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In Case You Were Wondering, This Is What A Bluegrass Cover Of Iggy Azalea Sounds Like

The Gregory Brothers
Unexpectedly Cheerful

I never thought I’d hear a bluegrass rendition of any Iggy Azalea song, let alone “Black Widow,” which is the total opposite of what I picture when I think of the genre. That said, I’m kind of loving this. [Tastefully Offensive]

A Paul Simon Song For Every Moment In Your Life

It’s been an emotional week. When, on Monday night, I heard that Robin Williams was dead, I surprised myself by feeling real sadness for this guy I hadn’t known. Because, of course, it felt like I had known him, and many of us felt that way; as I watched responses pour in on Twitter and across the internet, it was clear that we all felt like Robin had a special place in our lives, and none of us expected to lose him.

This loss that we’re collectively experiencing is just one of many emotional upsets that are, I’m sure, happening to us each individually. As human people, our lives are filled with events that elicit sadness, joy, nostalgia, fear, love, etc, etc, etc. One thing that can help as we deal with these Life Moments, though, is music, and I’ve recently developed a theory that for every emotional moment in your life, there is a Paul Simon song to help you get through it.

Paul Simon: like Robin, a dude who has had (and continues to have) an incredible, decades-spanning career (his first Grammy came in 1968, for Simon and Garfunkel’s album Mrs. Robinson), and who has subsequently been a huge part of all of our lives. We might not take note of it regularly, but this voice is one that plays in our heads when we’re not paying attention, and should be present when we’re happy and when we’re sad. Here is a playlist to soothe your soul.

Disclaimer: some of these songs include Garfunkel. Can you blame me? Keep reading »

Baby Stops Crying When She Can Dance To 2 Chainz

Baby Loves 2 Chainz
Jamming Out

This little girl already has a pretty definitive taste in hip-hop. As soon as 2 Chainz’s “I’m Different” starts to play, she stops crying and dances along. She’s got some pretty sweet moves! [Tastefully Offensive]

Watch The Broadway Cast Of “The Lion King” Sing On The NYC Subway

Lion King Cast
The Circle Of Life

On June 28th, NYC subway riders received a spontaneous performance from the Broadway cast of “The Lion King,” who serenaded them with a beautiful rendition of “The Circle Of Life.” The show became New York’s first $1 billion Broadway production last year, and the NYC subway served over one billion riders last year, so this is how they chose to celebrate. Despite my many love-hate moments with New York, scenarios like this are the reason it’s so magical to live here — you never know what amazing surprises you’re in for! [BuzzFeed]

Okay, I’ll Just Say It: Some Curvy Women Do Want Their Attractiveness Validated By Men

meghan trainor
"Every Inch Of You Is Perfect From The Bottom To The Top"

We all know pop culture doesn’t always depict average people’s lives or inner thoughts realistically. Unless Pink or Alanis Morrisette have new music out, mainstream pop music doesn’t much reflect the realities of my life.  No matter how catchy a song like “Problem” or “Fancy” might be, they are pure sonic sugar. So, when I first saw the music video for Meghan Trainor’s song “All About That Bass,” it was exciting: not only were her retro outfits totally cute, but her song was straight up body-positive. Trainor sings about accepting and loving her curves, not being a size two and realizing the images she sees in magazines have been Photoshopped and aren’t real. As a curvy lady — hips, boobs, butt, all of it — this was exciting to hear in one of summer’s top pop songs.

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“Fancy” Gets The Presidential Lip Dub Treatment

"First Things First, I'm The Realest"

Presidential lip dubs: they just never get old. Here’s President Obama dubbing one of the songs of summer — “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea. But wait: does this mean the president actually said “bitch” in a speech? [Flavorwire]

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