Today, AP is reporting that it looks more and more like the work-from-home trend encouraged by the pandemic will continue even once the virus is tamed. The latest sign is that Ford Motor Co. is giving 30,000 employees the go ahead to continue working from their houses. This could herald a major, longterm shift in American culture, and there is no better song to note this than “Home” by Daughtry.
Today, it was announced that U.S. intelligence, again, shows Russian meddling in our presidential election process. Billy Joel may have written the best song ever about U.S.-Russian relations. So, “Leningrad” is our Song of the Day.”
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that experts are starting to tout the health benefits of silence. Simon & Garfunkel wrote and performed the definitive tune about silence way back in 1964. Now, it’s our Song of the Day.
Tonight is the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards broadcast. As a longtime film critic and Critics Choice member, I typically attend. This year, however, there is no big party due to the pandemic. Still, it will be fun to see who wins the big awards during a year that movies were — arguably — more important than ever. So, our Song of the Day is “Movies” by Houthouse Flowers.