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May 31, 2007

MamaPop Recommends: Izzy's Picks for May

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I recently bought The Best of the B-52's (because frankly, it was easier than digging through all my old cd's, vinyl and CASSETTES to put together a selection of my fave B-52 songs for my almost seven year old daughter. Yes. My KID is loving music from my youth and I'm officially OLD. But anyway, we had heard a handful of B-52 songs on the radio recently and watching my daughter and myself bouncing around in the car like total dorks made me realize that it's actually very kid-friendly music that doesn't make me want to  yack. Soooo, I got the Best of CD and it's fracking awesome! Of course, it doesn't have ALL my fave songs but you know, all the "hits" (Dance This Mess Around, Planet Claire, 52 Girls etc) are present and it's just a lot of fun to listen to in the car with the rugrats. FUN, dammit!

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MamaPop Recommends: Amalah's Picks for May

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(My lord, but am I ever lame.)

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Uh. It has only now occurred to me that I haven't stopped listening to Amy Winehouse for an entire month now and maybe I need to think about giving that poor CD a break. (I've also been enjoying a renaissance for Carbon Leaf's Indian Summer of a couple years ago, for whatever that's worth. I was pretty disappointed with their last release, but man, Indian Summer is the best CD for bbq-ing to ever.)

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MamaPop Recommends: Virenda's Picks for May

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Recommended Song or Album: Robin Thicke's new cd titled, "The Evolution of Robin Thicke". Sure the title is kinda corny, but his songs are oh so soulful.  This is one of those CD's that you put on to get into the mood, or simply relax.  His vibe is very Marvin Gaye. On a side note Robin Thicke's real life dad is Alan Thicke, the actor from "Growing Pains".

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May 30, 2007

MamaPop Recommends: Kelly's Picks for May

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Recommended Song or Album: "There But for the Grace of God Go I" by Machine. Wonderful, wonderful old disco/early house gay anthem. I've been listening to this constantly. The lyrics tell the story of a couple who have a kid and decide that they need to move out of the city to "somewhere far away, with no blacks, no Jews, and no gays." The lyrics were initially misinterpreted as hateful when really the song was talking about how backward that kind of thinking is. The child of the couple in the song grows up to be different and weird ("a natural freak") despite her parents' attempts to bring her up in a "normal" environment and the song tries to point out how great that is.

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May 29, 2007

MamaPop Recommends: Jen's Picks for May

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Greatest Hits by Guns N' Roses containing classic GNR songs like Paradise City, Sweet Child O' Mine, Patience, plus their versions of Knockin' on Heaven's Door, and Live and Let Die. I listened to it extra loud all weekend while I drove the new car and suspect I looked precisely as cool as Billy Madison when he showed up to high school playing Billy Squire on his Monte Carlo's stereo.

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May 28, 2007

MamaPop Recommends: Tracey's Picks For May

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"Dashboard" by Modest Mouse (from this album, which I pimped last month but still can't get enough of) has been playing in my head non-stop all month. Twisted, catchy, and just a little bit off-center... its earwormtastic!

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MamaPop Recommends: Mrs. Davis' Picks for May

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I just got around to downloading This Hungry Life, the latest album from Tanya Donelly (formerly of Belly and Throwing Muses), and it is incredible.  I highly recommend.

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I got two Rachael Ray cookbooks for Christmas, and they've turned out to be two of the most-used cookbooks I've ever owned.  Express Lane Meals and 2,4,6,8: Great Meals for Couples or Crowds both have plenty of recipes that are a) simple enough for me to cook and b) tasty enough for my entire family to eat without complaining (althoug I'll admit, I'm probably the pickiest eater among us).  With Rachael's help I even learned how to use the broiler -- something I had never tried in my 14 years of married adult life.

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May 25, 2007

MamaPop Recommends: Amanda's Picks for May

Mprecommends(Hey, guys! I didn't have a movie recommendation for this month, so I doubled up on the book/publication category. Enjoy!)

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Rufus Wainwright's new album Release the Stars. He's such a talented lyricist and tunesmith; however, I really wish he hadn't titled one of the songs "Between My Legs." Honestly, hon, you couldn't have come up with a clever euphemism or something less...icky?


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Mamapop Recommends: Lena's Picks for May

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(Ooooh, this is a good one y'all. Especially my Random Item after the jump. One stop shopping, indeed.)

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"Cupid's Chokehold" by Gym Class Heroes is the catchiest song EVER. I dare you to hear it once and not want to marry it. And have its Gym Class baby.

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April 27, 2007

Mamapop Recommends: Lena's Picks for April

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Arctic Monkeys' Favourite Worst Nightmare
My car, my iPod, my laptop, (and my neighbors whether they like it or not) are all about this Indie rock album right now.

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April 26, 2007

MamaPop Recommends: Kelly's Picks for April

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Fade by Solu Music.
This is a deep house track from 2001. I can't explain what it is about this song, but it feels like home to me. It's a love song, pure and simple. The vocals are sweet and yearning, yet powerful.

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MamaPop Recommends: Amalah's Picks for April

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Are you sick and tired of people talking about Amy Winehouse already? If so, sorry. I've been listening to Rehab and You Know I'm No Good on my iPod for a couple months now, but I finally went out and bought the whole album (mostly based on raves from my fellow MamaPoppers last month). And...yeah. It's great. It's unlike any other album I own, and yet exactly my kind of music. Like, whoa.

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MamaPop Recommends: Izzy's Picks for April

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Paralyzed by Rock Kills Kid. This song is totally 80's alt-rock flavored but it doesn't have that icky dated feel at all. I wish I could put my finger on what it reminds me of. Anyway, go have a listen.

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MamaPop Recommends: Mrs. Davis' Picks for April

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Movie Kiss by Y O U mysteriously appeared on my husband's mp3 player, and he shared it with me. We've both been digging it, especially this version of the video, which was shot in our old neighborhood in Atlanta.

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April 25, 2007

MamaPop Recommends: Amanda's Picks for April

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Blonde Redhead's "23"
Pretty, pretty songs that I can't stop listening to. Seriously, y'all, this album? Like BUTTAH. Consider this one highly recommended.

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