All posts tagged: The Lonelys Island

Wow ‘Lazy Sunday’ was 10 years ago

Saturday Night Live has been my favorite show for as long as I can remember. It was a Saturday night staple for me. Even if I went out for the night, I would record SNL so I didn’t miss a thing. 10 years ago (which really blows my mind yet at the same time seems about right), I stayed in and watched Saturday Night Live and magic happened. I don’t remember anything else about the episode except for an amazing sketch titled ‘Lazy Sunday’. In short, it was Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell rapping about how they are going to see the movie The Chronicles of Narnia. On paper, it seems kind of funny but watching it blew my mind! I couldn’t believe how funny it was but probably the most amazing part was that the song itself was actually pretty good on it’s own. One of my roommates who stayed in that night happened to be watching SNL in his room. As soon as ‘Lazy Sunday’ aired, he came bursting into my room and …

Yacht Rock

This is about as “inside” of a post as I have ever written on The Nostalgia Blog. I doubt anyone other than me and my buddy Jon have ever heard of this but that’s okay for two reasons. 1. Some of our most popular posts have been things we thought no one would know/care about. 2. Ahhh, maybe there was only one reason… Now to the post! Yacht Rock is Nostalgic for me on so many goddamn levels it makes me dizzy. So let’s start off slow. Yacht Rock itself is a form of music from the late 70s and early 80s that was defined by mostly its smooth sound. Popular Yacht Rock artists included acts such as: Toto, Doobie Brothers/Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins (before he wrote Danger Zone). Though it was recorded before my time, this type of music dominated E-Z Listening radio stations when I was a child and those were the only radio stations my parents listened to. So without me even knowing it, Yacht Rock became an unofficial soundtrack to …