Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Humpday Covers Presents: DJ Earworm

It is the end of the year and in traditional fashion DJ Earworm has once again created the United States of Pop using only the USA Billboards top 25 hits of the year. Earworm has been doing mixes like these every year since 2006 and they have gotten both praise and criticism from listeners. Quite frankly I think it is a good idea and it makes some of the more annoying radio hits more enjoyable to listen to. That being said, I do not think that this years United States of Pop is as good as previous ones, but perhaps Earworm doesn't make because this years top 40 wasn't as easy to work with as previous years.

Here is a list of all that is on this years United States of Pop:
  • The Black Eyed Peas - BOOM BOOM POW
  • Lady Gaga - POKER FACE
  • Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’Donis - JUST DANCE
  • The Black Eyed Peas - I GOTTA FEELING
  • Taylor Swift - LOVE STORY
  • Flo Rida - RIGHT ROUND
  • Jason Mraz - I’M YOURS
  • Beyonce - SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT)
  • Kanye West - HEARTLESS
  • The All-American Rejects - GIVES YOU HELL
  • Taylor Swift - YOU BELONG WITH ME
  • T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake - DEAD AND GONE
  • The Fray - YOU FOUND ME
  • Kings Of Leon - USE SOMEBODY
  • Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo - KNOCK YOU DOWN
  • Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain - BLAME IT
  • Pitbull - I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO)
  • T.I. Featuring Rihanna - LIVE YOUR LIFE
  • Soulja Boy Tell ‘em Featuring Sammie - KISS ME THRU THE PHONE
  • Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne - DOWN
  • Miley Cyrus - THE CLIMB
  • Drake - BEST I EVER HAD
  • Kelly Clarkson - MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU
  • Beyonce - HALO
  • Katy Perry - HOT N COLD

Anywho, enjoy all of this years top pop hits in under 5 minutes. How else will you remember 2009?


Listen:


DJ Earworm - The United States Of Pop 2009
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Friday, December 25, 2009

One last present!


Merry Christmas!!!

I hope you enjoy this little tune (s) from one of the best guitarist ever.

Here is Jimi Hendrix's Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/ Auld Lang Syne

Listen:

Jimi Hendrix - Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/ Auld Lang Syne

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Love and best wishes
-Happiness is a Warm Gun

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas From Happiness Is A Warm Gun


The holiday season is full of everything that makes life wonderful: food, friends, family, sharing, singing... but it can also be a very stressful time. Soo de-stress, get into the holiday spirit. Here is a sampling of festive tracks from Aqua Teen Hunger Force (btw they did a fantastic session on Daytrotter).

These next two songs are from ATHF's 2009 Christmas album "Have Yourself A Meaty Little Christmas". A very funny Christmas album.




LISTEN:
ATHF- Frosty the Red Nosed Snowman
ATHF- Oh Holy Tonight!!!!

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But Wait!!!

There's more??

Tune in tomorrow for a special rare gift.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Humpday Covers Presents: Taken by Trees


This Humpday celebrate with Taken By Trees!
Ex-concrete singer Victoria Bergsman takes on the Animal Collective power track My Girls on her new Taken By Tree's album East Of Eden. However, Taken by Tree's puts a spin on the track by crooning in a Zooey way and dare I say tropical? Well, tropical in December is sometimes needed.



Oh did I mention that she is singing about her boys?

Here's a listen:


Taken By Trees - My Boys (Animal Collective Cover)
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Humpday Covers Presents: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis



This Humpday, I am bringing you all a track that is not necessarily a cover. Rather, this track samples orchestral clips and the Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Otherside" to create an awesome display of hip-hop. Seattle MC Macklemore came out with an EP called VS. late last November that features samples and work from Beirut, The Killers and Arcade Fire. The highly anticipated EP delivers messages about Macklemore's drug addiction and rehab as well as being a very well versed lyricist. This humpday listen to Macklemore's tale about taking cough syrup (codeine) while Anthony Kiedis's ballad of Heroin addiction is playing in the background.



As a bonus because I have been slacking at the posts recently I have also added the Beirut sampled track titled "Irish Celebration".










Listen:

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Otherside (Samples Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Irish Celebration (Samples Beirut)

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Download VS. EP at their website

Monday, December 14, 2009

Concert Review: Ghostland Observatory Live at The Neighborhood Theatre

I was sitting in a group meeting at the Guilford College Library doing some school work for some of my upcoming finals when I received a call about going to see Ghostland Observatory. I had heard of the band before and actually had one of their songs in my music library. Upon hearing how amazing the band would be, I decided to tell my group members that I had to leave and almost immediately jumped into a car for the hour and a half car ride to Charlotte, NC.



Live at Neighborhood Theatre
After an hour and a half ride through the cold rain we found ourselves in a nice little section of Charlotte, complete with a church lit up in bright red neon lights and a string of local restaurants and bars. We made our way to the Neighborhood Theatre only to discover that the venue was way larger than it looked on the outside. The layout of the Neighborhood Theatre fit the atmosphere very well and the giant metal fan in the main stage area was really cool, it was probably better than the opening act.


We gave the opening act a chance but decided to just go out and explore this side of Charlotte until it was time for Ghostland Observatory to start. When we returned, there finally was a crowd of people but we still managed to get our spot right upfront. Everyone kept piling in and when the first spurt of smoke from the smoke machine blasted right into my face I knew that this show was going to be fun.




The amazing light show and energy from the band made it incredibly easy to dance like there was no tomorrow. As Aaron Kyle Behrens danced, crooned and strutted across the stage EVERYONE was into what was happening. Thomas Ross Turner provided sick beats and the keyboard synths and accompanied the band's in your face dance/rock/electronic atmosphere.


Aaron, in Lights
By the end of the night I had been asked if I had a tail, I had encountered countless people that were rolling, and I was in the biggest dance party I have been in since seeing Dan Deacon earlier this year.
I had no idea what to expect and quite frankly I was not expecting to like the show as much as I did. It is easy to see how Ghostland Observatory gains its fans. Their incredible stage presence and personality was worth the steep ticket price of $24. If you are just learning about Ghostland Observatory, I am sorry to say that the show I caught was the last of this current tour. You will have to watch their website if you want to find out the next time they are around in your area, I know I will.
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Listen:
Ghostland Observatory -Piano Man
Ghostland Observatory -Sad Sad City

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Thanks to jason.s for the concert photo's.  

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