I, like everyone, enjoy Bob Marley. Â But even Bob Marley can get old after a while. Â MyOldKentuckyBlogÂ has a post about another reggae band that I heard of, but can’t remember actually hearing. Â Toots and the MaytalsÂ is a credited with coining the term “reggae”. Â Their sound seems to make the connection from 50s and 60s music to more popularÂ Jamaican music that everyone is familiar with today. Â You’ve probably seen thatÂ Nissan RogueÂ commercialÂ with the Clash’s take on their song “Pressure Drop.” Â I just bought the “Very best of…” and it is a great listen.
While checking outÂ Mental FlossÂ after the Golden Girls post, I found many things to waste my time reading. Â They, like everyone, put together a list of the best videos of the year. Â The above is my favorite.Â Â And although I have seen the star wars trumpet before, it is worth another watch. (more…)
So being in Bloomington, Indiana the armpit of America the radio station selection is bleak. However since Lizzy does nothing with her life but play on Â http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/Â Â she discovered this littleÂ lovely station,Â Minnesota Public RadioÂ The Current. At firstÂ I have been skeptical ofÂ Lizzy’s obsession with the Internet because it causes her to get nothing done and stay up into the wee hours of the morning close to when I get up for practice but this is a definite plus to her narcoleptic tendencies.Â So check it out,Â http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/, it plays in itunes or I’m sure other music players.
As the temperature drops (along with my bank balance) I find myself confined to home on a more regular basis.Â Seeing as how I have little to do on a blustery winter day I turn to my TV to entertain me.Â But since the ol’ girl only gets 5 channels it is no easy task to keep me satisfied.Â That is until my dial flips to PBS, it is there that my thirst for knowledge is quenched.Â Throughout the weekend I was able to see a Bob Dylan concert, numerous cooking shows and, quite possibly my new favorite show, History Detectives.Â So if you haven’t tuned in since Sesame Street I suggest you give it another go.Â PBS is sure to pleaseÂ no matter what you’re looking for.Â
Based on the true story, this movie follows the life of legendaryÂ DJ Frankie Wilde.Â This story starts with Frankie at the top of his career which takes a quick shift to a downward spiral.Â Diagnosed as being deaf is only one obstacle that Wilde will have to overcome to rise to the top again.Â Shot in a documentary type style one gets the feel that these events actually went down.Â Â The beats alone make it worth a watch.