07-08-09…is that some kind of cultish date?
– Several articles have popped up on Casey Kasem’s last countdown. In a lot of ways, Casey is the reason I do what I do, because he gave life to the charts that I worshipped as a kid. I will occasionally put on Sirius-XM’s “80s on 8” or “70s on 7” during the weekend to hear rebroadcasts of Casey’s countdowns. Sadly, I thought he was already done, having turned the reins several years ago. As a result of the linked article, though, I can now go to YouTube and hear Casey cursing. Good times.
– If you enjoyed the late 80s entries I did a couple of weeks ago, go on over to Wacky on the Junk and check out some of his recent posts on Breathe, Level 42, and Curiosity Killed the Cat. He got me good, as I was planning to come back for a few of those. Good stuff (and possibly some samples for ya, too)!
– Yuri and I did up another “Us Against the Music” last weekend about the MJ chart fallout, along with some chat about Maxwell (who is looking to do some big thangs on next week’s Billboard chart). Check it out!
– I should have my laptop returned to me on Thursday, and regular posts should return at that point. In the meantime, here’s a terrific commentary for the brand-new video Beyonce single, “Sweet Dreams”.