It’s Tuesday, so you now what that means: It’s time to check out what’s fresh off the presses this week. If you’re feeling the winter blues and need someone to reason with you, well, then this week is your Album Drop! There’s so much folk flowing it’s like Garrison Keillor curated the new releases. We got the Tindersticks, Mumford & Sons, and a record to benefit the Appalachian Voices charity. Plus, the grand ole return of British pop existentialists, Field Music, and rap supah stars Freeway & Jake One have got their mind on the money. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »
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The official video for the remake of “We Are The World,” which will benefit victims of Haiti’s earthquake last month, has arrived, to, uh, mixed reviews. I’m all for the charity angle, obviously, so I’m not going to knock it too hard, but the Michael and Janet Jackson split screen is hella cheesy and I have a hard time taking anything seriously that features a Pussycat Doll. Keep reading »
- The White Stripes are threatening to sue the Air Force for using their “Fell in Love with a Girl” for a recruitment commercial. [Rolling Stone]
- Dutch officials have intercepted a shipment of cocaine hidden in 20,000 long-stem roses. [CBS News]
- Michael Barrett, the man who shot a video of Erin Andrews through a peephole, recorded 16 other women and ran background checks on 30 people. [Los Angeles Times]
Whenever I walk down the street, I like to pretend that the music I’m listening to is my own personal soundtrack. The other day, a song popped up on my iPod that was so emotionally loaded with memories that it took me by surprise. It was the song I listened to on repeat for weeks during my freshman year of college, after a particularly dreamy encounter with a guy I was crushing on. For me, the song captured all the intricacies and excitement of that moment. It escalated my already-giddy happiness into a euphoria that beat any thrill I could get from dissecting the encounter with a friend. The music knew how I felt and carefully played with my emotions to make me believe that this song “got” me — like it was made just for me and that moment.
I truly believe that for every relationship, quasi-relationship, or sexual encounter you have, there is a song that perfectly encapsulates it. A song, no matter how annoying, whiny, cheesy, or sappy, that you can listen to on repeat because, durnit, that ditty knows exactly what you’re going through. After the jump, I’ve compiled a list of songs — taken from my personal experiences — which I feel categorize and exemplify specific relationships. Keep reading »
The Frisky staff got into a discussion the other day about what kind of music gets us in the mood — we’ll share our list with you a little later — and it prompted me to ask them all the question: What music was playing when you lost your V-card? Wow, I didn’t realize I’d be opening such a can of worms! Check out our (pretty funny) answers after the jump and give us yours in the comments. And sure, you can try to guess which staffer said what, but our lips are remaining sealed! Keep reading »
It’s new release Tuesday and you know what that means, hot stuff. It’s time to take the latest, raddest tuneage for a spin! This week has got some outta-this-world electro clank that’ll have you wanting to go bionic, thanks to Yeasayer, Phantogram, and Massive Attack. Then, on the flip side, we got some lady ballads bustin’ out as the Watson Twins start two-timing Jenny Lewis and Sade makes a comeback. So, let’s get into the groove after the jump. Keep reading »
Depending on what music you put on, you can turn your apartment into a disco dance party, or, how shall we put this, a more intimate affair. Tunes by Beyonce, Mary Mary, Maxwell, and John Legend will get you in the mood for some loving’ this Valentine’s Day (or embrace what a fabulous independent woman you are).
We’re giving away one set of mood music, including Beyonce’s I Am … Yours DVD, Maxwell’s BLACKsummers’night, Mary Mary’s The Sound, and John Legend’s Evolver, but you have to work if you want it. Tell us your favorite mood music in the comments by 2:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7 (that’s tomorrow!). We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
UPDATE! The winner of the mood music set is nataliamari for this comment:
I have to say, one of my fondest memories of my last relationship is when the he would pick out music for us. We would start out just listening to it, and then, well….my favorites were Frank Sinatra, his Classical playlist, and then other random folk artists…I love feeling classy, and who doesn’t feel like a 40s starlet while they are making out to “The way you look tonight” or “Fly me to the moon”??!!
Thank you for all your comments! Keep reading »
At last night’s Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam in South Beach, Rihanna took to the stage and sang a medley of “Madhouse,” “Wait Your Turn,” “Live Your Life,” and “Disturbia.” She did it all in a one-armed, one-legged, futuristic black-and-white jumpsuit while singing into a microphone attached to a life-size sword. Probably, that weapon would come in handy if Chris Brown tried to bum-rush stage. She could decapitate him without missing a beat. Keep reading »