Category Archives: Music

B.B. King, R.I.P.

One of the first albums I remember as a child was the late B.B. King’s Live at the Regal. Farewell, Chairman of the Board.

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Get Funky D.C.!

If you’re in D.C., the Funk Parade is taking over U Street. The actual parade is from 5 – 7 pm.

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Go-Go

Because we need a happy picture after this week (observed at the Martin Luther King Library, D.C.): Bonus fun music! (they definitely don’t make it like this anymore…)

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The Consumer Surveillance State: The Joan Jett Edition

Recently, I got into a pleasant argument with someone about whether Joan Jett, in her early days, was a punk rocker (the argument was pleasant BECAUSE I WON). What this required was the two of us looking at a bunch … Continue reading

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Generation X

I’ve been digging through some old things, and stumbled across this song–the original version–by a band called Generation X. It will probably sound familiar:

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The Most Important Cultural Question EVAR

After watching this funny video from John Oliver’s show about the Eurovision Song Contest (below), a very bizarre question popped into my head: If the U.S. could enter, what would our Eurovision act be? We could enter some high powered, … Continue reading

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The Original Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Whether you love or despise it, Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun will always be a key part of 80s pop music. What I didn’t know is that Lauper was performing a cover of Robert Hazard’s song of … Continue reading

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