Tag Archives: pop

Gee, It Feels Good to Go Retro

31 Jan

You know those songs that dominated the radio during your youth and essentially became part of your life’s soundtrack? You complain about them, but secretly adore them. They are strongly tied to your memories: sugary and sweet, embarrassing yet endearing.

My roommate and I decided to revisit some of those classics the other day. The lyrics are corny, and the beats are pretty basic. But they tug at the heartstrings purely because of the memories that they conjure up.

Cleopatra…comin’ atcha. They fueled my dream to become a pop group superstar. Disney Channel promoted them like crazy, so of course I gave in and bought their album. I had no idea that they were still goin’ strong these days!

Hilary Duff. Oh yes. Let that rain fall down. We made fun of it, but were totally jealous of her when it became the theme song for that show we pretended to hate…Laguna Beach.

We grew up with these silly songs. We loved to hate them, but really just hated to love them like we did.

My advice: indulge in some of those guilty pleasure songs from yesteryear. Dance like a fool with some of your comrades. It feels so horribly good.

Gee, Is This Some Kind of Joke?

16 Mar

Because it’s not a very funny one.  How in the world could this mindless video and lyrical blunder slip through the cracks and pass for musical talent with nearly 10,000,000 views on YouTube?  Rebecca Black – Who are you?  As if Justin Bieber wasn’t punishment enough.

This Mashable article says it all.  She’s trending on Twitter, had a feature on Tosh.0, and it is bizarrely terrifying.  Oh. The horror.

Gee, Hump Day Goes Pop

29 Sep

That’s right.  Pop sound takes over this week with the sweet and irresistible music of Eric Hutchinson.  I’m attending his concert at Furman tonight, so I couldn’t help but share the love.  This boy can play the piano like nobody’s business, and he’s got a soulful little swagger to his songs that I can’t help but adore.

His top songs from his 2008 album Sounds Like This are “Rock & Roll” and “OK It’s Alright With Me.”  The “OK…” video is simple and could read like a quirky karaoke video, but his smiley expressions make it utterly endearing.

I also dig the tracks “Food Chain” and “Oh!” but those videos aren’t on YouTube…sad day!

This boy is far too happy-go-lucky to resist.  Every song is a smile.  I swear.  I don’t know too much about him, but I’m excited to check him out.  Concert review soon to come…