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Great music, great cause

What are you doing Sunday March 9th? Why not spend the afternoon supporting a great cause, and enjoying some fantastic music?

It's a benefit for the family of a young Madison girl, Anna Mischnick, who is battling brain cancer.

The event goes from 3pm to 6pm March 9th at McFarland High School, and features the Oak Street Ramblers, and Count This Penny, which recently made the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's list of Wisconsin bands to watch in 2014.

There will also be a bake sale, silent auction and art activities for the kids.

Get a little taste of what Count This Penny sounds like, with this cover of the Warren Haynes' "Soulshine."

 
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21 Pictures that will restore your faith in humanity ~Stevi

I love this!

Buzzfeed's 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity



 
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Who's excited about the new Coldplay song?

Coldplay is supposedly working on a new album to follow their 2011 release, Milo Xyloto. But we don't have to wait until that album comes out, whenever that will be, to hear a new song.

This week the band debuted the song "Midnight" on their website, and will most likely be playing it live when they to go South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

I like the dreamy, ethereal nature of the song, but the vocals seem over-processed to me. What do you think?
 
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Free Download: "Can't Let Go" by Heaven's Basement

Artist: Heaven's Basement
Song: Can't Let Go
Album: Filthy Empire

"The song 'Can't Let Go' is about the line between infatuation and obsession," Sid Glover tells Rolling Stone. "It was written to sound like an adoring love song but in reality, if you read it literally, it's a creepy song about a guy who is actually keeping a girl prisoner."

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80s trends that need to come back

I took a journey into the 1980s last night when I went to see the musical Flashdance at Overture Center. The musical was quite the trip. I loved the dancing, the costumes, and the staging.

Out in the lobby, they were selling Flashdance legwarners, and I was thinking that's a trend that doesn't necessarily need a comeback. I never even owned owned any, but my mom did. Pink ones and purple ones. But I digress.

Here are some 1980s things I would like to see make a comeback.

1. Acid wash jeans, but only if the pockets and cuffs are in a different color acid wash denim than the rest of the pants. And while we're talking legwear, how about stirrup pants!?

2. Perms. (See above). Also, mullets.  What's wrong with being business in the front and party in the back?

3. Stroh's Beer. I used to drink a lot of that beer in the 80s. I think I liked it mostly  becaused when you read the neon light from the inside of the bar, it said "Shorts."

4. Trivial Pursuit. Whenever I played this game, I was super into it. I remember when a friend of mine and I took on an entire room of smart people and nearly beat them. And we would have too, if we had remembered the three things you add to Kraft Mac and Cheese, according to the box, are milk, butter, and SALT.

5." Moonlighting: The Twilight Years."  Admit it. You want to see Bruce Willis and Cybill at long last back together again!


 
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World's Worst iPod: RIcky Martin "Livin' La Vida Loca"

What better to warm us up on a chilly February morning than the heart-throb Ricky Martin?

This song was an international sensation, and spent five weeks on the top of the Billboard charts here in the United States in 1999. (Yeah, Brian Olson thought it was a relatively new song...but it's 15 years old! For crying out loud!)

While some folks didn't want anything to do with this song, and one listener said Kitty's karma is in danger for playing it, others were in the mood for it.

More than 35 million people have watched this video. Why not make it one more?



 
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Fresh New Music : The Devil Makes Three

Meet The Devil Makes Three, a fun trio originally from Vermont, but now making music in sunny California. Their sound is a blend of bluegrass, old time music, folk, blues, jazz and rockabilly! Quite a versatile  band.
 
They released their first album back in 2002, but didn’t start to make an impact until 2011.. now on a big label, New West records, they  are poised to take their music to a larger audience.
 
You can see The Devil Makes Three on April 29 at the Majestic
Get in the mood with their song “ Stranger”
 
 
Pick up The Devil make’s Three album “ I’m a Stranger Here” now.                                     © Photo: weeklydig: Flickr

 
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7 dogs with gorgeous grins ~Stevi

These dogs are SURE to get a smile out of you today. Is your pooch represented? (I see they left smiley Golden Retrievers out. Lame.)

If this list isn't satisfying enough, pictured below is one of my favorite dog smiles. Enjoy!

~Stevi

 
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Free Download: "Truth Be Told" by Kevin Seconds

Artist: Kevin Seconds
Song: Truth Be Told
Album: Off Stockton

"The song was initially written as a full-on old time-y gospel song with a bluesy, belter of a singer like Janis Joplin singing the lead parts," Kevin Seconds tells Rolling Stone. "I tried recording it that way but about midway through realized that I was no blues or gospel singer and it would feel just as nice, sparse, and quietly done."

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5 Great George Harrison quotes

George Harrison may have been "the quiet Beatle," but over the years, he's said some pretty profound (and funny) things.

On what would have been his 71st birthday, I thought I'd share some of my favorite George quotes with you.

"We were the Spice Boys."

"As long as you hate, there will be people to hate."

"The Beatles saved the world from boredom."

"The Beatles exist apart from my Self. I am not really Beatle George. Beatle George is like a suit or shirt that I once wore on occasion and until the end of my life people may see that shirt and mistake it for me."

"All the world is a birthday cake, so take a piece. But not too much." (from the Beatles song "It's All Too Much."

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