Archive for August 2013

Highlights of the 2013 VMAs

Highlights of the 2013 VMAs
If you missed the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, you might have a nagging feeling that something happened that you should know about.  If you don’t want to seem like a nerd at work because you didn’t watch, here are the things people might be buzzing about. Lady Gaga– Gaga opened the show with her... Read more »

What my Macklemore post has shown me about opinions toward gays

What my Macklemore post has shown me about opinions toward gays
About six months ago, I listened to the Macklemore album (“The Heist”) and was struck by one song in particular, “Same Love,” in which Macklemore pondered his own sexual orientation and considered gay rights in general.  I wrote a post entitled “Is Macklemore gay? Funny, he had the same question himself.”  Apparently a lot of... Read more »

The Oprah interview with Lindsay Lohan: The rehab recap

The Oprah interview with Lindsay Lohan: The rehab recap
Did you know that one of the recovery steps they teach at Betty Ford is to do an interview with Oprah?  It’s true, she can really help cement the recovery process in place- with Lindsay Lohan anyway.  Just four days after completing her sixth stint in rehab, Lindsay sat down with Oprah for a serious... Read more »
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2013 brings us the summer of Pharrell

2013 brings us the summer of Pharrell
Last week I was on the Business Insider website (Let’s pause for a minute.  Was I on that site because I’ve been in the business world for several decades and like to stay SUPER on top of the news?  NO! They had an article linking to one of my blog posts! I’ve finally made it... Read more »

A (local) band to watch: The Orwells

A (local) band to watch: The Orwells
This morning I was listening to a podcast episode of All Songs Considered (NPR) and heard a song by The Orwells.  Two things about the band caught my attention: their ages and their hometown.  It turns out the boys (four of the five of them anyway) are fresh out of high school and attended York... Read more »

Jimi Hendrix was a One Hit Wonder

Beck – "Loser" (#10 in 1994) – Beck is one of those artists who I feel like I should know more about but then assume he’s just too cool for me.  It turns out he might be too cool for everyone as this was his only song to break into Billboard’s Top 40.  It helped Beck get a deal with a major label.  “Loser” was an extension of the songs he used to perform in small clubs and coffee houses where he would make up ridiculous lyrics to see if people were listening.  Looks like they were!
Recently I have discovered a podcast called Stuff You Should Know, which covers various fascinating topics and discusses them in detail.  This morning, I listened to an episode on one hit wonders and have since spent several hours compiling this blog as found it so interesting. First, what is the definition of a one hit... Read more »
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