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 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


Monday, May 12

Music Monday: Spring Jazz

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Today Scott's making a playlist to help you through a wonderful warm Spring day. Open a window, turn up the speakers, and enjoy. He certainly will.

Nina Simone - Sinnerman


The music of the great Nina Simone speaks for itself, really. The vocals are just as passionate as the piano. It's a lovely song full of energy that's just MADE for the light. And what chases away sin better than a beam of light?

It won't get any better than that, but it'll certainly stay just as good. See you after the jump!

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Monday, May 05


Monday, April 28

Music Monday: Unexpected Covers

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! There are many songs out there where a cover supplanted the original. But there are also song where two versions co-exist, occupying two very different spaces at the same time. That's what Scott's looking at today. Complex? Don't worry, you'll catch on quickly.

Tainted Love Gloria Jones & Marilyn Manson


She didn't write it, but Gloria Jones kinda started it off. Marilyn Manson, however, came in after Soft Cell chilled it up and turned a very poppy '60s dance song into, well, something more dark. Kinda the story of America, when you think about it.

But don't think about it, we've got eight more songs to burn through. See you after the jump!

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Monday, April 21

Music Monday: Weather Songs

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! You know what they say, April comes in like a lion and- oh, well, they WILL say that soon, thanks to climate change issues. And speaking of climate change, today Scott's gonna take a good, hard look at songs about the weather. Join him, won't you?

Crowded House - Weather With You


It's interesting how often the weather is used as a metaphor for love. Or maybe, that shouldn't be so surprising. Emotions can be calm, stormy, lovely or horrid. Maybe we're just little weather events that thing they're people. Whoa, man. Whoa.

More weather songs on the way. See you after the jump!

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