Music Monday: Gangstagrass – Band Fuses Rap and Bluegrass

I was watching a football game yesterday and a commercial came on for Sagamore Spirit, a rye whiskey. But it wasn’t  the whiskey that caught my attention, it was the music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNI5ms0kwwM Gangstagrass is a group of musicians in New York City, most known for the theme song of the FX television show Justified. The group … Continue reading Music Monday: Gangstagrass – Band Fuses Rap and Bluegrass

Music Monday: Top Wedding Songs

I guess I need to check my old posts more often. Back in June of 2019, I wrote about the best songs for a funeral (I know, a little morbid), and I mentioned that I would follow-up with a post about the top wedding songs. But that's not what motivated me to write this post … Continue reading Music Monday: Top Wedding Songs

Music Monday: Sesame Street, PBS Kids, and Schoolhouse Rock Working to Get Out the Vote

It may not be quite true that everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten, but we certainly learned a lot at such a young age. Here are three short songs (one minute each) about voting that are geared towards the younger crowd, but they are good reminders for all of us. Here's a … Continue reading Music Monday: Sesame Street, PBS Kids, and Schoolhouse Rock Working to Get Out the Vote

Music Monday: Back to My Irish Roots

I have to give credit to a blogging friend for making me aware of one of the best songs I have heard this year. Mind you, it's not s new song, but this was the first time I heard it. Clive is from England, and every Tuesday he posts Tuesday Tunes, and for me, it's … Continue reading Music Monday: Back to My Irish Roots

Music Monday: From Black Monday to “Enjoy Every Sandwich”

On this day thirty-three years ago the stock market experienced its biggest one day decline, percentage-wise, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 508 points, a 22 percent decrease. The date is referred to as Black Monday; to put it in perspective, a 22 percent decline today would mean a drop of over 6,500 points. … Continue reading Music Monday: From Black Monday to “Enjoy Every Sandwich”

Music Monday: A Potato Factory Worker, a Skateboard, Some Ocean Spray Juice, and Fleetwood Mac

Nathan Apodaca's truck had already logged some 320,000 miles. One morning last month, it couldn't go a mile more. The truck broke down on a highway in Idaho Falls, Idaho, about 2 miles from the potato warehouse where Apodaca has worked for nearly two decades. Luckily, he had a skateboard in his truck, along with … Continue reading Music Monday: A Potato Factory Worker, a Skateboard, Some Ocean Spray Juice, and Fleetwood Mac

Music Monday: Best-Selling Movie, Broadway Film, and Cast Recording Soundtracks of All Time

I know, the title is a mouthful. At first, I was just going to write about the top-selling movie soundtracks of all-time, but then I remembered some of the wonderful soundtracks I've listened to from Broadway plays. When I went searching, I discovered that there are two separate lists for the Broadway plays. One list … Continue reading Music Monday: Best-Selling Movie, Broadway Film, and Cast Recording Soundtracks of All Time

Music Monday: The Youngest Person to Have a Number One Song

It's kind of a trick question, asking who was the youngest person to have a number one song. If you are looking at just solo artists, then it is Stevie Wonder. Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins, he had performed as a child in the choir at the Whitestone Baptist Church in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan, … Continue reading Music Monday: The Youngest Person to Have a Number One Song

This Is Why I Love Commercials…

Earlier today, I was finalizing my notes for my classes for the coming week. One of the topics I will cover this week is advertising, which gives me a chance to show a few of my favorite commercials, many of which I have highlighted in previous posts. As I was double-checking to make sure the … Continue reading This Is Why I Love Commercials…

Music Monday: Apple Cider, Sirens, and Nostradamus

Some readers may have guessed who this post is about by the title, others may be wondering what the connection is between Apple Cider, Sirens, and Nostradamus. The words are all parts of song titles from one of my favorite artists from back in the 70s - Al Stewart. I'll get right to his music, … Continue reading Music Monday: Apple Cider, Sirens, and Nostradamus