Hurricane Matthew Playlist

Bear down and protect yourselves!!! It’s time for another hurricane in Florida. This is my first one as recently I’ve moved here from Chicago. And nothing gets me through storms easier than music (and booze). This is what you should thematically be listening to.

The title says it all. No other reason.

I had to again after my one post of its release. I mean, consider the illusion the path meteorologists say it’ll take, until it veers off course and hits you directly. Idk. It makes sense to me.

Many people love hurricanes, many people don’t. But nothing’s more annoying than preparing for something , in this case stocking up on food and water, and never needing it. You wasted your time and money. So this shit better at least cause a slight power outage so I can eat the food.

The title says it here too. What are you really gonna be doing when the lights go out? Checkers? Hide and seek? Nah. Get jiggy with it, or whatever these Brits say.

So you see my late 90’s-early 00’s bias, right? Consider this the “after” song. But no, Matthew, do not hit me one more time. Go dissipate in the ocean.

Kinda the symbolic “fuck you, we hate this destruction you bring” song. I don’t wanna deal with the cleanup.

So why am I not evacuating? What am I doing hangin’ ’round? Bad idea, I know. Death is knocking at my door, and yes that’s a huge exaggeration.

Not all of these truly fit a hurricane setting but they’re all damn good regardless. Stay safe out there folks, as I’ll try too.


Top 5 TV Show Bands

Music and television are two things we hold close to our hearts. So of course you have to combine the two. Many bands have had tv shows made for them, more recently this type is a reality tv, but many other bands were created for tv shows, often showing a fictionalized version of who they are in real life but still sharing the music they use. These are your top five tv show bands.

#5 2Gether

Created to parody the real life boy band mania that had been going on, 2Gether intentionally picked five guys who fit the most popular personalities of the usual boy band. Most of their songs were meant to be jokes parodying those of real life boy bands too.

#4 O-Town

Also created in response to the popular boy band craze of the 90’s, O-Town was the first to come from the successful Making The Band franchise that chronicled how the search to find its members and their daily progress when they came to be. The band lasted a decent three years and two albums but recently reunited in the past few years to record a new album, sans original member Ashley Parker Angel.

#3 Big Time Rush

These guys are by far my favorite on the list considering I actually grew up loving the show. They were pretty much a new version of the Monkees. Their existence transcended into the real world like all the other bands mentioned and in their show they referenced the second “british invasion” of One Direction being popular too, but also the typical boy band trend of breaking up after three albums and only one guy continuing to a solo career. Plus, Carlos ends up dating Alexa Vega from Spy Kids so that’s always cool.

#2 S Club 7

Ain’t no part like an S Club Party, eh? They were the massively popularBritish group back in my toddler days, but I didn’t even hear about them until Pandora played one of their songs, which led to me finding out about the show. Unlike the previous three groups, they ended up having an actual movie in theaters. Sadly they also broke up soon after the movie, by that time only six members remained anyway. Like so many other british bands of the late 90’s and early 00’s, nostalgia hit and they reunited in 2014, with a countrywide tour in 2015.

#1 The Monkees

Did you really expect anyone else? Come on. They were the original tv band. Formed in 1966, their show lasted for two season and got cancelled because of creative differences between the group and the television studio they worked for. They too went on to make a movie after the tv show ended but that was the beginning of their downfall. Peter Tork quit in late 1968, and Mike Nesmith was the next to go.The group disbanded in 1971. In the 80’s they had a huge revival in popularity and released another new album, doing that again in 1997, and now fifty years after the show first aired in 2016 too. Sadly, member Davy Jones passed away in 2012. R.I.P. man.

Until next time, it’s been great. Jam on folks!!!

-The Irishman