When was the the last time you heard any Jazz? Sadly this musical genre that began at the turn of the 20th century is under appreciated in modern culture and many of the great musicians of the past are forgotten. Here’s a top 10 list to introduce you to some of the most underrated musicians and vocalists ranging from the big band era to solo piano. Continue reading →
The recent suicides of Jody Sherman, Aaron Swartz and Ilya Zhitomirskiy are tragic but all too familiar stories. Some might also recall the suicide of Eric Salvatierra, former VP at PayPal and CFO at Skype who stood in front of the Caltrain in Menlo Park. Continue reading →
Mmmmm yeah. This day isn’t as mind blowing as Friday. Still… there are a few gems. Which can be a great thing in terms of minimizing distractions
Every year we make toobbox.com playlists for each day at Coachella. We fill each playlist with a few songs from EACH artist that performs at Coachella. You won’t find anything more comprehensive anywhere!
In the music world, nicknames and monikers are a way for artists to get their names out there and so their names will stay in the minds of the fans. They’re not always the best names.
Sometimes there is a meaning or good story behind them. And sometimes the name is random, but the long history of nicknames in music is sure to carry on. So when your parents decide to Punk you and give you a shitty name, don’t worry. You can get into the entertainment industry and make up your own name! Continue reading →
Weight loss gimmicks. Diets. Surgery. I call it predatory fattening. There is a huge business behind keeping you fat. It’s a multi-billion dollar a year industry. So why would anyone in their right mind want to easily solve your weight problem?
Put away your credit card. I’m going to stop you from buying that next bottle of diet pills or exercise machine or whatever it is that has been shoved in your face. We’re going to get straight to the point. Continue reading →
If you think playing Fantasy Football is a bunch of nerds huddling together spewing stats and talking about their imaginary girlfriends, you couldn’t be more wrong. Besides, I don’t think Manti Te’o plays Fantasy Football anyway. Continue reading →
When I think about certain cities, I immediately think of the music that represents it. For New Orleans, there’s jazz. Memphis has soul, blues, and Elvis. New York and Los Angeles give me hip hop. But there’s something about Detroit…that gritty, down to earth music that comes from a city that was nearly beaten into submission due to economic hardship. Continue reading →
That’s right. This entire site was coded within the regional limits of “soon to be it’s own city” of East Los Angeles.
Hi. We are Mike and Sean. We met at U.C. Irvine many moons ago. Now we build websites for a living. ToobBox.com is our “After Work” project. It’s not a business and we would like your support by sharing some of our playlist content.
“What is Playlist Content?” you’re asking. So the whole point of this site is it’s a place to create and share video playlists with your friends and family. You can find some already made playlists here. Or you can build your own. Please share them on Facebook as that helps us out a lot.
Oh yeah. One last thing. This is our blog. Our main site is here. Please sign up for an account before we think about charging for it. Hehehehe.
*We would like to thank @malachiward for letting us use his Cave artwork for our blog header!