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Happy Monday!

Who will we be this week?

Music inspires so many things within ourselves and certain songs can pleasantly surprise us. Upon hearing “Remedy” by the Zac Brown Band from the Jekyll+Hyde album in my car when my music library was set to a random shuffle, the first word that came to mind was happy.

And then the word Monday.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 


The Real Elvis imPERSONAtor

“The King” left the building (so to speak) many moons ago, but we’re getting an opportunity to really see him in a brand new revealing light.

Elvis Presley had (has) a fan-culture akin to the Beatles in many respects. He was an ordinary boy who became a man that could sing, who then not-so-quietly evolved into a musical and performing icon unlike most anybody in recent memory. The latter is not necessarily concerning the pure talent-side of things, as there have been (and there currently are) several living legends across music’s diverse spectrum. However, there is a relentlessly magnetic fandom that, from the outside, appears equally dedicated and passionate about Mr. Presley’s many offerings more than 40 years after his death.

He was (is) a rare force.

This rock n’ roll star delivered a crowd-pleasing electricity every time he hit any kind of stage (music, TV, and movie). The hope is the forthcoming two-part HBO documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher will shine a spotlight on “the King” that might give us hints as to his illustrious, undying legacy.

And why his moves still move people to this day.

P.S. At least we know who taught him those signature dance moves…

There Are No Words / A Real Star’s Banner Anthem

That Fergalicious take on the “Star-Spangled Banner” will not be lifted into the rafters of any basketball arena.

“The Star-Spangled Banner” is not an ordinary song. It’s much, much more. And messing up our beloved national anthem by taking the wrong (creative) approach will raise more than just eyebrows. In reflecting on Fergie’s terrible, cringe-worthy rendition of the national anthem before the NBA All-Star game this past Sunday, Slash came to mind for his clever and signature take on the very same national anthem a few years back.

But for very different reasons, as you’ll see and hear.

(Click the video below. It will play!)

For Slash, no words were necessary.

And yet, he said everything with an incredible instrumental that had Americans cheering on his symbolic tip of the hat to the song’s writer Francis Scott Key.

P.S. A Fun Fact: I am, as surreal as it reads, related to the aforementioned Francis Scott Key.

Okay, I’ll give this a shot:

My dad’s uncle (John Lentz) was married to Frances, whose grandfather’s brother was the grandfather of Francis Scott Key. 

The Journey to Friday Will Never End


I want to bring TGIF back into people’s vernacular. It’s time this beloved acronym makes a serious societal comeback onto the big stage via pop-culture for expressing excitement over the weekend’s arrival.

I just hope I won’t get heckled while saying it…

Will Ferrell will be hosting tomorrow’s SNL with musical guest Chris Stepleton. TGIASNL (Thank Goodness It’s Almost Saturday Night Live).

That’s not as catchy as TGIF, but don’t stop believin’ in fun and catchy acronyms.