Posts tagged "music"

What’s Your Wedding Song — Real Or Imagined?

Sitting in Starbucks awhile ago, Jack Johnson's cute little ditty "Banana Pancakes" came over the sound system. "Pretend like it's the weekend now," I sang to myself, thinking, This song is significant. Why is this song significant? Then I remembered: my friend Tania picked "Banana Pancakes" as her first dance song when she…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 15, 2011

Ani Di Franco And Margaret Cho Bring You … Captain Cameltoe!

This Ani Di Franco/Margaret Cho animated music video for "Captain Cameltoe," off Cho's new album Cho Dependent, is something you'll appreciate fully the more stoned you get. (JK! Don't do drugs, kids!) But I can't say my 16-year-old self isn't thrilled two of her real-life superheroes finally teamed up as Captain Cameltoe…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2011

Ricky Gervais Impersonates David Bowie

Well lookey what we have here. A young Ricky Gervais who clearly fancies himself a David Bowie disciple. Ricky was the front man of British new wave band, Seona Dancing. Even though this song hit number 70 on the UK charts, I'm glad he decided to explore his comedic side instead of staying focused…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 25, 2011

What Is “Slutwave” And What Does It Have To Do With Katy Perry’s Boobs?

When I was a young teen, Britney Spears trotted onto the scene in her braids, schoolgirl skirt and red lipstick, posing for Rolling Stone while sucking lollipops and hugging stuffed animals. At the time, her look was described as "kinderwhore." Over a decade later, Britney's most barely-legal moments look tame in comparison to the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2011

The Gold Dust Woman Is Back

Uh, my celebrity soul mate, Stevie Nicks, is back. Her new album, In Your Dreams, is out in May. This single off the album, "Secret Love," is a song she's been working on since the '70s. No wonder it sounds so Stevie-vintage-wonderful. I really want her to start wearing capes and feathers again.
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 14, 2011

Can’t Get Laid? Listen To Some Music

Put another record on: It turns out that listening to music is just about as good as sex when it comes to making people happy. A new study from Canadian researchers at McGill University in Montreal found that the dopamine released while having sex is the same you get when listening to music. Researchers vetted…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 10, 2011

Do You And Your S.O. Have A Song?

This weekend I saw "Blue Valentine" for the second time -- and there probably will be a third viewing, so just deal! -- and I was struck, again, by a moment in the movie when Ryan Gosling's character, Dean, picks out a song for he and Cindy, played by Michelle Williams. "I got u…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 10, 2011

Rock Concert In Space?

Rock band Muse is aiming to be the first band to perform a live gig in space. Frontman Matt Bellamy (boyfriend of Kate Hudson) is hard at work plotting the band's liftoff on Richard Branson's soon-to-launch Virgin Galactic. "Maybe I've seen The Jetsons too many times ... [but] I'm thinking of approaching Richard…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 4, 2011

Get Your Tickets To “Anna Nicole Smith: The Opera” Now, People

Anna Nicole Smith died ignobly, but perhaps an opera at the Royal Opera House in London will redeem her. Nah, probably not. "Anna Nicole," which is not so much an ode to the woman born Vickie Lynn Hogan but a musical rendering of her tragic life, will play February 17 to March…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2011

Old-School Wednesdays: George Michael Wants His “Freedom”

In retrospect, no one should have been the least bit surprised that George Michael was gay. I mean, it doesn't take a genius to figure out what "Freedom" is all about. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 22, 2010

Usher Tops The “Worst Relationship Songs” List

Here's one year-end list we'd never want to be on. The Boston Public Health Commission ranked the top 10 worst relationship songs released this year; songs were ranked by the unhealthy messages they sent listeners about relationships and violence against women. At the top of the list? Usher, whose tracks "Lil Freak" and…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 22, 2010

Old-School Wednesdays: TLC’s On The “Creep”

Your man's not giving you what you need? Throw on some way over-sized silk pajamas and get yours. At least, that's what Chilli, T-Boz, and Left Eye recommend. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 24, 2010

69-Year-Old Granny DJ Spins A Mean Set

Meet DJ Mamy Rock, the 69-year-old granny who knows her way around a turntable. Three thousand young-ins showed up to watch her work the vinyl at her first U.S. gig at the Electro Festival in Southern California. WORD. We should introduce her to our own silver fox, Grandma Janet. I have a feeling they…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 13, 2010

Gay Guys Kiss In Pink’s New “Raise Your Glass” Video

God, I love Pink's music videos. "Raise Your Glass" is catchy as hell and how awesome is it that she's singing at a gay wedding? I would like to know what the eff is going on with the blindfolded women whose breasts are being milked, though. Is that some kind of statement about veganism?
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, Simon Le Bon!

Simon Le Bon, the lead singer of Duran Duran, produced some of my favorite '80s music of all time -- "Rio," "Hungry Like the Wolf," "Girls on Film," "Reflex," "New Moon on Monday," to name just a few. And he was so hot back in the day. Major crush. Happy birthday, dude!
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 27, 2010

Snooki Whips Her Pouf Back And Forth

I promise this video will be the dumbest 46 seconds of your life: Snooki whips her pouf to Willow Smith's ditty, "Whip My Hair." Wait, we thought Snooks nixed the pouf to "look more mature"? [YouTube]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 20, 2010

Kanye West Album Cover Allegedly Banned From Walmart

Walmart has apparently banned Kanye West's new CD over seXXXy monster cover art. "Yooooo they banned my album cover!" Kanye whined on Twitter last night. "So Nirvana can have a naked human being on the cover but I can't have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2010

I’m With The Cat Band

Ignore the fact that this video -- for the song "Red Lights" -- is by a band called Holy F**k. Instead, enjoy the fact that it chronicles an alternate cat-iverse where cats play in bands and drive around dogs like perfect little kitten cabbies. Best part: little cat paws playing the drums.
By: Julie Gerstein / October 16, 2010

If The Beatles Covered Lady Gaga

Usually when someone messes with The Beatles, I throw a fit. But this Beatles "cover" of Lady Gaga's "Telephone" — played by a Beatles cover band, I assume? — is so kickass that I wanna download it on my iPod. I'm pretty sure those green pants mean George Harrison gets to be…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 4, 2010

1993 Time Machine: An Ode To Evan Dando And Juliana Hatfield

In honor of my tickets to see Juliana Hatfield and Evan Dando in concert TOGETHER ... TONIGHT, I thought we could take a stroll down my memory lane, circa 1993. All I have to do is hear any song from Become What You Are by the Juliana Hatfield Three, especially "Spin the Bottle," which wa…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 30, 2010
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