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 »
This week is totally upside down, I tell ya. We’ve got quiet people getting loud, and loud people getting thoughtful. All in all, there’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on. For one, Lil Wayne is off the chain. Sufjan Stevens starts a new age. Belle & Sebastian wanna love you, baby. Badly Drawn Boy is like a snowflake. Antony & The Johnsons look for light. The Secret Sisters tell all. And the Far East Movement will get you wired. So, get those headphones on, girl, and let’s get into the groove after the jump.
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A disgruntled former Weezer fan, James Burns, has launched a campaign to silence the band. He decided he was “tired of being disappointed year after year” ever since the album Pinkerton came out. He says the “the abusive relationship” between him and Weezer’s music needs to stop. So how does he plan to make them go away? He has offered the band $10 million to retire and has even launched an online fundraiser to get the funds together. Naturally, lead singer Rivers Cuomo doesn’t think the stunt is cute. “They must get a lot of hits when they write crap about us,” he tweeted. Poor Weezer. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
The recipe for this week’s jams is half crazy hip-hop and half fuzzy pop fun, with a splash of ballads thrown in for seasoning. Mmm, delicious! So get those headphones on, girl, because we’ve got Guster, Fistful of Mercy, Pimp C, Faith Evans, Flockaveli, Alain Johannes, and Clinic after the jump! Keep reading »
Kanye West may be an ego-maniacal douchebag, but boy, did he redeem himself musically on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. Performing “Power” (above) and “Runaway” (after the jump) on a glowing white stage, backed by over a dozen ballet dancers, Kanye killed it
. Seriously, Mr. West, STFU and stick to what you’re good at — because when you do, you blow people away. See his other performance, after the jump… Keep reading »