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Ben and Jerry’s Musician-Flavored Ice Cream

May 7, 2014

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Ben&Jerry’s precisely knows how to grab an audience attention as they attach delicious treats with our favorite TV shows, movies, actors–and musicians. The trend started in 1987 with Cherry Garcia in honor of the late great Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia, the most latest addition is an ode to 30 Rock’s lead role, Liz Lemon.

So hold on your taste buds—we collected a list of 4 great Ben&Jerry’s flavors that got their name from some of our pop culture favorites.

John Lennon’s Imagine Whirled Peace
In 2008, they created an ice cream to celebrate the life and activism of the late Beatles icon John Lennon. Based on his songs “Imagine” and “Give Peace a Chance,” its flavor is a blend of caramel ice cream, sweet cream mixed with toffee cookie bits and a fudge peace signs that symbolize John Lennon outlook on life.

Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler
This ice cream inspired by country singer Willie Nelson is the epitome of down-home southern taste. The concoction combines peach ice cream with pieces of cinnamon shortbread and completed with a peach swirl. Part of the proceeds goes to Farm Aid, the charity concert co-started by Nelson.

Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road
Came as a celebration of the musician’s first-ever performance in Vermont in 2008. Named after his 1973 song “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” it includes chocolate ice cream, peanut butter cookie dough, butter brickle and white chocolate chunks. Proceeds also went to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Unfortunately,  the flavor was only created as a limited batch and is currently discontinued.

Queen’s Bohemian Raspberry
Dedicated to rock band Queen. The ice cream is composed of vanilla ice cream with fudge brownies and  raspberry swirls. Hinting back to the title, Ben&Jerry’s packaging shows their  cow mascot wearing a crown and uttering with the lyrics “Galileo! Galileo!” on it as a reference to Queen’s song “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The ice cream raises money for Mercury Phoenix Trust, which fights AIDS worldwide and was established in memory of the lead singer Freddie Mercury.

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7 Artists That Must Be In Your Spring 2014 Playlist

April 9, 2014

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It is spring break and most likely you are spending your vacation with your friends on the other side of the country. But for many who stay at home and get a part-time job like mowing services at http://www.puremowers.com/, Spring can be very boring. However, there are things you can do to make your Spring break more exciting. One is by updating your playlist so that you can listen to great songs while you are doing your task. In this post, we will talk about the artists you can follow during your spring break.

  • Chance the Rapper. For fans of Kanye West and hip-hop music, you might find Chancellor Bennett a great addition to your Spring playlist.
  • Diane Birch. Try getting her Speak a Little Louder album and be amazed by Diane’s voice which sounds like that of Stevie Nicks. Her songs are mostly soulful but rebellious at the same time.
  • Kelela. Also known as Solange Knowles, you need her songs on your playlists because believe me or not you will need some R&B while you are mowing someone else’s lawn or yard.
  • Drowners. If you want some retro vibe during your Spring break, then might as well try listening to the band Drowners. Their music is very playful and comes with a garage-rock sensibility.
  • Caitlin Rose. More than just a country singer, Caitlin’s songs come with an indie rocker’s vibe which makes them unique. Plus, many of her songs are written with the help of her mother, Liz Rose, who wrote dozens of hit songs for Taylor Swift.
  • Banks. Listening to Banks’ music this Spring can give you so much inspiration. Her vocals shift from fragile to powerful at some of her songs making her an ultimate breakout artist during this Spring season. Plus, she has a really approachable persona – she posted her number on her Facebook page just so eager fans can contact her if they want to.

Mausi. Their songs can make you dance because of its disco touch. Thus, adding their music to your Spring playlist is a good move especially if you are looking for something that can keep you up from a boring mowing job.

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A Closer Look at Country Pop Music

March 17, 2014

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Country pop is a subgenre of country music. Its influence comes from soft rock and country songs. This brand of music flourished in the 70’s. However, in the 1950’s, the merging of country and pop took place when Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley conceptualized a genre that will suit the young adult crowd. It is deemed as a way to make country more appealing to the younger audience as rock songs have won them over. Among the first artists to have dwelled on this genre are Jim reeves, Patsy Cline and Eddy Arnold. It is also believed that this innovation in music started in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Popularity of Country Pop

It was in 2000’s when this brand of music started to become more popular. Some artists, who succeeded in making this brand known, include Dixie Chicks and Lee Ann Womack. The presence of country singers in American Idol also paved the way for this genre to be even more popular. Carrie Underwood is the most notable of them all. Her hit single “Before He Cheats” is one of the most popular country pop hits in recent years. In the late 2000’s, these singers were joined by Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts who have also made the genre more appealing to a wider group of audience.

The success of country pop artists was reflected in terms of their album sales and even recognition from award-giving bodies. For instance, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift both have been nominated and won various Grammy Awards. 2 of Swift’s albums topped various music charts including the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums. Her Red album also sold 1 million copies just a week after it debuted. Some of her popular songs include “We are Never Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

Another country pop duo called Florida Georgia Line has also gone popular these days. The partnership of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley that started in 2011 has become appealing to many people. In fact, they are going on tour this year. If you wish to buy a ticket, you can check out http://www.floridageorgialinezone.com/.

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