Tag Archive | Music

They Played My Song

Go ahead and get your rainbow colored Oreo’s out, because this is about to get ghey. I have, what I believe to be, fantastic taste in music. I can appreciate most music, I can tell you what classic songs the pop charts are stealing sampling. I have a collection ranging from the 50’s to today. I love music. I make killer mix CD’s. That is a well known fact that you can be jealous of. But one thing that I can’t hide is my unabashed love for fabulous songs.

I love to bash on 99% of the crap passed as music anymore. It is a passion. But for a good two years during the time I was helping make babies, at the end of every CD I made, was Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Since U Been Gone’. Here’s the video –

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May 25th, 2006

Today is my anniversary with my wife. The hottest and most sexiest thing in the world. I just lucked out that she was also such a strong spirit as well. For our wedding gifts we gave out as people left, we gave our soundtrack. Yup. The first mix CD I ever gave to her is still the best one we have. I only had to change one or two songs on it. (She made me take off I Wanna Kiss You All Over by Exile). So here it is, our wedding soundtrack! And as a secret behind the scenes footnote – she walked down the isle to the Love Theme from Star Wars, and we left the altar with You Shook Me All Night Long.

These are the track listings, and below are all of the videos. So sit back, relax, and marvel at the awesomeness that is our love theme –

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Samples – Beastie Boys #2

Rap music made sampling cool. The Beastie Boys showed everyone how to do it right. This is a small sample list of the superior music the Beastie Boys have sampled.

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Useless Tools

One of my favorite individuals, Penn Jillette, was on the Nerdist Podcast a few weeks ago. He was telling one of the funniest stories I have ever heard involving a little person and a monkey. And towards the end of it he pointed something out that I can’t shake.

Mr. Jillette stated that most people cannot appreciate – deeply, honestly or personally – most art, music, culture or even experiences without tainting it. And we do that by being sarcastic, cynical or even ironic. And I won’t even go into how most people STILL don’t understand irony thanks to Alanis Morrisette.

We live in a time where one of the tools we use to conversate or comment with is to immediately be ironic about it or sarcastic. When so many people have the ability to view our comments or thoughts, it is easier to put an ironic slant to your comment or thoughts. In your head you may sound educated, but in reality you seem distant. The best example of this is the 13 – 25 year old’s. They think that the wearing of 70’s, 80’s and even 90’s clothes is hip. It’s an ironic statement for their fashion. They know they look silly, so it’s a sarcastic fashion faux paux.

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Just The Chorus

The other day my wife and I were in the car listening to a CD I made, because I make the best mix CD’s ever. I know you think you or your significant other does, but I make the best mix tapes ever. . . Where was I. . . in the car. Listening to the best CD ever and a Counting Crows song comes on. My wife and I are singing along, just belting out the chorus. If I hadn’t of had my seat belt on I would have been dancing my monkey butt off. Brighton is in the back of the van dieing of embarrassment, and the other three kids are just happy to be there.

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Samples – 2Pac

2Pac had the toughest looking gay tattoo on his belly. He also had Will Smith’s wife first. And she looks like a man. He made Aunt Jemimah bandana’s cool. He also looks like he loved World of Warcraft with his fancy finger tricks. Here’s a small list of samples he used. (Best segue way ever.) Read More…

Samples – Beastie Boys #1

Rap music made sampling cool. The Beastie Boys showed everyone how to do it right. This is a small sample list of the superior music the Beastie Boys have sampled.

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Most Used Samples 1

 

I physically become ill and violent when I hear some kid listening to a song from the 70’s say out loud “Hey, these guys stole this from Snoop Dogg!” We have all of this technology and ability to search centuries of information, but the youth can’t be bothered to learn about where music came from? Ugh.

So here is a small list of the original songs made popular by rap.

James Brown’s The Payback
En Vogue – Never Gonna Get It, LL Cool J – Boomin System
0:48 second mark
George Clinton’s Atomic Dog
Snoop Dogg – Snoop Dogg
Melvin Bliss’s Synthetic Substitution
Method Man – You’re All That I Need, Naughty By Nature – O.P.P.
Lyn Collin’s Think
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two”, the creator of the ever present “Yeah, Woo!”
1:25 mark if you are impatient
 The Honey Drippers’ Impeach The President
LL Cool J – Around the Way Girl, Meredith Brooks – I’m A Bitch, Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love Goes
Sly and the Family Stone’s Sing A Simple Song
Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
James Brown’s Funky Drummer
Dr. Dre – Let Me Ride

Everytime I Hear 2

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Part 1 found HERE.

When I hear ‘Unchained Melody’ it makes me think about dirty love.

When I hear ‘Cruel Summer’ I think about waxing on and off.
When I hear ‘Weird Science’ I think about bra helmets.
When I hear ‘Where Is My Mind’ I think of IKEA.


When I hear ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ I think about Van Gough.

When I hear ‘In Your Eyes’ I think about how light my iPod is.
When I hear ‘The Power Of Love’ I get grossed out by mom’s hitting on you.
When I hear ‘Canned Heat’ I think about sweet moon boots.

When I hear “Mary Jane’ I think Dammmmn.

When I hear ‘Moving In Stereo’ I think about the greatest bikini ever.

Part 1 found HERE.

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