Friday, July 29, 2011

Creed - With Arms Wide Open

Oh dear gawd, will Jump The Shark Week ever end? Nope...we got at least another week of the worst 90s alt videos (then I promise the goodness will return)...

I am NOT proud of myself for unleashing today's song onto an unsuspecting world. Creed just might be the worst freaking band of the 90s. I suspect they are one of the main reasons why "modern rock" radio started to suck around 2000 (which of course led to the demise of modern rock radio in most cities). So, anyway...enjoy?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Korn - Freak on a Leash

To quote Jump The Shark Week's first inductee (Limp Bizkit) we keep "rollin', rollin', rollin'" with the regrettable "hits." (I am SO not proud of that sentence)...

Anyway, y'all didn't think we could do this Jump The Shark Week without Korn now, did ya? Enjoy?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Incubus - Pardon Me


Is it possible that there are people out there who ACTUALLY like my Jump The Shark Week inductees? Well if they do, I'm sure they'll love today's band: Incubus. Enjoy?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

311 - Down

Jump The Shark Week lumbers on...celebrating some gladly forgotten favorites...

OK, I have to admit, I liked the first 311 album Music and their self-titled third album. They kind of topped off for me after that. I hear that they are still recording and touring. Good for them. I can't say I know anyone who would be interested in such things, but that's just me. Anyway, here's one of their better songs. Enjoy?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff

WELCOME TO JUMP THE SHARK WEEK!!! Yup, all week we will be "celebrating" some very questionable Forgotten Favorites.

Let's get this started with perpetual laughing stocks Limp Bizkit and one of their only mildly passable songs. Enjoy?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

RIP Amy Winehouse

I was driving home from my OBX vacation today with my wife. We were listening to a very exclusive 700 song playlist of "hits" on random. After we righted a wrong turn in Virginia Beach (one of my favorite places) my wife looked at me and said, "Amy Winehouse was found dead in her flat." I let out a hushed "f&ck." About an hour later, Rehab played. I hit skip immediately. I couldn't hear it (and you'll notice I didn't post that video below).

I didn't know Amy, but I fell in love with that voice the first time I heard it. Years ago, a friend online suggested I check out her Frank cd. It was only available via import at the time but I managed to get a copy of it (from a now out of business record store) and was blown away by what I heard. That voice. Shortly after, her Back to Black cd came out and I was head over heels. It was around this time when I happened to be backstage hanging out with my wife and Suzanne Vega (nothing like the time I ended up backstage with Iron Maiden). We were chatting about music and Suzanne enthusiastically asked me if I had heard Amy Winehouse. I gave her a big smile and said something like "what an amazing voice" and Suzanne agreed. That voice. Now silenced. Be at peace Amy.

Friday, July 15, 2011

L.A. Style - James Brown is Dead

It's FRIDAY FUNDAY BABY!!!! So break out the glowsticks and smart drinks and rave on with L.A. Style. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The B-52s - Good Stuff

Clearly I have the beach on my mind as I can't think of posting anything but The B-52s. I actually saw them play in Virginia Beach a couple years ago (you haven't lived until you've heard them play Rock Lobster ON the beach). Anyway, here's the title track off their Good Stuff album. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Soup Dragons - Divine Thing

I actually got to see The Soup Dragons twice on their Hotwired tour with James. Talk about a loaded tour as both bands were at the top of their game. Anyway, here's one of their finer tracks. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Smithereens - Blood and Roses

There are some bands I always seem to take for granted. The Smithereens are definitely one of them. I always seem to like what I hear, but I never seem to go out of my way to hear them (even when they pretty much play a mile from my house every January). This year, I'll go. For now, here's one of their bigger hits. Enjoy!

Monday, July 11, 2011

All - Million Bucks

I was totally struggling with what video to post today. But then I took a good hard look in the mirror. Staring back at me was a handsome devil wearing an All shirt. Bingo! Sadly, the evidence grows as to how much actual thought gets put into this blog on a daily basis. Anyway, as always, Enjoy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Slowdive - Allison

Haven't done a good shoegaze video in a while...seems like a perfect time for a Slowdive classic. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy

I was thinking about doing an Aphex Twin post for Friday Funday, but let's be honest, this video is far scarier (literally and jokingly) than any of that techno goofiness I like to post on Fridays. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Inspiral Carpets - This Is How It Feels

OK, the Your Forgotten Favorite train keeps rolling (I have no idea how, mind you, I swear I saw that shark months ago...). Anyway, I always liked Inspiral Carpets brand of Brit psychedelic pop. Here's a track off of their Life record. Enjoy!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mouthpiece - Cinder

How about some Jersey straight edge to kick off the week? Well, I think Mouthpiece should fill that need. Enjoy!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Praga Khan - Injected With a Poison

Awwwwww yeah! It's Friday Funday...and that means it's time to hit the dance floor and RAVE TIL DAWN with Praga Khan! Enjoy!