Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday Tunes: Sugar, Sugar...Is it Christmas Already?

This week on Tuesday Tunes, the first artist/song/album/instrument that comes to mind with a word association.

Play along if you like.

1. Sugar

The first song that comes to mind when I hear the word sugar is...

Sugar, Sugar by The Archies which was a #1 hit in 1969 and still never gets old to this day.

2. Little

Little Richard for some reason popped into my head for the word little. You know, "wap bapalula wap bam boom" or some thing like that. I guess I didn't think about rappers like Lil' Kim and Lil' Bow Wow first because they're Lil' rather than "little".

3. Holly

Merry Christmas II YouThis one evokes thoughts of Christmas tunes but none in particular. Just the merry sounds of Christmas tunes on the radio making the season festive.

Speaking of Christmas tunes, Mariah Carey's new Christmas album is available.

4. Tree

Tree I guess is too close to Holly and makes me think yet again about Christmas. Christmas trees? Yeah its that season again.

5. Joy

Joy to the World - a traditional Christmas tune.

6. Night

Three Dog Night - They did a song called Joy to the World. It's because I just looked it up on Whosampled.

7. Cold

Coldplay - which I'm not a big fan of but heard a joke about them today.

8. Home

I'll be Home for Christmas - I guess I either can't get Christmas out of my head now or the person who created the meme was in a festive mood.

9. Travel

Makes me think about Travie McCoy's Billionaire because:

  • Travie sounds like Travel
  • My mom, my sister and I first heard this when we were travelling by car across I-75 from Ft. Lauderdale to Port Charlotte earlier this year. 
Great song and I've heard so many covers, parodies and remakes of the song, some funny, some strange and some just awful. 

10. Gift

Now I know they were thinking about Christmas. Too bad this last one makes me think about Jay-Z's Blueprint II: The Gift and The Curse

Not exactly Christmas-ish and not exactly classic like The Blueprint (which I own) but that's the first thing that popped into my head. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Tunes: Music I'm Thankful For in 2010

This week I'm starting a new series called Tuesday Tunes inspired by a meme started by Music Memoirs. They post a question about music and I'm gonna answer it here.

This weeks question, in keeping with the holiday tradition is "What music are you thankful for in 2010?"

It's kinda tough to answer because I'm not too much into all this new music. I still listen to 90's hip hop a lot.

My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasySince joining the website, WhoSampled.com, I've discovered a lot of great music that I never knew about and I'm really enjoying those. The funk music of the 70's, soul of the 60's, electronic music and underground hip hop artists that I hadn't heard about.

The only music that I've been interested in this year is recently, the new Kanye West album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

I guess this is what I'm most thankful for. Kanye's new album is more than just a hip hop album. The guy, no matter how many times he's called a douchebag, is an artist in that he has created a piece of art that will be cherished for years to come. A timeless masterpiece.

This is the type of music I could listen to in 2010 and beyond and it gives me a break from having to play 90's hip hop albums and listen to more current stuff. That is something to be truly thankful for.