Month: January 2015

The Muppets take on Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend”

If there is any remaining doubt that The Muppets are the greatest thing ever – well, excluding Muppets Most Wanted – then feast your eyes on Mylo the Cat’s incredible mash-up of Biz Markie’s legendary tone-deaf 1990 hit “Just a Friend,” with vintage Muppet Show clips featuring Rowlf the Dog. […]

Now Hear This: “Everytime You Go Away”

Listen beyond the hits and discover weird, wonderful alternate versions of your favorite songs. YOU’VE HEARD THIS: By the time he took the stage at Live Aid, British crooner Paul Young was already an international superstar, and was starting to conquer the upper echelon of the US pop world. Despite […]

Now Hear This: “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Listen beyond the hits and discover weird, wonderful alternate versions of your favorite songs. YOU’VE HEARD THIS: In 1981 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts released the rock anthem “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” The single shot to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks, ended up being the […]

Now Hear This: “Heart and Soul”

Listen beyond the hits and discover weird, wonderful alternate versions of your favorite songs. YOU’VE HEARD THIS: In September, 1983, Huey Lewis and the News dropped their long-awaited lead single from Sports, the album that would take them from being Bay Area wunderkinds to the top of the national charts. […]

WTF Country Mashup

You know how your rocker friends say that every country song sounds exactly the same? Actually, they might have a point… Songwriter (and Pro Tools extraordinaire) Gregory Todd has crafted a jaw-dropping WTF mashup that combines six … SIX (!) … different contemporary Country hits. On his YouTube page, Todd […]

The Wags Wire: Macca vs. Jacko: Round Umpteen

by Steve Wagner Say, say, say … did you hear that the Sony/ATV music catalog (the beleaguered Sony’s stake at least) is once again up for sale? As this publishing company houses the Northern Songs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and was famously acquired by Michael Jackson, it is […]

The Lost World: Times Square (1980)

Snatching lost art from the jaws of obscurity. by Dennis Willis Every now and again, all the pieces to a dazzling puzzle can be on the table, and the picture is ever so close to coming together. Then some jackhole comes along and kicks the table. In the case of the 1980 […]