At some point or another we’ve all found ourselves in a place in our lives for whatever reason, that we are just in a funk that for some reason takes over. It kind of looks like the end of Sleeping Beauty when the prince is battling the evil dragon! Well in my “minds eye” or whatever.
After being in a serious funk these last few days for one reason or another, I figured I’d plug in my new Fanny Wangz headphones I am going to be reviewing and listen to some music while I worked and a song came on that immediately got my spirits lifted right away, and I got to thinking about the power of music. Continue Reading
The XXII Olympic Winter Games are upon us, and some of the top athletes in the world are getting ready for the tough global competition of winter’s biggest sporting event! It may be cold in Sochi, but some of the most decorated female athletes are heating things up on hot music streaming service Rdio.
With the Opening Ceremony over, and to celebrate the 2014 winter Olympics, we got Olympic gold medalist skier Julia Mancuso, silver medalist snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, and silver medalist hockey player Hilary Knight to each share a playlist from travel tunes to favorite jams! Check out their playlists below.
OK, pull out the excessively baggy pants, shiny patent leather shoes and suit jackets cuz it’s HAMMER TIME! Starting off our Thursday Throwback for the day is M.C. Hammer with his hit “Let’s get it started”! M.C. Hammer ( @MCHammer ) is possibly one of the most popular hip hop artists ever, and certainly the first to have his own Saturday morning cartoon! Back when there was a great reason to wake up early on Saturday mornings! Continue Reading
Post-modern, grunge-induced phenomenon, A New Way to Live Forever (ANWTLF), boasts a mission to bring “songs” back to rock music, and their new video is living proof.
‘Til My Heart Stops Beating, the first single and video from their sophomore EP “Rumoura“, well defines the emerging ANWTLF as soulful grit and groove powerhouse, and sets the stage for big things to come. Check out the video below€¦
Vocalist/songwriter, Russ Rogers states, “Rock music has all but disappeared from radio where we live in South Florida. Part of it is likely the overwhelming prevalence of dance culture down here, but I can’t help notice a lack of new great rock songs coming out anywhere in general – ones that could cross the radio dial as well as transcend decades. Continue Reading
Tech Thursday’s Qualifier is Fanny Wang high definition head sets. I was asked to review and sent the Fanny Wang on ear 3000 headsets in black. On first impression I thought that great another set of headphones packaged and with the same features as another wildly popular brand of headphones by a famous hip-hop producer former wrapper. The box is pretty cool, and they have a great carrying bag that’s made out of this great soft material which I have no idea what it’s made of.
Upon opening the box and retrieving the headphones I noticed the cord which plugs directly in to the headphone using an RC jack had these two extra pieces. One of them was a controller that unfortunately does not work on my android phones. And yes I tried it on a couple of them.
I tried to use the remote switch on my Continue Reading
Lewis Allan ”Lou“ Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American rock musician and songwriter. After being guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, his solo career spanned several decades. The Velvet Underground were a commercial failure in the late 1960s, but the group has gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era – hence Brian Eno’s famous quote that while the Velvet Underground’s debut album only sold 30,000 copies, “everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.”
“everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.”
The music world lost a legend over the weekend with the passing of rock pioneer and Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed. In honor of the prolific songwriter and performer, Rdio has created a tribute playlist celebrating the genius of Reed, from his seminal work with the Velvet Underground and beyond. The full playlist is available below on Rdio. Continue Reading