social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center

Stevi's Blog

Posts from May 2014


According to UW Madison, these are the things you should cross off your Madison
According to UW Madison, these are the things you should cross off your Madison Summer Bucketlist:

Anything you would add? ~ Stevi
 (1) Comments


 
Queen is jumping on the bandwagon, or are they? ~Stevi
It seems as though the new trend in music is to release 'lost tracks' from performers that have passed decades before. I'm not sure what to think of this; although I get excited when I hear that Freddie Mercury's lost Queen production is finally going to be available to the public, I can't help but wonder if it's music that was MEANT to be lost by the performer. By that, what I mean is: these are tracks put together, then scrapped by the artist. Whether it didn't go with their direction, or it didn't meet their standards, it was music that was not meant to be heard with their name attached to it at the time of the musician's life (this also happened recently with Michael Jackson). I would imagine someone taking rough vocals, producing them in their own way, and releasing them without the artist's consent is much like some creep taking pictures of you at a beach, then publishing them. 

At any rate, here's the link for details on Queen's upcoming release ft. Freddie Mercury

Stevi
 (0) Comments




 
The Eels did something NO ONE expected last night ~ Stevi
Last night, the Eels were in St. Paul for a concert, and who shows up? Former Journey lead singer Steve Perry. If that wasn't enough, he got onstage for the first time in 20 YEARS and sung Open Arms. Quite impressive, considering the guy is battling throat cancer. Read the article/watch the video here!

~Stevi

 
 (0) Comments




 
If you're a vinyl nerd - check this out! ~Stevi
This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen: tree rings being played on a record player! Curious to hear it? Check it out!

Stevi
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Topics: Human InterestSports
Social:




 
Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer and Will Farrell in a drum-off may be the most pe
Red Hot Chili Peppers: perhaps one of the most influential bands in rock. Take drummer Chad Smith, and put him head to head with one of the most influential comedians of all time, and you have an epic drum-off. The fact that they look so similar makes it that much more perfect. Read the article/watch the video below. Happy Friday!

~Stevi
 (0) Comments




 
Jonathan may think I'm a crazy cat lady, but I've got nuthin' on this chick. ~St
This morning, while talking about my cat's Instagram account (don't judge), Jonathan kept giving me that 'you be cray' look.

However, I have managed to find a woman more nuts about her cats than me! Check out the video/read the article here! ~Stevi

 

Bike Riding Cats from David Weatherly on Vimeo.

 (0) Comments




 
Ever wondered what a celebrity musician would cost? You won't believe these pric
I always dreamed that one day, when I had 'made it big', I could pay Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Jason Bonham to reunite for a personal concert.

Then, I grew up, and realized my chosen career path would never yeild that kind of cash. Bummer.

Here are prices some musicians are willing to accept to play a private event!

Stevi
 (0) Comments


 
New video for Arcade Fire is off the chain! ~Stevi
New video for Arcade Fire's 'We Exsist' features Spiderman star Andrew Garfield in drag with a plot line you have to see to believe! Song isn't bad, either. Check it out:

 
 (0) Comments




 
Let's all take a minute to watch this bunny eat raspberries. ~ Stevi
Too cute not to share. ~Stevi
 (0) Comments


 
A playlist for every occasion. ~Stevi
Are you one of those people who needs a playlist for everything? I can confidently say that my OCD-like obsession for carefully organized themed playlists is one of the factors that got me into radio. Gym workout mix, driving mix, intense research mix - oh, yeah.

I came across this today: The Essential Beck Groove Playlist, and it's pretty rad. Enjoy!

~Stevi
 (0) Comments


 
Oh, boy. Mother's Day is this weekend. ~ Stevi
Mother's Day is fast approaching; do you have your gift figured out yet? Every year, I seem to end up going with the solid card/phone call combo. In my younger years, going out into the yard and picking hapazard wild flowers was my M.O (which is probably why my mom would set them on the outside step "to get more sun" - a.k.a - "I don't want bugs in the house"). My mom doesn't like too big of a fuss made about her, but she does love the simple recognition.

Don't forget your mom this Sunday - even if it's just the card/phone call combo. They deserve an extra 'I appreciate you'.

Looking for gift ideas? Click here

~Stevi
 (0) Comments


 
Project M Recap from the middle of the judges' table. ~Stevi
Last night was one of the toughest eliminations to date for 2014's ProjectM. Every artist that has been eliminated this year has been difficult, but last night really tugged on my heart strings.

I want every contestant to know that, even though a 'no' is hard to hear, growing from it is what makes people great. I fully expect every conestant eliminated this year to take their 'no' and turn it into something they, their fans, and we are stunned and proud of.

Thank you for sharing your music with us, and putting yourself out there for us.

~Stevi
 (0) Comments




 
New music bug ~Stevi
This band is really sticking in my head. They're out of Australia, and combine fold and pop in a way that you'll be singing their latest track "Lanterns" all day. Be listening to 1055 TripleM to hear Birds Of Tokyo!
 
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Topics: Entertainment_Culture
Social:
Locations: Tokyo




 
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
Activate With M
Submit
Like WifeSwap, only different
BandSwap is back in Madison! The Madison Arts Commission is supporting this event, in which bands from different cities change places. This time, a band from Fort Collins, Colorado is heading to Madison, while Sexy Ester from Madison will be hitting...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Helen Reddy "You and Me Against the World"
We found a perfect song on the iPod for Meteorologist Brian Olson's birthday. Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World" was a heartfelt song that was out at the time of his birthday, 40 years ago today. Despite its sentimentality, Brian...
Read More
Are the new Beatles mono remasters on vinyl worth it?
Last week, the Beatles re-released their catalog on vinyl, in mono, the way the Beatles wanted you to hear their music. Is it worth spending 400 dollars or so on the box set, or would it be better to just pick up some of your favorites--for around 22...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: John Denver "Fly Away"
John Denver's "Fly Away" was released in 1975, and made it all the way to #13 on the charts. It wasn't one of his biggest hits, but a lot of folks who were listening this morning sure wanted to hear it. It brought back horrific memories for...
Read More
Worst souvenirs ever?
When most people go on vacation, they usually spend some of the time perusing gift shops, checking out cool souvenirs like snow globes depicting ocean views, miniature spoons, t-shirts, or potpourri and candles. When my boyfriend Mike and I go on...
Read More
We still miss you Stevie Ray Vaughan
It's hard to believe it's been 24 years since we lost Stevie Ray Vaughan in that helicopter crash after a show at Alpine Valley. I've talked to lots of people who were at that concert, which also featured Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Donny Osmond "Soldier of Love"
It's hard to believe that Donny Osmond scored his second biggest solo hit in 1989, but it's true! "Soldier of Love" went all the way to #2 on the charts. When the song was released, the record company was afraid no one would buy a...
Read More
Butch Vig--the actor?
Butch Vig and his pal from Garbage Duke Erikson, Freedy Johnson, and Jay Moran get together every once in a while as "The Know-it-all Boyfriends."  Well they're getting the band back together, and this time they're doing it for a...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
Categories
Archives