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That Voice: and the women it belongs to … a playlist.

Sing It, Girl!A distinct voice is hard to come by and lately I have been trying to put together a playlist that showcases the deeper side of a woman’s voice. I keep searching for that voice, the one that will just make me stop what I am doing and listen.

After searching the deep corners of my library and using my shazam app at every turn, I have created an amazing playlist. Ahem, if I do say so myself. (shines nails on shirtfront)

Amy Winehouse was such an amazing talent and her voice helped so many women showcase their sound. There will always be a place for the Whitney’s and the Mariah’s on the airwaves, but once in a while I am looking for something different and it is such a shame when you have to travel to the oldies section to get it. Read More…

Happy Valentine’s Day Nerds

It is that special day where we exchange sweet gestures and decadent treats. What would this day be with out a little mood music? Since most of the greatest songs are about LOVE I had trouble limiting myself to a single playlist. I loaded a few playlists after the jump including some of my favorite lovey-dovey tracks. Enjoy the Gallery after the Jump!

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I Choo-Choo-Choose You.

Happy February! Of course this month is synonymous with Valentine’s Day and now it is crunch time to find that perfect gift for that someone special. Chocolates? Flowers? Pixelated pick axes and torches? How do you pick a perfect gift when there is so much out there? More importantly how do you find that gift on a budget? I am sure our Cheap Date correspondent will have a few choice items, but I am here to offer a creative alternative to shopping. A DIY gift that will have cause your paramour to swoon.

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Friday’s Final Farewell Playlist: 2012 Edition

This week will be our fond farewell to some of the chart toppers of 2012.

  1. Sexy and I know It – LMFAO
  2. Take Care – Drake Feat. Rihanna
  3. Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
  4. Rack City – Tyga
  5. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
  6. Wild Ones – Flo Rida feat Sia
  7. Lights – Ellie Goulding
  8. Titanium – David Guetta
  9. Everybody Talks – Neon Trees
  10. Too Close – Alex Clare
  11. Oh Love – Green Day
  12. Skyfall – Adele
  13. Diamonds – Rihanna
  14. Die Young – Ke$ha
  15. Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
  16. Ho Hey – Lumineers

And a special goodbye to my bonus list of tracks that have been overplayed this year! If you know more than the chorus to these songs, I am sure you agree. Don’t get me wrong, many of these were great songs, we just need some space…

  1. We Are Young – Fun.
  2. Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye
  3. Some Nights – Fun.
  4. We Are Never Ever  getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
  5. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  6. Gangnam Style – Psy
  7. Dance (A$$) – Big Sean feat Nicki Minaj
  8. Starships – Nicki Minaj
  9. Glad You Came – The Wanted
  10. Boyfriend- Justin Bieber

Tis’ the Season for a Playlist. Happy Holidays!

xmas album coverHello Nerds,

So after weeks of shopping and holiday themed …everything… the end is nearly here. Christmas is in the next few days and most of the other winter holidays have reached their end as well. I hope this Holiday Mix finds you well and helps you enjoy the rest of this season. So Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas with this Holiday Playlist. Enjoy! (Click to Embiggen)

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas, but Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

xmas 2012

Friday Playlist – Materialistic Weasel

I have been on a mad dash through all the local malls, cyber sales, and even flea markets trying to find those unique gifts for my family and friends. I am sure most of you are experiencing the same thing and in an attempt to help get through those busy malls with a shred of sanity left I have decided to share my shopping playlist with you.

As you can see from the title of this post I prefer to call it my Materialist Weasel playlist. For some reason when I was putting it together I couldn’t get a quote out of my head. In the movie Armageddon, Steve Buscemi said, “I don’t mean to be the materialistic weasel of this group, but do you think we’ll get hazard pay out of this?” Maybe because for every 10 items I browse I see an item that I hope is waiting for me under my tree. hmmm… anyways

Here is your Shopping Playlist for this Holiday Season. Enjoy! (Click to Embiggen)

Materialistic Weasel playlist

Friday Finale Playlist – Twilight Saga Edition

Okay before you start hurling digital rotten produce at my head, hear me out! The Twilight Saga is coming to a long awaited end and this music nerd has mixed feelings about it. I am a fan of the books, but the movies fall short for me. The best thing about the movies were the soundtracks anyway. These soundtracks are like a love letter to indie music. You know, its that stuff that hipsters liked before it became mainstream? Indie music gets a bad rap, but i think it is one of the most original genres right now. Perhaps its prevalence is partially due to the effect that Twilight Saga has had on pop culture. So this Friday playlist is an hour of music from the five Twilight Saga soundtracks. Enjoy!


Famous Frontman Friday : Dave Grohl

For a change of pace I have compiled a collection of Dave Grohl hits. For those of you scratching your head right now here is the low down. Dave Grohl is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, writer, & all around awesome performer. He is perhaps best known as the frontman of the Foo Fighters. They have had several hits and tour all over the world. He was also the drummer for Nirvana and collaborated with Cobain on many songs including Heart Shaped Box and Marigold. In addition to his frontman duties, he will occasionally step in as a drummer for Queens of the Stoneage and other bands. One of my favorite guest-drum-stints was his work on “With Teeth” for Nine Inch Nails. C’mon you have Trent Reznor and Dave Grohl on the same album! Epic.

Okay I will halt my fangirl admiration and get to the good stuff. Below you shall find a list of the best known Grohl. Please Enjoy!

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Friday Fall Playlist

Indian Summer has ended and winter is not quite here yet. I need a mellow mix to help with the transition. I was listening to some Earth Wind and Fire earlier and I never actually realized how amazing the opening lyrics are:

Do you remember  the 21st of September / Love was changing the minds of pretenders /while chasing the clouds away

Immediate nostalgia mixed with hope, which is kind of what I feel when I think of Autumn. The rest of the songs were added to my Autumnal Equinox mix because they fit in that theme either by lyric or melodic feeling. Enjoy!

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Frightful Friday: Halloween Playlist!

It is the witching hour and I am slaving away to conjure up an especially killer mix for you. I have mixed up my favorite Halloween-ish songs and I think the mix has turned out amazing. Well… it depends on your tolerance for Pop/Dance music…. You have some Psycho-billy, Pop, 70’s R&B, Kids classics, Indie Rock… I mean this hits all tastes! As is typical here at Call Yourself A Nerd, we like variety and here for your audible pleasure are both a classic halloween mix and a halloween party/dance mix. Enjoy!

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Monster Mash-up                              Dance Till You’re Dead

P.S. What are you dressing up as for halloween?

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