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Alanis Morrissette Covers Green Day’s “Basket Case” As A Ballad

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Alanis Covers "Basket Case"

Last week, Billie Joe Armstrong melted down onstage at the IHeartMusic Festival and over the weekend he checked into rehab for substance abuse. Here his pal Alanis Morrissette covers Green Day’s song “Basket Case” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in the most Alanis Morrisette-y way possible, meaning as a ballad.  She told Billboard.com, “We’re all figuring it out. So let’s just support the fragile artist. I’ve always been an advocate and supporter of artists and Billie Joe to me — he deserves to be bowed down to, He’s been in this industry for a long time and so for him to experience the consequence of a system that kind of set it up for him to fail is a travesty to me.” Alanis sang “Basket Case” earlier this week at a concert in Pomona, California, too. I prefer the Green Day version, to put it politely, but it’s sweet the way she’s publicly supporting her friend. [Billboard]

Be My Boyfriend: Vegetable Musician

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Be My BF!
He plays the celery nose flute and more!

Dear Vegetable Musician,

Hello. Nice to meet you. I don’t know your name, but I came across this video of you playing your celery nose flute and developed an instantaneous crush. Some people think celery is a boring vegetable. You’ve proved them wrong! Celery has so much untapped potential (it goes great with peanut butter or hummus!) and the fact that you understand that, speaks to your character and creativity. Not to mention your musical talent. Vegetable Musician, I stalked you on YouTube and discovered that you also play the cucumber trumpet, the carrot pan-flute, the broccoli ocarina, the red pepper panpipe, the sweet potato slide whistle and many, many more. OMG. Seriously! You are a one-man vegetable band! A musical fruituoso!  Now all you need is a singer. Keep reading »

Taylor Swift’s New Song “Begin Again” Is Supposedly About Jake Gyllenhaal

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Is this song about Jake G?

When Jake Gyllenhaal started dating Taylor Swift back in 2010, he must’ve known he was gambling that a song might be written about him down the road. So, is this it? If a blogger from Oh No You Didn’t! with a lot of time on his/her hands is to be believed, “Begin Again,” is Tay-Tay’s Jake Gyllenhaal breakup song. The theory is that Taylor is singing about moving on after getting dumped by Jake and relishing the sweetness she found with Will Anderson from the band Parachute. One clue is that she and Will Anderson dated eight months after Jake and she mentioned “eight months” in the song; Will is also a James Taylor fan and she makes a reference to all her “James Taylor records.” And then there’s a whole bunch of other little digs at Jake — or whomever — about how he never laughed at her jokes and didn’t like when she wore high heels.  I wouldn’t put it past John Mayer to have been a dick like that, either, though. Gurl, we’ve got to help you get better taste in men. [ONTD]

Watch Lana Del Rey Take On David Lynch In This TV Ad For H&M

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There was a moment there when I thought Lana Del Rey would be but a blip on our collective cultural radar given that, um, everyone kind of seemed to hate her, but with big-name brands like Mulberry, Jaguar, and H&M backing the controversial songstress, it seems like Lana will have a role in the zeitgeist for the foreseeable future. The real question is no longer, “who is she and what is she doing here,” but rather, “should she really be playing in David Lynch territory?”

Del Rey channels the director’s trademark grim atmosphere in a new video ad spot for H&M borrowed straight from the Lynch repertoire, complete with a rendition of “Blue Velvet.” As one of those really awful fangirls who believes in the sanctity of all things Lynchian, I’m not exactly excited about the homage, but I guess if there’s any pop singer who can do this tricky thing justice, it’s probably going to be Lana Del Rey. She’s kind of creepy, and I’m totally into it. [Spin]

The Inevitable “Call Me Maybe” / “Gangnam Style” Mashup Is Here

“Call Me Maybe”‘s summer is over and now it’s time for “Gangnum Style”‘s fall.

But as we transition from “I just met you”s to “Hey, sexy ladies” — just as we doff our maxi dresses for cozy plaid — let’s enjoy a mashup that combines the best of both worlds. Think of it as, like, a plaid maxi dress. Keep reading »

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Hallelujah, It’s The “Call Me Maybe” Chorus!

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The "Call Me Maybe" Chorus!

Is there anything funnier than overly-earnest sopranos belting out “Call Me Maybe”? This Carly Rae Jepsen cover by the 3Penny Chorus and Orchestra isn’t supposed to be funny — or maybe it is? — but it’s put a smile on my face this morning. [YouTube]

How Do We Feel About Pink’s New Song “Slut Like Me”?

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A Frisky reader sent me the lyric video for Pink’s new song “Slut Like Me” and asked what I think. To be honest, musically, I think it sucks. But I have a feeling he was asking what I really think about Pink owning the word “slut” and using it to describe herself — which I’m cool with in my own life. We have to be aware of the nuanced differences between how different people use “offensive words.” Those words can be powerful or harmful depending on who is using them and how. It’s totally different when I call myself a slut in a positive, pat-on-the-back way than it is when an angry man calls me a slut because I rejected him at a bar. (Or, you know, Rush Limbaugh calls Sandra Fluke a “slut.”) “Slut Like Me” is no great piece of music, though. I wish it was worthy of the debate over women using the word “slut” that it is going to cause!  [YouTube]

“This Man Beats Women” Sticker Stuck On Chris Brown CDs

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CDs! Hahahahaha! Remember those? But seriously: someone at HMV stores in London was not kidding around when they posted stickers reading “Warning: Do not buy this album! This man beats women!” on Chris Brown’s latest album. Rumor has it the CDs were sticker-bombed by feminist activists. Bad-ass! [Gawker]

Coming Soon: The ChAvril LaKroeger Duet We’ve All Been Waiting For

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Many of you will regard this as another sign of the end days, but here it is: Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne have recorded a duet and, according to L.A. Reid, it’s a “really good record” and set to be released “very soon.” As we all know, the First Couple of Canada met while working on Lavigne’s new album together. “When you are having a good time making a record that always comes across in music,” said Lavigne at the time. “The energy’s good so things flow better and that’s what I’m excited about.” Now that the musical fruits of their love will finally be available for public consumption, we all must ask ourselves: are we ready to hear it? [MTV]

10 Ways Guys Have Ruined Our Concert Experiences

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I was telling Ami about an awkward concert experience I had with a guy friend recently, and she was like, “You know, I’ve had so many awful concert mishaps, and most of them involve a guy.” Turns out everyone on the Frisky staff has had at least one concert ruined by a dude, and the stories are way too good not to share. After the jump, check out the funny, awkward, and downright horrible ways guys have ruined concerts for us, and please feel free to share your own in the comments! Keep reading »

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