Posts tagged "music"

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

New Brandy And Monica Duet “It All Belongs To Me” Is No “The Boy Is Mine”

“The Boy Is Mine” is a hard act to follow, but the new duet by Brandy and Monica is the very definition of underwhelming. “It All Belongs To Me” is their first song together in 14 years (do you feel old now?), but in all that time the best they could come up with i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2012

6 Playlists For Every Relationship Stage

We all know that music can powerfully affect emotions, changing how you feel completely or intensifying the mood you’re already in. We also know that relationships can powerfully affect emotions, making you want to dance in the streets or hide out under the covers. Listening to the right song at the right moment will am…

By: Jennifer Garam / February 3, 2012

Check Out The Most Epic A Capella Disney Medley Ever

It took 17-year-old singer Heather Traska 86 days, over 30 costume changes, and a month of editing to put together this video, which is surely the most epic a capella Disney medley ever. “Mulan,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “Pocahontas,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” — they’re all here. I was giggling with glee…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 31, 2012

The Daily Ovulation: Zoe Shreds It On Guitar

Eight-year-old Zoe fronts the rock group The Mini-Band, and she also knows how to play tons of killer riffs on guitar. We’re hoping she can team up with fellow 8-year-old, hardcore singer Juliet, for the ultimate kick ass, hard-rockin’ duo. [Neatorama]…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 29, 2012

Top 10 Reasons The Olympics Needs The Spice Girls

News recently broke that the Spice Girls are considering a reunion at the Olympic Games in London this summer. I think this is the best idea in the history of the world. In fact, I’m not sure the Olympics should happen at all if the Spice Girls’ appearance falls through. Why? Because there are 10…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 24, 2012

New Fiona Apple Album Could Be Coming In “Next Few Weeks”

Stop toying with us, music industry. Fiona Apple is too incredible a musician to keep dicking her fans around! Alas, that’s what record companies have always done with Fiona, from her 2005 album Extraordinary Machine to her latest album, which has been sitting in limbo for one-year-plus. But over the weekend, Epic Records CEO L.A.

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2012

Nicki Minaj’s “Stupid Hoe” Video Plumbs New Depths Of Ugh

Maybe I am just old, finally. That would be the most reassuring explanation for Nicki Minaj’s seizure-inducing music video for “Stupid Hoe,” a song about … uh … some stupid hoe?

It’s a catchy, poppy rap that’s mostly titillating for being denigrating to women. (Although I’ll admit, “I’m Angelina / you Jennifer /…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 23, 2012

Listen: “Real Housewife” Sheree Whitfield Releases First Single, “Who Gon Check Me Boo?”

For a mere 99 cents on iTunes, you can own “RHOA” star, Sheree Whitfield’s new single, “Who Gon Check Me Boo?” Or you can just listen to it right here because I’ve procured it for you.You can take a listen to her musical artistry after the jump.

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 23, 2012

Today’s Lady News: 10 Anthems For A Feminist Revolution

This. Just this: 10 anthems for a feminist revolution, written by Amy Klen, a former guitarist for Titus Andronicus and a founder of the feminist art collective Permanent Wave. [Spinner
What would you do if a man who raped you requested you “friend” him on Facebook? [New York Times]
Conservatives are piling…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2012

The Daily Ovulation: An 8-Year-Old Hardcore Fan

I grew up with one foot in the hardcore music scene. I say only one foot because the scene was largely dominated by aggressive dudes bent on expressing themselves through violence, pushing girls to the back to act as real, live “coathangers” (i.e. coatholders) for the boys. But that may all be changing if 8-year-old…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 19, 2012

Morning Quickies: Lana Del Rey Bombs “Saturday Night Live”

Lana del Rey bombed her “Saturday Night Live” performance this weekend: her voice was overly husky, nasal and out-of-key.  [Popdust]
Your new Miss America: 23-year-old Laura Kaeppeler, 23, of Kenosha, Wisconsin. She plans to use her $50,000 scholarship to attend law school and go into politics. [Starpulse
Speaking of Miss America, here…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 16, 2012

For Those Of Us That Worship At The Church Of James Murphy

I was lucky enough to attend one of the final LCD Soundsystem shows this past spring, and it was nothing short of a religious experience. Perched above the stage at Terminal 5, my friends and I were entranced as LCD frontman James Murphy delivered a raucous two-hour dance punk sermon, swimming through a powerful set…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 14, 2012

Spin Ditches Record Reviews In Favor Of 140-Character Tweets

The next time you open a copy of Spin magazine, there’s one thing you won’t be seeing: record reviews. That’s because the magazine’s editors have decided that they’ll no longer be devoting print editorial space to reviewing music. Instead, they’ll be tackling the difficult task of telling readers what to listen to via a new…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 12, 2012

Ani Di Franco Says Feminism Is For Everybody

“Feminism is not only for women. It’s something everyone can participate in, and evolve together, as the first step in the right direction. I see feminism as a tool to achieve … balance and peace. … Patriarchy is a fundamental imbalance underlying society. And it’s one we rarely address because it’s so universal. But as I get…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 10, 2012
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