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If you want to work in entertainment

In the last couple of years, I’ve been embracing this whole social networking, internet shit, and making contacts on various social networks. A lot of young people have been following me, and if they have something interesting or cool, I’ll follow them back. A lot of them have videos showing off their various skills: singing, playing music or sports, skateboarding, […]

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Downtown

Composed by Tony Hatch and original recorded by Petula Clark, Downtown has proven to be an enduring classic, covered by myriad artists in various genres and popping up repeatedly in popular films and television programs. The video embedded here is of Emma Bunton‘s version, which was the Official Charity Song for the BBC’s Children in Need a few years back. […]

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Spanish Harlem

I suppose if this song came out today, it would have to be called East Harlem, but that doesn’t really have the same ring to it. One of the most influential pop songs of all time, Spanish Harlem is written & produced by Lieber & Stoller (with Phil Spector somehow wrangling a credit in their somewhere) and originally performed by Ben […]

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Rockaway Beach

This song is from the Ramones‘ 1977 seminal album Rocket to Russia, and it remains their highest charting single on Billboard’s Hot 100. The video embedded below is from a live performance at CBGB in October, 1977. If the embedded video doesn’t load, click to watch Rockaway Beach – The Ramones – Live CBGB 1977 at YouTube.