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If You Want to Succeed in Yacht Rock, You’ll Need a Ridiculous Name

Sparked by a popular online video series by the same name, Yacht Rock, the genre of music produced by artists such as Christopher Cross and Kenny Loggins during the late 1970s and early 1980s, has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts over the past several years. The term yacht rock comes from the nautical references that [...]

The Year Kenny Loggins Ruined Christmas

Allie at Hyperbole and a Half tells about the time she decided to rewrite the story of Jesus’ birth to give it more pizzazz. The production included a flying baby Jesus, two drunk wise men, and Kenny Loggins. And although it was supposed to be serious drama, her family rolled on the floor, as you [...]

Get Happy: “The Rainbow Connection”

Here’s a sweet song to end a long week. In 1979, Jim Henson (as Kermit the Frog) performed “The Rainbow Connection” in The Muppet Movie. The song reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1979, and remained in the Top 40 for seven weeks — not too bad for a song sung by [...]

The Late Movies: Into The Air

Today marks the 109th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s historic flight at Kitty Hawk. Tonight’s installment of the Late Movies takes a (light-hearted) look at some famous pop culture scenes inspired by leaving the bonds of Earth for the heavens above. To lead us off this evening, here is the very famous cockpit scene from [...]