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Caridee And Marilyn Make Sweet … Music Together

Last week, we declared Caridee English one of the top 10 most successful “America’s Next Top Model” alumni. Meaning, she’s made it as a model and television host and isn’t waiting tables. But now it appears that she has a new ambition beyond simply smeyezing. She wants to be a musician. Apparently, she’s been recording songs with … deep breath … Marilyn Manson.
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Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Andrew Bird To Taylor Swift

Hey lady, I got some new tunes for you. It’s new release Tuesday and hitting the shelves for the very first time is Taylor Swift’s new one. No wonder her love life is suddenly all over the blogosphere. We’ve also got new jams from bluesman Buddy Guy, Warpaint, Ghostland Observatory, Elizabeth & The Catapult, and Andrew Bird. It’s a chill way to start your week, so get those headphones on if you want to max out. Keep reading »

Will The “Choke” Dance Take Off In The U.S.?

A new dance craze called the Choke is sweeping South America. As Clutch magazine points out, the Choke looks an awful lot like the Bump of the ’70s, but it’s more sexually suggestive than simply bumping hips. The dance involves a man dancing behind a willing woman or another man, and pulling her/him towards his crotch or hip to the beat of the music. The Choke is not nearly as sexually offensive and confusing as Daggering, a “dance” that was created in Jamaica a few years ago, nor as skillful, hypnotizing (when done right), or deadly as the Dutty Wine. I found the men doing the Choke together, in the video above, much more interesting than a man and woman. But maybe that’s because two men banging each other’s crotches and behinds is taboo in the heterosexual world? Check out one more video of the Choke after the jump, and let us know if you think this dance will take off in the U.S. [Clutch] Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Shakira To The Kings Of Leon

Hey dudes, it’s Tues! Which can only mean one thing (well, unless it’s also Mardi Gras): new jams! This week Shakira is going “Loca”; Bo Burnham has got some words for us; Mt. Desolation is good company. And the Kings Of Leon rise and shine at Sundown. So, get those headphones on and let’s get into the groove after the jump! Keep reading »

8 Musicians And Their Alter Egos

If you weren’t already aware of Lady Gaga‘s greaser dude alter ego, Jo Calderone, you are after last night’s VMAs. Especially Britney Spears, who almost got to smooch him. While I enjoyed Jo, especially his performance of “You And I” with Brian May, it maybe wasn’t the best venue for this particular brand of performance art and made some people, well, uncomfortable. More precisely, he seems to have confused the crap out of Justin Bieber. Either way, I think Jo Calderone has made his mark as a solid persona, love him or hate him. Keep reading »

Social Experiment: Who Is The First Person You Thought Of When You Heard Kanye’s “Runaway”?

For the past week, I have been putting my sociology degree to good use and conducting a little experiment. I’ve been asking people, “Who is the first person who popped into your mind when you heard Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’?'” The song has been everywhere, but in case you haven’t heard it, listen above. The chorus goes, “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags / Let’s have a toast for the a**holes / Let’s have a toast for the scumbags / Every one of them that I know / Let’s have a toast to the jerkoffs / That’ll never take work off / Baby, I got a plan / Run away fast as you can.”

Here is where things get interesting. Every single guy I have asked this question, with the exception of one male friend who said “Santa Claus,” has given the same answer: “myself.” Keep reading »

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