Song of the Day #4,024: ‘On a Roll’ – Ashley O

At risk of turning this into a Miley Cyrus blog, I have one more of her songs to share. In this case, she is performing in character as Ashley O, a Britney Spears-like pop star at the center of the new Black Mirror episode ‘Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too.’

As with most Black Mirror episodes, the less said about the plot the better, so I’ll just note that Cyrus plays Ashley O, a teen idol who has just released an Alexa-like robot device called Ashley Too so her fans can have their own mini-Ashley companion.

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Song of the Day #3,113: ‘Heaven is a Place on Earth’ – Belinda Carlisle

black_mirror_san_juniperoYesterday, I lauded the wonderful network and cable shows I enjoyed in 2016 but I neglected to mention the ones I streamed. Well, that’s because there weren’t any for most of the year.

I’m only halfway through the new season of Mozart in the Jungle, a show I absolutely love. [NOTE: Since writing this, I finished the season.]  I’m thisclose to starting Stranger Things but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I’m a season behind on Orange is the New Black. I hear great things about Bojack Horseman and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt but, well, see all of the above.

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