Tuesday, February 23, 2016

1916 (one hundred years ago)

One hundred years ago, these were the top 20 most popular recorded songs.

In America, life was pretty golden, since it was the last year before the country got involved in WWI. In Europe (due to the war) it was , well ... "nasty short and brutish" as Hobbes had said two century's before.

Some interesting things that happened one hundred years ago :

The 1916 Olympic Games were cancelled because of World War I.
Gideon Sundback patented the first modern zipper.
Harry Brearley invented stainless steel.
Charles P. Strite invented the first pop-up bread toaster.
The Ford Model T dominated the automobile market.
Radio programming started to become popular.
Hollywood replaced the East Coast as the center of the movie industry.
Jazz music began to become popular.

As always,

*** ENJOY ***

You can download the play list HERE.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Xie Bee's Purrfect Mix

This most excellent mixtape was compiled by Xiebeth Craig and it's a love/Valentine themed mix of sorts ... Her dad, my old pal Clay Craig had this to say about it :

"My daughter put this one together for her friends. It's the first time she's made a mix for multiple people, and I was surprised by how much of my influence was in her song selections. She drew the cover, and we worked together to order the songs. It was a effort to find a computer with a disc drive. Looks like we're being forced into the cloud."

Thanks, Xiebeth and Clay!!!

As always,

*** ENJOY ***

 You may download this purrrfect playlist RIGHT HERE.

Here's the track list :

01 Alabama Shakes - Gimme All Your Love
02 Beck - Think I'm In Love
03 Yoko Ono & John Lennon - Kiss Kiss Kiss
04 Violent Femmes - Prove Your Love
05 The Moldy Peaches - Anyone Else But You
06 Cee-Lo Green - Cho Cha The Cat (Feat. The B-52's)
07 Best Coast - Crazy For You
08 Bj├Ârk - It's Oh So Quiet
09 Vampire Weekend - I'm Going Down
10 The Flaming Lips - When You Smile
11 Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
12 The Doors - Hello, I Love You
13 Karen O & The Kids - All Is Love
14 The Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl
15 The Cardigans - Lovefool
16 Kinks - You Really Got Me
17 Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
18 No Doubt - Underneath It All
19 Nirvana - About A Girl
20 Modern English - I Melt
21 The Beatles - Something
22 Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
23 The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
24 The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
25 The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
26 Kip Dynamite - Always & Forever

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Brand Sparkling New

The new year (2016) is just starting to unfold and already there are heaps of sparkling brand new music pouring out of it!

The excitement and anticipation of early spring warmth pulses throughout this play list.

As always,

*** ENJOY ***

You may download the mixtape right HERE.