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Posts Tagged ‘music’

Pop Culture,Social Media,Technology,music,youtube

July 6, 2010

When Doves and Internets Cry

Tags: internet, metallica, , napster, prince, purple rain, when doves cry,

Iconic musician and noted weirdo Prince has officially either become the smartest man on the planet, or is continuing his lifelong assault on common sense.  (Remember, this is the dude that changed his name to a symbol.) He said the following to The Mirror: The internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give [...]


July 2, 2010

My Favorite Thing Ever (This Week – July 2, 2010)

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This morning, I let the cat out of the bag by telling a few fine folks (@amylizmartin and @shonali) about my lifelong dream of singing an acoustic version of “Baby Got Back” on American Idol. @HeldInContempt did a MAJOR solid by sharing this version from the great Jonathan Coulton…so now I share it with you: [...]

Social Media,charity,music

June 7, 2010

Cole’s #12for12k Concert

Tags: 12for12k, beatles, charity, ,

[Note from Mike: The following guest post is from my good friend and OFFICIAL Buzz Kids Reporter, Cole.  He's only 3 years old, but he has an amazing understanding of the importance of giving to others.  You can see below that Cole and I share a passion for snow angels, but I had no idea [...]

Lyrics Quiz

March 3, 2010

Buzz Lyrics Quiz 2010 #1

Tags: , songs

It’s been a looooong time since I ran a lyrics quiz.  So long, in fact, that I forgot how many I’ve done and can’t easily research it.  Thus, we start from #1 again Here are the rules.  I give you a song lyrics.  You give me title and artist for each in the comments section.  [...]

Buzz,PR,Pop Culture,Song of the Day,music

February 2, 2010

Vanilla Ice and Crisis PR

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Some days I listen to the radio, others I listen to my iPod.  I’m sure you do the same thing. A few days ago, I enjoyed the mix as I got off the DC Metro and walked through the streets of Chinatown. [Confession – I used to be a Bar Mitzvah DJ, so I’ve got [...]

Pop Culture,TV and Movies,music

January 25, 2010

Top Six Muppet Songs

Tags: beaker, cookie monster, fraggle rock, jim hensen, kermit, muppets, , videos

While this space is generally used for adult conversation about the social media/public relations realm, every now and then, it’s important to take a step back and be a little silly.  This is one of those times. Jim Henson’s Muppets may be one of the happiest creations of all time.  Crossing several mediums, they starred [...]

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! [...]

Song of the Day,music

August 21, 2009

Song of the Day: "More Than Words"

Tags: , favorite song, guitar, love song, more than words,

How do you properly honor one of your favorite songs?  I’ll do my best here. “More Than Words” by Extreme is a soupy love song, admittedly.  It was a stark contrast from EVERY OTHER SONG Extreme did.  But it was their biggest hit.  When it came out in 1991, I wasn’t such a big fan…girls [...]


July 24, 2009

My Life According to Dave Matthews Band

Tags: dave matthews band, dmb,

Using only song names from one artist, cleverly answer these questions. Post your version as a comment.  You can’t use the band I used. Do not repeat a song title. It’s a lot harder than you think! Band: Dave Matthews Band 1) Are you a male or female? Spaceman 2) Describe yourself: Proudest Monkey 3) [...]


July 14, 2009

The Buzz Lyrics Quiz #1 (ANSWERS POSTED)

Tags: lyrics,

Welcome to The Buzz Lyrics Quiz #1! Write a comment below with your answers. No peeking, no cheating, no googling allowed! Each question is worth 1 point and the Bonus is worth 2. Winners will be congratulated appropriately. Good luck! 1. She’s Saying That’s Ok/Hey Baby Do What You Please/I Have The Stuff That You [...]