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Flashback Friday: Straight Outta Compton Retro Review

I wrote a review for UW-Madison’s student-run magazine EMMIE over a year ago, and I unfortunately had to cut most of it down to fit in with the other retro reviews within the feature. Fortunately for me, I kept the original cut of the review, and I’m finally taking the opportunity to share it with you now. Enjoy […]

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Flashback Friday: “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives

Burl Ives will forever in my mind be embodied by the magical snowman from the stop-motion film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Classic film from my childhood. Yukon Cornelius is the man, and “I wanna be a dentist” is one of the few Christmas-originated phrases allowed to be used year-round. Hope you enjoy this version of […]

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Flashback Friday: “Man in the Box” by Alice in Chains

Welllll, I forgot to do the Throwback Thursday, so I figured I’d use this alliteration cop out instead. Anyway, I have been obsessed with this song for the past week, and now I really want to delve into Alice in Chains’s library. I’ve always been a fan of Layne Staley’s voice and the vocal harmonies […]

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Throwback Thursday: “Dueling Banjos” from Deliverance

Nothing like a good old guitar battle. While originally composed in 1955 by Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith , I believe it was the 1972 film Deliverance that made this duet the well known piece it is today. Gotta love that banjo! The cover I saw today was my inspiration for this post. Saw this on Wimp.com and I had […]

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Throwback Thursday: “Business” by Eminem

Here’s some good Eminem to fall back on if MMLP2 is as mediocre as I hear it is. I actually haven’t listened to the new album front to back yet, but I can do a song by song review if anyone’s interested. Just let me know. Peace.

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Throwback Thursday: “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash

Keeping to the theme of UW Basketball from yesterday, we have the Johnny Cash hit “Ring of Fire”. Don’t have too much else to say about the song besides it’s great. It’s simple and classic.  The top comment on the video above (by NickFuzzy) was, “400 dislikes?!? Who can seriously dislike this?” Pretty much sums […]

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Throwback Thursday: “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.

This classic “Halloween” song was actually released in May of 1984 before the film of the same title, but it’s ghost-related, so you know the masses will morph it into anything they please. If there’s any Halloween-related song you have to listen to this week, it’s this rap remix utilizing the Ghostbusters theme. It will […]

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Throwback Thursday: “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper

Honestly, I was trying to think of a favorite throwback of mine from the metal or hard rock genre, but I usually prefer to write on something that is somehow relevant. I have to be inspired somehow. And whaddya know, this song came up in Parks and Recreation. Reason enough to me. Lauper’s Top 5 […]

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Throwback Thursday: “Ms. New Booty” by Bubba Sparxxx feat. Ying Yang Twins

I’d call this the penultimate middle school throwback (tied with “It’s Goin’ Down” by Yung Joc). I also really wanted to share it after it came up immediately after the “Survival” video on Vevo’s playlist. One word: hilarious. It just goes to show that literally anyone has the potential to make music and be creative […]

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Throwback Thursday: “Shut ’em Down” by Public Enemy

  The government is still shut down right? Appropriate or not, this is a classic rap banger. This is the song conspiracy theorists would say Obama is bumpin’ in the oval office right now. I love Chuck D’s voice/delivery, and how can you possibly hate on FLAAAAVOR FLAAAAAV!?!?!? The scratching break in between the second […]