Pop Pop! Season 3 of Community kicks off tonight and I am beyond excited. So in recognition of this absolutely brilliant tv show that you’re probably not watching, I decided to give it it’s own featured artist section today. The show has had quite a few musical numbers from it’s outstanding cast members over the first two years and they are noteworthy. Let’s break ‘em down one by one:
Pierce Hawthorne—“The Way It Is”
Pierce Hawthorne, played by the always funny Chevy Chase, is called upon to write Greendale a school song after mentioning he wrote the jingle for Hawthorne wipes. What Annie, and the rest of Greendale, didn’t know however, is that Pierce…well, he steals all of his tunes. Listen below to Bruce Hornsy’s, er…I mean Pierce Hawthornes “The Way It Is”
Troy Barnes & Abed Nadir—“Somewhere Out There”
Troy and Abed are days behind on their science lab project of teaching a rat to respond to a song. The reason? Troy is afraid of rats. And after Fievel (points if you get why they named their rat this) escapes, the pair needs to find it before the exterminator comes. Reluctant at first, Troy finally puts his fear aside to help his friend and hilarity ensues:
Some Worries—“Gettin’ Rid Of Britta”
Hey, Hi, Whatsup, it’s Vaughn aka micro-nipples. Britta dated Vaughn early on in season 1 and after they split, he didn’t take it so well. I’d say more, but well..let’s let Vaughn express himself in song, shall we?
Troy Barnes and Abed Nadir: 101 Rap
The coup de grace. This short clip put Community on the map, and even inspired the first of many Community-based DJ Steve Porter remixes. There’s not much else to say about it besides the fact that it is just awesome.
DJ Steve Porter Community Remix
As I mentioned above, the 101 rap inspired DJ Steve Porter to create a remix. He has since created two more for the show and they are absolutely amazing, but they give away spoilers for the show. This one is spoiler-free, but I HIGHLY recommend you watch this show, and then of course watch the Steve Porter remixes.
This song is the theme song for the NBC show, Community, which I’ve mentioned a few times already as my favorite show. Season 3 kicks off tomorrow night and I guarantee it will be streets ahead! (Gotta watch the show to get that reference, sorry) Anyway, in honor of the new season, I decided to share the theme song as today’s song of the day (plus, it’s really good) and I have a special theme planned for a featured artist section tomorrow. Enjoy.
Akon—“Beautiful” ft. Colby O’Donis, Kardinal Offishall
Hate is a strong word, because I really don’t hate this song. However, it is a song that I will most likely skip if it comes up on my iTunes or iPod nowadays. A few years ago, this was absolutely not the case. I use to listen to this song ALL the time. This was still when I was really finding what type of music I was really into and hadn’t discovered such amazing music like ADTR or Muse yet. Nothing against Akon, especially because he looks just like my friend James, but after a while I learned that his stuff just wasn’t for me.
And yes, I did just jump right back into this as if I hadn’t missed a day, deal with it. I was already halfway, no shot I was going to start completely over again.
It’s been a while since I’ve wrote a new post, but I promise that I’m going to do my best to stay as active with this blog as I can. It may not be updated as frequently as it was during the summer, but I’ll do whatever I can to provide you all with new music.
On that note, there’s no better place to pick the blog back up then we’re it all started. My first featured artists section from way back in June was none other then our friend Donald Glover here, aka Childish Gambino ( http://dcasarella.tumblr.com/post/7843587213/featured-artist-childish-gambino ). Glover has been busy lately, as he recently signed his first record deal with indie-label Glassnote Records, which is home to bands such as Phoenix, The Temper Trap, and even Mumford & Sons.
Gambino’s debut full length album, Camp, will be released in November under the label and the first single, “Bonfire” was released a few days ago and it is absolute fire (pun totally intended). Up to date, the song that Childish Gambino is most recognized for is “Freeks and Geeks”, but in my opinion, “Bonfire” is far superior. Take a listen below, trust me.
my bad, everyone.
goddamit Donald, how could you.
yea, remember this morning when I said I was going to post even more posts to catch up? Whoops.
Turn out I was even busier then usual, which has been pretty busy lately (plus, I’ve been wasting all of my free time on Words with Friends now. Double Whoops.)
Anyway, in the meantime, enjoy a classic song by The Lonely Island
Well, I’m a couple of days behind, so I’m gunna try to do a few extra posts today, maybe do 3 days worth of the 30 day song challenge to make up…in the meantime, here’s a pretty sweet collaboration track between Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy and Andrew W.K. called “I’m A Goner”
I’m actually busy at work today/ I’m really not in the mood to write a feature artist section today.
So instead, check out this video of my good friend Anthony Melillo, who is an up and coming musician in the band, The Melillo Brothers. This video is a few years old, and he’s done a bunch of more great things since then, but it is still a great song to hear.