This once-in-a-lifetime music fest will take place May 14, 2022, in Pasadena, California. It is a dream line-up for any new wave aficionados worth their weight in fishnets and manscara. This playlist contains not the biggest hits from each band, but my choice cuts. New wave and post-punk […]
On July 18, 1953, the 18-year-old walked into Sun Studios in Memphis to record “My Happiness.” You know the rest.
Strong emotional intelligence is often required to face ones challenges and overcome most hardships. That has never been more true than during 2020. The useful weapons employed to combat this never-ending year may vary individually, but a comprehensive menu of music can work miracles. Cover songs can potentially […]
Georgia looked this Friday the 13th dead in the eye and accepted the challenge. Today, CNN called Georgia and its 16 Electoral College votes for Joe Biden.
As school districts across the nation make plans for the new school year, let’s hear it for the teachers! This playlist covers songs about teaching, learning, and how to stay motivated. The coronavirus of 2020 has become the oversized wrench thrown directly at our foreheads. Here’s hoping all […]
Endless repeat means forever. For many of my favorite albums, this would promise absolute burnout.
Every once in a while a song comes along that has a certain je ne sais quoi: a band actually records a song with their own band name in the title! Yes. Crazy. But it instantly causes one to reflect on just why this would be necessary. Are these […]
As a longtime fan of The Police, the creation of this playlist was inevitable. The trio formed in 1977 and had much success garnering eight Grammy nominations with five wins. Two of those were for Best Rock Instrumental Performance: “Reggatta De Blanc” (from Reggatta De Blanc, 1980) and […]
The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has brought the world to its knees. As of this writing, there is not a vaccine and people continue to contract and die from it. Sadly, there is a movement to re-open the country and the president, along with most Republican governors, are answering […]
Yeah, everybody and their brother has made a Halloween playlist. But the goal at No Earplugs is to stretch beyond popular songs but dig for deeper tracks. This 29-song, 3+ hour playlist incorporates different genres of music. The obvious choice for the first track was “Pet Sematary” by […]