Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TCM Tribute To Paul Newman

In honor of Paul Newman, Turner Classic Movies will air a tribute to the late actor on Sunday, October 12th, replacing the current scheduled programming with the following films:

6:00 AM The Rack
8:00 AM Until They Sail
10:00 AM Torn Curtain
12:15 PM Exodus
3:45 PM Sweet Bird of Youth
6:00 PM Hud
8:00 PM Somebody Up There Likes Me
10:00 PM Cool Hand Luke
12:15 AM Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
2:15 AM Rachel, Rachel (Newman directed, but did not star, in this film)
4:00 AM The Outrage

Monday, September 29, 2008

Damn Amanda! Apparently Allison Isn't the Only One With A Drinking Problem

Former Melrose Place star Heather Locklear was pulled over Saturday afternoon on a DUI charge. For more on the story, click here.

Final Results of the Mark Cuban Poll

By an overwhelming margin, most of you felt that Mark Cuban was right to post the hate emails he received (including the names and email addresses of the senders). As with many topics, there is no real right or wrong answer. However, as Mark Cuban said, hopefully something good came from the emails being posted.

Here are the final results:

Right- 75%
Wrong 25%

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman 1925-2008

On Saturday morning I learned that one of my favorite actors, Academy Award winner Paul Newman, died on Friday at the age of 83 after a battle with cancer. Even though I knew through news reports about a month ago that it was unlikely that Paul would live to see 2009, his death still hit me. One of the things I liked about Paul's screen persona is that he had a nice balance of easygoing charm for the ladies to go along with a cool, rebellious nature that guys could appreciate too. Even though he had the physical looks that some might term "pretty boy", he never played it up to the point where guys in the audience wanted to punch his lights out.

Below are 5 of my favorite Paul Newman roles:

1. Lucas Jackson (Cool Hand Luke)
2. "Fast" Eddie Felson (The Hustler, The Color of Money)
3. Chance Wayne (The Sweet Bird of Youth)
4. Henry Gondorff (The Sting)
5. Donald J. "Sully" Sullivan (Nobody's Fool)

Besides liking Paul Newman the actor, I respected Paul Newman the man. Throughout his career, he remained active in both social causes (Paul was one of many celebrities to participate in the March on Washington in 1963), as well as charitable ones (according to the Newman's Own website, the franchise has given over $250 million in proceeds to charities worldwide). Along with his philanthropy, I also admired Paul Newman's stance on marriage. In an industry where couples sometimes are headed to divorce court before the ink is dry on their marriage certificate, Newman's 50 year union with his second wife (award-winning actress Joanne Woodward) was one of the most enduring in the world of entertainment. When asked about infidelity, Paul responded "Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home?"

Once Turner Classic Movies announces their lineup change in order to pay tribute to Paul Newman, I'll post the information.

Below is a montage of scenes from Paul Newman's legendary film career:

Retro Mix Playlist For 9/26/08

7 pm hour

Heart of Glass- Blondie
I Missed the Bus- Kriss Kross
Nobody- Keith Sweat
Are We Ourselves- The Fixx
Give Me Just A Little More Time- Chairmen of the Board
Hey Big Brother- Rare Earth
Free Your Mind- En Vogue
You Little Trustmaker- The Tymes

Common Thread segment: 63rd birthday tribute to singer Bryan Ferry
Love Is the Drug- Roxy Music
More Than This- Roxy Music
Avalon- Roxy Music
Kiss and Tell (solo)

Slam- Onyx
Sister Fate- Sheila E.

8 pm hour

Are You Gonna Go My Way- Lenny Kravitz
You're All I Got Tonight- The Cars
I Want You To Want Me- Cheap Trick
Mexican Radio- Wall of Voodoo
Where It's At- Beck
Sex O Matic Venus Freak- Macy Gray
Motownphilly- Boyz II Men
Hot Number- Foxy
Teach Your Children- Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
A Campfire Song- 10,000 Maniacs
Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh, La, La, La)- Kool & the Gang
Wishing Well- Terence Trent D'Arby
Up In A Puff of Smoke- Polly Brown
It's My Life- Talk Talk
Until It Sleeps- Metallica

Retro Mix Video of the Week: More Than This by Roxy Music

Friday, September 26, 2008

Please Take A Moment To Vote In the Current Mark Cuban Poll... Thank You

As some of you may know, last week a huge controversy erupted surrounding Dallas Mavericks forward Josh Howard. Back in July, he played in fellow NBA star Allen Iverson's charity flag football game. During the National Anthem Howard said, "The Star-Spangled Banner is going on. I don’t even celebrate that shit. I’m black." He then went on to make a comment referencing Barack Obama followed by another expletive. This incident was filmed using a cell phone camera and was then uploaded to You Tube.

As a result of Josh Howard's foolish comments, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was besieged with hate mails directed at Howard. Not only did Cuban post a sampling of the emails on his blog (Blog Maverick), he included the names and email addresses of the people who sent the offensive messages. However, on the next day (Sept. 19th), he deleted the post and wrote a follow up explaining why he did. You can read that post here. Although I didn't get a chance to read the offensive emails before Cuban deleted them, I did find a couple of them here. A sports radio station that I listen to did a segment on the topic last Friday in which one of the hosts read some of the offensive emails. You can listen to them by first clicking here and then clicking the "Listen" button under the heading "Cuban Reacts to Hate Mail 9/19". Just to warn you, some of the emails the host read were extremely disgusting.

Although I can understand Cuban's change of heart, I wouldn't have had a problem if he decided not to delete the post. If people want to be racist jackasses, they deserve to be exposed. It's not like Cuban hacked into someone else's computer and posted the messages/email addresses. The perpetrators chose to contact him.

Retro Commercial: Blip

Do the weirdest things from years ago ever pop into your mind for no reason? That's what happened to me when I was fixing a turkey burger sandwich yesterday evening. While getting all my condiments (Miracle Whip, lettuce, and tomatoes) lined up as my turkey burger was being heated, I started to think about the portable electronic game from the late 1970s called Blip. Very similar to the even more primitive Pong, Blip involved an LED (light emitting diode) that bounced back and forth across the screen... all you had to do was press the right button to send it back. Watching this commercial makes me laugh at how easy we were entertained back in the day. Hell, Blip became dated once the "state-of-art" Atari 5200 hit the market in 1982!

Even though it's been over 30 years, this is one of those commercials that never seeped out of my cranium. Probably because it not only played constantly, but the theme song was annoyingly catchy too (Blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip blip....). After watching this commercial just once, you may wish you had the actual game Blip. Not to actually play it, but to smash it to pieces in frustration because you can't get that damn song out of your head!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #59: One Hit Wonders

Thirteen of My Favorite
Since Sept. 25th is National One Hit Wonder Day, I decided to list a baker's dozen of my favorites. As for what constitutes a one-hit wonder, you can ask three people and get three different answers (for the various definitions, you can click here). For my list, I chose to focus on artists who had only one Top 40 hit on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. Following the song title and the artist is the tune's highest chart position and the year that it reached its peak.

What are some of your favorite one-hit wonders?

1. Over the Mountain, Across the Sea by Johnnie and Joe (#8, 1957)

2. Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) by The Impalas (#2, 1959)

3. Have I the Right? by The Honeycombs (#5, 1964) - This British band was one of the earliest to feature a female drummer (Honey Lantree).

4. Reach Out of the Darkness by Friend and Lover (#10, 1968)

5. How Do You Do? by Mouth and MacNeal (#8, 1972)

6. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy (#12, 1976)

7. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now by McFadden and Whitehead (#13, 1979)

8. Mickey by Toni Basil (#1, 1982)

9. Tarzan Boy by Baltimora (#13, 1986)

10. Supersonic by J.J. Fad (#30, 1988)

11. Groove Is In the Heart by Dee-Lite (#4, 1990)

12. Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) by US3 (#9, 1994)

13. Kiss the Rain by Billie Myers (#15, 1998)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dancing With the Stars: Night 2 Recap

Tuesday was night #2 of season 7 of Dancing With the Stars. Here's a brief rundown:

  • The Susan Lucci I saw last night was the one I was expecting to see from the get go. On the first night, "The Looch" was borderline robotic in her effort to be flawless. The second night saw her loosen up a lot and have fun.
  • I missed his performance on Monday night but from the sounds of judges, celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito did a 180 on Tuesday. I just went to Cyber Crack and watched the clip of Rocco and Karina's Monday performance. I didn't think it was bad enough to rate a 14 score.
  • When British judge Len Goodman criticized Warren Sapp's technique during the quickstep routine, Warren had a "I outta whup yo' tea sipping, crumpet eating ass" look on his face. However, the big man kept his composure and didn’t have a Brett Favre flashback.
  • Cloris Leachman is going home soon and she knows it. That's OK though... the actress formerly known as Phyllis has her Oscar and nine Emmy awards to keep her warm.
  • I'm still waiting for Kim Kardashian to exude more sexiness. Because Kim has the goods physically, watching her dance is frustrating because she isn't letting her hair down figuratively. It's like someone buying a Lamborghini and refusing to drive faster than the speed limit. In the backstage interview after her performance, Kim said that she's really a shy person. Sorry, but if you starred in not only your own sex tape but a reality show too, you have to resign your membership from the Shy Club.
  • Comedian Jeffrey Ross was the first one to be voted off the dancing island. He was a good sport about it and had nothing but praise for his dance partner, Edyta Sliwinska.
Night 3 airs Wednesday night at 8 pm EST.

Below is a clip including a recap of Susan Lucci's opening night performance, her rehearsal footage, pre-taped interviews, and last night's performance:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dancing With the Stars: Night 1 Recap

Last night was the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars 7. Since I missed the first half hour or so, I didn't catch a few of the performances by celebrities such as Toni Braxton and Cody Linley. However, I was able to make a few observations from night 1:

  • Brooke Burke has an amazing body for a woman who's had 4 kids. Although there is video evidence that suggests she had one, I didn't notice whether or not she had a dance partner.
  • Jeffrey Ross' ass is going home first and deservedly so. Although his dancing was lackluster, I will miss his sense of humor.
  • Lance Bass is a damn good study. I had heard that there was reluctance to let him join N'SYNC because of his less-than dancing ability (last night he even mentioned that he was the worst dancer in the group). However, he and his partner turned in one of the best performances of the night.
  • 82 year old Cloris Leachman is playing the role of "bawdy old broad" to the hilt. I hope that she sticks around in the competition for awhile.
  • After watching Ted McGinley in his tuxedo, I learned that a window store dummy can do the Foxtrot.
  • Ex-NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp has some pretty decent moves for a guy in the "3 bill" range. When he met his partner (Kym Johnson) for the first time, he chuckled as if to say, "dancing with you is gonna way more fun than banging and bruising with 300 lb offensive linemen."
The competition continues tonight at 9 pm EST.

The You Tube player below contains the rehearsal footage and full performances of Brooke Burke and Warren Sapp.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The 2008 Emmy Awards

Because I was watching the Dallas Cowboys put it to the Green Bay Packers, I only caught portions of last night's Emmy telecast. From the reviews I read, it sounds like I did the right thing by not devoting the whole night to the Emmys. Luckily, I did catch a couple of moments that were memorable. They did a 40th anniversary tribute to "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" and even had 4 of the original cast members (Gary Owens, Ruth Buzzi, Joanne Worley, and Alan Sues) present the award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series. Gary even delivered his lines with his hand cupped to his ear and Ruth, Joanne, and Alan were in the multi-colored joke wall. Except for the extra wrinkles and the hair dye, it was 1968 all over again.

Another cool moment was when Josh Groban (aka the Jim Nabors of the Millennium) did a medley of TV theme songs over the years. As he started, I said to myself, "please do a theme with some soul to it like The Jeffersons". Believe it or not, Jim, er Josh honored my request. Surprisingly, Josh did a bang up job! Although I knew the guy had a voice, I didn't realize he had such a sense of humor. You can check out his performance below.

Did any of you catch the Emmy Awards? If so, what are your thoughts?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Final Results of the Recent Billboard Top 100 Hits Poll

Proving that there is still a lot of love for the golden oldies, Chubby Checker's 1960 release The Twist emerged as the favorite among the Top 5 songs on Billboard's recent chart of their Top 100 songs from the first 50 years. Coming in 2nd place is 1959's Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin.

Just to reiterate, the list compiled by Billboard of the Hot 100's top 100 songs from the chart's first 50 years (August 1958 through July 2008) isn't meant to represent the best or even the most memorable songs. The songs that made it are simply the ones that were the most successful on the charts. To me, this type of list is less frustrating than those compiled by critics or channels (such as VH-1). At least there is some rationale as to why a song did or didn't make the Billboard Top 100 songs of the first 50 years.

Here are the final poll results:

The Twist by Chubby Checker- 42%
Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin- 32%
Smooth by Santana feat. Rob Thomas- 17%
How Do I Live by LeAnn Rimes and Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio- 3% each

Here is a clip of Chubby performing The Twist on American Bandstand:

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Retro Mix Playlist For 9/19/08

7 pm hour

U Can't Touch This- M.C. Hammer
Come Back and Stay- Paul Young
Band of Gold- Freda Payne
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka- The Gap Band
Weird- Hanson
Ironic- Alanis Morissette
I Don't Wanna Be A Hero- Johnny Hates Jazz

Common Thread segment: songs written/produced by Norman Whitfield (who died on 9/16/08)
War- Edwin Starr
Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)- The Temptations
Help Yourself- The Undisputed Truth
Car Wash- Rose Royce

Rebel Yell- Billy Idol
The Other Side- Aerosmith
Hot Stuff- Donna Summer

8 pm hour

Flava In Ya Ear (Remix, clean version)- Craig Mack, The Notorious B.I.G., Rampage, LL Cool J, and Busta Rhymes
Fancy Dancer- The Commodores
Want Ads- The Honey Cone
Wrap It Up- The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Down Under- Men At Work
Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)- Maxwell
Good Vibrations- Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch feat. Loleatta Holloway
Cool Aid- Paul Humphrey and his Cool Aid Chemists

The Guilty Pleasure of the Week:
Me and You and A Dog Named Boo- Lobo

One Night In Bangkok- Murray Head
One Step Beyond- Madness
Shame- Evelyn "Champagne" King
Cut Your Hair- Pavement
Boys Don't Cry- The Cure
Sweet Child O' Mine- Guns N' Roses

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)- Craig Mack, The Notorious B.I.G., Rampage, LL Cool J, and Busta Rhymes

Friday, September 19, 2008

Please Take A Moment To Vote In the Current Billboard Hot 100 Poll, Thank You

Last week, Billboard magazine published the list of the Hot 100's top 100 songs from the chart's first 50 years, August 1958 through July 2008. As many of you know, the list is based purely on chart performance and has nothing to do with the creative merits of a song (after all, "You Light Up My Life" by one of Pat's daughters came in at #7). This means that there are scores of artists who are barely represented on the list or don't show up at all. Another thing to consider is that until December 1998, a song did not appear on the Hot 100 until a retail single was released. This explains why a popular album track such as Led Zepellin's Stairway To Heaven did not make the list.

As lists tend to do, the Hot 100's top 100 songs chart sparked some angry comments. After reading some of the comments, I shook my head and went into my "Ren" voice and said "You eeeediot!" It was apparent that some of the commenters didn't bother reading the FAQ page that explained how the chart was determined. Not only that, but some of the artists they were saying should have been on the list (for example, Depeche Mode, Black Sabbath, and The Smiths) made absolutely no sense. It's not that those artists aren't any good, it's just that they were never known for their pop chart dominance.

If you are interested in seeing the entire Hot 100 list (as well as reader comments), click here. At the top of the page is a "Read the FAQ" link that explains how the chart was compiled. In case you are wondering, my poll is listed by ranking from 1-5.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Norman Whitfield Dies At 67

Norman Whitfield, the songwriter and producer behind a string of Motown classics has died at the age of 67. According to reports, Whitfield suffered from complications of diabetes and had recently emerged from a coma.

Whitfield first came to Motown at the age of 19 and had his first success co-writing Marvin Gaye's 1963 hit Pride and Joy. He solidified his position at the label when he became the main producer for The Temptations. Along with his songwriting partner (lyricist Barrett Strong), Whitfield churned out a string of classics for The Tempts: "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", "You're My Everything", "Cloud Nine", "I Can't Get Next To You", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", and many more. During this time, Whitfield also worked with other Motown artists, including Gladys Knight & the Pips and Marvin Gaye (both of their versions of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"), Edwin Starr ("War") and The Undisputed Truth ("Smiling Faces Sometimes").

After leaving Motown in 1973, Whitfield went on to enjoy success working with the group Rose Royce. In addition to the soundtrack to the 1976 movie "Car Wash" (whose title track was a #1 smash for the group), Whitfield also produced such Rose Royce hits as "Ooh Boy", "Wishing On A Star", and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore".

Among Whitfield's many honors are a Grammy in 1972 for Best R&B song for the Temptations' "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004. For a list of some of his other songwriting/production credits, click here.

Below is a clip of The Temptations performing one of their most famous collaborations with Norman Whitfield, 1966's "(I Know) I'm Losing You", on a 1967 episode of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Thursday Thirteen #58: TV Guide Covers

TV Guide Covers Throughout the Years

From 1981-2006, I was a collector of TV Guides. Although I discontinued collecting them (for space reasons), I still have most of the ones I saved. In 2006, "TV Guide the Official Collectors Guide" was released. Along with other fun and fascinating facts, the book contains (in chronological order) photos of every TV Guide cover from the launch of the magazine (April 1953) to October 2005.

As I did last week, I struggled to come up with a topic for my T13. While looking at one of my bookshelves, "it" came to me and I began to thumb through "TV Guide the Official Collectors Guide". As I took a trip through the history of TV Guide, I knew that my search for this week's T13 topic was over (cue the cheesy Survivor tune). Below are 13 of my favorite TV Guide covers from over the years. Because there were so many covers that I liked, expect a sequel to this list some time in the future.

1. Members of the cast of The A-Team: March 10, 1984

2. Cast of the Bernie Mac Show (Oct 9, 2005) in a recreation of the Dec. 14, 1974 cover featuring members of the cast of Good Times.

3. Greg Evigan and Sam of B.J. and the Bear: July 21, 1979

4. Keshia Knight-Pulliam and Bill Cosby of The Cosby Show: Oct. 13, 1984

5. Fred Flinstone of The Flintstones: June 13, 1964

6. William Katt of The Greatest American Hero: July 24, 1982

7. Maggie and Bart Simpson of The Simpsons; John Ritter and Markie Post of Heart's Afire: Nov. 28, 1992

8. Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, and Bryan Cranston of Malcolm In the Middle: March 18, 2000

9. Martha Raye of The Martha Raye Show: Nov. 26, 1955

10. Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton, and Clarence Williams III of The Mod Squad: July 3, 1971

11. The cast of Please Don't Eat the Daisies: Jan. 29, 1966

12. Redd Foxx, unidentified woman, and Demond Wilson of Sanford and Son: Oct. 5, 1974

13. Brooke Shields of Suddenly Susan: Oct. 19, 1996

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday Tunes: Week 49

Tuesday Tunes: Week 49

You've seen them live: Run DMC, The Beastie Boys, The Temptations, Lollapalooza '92 (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ministry, Ice Cube, Soundgarden, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pearl Jam, and Lush), Ice T and Body Count, Living Colour, Candlebox, Lollapalooza '94 (Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars, The Breeders, A Tribe Called Quest, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, L7, and The Boredoms), R.E.M., Hall & Oates (3 times), Patti Labelle, Gerald Levert, Dido, Travis, The Stylistics, Chris Rock, The Lovin' Spoonful, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon, The Rock 'n' Roll Funhouse Tour (The Knack, The Fixx, and Tommy Tutone), Def Leppard, Journey, India.Arie, and The Police.

Tell us the following:

The best artist you've seen perform live and the worst: (from a musical standpoint)

The best: Gerald Levert at The Fox Theatre in 1999- As the opening act for Patti Labelle, the late Gerald Levert outperformed her... which isn't easy to do. He put on a sweat-soaked soul show that was a throwback to the 60s and 70s. It was apparent that Gerald took mental notes from the many times he watched his father Eddie (a member of The O'Jays) perform over the years.

The worst: None- I've been fortunate enough not to have seen any live performances that I could put in the "worst" category.

The concert with the worst audience: Lollapalooza '92 at The Pine Knob Music Theater- Although this was one of my favorite shows, an incident during the latter half of the all-day festival put a slight damper on things. During Ministry's set, a battle erupted between fans in the pavilion and lawn sections in which they were throwing pieces of turf back and forth. Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen threatened to walk off if the turf war didn't stop. Luckily, the situation calmed down and the show continued.

The most expensive concert: The Police in 2007 at the Palace of Auburn Hills- including taxes, fees, etc., my ticket cost approx. $115.00. Considering it was top level act like the Police, I don't think the price was bad at all.


The least expensive: The Lovin' Spoonful in 2001 at Flushing Park- Since she knew I was a big fan of The Spoonful, a friend asked if I wanted to go with her to a free concert they were giving. Because John Sebastian (the original lead singer) was no longer with the band, I was a bit skeptical. However, this turned out to be one of my favorite concert memories. In addition to their hits and lesser known songs, The Lovin' Spoonful also did a medley of tunes by some of their folk-rock contemporaries like The Mamas and Papas, The Association, and The Byrds.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Final Results of the Comment Moderation Poll

Below are the results to the recent poll in which I asked bloggers if they moderate comments on their blog. Due to the post that I wrote regarding some recent incidents that I encountered at another blog, there were some well thought out and passionate responses in the comments section. You can click here to read the post/comments.

I think most of us will agree that there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to comment moderation. Even if the blogger's approach to comment moderation is shitty and underhanded, it's ultimately his or her choice to do so as they see fit. However, one should keep in mind that if they slap a muzzle on commenters who share viewpoints that differ from theirs, they run the risk of steering their blog down the road to Stepford.

Below are the final results to the poll question "Do you moderate comments on your blog?"

No- 76%
Yes- 23%

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Retro Mix Playlist For 9/12/08

7 pm hour

I've Got To Use My Imagination- Gladys Knight & the Pips
Heaven Sent- INXS
Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft- The Carpenters
My Prerogative- Bobby Brown
Magnetic- Earth, Wind and Fire
Human Behaviour- Bjork

Double Retro segment's feat. artist: The Monkees
You Just May Be the One (1967)
Heart and Soul (1987)

The Love You Save- The Jackson Five
Freedom- Wham!
Zombie- The Cranberries
All This Time- Sting
Horny Toad- Prince

8 pm hour

Sir Duke- Stevie Wonder
Mindblowing Decisions- Heatwave
Lovergirl- Teena Marie
Near Wild Heaven- R.E.M.
Hip Hop Hooray- Naughty By Nature
Keeper of the Castle- The Four Tops
Christine Sixteen- Kiss
Glory Days- Bruce Springsteen
London Calling- The Clash
Big Me- The Foo Fighters
Don't You Want Me- Jody Watley
I Can Understand It- Bobby Womack
Real Love- The Doobie Brothers
Won't Get Fooled Again- The Who

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: Heart and Soul by The Monkees

Friday, September 12, 2008

Old School Fridays: Girl Groups

For this week's OSF I selected a song by The Flirts, a trio that was briefly popular in the early 1980s. Below is the video to their most enduring tune, 1982's "Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)". For more information on the group, click here.

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1. Anyone can participate; any music genre
2. Old School is defined as music created before 1999
3. No offensive words allowed, please use edited radio version
4. Post a video of your favorite Old School song to take us back down memory lane
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