TEXT Listen on Mobile Facebook Twitter

Archie's Blog




Win Lady Gaga tickets!

Friday morning listen to JB and Sandy between 7 and 7:30. When you hear them play a Lady Gaga song, be caller 25 at 390-5947 and win Free tickets to the Lady Gaga concert in Austin!
 (5) Comments


 

Fireworks in your neighborhood

Willies 4th of July Picnic Doors @ 11am | Show @ Noon The Backyard at Bee Cave General Admission Tickets: $ 55 http://www.thebackyard.net/calendar-concerts-bands.aspx H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks July 4, 2010 8:30 PM Auditorium Shores conductor: Peter Bay Admission is Free http://www.thelongcenter.org/performances.aspx?id=3812 "Drink Pink" Fireworks Party Opal Divine’s Continues its “Drink Pink” Fundraising Campaign Benefiting the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas at our JULY 4th Fireworks viewing party We will have live music from Michael Fracasso and Nathan Hamilton followed by Fireworks over Lady Bird Lake at 9:30pm! Featured drinks include: The Divine Paloma made with Don Eduardo Silver Tequila - available in 16 oz (a cup), 32oz (c cup) and our new 56oz (DD cup) sizes Admission: $5.00 suggested donation to BCRC at the door http://www.opaldivines.com/freehouse/index.html Brew B Que Location: Buda City Park General Admission $15 at the Gate including all service charges. Ages 8 and under free with adult Hours 11am to 11pm Acres of FREE parking! Beer, BBQ, Live Music, and Games! Roadway Events is proud to announce the second annual Brew-B-Que. Live Music. Beer Sampling. Bar B Que. Games of Skill...DO Not Miss the Lumber Jack Show! Bring the rat to Austin's 2nd annual chihuahua races and new this year will be the first annual Pomeranian race, or compete in the backyard BBQ challenge. Please visit our website for more information! http://www.roadwayevents.com/RoadStar/Events.asp Location: Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. Date: July 4, 2010 Time: 4:00 pm to 10:40 pm Free to the public. Come celebrate with us and enjoy a dance with live music, food concessions, air castles, face painting, sack races, a washer tournament, art projects, and enjoy free watermelon sponsord by . The fabulous day of celebration will end with a magnificent fireworks display sponsored by . You may also cool off in Milburn Pool, which is open from 1 - 8 pm with daily pool admission rates applying. http://www.cedarparktx.us/cp/pr_events_fourth.aspx Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival Sunday, July 4 4:00p at Lake Pflugerville, Pflugerville, TX Come out to Lake Pflugerville on July 4 for a great afternoon of fun at the park and fireworks at dark! The park opens at 4 p.m. and families may enjoy the beach, walking trail, park and playground leading up to the fireworks show. http://www.cityofpflugerville.com/index.aspx?NID=1125&ART=3642&admin=1 Summerfest Sunday, July 4 10:00a at San Marcos Plaza Park, San Marcos, TX Celebrate our nation’s independence along the banks of the San Marcos River. Family entertainment, arts and crafts, live music and a spectacular fireworks display. Free admission. 5 pm- 10 pm http://www.summerfestsanmarcos.com/ Newly Added Below: Speakeasy's 4th of July Celebration featuring Vallejo Saturday, July 3 7:00p at Speakeasy, Austin, TX Featuring Vallejo in the Music Lounge w/ Tommy Mora opening. DJ Jericho One on Terrace59 4th of July Family Festival Saturday, July 3 10:00a to 2:00p http://www.austinymca.org/ at Ymca (East Communities Branch), Austin, TX On Saturday, July 3, the East Communities Branch YMCA (located at 5315 Ed Bluestein at E. 51st St.) will hold its 10th annual 4th of July Family Festival, with fun and games, barbecue and water activities. The event is free and open to the public. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the YMCA will host family games and contests, plus swimming in the Y’s popular Aquatic Playscape and on its two giant water slides. soberRide - July 4th Weekend - FREE Cab Rides Home Saturday, July 3 11:00p to Sunday, July 4 3:00a http://www.austinsoberride.com/ soberRide will operate from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Sat., July 3rd & Sun., July 4th, 2010 as a way to keep Austinites safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk period. soberRide suggests to always plan ahead and have a designated driver in place before going out. If you find yourself needing a ride home you may call soberRide at 512-657-2999 and receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30 fare). Think this is the same one Patrick had above but he didn’t have the name: CEDAR PARK'S FOURTH FESTIVAL has everything you'd expect: live music, dancing, watermelon, sack races, bouncy castles, fireworks, etc. If things get too hot, take a dip in Milburn Pool (1-8pm). 4-10:30pm. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park, 512/401-5500. Free. www.cedarparkfun.com Fireworks Carlos & Charles Friday, July 02, 2010, 08:00pm - 11:00pm Carlos & Charles FIRWORKS DISPLAY AS BIG AS DOWNTOWN! 5973 hiline rd.Austin TX 9 PM Location : 5973 hiline rd Austin TX Contact : 266-1683 Fireworks City of Lakeway Saturday, July 03, 2010, 08:30am - 11:00pm 4th of July celebration at City Park with massive firwork display at 9:30 parade at 8:30 a.m. Location : Lakeway City Park Contact : www.cityoflakeway.com
 (0) Comments


 

Twilight Eclipse

You could win free tickets to see Twilight Eclipse...but you must be a Mix 94.7 Friend with Benefits to make it happen. How can I possibly become a member you ask? It's so easy even a vampire could do it! Just click here now! Monday we'll send you an email with your chance to win!
 (0) Comments


 

Katy Perry's New Video

Here's Katy's new video for California Gurls! WARNING! It's NOT for everybody...parental guidance strongly suggested.
 (0) Comments


 

Crazy Country Song Titles

* I Keep Forgettin' I Forgot About You * I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well * Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth 'Cause I'm Kissing You Goodbye * Mama Get A Hammer, (There's A Fly On Papa's Head) * Her Teeth Was Stained, But Her Heart Was Pure * How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away? * I Don't Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling * I Got In At 2 With A 10 And Woke Up At 10 With A 2 * I Just Bought A Car From A Guy That Stole My Girl, But The Car Don't Run So I Figure We Got An Even Deal * Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In Bed * I Still Miss You Baby, But My Aim's Gettin' Better * I Wouldn't Take Her To A Dog Fight, Cause I'm Afraid She'd Win * I'll Marry You Tomorrow But Let's Honeymoon Tonite * I'm So Miserable Without You, It's Like Having You Here * I've Got Tears in My Ears From Lying On My Back While I Cry Over You * If I Can't Be Number One In Your Life, Then Number Two On You * If I Had Shot You When I Wanted To, I'd Be Out By Now * My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend, and I Sure Do Miss Him * Please Bypass this Heart * She Got the Ring and I Got the Finger * She Got the Goldmine and I Got the Shaft * You Done Tore Out My Heart and Stomped that Sucker Flat * If The Phone Don't Ring, It's Me * Tennis Must Be Your Racket 'Cause Love Means Nothin' To You * Thank God And Greyhound She's Gone * How Can You Believe Me When I Say I Love You When You Know I've Been A Liar All My Life? * I Changed Her Oil, She Changed My Life * I Would Have Wrote You A Letter, But I Couldn't Spell Yuck * If You Don't Leave Me Alone, I'll Go And Find Someone Else Who Will * My John Deere Was Breaking Your Field, While Your Dear John Was Breaking My Heart * Oh, I've Got Hair Oil On My Ears And My Glasses Are Slipping Down, But Baby I Can See Through You * They May Put Me In Prison, But They Can't Stop My Face From Breakin' Out * Velcro Arms, Teflon Heart * You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd * If My Nose Were Full of Nickels, I'd Blow It All On You * You're The Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly * If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too? * Her Teeth Were Stained, But Her Heart Was Pure * If Love Were Oil, I'd Be A Quart Low * My Every Day Silver Is Plastic *She Made Toothpicks Out Of The Timber Of My Heart *She's Got Freckles On Her, But She's Pretty *When You Leave Walk Out Backwards, So I'll Think You're Walking In *You Can't Have Your Kate And Edith Too
 (2) Comments


 

Friends with Benefits

It's a shame that it had to come to this, but extreme times call for extreme measures. After months of encouraging you to join us as a Friend with Benefits we've decided to use hypnosis as a final resort. Just continue to sit there with your eyes closed as we tell you why you're in this state of hypnotic trance. The past few months Mix 94.7 Friends with Benefits have won concert trips all over the world...Nickelback in Vancouver, Bon Jovi at the New Meadowlands in New Jersey...all the big concerts in Austin, Dallas and Houston...plus all of our Friends with Benefits only performances here at our Mix Four Hands Lounge with bands like Barenaked Ladies. We've even given FWB's the chance to bring their kids to meet iCarly's Miranda Cosgrove and tickets to our sneak preview of Sex and the City 2 at Gold Class Cinemas. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU'RE MISSING OUT! Now count to three backwards, open your eyes and click here for your chance at VIP status at events just like those that are coming up soon.
 (1) Comments


 

Scary Hair

Celebrities are also famous for making bad hair decisions...witness below! John Stamos---ya kiddin' me? Simon makes far too much money to sport this. Short hair parted in the middle? Is he partyin' like it's 1929? Bono hates this picture. The Edge loves it. Kid sported the Gumby Here's the story, of a lovely lady...who had let the wrong person cut her hair. Somebody needs to put out a bounty on his hairdresser. This was stupid even by 80s standards. This is what having that many kids will do to you. We recently found out that this was a wig, but why pick out this wig Andre? A bee hive on a hornet's nest...Amy Winehouse Richard Marx...it just wasn't right. None of it. Where did the parents go wrong? I would look at my stylist and say, "you're fired!" Chuck Norris is probably going to kick my butt. The Nelson twins. We think they are boys. The guy from Prodigy lives out his Big Bird fantasy. Golfer John Daly---look at that back nine! Word to ya mutha.
 (2) Comments


 

School pics of rock stars!

Axl Rose...what a sweet child! Jon Bon Jovi shot all the schoolgirls through the heart. Gene Simmons. What? No tongue? Eddie Van Halen...the hair...the bow tie! Slash had a cool 'fro even back then! Future porn star Tommy Lee. Shout it out loud...it's Paul Stanley of Kiss! James Hetfield of Metallica.
 (13) Comments


 

Sex and the City 2!

Would you just love to be at our VIP showing of Sex and the City 2 at the all new Gold Class Cinemas? Join Friends with Benefits in a hurry!
 (0) Comments


 

School pictures of rap stars!

/>It's always fun to see pictures of famous people before they were famous. Below are the school pics of some of the world's biggest rap stars! "Mr. Valedictorian, you were great and Ima let you finish..." Diddy dressed like Pee Wee Herman in school. Eminem looking slim, and a bit shady. 50 Cent, before he was old enough to get in da club. Gettin' low with some xtra large frames...it's Lil Jon! Jay-Z was Krushin' a groove back in the day! Snoop Dogg, fo shizzle!
 (1) Comments


 

Lost Songs of the '90s

We've compiled a list below of some of our favorite "Lost Songs of the '90s"...songs you may have heard and forgotten about from the 1990's. Check these out and let us know in the comments section below what you'd add to the list! 1. Sleeping Satellite-Tasmin Archer 2. Return of the Mack-Mark Morrison 3. Wicked Game-Chris Isaak 4. Mr. Wendal-Arrested Development 5. LL Cool J-Around the Way Girl 6. Out Of My Head-Fastball 7. You Don't Know How It Feels-Tom Petty 8. Where It's At- Beck 9. Insane in the Brain- Cypress Hill 10. Selling The Drama-Live 11. This Is How We Do It-Montell Jordan 12. Secret-Madonna 13. Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth- Primitive Radio Gods 14. My Boo-Ghosttown DJ's 15. Blue Sky Mining Co.-Midnight Oil 16. Praise You- Fatboy Slim 17. I'd Die Without You-PM Dawn 18. Good Vibrations-Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch 19. The Impression That I Get-Mighty Mighty Bosstones 20. Lump-The Presidents of the United States of America 21. How Bizarre- OMC
 (1) Comments


 

See Barenaked Ladies for Friends with Benefits ONLY!

You can be in the room with less than 50 others as the Barenaked Ladies perform for Friends with Benefits members only on Memorial Day at the Mix 94.7 Four Hands Lounge. If you're not a Friend with Benefits, SIGN UP NOW. Then we'll send you an email letting you know how to enter to win. So simple even a cave...oh never mind.
 (1) Comments


 

Top 50 Videos of the '80s

50. When I Think of You- Janet Jackson A remarkable video---see how they made it appear that there was only one camera used in the whole shoot? Word was at the time there was actually only a few edits done.   49. Mickey- Toni Basil Special kudos for showing what cheerleaders really look like for the first time.   48. Girls On Film- Duran Duran The first of many Duran Duran videos on the list that helped bring an art form to what had been mostly performance videos. 47. Girls Just Want To Have Fun- Cyndi Lauper Cyndi dances with a melting pot of humans through her mom's house. 46. Photograph- Def Leppard Early MTV video and the one that put this band on the map. 45. Down Under- Men At Work They were weird. They were different...but they made you smile. It was especially pleasing to figure out the Aussie references that we had no clue about. Vegamite. A fried out Combie. 44. Come Dancing- The Kinks Ray Davies dancing with his sister at the Pally on a Saturday. 43. White Wedding- Billy Idol This could be a toss-up between several of his snarling, fist pumping videos...but White Wedding was the groundbreaker. 42. Walk This Way- Run DMC This video literally put rap in the mainstream. 41. Fight For Your Right- Beastie Boys You gotta fight for your right to party. That ought to be in the constitution. Click below to see the rest: 31-40 http://blogs.mix947.com/archie/2010/04/28/top-videos-of-the-80s-31-40/ 21-30 http://blogs.mix947.com/archie/2010/04/28/top-videos-of-the-80s-21-30/ 11-20 http://blogs.mix947.com/archie/2010/04/28/top-videos-of-the-80s-11-20/ 1-10 http://blogs.mix947.com/archie/2010/04/28/top-videos-of-the-80s-10-1/
 (0) Comments


 

Top Videos of the '80s 11-20

20. Rio- Duran Duran Not one thing about this video makes sense, but gosh darn it was beautiful.   Duran Duran - Rio Uploaded by jpdc11. - Watch more music videos, in HD! 19. New Year's Day- U2 Back in the '80s, especially among the European bands, there was a real fear and loathing in the music and videos that someone may push the proverbial button at any time and blow us all into oblivion (see Nena's 99 Luftballons). The Cold War was very real then, especially in those countries where the nukes were within striking distance. New Year's Day by U2 was a stark, cold look at men at war on horses riding into battle with guitars and drums. My guess is their side lost. 18. You Might Think- The Cars This video took A LOT of work in the editing bay, but it was one of the most visually amazing videos of its time. Imagine what they could have done with today's computer editing and animation. 17. The End of the World- REM That kid sure did have a lot of trash. REM End of the world Uploaded by EDATCRANE. - Music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more. 16. Hot For Teacher- Van Halen How much did those kids look like tiny Van Halens? This video was done so well...and when the teacher came out to dance...I often wonder where that teacher is now and what she's doing. Class dismissed! 15. Don't Come Around Here- Tom Petty An Alice in Wonderland take that won all kinds of video awards...Petty always had strong videos for his songs. 14. Safety Dance- Men Without Hats If you're into midgets and renaissance festivals you're gonna love this one. Everybody---look at your hands! Men Without Hats Safety Dance Uploaded by Celtiemama. - Music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more. 13. Boys of Summer- Don Henley Henley got into the video world with a bang, nabbing video of the year for this one. Don Henley - Boys Of Summer Uploaded by jpdc11. - See the latest featured music videos. 12. I Wanna Rock- Twisted Sister Neidermeyer from Animal House stars as the teacher. "What kind of man desecrates a defensless text book!?" 11. Working Girl- The Members Most of you have no doubt NEVER seen this video or heard this song...so I'm thrilled to introduce it to you. This video is another example of the excellent British sense of humor. The guys in the video are "in love" with a working girl. They stay home all day, shoot pool and drink, while their women go off to work. A man's sugar mama fantasy come to life right there on video. See the Top 10! 1-10 http://blogs.mix947.com/archie/2010/04/28/top-videos-of-the-80s-10-1/
 (0) Comments


 

Top Videos of the '80s 21-30

30. Pass The Dutchie- Musical Youth The little dude must be playing the world's smallest guitar.   29. Mexican Radio- Wall of Voodoo The scene with the lead singer busting his head out of a vat of refried beans is worth the watch. Plus, the whole premise of a song about a guy hearing people speaking Spanish, and therefore, he accidentally bought a Mexican radio---just darn brilliant.   28. Dancing in the Dark- Bruce Springsteen The video that first gave us Courntey Cox, in the sublime moment when the Boss pulled her onstage to dance! 27. Our House- Madness Madness had a couple good videos---One Step Beyond comes to mind---this one did the best job of creating the image of the lyrics. 26. Bad to the Bone- George Thorogood Bo Diddley appears as a pool shark getting hustled by George. There's also a cameo from pool legend Willie Mosconi. 25. Cry- Godley & Creme Groundbreaking in its day...featuring a non-stop morphing of faces singing the song. 24. Need You Tonight- INXS Well-edited and grapically stimulating. 23. Sweet Child of Mine- Guns N Roses Wow, does Axl look so young! His dancing was very cool and every band tried to copy it. 22. Addicted to Love- Robert Palmer You know all about this one. Robert's backup band of stoic runway models. 21. Beat It- Michael Jackson One of the famous MJ mini-movies. To continue: 11-20 http://blogs.mix947.com/archie/2010/04/28/top-videos-of-the-80s-11-20/ 1-10 http://blogs.mix947.com/archie/2010/04/28/top-videos-of-the-80s-10-1/
 (0) Comments


 

Top Videos of the '80s 31-40

40. Wild Wild Life- Talking Heads Open mike night was never this good.   39. Come On Eileen- Dexy's Midnight Runners Overalls, bushy, lookin' like they could use a good scrubbing...and a cool dance step.   38. Cruel Summer- Bananarama In what other video can you see a cop bust a move? 37. Twilight Zone- Golden Earring This was very Cold War...citizens getting dragged off in the night by the secret police...spies unable to sleep for fear of being caught! 36. Wanted Dead of Alive- Bon Jovi Filmed in black and white---one of the best performance videos. 35. Once In a Lifetime- Talking Heads The dance moves alone make the video...same as it ever was. 34. Legs- ZZ Top This could've been Sharp Dressed Man...we opted for legs because it started the ZZ Top video story line and the girl DID have great legs. 33. Sweet Dreams- Eurythmics This video was our first Annie Lenox sighting. Cropped Orange hair, bad to the bone in the boardroom. 32. True Faith- New Order This video invented the teletubbies. 31. Do They Know It's Christmas- Band Aid This was the inspiration for "We Are The World", featuring the top music stars of Europe (and a couple of Americans thrown in too). To see th rest: 21-30 http://blogs.mix947.com/archie/2010/04/28/top-videos-of-the-80s-21-30/ 11-20 http://blogs.mix947.com/archie/2010/04/28/top-videos-of-the-80s-11-20/ 1-10 http://blogs.mix947.com/archie/2010/04/28/top-videos-of-the-80s-10-1/
 (0) Comments


 

Top Videos of the '80s 10-1

10. She Blinded Me With Science- Thomas Dolby Miss Sakamoto WAS beautiful. This was one of the first nerd pop videos (Cars by Gary Numan was another) and the most creative.   9. Billie Jean- Michael Jackson Billie Jean broke the perceived MTV color barrier as Michael's shoes lit up the sidewalk. 8. Sledgehammer- Peter Gabriel I was never a huge fan of the song but the video was unbelievable. 7. Money For Nothing- Dire Straits Back then everybody DID want their MTV. The video was also hailed for its use of then-new computer graphics. 6. Hungry Like the Wolf- Duran Duran The stars of shows like Man vs. Wild and Survivorman owe their liveliehoods to this video. Simon Lebon stalks his prey and gets his face nearly clawed off. Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf Uploaded by EMI_Music. - Music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more. 5. Take On Me- Aha The ending borrowed from the William Hurt movie Altered States, but the marriage between real life and the comic world was oh so cool in the mid-80's. Plus, how did he hit that high note? I still have stomach pains from trying to reach that one. 4. Shock the Monkey- Peter Gabriel Don't you monkey with the monkey! 3. Every Breath You Take- Police Very artsy...but extremely cool. Shot in all black and white...Sting's scowl brings the jealous lyric to it's full visual power. 2. Thriller- Michael Jackson I love this song for one reason...hearing Vincent Price say "ya'll's neighborhood". The video? It was overblown to me, but I would be neutered if this video weren't near the top. Most lists have it at #1. 1. Jump- Van Halen This video was just the most fun performance video ever made. As David Lee Roth said at the time, it cost about $500 to make and most of that was for beer and chips. But you couldn't help but smile when you saw the video...and it made you feel "this is what good time rock n roll is all about." Of course at the time we didn't know that Eddie and David hated each other.
 (0) Comments


 

Wost Album Covers of ALL Time!

If the title song is any indication this album was a real inspiration. Orleans had a couple of good songs but I can't hear "Still The One" anymore without thinking that they hang out together with their shirts off. Check out the song titles Porkchop sideburns! This guy still frightens me. Is this legal? And you thought Mad Men was sexist! These outfits are nothing compared to what they wore onstage. No kidding! He looks so real on this album cover! This is what happens when a famous rock band watches an episode of Miami Vice. You can see the sincerity in his eyes. Is this legal? What? She was huge back in the day. Google her. Looks like the outfits from Lost in Space. Speaking of lost in space, here's Michael Bolton. Please, DON'T touch him. Believe it or not, this was a real album by Rod Stewart. These people know how to party! Side A alone will send you to rehab. This guy actually had a greatest hits album? Extra crispy. Frightening! Ricky Martin?
 (2) Comments


 

Lost Songs of the '80s

The '80s were the best decade ever for one hit wonders. Could've been because videos became so popular due to MTV. Radio stations were pushed to play more divergent music since there was now another source to whet our musical appetites. Many of the songs below you may have never heard, but we think you'll like 'em. They'll be great additions to your ipod, weaving in and out of the songs you know and love. Like we say in the radio business---ANYBODY can play the hits...it's the songs you put BETWEEN the hits that matter the most! Just click on each song if you'd like to download them. Right Next Door Robert Cray "I'm listening through these thin walls in silent shame...as he called out my name, I was right next door." Reap the Wild Wind Ultravox This album was produced by the 5th Beatle George Martin. It's '80s Euorpop at it's best Jokerman Bob Dylan Did you know that Bob Dylan was the original white rapper? Vanilla Ice and Eminem should watch and pay homage. Stand or Fall The Fixx One of the better songs to come out of the tension Europeans were feeling in the '80s about a nuclear holocaust. Slit Skirts Pete Townshend Pete singing about a girl named Jeannie who just ain't into current fashion trends. Prime Time The Tubes Fee Waybill and the Tubes before their hit "She's a Beauty" came out with this danceable gem Original Sin Inxs Produced by Bernard Edwards from Chic and I love the heavy bass line he put in the song. Eminence Front The Who This video was shot at a sound check during what was supposed to be The Who's farewell tour back in the mid '80s. The song has a great catchy guitar riff. How Can I Refuse You Heart A lesser-known song by Heart but one of their better rockers. More Than This Roxy Music This song had somewhat of a rebirth when Bill Murray performed it Karoake style in the movie Lost In Translation. The always stylish Bryan Ferry tells the story. I'm Shakin' The Blasters A real head bobber. It's Been A Good Year for the Roses Elvis Costello Elvis' take on a George Jones classic. You will feel it too. Handle With Care Traveling Wilburys The traveling Wilburys were George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne from ELO, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison. A terrific album and this song lasts and lasts. I Don't Like Mondays Boomtown Rats A true story about a girl who went on a shooting rampage, and when they asked her why, she said..."I Don't Like Mondays." Motortown The Kane Gang Remember when cars were made in Detriot? Welcome to the Boomtown David and David It's all about '80s excess powered by David's (or was it David?) deep voice. The Walls Came Down The Call A highly charged political rant that lives as one of the greatest diatribes EVER. Best line: "I don't think there are any Russians, and there ain't no Yanks. Just corporate criminals, playing with tanks." They won't allow this video to be embedded, and I want you to be sure to see it, so here's the link... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kX8lqXAONg&feature=related Mary's Prayer Danny Wilson Great song about lost love. The bands' name was a character Frank Sinatra played in the movie "Meet Danny Wilson." Fortress Around Your Heart Sting Sting at his best---blaming someone else for a failed relationship. That's why we love his songs. The video is great---it appears his ex has asked him as part of some break up "deal" to record a video for her. His hateful stares into the camera make you think he's mad at YOU. American Dream Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young As relevant today as it was back when Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Baker were getting caught with their pants down. I always crack up at how they harmonized on the get some help FROM ABOVE" line. He Can't Love You Michael Stanley Band He can't love you like I love you, so come on let the provin' begin! The Salt In My Tears Martin Briley She broke up with him, and he's decided "you ain't worth the salt in my tears." Sounds like he's going through the anger stage. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime Korgis The '80s kicked off on a crazy note musically...disco was dying, Urban Cowboy was making country cool, punk, new wave, pop, rock...1980 was a transition year for music. This song fit in comfortably on the radio between all the diverging styles. Fine, Fine Day Tony Carey You know how when you read a book and then you see the movie and they may or may not match up in your mind? The '80s were that way with songs and video. This lost morsel was satisfying on both ends. Late in the Evening Paul Simon A cool latin vibe, some great (as usual) lyrics from Paul. Black Coffee In Bed Squeeze Squeeze was one of the plethora of hip brit bands storming through in the early-mid '80s. "Tempted" was a favorite along with this one. Brilliant Disguise Bruce Springsteen We didn't know it at the time, but Bruce was looking into the camera trying to communicate with his then-wife, actress Julianne Phillips. Look at hiim at the end...can you feel the hurt? "God have mercy on a man, who doubts what he's sufe of." My Ever Changing Moods Style Council As was the case with most of these lost treasures, this song received sporadic airplay but always got cranked up when it came on. I Need You Paul Carrack Paul Carrack has one of the most underrated voices in popular music. He sang lead on "Tempted" by Squeeze, "Silent Running" by Mike and the Mechanics, and "How Long" by Ace. On this solo project...it's simple. Containing a great bass track and clever funky rhymes, it'll stick in your head. He REALLY needs her. What are your "Lost Songs of the '80s?
 (3) Comments


 

Playlist for Earth Day

Here's our list of the top 10 songs for Earth Day...what would you add to the list? 1. Mercy, Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye 2. Out in the Country - Three Dog Night 3. My City Was Gone - The Pretenders 4. Fall On Me - R.E.M. 5. Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell 6. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil 7. Earth Song - Michael Jackson 8. Excuse Me Mr. - Ben Harper 9. Don't Go Near the Water - Johnny Cash 10. The 3 R's - Jack Johnson
 (2) Comments


 

Top 15 Songs for April 15

Feeling, uh....TAXED? Check out our list of the Top 15 songs for Tax Day! 1. Money Pink Floyd 2. The Taxman the Beatles 3. Money Changes Everything Cyndi Lauper 4. Moneys too Tight Simply Red 5. If I Had a Million Dollars Barenaked Ladies 6. For the Love of Money O’Jays 7. Money for Nothing Dire Straits 8. 9 to 5 Dolly Parton 9. She Works Hard for the Money Donna Summer 10. Take the Money and Run Steve Miller Band 11. Takin’ Care of Business Bachman Turner Overdrive 12. Mo Money Mo problems Notorious BIG 13. Opportunities Pet Shop Boys 14. How to be a Zillionaire ABC 15. Material Girl Madonna
 (11) Comments


 

1995!

1995. O.J. Simpson is acquitted. Bill Clinton is president. It's already been 15 years! In some ways it feels like yesterday...in others it's ages ago. The Cowboys won the Super Bowl. Selena was murdered. Capt. Scott O'Grady is rescued in Bosnia after being shot down. Remember Bosnia? 1995 was the year that Yahoo! and eBay were introduced. There were some great movies in '95... The Usual Suspects Toy Story Clueless Braveheart There was some Coolio music in 1995 Gangsta's Paradise Waterfalls Another Night Hold My Hand All I Wanna Do 1995 TV? It was E.R., Seinfeld, Friends, Home Improvement, Frasier and Melrose Place! Tell me what you remember about 1995!
 (1) Comments


 

1985!

Can you believe that 1985 was 25 years ago? In 1985, A gallon of gas was $1.09. A movie ticket was $2.75. Remember Live Aid? New Coke? Reagan was the presidemt. CD's became available to the public. 1985 was a huge year for music videos. MTV was at the height of their popularity. Some of the biggest and coolest videos of the year were: Aha! We Are the World Tears For Fears Wham The top TV shows were: Miami Vice The Cosby Show Family Ties Movies? Back to the Future, Fletch, Pee Wee's Big Adventure and The Breakfast Club. Here are the original trailers for each I miss 1985. Except the clothes and the hair. What do you remember about 1985?
 (0) Comments


 
advertise with us
Recent Blog Posts
Did you know...
What's your 1 Thing?
Jumped the 'Late' Bandwagon...
Throw Back Saturday?
This popped in my head...
It's an Emotional Day...
Are you doing your part for Easter?
Share this....
Categories
Archives