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Pop Culture, Uncategorized, music, youtube

May 3, 2010

Top 16 Favorite Cover Songs

Tags: alien ant farm, , andrew garcia, Boyce Avenue, chris cornell, chris daughtry, david cook, dynamite hack, glen hansard, janis joplin, jason mraz, jeff buckley, jimi hendrix, johnny cash, kris allen, , muse, nirvana, over the rainbow, seether, smashing pumpkins, whitney houston

I’ve always been fascinated with cover songs – when one artist does their version of a song another made famous.
For me, seeking out covers has  exposed me to new songs and artists,  and even new genres of music.  A new slant on an old song shows creativity and artistry, and says as much about the [...]

Pop Culture, music

March 9, 2010

Ultimate Stuck-In-Your-Head Mixtape

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For the past few months, I’ve tweeted “Stuck In Your Head” songs of the day.  These are the tunes that somehow get stuck between your ears and hang out there for an eternity.  You may HATE the song, but it’s there.  Nothing you can do about it.  So just enjoy the music and let is [...]

Buzz, Pop Culture, Uncategorized, music

August 28, 2009

Buzz #100 – Soundtrack of My Life

Tags: alien ant farm, eric hutchinson, , incubus, ingram hill, jason mraz, , junior senior, michael buble, , , peter gabriel, seal, sister hazel, stevie wonder, sugarhill gang, the beatles,

OK, so, removing the Preamble entry, this is the 100th post on The Buzz!!
Thank you to everyone who has read, shared, inspired, and commented here.  It’s been an absolute thrill to get to know you (or know you better!).  I try to provoke discussion, so I definitely appreciate people who tell me I’m wrong!
I gave [...]

Buzz, Pop Culture, music

July 7, 2009

The Meaning of "Man in the Mirror"

Tags: man in the mirror, , mj

“Gotta make a change
For once in my life
It’s gonna feel real good
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right”

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
No message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make the change
You gotta [...]

Buzz, Pop Culture, TV and Movies, music

June 29, 2009

What Celebrity Deaths Mean To Us

Tags: billy mays, ed mcmahon, farrah fawcett, michael jac,

It hasn’t been a good week for the entertainment industry.  Four icons of pop culture, TV and music passed away from very different circumstances.
Ed McMahon – The former “Tonight Show” sidekick died at age 86 after battling several illnesses for many years.  He was one of the most beloved members of his generation of TV [...]

music, youtube

June 19, 2009

Friday MixTape – 1980s Edition!

Tags: billy idol, duran duran, guns & roses, , mixtape, , , pink floyd, wham

Some songs to get you rolling on a Friday morning!
1) Duran Duran – Rio
2) Wham! – Careless Whisper
3) Guns & Roses – Paradise City
4) Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal
5) Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
6) Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight
7) Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) – RELEASED IN 1980!
Enjoy [...]