Posts tagged "music"

Make Beautiful Music With Condoms

Condoms are even more useful than we thought. If you’re not getting laid currently, you can always use your spare condoms to make music. The message here is clear: It doesn’t matter how you use condoms, just that you use them. [Buzzfeed]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 27, 2012

Field Guide: Riff Raff The Rapper

If you are reading the Internet right now, which you are, you’ve probably heard a bit of hullabaloo surrounding a rap character named Riff Raff. Up until a couple of days ago, I thought Riff Raff was cartoon cat Heathcliff’s pesky nemesis. And I was right! But also wrong, because the Riff Raff people are…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 25, 2012

What Songs Are On Your Workout Playlist?

Ever since I got a glimpse of Michelle Obama’s delightfully funky workout playlist, I’ve been curious to know what’s queued up on the iPods of everybody at the gym. And since most people I know are always in the market for new workout music, I thought it would be good to share our favorite song…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 24, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The 2012 Billboard Music Awards

This past weekend, the stars aligned for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Adele and LMFAO were the big winners, but there were a lot of fashion knockouts on the red carpet. Let’s see what they wore, shall we?

By: Julie Gerstein / May 21, 2012

Amy Winehouse Was “Freaked Out” By Adele’s Success, Mark Ronson Reveals

[Amy Winehouse and I] spent a little time together and talked about [working together]. But, what little time we had, well, it was tense. She was in a bad state, God knows why. I think that the Adele thing had Amy freaked out. She liked her, but Adele’s success was making Amy feel upset, competitive,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2012

10 Celebs And Their Wild And Weird Alter Egos

The last thing I was expecting was an album from actor Jeremy Sisto. Especially one sung by his alter ego, Escape Tailor. Think Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz if he were an albino clown. You can watch the video for Escape Tailor’s first single “Just Cuz” here.  Escape is kind of killing my lady…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 10, 2012

Against Me!’s Tom Gabel Comes Out As Transgender

In 2007, Against Me!, a punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida, released a song called “The Ocean.” In his trademark melodic growl, lead singer Tom Gabel sang the following lyrics: “If I could have chosen/I would have been born a woman/My mother once told me she would have named me Laura/I would grow up to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2012

Morning Quickies: Brace Yourselves For A Kim/Kanye Duet

Kanye West wants Kim Kardashian to record a song with him, a source claims. What could possibly go wrong there? [Popdust
@MrsKutcher is no more! Demi Moore’s new Twitter handle will be @JustDemi. [Huffington Post]
Linda Evangelista’s child support battle is raging on with ex-boyfriend Francois Henri-Pinault, who is now married to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 4, 2012

10 ’90s Anthems That Will Bust You Out Of Any Kind Of Funk

Winona and I recently made a very important discovery: There is no foul mood that can’t be cured by a ’90s dance anthem. It’s like the music of the decade was specifically created with funk-busting in mind. Whenever you’re having a crap day, all you really need to do is find the appropriate ’90s tune…

The Sound Of Music

‘Tis the season for outdoor parties and everyone knows it’s music that makes a bash. C. Wonder’s portable speakers plug into phones and computers to amplify your tunes and are small enough to carry inside a purse. Plus, the funky geometric patterns in a variety of colors will have everyone coveting your chic style. Now,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2012

Karmin Muppet Scats “Pumped Up Kicks”

Skip directly to 2:19 for the “Muppet scatting” portion of Karmin covering “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People. Thank you, Amelia, for the term “Muppet scatting”, by the way. There’s no more accurate way to describe Amy Heidemann’s sounds/facial expressions. I think can we all agree that this is absolutely the worst “Pumped U…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 25, 2012

Brian McKnight Wants To Show You “How Your %$#@& Works (If You’re Ready To Learn)”

No, I’m ready to learn. Because I already know “How My Pussy Works.” I don’t need to listen to a song wherein Brian McKnight educates me about my vagina. I understand his impulse to go in a more erotic direction with his music … but NO. This is definitely not the right direction. Assuming that he i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 25, 2012

Hot Links: Kurt Cobain’s Solo Album & Bar Refaeli Gets Groped

Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain was apparently working on a solo album when he took his own life. Erik Erlandson (who played in Courtney Love’s band Hole at the time) likened it to The Beatles’ White Album. [Newser]
Bar Refaeli tweeted that a female airport security officer gave her a pat down that “left no doubt…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2012

Fat Betty Draper Gets Her Own Song

Normally I’d be peeved by a song about how fat a lady TV character has gotten. But I prefer to see this  “Fat Betty” song by SOUTH Music & Sound Design in another light: an ode to those of us who love our ice cream. Blam-a-blam! (Also, spoiler alert, if you are way behind o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2012

16 Things You’re Missing At Coachella This Year

It’s Coachella time! Coachella! You’re missing it! So am I. But what are we really missing by not being out at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California? Some bands? Sure. But how many people really go to Coachella for the bands? As festival-goers begin straggling in for the first of two weekends of pool…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 13, 2012

The Gotye/Notorious B.I.G. Mash Up You’ve Been Waiting For

New York DJ Scott Melker wanted to make a remix of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” that would stand out, so he decided to mash the softspoken Australian artist with the late Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G. “Everyone has remixed Gotye. But nobody has done it like this,” says Scott on his blog. “‘Somebody…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 13, 2012

It’s Time To Cry: Music Helps An Old Man Come Back To Life

Meet Henry. He’s a resident of this Brooklyn nursing home where new music therapy is being used to help break senior patients out of their shells. Henry experienced several strokes and was in a near wordless, silent state. But when nurses gave him an iPod filled with music from his youth, Henry came back to…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 11, 2012

10 Ways To Celebrate Celine Dion’s Birthday

Did you know that today’s a holiday? A holiday more important and sacred than Christmas and Halloween and Easter and National Corndog Day combined? It’s Celine Dion’s birthday! Wondering how to celebrate? Here are 10 ways to pay homage to the greatest singer and human being this world has ever known…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 30, 2012

Feminist Naomi Wolf Calls For Boycott Of Katy Perry’s Music

Naomi Wolf, a prominent feminist activist, is calling for a boycott of Katy Perry’s entire pop music oeuvre on account of the singer’s music video for her song “Part Of Me.” In the video, Katy dumps a boyfriend and then joins the Marines, where she endures tough training while singing about how she’s so strong…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 30, 2012

Snoop Dogg’s Daughter’s Music Video Is Good, Clean Fun

Snoop Dogg’s little girl, Cori B. is following in her father’s footsteps. This is her third single, “Daddy’s Girl”, from her forthcoming album Choc’s World. How did I miss her first two singles? May I just say that I love how appropriate this song is. It’s all puppies and cotton candy. No blunts or booty…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 30, 2012
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