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Watch This: “Homeless Mozart” Composes Beautiful Music On Thrift Shop Piano

Homeless Mozart Plays Thrift Shop Piano
You won't believe your ears.

Since he was just 6 years old, David Allen Welsh has been living on the streets and in shelters. Now 50, Welsh is still homeless, bouncing between shelters and park benches in Vancouver, Washington with only a backpack of belongings. But there is one place he always feels at home: sitting down to play a piano at a local thrift shop. Since he was young, Welsh has been able to play beautiful original melodies on the piano. He’s never had a lesson, can’t read music, and even though his fingers are badly frostbitten from years living outside in Minnesota, his performances often move onlookers to tears. ”I don’t know how to play music, but I like what I hear in my head,” Welsh says. “Sometimes I don’t even know what key I’m pushing. My eyes aren’t even open. I’m just letting the music play the music.” Click play to watch Welsh play a song called “Aerial Aquatas,” which he describes as his own version of “Amazing Grace.” You might want to grab a tissue, just in case. [YouTube via KATU]

Rebecca Black Revisits “Friday” And It’s Still As Embarrassing As You Remember

Which Seat Can I Take?

Rebecca Black, the world’s favorite internet celebrity, has a special holiday gift for you. She’s filmed herself watching her famous “Friday” music video and her commentary is no holds barred. Surely we can all remember that video, which made her something of a household name and posed us with life-altering questions like “which seat can I take?” as she cruised around singing in a convertible. Rebecca’s ability to laugh at herself and two and a half years (and 61 million YouTube views) later is pretty admirable. I’m rooting for a “Friday” sequel. “Saturday,” anyone? [Gawker]

Chatroulette Guy Is Back With Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”

"Wrecking Ball"
Miley Cyrus got naked for her new video. Read More »
Wrecking Hedgehog
This Hedgehog Parody Of Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" Is Perfect
This hedgehog parody of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" is perfect. Read More »
Wrecking Pug
Pug Wrecking Ball Costume
This pug's "Wrecking Ball" costume is on point. Read More »
chatroulette wrecking ball
I Never Meant To Start A War

Chatroulette is still a thing. At least, it is for the infamous Chatroulette Guy who made one of the best viral videos the Internet has ever seen when he performed “Call Me Maybe” to unsuspecting folks on the video chat site. Now he’s back with his special take on Miley Cyrus’ fall hit “Wrecking Ball.”  He’s got a sledgehammer, zero shame, and seems to have an actual wrecking ball attached to his ceiling for authenticity.

You win the Internet for the second time, sir! Until we meet again … [YouTube]

Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi & Prince William Sing “Livin’ On A Prayer”

morning quickies
Livin' On A Prayer
  • Prince William joined Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift onstage for a royal rendition of “Livin’ On A Prayer” and it was quite cute. [Celebitchy]
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt gave birth to her first child, a little girl named Autumn. The actress also secretly married the baby’s father, her “Client List” costar Brian Hallisay. Congratulations! [US Weekly]
  • Oh no! Strong winds in New York City tomorrow might ground the giant balloons at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. [New York Times]
  • No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal and his wife Erin welcomed their second daughter, Saffron. Mazel tov! [People] Keep reading »

9 Things About Going To A Concert That Made Me Feel Super-Old (In GIFs!)

9 Things About Going To A Concert That Made Me Feel Super-Old (In GIFs!)
People At A Concert
You'll always see these 16 types of people at a concert. Read More »

Sunday night, I had the privilege of seeing Kanye West in concert at Madison Square Garden. Creative and sonically amazing and fantastical … BUT YOU GUYS, IT WAS ALSO KIND OF BIZARRE.

There was someone dressed in a monster suit, and a volcano which exploded halfway through the show, and women with nylons pulled over their faces, and a guy dressed like Jesus, and a stage that tilted sideways up into the air during the show while Kanye dangled off the edge, and then this loooong rant that he went on about Lenny Kravitz and “The Hunger Games” and Adidas and Marc Jacobs and fashion. It was absolutely an incredible experience and I am glad to have had it. But I hadn’t been to a big stadium concert in a looong time and definitely not one involving Jesus and volcanoes. Damn, I’m only 29 but I felt old.

After the jump, here are nine things about going to the Kanye West concert that made me feel super-old — in GIFs!

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Watch This: Florida State University AcaBelles Sing “Royals”

Florida State Acabelles Sing Royals
Even Better Than The Original?

Even if you’re sick of Lorde’s “Royals,” you HAVE to watch this amazing a capella version of the song by Florida State University’s AcaBelles. It’s beautiful and haunting and just so well done. Also? Someone needs to give that lead singer a recording contract, like, now. [YouTube]

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