Posts tagged "music"

The Backstreet Boys/NKOTB Single “Don’t Turn Out The Lights” Is Here

The Backstreet Boys/New Kids On The Block single is here! “Don’t Turn Out The Lights” is indistinguishably Top 40 and made for an eight-second clip on the next season of “Jersey Shore” as background music for Sammi and Ronnie being “on” again. Maybe two boy bands really are better than one. Pretty catchy, huh?

Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2011

Lady Gaga Does “Born This Way” With A Mariachi Band

 

Yesterday was Lady Gaga’s 25th birthday, and she Tweeted in the morning, “I woke up to chicken and waffles in bed, pink tulips, + little monster bday videos. I love you! I was #bornthisday.” Later in the night, her friends threw her a surprise party at a Mexican restaurant. Apparently, Gaga spent…

Unlikely Style Icon(s): Simon And Garfunkel

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel made undeniably beautiful music together

French Sailor’s Shirt, $29.50, L.L.Bean
Soft Knit Blazer, $69.99, J.Crew
Fisherman’s Cap, $33, San Diego Hat Company
Cuffed Jeans, $36, Kohls

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Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 25, 2011

Rachel Maddow Gets Her Very Own Country Song

 

I love Rachel Maddow as much as the next bi-curious liberal with a cable subscription. But still, I can’t compete with this guy. Country musician Marc Black penned “I Love You Rachel Maddow,” an ode to his favorite MSNBC host, her hair, and the way she stands up to Pat Buchanan. Hopefully…

Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2011

Death Metal Version Of Rebecca Black’s “Friday” Somehow More Appealing Than Original

I worked really hard all last week to stop Rebecca Black’s “Friday” from creeping onto my radar; like, I could see it hovering peripherally, and I heard snippets of the song, but I refused to give it my full attention. Then I saw that there was a metal version of the tune and I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 21, 2011

Ladies, This is My Future Boyfriend

I don’t know who this phantom saxophone player is, but I do know that we already have one very important thing in common — our undying love of adult contemporary sax solos. Mystery George Michael saxophone player, call me. [YouTube]…

Julie Gerstein / March 11, 2011

Little Girls Debut Music Video Criticizing Lil Wayne’s Sexist Lyrics

Kick ass! A nine-year-old and a 10-year-old who call themselves Watoto From The Nile wrote and performed a hip-hop song about rapper Lil Wayne’s derogatory and sexist lyrics. How much do you love these little girls? Amelia, when you retire in 2031 and replace yourself with the five-year-old girl who won’t marry until…

Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2011

Hanson’s All Growns Up

Teeny-bopper, mmm-boppers, Hanson are back with a new song. The video for “Give a Little” from their latest album Shout it Out is still jump-up-and-down while you chew your bubble gum fun, but with a slightly more adult feel. Like maybe you’re chewing Orbitz instead of Bubble Yum. I still can’t believe they…

Ami Angelowicz / February 22, 2011

“Siamese Dream” Girl Found!

If you were a music fan in the ’90s then you listened to Siamese Dream by the Smashing Pumpkins until your cassette tape unraveled or your CD was too scratched to play again. Usually while lamenting an unrequited crush (or maybe that was just me). Ever wonder what happened to those little girls on the…

Ami Angelowicz / February 18, 2011

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 married her…

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 and Righteou…

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…

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 po…

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.

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…

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…

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 Branson to…

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 4. The buxom…

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]…

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 “Hot Tottie”…

Julie Gerstein / December 22, 2010
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