Happy National Homemade Bread Day! That was actually yesterday, but as I mentioned in yesterday's blog entry, my schedule of things was taken off-track by the need to go find a new television. I did finally get the new 50" LG 4K Smart TV up on the wall with help from a neighbor and actually figured out how to run it in time to watch the Celtics and Bruins for a bit.
So maybe I can get to some baking today? We shall see as the day unfolds. I'm anxious to try some new recipes and altering some others. I've had a recipe for Downeast Pumpkin Bread for the last few years that makes perfectly yummy pumpkin bread, but I'm keen to make some alterations involving butter, buttermilk, and chocolate chips. I also think I'll channel the new recipe into muffins instead of bread. I'll let you know how it goes!
Our first song today is a new one. It's from the new album by one of my favorite bands, Gorillaz. They are a collaboration between musician/arranger Damon Albarn and illustrator, Jamie Hewlett. Since their first first album release in 2001, the cartoon band is always musically glued-together around Albarn's voice but features multiple guest appearances and contributions. Some of the many artists who have performed on Gorillaz albums include De La Soul, Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Little Dragon, George Benson, and Grace Jones.
"The Now Now" is the new album from Gorillaz, arriving right on the heels of last year's release "Humanz." Featuring only two collaborative tracks the remainder of this new record is Damon Albarn by himself. We'll go with one of those tracks, a tune called "Sorcererz."
Song number two (Blur pun not intended) comes to us from English electronic musician Kieran Hebden. He records & performs under the moniker Four Tet. Holding degrees in math and computer science, he was signed to his first recording contract at the age of 15 with his band, Fridge. His first solo record under the name Four Tet was released in 1998. Along the way he's opened for Radiohead and has remixed songs for several artists including Radiohead, Bloc Party, Tegan & Sara, and Super Furry Animals. Let's turn to his 9th album, "New Energy," just out last year, for a tune called "Two Thousand and Seventeen." It's waiting for you on the Tryppin' Turkey Tunes playlist. Happy listening! -Kristen