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“Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes

July 17, 2015

Well it had to be said.  

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The Black Keys – Tighten Up

June 30, 2015

Well this is just adorable. And the band is awesome. Someone called them “this generation’s Rolling Stones.” Favorite line: “But he smells like Rice Krispies!”

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“Children’s Story” by Slick Rick

March 6, 2015

I fell in love with this song while playing Grand Theft Auto, well, not actually playing the game. I’d just steal a car, drive until I lost the cops, then find a place on the beach to park. Then relax, listen to the radio, and watch the zombie bikinis go by. I liked the radio stations; the commercials were…

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“Pocketful Of Diamonds” by the Delevantes

March 5, 2015

Two brothers front this band, Mike and Bob Delevantes, from New Jersey, the sons and grandsons of General Motors workers. You can tell from the video that they grew up playing music together. Everyone looks so relaxed, they’ve done this for years. … the Delevantes released their debut album, Long About That Time, in 1995….

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“Burning Down The House” by Talking Heads

March 4, 2015

The Internet was not built for trivial reasons. It was, in fact, built to facilitate the sharing of important scientific information and pictures of naked women. But it has greatly expanded beyond its original purpose. And every day we find new reasons to love it. Today, we’re loving it because it has solved one of…

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“I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred

March 3, 2015

Vladimir Putin’s theme song? This guy even looks a little like the Soviet leader. But we’re not Putin fans, we just like the song. It’s a catchy tune. Now pardon me while I do my little turn on the catwalk.  

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“A Hallow Tale” by Zombie Sam

January 16, 2015

Goth metal done right! Alice Cooper’s theatrics meet Frank Zappa’s composition skills. The multi-layered sound is gritty without losing melody.

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“Le Tigre” by We Like Monsters

January 14, 2015

Have your friends been putting a hand on your shoulder, looking you in the eyes, and asking if you’re okay? Has anyone suggested that you “Seek therapy” or “Get a puppy?” Then you may be suffering from what hippie psychologists refer to as being “Totally Bummed Out, Dude” (or Babe). We’ve got just the thing…

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“Do I Wanna Know?” by Arctic Monkeys

January 12, 2015

Cartoons are on my mind this week, because of the events in Paris last week. There’s a video for a song I like, but I’ve been hesitant to run it because some of the images are distasteful, in my humble opinion. So I’ve been self-censoring. The thing is, it’s a catchy tune, and the graphics…

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That’s How I Got To Memphis – Tom T. Hall (Newsroom Cast)

January 9, 2015

“If you love somebody enough, you’ll follow wherever they go — that’s how I got to Memphis.”

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“Rolling In The Deep” by Adele

January 7, 2015

A powerful voice, expressing anger at a betrayal. Maybe not anger, but that feeling of loss that comes with instant acceptance, a resignation that dreams have been wiped away. An anthem for many, we imagine. Adele is propped up by a decent band, including a talented drummer, but we don’t get to see them. Maybe…

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“Mexican Radio” by Wall Of Voodoo

January 5, 2015

Apple says: …frontman Stan Ridgway’s songs were Americana at it’s darkest and least forgiving, full of tales of ordinary folks with little in the way of hopes or dreams, getting by on illusions that seem more like a willful denial of the truth the closer you get to them. That’s a lot to pile on…

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“Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

January 2, 2015

The animation on this is very well done. Bruno croons away at his girl while drawing her using the tape from a cassette. That’s awesome. But I think people are missing something here. She was listening to that tape! He comes in all hat on his head and takes the tape player from her and…

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“Linus And Lucy” by Vince Guaraldi Trio

January 1, 2015

Our wish for your New Year is that your life should bring you this kind of joy and exuberance. The clip is from a well-known low-budget cartoon, which captures the innocence and freedom of childhood perfectly.

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Christmas Match Game

December 20, 2014

Every year we drag out this rusty piece of software, originally written for the web in 1994. It’s a tradition, and our way of saying Happy Holidays to you and yours. Enjoy!

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Allison Crowe: Newfoundland Vinyl II (& Cohen’s Hallelujah)

December 2, 2014

We have a new tweep, and she can sing! Please welcome: Allison Louise Crowe (born November 16, 1981) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist from Nanaimo, British Columbia who lives in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, communities spanning the breadth of Canada. (Wikipedia) In 2013, Crowe appeared in “Man of Steel” – a movie…

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That Was Close!

November 27, 2014

DO NOT watch this if you have any kind of heart problem, including one not caused by a heart valve or whatever that commercial says. These people brushed close to the edge — but escaped! The little dog is the first one that made me sit up.

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Walk Away – The Blue Valentines

November 20, 2014

A single by The Blue Valentines from their forthcoming album ‘Tales of Drunkenness & Cruelty…’ “The sound of bourbon and candlelight, barbed wire and roses!” The Blue Valentines are a duo featuring Wily Bo Walker & Kareña K.  Alternative, Gypsy, Blues (and, apparently “Swampy”): The Blue Valentines are currently recording their debut album ‘Tales of Drunkenness &…

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Vintage Trouble: Jezzebella

November 13, 2014

Their fans are called TroubleMakers.  Formed in 2010, this California band is finally getting some well-deserved notice. With a sound that instantly puts you in a smoke-filled gin joint, they wowed the crowds at Austin City Limits. Debut album ‘The Bomb Shelter Sessions’ available now all over the world. An opening act for Bon Jovi and…

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PSY – Gangnam Style

November 4, 2014

Remember Psy? He’s one of a group of artists from YG Entertainment, the one who broke all-time records on YouTube with his song Gangnam Style. Yeah, that was months ago. It’s over with. But listen anyway — you know you want to, and we have choices. We went looking for the best remix/parody of Psy’s…

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