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October Tunes

October is here, and Halloween is just over a week away.  As the day quickly approaches for ghosts, ghouls, and all manner of spooky, creepy, freaky things, why not check out some "scary good" music to set the mood?

The Music Timeline

I'm always looking for cool new websites.  This post is one of my newer finds.  Ever wonder what was popular in music in a specific decade or genre?  Well, The Music Timeline takes information from people's posts on Google Music and uploads it into a timeline that shows you what was popular and includes links so that you can add your favorites to your Google Play Music account!

The Doc of Rock n' Roll Returns!


Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Do you enjoy good music and classic films? Then join us on September 26th from 2:00-3:30pm for another session of music history and fun!


The Real Music Muse

I may refer to myself as the Music Muse, but if we want to get technical, I'm only a shadow of the real thing.  According to the Ancient Greeks, there were nine Muses, demi-goddesses bestowed with the power to grant favor to poets, musicians, and other artists.  In fact, it was believed that all artistic talent and inspiration came from one of them.  Their influence covered everything from Poetry to Music to Astronomy, Comedy, Tragedy, and History.  If you were an artist, the secret to success would be to stay in the favor of the Muse who governs your area of artistic talents.  With her influence, you would be very blessed in your chosen field.

The British are Coming (Part II)

Hello, everyone!  I hope you're all excited about our upcoming program, Rock n' Roll History: The British Invasion with the Doc of Rock n' Roll: Dr. Joel Keller!  In addition to Dr. Keller's presentation, there has been a new addition to Monday's program!

The British are Coming! The British are Coming!

Artist of the Week #7: William Shatner

Confession time: I love William Shatner.  I love him in Star Trek; I love his cameos on sit-coms; I love him in those Priceline commercials.  He's just very funny!  So, imagine my excitement when I found that there is an album of Shatner performing classic songs like "Rocket Man", "Bohemian Rhapsody", and "Iron Man".  Needless to say, I checked it out and have been listing to these awesome tunes all weekend.  It's a two-disc set, as well, which just makes things better and better!  Obviously, I couldn't let the opportunity pass to make this our next Artist of the Week.

Artist of the Week #6: That's So Metal!

I know generally speaking, the Artist of the Week should really focus on just one artist.  But, when it came time to choosing a band for this post, I was torn between two.  And when I started reading into the band biographies a bit more, I realized that the two bands both happened to be European metal bands.  So, instead of just choosing one band of the two, I'm going to be focusing on the concept of European metal bands, specifically my two favorites: Sabaton and Sonata Arctica.

Artist of the Week #5: The Newsboys

So far, our Artists of the Week have mostly focused on Rock groups, with a short deviation into classic show tunes with Michael Crawford.  Today, we're going to check out one of the genres on the other side of the Popular Materials desk: Gospel.

Artist of the Week#4: Mika


It's been pretty cold today.  Especially after the bright and warm weekend we just had, today seemed pretty bleak and depressing.  At least, I thought so.  There's something that happens in mid-winter every year.  The cold and the lack of sunlight leaves me feeling a bit depressed.  I need something to break me out of this winter funk.  And I think I might have found just the right artist.  If you're in the same boat as me, I suggest checking out our next artist of the week: Mika!