20 years of jams.
In anticipation of tonight’s VH1 movie CrazySexyCool: the TLC Story, we at PopBlerd! thought it was only fitting to countdown the top 10 TLC songs of all-time.
You know who else loves The Simpsons? Everyone! So let’s give another Popblerd writer a chance to convince you which of the 531 episodes are the absolute best, in part 2 of our 25th anniversary salute to the FOX Channel perennial
It’s hard to believe, but The Simpsons is celebrating its 25th season this Sunday. Starting as a sketch for the Tracey Ullman Show, and on struggling network (FOX) in the late 1980s, the Simpson family burst on the scene December 17, 1989 to much acclaim. Simpson-mania soon followed as the show vaulted FOX into the upper echelon of television, alongside the Big Three networks – comics, video games, and a ton of other merchandise made the Simpsons one of the [...]
Yesterday we took a trip through Nos. 20-11 on our list of the best Pop Culture Vehicles of All-Time. Today we present you with the top 10. As you can see from yesterday’s 10, it appears that most of us grew up as children of the ’80s, what with the 1989 version of the Batmobile, the A-Team van, Magnum’s Ferrari and the Griswold’s Family Truckster gracing the list. That doesn’t stop here with six more vehicles that were prominent in [...]
It was after a trip to visit a prospect’s business that I wondered aloud, “What’s the coolest pop culture vehicle of all-time?” You see, unfortunately, I’m not actually a full-time scribe for PopBlerd! I’m actually an insurance agent for Nationwide Insurance. And you see the dude remodeled classic vehicles. Like people paid him tons, upon tons of money and he souped-up their already souped-up classic autos. It was quite the sight, seeing three to four classic cars sitting in his [...]
We hope you enjoyed Nos. 21-11 of our Road Trip movie countdown! If you didn’t get a chance to check out the prior list, you can do so (or revisit it) by clicking here . Before we dive right into the final 10, unless we already lost you because you immediately scrolled down to see what is the No. 1 Road Trip movie, let me briefly give you a couple of movies that made our list of 68, but couldn’t crack [...]
Summertime is here (and has been for about a month now), which means families across our nation are debating on taking that once-traditional American family vacation – the cross-country road trip. Should we pile the kids into the minivan (or the Wagon Queen Family Truckster – if you have one) and visit our national parks – both the nature and amusement-kind – in hopes of creating lifelong memories for all involved, or should we stay at home, save money, send the kids to an [...]
After last week’s list of awesome Stephen King adaptations dropped, the challenge became to write a counterpoint to that list outlining the more execrable films made from Stephen King works. This is where I must confess: my opinion is woefully uninformed. There are a lot of movies that probably should be on my list, and “a lot” turns into “a ton” when you expand to include terrible tv movies (which I’m not, hence no 2002 Carrie or Desperation, among others); [...]
Halfway through 2013, we’ve come to an interesting impasse: moreso than the last several years, the music of this year has been largely awesome. I don’t say this to suggest that I’m one of those curmudgeonly sorts that thinks new music blows; it’s just, we’ve been in a bit of a lull. Much of 2012 was boring on the album front, and 2011 was only marginally better. And yet, here we are at unlucky ’13, and I’ve already doled out [...]
The last two years have been fairly ho-hum for me in terms of music. I was concerned that 2013 would follow that pattern. Although 2013 still doesn’t look to be a banner year for my tastes in the way that 2010 was, there have been a number of noteworthy releases, particularly from the second quarter onward. Here are a few of my picks for 2013 to date (in no order). Jamie Lidell-Jamie Lidell (Warp) I fell hard for Jamie Lidell [...]
The first half of 2013 was dominated by a string of solid releases in the garage punk and disco-house genres, and it also featured cameos from some indie-pop gems and the occasional decent R&B album. But January-through-June was owned by a very recent hip-hop release that any true head would have trouble not listening to on repeat. 1. Quasimoto-Yessir Whatever Technically a compilation of unreleased tracks from the last 14 years, Yessir Whatever hits harder than its predecessor, 2005’s The [...]