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Turning Japanese

Continuing with the masturbation theme, can you believe back in the 1980’s a racist euphemism for jerking off was totally acceptable subject matter for a radio friendly new wave hit? The Vapors‘ David Fenton swears it’s not about masturbation, but the lyrics don’t mention jack shit about anything remotely Japanese. Rather, the dude sings in lovingly perverse detail about his […]

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Psychotic Reaction

This is a one hit wonder from 1960’s band The Count Five. It’s a really popular one hit wonder, though, and has been covered many times. On the surface it seems to be another “My girl done broke my heart, so I done some LSD mixed with Speed,” teen angst song, but you wanna know what I think? You can probably guess, […]

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Follow The Leader

This is the first single from Eric B. & Rakim‘s highly influential second album. Listen closely to the lyrics and you’ll notice it’s the hip-hop equivalent of Doctor Who: an adventure through time and space. If the embedded audio player doesn’t load, click to listen to Follow The Leader by Eric B. & Rakim at Grooveshark.

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Dare To Be Stupid

“Weird” Al Yankovic is best known for his parodies of specific songs, but he’s had a few originals over the years, generally poking fun at musical style or genre. The song and video, Dare To Be Stupid, was inspired by the music of Devo and is such a dead on balls accurate facsimile that even Devo thinks it’s a great Devo […]

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Feels So Good

Got to do some yoga a couple of times this week. Feels good to be getting back into shape, and just feeling good in general lately; being thankful for the small things while mindful of the big picture. With that in mind, enjoy this mellow jazz classic from Chuck Mangione going into the weekend. Happy Friday people! If the embedded […]

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Rock Superstar

Here another song in keeping with the working in entertainment theme. Though it’s about the music industry specifically, there’s some wisdom in this Cypress Hill track that applies to working in all aspects of entertainment. There’s literally a lecture stuck in the middle of it. If the embedded audio player doesn’t load, click to listen to Rock Superstar by Cypress […]