Aug
21
  • First Song of the Day

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    Hard To Explain by The Strokes. This song was released on the bands 2002 album Is This It?. The album was first released in the UK in 2001 even though the band is from New York City. The song made Rolling Stones list of the Best 100 Songs of the 2000s coming in at No.59.

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Aug
19
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    Evenflow by Pearl Jam. This Pearl Jam classic is from the band’s 1991 debut album Ten and was released as a single in 1992. The epitome of Grunge, this song was one of the reasons why Glam Rock died. Reaching No.3 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart Evenflow clearly struck a note with Rock music fans wanting something with a dirtier and raw sound. And Pearl Jam had their unique song style that told stories in through verses, not […]

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Aug
13
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    Fuel by Metallica. Coming from the band’s seventh album Re-Load released in 1997, this song has been heard in promos for NASCAR and WWE, TV shows and video games. Reaching No.6 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Track chart and being nominated for a Grammy, Fuel kept Metallica as a hugely popular Hard Rock Metal act.

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Aug
11
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    Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath. This song is the title track to the 1980 album and the first album recorded without longtime original lead singer Ozzy Osbourne, being replaced by former Rainbow frontman Ronnie James Dio. After recording the album the band also saw the departure of original drummer Bill Ward and replaced for the tour by Vinnie Appice. Dio’s arrival was widely accepted by fans mainly for his reputation as the man with the golden voice in Hard […]

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Aug
8
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    Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. This 1967 classic was recorded in March as part of a two day recording session in a rush to put out eight songs, four of which were to become singles. Brown Eyed Girl came to be on day one. Originally titled Brown Skinned Girl, going along with its Jamaican Calypso sound, Morrison changed it before release to be more radio station friendly.

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Aug
2
  • Saturday Morning Shout Out

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    The Shout Out goes to Forever Still from Denmark. This awesome band fronted by singer Maja Schenning is a Rock powerhouse! Musically similar to Disturbed and Godsmack for their driving Hard Rock sound but with the absolutely stunning vocals of Maja setting Forever Still apart. The drums, guitar and bass solidify the body of this band and thrust the talents of Mikkel Haastrup, Chad T. Charlton, Anders Bo and Carsten Christensen into their songs. Their 2013 EP Breaking Free, is […]

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Jul
28
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    Would I Lie To You by The Eurythmics. This 1985 Hit is from the duo’s fifth album Be Yourself Tonight. Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance By Group Or Duo. Lennox went on to win an Oscar for the song Into The West from The Lord Of The Rings, Return Of The King movie soundtrack.

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Jul
24
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    Kiss With A Fist by Florence And The Machine. This song was released as a single in 2008 and is on the the 2009 album Lungs. While on the surface it sounds like a song of domestic violence, Florence who wrote it when in high school states its a song about conflict and intensity of passion in relationships and not physical violence. The upbeat Punk Rock sound of this song has been heard on the movie soundtrack for Jennifer’s Body […]

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Jul
20
  • Sunday Morning Seventies

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    Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney. Originally recorded in 1970 on his solo album, this song reached No.26 on Billboard’s Pop chart. It was later released as a single from the 1976 live recording of Wings Over America and reached No.10 on Billboard’s Pop chart.

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Jul
18
  • Walnut Beach Art Stroll and Illumination

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    A beautiful sunset, amazing artwork and music with hula hoops were some of the attractions at the Walnut Beach Art Stroll. To add to the vibe lights were strung and candle bags lit to illuminate the streets as dusk set in. The Captain Rocks, Tom Ferrara entertained strollers at Wild Expressions. What would an Art Stroll be without art? Soaps to sunset were part of the evening too. Hula hooping and dancing to Brian Smith spinning the wax, well playing […]

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