Friday, February 26, 2016

Fire Jam Friday

Folks, we got an incredible slate of new music this Friday, and I was also able to assemble a solid back end of the playlist with some throwback hip hop, so you're welcome for that. Carly Rae was SO hot back in the fall when she was releasing singles every week before her album finally dropped, but haven't had her back in the loop in a while. Now she's back with a new single with The Knocks and it is absolute fire. Knew she couldn't stay cold for too long. Also, ZAYN is back with a new slow jam. Got some new Zedd with Aloe Blacc, and we got a Friday anthem from Flo Rida and Jason Derulo that could challenge Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night." So we got some jams for sure for you guys today. Enjoy.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Boston Bruins Trade Deadline Thoughts

I haven't written a blog since December because I'm lazy and no one reads them but I figured now would be a good time to maybe try it out again. I really know how to run a ship, huh? Anyways, figured I'd write about the Bruins and what they're going to do with the trade deadline looming because they have one of the biggest story lines going into it. Next Monday is the NHL's trade deadline and I think everyone in New England is wondering what is going to happen with our friend Loui Eriksson. In my opinion, Loui never really materialized in Boston but maybe that's because I keep comparing Tyler Seguin (Remember him? The guy who partied too hard at 19 that the B's gave up on?) But as of this season, Loui has been great. He's notched 48pts in 60 games thus far, which I don't know about most B's fans but that's what I expected from him every year he's been in Boston. I understand that he's been sidelined with concussions but c'mon. Loui is a UFA at the end of the season which is why he is such a hot topic. Loui is asking for 5-6 years and the B's are looking to give him 3-4. I have to side with the Bruins on this one, no offense but I don't want Loui till he's 36/37. Sure he's having a great season but what is he going to do for Boston in 6 years? While it sucks now that it seems that Loui's days in Boston are limited, if the Bruins get the right player in return I can live with losing Loui. The #1 guy I would like to see the Bruins trade Loui for is Kevin Shattenkirk of the St. Louis Blues. 
While I don't know how likely this is due to Pietrangelo being on the IR, I would love to see it happened. Apparently before Pietrangelo went down, Shatty was on the block. He would be a HUGE asset in Boston. If you've watched the Bruins this season, you know how awful they are on the blue line. Chara is old, Seidenberg is old, Kevan Miller is having a down season, Krug is good but small. Shattenkirk is the guy we need to replace Chara. He's an established defenseman who is great in his own zone and can chip in offensively as well. 
Another guy I wouldn't mind seeing the Bruins give up Erkisson for is Justin Schultz of the Edmonton Oilers. He's a younger guy who was supposed to be an all star defenseman in the league. He hasn't really had an incredible season yet in his short NHL career but he has a huge ceiling and a change of scenery might work well for Schultz. 

While the most common rumor that I am hearing is that the Bruins are going to give up Eriksson at the deadline for future picks. I hate this move. In my opinion, giving him up for picks right now means that they are waving the white flag on the season. They are currently tied second with 70 points, which to me doesn't seem like a time to give up on the season. If they're going to give up Eriksson right now for picks, in my opinion they should also give up Chara for picks right now. While Chara is certainly one of the better Bruins of all time I feel like his time in black and gold has come. While he's still a great player, I think we could get some good returns for him. If the brass decides they want to give up on this season why not go all out? Stay tuned to see what happens.

Yankees Want Their Players to Deal with Media Like Russell Wilson, Not Like Cam Newton

SourceThe New York Yankees have something in common with your loud-mouthed uncle who loves to complain on Facebook — they also think Russell Wilson sets a better example than Cam Newton

The Yankees, specifically, aren't fans of Cam Newton's pouty post-Super Bowl press conference (yes, people are still talking about this), but they've anointed Russell Wilson and his cliché 2015 Super Bowl-losing press conference as the way to do things.
Here's how this planned out in Yankees camp, from ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand:
During the Yankees' media training, the Super Bowl is being used to portray the right and wrong way to act. Part of a video shown to pitchers and catchers compares how Cam Newton handled his Super Bowl loss to the way Russell Wilson dealt with his defeat the previous year.
Cam's presser you know well by now: He grumbled and sulked, giving abrupt answers before walking out. It's almost like he felt emotion after losing the big game of his life. Imagine that.

I can't even begin to describe how stupid this move is. Why tell players to be more like Russell Wilson when you have an icon who retired two years ago that current players can model themselves after. Name one time that Derek Jeter said something wrong to the media. You can't do it. Tell your players to act like him. You don't need to use football analogies and praise a loser like Russell Wilson while publicly saying Cam Newton doesn't know how to handle himself. Why attack a player in a different sport for no reason? There's no reason at all to publicly announce that acting like Cam Newton is the wrong way to act. Also, Russell Wilson took the blame in the 2015 Super Bowl because he threw a fucking interception on the goal line with like 20 seconds left or whatever it was. Cam Newton was just distraught and pissed he lost. I would not give a single fuck if a Yankee acted like that after losing a Game 7 World Series game. 
I think what the Yankees should have told their pitchers is to act like Andy Pettitte or something like that. I don't get the use of the Russell Wilson comparison. Or just tell them not to act like Ervin Santana who blames him giving up 430 foot bombs to Greg Bird on Yankee Stadium being a hitters park. If you want your pitchers to take the blame for shitty performance, just tell them to do that. Tell them to be team players. Nothing Cam Newton has ever done would suggest to me that he is a bad teammate and puts the blame on his teammates for his mistakes. This was just so unnecessary to me to make it a public thing. Russell Wilson is a loser who won't have sex with one of the hottest chicks on the planet. I would advise Yankees players strongly to not abstain from sex during the entire season. Because otherwise, you'll end up getting murdered by cool people like Cam Newton in the playoffs (if you're lucky enough to make the playoffs). 

P.S. I say "lucky enough to make the playoffs" but we all know the Yankees are winning the World Series this year.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Fire Jam Friday

Alright, not a ton of great new music this week but there is some new Pitbull, Tove Lo and The 1975 so not bad. But we got some absolute classics carrying the back end of this week's playlist including some Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, and Wham! so enjoy, as always. 


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

GRAMMY Awards Recap

Alright so I'm a little late getting this done, but oh well. It's an awards show and it needs to be recapped. I'm basically gonna just go start to finish with what I liked and hated, gonna try to hit all the important shit, and the stuff I can form opinions on. 

Let's start with my girl T-Swift. I missed her performance at the beginning but I watched it today and it was ELECTRIC per usual. Always a solid pick to open an awards show. Now you'd think that in 2016 you could find a video of something the day after it happened and be able to embed it or share it anywhere, but the GRAMMYs website is retarded and YouTube is a joke. So here's a link to the video of the performance

Next, we got Carrie Underwood being stunning and hot as fuck on the same stage with Sam Hunt looking stupid and sucking at his job. Sam Hunt blows. Seriously don't understand why people like him. If I wanted to listen to a guy talk, I'd turn on the preacher channel. Also, of course there's a fucking video of the Sam Hunt performance and not Taylor Swift. Sick.

Then we got The Weeknd singing two songs that were old about 6 hours after they were released. A little sidenote about that performance is that I'm pretty sure Robin Thicke was crying after it. I don't have rewind and fast forward and shit on my TV so I didn't catch it, but I'm almost positive he was crying.

Next up, too much Andra Day (whoever the fuck that is) not enough Ellie Goulding in their duet. Ellie Goulding was nominated for her first Grammy last night. I swear to God, she should have won about 5 by now. Girl has never put out a bad song. Ever. Also, Andra Day looked like a fancy chair the Queen of England would sit on or something. Here's the performance.

Then we had the Lionel Richie tribute performance, with a buncha studs on the stage. John Legend crushed his part, Demi Lovato crushed her part, Luke Bryan did a great job. And then fucking Meghan god damn Trainor came on and ruined it. And then Lionel himself came up and sang All Night Long and I forgot that fat pig was on the stage singing his songs. Honestly how the fuck did Meghan Trainor land that gig? She has zero talent. 
Also, really crazy to me that Demi Lovato is so underrated when she's got a great voice and looks like this: 
That sweat is hot as fuck.

Next up I loved every second of Stevie Wonder announcing the Song of the Year winner, and making fun of the a cappella group that was with him for not being able to read Braille. While we're on Song of the Year, I'm pumped Ed Sheeran won for "Thinking Out Loud" because that song is great and I absolutely love it. BUT I hated T-Swift jumping up and down for him even though she was nominated for the same award. I get that they're friends, and I LOVE Tay but she needs to settle down with that shit. Just clap and be happy for him. No need to be the center of attention for his award. 

Next we got Kendrick Lamar's performance which was really cool and even though I didn't like some of the actual music in the performance, I found myself liking Kendrick more and more throughout it because it was such a great performance and he went all out for it. Also, with that being said, I don't mean I hate Kendrick's music. There are definitely songs I like and I think he's a talented dude. Just liked his performance more than the actual songs last night I think. 

Then we got what I think was just a long ass Target ad which was called a "live music video" for Gwen Stefani's new song. And while I make fun of that idea, her new song is an absolute fire flames jam. 

Next up. Biebs. "Love Yourself" was a great performance but doing "Where R U Now" with those tools Diplo and Skrillex instead of "What Do You Mean" or "Sorry" was a mistake. Still solid though.

Now we got Meghan Trainor winning "New Artist of the Year" over Tori Kelly. This I was actually upset about. Meghan Trainor has been around for WAY too long with her shitty songs all over my radio. So for her to be even nominated for "New Artist of the Year" was a joke, let alone winning it. Tori Kelly's talent puts Meghan Trainor six feet under. They aren't even in the same league. Meghan Trainor sucks at making music, while Tori Kelly is actually quite good at it. Meghan Trainor could win "fat annoying overplayed bitch of the year" and that's about all she deserves. 

Next, we have Lady Gaga's tribute to David Bowie, which was AWESOME. Both really talented, both really fuckin weird. Great job having Gaga do the tribute for Bowie. 
Real quick, here's my top 5 Bowie songs:
5. Fame
4. Let's Dance
3. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)-this version:
2. Modern Love
1. Heroes

Next up, we got Taylor winning "Album of the Year" and acting surprised like she hasn't won a billion GRAMMYs in her life. She needs to show a little arrogance about how talented she is sometimes. She's 26 now and can't act like the shocked little girl who just won a GRAMMY anymore. Her saying "as the first female to ever win this award twice" in her acceptance speech is a strong start, but she's still gotta chill with the being surprised schtick. Hey Tay, act like you know you're awesome just once for me. Still love you. Oh, and the shade thrown at Kanye was awesome too. Fuck you Kanye. You think you made Taylor famous? Girl was winning GRAMMYs before she hit puberty. OH, and that handshake was the lamest thing I've ever seen. C'mon Tay. You're better than that.
Tori Kelly was NOT about that speech though. Even though I think every other woman was about it. I mean shit, even I thought it was the best part of Taylor's night other than her performance.

Also, while we're on Album of the Year, since 1989 won the 2016 award but was released late fall of 2014, does that mean Made in the AM and Purpose will be up for Album of the Year in 2017. They were both released late fall 2015 but had no nominations last night. Only explanation is that they were released too late and will win awards in 2017. If so, that 1D vs Biebs battle will be intense.

And then we had a song that I've heard way too much over the past year, Uptown Funk, win Record of the Year. Sick song at first but it's been overplayed for about 13 months.

And then we had Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull, end the show with an electric performance.
Love Sofia Vergara joining in on the action just cuz she's a sexy famous Latina chick. 

And that was about it for the 2016 GRAMMYs. Overall a pretty good show, but some of that shit could get cut out so it's not 3 and a half hours long. But whatever. Good shit. See ya at the Oscars.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Fire Jam Friday

Looks like Top Cheddar is back to just dishing out FJFs and that's it. Oh well, maybe one day we'll blog again. Some new Gwen Stefani, new Future leading the way this week. Enjoy. 


Friday, February 5, 2016

Fire Jam Friday

I had an interview today and I'm sick AF so sorry for the wait. Still got it tho. New Rihanna highlights this week. Enjoy.