bfd deeply searched seven of the eight pockets of his cargo shorts. Finally, in the last pocket and with a sudden thrill, he feels the thing for which he aches: The Key. Not just a key, mind you. The Key.
To double check, bfd smells The Key lightly - no surprises wanted - and it smells faintly of cat urine. “Ah yes,” he thinks to himself, “that Coors Light aroma.” One more test is needed. bfd then bites The Key gently, and The Key tastes only of bitterness. “Yes, this is the one. There can be no other.”
bfd inserts The Key into his computer, which starts short circuiting, re-boots, then finally pulls up a single page in Netscape Navigator. That page is access to battleredblog.com.
Once upon a time, there was a blog. On that blog, which happens to be this blog, I used to do a (mostly) weekly feature called Saturday Night Tunes.
It’s ba-ack. Hopefully!
It’s my goal to start writing again as I love doing it, and now that He Who Was Completely Incompetent is gone, I feel like this is a safe space once again. LOL! That said, let’s dig into this installment of Saturday Night Tunes!
Something I did not know until recently: when I would watch my cousin play basketball in high school, Daniel Sahad of Nané was also on the team. Pretty cool! Somehow, someway, I need to take advantage of this, he said evilly.
Nané, a local Austin band (this will be a theme), has been busy lately including a performance at the wonderful Paramount Theater here in the ATX.
Here’s Nané and “Blue Velvet”:
Within about 20 seconds of hearing Lindsey Mackin singing, I was hooked. I think it was how, when listening to her sing, it brought GOAT Member Patti Smith to mind. For me, the only thing missing was the poetry.
Annabelle Chairlegs, another band born and bred in Austin, and their Video of the Year at the Austin Music Awards in 2020, “Outside”:
In a shout-out of sorts to my wonderful wife, Little Simz has become an oft played performer in our house. Born in London to Nigerian parents, her voice is absolutely delightful with great flow and beat to her music but also immensely intense.
As we’ll see over the next few weeks, England and Australia have been producing some damn high quality rap recently, and Little Simz sticks out with her passion.
Little Simz with one of the most epic intros ever in her video “Introvert”:
What y’all been listening to out in BRB land? I love to listen to new music, so drop some tunes and artists in the thread below.
And, of course, feel free to use this as an open thread.