Appreciation: That Real Big Frickin’ Weirdo Mike Patton

What is it? It’s it.

I talk about 18/19 year old me a lot because 18/19 year old me was so so adorable and so exciting and also so so stupid in the way late teens/young adults are.

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The Muppet Movie 40th Anniversary

“It’s not often you see a guy that green have the blues that bad.”

Perennial childhood classic The Muppet Movie turned 40 this summer. Kermit the Frog goes on a cross-country mission to get out of the swamp and into Hollywood while simultaneously running from the evil Doc Hopper, who just wants those tasty frog legs. And so began the first of many (seven!) Muppet movies.

I used the phrase a “childhood classic”, but that is too simple as The Muppet Movie and, just as significant, The Muppet Movie (Grammy winning and Academy Award nominated) score have continued to be huge personal influences on me as an adult (as I am sure it has to many of you).

I listened to the soundtrack to discuss some of the themes that are more tangible to adults.

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Incomplete: SAD

Seasonal depression get you down? Me too. That’s why I never finished this playlist I started about seasonal affective disorder.

On November 8, 2018, four days after daylight saving time ended here in most of the United States, I began a Spotify playlist called SAD. The purpose of the playlist was to open up a discussion about music and seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.). I got three songs on the list before I dropped out.

Ironically but predictably, my playlist, my blog, and myself fell victim to S.A.D., and my last post was almost 8 months ago. I am here to pick up where we left off.

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Happy Halloween: Top 5 Spookies

Some may call the end of year holidays the most wonderful time of the year, but in my house– with it’s few dead animal skulls and year round “Tales from The Crypt” watching– Halloween claims that title.

I’m celebrating by sharing my top 5 favorite songs and/or videos for the Halloween season.
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From the Vault: “Makin’ Graphs”

A Work Playlist

Once upon a time, I had to run a lot of stats and make a lot of graphs, and it was very tedious and boring. Annnnd I was like “HEY, KILL ME!”. I made a special playlist for that occasion called “Makin’ Graphs”.
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Never Forget: New Zealand Banned Odd Future and All Media Outlets that Reported on The Ban Used The Best Photo of All Time

oddfuture

Title says it all for the most part. Details after the jump.

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Mayo in Music: 2018 VMAs and Problematic Madonna

The MTV VMAs have come and gone again, hurdling over the age old question “How are the VMAs still relevant?”. The 2018 VMAs had to scream about its relevancy with a very special delivery that reminded us all that as a society, we still do a lot of things that make me want to open the Ark of the Covenant in a very public place to end all of our eternal suffering in an exquisitely painful fashion.

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