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Song Library Hits 200,000 Plays!

The music library hit the landmark 200,000 total plays this past weekend! The songs have been playing since December 2004 and the music rocks everyday and all day at the studio! Here are the new stats:

Total Songs In Library: 11,314

Total Play Count: 200,995

Plays Per Song: 17.7

Playlists: 295

Genres: 34

Total Listening Hours: 3,601

Shuffle: On 98% of play time

Black Friday

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. Since Thanksgiving falls on the 4th Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday may be as early as the 23rd and as late as the 29th day of November.

Black Friday is not an official holiday. Retailers often decorate for the Christmas season weeks beforehand. Many retailers open very early (typically 5 A.M.) and offer doorbuster deals and loss leaders to draw people to their stores. Although Black Friday, as the first shopping day after Thanksgiving, has served as the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season at least since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the term “Black Friday” has been traced back only to the 1970s. “Black Friday” was originally so named because of the heavy traffic on that day, although most contemporary uses of the term refer instead to it as the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black (i.e., turning a profit).

The earliest uses of “Black Friday” refer to the heavy traffic on that day, an implicit comparison to the extremely stressful and chaotic experience of Black Tuesday (the 1929 stock-market crash) or other black days. The earliest known references to “Black Friday” (in this sense) are from two newspaper articles from November 29, 1975, that explicitly refer to the day’s hectic nature and heavy traffic.

Tripping On Tryptophan?


One widely-held urban myth is that heavy consumption of turkey meat (as for example in a wild super buffet Thanksgiving feast) results in drowsiness, which has been attributed to high levels of tryptophan contained in turkey. While turkey does contain high levels of tryptophan, the amount is comparable to that contained in most other meats. This effect of Thanksgiving sedation may have more to do with what is consumed along with the turkey, and in particular carbohydrates, rather than the turkey itself.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pop Culture: A Working Definition

Popular culture (or pop culture) is the widespread cultural elements in any given society that are perpetuated through that society’s everyday language. It comprises the daily interactions, needs, desires and cultural moments that make up the everyday lives of the mainstream.

Pop culture can include any number of practices, including those pertaining to cooking, clothing, consumption, mass media and the many facets of entertainment such as sports and literature. Popular culture often contrasts with a more exclusive, even elitist “high culture”, that is, the culture of ruling social groups.


Pop culture finds its expression in the mass circulation of items from areas such as fashion, music, sport and film. The world of pop culture has had a particular influence on art from the early 1960s on, through Pop Art. When modern pop culture began during the early 1950s, it made it harder for adults to participate. Today, most adults, their kids and grandchildren participate in pop culture directly or indirectly.

*Pop Will Eat Itself…..

Led Zeppelin Catalog Now Available!

Led Zeppelin. A name that’s probably been scrawled onto notebooks, carved into park benches, and spray-painted on walls more than any other. The name came from Who drummer Keith Moon’s idea that the group would sink like a lead balloon. Indeed they would create something heavy, but it wouldn’t sink – it would set the model for the ultimate rock band in the years to follow. Guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and singer Robert Plant, and drummer John Bonham united to become the most deified rock band of the ’70s, embodying excess, reinventing FM radio, and writing music that made you want to move your feet, shake your fists, bang your head, and basically act like a rock ‘n’ roll lunatic.

For the first time, Led Zeppelin is now available for download on iTunes! The complete Led Zeppelin remastered set is available to download for $99.99! 165-track digital box set of the group’s 13 legendary albums – awesome!

Click on through to the other side and get your Led out today!

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