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To celebrate the season, but more-so the temperature, this Weekend Download Recommendations has a list full of fair weather music. Some of these tracks are made for a nice and balmy Christmas and others are just made for some nice and balmy weather. Because, why not? Each track rises to the occasion, just like a wave swelling open for surfers on a hot, sweet beach.
It’s that time of the year again, folks. The Holidays are among us, and while most are just getting into the jolly swing of things, others have been in the holiday spirit since Thanksgiving. To either your ire or cheer, songs like “Silver & Gold,” “White Christmas,” “The Grinch,” Amazing Grace,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Joy to the World” and “Jingle Bells” have been circulating the radio waves, malls and department stores for a while.
This Weekend Downloads Recommendations celebrates some of the tracks and covers that have made the Muppets memorable. We’ll celebrate some sad and some poignant, some overblown and overtly vivacious tracks. As a prerequisite, I would like to point out only Muppet videos will be included, here. We’re talking full blown Muppet movies Muppets, so poor Elmo’s great little songs are unfortunately nixed. Secondly, I know there was some great stuff with live guest stars over the years, -especially on The Muppet Show - but sometimes it seems like the prowess of the star kind of overrides the intention of the track.
I still hold the comedian in highest regard because he gave us films like The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore, Bullet Proof and five hilarious comedy albums that all featured his talents as a musician. Everyone needs to stop hating Sandler, because the comedian doesn’t deserve this shit storm. Even though his latest movies have sucked, nobody should forget how much he’s made us laugh in the past.
This Weekend Download Recommendations celebrates those fuckers who get paid to spend careful time deliberating what song to play when a hockey team scores a goal, who play DJ during time-outs and breaks, and who give the ice girls a reason to shake their bums as they clean up debris. There are as many winners as there are losers. Just note your hockey team is disqualified if it employs one of the following goal songs: “Rock’N Roll Part 2” –excepting New Jersey’s “You Suck” addition - “Song 2,” and “Zombie Nation.”
Halloween is here again, and with it comes many different things. Some people get their kids ready to go out trick-or-treating for candy or older folks might join in on the fun as well. While some people like to throw Halloween parties with required costumes, apple cider and lot’s of alcohol.
If you're as obsessed with the business of entertainment as I am, you know there is no more satisfying cocktail than a good song playing over a great movie scene (or vice versa). I'm not talking original scores or other music created for a film, I mean whatever tunes the filmmakers found that matched their work so perfectly that it could only take the scene to the next level. In my opinion, no good movie was ever made that didn't include amazing music-- you cannot survive without it.
This Weekend Download Recommendations celebrates first albums, best performances, and a round of singles from some of Idol’s finest and a few in between. Stick around for a compelling list featuring shots at Chris Brown, hockey references, and a whole lot of eyeliner. Plus, a variety of music suggestions.
Weekend Download Recommendations: Science Fiction Music With Rush, Dr. Octagon, Black Sabbath, Muse and Bowie
Get your helmets on, prepare for flight and don’t forget your partner; the lean mean killing machine, Iron Man. It’s a long distant to the South Side of the Sky, so let’s get this space ship in orbit.
This Weekend Download Recommendations is all about some good covers of some Disney classics. It’s extremely difficult to get a license to re-do a trademarked Disney song. Those who have made the effort deserve credit for trying, but luckily, for every subpar Selena Gomez rendition of “Cruella De Vil”, there’s a Replacements version to prove there is always a little more room left in our hearts, and our iTunes, for more Disney magic.
The Clear Channel Memorandum of 2001 wasn’t exactly a ban, but it wasn’t a wild rumor, either. As beloved classics disappeared from the radio, word mistakenly spread that many of the most cherished solo artists and bands in history were barred from the radio. Now we know it was simply an advisory, unenforced but still powerful enough to resonate. Unfortunately, the list was neither completely tactful or in good taste
Weekend Download Recommendations: Songs And Albums To Help Lil Wayne Get Over His Crappy Form Of Hip-Hop
During this installment of Weekend Download Recommendations, I’m going to suggest a list of songs and albums for Lil Wayne to consider listening before his next trip into the studio.
Luckily, we’re not expecting a weekend out of a Charley Patton song where 1% of people will be homeless on the morrow. Hopefully no levees will break and no water will done creep through any towns, but we’ll just have to while away our time with some crooning, some CCR, and a little Case. I’ll try to use some considerable words in this article in case any readers are stuck in the middle of a game of scrabble
Weekend Download Recommendations: Getting Ready For School With The Jackson 5, Van Halen And Pink Floyd
Whether or not most of you will admit this, the days of our youth spent in school are some of the most important in our lives.
In honor of Jani Lane and “Cherry Pie,” this Weekend Download Recommendations is a shout out to recent babies named after pulpy substances. It’s a shout out to all youngn’s with blackberry juice on their faces and homeless men scurrying around service berry trees. Fruit is great, even when it’s a mess of mash on the sidewalk. The bands who support fruit are even better.