Thursday, September 3, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1962

1. Bye Bye Love
2. You Don't Know Me

3. Half as Much
4. I Love You So Much It Hurts
5. Just a Little Lovin' (Will Go a Long Way)
6. Born to Lose
7. Worried Mind
8. It Makes No Difference Now
9. You Win Again
10. Careless Love
11. I Can't Stop Loving You
12. Hey, Good Lookin'

This was his only #1 album until 2004, when Genius Loves Company hit #1 (after it won Album of the Year at the Grammys). "You Don't Know Me" peaked at #2

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (Part 2): R. City featuring Adam Levine "Locked Away"

Ok. So I was listening to a Billboard podcast from 2 months ago and they were talking about something that makes me feel a bit foolish.

Apparently, in the first week of July, Billboard switched from releasing new charts on Thursday, to releasing them on Tuesday. So here's THIS week's Top Ten Tuesday.

I'm not sure what this means for the podcast, but listen in the coming weeks and we'll figure it out.

I was sort of surprised by how much I liked this song. And the video is fantastic too. I hope this becomes a big hit because I would like to hear a lot more of it.

September 2015 Media Update

Well here we are at the beginning of September. I lost track of time to post this at noon, which is my wont, but I *did* remember to keep track of all the things I like to keep track of, so let's count it a win.

Last Thing I Watched: The first television show came back from summer hiatus last night. It was Awkward, which started its final season with the embarrassing Senior Streak Mishap pictured above.

I'm going to miss this show, but I feel like maybe it's good that it's ending, so that I can not feel so much like an old man watching a teen show.

Last Thing I Read: Speaking of old men, I started reading a new book on Sunday night. It's called The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana and, so far, it's about a man who has found that he has all the stored memory of literature and culture and motor functions and almost everything. Except he doesn't remember anything about himself or his family. It's VERY enjoyable so far!

Last Thing I Listened To: I discovered a new podcast a couple of weeks ago! It's called Song Exploder. Basically every episode is about a different song and the artist talks about all of the different aspects of the song, from the drum part, to the bass part, to the weird piece of metal they used for that weird metallic sound in the background. Or whatever. So the last song I listened to was a song called "Ring My Bell" by a group/person who goes by the name White Hinterland. It's quite weird but very lovely. I'm going to link to just the song, but also to the episode if I can.

Ok here's the whole episode (it ends with the song in its entirety):

And here's the song if you just want to listen to it:


Things I'm Seeing on the Internet: In celebrity news, Kanye West said on Sunday night's VMA's that he was going to be running for President in 2020. A lot of people are reacting seriously or otherwise making a big deal about how their not taking him seriously is somehow a rebellion or outside of the box thinking. I don't think that that kind of thing should EVER be taken seriously. Especially when the guy has just finished saying that he got really high before the show.

In more innocent and adorable areas of the Internet, school started back up for a bunch of my friends' kids. My oldest still has one more year before she starts school, but I was getting really excited seeing all of these stoked little kids. I'm not going to post pictures of kids on here though because the Internet can be a shady place. And if I'm going to betray the trust of my friends and family, I want to do it in a much safer place. Know what I mean? ;-)

When I post again, my daughter will have started Pre-K. Crazy.

Top Ten Tuesday: Fetty Wap featuring Remy Boyz "679"

Well, it's the third Top 10 song for Fetty Wap this year. Pretty impressive. I wonder if he'll just be a 2015 thing, or if he'll have a lasting effect on the industry...

Monday, August 31, 2015

New Countdown: End of Summer

Aaron Bruno (AWOLNATION)

Well, here we are at the last week of August. I distinctly remember thinking, in the first week of June, that it would be this week before we knew it. And I hate how right I was. But I love the Fall and Winter. So we'll soldier bravely on.

Countdown #261

The All-American Rejects
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Cold War Kids
Elle King
Florence + the Machine
Mumford & Sons
The Struts
twenty one pilots
X Ambassadors

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1963

1. Fingertips Pts 1&2

2. Soul Bongo
3. La La La La La
4. (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
5. Hallelujah (I Love Her So)
6. Drown in My Own Tears
7. Don't You Know

I had never listened to this before. It is truly astounding how talented he was at SUCH a young age!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Countdown: Bastion of Manners


I think one of the things that herald the downfall of a blog is when the author continually starts posts with "Sorry I'm late on this!" or "It's been a long time since I've posted, but I'm excited to get back into it!" or whatever. So I'm not going to do that.

This is a fun one. High energy!

Countdown #260

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Cold War Kids
Elle King
Florence + The Machine
Janis Joplin
Mumford & Sons
The Struts
twenty one pilots
X Ambassadors