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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: “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: “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 […]

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Throwback Thursday: “Crystal Blue Persuasion” by Tommy James and the Shondells

As if being a creative genius and producing one of the greatest television shows ever wasn’t enough, Vince Gilligan has also been a master at selecting songs for the soundtrack of my obsession, Breaking Bad. The title of the 1969 song (unintentionally) draws obvious parallels to Walter White’s famous blue meth, and its guitar and […]

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Throwback Thursday: “C.R.E.A.M.” by Wu-Tang Clan

I’ve been messin’ with the clan’s debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) for over a month now, and I’m hooked to say the least. Classic rap is great because it mixes classical sounds (i.e. this piano riff) with head-bobbing flow, and “C.R.E.A.M”  song is a perfect of said combination. In addition, the lyrics are […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews

A Top 20 Album: Kill ‘Em All by Metallica

With move-in last Thursday and Leadershape keeping me away from my laptop this upcoming week, I have and will be breaking my consistency of having a Wild Card Wednesday and Throwback Thursday every week. Fortunately, I saw it as a perfect time to start a series of posts that I’ve been wanting to do for […]

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Throwback Thursday: “Girls Just Wanna Have Lunch” by “Weird Al” Yankovic

1985 was requested as the year I throw back to, and at a glance, I honestly didn’t find it to be a great year for music. I almost picked a cover by David Hasselhoff, but then I decided to pick an artist who is intentionally funny instead of pathetically funny. “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Poodle Hat […]