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Muppets meet Paramore: HAYLEY WILLIAMS (PARAMORE) and WEEZER, BLINK-182, SONYAE ELISE, and ATOMIC TOM

MIKE'S DAILY JUKEBOX: Muppets meet Paramore: HAYLEY WILLIAMS (PARAMORE) and WEEZER, BLINK-182, SONYAE ELISE, and ATOMIC TOM

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Muppets meet Paramore: HAYLEY WILLIAMS (PARAMORE) and WEEZER, BLINK-182, SONYAE ELISE, and ATOMIC TOM



"RAINBOW CONNECTION"   HAYLEY WILLIAMS & WEEZER

Kermit the Frog is probably the #1 amphibian recording artist of all-time although the Geico Gecko and the Budweiser Frogs could be in the recording studio as we speak.   The Muppet classic, "Rainbow Connection" was recently covered by Paramore's Hayley Williams with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer.   It's a sweet lullaby version that should conjure up happy memories of a simpler lifestyle.


LINK TO RAINBOW CONNECTION VIDEO

 
"EVEN IF SHE FALLS IN LOVE"           BLINK-182

The last song on Blink-182's new 2011 CD, Neighborhoods, is a return to their classic 90's sound.    After 8 years off, people wondered how Blink-182 had changed their music?    Angels & Airwaves?   More Travis Barker experimentation?    The new CD has a darker tone and lyrics reflect a deeper purpose and maturity especially compared to tracks like "What's My Age Again?"    This video isn't official, it's homemade but it's very well done and captures the rare romantic song by Mark and Tom.


"MY RELIGION"              SONYAE ELISE

Sonyae is a songwriter from L.A. who recently won the first season of Jewel's "Platinum Hit".    Sonyae's lyrics read like poetry.    There is an intensity to her words that capture your imagination.    Here she equates a deep romantic love to religious devotion.    Sonyae is a songwriter, I stress that again, since I think she's also an amazing live performer with a vivid stage presence.    This woman is going to be making big things happen in the music industry, mark my words!


"DON'T YOU WANT ME"             ATOMIC TOM

SO MUCH FUN!   80's movie trivia in a four minute music video.   There are over THIRTY classic 80's films parodied by Anna Faris, Topher Grace, and Dan Fogler.    It's so funny, imitations are spot-on, and in the limited time, it's amazing how many classic movie moments can be re-created!    How many can you name?



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