Worst of Music 2010: Train – Hey, Soul Sister

You didn’t think that I wouldn’t hand out a Worst of Music award winner for 2010. Train ducked the weekly WoM awards by never really finding their way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 when I was picking out a winner. Sure, this song was bad but more in the ungodly annoying way instead of the downright atrocious way. But you can’t duck the WoM forever. Hey, Soul Sister was everywhere from the radio to commercials and was annoying people every second. Continue reading

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The Best of The Lowdown Blog 2010

With the start of a new year today, let’s take a look back at the last 12 months on the blog. 2010 was an exciting year at Lowdown HQ with us blogging for a full year for the first time and leaving the comfort of campus radio at UWO for the wild world of podcasting. So let’s look back at the year with our most read posts from 2010, the most read posts overall in 2010 and our most listened to podcasts of 2010. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Best of 2010

Like last year, let’s kick off the year in review linkdump with our woman of the year. There were a few good candidates but Katy Perry’s win shouldn’t come as a shock.

If you ask Time Magazine, the best man of 2010 is Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame. I think they might be a couple of years late in finding out about this whole Facebook thing. (Time)

Perhaps if you’d like a list that does a better job reflecting what happened in 2010, you should check out this list of the words of 2010. (New York Times)

For the Twitterites (and anti-Zuckerberg-ians) reading, here are the top ten trending topics on Twitter from the past year. (Twitter)

After the jump, the year in sports, the year on the internet and the year in pictures. Continue reading

Late Night Link-Off: Helpful Hints

Let’s kick off what is likely the second last edition of the late night links with underrated Victoria’s Secret Angel Erin Heatherton.

There’s always one gift that can’t go wrong when buying Christmas presents for the over 19 crowd (21 in the US): BOOZE! Here’s a guide to help you buy alcohol for Christmas. (The Bachelor Guy)

After the jump, the hottest women of 2010, gratuitous amounts of Scarlett Johansson and the Manslator. Continue reading

Lowdown Radio: January 5, 2010

The U of WO is back in session and so is The Lowdown for 2010. As is the custom for the first episode of the new year, tonight’s episode was the year in review show. The show starts with a review of what happened in 2009 and predictions for 2010. One thing that doesn’t change in 2010 is that the news is about sex. Entertainment includes Jackie’s look at 2010 TV debuts as well as an Australian single and a unique It Came From YouTube. The show ends with the third annual Lowdown awards celebrating the great, the good, and the rubbish of 2009.

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On the Extra, there are more stories analyzed from the past 12 months, more predictions, and more awards. The news includes two more stories about a dumb reason for being fired and attack monkeys. The Black Eyed Peas earn the first Worst of Music award of 2010. There’s also lots of added banter over the course of the show that had to be cut from the radio version. There’s an additional 56 minutes in this edition of the Extra to make it 1:24:36 long. That’s three times the length of a radio cut of the show and the longest episode of The Lowdown Extra ever. It is also the longest podcast ever produced by a UWO-related talk show. As always, the action comes to you uncut and uncensored.

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Lowdown Radio Preview: January 5, 2010

It’s just 48 hours until the first episode of The Lowdown in 2010. As usual, the guys do their annual year in review episode. The show starts with a look back at 2009 and predicting what will happen in 2010. On thing that doesn’t change in 2010 is that the news is about sex. Entertainment includes Jackie’s look at 2010 TV debuts as well as an Australian single and a unique It Came From YouTube. The show ends with the third annual Lowdown awards celebrating the great, the good, and the rubbish of 2009.

The show goes live at around 6:30 PM Eastern. If you’re in the London, ON, listening area, you can listen live on 94.9 FM. You can also listen online at CHRWradio.com/listen. Don’t forget to come back to the blog after the show to catch our exclusive bonus footage on Lowdown Extra.