Mon, 10 October 2016
Southern Showcase, the Marching Band contest in Dothan was this past weekend. Schools in Arvada are ending their first quarter and parent/teacher conferences are happening this week. JediShua and shazbazzar need a bit of magic to get through the next few days and the ‘Dads figure the Earbuds could use something to give them a break, too. It’s time for another “Awesome Mix” with an October flair. Witches and magic are on the airwaves with tunes from yesterday and today in this Awesome Magic Mix.
Check out expurgated versions of these tunes and get in the mood for the season with a genuinely #TechnoRetro mix tape:
Thriller (Michael Jackson)
Season of the Witch (Donovan)
The Witch’s Promise (Jethro Tull)
Wicked Old Witch (John Fogerty)
Black Magic Woman (Santana)
Witchy Woman (Eagles)
I Put a Spell on You (Nina Simone)
Abracadabra (Steve Miller Band)
Magic (Olivia Newton John)
More Techno than Retro
Magic (Selena Gomez)
Rotten to the Core (Descendants)
Witch Doctor (Alvin & the Chipmunks)
Magic Dance (David Bowie)
Just a bit of warning: be especially cautious when walking in a scary forest looking for that perfect costume for Halloween. And try to bring some music along to keep your spirits up. Don’t forget the extension cords!
Share and enjoy.
Mon, 18 July 2016
Part of being a kid in the ‘70s and ‘80s was imagining ourselves as Super Heroes from comic books or cartoons. We tied blankets and towels around our necks, wore our underwear on the outside of our pajamas, proudly displayed our Underoos undershirts on our sunken chests, and even donned masks as we jumped out of swings, exhibited superspeed by running in slow motion, and performed many other mighty acts worthy of these classic characters.
This week, shazbazzar and JediShua mix Spider-Man with Batman, the Hulk with the Flash, Captain America with Shazam, and Magneto with Titanium Man. Yes, it’s unlikely, but with some cool tunes that match these cool toons, even Rocket Raccoon soon will swoon. (No, I didn’t use a rhyming dictionary for that — I’m just that good.)
Mondays can be super when you’re joining your EarBuds for pop-culture songs about familiar and obscure Super Heroes and Villains punctuated by a few actual show themes.
If you’re looking for the original versions of the songs on this Awesome Mix from TechnoRetro Dads, here’s a list of the song titles and artists heard here:
“Spider-Man” Ramones (1995)
“Web-Slinger/Hope Bringer” Kirby Krackle (2012)
“The Ballad of Barry Allen” Jim’s Big Ego (2003)
“Nobody Loves the Hulk” The Traits (1969)
“Ring Capacity” Kirby Krackle (2010)
“Catch Me Now I’m Falling” The Kinks (1979)
“Lifespan (Rocket’s Song)” High Adventure (2015)
“Iron Man” Black Sabbath (1970)
“Batdance” Prince (1989)
“Brainiac’s Daughter” The Dukes of Stratosphear (1987)
“Sipping” from Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog (2008)
“Magneto and Titanium Man” Paul McCartney and Wings (1975)
Don’t be stingy; share and enjoy.
Mon, 28 September 2015
JediShua and shazbazzar return to the arcades of their youth with some tunes from the past and present in the third volume of Awesome Mix tapes from TechnoRetro Dads.
Mon, 2 March 2015
JediShua and shazbazzar brave the elements to do a little pre-spring cleaning in the garage when they uncover a box of tapes and memories from 1985. It’s a time-traveling trip to thirty years ago with memorable tunes from the movies. Check it out!
Back in Time — Huey Lewis and the News
(Goonies Are) Good Enough — Cyndi Lauper
Big Bad Wolf — Bunny and the Wolf Sisters
Tequila — The Champs
Pretty Woman — Van Halen
Weird Science — Oingo Boingo
My Science Project — The Tubes
Number One — Chaz Jankel
Hearts on Fire — John Cafferty
American Flyers — Glenn Shorrock
Lunatic Fringe — Red Rider
A View to a Kill — Duran Duran
Spies Like Us — Paul McCartney
A Letter to Doc Brown — High Adventure
Power of Love — Huey Lewis and the News
You can find complete versions of most of these songs on iTunes or Amazon, or maybe at your local used music store. We’ll be back next Monday with a regular episode. Until then, enjoy the movies!