Monthly Archives: February 2011



Here’s a playlist to get you through the weekend.


Playlist includes:

Benny Benassis (ft. Chris Brown) – Beautiful People

E-603 – Lights Out

The Lonely Island (ft. Nicki Minaj) – The Creep

Emii – Mr. Romeo

Milk & Sugar (ft. Vaja Con Dios) – Hey (Nah Neh Nah)

Mohombi (ft. Akon) – Dirty Situation

Dev – Monster

Kesha – Blow

The Cataracs – Club Love

Ratatat (ft. Kanye West) – Diamonds

Sam Adams (ft. Christina Perri) – Letter to the Lost

Natalia Kills – Wonderland (PeaceTreaty Dubstep Remix)

T-Pain (ft. Chris Brown) – Best Love Song

Bruno Mars (ft. Lil’ Wayne) – Grenade (Remix)

5 & a Dime – OMG We R the Dirty Bit

Mother Earth Remixes – Fire vs. Snow (Ayo)




Mashup Germany – Somebody to Lean On


Wow. This song really makes you want to turn the lights off, flick on a lighter, and sway back and forth.

Mashup-Germany has put together a new song titled “Somebody to Lean On.”   Too deep for a Friday? Maybe — but I can never pass on a good mashup

He quoted:

“This Mashup is dedicated to my beloved grandmother, who is very, very sick right now. It makes you think what life is all about.  It’s about having somebody to lean on.”

Who do you go to when you need… somebody… to leaaaaaaaaaaan on?

Mashup Germany – Somebody to Lean On

Leona Lewis – Happy
Bill Whiters – Lean on me
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere over the rainbow
John Lennon – Imagine
Selig – Ohne dich (faked Acapella)
Matisyahu – One Day
Counting Crows – Mr. Jones
K’naan – Wavin’ Flag
Alphaville – Forever Young
Blink 182 – All the small things
John Lennon – Interview (Samples)

Cake – Long Time


Cake released Showroom of Compassion on January 11 this year. While some of the songs aren’t your traditional Cake songs (BOO!), they managed to debut at the Number 1 spot on the Billboard charts the first week.

There were several songs that I didn’t like at all.  I wasn’t very hopeful about the rest of the album until I heard “Long Time.”  This song had all the key components of what a Cake song should consist of: sing+talk, guitar picking, trumpet, synthesizer……….

I.  Can’t.  Stop. LISTENING.  To. It.

The background throughout the entire song + the harmony is awesome.

They are currently in the process of developing the video for the song and hired Callicore Films (based in Paris) to animate the video.  Enjoy the song below along with a sneak peek of the upcoming video:

Cake – Long Time

Eminem – Things Get Worse (ft. B.o.B)


I have to say, the last Eminem + B.o.B. collaboration made me want to stick a pencil in my ear since the radio played it so freaking much.

“Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?”


Anyways, “Things Get Worse” is a breath of fresh air compared to B.o.B.’s “Airplanes (Part II)” which featured Eminem.  Yes, I preferred the second track more than the original.  No, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s still the same song.

“Things Get Worse” has the classic Slim Shady feel to it which includes some celebrity bashing:

“…Not till Jessica Simpson lets go of the tuna casserole.
I used to love her hooters — now Carmen Elektra’s cuter.”

Poor Jess.  The jokes just still keep coming.

Oh yea, B.o.B. also kills it in this song.  Check it out.

Eminem (ft. B.o.B.) – “Things Get Worse”

The Head and the Heart Live @ Mr. Smalls


Bret and I are off to see The Head and the Heart with Dr. Dog tonight at Mr. Smalls Theatre (which is now sold out!)  As soon as I found out that THATH were coming to Pittsburgh, I bought tickets (back in November).  I am pretty amped to watch them play live.  I’ve been viewing the live sessions they did for KEXP radio for some time now, and if they perform half as well as they did there — I’ll be happy:

You can get a free download of their song “No One To Let You Down” by signing up for their newsletter here.  If you want to see them on the big stage, they will be performing at Bonnaroo.  Big year for THATH?  I hope.

The Head and the Heart – Down in the Valley

The Head and the Heart – Sounds Like Hallelujah

The Head and the Heart – Ghosts

Brett Dennen – Sydney (I’ll Come Running)


It’s been about 2 years since Brett Dennen released a new album.  His fourth studio album Loverboy will be released April 12th with plans to have it be more upbeat than past albums including Hope for the Hopeless and So Much More.  The lead track for the album was released this week and titled “Sydney ( I’ll Come Running.)”  I’ve been waiting for this single since I saw Brett post the video of them recording it in the studio in December:

He will be going on tour this year.  You can see if he’s coming to a city near you here.  Once again, Pittsburgh isn’t on the tour.  Boooo.

Check out “Sydney (I’ll Come Running)” below:

Brett Dennen – Sydney (I’ll Come Running)

Milkman – Algorithms


Milkman - Algorithms
Since I’ve pretty much killed the Girl Talk “All Day” album for myself (I neeeedz it to work out), I wanted to find some new mashups.

I don’t know how this got overlooked, but Milkman released an album to download FULL of mashups about a month ago called Algorithms.  Now, I don’t want to betray my love for Pittsburgh native, Girl Talk, but I am really feeling these mashups.

I can’t pick a favorite track (because they’re all good), but I’ll let you sample a few below.  Download his album for free HERE.

Milkman – Let’s Go

Milkman – Another One

Milkman – Right Now

Flo Rida Feat. Akon – Who Dat Girl (Hardwell Club Mix)


I already enjoyed this original song, but Hardwell has made it into a heart-thumping dance masterpiece.  This will be going on my workout playlist…

Flo Rida (ft. Akon) – Who Dat Girl (Hardwell Club Mix)

Valentine’s Day Playlist(s)


Oh, Valentine’s Day.

Some people hate you while others love you — which is why I made a playlist for both types of people.

Everyone is meant to have a soul mate, and I’m lucky to have found mine.  If you haven’t found yours yet, the wait is worth it.

“Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.” – Alan Watts

For today, here is a playlist for those who are YAY to Valentine’s Day or NAY to Valentine’s Day.

Just as a food for thought — What do you love/hate about Valentine’s day?