Bad cover of the month….
February 13, 2009, 4:37 pm
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Just because it annoys me when labels release bad covers and promote them….

The Sugarbabes had a hit in the UK with ‘About You Now’ which was a song of the week in October ’07. The cover is by Miranda Cosgrove, Nickelodeon’s answer to Disney teen/tween roster and star of the Nickelodeon series iCarly. The track would fade into the woodwork, except of course Cosgrove’s label has decided to make it the title track on the album and push it hard on the entertainment TV circuit.

The original has some great backdrop in London, better musical performance, and better visual performance, but that’s my opinion… You be the judge.


New Band of the Week – Audrye Sessions
February 11, 2009, 1:35 pm
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They won MTVU’s Freshmen Five a couple of weeks ago, and look like a band with the legs to become a success. The Freshman Five entry was their video for Turn Me Off. Below you can sample their single ‘Paper Face’ which is a little more frenetic but no less worthy.

The band was formed in 2002 and has evolved into a four piece band from its original two. 2008 brought a series of higher profile gigs, and it looks like the band is starting to crack into the mainstream with appearances at SXSW and NoisePop.

You can hear more at their MySpace page.

iPhones sucking the brains out of tweens…
February 10, 2009, 11:09 am
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from Lenore Skenazy’s article on AdAge today…she says smartphones over and over to be politically correct, but every concrete example is an iPhone or iTouch….

“Is it just my kid, or is every child over the age of 8 carrying around a smartphone that’s making him dumb?

That’s what I’ve been wondering ever since my 12-year-old saved up his money for the do-it-yourself lobotomy known as the iPod Touch. (Yes, I know it’s not actually a phone. Same point.) This is a boy who used to pick up whatever book I was reading and read it faster. “Now what do you like to do?” I asked.

“Well,” he smiled. “I like to listen to funny sounds.”


“You know — farts.” (read the full article)

NFL Fantasy Football Ad
February 9, 2009, 8:17 am
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Old, but I just saw this posted on Facebook and had to pass it along…..

Super Bowl Ads – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
February 2, 2009, 1:37 pm
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…oh why the heck would I re-post the bad and the ugly?

The funniest (Sorry, Guy Slapstick does it for me….)

The most inspiring

Best use of John Elway in a commercial…finally

Song of the Week – January 16th
January 16, 2009, 9:06 am
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Bruce Springsteen’s contributions to The Wrestler won a Golden Globe this week, but the real hit off the album is Springsteen’s hopeful tone in most of the tracks, especially this week’s Song of the Week, ‘Working on a Dream’. This is more polish/production and less energy than his heyday hits like Born to Run, but much more sincere than 80’s/90’s pop he churned out, like Born in the USA.

You can catch the video and concert information for his tour starting April 1st at his Myspace page or his website. The video below is the trailer for The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke.


Song of the Week – January 9, 2009
January 9, 2009, 12:27 am
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James Morrison’s ‘Broken Strings’ from his new album ‘Songs for You, Truths for Me’ is this week’s
Song of the Week. ‘Songs’ is Morrison’s sophomore effort, and show’s the benefits of 2 years of growing and touring following his debut effort, ‘Undiscovered’. Morrison’s style is slighly reminiscent of James Blunt, perhaps bit more soulful. This track also features Nelly Furtado in a very understated duet.

He’s much better known in the UK, but will be crossing the Atlantic this year to tour for four weeks in the US followed by two months in Europe. You can find his music on his MySpace page or his official website.


James Morrison, Songs for You, Truths for Me

James Morrison, Songs for You, Truths for Me