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Music Monday – This is NOT a Rick Roll

Posted by on Mon, August 29th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I promise you, today’s Music Monday is NOT a rick roll.  Interestingly enough, exactly 24 years ago today, Rick Astley’s debut hit, “Never Gonna Give You Up,” began its five-week run at number 1 on the UK singles chart.  It became the biggest selling single of 1987 and even won Best British Single at the 1988 Brit Awards.  Enjoy!

Congratulations, Rick, on an outrageously successful song!


Topping the Charts

Posted by on Mon, August 22nd, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I think music can be a cure to anything – if you find a song you like, you can instantly turn a bad mood into a good one.  In the Swag Store, we have an entire section devoted to MP3 downloads.  My favorite subsection is the Top Ten Tracks page.  It’s always updated with the […]

Music Monday – Your Song

Posted by on Mon, August 22nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Today’s Music Monday is a bit different.  I am a big fan of singing competition shows: American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The Voice, etc.  Being the huge fan that I am, I even stretch my horizons to watch singing competitions in other countries.  I’ve been keeping up to date on UK’s The X Factor for […]

Friday Funny – Text Me

Posted by on Fri, August 19th, 2011 at 11:00 am

  Text Me I recently found this video, and I think it is perfect to share with you, being that most of you are up to date on the latest social networking.  Singer Elliot Yamin, actress Sarah Hyland (from Modern Family), actor Matt Prokop, and the team at BREAK got together to put a modern […]

Dance Instruction Wednesday – Baby’s Got Moves

Posted by on Wed, August 17th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

If this little boy doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will!  This kid’s got rhythm, and much better moves than I have.  I mean, I guess it makes sense, he has had AT LEAST 5 months of practice. I think I see So You Think You Can Dance in this little one’s future. […]

Rock On

Posted by on Wed, August 10th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Who’s ready to jam out?  We’ve just put a brand new, rockin’ Swagstakes up for grabs, and YOU can be the lucky winner! I’ve been a huge fan of the guitar for years now – it’s my favorite instrument.  There just is not a song that you cannot play on the guitar.  What’s awesome about […]

Kazoo up the Wazoo

Posted by on Mon, August 8th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Remember kazoos?  Ya know – those little plastic toys that are somehow supposed to make music.  I don’t know about you, but I could never figure those things out.  Are you supposed to blow into it?  Hum into it?  And which side of the kazoo do you put your mouth on?  They were always so […]

Frame your Music

Posted by on Mon, August 8th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Are you a KISS or System of a Down fan?  If so, you’ll definitely want to check out the Swagstakes for Limited Edition Prints!                     Photographer Scott Dudelson snapped these awesome photos of the hottest band in the world, KISS, live in concert and System of a Down […]

Music Monday – Happy Birthday to The Edge

Posted by on Mon, August 8th, 2011 at 11:00 am

Today we celebrate David Howell Evans’ 50th birthday.  You may know him better as “The Edge” from the popular rock band U2, where he is the guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist.  Since their start in 1978, U2 has received over 20 Grammys, 8 BRIT awards, 15 Meteor awards, 6 MTV Video Music awards, 10 Q awards, […]

Serenade Me

Posted by on Thu, August 4th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Don’t you love when you’re out to dinner, perhaps at a Mexican restaurant, and a Mariachi band comes to serenade your table?  It’s so festive and gives off such a positive energy.  Apparently I’m not the only one who loves to be serenaded.  I found this adorable video that really brightened up my day yesterday. […]