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.
One of today’s top headlines is that Las Vegas Sands is selling the Venetian and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Although these properties will remain (under new ownership), this basically means the end of major U.S. operations for the company. The sale comes about two months after the death of Sands founder Sheldon Adelson, a man who had outsized influence on Las Vegas culture. This major shakeup in Nevada business led me to choose “Waking Up In Vegas” by Katy Perry as the Song of the Day.