Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 2015 Media Update

Last Thing I Watched: I am way behind on this season of The Simpsons. Tonight I watched "Covercraft", which aired back on November 23rd. It was very enjoyable and fun to watch. On a related note, my 4 year old daughter has started watching these episodes with my wife. She calls the show "Yellow Guys" which is adorable.

Last Thing I Read:  I'm reading a book called Rock On, which is about a guy who starts a job working for Atlantic Records. I'm not sure if it's a memoir of the David Sedaris variety (true story, told hilariously) or, like, fiction where the main character has the same name as the author. It's really enjoyable and if it keeps it up, it'll be going on my Favorites shelf in my room!

Last Thing I Listened To: I just finished the Dana Carvey episode of Pete Holmes's podcast You Made It Weird. The episode was lovely, though at times Dana sorta felt like he had to be there and humoring Pete. I think he kind of got into it, but then kept pulling himself back out of it. You can listen to that episode HERE

Things I'm Seeing On the Internet: I can honestly say that not very much was happening on the Internet in terms of things blowing up like last month. I suppose I did see a number of posts referencing March 31st as an important day in Parks and Recreation lore:

Top Ten Tuesday: Flo Rida featuring Sage the Gemini & Lookas "G.D.F.R"

I love the hook on this song, but I LOVE the casual use of the term "double entendre" which I didn't realize was also hiding in the lyrics.

Enjoy! (It's an hour and forty minutes after Tuesday's over, but it's still Tuesday in, like, California)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Flashback Countdown: What "5 Years Later" Sounds Like

Barenaked Ladies

Well, it's been 5 freakin' years of doing this podcast. There have been lots and lots of highs and maybe a low here and there. I'm not planning on stopping anytime soon so buckle up! It's the safe thing to do. You should buckle up even if I do stop sometime soon, though.

Enjoy the memories :)

Flashback Countdown #6 (1993)

Barenaked Ladies
Blind Melon
The Catherine Wheel
The Juliana Hatfield Three
New Order
Pearl Jam
Pet Shop Boys
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Smashing Pumpkins
Urge Overkill

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1985

10. Bryan Adams - Reckless
9. Foreigner - Agent Provocateur
8. REO Speedwagon - Wheels are Turning
7. Madonna - Like a Virgin
6. Tina Turner - Private Dancer
5. Beverly Hills Cop - Soundtrack

     1. Patti LaBelle - New Attitude
     2. Shalamar - Don't Get Stopped in Beverly Hills
     3. Junior - Do You Really (Want My Love?)
     4. Rockie Robbins - Emergency
     5. Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance
     6. Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On
     7. Danny Elfman - Gratitude
     8. Patti LaBelle - Stir It Up
     9. The System - Rock 'N Roll Me Again
   10. Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F

Last time we were on 1985, it was February and there were two songs from this soundtrack on the Top Ten. And in fact, many of the songs on that Top Ten are from albums on THIS Top Ten.

This is a fun 80's video. Harold F gets to pretend that he's in the movie and we get to see clips from the movie. Kind of a cool way to do an instrumental track.

4. Wham! - Make It Big
3. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
2. Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
1. John Fogerty - Centerfield

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Podcast: Well SOMEONE Has to Have Written the Book

Robert De Long
This episode of the podcast is way better than the procrastination I injected into it. I hope you enjoy it!

Countdown #239

***Featuring*** (notice how we have a band from the first 7 letters of the alphabet without missing one this week!)

Cage the Elephant
Death Cab For Cutie
Elvis Costello
Florence + the Machine
George Ezra
Milky Chance
Modest Mouse
The Monotones
Robert DeLong
Walk the Moon

Top Ten Tuesday: Fetty Wap "Trap Queen"

I was watching this video the other day to prepare for writing this very thing I'm writing now. This is a song where everything about the song and video seem to be about making drugs and all of that thug life stuff, but if you notice, they're making pies in the video. At one point he even talks about putting on oven mitts and pulling a pie out of the oven. This song is better than some that have been a part of this feature and that little tongue-in-cheek humor really endears it to me.

In its own way, it's kind of a sweet love song!....Kind of...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1986

10. Simple Minds - Once Upon a Time
9. Starship - Knee Deep in the Hoopla
8. Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
7. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

      1. So Far Away
     2. Money For Nothing

     3. Walk of Life
     4. Your Latest Trick
     5. Why Worry
     6. Ride Across the River
     7. The Man's Too Strong
     8. One World
     9. Brothers in Arms

I used to have this album. But now I don't. I wonder what happened to it. I wonder if I lost it in the Great CD Case Loss of 2001. Hmm. Anyway, I really like this album and I know that Dire Straits aren't "cool" or whatever. But I like it!

6. Barbra Streisand - The Broadway Album
5. Mr. Mister - Welcome to the Real World
4. John Mellencamp - Scarecrow
3. Heart - Heart
2. Sade - Promise
1. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston