After studying music production, making music for several years (trust me, you’ve never heard it), booking tours, and doing scant engineering work here and there, I wet my toes in the world of music journalism for about two months, working as an intern for a startup music magazine a few years ago. It was a supremely messy operation and definitely not the field for me, but I did take away two things: First, live event photography is fun; second, and more relevant to this post, how to stay ahead of music so that you look cool when your friends are talking about music. Oh, and also so that you can listen to a vast diversity of bands and enjoy yourself doing so.
The internet makes it easy (thanks, internet!), because there are a few extremely thorough release calendars, a few of which are accompanied by reviews. My favorites, in order, are: Keep reading »
For those of you who think country music isn’t for you, here are 13 reasons you need to stop what you’re doing and try it. From country vet Tim McGraw to newcomers like Sam Hunt, country music has some of the sexiest men on the planet who can rock the hell out of a cowboy hat, wear boots with the best of them and look damn good in a tight t-shirt. Oh, and they can sing. See which hot cowboys made our top 13 and prepare to be converted, my friends.
Since the theme of the week seems to be Big Ass, it was only appropriate for Sir Mix-A-Lot to reveal which star’s derriere was the muse for perhaps the most famous booty song of all time, his greatest hit “Baby Got Back.”
In an exclusive interview with TMZ yesterday, the singer told us whose healthy butt inspired the 1992 ass anthem, and believe it or not, the tush he was admiring is STILL one of the most famous asses to this day. Keep reading »
It’s official: Taylor Swift’s ’1989′ has become the first million-selling album this year.
Just last week, the pop star sold 1.287 million copies of 1989, making it the first album released this year to pass the million sales mark, and the year’s second-highest seller overall, just underneath the Frozen soundtrack, which was released in 2013.
In laymen’s terms: Swiftie sold more than two copies of her album every SECOND last week. If we put that much effort into doing anything else, we could probably save the world, you guys. Keep reading »
In a finding that’s sure to ignite debates among music lovers around the world, researchers say they’ve identified the catchiest song of all time. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…
A brilliant soul named Thomas Jung synced up this aerobics video from 1989 with Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and the results are perfect. It’s like they were made for each other! If I could choose a physical manifestation of what I wish the inside of my brain looked like, it would be this video. When I’m that happy and hyperactive on the inside, I’ll pretty much have won life, right? [HuffPost]