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10,000!!!

Pi-yow! We've hit the 5 digit mark in site visits, and what better way to celebrate the occasion than by posting some truly awesome music? Let's get to it.

Chic was a popular disco/funk band in the late 70s. Their song, "Good Times", from the 1979 album, "Risqué", is not only a fabulous peice of disco history, it's also one of the most sampled tracks ever with acts such as Grandmaster Flash and The Sugarhill Gang getting in on what are indeed "Good Times".

Chic- "Good Times" [Removed]

As a bonus, here is a great mashup of Chic's "Good Times", Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out", and Beastie Boys' "Triple Trouble" by one of my favorite mashup artists, Party Ben.

Party Ben- "Chic Franzie Boys" [Removed]

Speaking of good times, I've got a great symphonic jazz cover of Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman" by none other than guitar great, Wes Montgomery. The string section starts the song off incredibly smooth and mellow, then the guitar comes in with the easily recognizable melody. This song can be found on the Greatest Hits comp appropriately titled "Greatest Hits".

Wes Montgomery- "When A Man Loves A Woman" [Removed]

This next song is an all-time favorite of mine. I got it on a sampler the very first time I went to Warped Tour, and have been jamming to it ever since. "Welcome To My World" is a ridiculous slacker anthem by Nerf Herder (Star Wars reference anyone?), and it's got a cheery synth intro that breaks into punk guitar and humorous lyrics such as "this old shirt is startin' to stink/I don't give a damn what people think/I can take a leak in the kitchen sink/welcome to my world". This track is from the 2002 album "American Cheese". Enjoy, I've been getting plenty of use out of this track.

Nerf Herder- "Welcome To My World" [Removed]

Atom & His Package is also an all-time favorite of mine, and one of his most popular songs is called "Punk Rock Academy". Here I have the live version from his live album "Hair: Debatable", which is a recording of the very last show Atom played before ending his affair with His Package. The real treat here is lyrics like "We will import a token jock and we will kick his token ass!/And there will never ever be a physical education class!", and knowing that this is the last song from the last set that Atom & His Package ever played.

Atom & His Package- "Punk Rock Academy [Live]" [Removed]

Alright, well, that should do it for now. I just wanted to post some fun/cheery music in honor of getting 10,000 hits. But really, this post is for you, the reader. Without people like you, this blog would have no purpose. It's because of you that this site exists, and it's because of you that it stays alive. On behalf of Pipe and I, I'd like to express our sincere gratitude for your continued interest in what we have to say and the music that we post. Thank you, we aim to please, and what pleases us most is the feedback we get from satisfied readers. Keep it coming guys, and we'll do the same. I'd like to also mention that readers should stay tuned for exclusive interviews with the likes of countrified singer songwriter Aaron Schroeder and brazilian dance-funk group Bonde Do Rolê.

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5 Responses to “10,000!!!”

  1. # Blogger CoolBee

    Well, congratulations and thanks for the great songs. Unfortunately the letters on your blog are *very* small (or is it only my computer - but I can read the other ones and I'm not 80 yet;)!  

  2. # Blogger Pipe

    If you're having trouble reading the font. It may be your default font size on your computer. In your browser click on the VIEW tab and then select TEXT Size and try setting it to normal, or you can just increase the size of it.  

  3. # Anonymous Anonymous

    A pity that this version of "Good Times" is apparently some Hit Radio cut or something without the famous bass line solo, that was used by the Sugarhill Gang :-(
    btw. most browsers allow quick change of font size in the "View" menu or by pressing Cmd-+ or similar.  

  4. # Anonymous Anonymous

    For more on CHIC check out http://www.chictribute.com  

  5. # Anonymous Anonymous

    If you like awesome music, check out Eric Solomon! He’s great. His voice is like a cross between Lenny Kravitz and Justin Timberlake and he has the best beats. Check him out at www.EricSolomon.com.  

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