2018 NCAA Tournament First Round Thread (Thursday 3/15)

The first round of the tournament kicks off in a couple of hours— make sure to get your picks in if you’re playing along with the Avocado (password: austinfreak): http://games.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2018/en/group?groupID=2535275 16 first round games today— what are your rooting interests?  Upset … Continue reading 2018 NCAA Tournament First Round Thread (Thursday 3/15)

The 2018 Avocado NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket Pool

It’s time once again for the three week extravaganza of basketball known as March Madness, and for the concomitant tradition of winning glory through some combination of savvy prognostication and dumb luck.  Welcome to the 2018 Avocado bracket pool! http://games.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2018/en/group?groupID=2535275 … Continue reading The 2018 Avocado NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket Pool

American Top 40 Flashback EXTRA: December 15, 1990

  The full program! – https://www.mixcloud.com/AircheXX/caseys-top-40-with-casey-kasem-from-december-15-1990/ The full chart – https://weeklytop40.wordpress.com/1990-all-charts/ (Sadly, this chart does not have its own dedicated page; I’m not sure if they’re trying to hide it, or what. You can find it by scrolling down) Note: I’m … Continue reading American Top 40 Flashback EXTRA: December 15, 1990

American Top 40 Flashback: December 11, 1976

The full chart: https://weeklytop40.wordpress.com/1976/12/11/us-top-40-singles-week-ending-11th-december-1976/ How’s the chart as a whole? 1976 was a blockbuster year on the pop charts, with a twist– there’s an almost even split between the sublime and the wretched. For every groundbreaking and influential “Bohemian Rhapsody,” … Continue reading American Top 40 Flashback: December 11, 1976

American Top 40 Flashback: December 9, 1972

The full chart: https://weeklytop40.wordpress.com/1972/12/09/us-top-40-singles-week-ending-9th-december-1972/ How’s the chart as a whole? Arriving just after Nixon’s reelection, this is by far the most politically conscious pop chart I’ve reviewed, covering a wide range of social concerns. Even when the political content is … Continue reading American Top 40 Flashback: December 9, 1972

American Top 40 Flashback: December 8, 1979

The full chart from December 8, 1979: https://weeklytop40.wordpress.com/1979/12/08/us-top-40-singles-for-the-week-ending-december-8-1979/ All the Casey Kasem segments from this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suqnl4DymtQ How’s the chart as a whole? Decades are arbitrary markers of time, but there does seem to be a changing of the guard … Continue reading American Top 40 Flashback: December 8, 1979

American Top 40 Flashback: November 26, 1977

The full chart from November 26, 1977: https://weeklytop40.wordpress.com/1977/11/26/us-top-40-singles-week-ending-26th-november-1977/ All the Casey Kasem segments from this episode (no songs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL0whbAVpqk How’s the chart as a whole? In its component parts– soft ballads, disco, and what we now call classic rock– it’s not much … Continue reading American Top 40 Flashback: November 26, 1977

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