Discover Weakly Wednesday Vol. 5

Hey guys. What's happenin'?

I continue to be sick, so this week's playlist is full of tunes within which are encoded magical healing vibes. Really? Yeah. On account of all songs have encoded within the magical healing vibes. Duh. I'm just goofing around here. And I've had a fever and chills and all that. So who knows what's actually going on?

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So yeah. This playlist is another pretty groovy one, I think. I feel like 2020 is going to be a return to more consistent Grateful Dead and Ween listening for me. Those artists are represented here. I also am committed to making my listening as inclusive as possible, within the range of my taste, which I wish to expand. So hopefully this playlist reflects that, too. As much as I consider Ween and the Dead foundational, I don't want to listen to white dudes with guitars all the time.

I included "Heaven" by local favorites Dust City Opera. It's the title track from their outstanding debut album, which was released last year.

Let's see, what else do we got here? Oh yeah, there's some funky stuff, some poppy stuff and some rockin' stuff. I put some Sabbath on there. Mullet Matt lives! There's also the new Mac Miller track, "Good News," released posthumously. I didn't dig that one at first, but it grew on me a lot. There's stuff from a lot of artists who are like musical chefs preparing aural comfort food for me.

One of those artists is RUSH, whose "La Villa Strangiato" concludes the set. It is such a nerd banger. I love it so much. I included it in honor of the great Neil Peart, the band's drummer and lyricist. He left his body on January 7th after contending with glioblastoma, the same form of brain cancer that took my brother from his body just over nine years ago.

I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think if you feel so inclined. Thanks!

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