In case you don’t read newspapers, magazines, watch morning shows on television or late shows, cable, listen to the radio or watch videos you may not know that Coldplay has a new album out. All I have to say is “SURPRISE!”
With a voice as over the top as the Coldplay publicity machine, the album I’m most looking forward to this week is Tom Wait’s “Bad As Me”. It’s his first album in seven years but he hasn’t missed a step. It’s a great mixture of songs filled with love, fearlessness and humor as evidenced by this private listening party. This one is going on my heavy rotation list.
This past weekend Neil Young put on his 25th Annual Bridge School concert. These charity concerts have attracted some of the biggest names in rock and pop for a mostly acoustic night of amazing music. The Bridge School educates kids that have severe speech and physical impairments. I’ve been fortunate to see a couple of these shows and it is quite an amazing site as the kids and their parents sit stage down from the performers and you can witness the joy this music is bringing to them as well as those in the audience. Neil plays every year and this time he had Arcade Fire join him for a version of “Helpless” , Beck joined Eddie Vedder for Sleepless Nights and Neil Young jumped up on stage again to sing “Dance Dance Dance” with Mumford and Sons.
If all this just blows your mind as it does mine, you should pick up a copy of The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition. They are releasing a 2CD set and a 3DVD set. Just get them both. BTW, Coldplay and Tom Waits are not available on Spotify. But you can still look at the covers