Monday, January 2, 2012

Music Video Mondays

Welcome back dear readers!

To start off the new year's first Music Video Mondays, I decided to do a party song. Just a good ol' fashioned party song, just to get everyone in the mood for fun!
I recently came across this video, and immediately liked it! The song is called "I Like It Like That" by the band Hot Chelle Rae.



*Hot Chelle Rae is a pop rock band formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2005. The band consists of Ryan Follesé, Nash Overstreet, Ian Keaggy, and Jamie Follesé. They gained widespread attention for their 2011 double platinum single, "Tonight Tonight".

"I Like It Like That" was released as the second single from their second album Whatever on October 4, 2011. The song features vocals from American hip hop group New Boyz. The song peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.


*All information provided by Wikipedia

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!




A Happy New Year to all of you good sirs and madams out there!

Ah, a new year; full of new opportunities and possibilities! And for this year, I plan on taking full advantage of whatever possibilities and opportunities that come my way. And that means making time for blogging.

As one of my new year's resolutions, I want to have more of an online presence. One piece to that is to blog more. So I am going to try to blog at lest once a day. I looked back at this blog, and saw that I started out strong, but then faltered, badly (last year being, by far, the worst of it). I'm not going to make excuses, I'm just going to resolve it. I have an outline of blogs plannned, and as long as I keep to it, I should have th next month pretty much set and ready to go! That's a pretty good start! So here is to 365 quality posts, and a great exciting year!

**Credit for the picture to whoever did it**

Monday, August 15, 2011

Music Video Mondays

Welcome back my friends! In this week's MVM, we have a recently released song that will make your toes tap and your head bop! In a recent collaboration, the band Gym Class Heroes teamed up with Adam Levine of the band Maroon 5 to produce "Stereo Hearts". The song combines rap with pop, and blends it together in a nice, melodic sound. This is the first collaboration between the Gym Class Heroes & Adam Levine (I believe), but I hope they do some other work together again!

For those that don't know, Gym Class Heroes is an American hip hop band from Geneva, New York, that formed in 1997. They are most known for their hit song "Cupid's Chokehold", which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

So, enjoy this week's Music Video Monday!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Changes

Wow, what's that old expression? "Time flies when you are having fun"? I think it should just be changed to "Time Flies". It's more realistic that way, don'tcha think?

Anywhoo, I have decided that some things (creatively) need to change, and one of them is this blog. I'm bummed that I haven't been blogging, and honest apologies on that! Like I have always said, it's not about content. I have more stuff lined up on here in prep stage than probably any other blog I can think of. No, it's more about inspiration. I just haven't been inspired to write anything witty, or just plain good enough to write. I don't know what happened, or how it happened, but all of a sudden, I'm inspired again! It's funny how that works, huh?

Over the past couple of days (and in the moments of inspiration), I was thinking of what changes I want to make (in terms of the direction of this blog), and this is what I have come up with:

1. I need to change the look of the blog, back to the original look; back to it's "roots"; when I thought it looked cool, and I liked looking and reading what (little) I wrote.

2. I need to update the links - not that anything is wrong with them, per se, but there are a few more out there that I want to share. Some are cool, some are interesting, and some have had a subtle part in helping me get inspired about blogging (and being creative as well) again.

3. I need to do a better job of updating my blog. If this were a business, I would have been out of business a long time ago! I need to treat it seriously, even though it is a passion, or hobby, if you will.

4. I am thinking about starting up a couple of different blogs, one in particular, that just has me writing my opinions on certain topics. Now, you are probably saying, "just do that here", and yeah, I could, but I'm thinking it takes away from the "coolness" that is this blog. Over the past few years, this blog (I believe) has taken on it's own identity, and to try to cram something in there that doesn't seem natural, just doesn't seem right.

Now, I know 1 & 2 are doable, I could do those in my sleep. It's going to difficult for numbers 3 & 4, for a variety of reasons; but lately, I have been really chommping at the bit to do this! My creative juices are flowing, and I feel really rejuvinated creatively. I want to see what happens! Will the lazy side of me prevail, or will the amount of creative rejuvination I have been feeling lately prevail? Let's see, shall we???? My new tag line is going to be..."NO PROMISES, ONLY SURPRISES".

Lata... 4 now!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hello? Is This Thing On? (Tap) (Tap)

Wow! I can't believe it has been 4 months since my last post! Tsk! Tsk! Whatever shall I do? Why, clean the cobwebs off, and start updating of course! I have a couple of new sections that I want to test out, so with that, and I'm not sure what my schedule is going to be either, I'll take it nice and slow, and see where it goes! Right now, I am going to update the look and feel of the site. Hopefully, my programming skills are good, 'cause if I pull off what I want the blog to look like, it will be awesome!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Music Video Mondays: Post Chanukah Edition

Welcome to another installment of Music Video Mondays. This is the post Chanukah Edition (because I was to lazy/busy to actually post it last Monday, during Chanukah).

Ever since Adam Sandler created the classic "Chanukah" song, people have been eager to try create other hits based on this holiday. And why not? We have enough Christmas songs to last lifetimes over. And while Sandler's hit song may never be replaced, here a couple of songs created in the spirit of the Jewish holiday.

Fist up, we have a band by the name of The Maccabeats, with their hit song "Candlelight", which is a parody of the song "Dynamite" by Tiao Cruz. The Maccabeats are a Jewish acapella group, from Yeshiva University, who formed in 2007. The song was just released, and has become a viral hit on the internet. It's a fun and catchy song, which will totally get in your head and stay there for a good, long while!



Next up is another clever song entitled "Chanukah Musical Remix 2010" by six13 & NCSY. This song is a parody of not one, but three hit songs: "Baby" by Justin Beiber, "Heartless" by Kanye West & "I Like It" by Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull. I don't have any info on six13, the group that did the music, but NCSY is a Jewish youth organization dedicated to inspiring the young Jewish people out there.




**Bonus**
As a treat, here is the original song that started the Chanukah song craze, "The Chanukah Song" by Adam Sandler.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Trailer Time Part II

Next up on the list o' trailers is the latest installment of the Transformers franchise, entitled: Transformers: Dark of the Moon Based on the trailer alone, it does look intriguing. I will probably see this at the movie theaters, unless I see a horrible trailer that comes out to make me change my mind. I think this movie will be solid, if only to make up for the horrible movie that was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (don't even get me started on that one).

**Tip** Full screen this for best viewing...