In one of their weirdest pairings ever, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
and Aretha Franklin
teamed up for a duet on “I Say A Little Prayer” at a Philly benefit concert for inner-city youth. Unfortunately, the AP didn’t clip the whole song, but I’d like to think Condi whipped out the jazz hands at some point. [AP
via The New York Times] Keep reading »
If you want to look at saggy old dudes with blush smeared on their faces singing about constipation in a parody of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” then by all means, watch this disturbing video.
I recommend you watch this adorable video of baby pandas instead. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
USA! USA! USA! OK, so we might not have the best soccer team in the world, but we rock at pretty much everything else, including music. Here, we picked out our favorite American songs (new, old, classic, vintage, you name it) to play at your 4th of July BBQ. Check out the playlist after the jump! Keep reading »
For its latest music release, Parisian cool-kids boutique Colette presents you with Colette Ville, a compilation of too cool for school beats from around the world. If you’re the type who knows what Naag is, subscribes to The Gentlewoman, or has Rodarte on Google Alerts, this is one to check out. In tandem with the CD (this is like a donut-shaped MP3; don’t worry, it’s also on iTunes), Colette has set up a special micro site. Today, we’re devoting our procrastination efforts here, listening to sample tracks from indie groups from hot cities like Seoul, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, and Paris. (Check out the electro track by Diamond Dog in the Berlin section!) Best of all, a bunch of the artists have given Colette a concise list of their local favorites. So now you know what to check out the next time you’re in Tokyo (we wish!) or you might even find an uncovered hipster gem in your own area. [Colette] Keep reading »
Margaret Cho, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. There’s your 1994 show “All-American Girl.” Your stand-up comedy concerts like “I’m The One That I Want” and “Notorious C.H.O.” Your shows “The Cho Show,” and most recently, “Drop Dead Diva.” I could go on, but I don’t want to embarrass you with your own awesomeness.
Whether you caught her in the ’90s or in the aughties, Cho is inescapable — and undeniably funny. This summer, she’s releasing her first album of “comedy music,” Cho Dependent, on which she got to perform with the likes of Fiona Apple and Ani DiFranco. Lucky bitch!
Cho was kind enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about stand-up comedy, writing songs about homicidal ex boyfriends and camel toe. Keep reading »
Lord have mercy, The Situation has released a “rap” song. Titled “The Situation,” the verdict is clear — he should stick to fist-pumping on the boardwalk.
Alas, this “Jersey Shore” juicehead isn’t the only reality star with musical aspirations. Who could forget Countess LuAnn DeLesseps from “The Real Housewives of NYC,” who recently released her single, “Money Can’t Buy You Class”? (We’d prefer to forget about “Tardy For The Party” entirely.)
After the jump, I generously sacrifice my eardrums to investigate which reality show single sucks the hardest. Keep reading »
Alicia Keys‘ new music video for “Unthinkable (I’m Ready)” addresses the heavy topic of interracial dating throughout the decades. I like the video, actually, because it shows how bigotry doesn’t necessarily disappear with time. But over at Feministing, our friend Courtney M. Martin — who’s also a Frisky contributor — is unimpressed. Martin found the “white dude in a truck and a bunch of angry black men” motif annoying, accusing Keys’ video of “fall[ing] into all of the tired stereotypes of the tragic interracial love story.”
Surely interracial dating is a complicated issue to deal with in a five minute-long music video, but maybe Alicia Keys could have been more original. What do you think? [Feministing] Keep reading »
Instant Messenger, 11:11 a.m., Frisky offices:
Jessica: You’re not going to let me post Hanson’s new video, are you? They’re dancing in the street! Like, old time-y bebop dancing.
Amelia: if you must. i need the posts today. because i am hungover.
Bwahahahahahaha. [MySpace.com/HansonMusic] Keep reading »
backlash: it was inevitable. We here at The Frisky are firmly
in the for-cripes-sakes-they’re-just-love-songs-chill-out-everybody camp and we always will be. But as we’ve already seen, more than a few bloggers
are angrily typing away
, cataloging how Taylor Swift is (and I quote) “a feminist’s worst nightmare.” I’m sorry, but do you people remember
Britney Spears? Keep reading »
With the release of the Coachella lineup, it’s time to start thinking about your festival schedule, and clearly your look for the season. Since Bonnaroo and Coachella are THE places to not only wear Hunters and leather fringe but also to show off your inspiring fashion sense, you’ll need to start planning your outfits, like, now. In addition to the new clothes, another must-have is fashionable digs to pair with your style, so allow Zandra Rhodes to provide the perfect tent. Her teepee is Indian-inspired and colored in hot pink, which will stand out against the dreary black and gray of most tents, making it that much easier to crawl home at night. And since you’ll be sleeping in style, here are some more glamping accessories to pair with your high-fashion tent. [Grazia] Keep reading »