MP3s and Song Samples

Monday, June 8, 2009

Truly Terrible: A Song About Cougars

by Nate Seltenrich
Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Here at the Express, we've got a soft spot for cougars. Or at least we find the whole phenomenon interesting. That's why we can't help but share country singer Cooper Boone's utterly awful take on the subject, "Cougar Dream." It's a short song about a truck driver and the hot, truck-drivin' older woman who rescues him on the road -- every stranded male motorists' fantasy, I think. File under so-bad-it's-funny ... and enjoy.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Gem Sweater-Wearing Internet Star Shops at Amoeba

by Nate Seltenrich
Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 1:17 PM

Okay, it ain't news, but it'll be a fine diversion from your bore of a job. This lady Leslie Hall, who perhaps you've seen modeling a deviously genius gem sweater collection, is actually a pretty funny cat. Find out what she dug up during a recent Amoeba Music shopping trip here. Hint: Troop Beverly Hills, Shania Twain, and Total Club Hits now seem slightly more desirable.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

"El Corrido de Barack Obama" ... in English!

by Nate Seltenrich
Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:23 PM

"El Corrido de Barack Obama," a Mexican folk song dedicated to President Barack Obama (allegedely the first corrido ever written for a U.S. president) is now available in an English-language version. The same folks (Vesper Public Relations, who're evidently working the case) say that this is the first corrido ever recorded in English. Aw, Barack, what an honor!

For more on the song and its origins, please see our previous post. As for the song, click that little player on the left. It's actually not that bad, though it can be hard to understand all the lyrics with singer El Sinaloa 21's accent. The ones I can understand are pretty rad, like The economy was too damaged / Everyone united together / People from different races / We give him all the support.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dizzy Balloon's Parachute Won't Open

by Nate Seltenrich
Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 11:48 AM

Piedmont pop-rock band Dizzy Balloon took an unassailably goofy submission to Live 105's Not So Silent Night opening act contest and turned it into something awesome.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Radio Express #7

For the week of October 23-29, 2008.

by Nate Seltenrich
Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Enjoy fine tunes by artists featured in this week's music section. Radio Express is your chance to hear the bands we write about!

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Republican'ts

by Rachel Swan
Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 10:52 AM

New Sarah Palin song submission by the American People.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Sarah Palin Does Not Rock, But We Do

by Rachel Swan
Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Jesus Year argues "Christ Our Savior is pissed" in new submission to the Sarah Palin song competition:

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