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  1. I feel like we've finally passed peak Christmas. Until recently, there was a steady Christmas creep, with stores putting out their displays earlier and earlier, and radio stations playing Christmas music before the first snow. This is the first year I can remember the post-Thanksgiving aftermath not being all about Christmas. Black Friday also seemed more mellow, with less mania as people realized they could just order gifts on ye olde Internet. Of course, this is all anecdotal.
  2. "Me And Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul https://www.songfacts.com/facts/billy-paul/me-and-mrs-jones
  3. This makes me wonder if there will ever be a song called "Vaping In The Boys' Room"
  4. There remains a small group of people who cling to their cassettes. These are often people who drive cars that still have cassette players in them. They just love the sound of tape hiss.
  5. Billboard is doing a retrospective of their Alternative Songs chart, which is 30 years old. This story is about "Cuts You Up" by Peter Murphy, which quotes our interview. Murphy is a rather nebulous interview, but he gave us a rather enlightening answer when we asked about that song. https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8479703/peter-murphy-cuts-you-up-alternative-songs
  6. Maybe this one? https://www.songfacts.com/facts/bic-runga/blue-blue-heart
  7. The Kinks are becoming a popular choice for poignant moments, even here in America. Heard "Waterloo Sunset" in a big weepy scene somewhere recently.
  8. Maybe not perfect for this occasion, but "Joey" by Concrete Blonde is a pretty vivid description of being in love with an alcoholic.
  9. Battle rapping is a media cliché perpetuated by people who have likely never seen one in real life. Unless Eminem is involved, it's rather contrived. Snickers is particularly uninspired in this commercial. What a waste of Elton John.
  10. Don't see girls that are gearheads like this very often. Ed Sheeran would approve.
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    Suicide Songs

    Seems young people have levels of anxiety and depression that exceed those of previous generations. One thing about these suicide songs is that they often come with information on how to get help. The Logic song 1-800-273-8255 is the best example. That's the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which has gotten a huge increase in call volume. We reached out to them about the impact of the song; they explained that whenever Logic performs it, they get a spike. They coordinate to make sure additional staff is on hand.
  12. We'll get on it. Would be a good one to have in the database.
  13. All 9 views on our latest video are authentic:
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    Dilbert

    The cartoon completely reworked the image I had of Dilbert's movement and voice.
  15. As the answer to today's Tuesday Trivia, here's a Got Milk? triptych.
  16. This trailer was recently posted for an upcoming film called Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now: Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970. In these days, you could walk on stage, play some congas and get away with it for a while, which is what one guy did during Mitchell's set. When she told him to leave, he grabbed the mic and did a rant about the consumerist nature of the festival. Mitchell held her ground and let the audience know what she thought.
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    Red Rubber Ball

    The heat wave is here now. This fits the bill for the sweltering soundtrack.
  18. You surely remember his "Hello" video, but check out Lionel's "Running With The Night," where he crashes a white wedding.
  19. The video is a little on the nose, but this is a great rendition.
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    Greta Van Fleet

    They are definitely the closest thing I've heard to Led Zeppelin. But rock may still be doomed: apparently their average fan is twice as old as they are.
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    The elements

    Sounds like something the Animaniacs would do.
  22. This sounds great. Was going to say I "lava" it, but fear that might be in bad taste.
  23. That IS Jack Johnson! And a bunch of other famous folks. Love that Keb Mo got choreography. Thanks for sharing.
  24. Odd but excellent. Sounds great on headphones. Found this when researching our interview with Tim Wheeler of the band Ash. Best use of cheerleaders since Nirvana.
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