Don’t get me wrong, I love that Taylor Swift song “22.” I just don’t remember what 22 was like anymore. Breakfast at midnight? Who is still awake at midnight? “It seems like every day my newsfeed is crowded / too many newborns / uh uh uh” … yup, that’s my life. [YouTube]
I’m moving to Nashville in 10 days, so obviously I’ve been listening to a lot of country music. I’ve discussed the many merits of country before, but recently I’ve discovered how many bits of wisdom are written into these twangy songs. Read on for 10 life lessons–some serious, some funny–and the country tunes that inspired them… Keep reading »
It’s Celine Dion’s birthday tomorrow, and not a day goes by that I don’t thank the sweet lord that this woman was born. Celine Dion is awesome, and if you don’t agree with me, well, read on for 20 compelling reasons to love her, illustrated by some of my favorite Celine GIFs… Keep reading »
Science, always out there doing things like landing car-sized robots on the moon and then making twitter accounts for them, or discovering the particle responsible for matter having mass and then shutting down for “upgrades.” What has it ever done for you, personally these days?
It’s good to see some scientists tackling the important issues, like how to get rid of a song that’s been stuck in your head.
Unsurprisingly, researchers have found that the most effective way to get a song out of your head is to perform a mental task like solving a puzzle. Specifically, they used anagrams and Sudoku. You’ve got to hit something of a sweet spot, though. Read more…
Dear Jacek Korolko AKA The Guy Who Was Fined For Blasting Celine Dion Songs,
My love for Celine Dion is well documented, but it’s tough for me to find men who appreciate her majestic vocal stylings as much as I do. My current boyfriend, for example, could sum up his feelings about Celine Dion with a shrug and a “meh,” which upsets me to no end. You, on the other hand, obviously share my passion for Queen Celine, because you were recently fined £1,300 (nearly $2,000) for blasting her songs at high volume at your apartment complex in Bristol, England. Apparently your neighbors have been “very distressed at the unreasonable volume of music played often late at night,” but let me tell you something: your neighbors are idiots. Move in with me, and we’ll crank up the volume to “The Power Of Love” until all the windows shatter.
‘Cause I’m your lady,
When I was in 7th grade, I ordered an “All-Access Behind The Scenes BSB Experience” VHS tape from a Backstreet Boys fan club Geocities website, and it was composed mostly of footage of them eating quietly in their dressing rooms. To this day it stands as one of the best purchases I ever made, because it allowed me to brag to my friends that I knew, without a doubt, that Kevin Richardson enjoys bagels.
My 7th grade self would be freaking out today, because it’s just been announced that the Backstreet Boys are working on a feature-length documentary about their rise to stardom and massively successful 20-year career… Keep reading »
Somebody pissed off Beyoncé! She’s dropped a new song called “Bow Down” (mashed up with another song “I Been On”) and it’s the fiercest we’ve ever seen from Sasha Fierce. You will treat me with respect, she is saying, and seems to be speaking to other women who judge her for her choices:
I know when you were little girls / you dreamt of being in my world / don’t forget it, don’t forget it / respect that / Bow down bitches / I took some time to live my life / But don’t think I’m just his little wife / Don’t get it twisted, get it twisted / this is my shit / Bow down, bitches
The art for “Bow Down” seems to be a picture of young Beyoncé standing with dozens of (dance?) trophies and she sings about “H Town,” leading me to wonder if the song is directed to girls she grew up with back in her hometown of Houston, Texas. You can listen to “Bow Down”/”I Been On” after the jump: Keep reading »
“We’re not, like, hard men. We’re emotional, weeping pussies. We’re not, like, rock ‘n’ roll. If AC/DC had ever apologized, that’d be the end of their career.”
– Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall (pictured far left) discusses the band’s theme of saying sorry in their songs (their breakout hit “Little Lion Man” is basically a master class in taking full responsibility for your fuck-ups) in this week’s Rolling Stone cover story. Marshall added that the group’s sensitive nature often caused issues on tour: “You know, someone doesn’t say hello to you one day and you’re like, ‘I cannot believe the gall!’” [Rolling Stone]
You know, I thought I’d made up 311 Day — a day (3/11) to celebrate the band 311. But it turns out the band beat me to it. Today, 311 day, we celebrate how “all mixed up” we’d be without then. Did you know that 311 has been around for 25 years? Do you feel SO old right now? Sorry. Let’s get back to the important business of celebrating this holiday. Here are 5 ways to make 311 Day count… Keep reading »
“Wine isn’t for everyone, but it is definitely for me. Just tried for a sequence to the new album. Very exciting stuff. I can’t quite nail it down due to the being too drunk. #Tomorrow”
–Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill got a little too cozy with a bottle of wine and sent out a series of tweets to update fans on the status of the band’s upcoming album. The gist? It will get done once he’s slept off his hangover. You gotta love an honest rock star, right? [NME]