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Sit N Spin Celeb Inspired Songs

Sit And Spin!! Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Cleb-Inspired songs!
Mechanicallive came out with a list of 10 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Celebrity-Inspired Songs.

Foo Fighters -- 'I'll Stick Around' The controversial Courtney Love has made some enemies over the years, and some of those people have written songs about her -- like the Foo Fighters' 'I'll Stick Around' ...

The Velvet Underground -- 'Femme Fatale' Velvet Underground pal and manager Andy Warhol asked Lou Reed to write a song about his muse Edie Sedgwick. He turned in the classic 'Femme Fatale' about the troubled actress.

Sheryl Crow -- 'My Favorite Mistake' While Sheryl Crow insists she'll never reveal whom 'My Favorite Mistake' is about, almost all signs point to her affair with Eric Clapton.

John Lennon -- 'How Do You Sleep?' After Paul McCartney took a few pointed jabs at John Lennon on his solo album 'Ram,' his former Beatles bandmate responded with the biting 'How Do You Sleep?'

Nine Inch Nails -- 'Starf---ers, Inc.' Trent Reznor and Marilyn Manson had a fight shortly after Reznor produced Manson's 'Antichrist Superstar,' so the Nine Inch Nails frontman wrote 'Starf---ers, Inc.' about him. They eventually patched things up, and Manson appeared in the song's video.

Courtney Love -- 'But Julian, I'm a Little Older Than You' When Courtney Love isn't pissing people off, she's lusting after them. Like she does on 'But Julian, I'm a Little Older Than You,' which is about Strokes singer Julian Casablancas.

311 -- 'Amber'311's Nick Hexum once dated Nicole Scherzinger, the main singer of the Pussycat Dolls. She's the inspiration for their hit 'Amber.'

Derek and the Dominos -- 'Layla' Model Pattie Boyd was married to George Harrison when the Beatles guitarist began collaborating with Eric Clapton, who grew so infatuated with her that he wrote 'Layla' in her honor. She later left Harrison and married Clapton.

The Babyshambles -- 'Katy'The Babyshambles' 'Katy' is about frontman Pete Doherty's troubled, chaotic and volatile relationship with model Kate Moss.

INXS -- 'Suicide Blonde'After Kylie Minogue dyed her hair platinum blonde, her boyfriend, INXS' late Michael Hutchence, wrote 'Suicide Blonde' about it.
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Sit And Spin Heavy Metal and Hard Rock albums hated by fans

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VH-1’s list of Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Albums that are hated by fans of the band!
We were joined today by Kevin & Ian of KISW’s Metal Shop to weigh in!! Congrats to Kevin & Ian who will be celebrating 5 years of hosting Metal Shop on KISW!! Also, an idea was sparked today! #metalshopat10 Check the guys out on twitter
And Facebook to find out what is up!!
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10 Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Albums That Are Hated By Fans Of The Band
1. Metallica St. Anger (2003) “ST ANGER”
2. Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door (1979) “ALL OF MY LOVE”
3. Van Halen Van Halen III(1998) “WITHOUT YOU”
4. Roll the Bones – Rush (1991) “ROLL THE BONES”
5. Judas Priest Turbo (1986) “TURBO LOVER”
6. Kiss Music From “The Elder” (1981) “A WORLD WITHOUT HEROS”
7. Mötley Crüe Generation Swine (1997) “AFRAID”
8. AC/DC Fly on the Wall (1985) “SHAKE YOUR FOUNDATIONS”
9. Celtic Frost Cold Lake (1988) “CHERRY ORCHARDS”
10. T.S.O.L. Hit and Run (1987) “THE NAME IS LOVE”
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Sit N Spin Wussiest songs from Slacker

Sit N Spin Wussiest songs from Slacker
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Sit N Spin is back and ready to torture you once again!  This week’s list came from it was their list of the “Wussiest Songs Ever”…….dig the full list here.
These were in no particular order, I mean how do you rate Wussiness? Not to mention I don’t think that’s even a word. But I digress.
Dig the playlist of Wussiness!
10. “Fix You” Coldplay
9. “Scarborough Fair” Simon & Garfunkel
8. “Longer” Dan Fogelberg
7. “Your Body Is a Wonderland” John Mayer
6. “If You Leave Me Now” Chicago
5. “You're Beautiful” James Blunt
4. “I Believe I Can Fly” R. Kelly
3. “You've Got a Friend” James Taylor
2. “God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You” *NSYNC
1. “Silly Love Songs” Paul McCartney
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In Honor of the Hawks NFC Championship win Sunday!!

 In Honor of the Hawks NFC Championship win Sunday!!
CenturyLink Field, Super Bowl parade 
The Top 10 Stadium Anthems Of All Time”!  Go Hawks!!!!!
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G & R   Welcome to the Jungle
Survivor  Eye of The Tiger
Rolling Stones  Start Me Up
AC/DC  Thunderstruck
Queen  We Will Rock You
White Stripes  Seven Nation Arny
Journey  Don’t Stop Believin’
Loaded  We Win
The Verve  Bittersweet Symphony
AC/DC   Hell’s Bells
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Polar Plunge with Westside Nearly Nekkid Norwegians for the Special Olympics!

Polar Plunge with Westside Nearly Nekkid Norwegians for the Special Olympics!
My good buddy Erik along with Dan from the Special Olympics of Washington joined me for a special podcast!
Get involved and donate if you can for the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics!
Scroll down past the interview to link up and get involved!
Team page
Plunge FB page
Special Olympics Washington page
Main page for Seattle plunge
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Sit And Spin! Washington vs Wisconsin

Sit And Spin! Washington vs Wisconsin
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In preparation for this weekend’s big game we paired up Wisconsin music and Washington music. We paired them up in loose categories and Liberace was the only one to come out on top. 
  2. KENNY G “SONGBIRD” WASHINGTON (easy listening)
  3. BODEANS “GOOD THING” WISCONSIN (popular music)
10.SIR MIX A LOT “BABY GOT BACK” WASHINGTON (one hit wonder. Of course not for us local folks, but as far as the rest of the country is concerned.)
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Sit N Spin Best Albums of the 90's according to Rolling Stone

Sit N Spin best 90’s albums from Rolling Stone
With 90 Something coming our way Friday thought we would take a look at a list Rolling Stone released last week.  It’s all about the top 100 albums of the 90’s. See the full article here.
As for 90 Something get ready for it!! Full details and a playlist just for you here.
Dig the playlist for what we played!
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The return of My Sister's Machine!

The Return of My Sister’s Machine!!
I’m over the moon stoked for the return of My Sister’s Machine to the Crocodile this Friday! Get those final tickets while you can!

 I had a super fun chat with Nick, Chris and Owen of MSM! Dig it!!
And don’t miss them Friday night!! And oh yeah we’ll be getting into some MSM Friday for 90 Something Day!

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Sit N Spin Top 10 Best Punk Christmas Songs from OC Weekly

Sit N Spin Top 10 Best Punk Christmas Songs from OC Weekly
Instead of torturing you with a normal holiday Sit N Spin, we give you this fun list from a blog on the OC Weekly! What you read below is from their article on it. Read it in its entirety here.
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What are your favorite Punk Rock Christmas songs???
The 10 Best Punk Christmas Songs
By OC Weekly Contributor
Christmas is 1 week away and with it will come the fateful holiday party where someone, hopefully not you, drinks too much and tells off a roomful of sullen friends and relations. Far from a time of universal peace and joy, the winter holidays can be fraught with familial resentment and animosity. This makes the season a perfect time to dust off your old punk rock records. We know holiday prep is major drain on time, so as our gift to you, we've assembled a playlist of our 10 favorite Christmas punk songs. Now you should have plenty of time to write insincere cards to people you see once a year.
10. Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight), The Ramones
We had no idea Howard Stern sang in one of those bands that the guys at our college radio station never shut up about. Howard, you're so versatile! Witty lyrics, too.
9. Silent Night, The Dickies
We knew a Mormon kid in high school whose parents only let him keep his Dickies records because he lied and said the band is named after the Dickies brand of work pants, not penises. We always wondered if The Dickies ever got into a legal battle over their name with that other punk band, The Dicks. It would have made for a great episode of the People's Court. Next up: "The Dickies versus The Dicks."
8. There Ain't No Sanity Clause, The Damned
The Damned is hailed as one of the first and finest Goth bands, a distinction that only means something if you are in the Damned or care about men who voluntarily wear eyeliner. The Damned has had so many lineup changes that we're pretty sure the guy who fixes our photocopier played with them in the 1990's (evidence: he has a British accent and wears eyeliner and when he doesn't drink coffee, he looks ashen, like a corpse). We therefore consider ourselves members of the extended Damned family. For the record, we also care about men who wear eyeliner, deeply so.
7. Homo Christmas, Pansy Division
Pansy Division was a C+ pop punk band whose being openly gay scored them extra press at a time when every third band signed to a major label was pop punk. Homo Christmas is their lighthearted send-up of the holiday.
6. Hooray For Santa Claus, Sloppy Seconds
Sloppy Seconds are the unrecognized founding fathers of American over-sharing. If these guys wrote self-aware TV scripts rather than 3-minute songs, they would be lionized right alongside Lena Dunham for their portrayal of the slothful lives of young, inessential Americans. We cannot travel back in time and give the band a tip about how their ideas would make for great television, but we can at least include their Christmas song on this list.  
5. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, Bad Religion
Bad Religion is a band of highly-educated, articulate men in their 50's who for the last 30 years have insisted they are true punks and that their style of middle-class respectability can co-exist with their animosity toward middle-class respectability. Bad Religion is so pure in their aesthetic that they have played the same chord progression for 30 years, albeit with subtle shifts to its rhythm, which is achieved by hiring an entirely new drummer on every other record. Let us be clear - you do not mess with Bad Religion. If you taunt Bad Religion, all six of them will pile into singer Greg Graffin's SUV and park outside your bedroom window. The entirety of Bad Religion will step out of Greg's SUV and cross their arms in the same intimidating manner they do on their album covers. Bad Religion will then shout, in unison so as to emasculate you, "Come on outside, tough guy! We're Bad Religion and we're standing on your lawn!"
4. White Christmas, Stiff Little Fingers
SLF is almost too good a band to play Christmas music, but they did, and the proof is in the video above.
3. Oi to the World, The Vandals
Like the guys in Bad Religion, these Huntington Beach punk veterans embodied the spirit of Christmas and suburban overcompensation by recording not just one Christmas song but an entire album's worth. We recommend "Christmastime for my Penis," another example of their deft lyrical elegance. We also recommend seeing them live because Josh Freese is an astounding drummer.
2. F*ck Christmas, FEAR
FEAR vocalist Lee Ving is a man who can crash house parties and drink for free because he looks like someone who tucks weapons into the lining of his leather jacket. As a paragon of pre-sensitivity training America, Ving always made his attitude towards the rest of the world explicit via lyrics and song titles such as "I Don't Care About You." When Guns N' Roses recorded that tune on their Spaghetti Incident record, FEAR became a band everyone cited as an influence but whom few people bothered to see once Ving reassembled the group. Maybe that's why Ving is cranky enough to write a song called "F*ck Christmas." Or maybe it's because he grew up in Philadelphia. We like Christmas because gifts are fantastic, but we like Lee Ving better. Yet this is only our second favorite punk Christmas song.
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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Inductees

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: Class of 2015
I’m stoked about SRV and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.  Thoughts Rockaholics??
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2015.
The artists to be enshrined next year are The Paul Butterfield Blues BandStevie Ray Vaughan and Double TroubleLou ReedGreen DayBill WithersJoan Jett and The BlackheartsRingo Starr is being given the Award for Musical Excellence. (He is already in as a member of The Beatles.) The "5" Royales are being recognized with theEarly Influence Award.
The 30th annual induction ceremony will be held April 18th at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Tickets go on sale on Thursday.
The inductees were chosen by a voting body of more than 700 artists, critics, historians and members of the music industry. To be eligible for election this year, a nominee had to release his or her first recording no later than 1989.
This year's nominees who did not make the cut were StingChicKraftwerkThe Marvelettes, N.W.ANine Inch NailsThe SmithsThe Spinners and War.
Four of the top five vote-getters in the online ballot made it in. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble grabbed 30 percent of the vote -- more than 18 million votes -- and were followed by Nine Inch Nails with 22 percent, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts with 15 percent, Bill Withers with 6.5 percent and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band with 6.25 percent. Nine Inch Nails did not make the cut.
This will be the second time Lou Reed is inducted, having gone in with the Velvet Underground in 1996.
Green Day, with all its members being 42 years old, are one of the youngest acts ever to be inducted. It appears that only three members of both the Jackson 5 and Red Hot Chili Peppers were the same age or younger when they were inducted in, respectively, 1997 and 2012.
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