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Tinderbating with Conan and David Corey O'Brien |
07/20/2014 | Filed In: Conan O'Brien | Corey O'Brien | Tinder | Dave Franco

Tinderbating with Conan and David

I will admit it: not only am I on Tinder I have met some ladies as a result of "right-swipping."

I've always thought the online dating thing was a bit silly, but I have friends who live in larger cities where it is apparently hard to meet people, which makes no sense because it would seem a bigger city means more people and therefore a better chance of meeting someone where mutual digginess exists.  So, I hopped on the iPhone, downloaded the app and started swiping...or my friends would take my phone and start swiping and leave me with some interesting matches the next day.

Either way, I thought my picture holding a baby tiger, a picture of me in Mexico, a picture of me snowboarding and a pic with some rock stars would really make things happen. I believe they call it, "delusions of grandeur."

Either way, leave it to Conan O'Brien and Dave Franco (brother of James Franco) to perfect the art of the Tinder pick-up as demonstrated here:

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Stream Jack White's "Lazaretto" NOW! Corey O'Brien |
06/03/2014 | Filed In: Jack White | Lazaretto | Stream | New Music | Corey O'Brien

Stream Jack White's

Slip on your velvet slippers, pour your favorite brown liquid into some fine glassware, fine your favorite chair and your best headphones because you have to wait no longer.  You can listen to Jack White's second solo album, "Lazaretto" a full week before the release on June 10th.  Just click here and be swept off that magical land of Apples and Jack.

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Richie Got Bullied And There's Video Corey O'Brien |
05/30/2014 | Filed In: Bullies | Bullying | Richie T | Corey O'Brien | Facebook | American's Got Talent | Howie Mandel

Richie Got Bullied And There's Video

Kids can be cruel. The internet can be cruel. Your neighbourhood butcher can be cruel. You brother is cruel. Your dog once bit you. The waiter at ______________ crop-dusted your table when dropping off appetizers and your mom says you should have been married by now.

Hell, a guy even makes it on national television and though he doesn't win he gets the news delivered by Heidi Klum. That kind of winning IS losing.

For Richie T even that kind of lose/winning leaves a guy open for insult to injury by some girl he doesn't even know...on Facebook.

If you want to send Richie words of comfort and encouragement you can stand by Richie's side by emailing him at Richie@X96.com.  You can even email him if you have an anniversary coming up and need a singing telegram. 

We though about holding a candlelight vigil, but we figured since the FCC makes us do so much PSA broadcasting each year anyway, we made this video instead to kill two (maybe 5) birds with one announcement:

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NSFW: Battle of the NSWF Music Vids Corey O'Brien |
05/29/2014 | Filed In: Cherub | Big Data | Corey O'Brien | NSFW

NSFW: Battle of the NSWF Music Vids

NSFW...because there are 3 of you who still don't know it stands for "Not Safe For Work", which is exactly what these videos are. Don't way we didn't warn you.  These might not even be safe for home and they aren't safe for kids, but they are great songs, weird songs, fun songs and the visuals accompanying them are entertaining to the right audience, so...

DON'T SAY WE DIDN'T WARN YOU!

NSFW Conterder #1: Big Data "Dangerous (feat. Joywave)" NOTE: This video is violent with some sexy stuff at the end. Also, you will be scared of every woman you see jogging after view this video.

NSFW Contender #2: Cherub "Doses and Mimosas" NOTE: This video has naked people. Nudity: boobs and wieners. If you don't want to see those things then don't watch. If you watch and are offended don't whine to us, we made it very clear.

Here is the SAFE FOR WORK version of the Cherub song:

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Top Ten 90's Punk Songs You Should Never Forget Corey O'Brien |
05/28/2014 | Filed In: Punk | 90's | Corey O'Brien | NoFX | Lagwagon | No Use For a Name | Guttermouth | Face to Face | Suicide Machines | Pennywise | The Descendants | Bad Religion | Rancid |

Top Ten 90's Punk Songs You Should Never Forget

These are the days of streamlined synths, whining about lost love, who loves who more, unrequited love, how love makes you feel, taking a walk, and other simply dull metaphors that couldn’t cut through 11 1/2” college ruled.

That is why some days you just need a little anger along with some fast paced guitars and antisocial lyrics. Songs about hating your mom and/or dad. Song about being pissed when things don't work out - when you burn your hot pocket in the microwave and some talking head is spouting nonsense, nonstop on any of the 10 screen in front of you at any given time. There is only one genre for that. It has been archived and mostly laid to waste these days, but I want to bring it back even if it’s for only one blog post.

I will leave it up to you to carry the message, add to or take away from the list or just bitch about it.

These are presented in no specific order. Just like kids, no one can have a favorite punk song (notice how a lot of these songs don’t have videos - shame Kickstarter didn’t exists in the 90’s).

I was a huge poser, but I loved and still love this music.  With that said I give you my top 90’s punk tracks.

1. Lagwagon “Mr. Coffee” - I don’t drink coffee but this song had me seriously reconsidering my position. “On legal speed the American way…”

2. Guttermouth “Derek” - While certainly not their most fun song- I’d leave that up to “Mr. Barbecue” or “1,2,3 Slam or “Lipstick” - this is my favorite song. Straight ahead…”I’m old enough to think / I’m old enough to drink / I won’t ebb with your tide.”

3. NoFX “Don’t Call Me White” - Where to even start with NoFX? Throw a dart and your are likely to be content with any of their tracks. “What’s the explanation for the malice, for the spite? Don’t Call Me White” Mahler’s 6th of punk.

4. Suicide Machines “S.O.S.” - Can ska be punk? Can punk be ska? Who gives a shit? “Destruction by Definition” and “Battle Hymns” are both brilliant albums. I remember seeing this band multiple times when In the Venue was called Bricks and had nothing but a 1 foot concrete high-rise in the back.

5. No Use for a Name “Justified Black Eye” - Shame Tony Sly had to leave us so soon, but No Use certainly left a legacy. This song is at the heart of it.

6. Pennywise “Bro Hymn” - There really are only two Pennywise songs I ever got requests for and one was a cover. The other, a tribute song to their friends who died in a car wreck. No better used of the “whoas” has ever or will be used.

7. The Descendants “I’m the One” - Before Milo went to college they proved punk could be catchy. Could be my favorite song about codependency and delusional love. I could be wrong though. Who wants to overanalyze? This isn’t NPR.

8. Bad Religion “21st Century Digital Boy” - There was no way I was going to get away with a list like this without including Bad Religion. You can bitch about the song choice, but it was one of the few that broke through. Thankfully as a generation raised on TV we all grew up perfectly adjusted and never felt neglected. Warm and fuzzies all around!

9. Rancid “Roots Radical” - In my opinion no other song on their 1995 album has the pop this one has. You’ll sing along. You’ll kick something and you’ll want a goddamned leather jacket with a side of liberty spikes.

10. Face to Face “A-OK” - This song drops the bottom out of your stomach. “I don’t know what you want from me, but it’s probably already gone…don’t say I’m okay…I’m not okay.” I don’t think I had ever heard a song that cuts like this. Give up. Not everything is good. Sometimes life sends shit and you just let yourself wash over in empathy and other’s denial. 

There are so many more I could have included, but I'll let you do that. I went through at least 100 songs to those these together. Music from when the Warped Tour actually felt warped and somewhat aggressive. The only guy wearing guy-liner was Davy Havok and band names weren't 20 syllable.

Have a loud summer.

-Corey O'Brien

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