Song of the Day #5,370: ‘Never Again’ – Justin Timberlake

Last Sunday, I asked for thoughts on how to proceed with weekend posts as Random Weekends passes its 11th anniversary.

The consensus was nearly unanimous: a return to Ron Sexsmith Weekends. Stay tuned next week for a deep dive into his earlier, unreleased material.

All kidding aside, so far I’ve heard suggestions to keep things as they are, to serve up a ‘classic rewind’ feature, or to limit the random selections to new artists rather than music already in my collection.

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Song of the Day #2,279: ‘Let’s Take a Ride’ – Justin Timberlake

justin_timberlake_justifiedHere’s a track from Justin Timberlake’s debut solo album, Justified, released in 2002.

Like most of the album, the track was co-written by Timberlake, Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams. I believe this is the first time I’ve heard the song, and god willing, it will be the last.

This track solidifies my opinion that Timberlake is a better actor than a pop star. I know he went on to bigger and better things, but isn’t it all pretty much in this vein?

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Song of the Day #2,040: ‘Long Hard Times to Come’ – Gangstagrass

justifiedNow that Breaking Bad has disappeared into the New Mexico sunset — following a final season that has deservedly won every year-end award in the universe — I’m left with a giant Walter White-shaped hole in my TV heart.

Breaking Bad might be my favorite show ever, but what will replace it as my favorite show currently on the air?

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