Fab Five Friday: 10/18/19

FFF is back after missing last week due to the Homecoming parade. Sorry, I just never got it last Friday.

Anywhere, here are this week’s five new songs worth listening to.

DJ Shadow–Rocket Fuel ft. De La Soul

Yeah, you read that–De La Soul. This one has that old school sound you would expect from the Long Island boys, paired up with Shadow, who has been in the game since the early 90s. It’s the kind of funky groove that makes you want to go back and rewatch The Get Down. Shadow has a new album coming out in November. Some of the other guests include Nas, Pharoahe Monch, members of Wu-Tang, and Run The Jewels.

Cody Jinks–Same Kind of Crazy as Me

Not be confused with the George Strait or Delbert McClinton songs of similar names. Cody has dropped two albums in the last month, with this one coming off the second: The Wanting. This one covers finding your tribe, with some religious undertones.

 I sleep until I wake up
To whiskey in my coffee cup
And I take what the good Lord gave
That's the shovel that digs my grave
I never really had a plan
But everybody knows where I stand

There ain't a single thing we own
We'll take with us when we're gone
So I'll just walk the earth awhile
Lend a hand and leave a smile

Tyler Childers–Waylon On My Willie

Tyler put a song about jerking off in the hotel on the road on an album, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone he came up with a killer line about getting road head. This one is unreleased, and at only 85 seconds long, probably will remain that one. Enter this one with a sense of humor.

She was Waylon on my Willie with Hank Sr on the radio...

The Commonheart–Show Me To The Light

Coming out of Pittsburgh, this nine-piece band brings the power of the positive to their new album. Lead singer Clinton Clegg is a hefty bearded man, so this may just be sticking with my people.

Paul Cauthen–Cocaine Country Dancing

Speaking of hefty bearded guys. Paul Cauthen released another song not to be taken to seriously. But the video is just pure fun, a true work of art. Yes, I define art loosely. Just like Reilly’s and Jonesy’s moms. Take a whiff of this one. And remember what Ray Wylie said: I didn’t use the cocaine to get high, I just liked the way it smelled.”

We’ll be back with five more next week. Until then, remember the immortal words…
“Songs are really just interesting things to be doing with the air.” Tom Waits

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