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In honor of the first manned lunar landing, here’s some Apollo-era (or at least Space Race) space songs

Astronomy Domine -Pink Floyd

Fly Me to the Moon -Frank Sinatra

He’ll Have to Go -Nat King Cole (just an extra for all you GT-7 fans out there)

The Impossible Dream (The Quest) -Frank Sinatra

In the Year 2525 -Zager and Evans (was also the #1 hit on July 20 1969)

Mr. Spaceman -The Byrds

Rocket Man -Elton John (aka John Young’s theme)

Rocket to the Moon -Sheldon Allman 

Space Oddity -David Bowie

Space Truckin’ -Deep Purple

Spaceman -Journey (1977 but Apollo was in the 70s so it counts)

Sputnik (The Satellite Girl) -Jerry Engler 

Starman -David Bowie 

Telstar -The Tornadoes 

Ticket to the Moon -Electric Light Orchestra (1981 but it’s the moon)

Walking on the Moon -The Police (80′s too but just read the title)

Original Caption:

Elvis Presley at Kennedy Veterans Hospital on Getwell January 4, 1957. Elvis reported to the hospital that afternoon for his army pre-induction physical performed by Capt. Leonard Glick and a written qualification exam administered by Lt. Jack Zager just days before his 22nd birthday (Jan. 8). Elvis left for New York by train later that evening for his third and final appearance on Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town Show” which broadcast January 6. ( By Robert Williams / The Commercial Appeal)

CHILDHOOD’S END //  a midwestern gothic mix

The town where the train never stops, where bright smiles hide rotting teeth, and everyone pretends the shadows do not exist  {Listen}

In The Year 2525 - Zager and Evans // California Dreamin’ - Scala & Kolacny Brothers // Beggar’s Prayer - Emilianna Torrini // Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles // This Time Tomorrow - Trent Dabbs // Blowin’ In The Wind - Bob Dylan // Video Games - Lana Del Rey // If I Had A Hammer - Peter, Paul, & Mary // Furr - Blitzen Trapper // For What It’s Worth - Buffalo Springfield 

A Night at the Playboy Club: 70s Edition

i. Pinball Playboy- Cook County// ii. Them Changes- Buddy Miles// iii. Jump Into the Fire- Harry Nilsson// iv. You Should Be Dancing- Bee Gees// v. I Feel Love (Extended Dance Edit)- Donna Summer// vi. Chicken Pox- Booker T. & the M.G.’s// vii. Baby Get It On- Ike and Tina Turner// viii. Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky- Claudia Lennear// ix. Superstition- Stevie Wonder// x. Love Rollercoaster- Ohio Players// xi. I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor// xii. (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher- Rita Coolidge// xiii. Disco Inferno- The Trammps// xiv. Got to Give It Up (Part 1)- Marvin Gaye// xv. Let’s All Chant- Michael Zager Band// xvi. In the Bush- Musique// xvii. He’s the Greatest Dancer- Sister Sledge// xviii. Right Back Where We Started From- Maxine Nightingale// xix. Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)- Elton John// xx. Get Down Tonight- KC and the Sunshine Band// xxi. Star Wars- Meco// xxii. I Was Made For Lovin’ You- Kiss// xxiii. Have A Good Time- Paul Simon// xxiv. Jungle Boogie- Kool & the Gang// xxv. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing- Leo Sayer// xxvi. Le Freak- Chic// xxvii. Whatever Gets You thru the Night- John Lennon// xxviii. Midnight at the Oasis- Maria Muldaur// xxix. Knock on Wood- Amii Stewart// xxx. Girl You Need A Change of Mind- Eddie Kendricks// xxxi. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel- Tavares// xxxii. Don’t Leave Me This Way- Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes// xxxiii. Brick House- The Commodores// xxxiv. The Hustle- Van McCoy// xxxv. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!- ABBA// xxxvi. Shake Your Groove Thing- Peaches & Herb// xxxvii. Footstompin’ Music- Grand Funk Railroad// xxxviii. Turn the Beat Around- Vickie Sue Robinson// xxxix. Escape (The Pina Colada Song)- Rupert Holmes// xl. Macho Man- Village People// xli. Boogie Wonderland- Earth, Wind & Fire// xlii. Jet- Paul McCartney & Wings// xliii. Barracuda- Heart// xliv. Miss You- The Rolling Stones// xlv. Lady Marmalade- Labelle// xlvi. Blinded By the Light- Manfred Mann’s Earth Band// xlvii. Blame It On the Boogie- The Jacksons// xlviii. Joy to the World- Three Dog Night

Finally, after years in the making, get ready to experience

The Kouen List

Based on the headcanon that a modern-day Kouen would secretly listen to cheesy boomer-era soft rock ballads and disco

13 Tracks / Pop Rock, Disco

Sugar Baby Love / The Rubettes  //  If You Leave Me Now / Chicago  //  Let’s All Chant (Remix) / The Michael Zager Band  //  Rock Me Amadeus (Original Single Version) / Falco  //  Disco Inferno / The Trammps  //  Move It On Over / George Thorogood and the Destroyers  //  St. Elmo’s Fire / John Parr  //  The Hustle / Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony  //  Some Like It Hot / Power Station  //  I’m Not In Love / 10cc  //  Working My Way Back To You / The Spinners  //  Kokomo / The Beach Boys  //   Eternal Flame / The Bangles


Warning: contains massive amounts of cheese

The Renewed Rockets?

I was fine with the recent Sun and Moon anime’s Alola incarnations of the Team Rocket trio based on what I saw from the episode images and raw versions of the episodes themselves. But seeing them subbed gave me a deeper understanding of them. They did indeed live up to my hope of meeting the gold standard of writing quality that’s possible for a “irrevocably soured past their expiration date” TRio, which would be writing and handling akin to AG TR on their best days. But when I’d said that, I didn’t realize exactly how close to that they were going to actually end up being. This might not only be the superior incarnation of corpse post-BW TR when compared to their outing for most of Kalos, but this might just be the most strongly characterized TR has been since the Battle Frontier arc of AG.

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Reseña: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Género: Acción, Aventura, Animación y Comedia
Duración: 84 min.
Director: David Soren
Guión: Dav Pilkey y Nicholas Stoller
Actores: Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal, Dee Dee Rescher, Brian Posehn, Mel Rodriguez, David Soren, Susan Fitzker, Lynnane Zager, Tiffany Lauren Bennicke, James Ryan

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Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma - Synopsis

From sources that wish to remain anonymous, I have obtained a synopsis of the infamous postponed episodes of Pokemon: Best Wishes: “Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma! Part 1″ and “Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma! Part 2″.  Whether you believe this or not is all on you, but you should note that it falls in line with all we know and fills in the missing blanks nicely. Here it is…

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Project Pitchfork - In The Year 2525 (Zager And Evans cover) (1991)

“In the year 3535
Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today
In the year 4545
You ain’t gonna need your teeth, won’t need your eyes
You won’t find a thing to chew
Nobody’s gonna look at you
In the year 5555
Your arms hangin’ limp at your sides
Your legs got nothin’ to do
Some machines are doing that for you
In the year 6565
You won’t need no husband, won’t need no wife
You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube
In the year 7510
If God’s a coming, He oughta make it by then
Maybe He’ll look around Himself and say
Guess it’s time for the Judgement Day
In the year 8510
God is gonna shake His mighty head
He’ll either say I’m pleased where man has been
Or tear it down, and start again
In the year 9595
I’m kinda wonderin’ if man is gonna be alive
He’s taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain’t put back nothing
Now it’s been ten thousand years
Man has cried a billion tears
For what, he never knew, now man’s reign is through
But through eternal night, the twinkling of starlight
So very far away, maybe it’s only yesterday.”

30 Days of Music: A Writing Challenge
(Hat Tip to SadisticYellowBird)

Rules: For each day, post a piece of writing (short story, poem, etc.) based on a song. Essentially, write a story about the feelings the song evokes, the song’s concept, one (or more) of the song lyrics, or something else that inspires you from the song. For every post, link a YouTube video of the song above the writing. You may either fully follow the list or substitute songs of your own choosing. I would recommend listening to the song of the day and reviewing the lyrics (if there are any) before dismissing any song. With that said, here’s the list:

1. Björk - I’ve Seen It All

2. Nellie McKay - Change the World

3. Kanye West ft. Chris Martin - Homecoming

4. Liz Phair - Stratford-on-Guy

5. Zager and Evans - In the Year 2525

6. Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)

7. Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World

8. Johnny Cash - Hurt

9. Pearl Jam - Bugs

10. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine

11. Lupe Fiasco ft. Jonah Matranga - The Instrumental

12. Laura Veirs - Galaxies

13. Jurassic 5 ft. Nelly Furtado - Thin Line

14. The Temptations - Papa was a Rolling Stone

15. Adam Tensta - Like a Punk

16. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit

17. Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks on Me

18. Britney Spears - Circus

19. Living Colour - This is the Life

20. Suzanne Vega - Room off the Street

21. Eminem - Rock Bottom

22. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out

23. Jay Z - Picasso, Baby

24. Velvet Revolver - Slither

25. Hector Lavoe - La Fama

26. The Streets - The Edge of the Cliff

27. Dresden Dolls - Mandy Goes to Med School

28. Aimee Mann - The King of the Jailhouse

29. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

30. Justice - Genesis

I hope you enjoy the challenge. On the last day, after what’s written, please provide some feedback about your experience. 

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The Hustle Van Mc Coy// Le Freak (Freak Out) Chic//Let’s Groove Earth, Wind & Fire//Blame It On The Boogie The Jacksons//Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel Tavares//More, More, More Andrea True Connection//Night Fever Bee Gees//September Earth, Wind & Fire//Daddy Cool Boney M//Got To Be Real Cheryl Lynn//Celebration Kool & The Gang//Let’s All Chant Michael Zager Band//Stayin’ Alive Bee Gees//One Way Ticket Eruption//This Time Baby Jackie Moore//Boogie Wonderland Earth, Wind & Fire//Spank Jimmy Bo Horne