Posts tagged "music"

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

The Black Keys Kinda Sorta Apologize To Nickelback

In their Rolling Stone cover story earlier this year, The Black Keys had some choice words for Nickelback: “Rock ‘n’ roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 22, 2012

“Mad Men” Mashup: The Ladies Sing The Supremes

T-minus five days until “Mad Men” is back on-air and this will get you pumped! Video artists Elisa Kreisinger and Marc Faletti have remixed the ladies of “Mad Men” singing a kickass mashup of The Supremes song “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.” You’ve probably heard the song before — but you’ve never heard it like…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 20, 2012

Just Because: You Needed Some Sade Today

So it turns out that Sade — yes, Sade — was the highest-earning British music act in the United States last year, beating out even Adele. We figured you could use a pic of her whipping her hair in the wind. Why not?

By: Julie Gerstein / March 17, 2012

What Songs Get Stuck In Your Head?

A few days ago, NPR’s “Talk Of The Nation” featured a psychologist named Vicky Williamson who specializes in earworms. That might sound like a particularly gnarly kind of parasite, but it’s actually the term for songs and melodies that get stuck in your head.  According to Williamson, 90 percent of people experience an earworm at…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 16, 2012

Pop Stars Now And Then

Well, this pretty much sums up how our modern musicians came to be. Skrillex was heavily influenced by the late, great Dial-Up Modem. Man, that guy was amazing.  [Pleated Jeans]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 2, 2012

There’s A “Downton Abbey” Rap, You Guys

You guys, there’s a rap about “Downton Abbey”! Adam WarRock, whoever you are, wherever you are, I love you. [NYMag.com via AdamWarRock.com]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: Melodica Man

Dear BennyTheJukebox,

Thank you for learning to play rock anthems by Led Zeppelin, Gun N Roses, Deep Purple, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison and more on your melodica and posting your medley on YouTube. I think you might be my nerdy, musical soul mate. Let’s make beautiful music together. I’ll sing,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 28, 2012

Adele’s Infamous Ex-Boyfriend Finally Speaks!

They could have had it all! But instead of rolling in the deep, Adele’s ex-boyfriend (this goofball) is releasing an album of his own called Dan 21 featuring sure-to-be-chart-topping hits like “Someone Like Me” and “You’re Welcome.” Sigh. It has just occurred to me that I could have monetized my breakup with Ex-Mr. Jessica much, much…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 16, 2012

Frisky Q&A: Songstress Anya Marina

Fans of “Grey’s Anatomy” have long been captivated with the pixie-voiced Anya Marina, whose  song “Miss Halfway” wowed everyone on the show’s very first soundtrack. In the past seven years, Anya’s relatable lyrics have been featured everyone from “Twilight: New Moon” to “The Real World” to “How I Met Your Mother.” Oh, and if you’re…

By: The Frisky / February 13, 2012
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