It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights…it’s time to watch the trailer for Muppets Most Wanted. So thrilled that the Muppets are making a comeback. I was a big fan of 2011′s The Muppets. I thought it captured the essence of what made those films so magical and gosh-darn hilarious. It did a great job of paying homage to the wonderful legacy of the Muppets I knew and loved as a child, while bringing them into the 21st century. And with Nicholas Stoller back as a writer and Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) writing the music again, I’m pretty hopeful that the magic will continue. And while I’m sad that Jason Segel won’t have anything to do with this film, I’m prettysure Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey will be able to pick up the slack. The film is set to hit theaters on March 21st and just released a new trailer that reveals a slew of celebrity appearances that fans can look forward to.
If you don’t love this song upon first listen, please don’t give up on it. It’s one of those songs that just gets better with every listen as you really dig into the lyrics and the melody. It’s a gorgeous song that I know I will be enjoying for years to come. Hope you love it as much as I have.
Bill Cosby made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday Night and it was absolutely hysterical. The highlight of the episode was a hilarious bit where Cosby auditioned The Roots to play at his funeral. Not sure if it was, but it felt pretty unscripted. Questlove and the gang genuinely seemed caught off guard by their interchange. Cosby is truly one of the greats. You should check out the full episode and then look out for “Far From Finished,” his first concert film in over 30 years to air on Comedy Central this weekend.
Roo & the Howl is the new moniker for Colorado songstress, Bekah Wagner, who is set to release her debut album in early 2014. The word “roo” comes from the old English term for “quiet”, which paired with “howl” gives us a fantastic description of the powerful music that Wagner is creating. Other than a short EP under her given name last year, Roo hasn’t released much more than a few demos, covers and a single. But that single and today’s song of the day, “To the River”, is damn good and has gotten me looking forward to the new record.