Music You Can Use

It was another Music You Can Use moment on our October 19th, 2017 episode, giving you a listen to some stuff you may want to pick up.

And we started things off with the brand new disc from Chris Jericho’s band, Fozzy, called Judas.

Then it was a surprise to any fan of Maynard James Keenan when his “other band”, A Perfect Circle, dropped a new song on us this week called “The Doomed”. Still no exact date for the new album, but the band is saying it’ll come out sometime next year.

So there you have it. Now get to your local record store, or I-Tunes, and start splurging!

Florida’s Monkeying Around, But in the Worst Way Possible

(Photo: Brian Prichard via AP)

That’s a picture of what one guy in Florida saw in his backyard. Yes, monkeys are taking over Florida, and no monkeys aren’t native to Florida. So, how the heck did they get there?!?

Now, before you go thinking “Oh, but they’re adorable.”, check out the video below of what happened when a family got too close at a park. Then make sure to listen to our July 13th, 2017 episode to hear all about it.

Chris Cornell Has Died

(Photo: CBS News)

When you think of the best vocalists in rock music, Chris Cornell has to be up in the top 5.

Unfortunately he decided to take his own life after a show in Detroit, which seems a little foretelling now, with his last song being a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “In My Time of Dying”.

Needless to say this is a huge loss to the rock and music world, and we hope Chris Cornell will forever Rock in Peace.

(Videos from his final performance)

 

Is this Commercial Really Offensive?

On our April 27th, 2017 episode we played you this commercial from Shea Moisture that people are getting really angry over. In case you missed it, here it is:

Now, what in that commercial could start an uproar? According to people on social media, it’s because it likens an African American girl being bullied for her natural hair to two white girls disliking their hair because of lack of volume. This caused Shea Moisture to cancel the ad, and issue this apology:

Wow, okay – so guys, listen, we really f-ed this one up. Please know that our intention was not – and would never be – to disrespect our community, and as such, we are pulling this piece immediately because it does not represent what we intended to communicate.

So we gotta ask, do you think they had to apologize? Or is this just another case of people overreacting? Send us an email and let us know what you think.

The Most Influential Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

(Photo: NFL)

The great thing about the Super Bowl is it gives something for everyone. Of course the football fans will be happy, because it’s the biggest game of the year, but to the non-fan, the epic event offers up some of the greatest commercials of all time.

Now, last year was a little disappointing, but we want to cleanse your pallet, and show you some of the most influential ones, that really made companies step up their game.

                                                                                                                                                         Budweiser – “Whassup?”

                                                                                                                                                     McDonald’s – “The Showdown

                                                                                                                                                       Coke – “Hey Kid, Catch”

                                                                                                                                                 Wendy’s – “Where’s the Beef?

     

Apple – “1984”

For the full List: The 25 Most Influential Super Bowl Ads of All Time