Thomas The Tank Engine Rap Mashups Win The Internet

Maserati may have won the Super Bowl, but winning a football game is easy. Winning an Internet, however, takes real genius, real work, a real sense of pizzazz. Enter classic rap mixed with the theme song from Thomas the Tank Engine. It doesn't get any more real than this. » 3/18/14 2:45pm 3/18/14 2:45pm

Why You Should Never Listen To Ride of the Valkyries While Driving

Time is a slippery continuum. Watching the hands on a clock tick will feel way, way different depending on the situation; trying to frantically write something on deadline with five minutes to spare ain't the same as desperately willing a conference call to finish more quickly. It turns out that music can have an… » 2/02/14 1:28pm 2/02/14 1:28pm

Volkswagen's New App Creates Music Based On Your Driving Style

Have you ever noticed that how you drive is often based on what you're listening to? Softer music can make you a more cautious driver, while loud upbeat tunes make you more aggressive. But with this new app from VW it's the other way around. It generates music in real-time based on how you already drive, so your… » 11/26/13 10:55am 11/26/13 10:55am

Mercedes Releases Epic Innuendo-Laced Song For Its Service Workers

I don't know if this is single-handedly the greatest song devoted to service center employees ever, or the worst (hint: it's the worst). The five-minute-long epic is laced with gross and heavy-handed innuendo, and at the end you're just sort of left with gnawing questions that you don't want answered. » 7/27/13 3:09pm 7/27/13 3:09pm

NASCAR Drivers Recorded A CD In The '80s And It's The Best Thing Ever

When you think of Dale Earnhardt, you think of Talladega. You think of championships. You think of his nickname, "The Intimidator." But you don't think of him as a country music superstar. You should, and that's because he sings on a long lost 1983 album, along with other NASCAR drivers. It. Is. Amazing. » 4/17/13 2:17pm 4/17/13 2:17pm

Did VW's British Ad Agency Rip Off This Song?

Volkswagen's television ads have long been known for their very effective use of music. Their 1999 ad for the Cabrio, "Milky Way", famously used Nick Drake's moody song Pink Moon, and gave the late singer/songwriter one of the largest bumps in popularity his career had seen. It's clear that VW's ad agency DDB, places… » 5/28/12 12:00pm 5/28/12 12:00pm

Detroit Football Fans' Anti-Nickelback Crusade Drawing Major Support

The resilient, rough chuckles-enduring people of Detroit put up with dog poop air, crime-ring moms, crime-ring stray dogs, fake Koch evictions, and 1,001 other ills. But they refuse to sit through a Nickelback half-time show during this Thanksgiving's Lions-Packers game. Uninspired Canadian crap rock is where they draw … » 11/05/11 7:30am 11/05/11 7:30am

92 Pounds Of Junkyardy Glory: The Junkyard Boogaloo Boombox, Revisited!

Since I still get emails from boombox freaks who want to buy the Junkyard Boogaloo Boombox (sorry, can't part with it), three years after the original post went up, I've decided to drag the post from Murilee's Writing Wrecking Yard. » 6/05/10 2:00pm 6/05/10 2:00pm