Category Archives: music

Blog Summer Concert Series #10

Who knew this would go to 10 posts?  So let’s get to the music!

– Michael Buble – “Everything”

– Paul McCartney – “Dance Tonight”

– Paolo Nutini – “New Shoes”

–  No Doubt – “Suspicious Minds” (Elvis Presley cover)

– Red Hot Chili Peppers with George Clinton – “Give It Away”

– Dishwalla – “Counting Blue Cars”

Blog Summer Concert Series #9 – Cover Edition

The summer is heating up, and so is the music! Today’s concert is only of cover songs. Enjoy!

– Paolo Nutini – “Crazy” (Gnarls Barkley cover)

– Charlotte Church and Amy Winehouse – “Beat It” (Michael Jackson cover)

– Panic! At The Disco – “Karma Police” (Radiohead cover)

– Staind – “Black” (Pearl Jam cover)

– Hootie and the Blowfish – “Losing My Religion” (R.E.M. cover)

– Elton John and Axl Rose – “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen cover)

Movie Music Videos

Ahhh, Hollywood…bringing us some terrific songs.

– From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze; “Ninja Rap” by Vanilla Ice

– From Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Parade Megamix

– From Back to the Future; Johnny Be Goode by Chuck Berry

– Here are TWO from the vastly-underrated Beetlejuice, both by Harry Belafonte…”Day-O” and “Jump in the Line”

– From Anchorman; “Afternoon Delight” by the Starland Vocal Band

And let’s wrap it up with this one!

– From Office Space; “Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta” (potentially offensive language)

Forgotten Great Wrestling Themes

So, we have listed the greatest wrestling theme songs.  That list isn’t changing.

However, there are some that slipped through the cracks that we now fondly remember:

– X-Factor – X-Pac’s faction stunk, but their Uncle Kracker-created theme is pretty sweet

–  NWO Wolfpac – the “good” NWO…it’s very confusing

– Maven (“Memory” by Mercy Drive) – the Tough Enough winner’s awesome theme

– Ken Shamrock – when you hear this song, you KNOW it’s “GO TIME”

– Owen Hart – it’s extremely dated now, but this was a pretty tight song for it’s time in the early 1990s, trust me

– Christian (Waterproof Blonde – Just Close Your  Eyes) – awesome, awesome, awesome song

– Kurt Angle

Blog Summer Concert Series #8

And we’re back from a short vacation with more music!

– John Mayer “Why Georgia”

– Stone Sour “Through Glass”

– Papa Roach “Forever”

– Green Day “Working Class Hero” (John Lennon Cover)

– Jack Johnson and Ben Harper “Flake”

– Pussycat Dolls “Buttons”

– Sting and Cheb Mami “Desert Rose”

Who’s Still Getting It Done?

A few weeks ago, we profiled how absolutely HOT Diane Lane is, even after many years in the spotlight.

So here is my collection of Who Still Gets It Done (in no particular order):

– Gwen Stefani

Then:

Now:

– Madonna:

Then:

Now:

Kathy Ireland:

Then:

Now:

And we can’t forget the inspiration for this post…

Diane Lane!

Then:

Now: 

Blog Summer Concert Series – #7

Back — and sorry for the delay!  No jibba-jabba tonight, so let’s get to the music!

– Ben Folds – “Such Great Heights” (Postal Service cover)

– Panic! At The Disco – “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”

– Tracy Chapman – “Fast Car”

– Korn f/Amy Lee – “Freak on a Leash”

– The Fray –  “Over My Head”

– DOUBLE SHOT of Extreme – “More Than Words” and “Hole Hearted”

Blog Summer Concert Series #6

We’re back for another installment of the Summer Concert Series! Remember, these are live video recording, making for an ultimate concert.

– Ben Harper – “Alone”

– Jason Mraz – “The Remedy”

– The Eagles – “Heart of the Matter”

– Alanis Morissette – “You Oughta Know” – Recored in 1996 when Alanis pretty much ruled the music world.

– Incubus – “Drive”

– Moby (featuring Jill Scott and Blue Man Group) – “Natural Blues”

– Elton John – “The Show Must Go On” (Queen Cover)

Top Wrestling Entrance Themes

I think I may have done something similar to this before, but y’know what?  I’ll do it again!

In professional wrestling (nee Sportz Entertainment), the music heralding a wrestler’s entrance into the arena for a match or interview is crucial to set the proper tone.  If someone came in to a high-energy Metallica rock song, you’d get one impression of them, as opposed to if they entered to a Frank Sinatra ballad.

So I present to you this Top 10 List of the Wrestling Entrance Themes!  They are judged on the following characteristics:

– Reactiveness: Does the music make you feel an emotion?  Excitement, fear, etc.

– Coolness: Does the piece just have a unique, cool spin?

– Longevity: If it lasted for a long period of time, it did so for a reason.

– Success: On a lower level, the success of the wrestler can help make a theme awesome.

All set?  Let’s roll.

#10 – Randy Orton (Mercy Drive’s “Burn In My Light”) – WWE – Sweet song for an arrogant, rising star.

#9 – Dusty Rhodes (“Common Man”) – WWE – You want to dance EVERYTIME you hear this, don’t you?

#8 –  Jeff Jarrett (“King of the Mountain) – TNA – From the opening notes, you just HATE this prick.

#7 – Goldberg – WCW/WWE – These had slight differences but were close enough.  Amazing.

#6 – Macho Man Randy Savage (“Pomp and Circumstance”) – WWE/WCW – Can’t find a good version of it, but here’s something.

#5 – Ultimate Warrior (“Unstable”) – WWE – Sheer energy.  The forerunner of modern themes that defined the character.

#4 – Ted DiBiase (“Money”) – WWE – Just perfect.

#3 – Edge (“Metalingus” by Alter Bridge) – WWE – Amazing, amazing song.  Perfect for the character.

#2 – Sandman (“Enter Sandman” by Metallica) – ECW – This clip is from a WWE show, but this entrance is ALL ECW.

#1 Hulk Hogan (“Real American” by Rick Derringer) – WWE – Simply the best.  For over 20 years.

Blog Summer Concert Series #5

Do you like this feature?  Let me know!

– Fresh off his “Family Guy” appearance last night, Rick Astley with “Never Gonna Give You Up”  (I know I posted this several months ago…but it’s the Blog Hero.)

– It’s a hot song these days because of American Idol, but it’s been a personal favorite for quite some time…Robin Thicke’s “When I Get You Alone.”

– Queen’s forgotten classic “’39”

– Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”

– I might need to revisit The Approved List after Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right”

– Turn up the volume with “Headstrong” by Trapt

– And let’s bring it in with “Will I Ever Make It Home” by Ingram Hill!