Well the blog is back up and running after our first track of the day of 2019 was posted last night. I spent some time on Sunday trawling Spotify for music released in 2019 (early January is understandably not the easiest time to find new music) and I was pleasantly surprised to find Chaka Khan’s new track. I seem to recall she had a pretty bad time after Prince died, with a stint in rehab involved, and I thought she’d stopped recording music until I heard last year’s Like Sugar. On the back of these two solid tracks I’m looking forward to her forthcoming album.
Over the weekend I was given my final Christmas present, a pair of swanky Sennheiser Bluetooth headphones. I usually spend the Christmas period listening to random music from the 60s and 70s but didn’t get the chance this year as we were away. But I’ve been enjoying blasting out Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music (I listened to Jealous Guy earlier today and had completely forgotten how brilliant that track is) and many others to give the new headphones a whirl, and I’m fast falling in love with them.
Speaking of music from the 60s, over the weekend my dad was playing me some tracks his covers band are currently rehearsing. On Saturday he played me Peter Frampton’s version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps. I love the original – which I had no idea until about an hour ago featured Eric Clapton – and I really like the Frampton version as well, which was recorded as a tribute to his friend George Harrison. If you haven’t heard it before, it’s well worth a listen.
I’ll be back with another Track of the Day later, but in the meantime here’s a bit more Chaka Khan to kick start your day.