the Weekender ::: RIP Robin Gibb ::: Mick Jagger + the Foo Fighters + the Arcade Fire on SNL ::: Beach House
It really feels like disco has died. The tragic news of Donna Summers last week coupled with the latest passing of Robin Gibb has solidified the final straw that disco is dead. Many people are quick to pass judgement on a genre of music that blended dance, soul and a lifestyle that many tried to emulate during a time that was filled with unemployment, war and wait a minute, doesn’t seem like much as changed in the last couple of decades. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER FOR LIFE!
Mick Jagger breathed some new life into SNL as the season finale’s host. The iconic Rolling Stones’ frontman brought the Foo and Arcade Fire to serve as his backing bands. I’ve been getting into the Stones over the last couple of years, dismissing them for the Beatles and the Kinks. The last couple of tours that the Stones played I felt that they were just doing it for the money. And rightfully so, however, watching Jagger do his thing last night has me mesmerized with how youthful he appears.
Beach House are pushing their latest album “Bloom” and I’ve said it before, but listening to a new Beach House album with the weather being so warm is too damn weird. The album feels like a beginning of the school year type of album.