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The Best of the 80’s

Whether you remember the 80’s or not, there is no denying that this overly ostentatious time period with its synthesizers, bad hair, wacky dance moves, nouveau riche food that was too small to even see, but cost twice your daily budget was one of the best cultural era’s to pass in recent history. But not only did we first experience what it was like to speak through a cordless phone, but we also go to hear some of the greatest songs. So let’s attach our earphones to our walkman, and listen to some of the greatest tunes that propelled the 1980’s to the era it became.  1. Flock of Seagulls “I Ran” Not only did we run and dance to this classic Flock of Seagulls song that turned this group to one of the top bands in the world, but practically every man ran to their barber to get the most iconic haircut in the 80’s that was sported by lead singer Mike Score. 2. Billy Squire, “The Stroke” Amazing guitar riffs, incredible drum beats, and …

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Let’s Groove with Felix Koopa

“This love was meant to survive, I’m signing up for war, But I’m on the futile side”, are lyrics that are being sung straight from the heart of Louisiana. With only a few songs under their belt, Felix Koopa is by no means a group that has a wide future ahead of them. Their single, “Habitue” begins the bands EP with a rapid guitar jump start, which sets off an eclectic range of harmonious grouping throughout the song and leads all the way to the very end of every track. With elements of classic rock, metal, and a subtle hint of “groove”, which by definition is to “create and enjoy rhythmic music”, this has driven and given sole inspiration as a whole for Felix Koopa as a band. With strong vocals and killer guitar solo’s, which is undeniably rock n’ roll worthy, every song they have created keeps your foot tapping to the beat. With the prospect of a new single and album that is currently in the works, the group hopes to have it …

The Ultimate Workout Playlist

Let’s face it, finding the motivation in the morning to get out of bed and hit the gym is not something that comes quite easily, especially for those of us who haven’t even seen the inside of a gym in a very long time. But working out doesn’t have to be a drag the minute you step on the treadmill. In fact, by listening to a few tunes you’ll be able find that motivation you’ve been missing all along. Researchers have found that by listening to music it enhances your motivation and your workout stamina since it distracts you from being physically exhausted, and allows you to go further the distance than you would perhaps without listening to anything at all. And with that being said, here are our top 10 workout pumped up playlist jams to get you going! So let’s put on those earphones and let us get lost in the music. “Pump Up the Jam” by Technotronic “American Boy” by Estelle ft. Kanye West “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers …

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K-Pop vs. North Korea

With North Korea experimenting with nuclear weapons, and creating fear once again because there is no knowing what Kim Jong Un might do, South Korea has responded by taking action and arming themselves with their best weapon available: K-Pop. Across the DMZ (Demilitrized Zone) a playlist varying different artists which include GFriend, Big Bang, APink, Lee Ae Ran, and others  are being used in a form of propaganda to broadcast to the North about their current culture and democracy. While hoping that the music will draw attention to those living in North Korea, South Korea’s defense ministry hopes that the music will excite their curiosity. While North Korean’s are restricted as to what they can watch and listen to, their government approved stations leaves with not so many options. But despite all this, North Korean’s have become fond of South Korean television, and music. With hidden USB sticks and DVD’s being smuggled in, watching the latest movie or show and listening to the latest hits has become worth the risk for many North Korean’s. Although …

Top 5 Foreign Songs to Listen To

As amazing are the songs that we hear through the radio, sometimes hearing something new for a change is never a bad idea. Sure, Imagine Dragons with their song “I’m So Sorry” is extremely catchy with its rock n’ roll fervor and the latest pop song to hit the billboards gets us all on our feet, but with a world so big there are plenty of songs that are worth listening to, even if you don’t understand the lyrics. As Lao Tzu quoted, once you have “music in the soul, it can be heard in the universe”. Without further ado, here are the top five non-English songs to start listening to today: 1. Jarabe de Palo: “Bonito” Originated from Spain, this rock group started out in 1996 and are notoriously known to constantly repeat a word or phrase throughout the song. “Bonito” is not only catchy, but the lead singer (who strongly resembles Seth MacFarlane) emphasizes his admiration for finding everything beautiful which ultimately puts a smile on your face. 2. Stromae: “Tous les Memes” …

Top 10 Road Trip Playlist

It is officially August and the end of the summer season is coming to an end. But before we begin to sulk, there is still plenty of enough time to end this summer vacation with a bang. With a only a few weeks left, this gives the perfect opportunity for a mini road trip. And what is a road trip without music? Here is the top ten ultimate road trip playlist that will help make your vacation a little more memorable. 1. Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf As a forever classic for any road trip adventure, this song is a definite must to listen to. 2. Here I Go Again – Whitesnake There is something great about singing at the top of your lungs the lyrics, “Here I go again on my own!”, at the beginning of any crazy adventure. 3. I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The Proclaimers Whether walking or driving 500 miles, this song is a definite must to sing along to. 4. Life is a Highway – Rascal Flats Thanks …

“Citizens of the Universe” Album Review

All across the country there are a multitude of new young artists springing up in venues to make their debut, and showcase their original music to audiences who can either be extremely skeptical, at times a bit unforgiving, but also enthusiastically eager to support something new. Although some artists have not yet found their voice or their sound, there are plenty of artists who are ready to show the world what they are made of, and one of those artists is Guns of the Seneca.  There is something extremely relaxing and pure when it comes to instrumental music. Lyrics have become something that we identify with amazing music, after all, where would be without Freddie Mercury singing “Mama, just killed a man.” But there is something quite unique and expressive in instrumental music in which lyrical poetry in songs does not have. It allows listeners to enjoy the music without having to be distracted by words. The members of Guns of the Seneca have pulled off something that is sometimes quite difficult to do. In a sense, …

Top 5 Best Movie Soundtracks

When it comes to watching movies many of us watch for the action, romance, thrill and suspense, but the best part about a movie is the soundtrack. If there was no music added to the scenes, hearing Humphrey Bogart tell Ingrid Bergman to “Go ahead and shoot, you’d be doing me a favor” would not be the same. Without further ado, here are the top 5 best movie soundtracks to have ever been a part of the big screen. Back to the Future  Not only do we time travel back in time to 1955 with Marty McFly in a classic DeLorean, but we are taken there with an amazing soundtrack. With a classic mix of the 1980’s and the 1950’s, with the “Power of love” by Heuy Lewis & The News and “Earth Angel” by The Penguins, we get an instant feel for both era’s that Marty McFly is in. Music plays a vital role in this movie since Marty McFly wants to be a musician and all throughout the movie we see music records being …