Stop in, look around, have a drink and crank some tunes. I'll be posting some songs ripped from records, some out of print and hard to find stuff, some songs by artists you should be listening to, and a few mixes here and there.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Redd Kross :: Super Sunny Christmas (1991)

Such an awesome song. I wish I could buy it somewhere... Is this really from 1991? It still sounds fresh to me!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Santa Clause on Batman

Here is my promise, I will have this soundbyte for you guys next Christmas. This is awesome! The great Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin meet Andy Devine as Santa Clause.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Now I Have A Machine Gun. HO HO HO!

Come to the coast... Have a few laughs...

Die Hard, 1988

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid

Here is a classic from A Christmas Story. All Ralphie wanted was an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle! Is that too much to ask for?

A Christmas Story (1983)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Elf Soundbytes

Who doesn't like Elf?

Elf, 2003

Miracle On 34th Street Soundbytes

Only a few soundbytes this season. I'm going to focus on movies this time. Let's start with the cream-of-the-crop... As always, these are downloadable and fit nicely in your playlists. A nice surprise when they come up on random.

Miracle On 34th Street, 1947

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

FREE Christmas Music Sampler With Some GREAT Songs!

Paste Magazine Holiday Sampler is FREE! Well, you could be a sport and tip them a few bucks if you are feeling the spirit. Included is the NEW JD McPherson song "Twinkle" (not available on iTunes until December 11) and one of my recent Christmas favorites called "Why Can't It Be Christmas All Year" by Rosie Thomas. I'm sure there are other gems too... I just now starting to listen to it but was so excited to see these two songs on here that I had to spread the word. Thanks Paste Magazine!

JD McPherson :: Twinkle Little Christmas Lights

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Is Daddy Really Santa?

Remember when you first had an inkling that something was up with Santa? We didn't want to believe it... Here are 8 tracks about that most horrifying discovery.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Brainwerk Christmas Mix 2010

Here is my annual Christmas Mix from 2010. This one has a newer slant to it. It's chock full of holiday goodness from some great indie, surf and folk artists. It even has a few classics by Dean Martin and Elvis remixed at the end. I hope you enjoy it. Move that Christmas Tree to the corner of the room so you have room to dance!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cool Record Player T-Shirt

Just in time for Christmas. Get it for the record lover in your life. A technical drawing of a record player in an exploded view on a gray t-shirt. Get it here.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas In The South Pacific

Merry Christmas everyone! How have you been this year? Good I hope. This season I'm going to be publishing some mixes to share. I gave up posting albums only to have them pulled back down. Here is my first one with a hawaiian feel. I've always wanted to spend a Christmas in Hawaii. Maybe someday... It's a long way from Minnesota!

Saturday, June 02, 2012


I stopped in tonight to repost a few requests and realized that pretty much all of my links are dead! I had a lot of my albums posted on Megaupload and they were shut down earlier this year. So... Does anyone have any suggestions for free one-click web hosting? Please send me a note if you have any ideas. Also, keep sending the requests for reposts and I will eventually get to them all.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Still Sad About MCA...

A big part of my younger days were spent listening to the Beastie Boys over and over. I can't help but feel this is an end of an era. RIP Adam. We will miss your disco call.

This Was Supposed To Be Posted On May 4th...

So let's pretend it was. May the fourth be with you!

Read about it here.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

RIP Davy Jones

Davy will really be missed in my house. Just last summer my kids and I watched every episode of the TV Show and we play The Monkees all the time... Makes me a little mad at Mike Nesmith for never wanting to tour. Too late now Mike... Thanks.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Have a Hap-Hap-Happy New Year!

Quite possibly the most bizarre of all the Rankin/Bass holiday specials - Rudolph's Shiny New Year. This one had Red Skelton taking the lead characters voice and it scared me a little as a kid... But it had Rudolph and Santa so I was all in AND it had the real voice of Rudolph, Billie Mae Richards! I found myself singing this song today and thought it would be a good way to wind up this most excellent Christmas season. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you have a great 2012!