Bam! It’s another podcast! And this one is holiday-scented!
“Santa Baby” has become a standard over the years. Doesn’t mean it isn’t a shitty song, though.
For the twenty-fifth year, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love took the stage to perform the holiday classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on David Letterman’s late night talk show. I haven’t watched every single year, but this has got to be one of the better renditions. I’m feeling super Christmas-y right about now! On behalf of the Popblerd family, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Incoming search terms:darlene love on letterman 2012darlene love [...]
It’s incredibly easy to lose the joy and wonder and newness of seeing the world and all the magical things inside of it for the first time. Each passing hour, day and year it becomes simpler and simpler to be sarcastic and weathered and calloused and just plain cynical. Let’s face it, our modern society makes it simple to be this way—there’s always a corporation polluting the water, always a politician covering up the corporation that polluted the water and [...]
The biggest shopping week of the year, a 7-day period filled with superstar releases. The possibilities were endless. Would Rihanna score her first ever #1 album? Would rock band Nickelback give all the haters a metaphorical middle finger with a chart-topping debut? Would Mary J. Blige add to an impressive list of first-week numbers? Ladies and gentlemen, the #1 album in the country is: Michael Buble’s Christmas. The Canadian crooner’s holiday album, which has been out for over a month, [...]
This is to be expected, I suppose. Thanksgiving is less than a week away, which means any number of Christmas albums are hitting the market. The Biebs got a head start, but now here’s erstwhile Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland taking the holiday plunge with a new album of Christmas tunes, “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” In the first video from the album, Weiland takes a stab at the old chestnut “Winter Wonderland,” trying to give off [...]
Ho Ho Ho! It’s Justin Bieber!! And we’ve got a review of his new holiday album.
I suppose we’re now in the appropriate time period to be playing Christmas music. I personally have been there for about a week. I fired up Prince’s “Another Lonely Christmas” on the iPod (admittedly, not the most festive of tunes) the day after Thanksgiving, and I’m actively looking for a copy of the Salsoul Orchestra Christmas album online. With the spirit of the season slowly working it’s way through my body, I figured now would be the appropriate time to [...]