Steve Miller Rip off himself?

BLACK KEYS
Doctor Mooney has some more things worth checking out. It has a post with a couple songs from a Aretha Franklin album. It has a post about the new Black Keys album and an even newer song they posted on their myspace. If you haven’t given them a try yet, do. All You Ever Wanted is a pretty good track. Also, their first video for this album, Attack and Release, has them playing laser tag.RIP OFF ARTIST
The main thing to check out on Doc Mooney’s is a post about the songs that McCartney and Lennon wrote but didn’t originally record. Songs are pretty good, but listen to Steve Miller Bands “My Dark Hour” its from a 1969 album called Brave New World. The riff of the song is unmistakably the same as “Fly Like An Eagle” from the album with the same name in 1976. Does this mean Steve reused a riff he and McCartney wrote seven years earlier. Does McCartney get credit/royalties for “Fly Like An Eagle?” Either way, its a good song and further proof that anything the Beatles touch turns to gold.

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Step up…

Step up to the streets of Broadway and Belmont for the KTF Championship Battle of the Belt. Its a dance-off. Like Step Up 2, but for real-zies. Its at the Lakeshore Theatre at 10:30PM tonight and tickets are only $10.00. They are going to have it again in June, August, October, and December. I don’t know what else say; here is a sample video of it that was on their website.

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Santogold

SantoGoldM.I.A. is an artist had a unique sound for American popular music.  Despite that (or because of that), she got huge last year.  I thought she was awful at Lollapalooza last year, but she did have a lot more people than the band she drowned out, Electric Six, playing on the stage next to her.  Anyways, it seems that the major labels are trying to repeat that success with Santogold.

Santogold sounds like M.I.A., dancey music thats heavy on the beats.  The music has a 80’s pop and a world music feel to it.  She is is getting a lot of affection from the “blogosphere”, so you better get a listen in before the backlash starts.  Give it a listen at HypeMachine or at Lollapalooza this summer.

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Spread Eagle Ariel

logos

Working with logos and graphics all day, I get a great kick out of knowing how they were made, the reasoning behind them and things like that. It took me a while to figure out that the new Baskin Robbin’s logo had a thirty one in the middle of it. I think I was the last person to notice the arrow inside of the FedEx logo. But my favorite logo story is about the Starbuck’s logo.

The reason that it is relevant right now is because Starbucks is bringing back the old logo on their cups. The most obvious weird thing about it is that such a major American company would use a logo that has bare breasts on it. The full story is at DeadProgrammer.com, but the weirdest part of bringing back this logo is because it is making it obvious that the mermaid is the two finned and the story behind mermaids.

Basically, mermaids were sirens of the sea. But how can you have sex with Ariel if her bottom half is a fish? Well, skeezy sailors must have figured that sex with a mythical mermaid is more logical if it has two fins. Yep, take another look at the logo and you see that the Starbuck’s logo is holding her legs back spread eagle. Think about that next time you grab a coffee.

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