Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Fiat Effect: J. Lo’s Blatant Product Placement

Jennifer Lopez was upstaged at the American Music Awards Sunday night. By a car. But this wasn’t just any car. It was a Fiat 500. The same Fiat featured in her “Papi” video. The same Fiat in the 30-second trailer promoting that video.  The same Fiat she endorses in commercials. (btw, I mention Fiat in […]

New Song Saturday: Begging and Pleading with “I Didn’t Mean It”

The Belle Brigade – “I Didn’t Mean It” When asked to contribute a song to the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack, brother-sister duo the Belle Brigade knew “I Didn’t Mean It” would be a perfect fit. The band said, “The song is about jealousy, so it works well with the whole Twilight love […]

Rapper Heavy D dies at 44

Dwight Errington Myers aka Heavy D, influential rapper and frontman of hip-hop group Heavy D & the Boyz, died yesterday at the age of 44. Reports indicate his sudden death was due to complications resulting from pneumonia. The New York Times obituary details the importance of Myers, who played a major role in hip-hop during […]

New Song Saturday: Waking up with “Under Evergreen”

Shelby Earl – “Under Evergreen” A few days ago pop critic Ann Powers sent out a tweet encouraging followers to check out the debut album of Shelby Earl, a singer-songwriter from Seattle. I’m glad I read that tweet. Earl’s song “Under Evergreen” immediately hit me. I played it at least five times in a row. Powers […]

Power Outage Playlist

The recent Halloween snowfall caused several power outages throughout the Northeast. I lost power for four days. Luckily I had two fully-charged iPods, so I created this Power Outage Playlist. Enjoy. 1. British Sea Power – Lights Out for Darker Skies 2. Flyleaf – In the Dark 3. Florence + the Machine – […]