May Roundup: Girls, TV, Guilty Pleasures, and More

This month, we ditched our monthly themes and spent four weeks making mini-soundtracks about songs named after girls, guilty pleasures, driving, TV, and more. In between, Joshua taught the haters how to enjoy Meat Loaf, Miriam Doyle showed us the best songs about losing your virginity, Noura Hemady helped us learn to love the Walkmen, and Jeff King gave us 5 history lessons in the form of 5 songs. A big thank you to our guest bloggers this month!

Songs Named After Girls:

Songs Named After Girls by Claire

Songs Named After Girls by Joshua

Songs About Claires by Claire

This Might Be Proof That We’re Not Music Snobs:

Top 5 Guilty Pleasure Songs by Claire

Top 5 Guilty Pleasure Songs by Joshua

Top 5 Guilty Non-Pleasures by Joshua

Guilty Non-Pleasures: Bands I Don’t Like, Even Though I Should by Claire

Driving Songs:

Top 5 Driving Songs by Joshua

Top 5 Driving Songs by Claire

TV Songs, and Musical Moments:

Top 5 TV Theme Songs: The Classics by Claire

Top 5 TV Theme Songs: “Highbrow,” I Guess by Joshua

Top 5 TV Musical Moments by Claire

New Music, For Haters and Non-Haters:

Get to Know The Walkmen by Noura Hemady

Meat Loaf, For the Haters by Joshua

More Awesome Stuff

Top Songs About Losing Your Virginity by Miriam Doyle

Top 5 Songs for a History Major by Lcpl. Jeff King

Songs About Moms by Claire

March Roundup: Anatomy of an Album, or How to Fall in Love with the Talking Heads

Claire: It’s almost April! Take a look at the love, live music, and record collection madness that we’ve been posting this month. (***And a special shout out to our guest bloggers and First Show/Worst Show writers: Teresa Slobuski, Jeff King, and Amy Berkowitz!)

More Love and Stuff: A month of relationship themed musical madness wasn’t enough! We kept it going with musings on past loves by Joshua, and one final Top 5 Breakup songs post.

Top 5s: Anatomy of an Album: This month we scoured our record collections and took a long look at the anatomy of a few of our favorite records. We talked about the theory behind a good track 6, translated Aimee Mann, and fell back in love with the Talking Heads and Rage Against the Machine.

Guest Posts: Our guest bloggers kept the album anatomy lessons going with their own takes on Track 6s and Penultimate Tracks.

First Show/Worst Show: Amy Berkowitz and Teresa Slobuski tackled noise musician madness, North West Jersey punk shows, egomaniacal rockstars, Beatles cover bands, and much much more in their First Show/Worst Shows. Want to see your First Show/Worst Show on Charm City Jukebox? Click here. 

February Round-Up: Love, Live Music, and Casio Keyboards

Claire: Happy Leap Day everybody! This month, we celebrated the many sides of love with good songs, bad songs, alternative songs, even sexist songs.  We laughed, we cried, we celebrated the musical stylings of Fergie, we rediscovered the band Next, we talked about Casio keyboards—and we wrote about it.

Love and Stuff Lists:

We also launched out First Show/Worst Show series and heard all of your magical tales about seeing the Grateful Dead (jealous), the Steve Miller band (not jealous), and Cobra Starship (confused). If you haven’t submitted your First Show/Worst Show yet, click here.

First Shows/Worst Shows:

Our friend/guest blogger/sometimes copy editor Noura Hemady wrote an awesome blog about seeing the Old 97s at the 9:30 Club. But as I read it, I realized that she had totally forgotten about an Old 97s show that we saw together at the 9:30 Club. We had a huge fight and I threw shoes at her. Not really. Instead I wrote about the LOST SHOW from Noura’s illustrious show-going life, and our one-off series about the Old 97s, DC, growing up, armpits, and prostitutes was born.

Old 97s

A special shout out to our amazing Guest Bloggers this month: Eric Fish, Noura Hemady, and Miriam Doyle! Write more stuff for us. Seriously guys.

And a big thank you to our First Show/Worst Show writers: Andre Moshenberg, Rahnia Mersereau, Jamie Breazeale, and Maureen Noble!