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Music Monday: The Similou – “All This Love”

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This week I’d like to feature a fresh electronic band out of Sweden. They’re called The Similou. This song came out a year and a half ago, but it’s still a fresh sounding tune with a funky beat. The video is a little weird, but hey, it’s from Sweden. They do things differently. Check it out either way. I think you’ll like the song itself. It’s called “All This Love.”

 

Rick Rolling

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It may not be the latest music video, but it’s latest internet craze. It’s called “Rick Rolling” and it’s pretty clever if you ask me. How does it work? Someone sends a link to a website, video, etc. to an unsuspecting friend. They click on it and are taken to a website and shown the music video for the 1988 Rick Astley hit “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Apparently over fifteen million people worldwide have been Rick Rolled and it’s the most viral internet video of all time to date. I was Rick Rolled a month or so ago by fellow blogger Kamen after reading his blog post on it.

If you go to the website yougotrickrolled.com and click on “Videos,” you’ll see all the funny ways people have been tricked. The funniest? A basketball game is Rick Rolled with an appearance by Rick Astley himself! Sorta! The largest? The Mets game, opening day. The strangest? At a Scientology protest. All these videos and more are on that page.

This has been going on a while now, but the whole thing got a lot bigger when YouTube redirected every video on the site to “Never Gonna Give You Up” on April Fool’s Day.

It’s amazing to me that this guy, with the sunglasses he wore and moves he had in this music video, was once considered trendy and cool. But times change. I mean I think it’s so cheesy it’s awesome. And plus I don’t dance much better. Seriously I’m not kidding. Some of you know exactly what I’m talking about, too! This music video came out the same year I was born.

I now have only one question remaining: What in the heck is this guy doing below? He’s the bartender in the music video. Too funny.

 

Winning Streak

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I must be on a winning streak. I somehow won something else. I was informed by email this morning by a local radio station that I won tickets to see Blind Melon in concert tonight at The National downtown. I don’t think I can go, though, so I’m giving the tickets away. You might remember their song “No Rain” from the ’90s. I’ll post the video below. Wish I could go to the show, they’ve done some really good stuff.

Music Monday: Pat Monahan – “Two Ways To Say Goodbye”

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Pat Monahan is probably my favorite musician at the moment, out of all of the different music I listen to. He’s incredibly talented, and I think when he was the lead singer in Train, he was held back creatively in many ways. He was just way above the songs Train was producing, musically speaking. He’s much better off on his own, in my opinion. There’s no music video for this song, but he’s one of those artists who sounds even better live than on their albums. The song is called “Two Ways To Say Goodbye,” off his first solo album, “Last Of Seven,” that references the fact that he’s the youngest of seven children in his family. This was recorded at a radio station in Long Island. Take a listen.

Music Monday: Linkin Park – “Shadow Of The Day”

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Linkin Park has done it again. Another great song. The music video is really powerful, too. It says a lot about the fragile state our world is in today, with all the hate and violence that abounds in many places. It’s kind of depressing, but still a really great song. It’s off their album, entitled “Minutes To Midnight,” which also says a lot about the state of the world, in it’s eleventh hour so to speak I guess. Anyway, give it a watch and listen.