Music Bracket

Music Bracket

The following are the premier blogs in the Music Bracket, with links to the original post:

#1 Seed – Keep Going

Irish Jesus’ manifesto on exploring, finding and experiencing new music, and maybe even life in general.

#2 Seed – Top X Power Ballads

Idyt’s definitive list of the Top 10 power ballads of all time.

#3 Seed – Prince was AWOL from USA for Africa

Idyt notes that Prince wasn’t there when America needed him the most, for We Are the World.

#4 Seed – SeaDick’s Best Albums of 2016

SeaDick reviews the top albums of 2016, in alphabetical order, lest you be tempted to think he might rank them.

#5 Seed – Live Blog – Springsteen Concert

Idyt took a wrong turn and he just kept going, ending up at the Springsteen concert in Louisville, which he live blogged alone like a “looser.”

#6 Seed – Top X Eagles Songs

Idyt’s tribute to the Eagles after the death of Glenn Frey, including a history of the Eagles and their top 10 songs.

#7 Seed – Lost Tracks – Joey by Concrete Blonde

The first of Idyt’s short lived “Lost Tracks” blogs, covering that drunk Joey and the woman who just didn’t understand.

#8 Seed – “We Are The World” – A Definitive History

Idyt’s obsession with “We are the World” continued, including the 2010 remake for Haiti, which featured the brunette Stacy Ferguson and sucked balls.

2016-17 Monkey with a Gun Premier Blog Playoff

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Welcome to our premiere Monkey with a Gun Premier Blog Playoff, wherein we will decide the championship premier blog of the 2016-17 season!  32 of our blogs have been divided into four categories–Bro Stuff, Babes, Music and Sports–where they will compete for your vote to decide the overall champion.  Cast your votes here, or click on the bracket above to be directed to the voting website, where you can also click through to read the Top 32 2016-17 Premier Blogs.

Voting will take place starting NOW, with the champion decided next Monday night at 8:00 p.m.  Voting closes on each round at the following times:

Round of 32 – March 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Sweet Sixteen – Friday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m.

Elite 8 – Saturday April 1 at 8:00 p.m.

Final 4 – Sunday, April 2 at 8:00 p.m.

Championship – Monday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m.

Good Luck, and may the most premier blog win!

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The Magic Ipod is Awesome, You Guys


You guys gotta hear this!!  Check out  You will not regret it.  Basically you can combine, or “mashup”, a rap song and a pop song from the 2000’s to make a whole new song!  If you do the math, and I have, you can create a couple hundred or so combinations from songs you already know and like, but alas, each combo is a whole new song.  What a great way to “Keep Going,” as IJ advised in his famous one-and-done manifesto of the same name.  

I am all in on the The Magic Ipod and will be enjoying it as long as it is available, which likely won’t be long, because this is copyright infringement of the first order of magnitude.  So enjoy it while you can before someone ruins the fun like they always do.

SeaDick’s Best Albums of 2016

Alright Monkey fans, I know what you have been saying “SeaDick, where’s the rest of your Best Albums of 2016? For fuck’s sake, it can’t consist of just four albums and it’s almost 2017!”  Mea culpa. No excuses, just an apology and the rest of the list. [Sidenote: I am sure all the smart readers out there have noticed that these posts have been styled as a “Best of” and not a “Top XX.”  So Mr. “Premiere Blogger,” you are just going to have to try to figure out the difference. Only a moran, would insist on ranking everything. It doesn’t always have to be a zero sum game you guys. That’s why we have all those meaningless college bowl games. One last digression as well, Pipes keeps describing himself as a “premier” blogger. I’m going to let my man Inigo Montoya speak out on that:

Alright enough of the digressions. Without any further ado, here are the rest of my best albums of 2016 in alphabetical order (because if you aren’t ranking them, they should be alphabetical so that people don’t think they are out of alphabetical order for a reason.  This is known); Continue reading

“We Are The World” – a Definitive History

In one of the premiere blogs of 2016, on this site or any other, I extensively documented how Prince was AWOL from USA for Africa.  Then yesterday, I keenly noted how Bob Dylan Snubbed the Nobel Prize but Showed Up for USA for Africa.  Well, the history of We Are The World would not be complete without covering the 2010 remake to raise awareness of the disaster in Haiti, and then SNL’s We are the World 3, to raise awareness of the disaster that was We Are The World 2. Continue reading

Bob Dylan Snubbed the Nobel Prize but Showed Up for USA for Africa

If you followed the news this year, and I did, probably the biggest story of the year was Bob Dylan snubbing his Nobel Prize.  The Nobel Prize, apparently, is not just for bringing peace to the world, like President Obama did when he got elected and never did anything, and still got the award.  But the Nobel Prize is for other things too, like Literature, Chemistry and other stuff you can google for yourself because that’s all I know.  Anyway, the Swedes granted Bob Dylan the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature for his song lyrics from a hundred years ago.  When the awards were announced, Dylan did not respond, or even acknowledge it, and just gave the Nobel people a giant double freedom rocket and GFY.  Just completely AWOL for the award, like Prince for USA for Africa.  But Dylan showed up for “USA FOR AFRICA” back in the 80’s because he is a GODDAMN PATRIOT. Continue reading

SeaDick’s Best Albums of 2016: St. Paul and the Broken Bones — Sea of Noise


First, a note to my friend and fellow degen Pipes.  No I don’t have to rate my albums.  If you want to rate your albums then you know what to do — START YOUR OWN DAMN LIST. Of course it will be filled with 80’s hair metal bands and Bon Jovi greatest hit’s albums, but that’s a story for a different post.  See IJ’s  Keep Going post for a flavor.  End of rant.

Today’s album is a blues, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, coastal/southern beach music melange by St. Paul and the Broken Bones.

The horns alone will keep you coming back for more and I defy you not to put Sanctify on regular repeat.

The Bones live show is great as well.  Consummate showmen.  They are touring so check them out if you can.

SeaDick out.