As you celebrate Day of the Dead festivities, why not fire up the latest Carlton Shuffle? Here’s what has been keeping the Popblerd staff groovin’ this week. What have you been listening to?
In the “spirit” of the season, this week the Popblerd staff decided to do a Halloween edition of the Carlton Shuffle for your listening pleasure. Enjoy if you dare, boys and ghouls!
This edition of Songs in the Key of Life begins with a confession: I’d completely forgotten about this song for over a decade. It wasn’t until a few years ago when a student DJ played it on WIUP that I reacquainted myself with the New Radicals’ 1998 hit, “You Get What You Give.” The music video emphasizes youthful mischief-making in the face of authority and impending adulthood, and sure enough, a portion of the song’s lyrics reflect a similar sentiment. But [...]
This week’s Carlton Shuffle is chock full of 14 diverse tracks that have been getting heavy play this week among the Popblerd staff. Give it a spin as you ease into a hopefully relaxing Saturday!
In “Reconfigured,” we take liberties with revisionism by reediting, reimagining, and resequencing a particular album or albums in an effort to reconfigure the work into a stronger whole. Without a doubt, Prince’s musical output in the 1980s remains one of the most consistently innovative runs in pop music history. The only artists that immediately come to mind as matching or surpassing consistency, quality, and volume of Prince’s 1980s output are the similarly legendary runs of David Bowie and Stevie Wonder [...]
Rollin’ right along this week, here’s what’s been tickling the aural fancies of the Popblerd staff. What’s been caressing your earholes this week?
Gonzo considers the motivational message of Sly and the Family Stone’s “You Can Make it if You Try” as a means to push through highly stressful periods.
The government shuts down, Breaking Bad comes to an end, but your friends at Popblerd keep the machinery humming to bring you this week’s Carlton Shuffle. Take a listen to what we’ve been spinning this week, and let us know what’s been getting heavy rotation in your world this week!
In this special edition of the Popblerd podcast, Zack (“ Gonzo “) and Tristan are joined by special guests Brandon Szuminsky and Matt Albright (of Hyped Up Hockey fame) as the group chats about five years of AMC’s Breaking Bad, lauded as one of the best TV dramas of the last decade. We laugh, we guffaw, we do some armchair analyzing of the series, and truthfully, we just scratch the surface of this drama-rich program in this spoiler-rich podcast. -We start off with our visceral reactions to the show’s [...]