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The Dougie Craze Continues to Sweep the Nation

24 Sep

This is getting out of hand…..

Teach Me How to Dougie

21 Sep

I never listen to the radio. I don’t know if its the cheesy DJs, the constant commercial breaks or the repetitive bubble gum that passes as music that gets played—–bottom line: I HATE IT. Do you ever wonder why it seems every station goes on commercial break at the same time? Same thing seems to happen with TV. This is why I find myself watching my favorite shows On Demand (big ups to Comcast!) or online. Back to the topic. You can hate terrestrial radio all you want, but sometimes its unavoidable. Dentist’s offices, department stores, elevators etc….all tuned into the same sentimental, synthesized 80s “soft rock” bullshit we all secretly love. The worst was when I worked at CVS pharmacy overnight (don’t ask). CVS, like Wal-Mart and other big chain stores, has their own satellite radio station. When I first started out, it was cool. I would just sing along to whatever came on. Nothing beat belting out “From a Distance” while manning the register. If you saw the area I was working in…..let’s just say, no one was amused. But, after a few months of working there, the music started to really get on your nerves. The playlist of the station was possibly 60 songs long at the most. Furthermore, each song seemed to play at a set time. You knew it was getting close to take a break when you heard “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and it was time to leave when “Halo” came on. It got to the point where I couldn’t handle it anymore. I was slowly losing my mind working there in the first place, but this increased my frustration exponentially.

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Cure For the Mondays

20 Sep

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SoundHound Songs of the Month

8 Jul

I have discussed in depth my ongoing love affair with the IPhone. One of my favorite Apps that I own is called SoundHound. This is the one you use when you hear a song, but aren’t sure who sings it or what it is called. This has always been one of the biggest annoyances of my life. In the past, I really hated when I heard something catchy only to forget completely by the time I got home. In the bar I work at, there is a jukebox with a fairly sizeable library. I am pretty proficient at knowing my popular music, but there is bound to be some stuff played that is unfamiliar. This app is free to download, but you only get five identifications a month unless you pay for an upgrade. Regardless, it’s really easy to use and I find that it works better than similar apps like Shazam. Here are my songs from this past month.

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Top 5 Karaoke Songs

8 Jul

In honor of my twenty first birthday, I bring you my favorite karaoke songs. As I have stated before, I am not a big party animal, but I like going to bars with a decent vibe and a cool atmosphere. My favorite drinking activity is karaoke. Nothing beats getting up in front of a group of strangers and making a complete fool out of yourself. Mind you, I have no background in performing and my singing voice is, at best, mediocre. This doesn’t stop me. I am not a timid person and have no problem getting up in front of a crowd of strangers and letting it all out. This is the beauty of karaoke. My list will comprise of five songs that I always can rely on. These standards may not be the coolest or most artistic ditties ever composed, but that isn’t the point. They sound really freakin’ amazing at two AM when you, in a drunken haze, decide to get up on stage and break the monotony of another hot mess of a sorostitute mumbling the words to “Poker Face.”

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Whitechapel-A New Era of Corruption

23 Jun

As far as popular deathcore goes, Knoxville, Tennessee based band Whitechapel are head and shoulders above the pack. Taking their name from the location in London where Jack the Ripper committed his crimes, this group is dedicated to providing hard hitting riffs, demonic guttural vokillz, and a level of brutality in both the lyrics and music itself hard to match by any of their peers. Their first two albums were both conceptual, the first, “The Somatic Defilement” being based around the story of Jack the Ripper, and the second, “This is Exile” telling the story of a mortal caught between a battle between Heaven and Hell. “A New Era of Corruption” their third studio album was released on June 8, 2010.

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Deftones: Diamond Eyes

23 Jun

Three years and some change removed since the release of “Saturday Night Wrist” the Sacramento based rock band the Deftones have released their sixth album “Diamond Eyes.” The reason for this large chunk of time between albums is due to the near-fatal car crash suffered by bassist Chi Cheng in 2008 that has since left him in a coma with severe brain injuries. This sidelined the release of the bands true sixth album entitled “Eros.” Lead vokillist Chino Moreno had this to say regarding the accident and its impact on the band:

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