Saturday, May 22, 2010

Listen To This

I downloaded a new app for my iPod Touch called Top 100's by Year by Bing. The app streams the "top 100" songs from each year from 1947 to 2010, one year at a time. The app information describes the tunes as, "songs that have stood the test of time" so they aren't necessarily the most popular songs of the years. Although the songs play on a shuffle mode, you can skip ones that you don't want to hear.

I'm not sure I would have paid for it since I don't generally buy apps for my iPod, but it's worth a free download. It's completely entertaining to listen to songs from a particular year. But I wonder who ranked the songs on the lists? Is Free Bird really the top song of 1973?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blue Velvet Cupcakes

One of my colleagues recently had a baby boy so we had cupcakes to celebrate! I used the red velvet cake recipe, but substituted blue dye for red, which somehow produced cupcakes that were kind of green. The picture doesn't quite do the color justice. The cream cheese frosting was tinted light blue, which was also hard to capture in the picture.
Red velvet isn't my favorite cake, to be sure, but I love the frosting!