The Monster – Eminem ft. Rihanna
Why is Eminem so popular? Well he puts his all into his work and he has such a way with words,
cause all I wanted to do’s be
The Bruce Lee of loose leaf
Eminem always makes interesting videos and this newest is no different. We get to relive some of his past videos alongside the monster within. Rihanna is a sexy therapist and rocks dark lipstick while singing one of the most popular hooks of this year. The imagery is pretty dark, but all in all a simple visual metaphor for a great song. Enjoy!
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Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep – A few questions to entice you to read…
The Shining was an amazing book, but of course with any great story you end up having more questions. The sequel answers many of the questions I had. (Mainly, the specifics of the Shining.) We get an in-depth look at the gift or curse that is “The Shining”. Little Danny Torrence is grown up and has inherited a nasty habit from his father. That could’ve been the end of Danny’s story, but he is not the only one with the shining. A young girl is dealing with the same demons that Danny has and she needs help.
- How did Danny come to possess the Shining?
- What happened to Danny’s imaginary friend, Tony?
- Are the spirits of The Overlook Hotel gone for good?
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The Fat Man – A Tale of North Pole Noir by Ken Harmon
Fired from his longtime job as captain of the Coal Patrol, two-foot-three-inch, 1,300-year-old elf Gumdrop Coal is angry. He’s one of Santa’s original elves, inspired by the fat man’s vision to bring joy to children on that one special day each year. But somewhere along the way, things went sour for Gumdrop. Maybe it was delivering one too many lumps of coal for the Naughty List. Maybe it’s the conspiracy against Christmas that he’s starting to sense down every chimney.
Either way, North Pole disillusionment is nothing new: Some elves brood with a bottle of nog, trying to forget their own wish list. Some get better. Some get bitter. Gumdrop Coal wants revenge. Justice is the only thing he knows, and so he decides to give a serious wakeup call to parents who can’t keep their vile offspring from landing on the Naughty List. But when one parent winds up dead, his eye shot out with a Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model BB gun, Gumdrop Coal must learn who framed him and why. Along the way he’ll escape the life-sucking plants of the Mistletoe Forest, battle the infamous Tannenbomb Giant, and survive a close encounter with 12 very angry drummers and their violent friends. The horrible truth lurking behind the gingerbread doors of Kringle Town could spell the end of Christmas – and of the fat man himself. Holly Jolly!
I read this book a few years ago and it is a story I find myself circling back to each holiday season. Every time I see A Christmas Story on TV I think about how the characters fit flawlessly into this story of an elf turned detective. It pulls the right nostalgic strings and also manages to be a fun tale of North Pole Noir. The above summary gives you a pretty good idea of what the book is about, but I feel the amazing way this story references other works is what makes it special. Spoilers, there is a trip to the island of misfit toys! Seriously, give it a shot!
I. Crawl – Childish Gambino
I. Crawl – Childish Gambino
I have been listening to Childish Gambino‘s new album for the last week (on&off). I am surprised that Crawl is not his first single, it has a great beat and energy to it, but his first and second singles 3005 and Sweatpants are also fine choices.
The artist looks familiar you say? Well, many may already know him for his comedic side as he is best known as the actor Donald Glover. Still no bells? He plays Troy on Community! While watching his performance on Jimmy Kimmel I was fascinated by how different he was on stage. He still has that presence that keeps you watching him, but his demeanor is more focused and you can feel his passion for the music.
If you read my music posts, you know by now that I am addicted to words and the referential lyrics in this track really tickle me.
And I’m only looking back if I’m looking at her booty
(At her Boooty)
Yeah. I murder some, I murder one
Explain it all, Ferguson
Check it out!
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“Do you know what day it is?” What what!
Yeah, it’s a hump day remix…. that is all the explanation you need right?
Timber – Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
hahahaha, I am so tickled by this song. I just find it hilarious. It is a catchy tune and Ke$ha brings her own brand of dance talk rap to the track making this a perfect Tuesday-ramp-up-for-the-week song.
No Seriously, the chorus is “It’s going down, I’m yelling timber / You better move, you better dance…” Everyone in the video is dressed in slutty-country-couture, well not Pitbull, but he does square dance on a white sand beach. “Swing your partner round and round / End of the night, it’s going down” I think that counts? Its only Tuesday, we all need a good laugh. Oh, and no, I do not apologize for getting this song stuck in your head. If I must suffer then I am taking you down with me.
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Bastille – Pompeii
It’s Monday… “How am I gonna be an optimist about this?”, but I have a nice energy boost to get us through this. Sip your coffee and take a quick break to watch a video and psych yourself up to dealing what this crazy week shall bring.
This guy is suffering some sort of insomnia-tic episode and he wanders the streets in the wee hours to discover that everyone around him has undergone a change where their eyes are blacked out. He fights this change, but does he eventually succumb? Watch and find out.
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Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
Remember the Cure? Oh yeah you do! The eyeliner, the crazy hair and the most amazing Friday song in history! Sorry Danny, Rebecca Black is not going to make my list. I love this song and it is cheezy, but c’mon aren’t you enjoying the video? It is so dated and ridiculous paired with such a great melody. It is a winning combo and so fitting for the first Friday in December. Enjoy!
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Wake Me Up – Avicii
In my quest for daily music videos I found this gem. Wake Me Up – Avicii has been all over the radio and has become a fast favorite for me. This song is high energy and when listened to in moderation can be just the right pick-me-up. It is Thursday and that means we need a push of energy to get to the weekend!
The video is fun and conveys a simple message of finding your place in the world. I have included the lyrics after the jump. Enjoy!
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Demons – Imagine Dragons
“No matter what we breed / We still are made of greed” – “Demons” by Imagine Dragons
Are you sensing a theme this week? I am trying to find some mellow tunes with uplifting themes. I feel like this week is about repairing the damage done to humanity by the start of the Holiday Shopping / Black Friday craziness. Damn people, its just a TV. Pop in your earbuds and chill out. I am here to help.
I have mentioned in previous posts that I love this album. Demons is one of the latest singles from this album and it is even holding its own on the top singles for iTunes. It has a message that seems to resonate with people and it makes for a great listen. Let me know what you think of the message in the comments section I would love to discuss. 😉