The first few days of the year always carry with them a clear-headed air of calm, a sense of peace kindly granted to us in the spirit of the New Year to really catch our mental breath before all that’s coming. So the wonderfully fuzzy Zombies cover “This Will Be Our Year” by Memoryhouse, the […]
New Year’s Eve is a particular holiday; decidedly more romantic than Christmas, less contrived than Valentine’s Day, and acceptably alcoholic, it’s much like everyone’s collective birthday. Equal parts wistful for the passing year and hopeful in the promise of what’s to come, there’s nothing really quite like the excitement and warmth surrounding the figurative ball-drop. […]
A week away from Christmas, it is time to really set the mood, and there is no legendary voice better than doing just that than Otis Redding’s. He turns the most family oriented time of the year into a love affair. Bing Crosby’s version of “White Christmas” may be the best selling single of all […]
I was back in Ohio for Thanksgiving, and the radio stations had already been playing holiday music for two weeks. That’s a good month before the actual day. We’re not going to put you through that vigorous of a regiment. I mean, I love Christmas, but I can only hear “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa […]
This is Halloween, everybody make a scene Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright It’s our town, everybody scream In this town of Halloween -Jack Skeleton Enjoy our batch of tunes ranging from the dark and eerie, to the strange and scary. Have a great Halloween weekend!
The Cure inadvertently helped create the post-millennial model for emo, but there was always a playfulness beneath all the nihilism (sometimes buried deeper than others), creating this sort of giddy misery. A deliberate departure from the gloomy sound they became known for, leave it to Robert Smith to pen a pop song about a lovers’ […]
A few times every year, especially after weeks like this that pass in this hectic haze of LA heat, something comes along to knock you out of your self-involved thoughts to remind you what’s really important in life. Off of the compilation album When Pigs Fly: Songs You Never Thought You’d Hear, it rivals Bon […]