Updates Grimes

Published on January 2nd, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Jan. 2, 2021


“Miss Anthropocene (Rave Edition),” Grimes (remix album featuring reworkings by BloodPop, Channel Tres, Julien Bracht, Richie Hawtin, Modeselektor, ANNA, etc.; 4AD)

“Circuit Boredom,” Ben Kweller (Hear here; The Noise Company)

“Music For Winter Vol. I,” Another Sky (six-song EP; Apple Music; Missing Piece / Fiction)

“Not Holding Back,” JJ Hairston (guests: David Wilford, Brittney Wright, Leah Leach, Capria McClearn, Tamela Hairston, Chris House, Juanita Contee, Travis Greene, Naomi Raine, Melissa Bethea; eOne Music)

“Mad Love,” Jeremy Shada (four-song EP; Jeremy Shada)

“bob’s son: R​.​A​.​P. Ferreira in the garden level cafe of the scallops hotel,” R.A.P. Ferreira (an album-length tribute to the performance artist and beat poet Bob Kaufman; Read here; Ruby Yacht)

“Ludovico Einaudi,” Floraleda Sacchi (Hear here; Amadeus Arte)


No Son of Mine, Foo Fighters
Anyone, Justin Bieber
Words, Barry Gibb feat. Dolly Parton
A Rooster Says (Black Hole Sun / Searching With My Good Eye Closed), Brandi Carlile
Jesus Freak (Owl City Remix), DC Talk
New Year Song, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Someday, Jeff Coffey
Thank You, Gareth Inkster
Sunday Morning (Radio Version), The Spins
Canon in D, Calder the Band
Cash Shit, Soopa Mooni
My Love For You, ORUS & Dr Mendez


Ricky Van Shelton (68)
Doug Robb [of Hoobastank] (46)
Jerry DePizzo Jr. [of O.A.R.] (42)
Kelton Kessee [of Immature and IMX] (40)
Ryan Merchant [of Capital Cities] (40)
Trombone Shorty (35)
Bryson Tiller (28)

Getting caught up …

Jan. 1 Birthdays: Country Joe McDonald (79), Grandmaster Flash (63), Tank (45), Noah Sierota [of Echosmith] 25.


Daryl Dragon (1942-2019)

Erroll Garner (1921-1977)


Misty Morgan (Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan)

Rudy Salas (co-founder of Tierra)

 RELEASED ON JAN. 2 IN … 1986 

“Different Light,” The Bangles (featuring “Manic Monday,” “Walk Like an Egyptian,” “If She Knew What She Wants” and “Walking Down Your Street”; producer: David Kahne; Columbia)

 RELEASED ON JAN. 1 IN … 1966 

“I Got You (I Feel Good),” James Brown (10-song compilation; King)


> Harry Styles, Phoebe Waller-Bridge Team for ‘Treat People With Kindness’ Video (Rolling Stone)

> Party Like It’s 1925 On Public Domain Day (Gatsby, Dalloway, Ma Rainey, Duke Ellington Are In) (NPR)

> Donors to Provide Marker Honoring Singer Bill Withers (Beckley [W.Va.] Register-Herald)

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