Monday, May 31, 2010

Steve Judd's June 2010 Astological Forecast!

Here it is already, pretty quick really, Steve Judd's Global Forecast for June 2010, sounds like it could be another crazy month around the globe!! Don't forget to check out your individual Sun Sign forecast for the month too!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

And the "Hot New Music" song of the day is....

...One Horse Town, by Irish indie rock band The Thrills. The Thrills formed in the mid 1990's in Dublin, Ireland and they consist of lead vocalist Conor Deasy, guitarist Daniel Ryan, guitarist and bass player Padraic McMahon, pianist Kevin Horan and drummer Ben Carrigan. The Thrills certainly have a unique sound, and One Horse Town comes off of their So Much for the City album (released in May of 2003), which makes this a not so new song or album (7 years old already!), so it is definitely not a new song, but it might be new to you. Definitely check out the rest of the album and enjoy The Thrills.

Friday, May 28, 2010

VJ Samsonite's "Hot New Music" song of the day is....

...Skeleton Tiger, by Aussie psychedelic rock band Tame Impala. Tame Impala is made up of Kevin Parker (lead guitar and vocals), Dominic Simper (bass guitar) and Jay Watson (drums and backing vocals), and they come out of Perth, WA. Their name refers to the impala, a medium sized antelope. They've won a few awards, and are reminiscent of a few bands like the Doors, the Grateful Dead, the Association, etc. I like their style anyway, so be sure to check them out for yourself. This song, and three others off their EP (released in 2008) went to number one on the Australian Independent Record Labels chart, see wikipedia for more info.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

#87 of VJ Samsonite's Top 100 80's Dance Hits Countdown!

 Welcome back to VJ Samsonite's top 100 80's Dance Hits Countdown! Today we are presenting #87 of the top 100 countdown!And the song is...No More Words, by U.S. 80's new wave synth-pop band Berlin. Little did I know, but Berlin formed in the late 1970's and are actually from Orange County, California of all places. I don't know, maybe its their name, but for some reason I have a hard time thinking of them as being from California. Moving on, according to wikipedia there are 4 current members (Teri Nunn is the blond lead singer), and it lists about 10 former band members who were in and out of the band over the years. The core band members of the band are considered to be Teri Nunn, John Crawford , and David Diamond. Nunn left the band temporarily to pursue an acting career at one point and actually auditioned for the part of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films.  Wikipedia also lists Berlin as having an inactive period between 1987 and 1998. Berlin are obviously a better known band from the 80's, and have had many hits over the years. No More Words was released in 1984 on their Love Life album, the song reached #23 on the US singles charts that year, whilst Love Life, reached #28 on the US album charts that year. Enough data, and lets get on with the song...

VJ Samsonite's "Hot New Music" song of the day is....

Journey, by Aussie electro artist Matt Van Schie. Matt Van Schie also does vocals and bass guitar for the electro band Van She. This song comes off of his solo album titled Balmy Nights, which was released in 2010.

Monday, May 24, 2010

VJ Samsonite's "Hot New Music" song of the day is....

...Embrace, by Australian dance duo Pnau. This song really isn't that new (2 frickin yrs old all-bloody-ready), but I guess they start to fall behind a lot when I am only doing "one a day," and time just passes that quickly. Pnau are from Sydney, and consist of  Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes. This song reached #12 on the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2008, and it features vocals by New Zealand artist Ladyhawke. Could write a lot more but don't fell like it at the moment so enjoy the song, you may be familiar with it.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

#88 of VJ Samsonite's Top 100 80's Dance Hits Countdown!


Welcome back to VJ Samsonite's top 100 80's Dance Hits Countdown! Today we are presenting #88 of the top 100 countdown!And the song is...New Attitude by American soul-singer, actress, and song-writer Patti LaBelle. Patti LaBelle started out her singing career back in the 1960's in two bands. First she was in Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, and had a few minor sucesses, and then LaBelle which received acclaim for their big-time hit in 1974 titled "Lady Marmalade." She continued on later with a solo career and had a #1 hit song duet with Michael McDonald in 1986 called "On My Own." "New Attitude," was featured on the 1984 Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, where it reached the Pop Top 20. Listen to the song, and you'll hear why it's my #88!

VJ Samsonite's "Hot New Music" song of the day is....

...is Still Standing, by Aussie Hip Hop group the Hilltop Hoods. Check the past post for more info on the Hoods. This song comes off of their State of the Art album (released in June 2009). Not too much else to say, will be starting up posts from today.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hola!

Hola everyone of my very few (if any) followers. Ive been absent for the past 3 weeks in EspaƱa, and will return to the daily music posts and more within the next week or so. Stay tuned! -VJ Samsonite (de Barcelona).

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Steve Judd's Global Forecast for May 2010!

This is one is quite interesting, some big forecasts for this month and for the rest of this year. Check it out:


Also don't forget to check out your individual Sun-Sign forecasts for May 2010 here.

And VJ Samsonite's "Hot New Music" song of the day is....

....The King is Dead, by Aussie hip-hop group The Herd. The song was written as a political song about Australian Prime Minister John Howard and many people's eventual opinions about him after entering into the Iraq-war and their relief when he was replaced by current Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. The Herd comes out of Sydney, Australia and consist of Urthboy, Ozi Batla, and Berzerkatron, Unkle Ho, Traksewt, Sulo, Toe-fu, Rok Poshtya and singer Jane Tyrrell. They've been around on the hip-hop scene since 2001 and The King is Dead was released as a single by them in April 2008. They have 5 studio albums so be sure to check them out if your keen.Nuff said.