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Published on January 5th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Jan. 5, 2022



“Zero and Below,” Crowbar – March 4

“Too Close to Reason,” Scott Metzger – March 4

“Letters to Aliens,” Rhyan Sinclair – March 4

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“Duke Ellington & John Coltrane,” Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – Feb. 25

“Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (10th Anniversary Edition),” M83 – April 15


“Yellowstone: Season 4,” Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, et al – March 8

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Springtime,” Robin Guthrie (four-song EP, released on the Cocteau Twins’ founding member’s 60th birthday; Hear here; Apple Music; Soleil Après Minuit / Darla)

“Tales From The Telescope Chapter 2: Internal Shine,” Lance Skiiiwalker (five-song EP; Top Dawg Entertainment)

“Gueule de Bois,” Teuteu (four-song EP; Apple Music; Vernéa)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Funny Girl, Father John Misty |
You Will Never Work In Television Again, The Smile (Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke with jazz drummer Tom Skinner) |
Cut / Turns Out I’m Sentimental After All, Sondre Lerche |
Green Goddess, Sea Power |
sunlight, juuku |
Don’t Be a Stranger, Scott Metzger |
Haptic (Type A), Cellophane Riot


Athol Guy [The Seekers] (82)
George “Funky” Brown [Kool & The Gang] (73)
Chris Stein (72)
Troy Van Leeuwen [Queens of the Stone Age] (54)
Marilyn Manson (53)

Getting caught up …

Jan. 4 Birthdays: Grace Bumbry (85), John McLaughlin (80), Kathy Forester (67), Clive Gregson (67), Nels Cline (66), Bernard Sumner (66), Patty Loveless (65), Michael Stipe (62), Robin Guthrie (60), Martin McAloon [Prefab Sprout] (60), Beth Gibbons (57), David Glasper [Breathe] (57), Cait O’Riordan (57), Deana Carter (56), Benjamin Darvill [Crash Test Dummies] (55), Tricky Stewart (48), Tim Wheeler [Ash] (45), Spencer Chamberlain [Underoath] (39), Ben Spivak [Magic!] (39)


Jan. 5:

Willie Mitchell (1928-2010)

Sonny Bono (1935-1998)

Burton Lane (1912-1997)

Charles Mingus (1922-1979)

Jan. 4:

Sammy Johns (1946-2013)

Gerry Rafferty (1947-2011)

Les Brown (1912-2001)

R.D. Burman (1939-1994)

Phil Lynott (1949-1986)

Paul Chambers (1935-1969)


“Give no mind to what they say
It doesn’t matter anyway”

 RELEASED ON JAN. 5 … IN 1973 

“Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.,” Bruce Springsteen (his debut album, featuring “Blinded By the Light” and “Spirit in the Night”; producers: Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos; Columbia)

 RELEASED ON JAN. 4 … IN 1967 

“The Doors,” The Doors (their debut album, featuring the No. 1 “Light My Fire,” “Break On Through [To the Other Side]” and “The End”; producer: Paul A. Rothchild; Elektra)


Ted Gardner (Lollapalooza co-founder)


> Grammy Awards Ceremony Officially Postponed | Variety

> Rapper J $tash Found Dead After Allegedly Killing Woman in Front of Her Children | New York Post

> Coal Chamber’s Rayna Foss Has Been Missing for Months | Loudwire

> Maine-Based Music Retailer Bull Moose Sold to Employees | The Associated Press

> Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Baby Album Cover Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge | Variety

> Adele’s ‘30’ Spends Sixth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200, ‘Encanto’ Hits Top 10 | Billboard

> David Lee Roth Cancels Entire Farewell Residency | Ultimate Classic Rock

> What to Listen to in 2022: A Playlist for the Year Ahead | The Wall Street Journal

> After 20 Years in Ybor City, Tampa’s Iconic Venue The Orpheum Is Moving Out | Creative Loafing Tampa

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