Thursday is the most peculiar day of the week for me. The stress of work, life, and existential pondering weighs heavier than on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, those super-charged business days when the week ahead seems so easy, and Friday, when the hours tend to crawl at the exact pace needed to ensure your weekend will be a precious 48 hours. The best way to handle Thursdays is not to take a weekly sick day, but to start your morning off with a healthy dose of Instant-Relaxo Beats, courtesy of MP3.com.
One of the original honky-tonk artists, Merle Haggard is a living legend who has just released his 76th studio album. As we celebrate Country Music Month, how could we leave out Hag?
According to Wikipedia, "bluegrass music has mixed roots in Scottish, English, Welsh and Irish traditional music, was inspired by the music of immigrants residing in Appalachia and...influenced by the music of African-Americans." We like to think of bluegrass as the child of a handsome sailing man, a singer of sea shanties and bawdy drinking tunes, who comes home to the rolling hills of West Virginia to marry his one true love, a winsome natural born woman, a singer of folk tunes and lullabyes.
For Day 2 of our Staff Picks Playlist, we bring you a set of songs that's a bit more diverse than the first time around. By chance, it is a European heavy selection, with a few tracks from Sweden and one from Berlin.
Curious what we listen to at home? Some of the free MP3s we've downloaded ourselves and have in heavy rotation? Each day this week, the members of the MP3.com staff are sharing some of our favorite tracks from the site.
October, in addition to being the month of Halloween, the start of fall and playoff baseball, is also Country Music Month. This week, we are shining the Spotlight on some of our favorite country music to get you in the mood. We're kicking things off with classic alt-county figurehead Steve Earle.
Did you know that October is Country Music Month? It was first designated back in 1964 by the Country Music Association to celebrate the heritage of the music, the Grand Ole Opry, and the annual CMA awards, which--guess what--also traditionally happen in October or November (this year it's Nov. 9). A not-so-strange coincidence, perhaps--but whatever the origin, it's a good excuse to dig deep into the world of country music, including surfacing some great free country music downloads on MP3.com.
Scandals, celebrity, grime and glamour all mould together when it comes to Los Angeles. For decades it’s been filled with the kind of parties your mother told you to avoid, but still it pull in generation after generation of the young and impressionable.
Electronic music is intrinsically linked to technology. As the latter grows at an exponential rate, the umbrella genre is never far behind, evidenced by the myriad sub-genres that have developed, flourished, and disappeared since synthesizers, drum machines, and the PC became cheaper and more accessible. It would be a fool's mission to enumerate every branch of electronic music over the course of the past 40 years, so we'll eat our humble pie and stick with the most notable genres of the past couple of years.