ones
By now I hope you’ve seen an episode or 20 of Hot Ones, where famous folks eat chicken wings in ascending levels of heat while being interviewed (often while sweating and weeping.) I kind of forgot about this YouTube series until researching Oasis and stumbling across Noel Gallagher crying into his chicken wings.
So I say start with Noel and go swimming through virtual hot sauce tears in the Hot Ones archive.
FOALS – Total Life Forever: A Film by Dave Ma
If you’re a fan of Foals, in particular, their 2010 release Total Life Forever, you’re in luck! They’ve just released the short making-of documentary on YouTube to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the great record. Hopefully it’ll help tide you over while we wait for their rescheduled tour.
As per usual, I’m on air 1-5pm to entertain and inform you with the coles notes of what’s going on, so tune in and say hi. You can always call or text 416-588-0881.
Much love to you and yours, I hope you’re feeling well over there. And if you need more things to check out while staying in, dive into these: