Friday, July 11

 

Monday, July 07

Music Monday: Sour Milk: Novelty Songs You Gotta Share

by Scott Lydon

It's Music Monday! What's the best way to prove you're someone's friend? Why, by giving them horrible music, of course! Nothing shows your respect like the words "Wow, you've GOT to hear this crap!" Today Scott's showing his love for you by slapping down five of the WORST songs he knows. After you listen, feel free to repay him in kind.

Dr. Dave - Vanna, Pick Me A Letter

 

In one quick motion, David Kolin crossed the voice of Cheech Marin with the smooth skill of Alex Chilton and- well, churned out this mid-80s novelty hit about Wheel Of Fortune. At least he didn't go back to do "Jeopardy Gurls," right?

The terror only continues within. See you after the jump!

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World Of Wootcrap: Rise Of The Clans

by Scott Lydon

 


 
glub glub airline food right
 
chrrp chrrrp cheee
 
hooty hooo
 

Are you a mighty Squarryl, drawing strength and sustenance from the middle-lands? Or a valiant V'owl that soars above the mountain high-lands? Or perhaps you're a stalwart Betta Koi, standing firm against those who would pit their wit against yours?

Keep an eye on your Forums User Info Place (you know, this thing) to see if the mist has changed you yet. Once you've been transformed, take note of your friends. Stare through bitter eyes at your enemies. Peek at the blog now and again to learn what those experience points are all about. And gird your loins for the combat that will inevitably begin at about 11am (Central) on July 11th. For when the battle begins, all loins shall be at risk, and only the most-girded shall arise victoriously!

Curious who's in what Clan? Lichme made a handy cheat-sheet

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Monday, June 30

Music Monday: Sunshine Songs

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! So, everyone who's anyone is outside soaking up some rays. We're gonna do the same thing in here. This week, our theme is Sunshine Songs! Maybe they're about sunshine, maybe they sound good in the sunshine. Scott doesn't care. Do your thang, people.

The Ramones - California Sun

 

If ever there was a song for a convertible of the modern era, THIS is that song. Fill up the tank and zip down to the beach. And maybe swing by the offices and grab me, too? I'll buy soda and chips for the drive!

Unless you plan to take Scott up on his offer, see you after the jump!

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Monday, June 23

Music Monday: Songs About Themselves

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Today's list of songs are songs about the very songs they are. That's right! We're gettin' meta up in here.. Case in point:

The Raspberries - Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)

 

See how easy it is? You write a song about why you're writing a song and then people understand, and it becomes a hit! Well, okay, this song didn't actually ever become a hit per se, but surely that was in the original plan. Just listen to the lyrics, he just wanted to hear the record!

We never meta song we didn't like. See you after the jump for four more!

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Monday, June 16

Music Monday: 16

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! 16 is often loved by musicians because it's that tipping point of life. You're still young enough to be eager and excited but you're old enough to be kinda starting your life. You've got your own money, job and vehicle (sometimes) but you usually don't have to pay rent, keep up with bills or consider the future. Is it any wonder that THIS is the music industry's prime target? Today Scott's celebrating the 16th with five songs about the number 16.

Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Sixteen

 

Yeah, Chuck's not the person you'd want taking your sixteen year old girl on a date, but the man can, did, and will continue to rock. This song right here is one of the primary reasons the number 16 continues to hang out in rock 'n roll.

More 16s to come. See you after the jump!

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Monday, June 09

Music Monday: Live Sets

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! This week is more of a storytelling theme. Scott's gonna give you five bands he's enjoyed live, and then get out of the way. It'll be up to you guys to bring this one to life by telling your favorite concert stories. Who did you love, why did you love them, what were the best concerts you ever saw? Consider this the warm-up act.

Morphine

 

Morphine is low-key in style, but the band was just soaked in energy. I saw them for the first time in a super-small club with a handful of people, and they still brought it. Mark Sandman doing harmonics while Dana Colley played two saxes at the same time? Perfect. And to this day, I remember it well.

More good music coming after the jump, and then it'll be time for YOUR story!

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Monday, June 02

 

Monday, May 26

Music Monday: Memories

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! If you're like us… you're not working today. Isn't that GREAT?? If you're not like us we're sorry and hope you get some time off soon. Regardless, today is a great day to remember the past, so Scott's made another mix full of memory songs.

Johnny Thunders - You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory

 

You know, I've simply GOT to stop leading with the best song. Johnny Thunders had a hard life and kinda ruined it all by himself, but with a song like this, you get the feeling he knew what he was doing. A lovely, heartbreaking piece. Appropriately enough.

Still four more coming inside! See you after the jump.

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Monday, May 19