Morning Mixtape: ‘Some Broken Hearts Never Mend’ By Don Williams

morning mixtape logo

The AMC series “Halt and Catch Fire” is less moody, atmospheric drama and more meaningless spectacle, but one thing it gets right is good period music for each of its characters. A lesser production would have simply used the top pop hits from the late 1970s and early 1980s for the background, but “HCF” has created smart playlists that fit the mindset and mood of the characters. In fact, AMC published those playlists on Spotify. I recommend you check them out. I discovered a lot of ’80s college rock and alternative sounds through those playlists. And for once character, a native Texan, there is a high quality country playlist that includes this gem from Don Williams, “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend.” Williams took this straight-shooting song to No. 1 in 1977. I enjoy this song. I hope you do, too.

Morning Mixtape: ‘Take Five’ By Dave Brubeck

morning mixtape logo

I watched the fine documentary “Life Itself” about the journey of the late film critic Roger Ebert. Late in the film, as Ebert is dying of cancer that had taunted him for seven years, his wife, Chaz Ebert, realizes he’s going and puts on Dave Brubeck.

Twisted TV Listings: ‘Ghostbusters’ vs. ‘The Ghost and Mrs. Muir’


6 P.M. THE GHOST & MRS. MUIR — COMEDY: Tired of the machinations of the mercurial and pompous poltergeist  Daniel Gregg (Edward Mulhare), Mrs. Muir (Hope Lange) calls in the Ghostbusters to trap the ghost of the 19th century sea captain. But will she find the smarmy advances of Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) any less terrifying?