“Oh yeah, I have made love to a few of my songs. ‘Love You Gently’ is one of my favorites. Make her call you ‘Daddy’ when you put that one on.” — Usher [AHN] Keep reading »
Your musical tastes say a lot about you, blah, blah, blah, so it’s kind of a big deal that in the current issue of Rolling Stone, Barack Obama divulges some of what’s on his iTunes. Obama says he has “pretty eclectic tastes,” and his playlist includes the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and Bruce Springsteen. He thinks hip-hop stars like Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, and Ludacris are “great talents and great businessman,” but wishes his daughters could listen to their music without having to worry “that they were getting bad images of themselves.” I poked around the internet to see whether John McCain has a playlist making the rounds, but all I could find were these from his daughter, Meghan. [Rolling Stone] Keep reading »
I took a lot of women’s studies classes in college and even spelled women as “womyn” for a while, but I’ve never quite understood menstrual art. I have a lil’ soft spot for all the artists on this list, but it was loads of humorous fun pulling the lyrics for our Top Five Menstrual Songs:
5. “Cause my swag is serious/Something heavy like a first-day period.” — Janet Jackson, “Feedback”, Discipline
I’m confused. Janet’s periods are heavy on the first day? That sucks.
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This morning I was watching VH1 on accident (I am more of a MTV kind-of-girl) and this video from some dude named Justin Nozuka came on the tube. He sings those kind of songs that you sing around a beach bonfire — like Jack Johnson or Ben Harper-type jams. I went to college in Santa Cruz, so I’m not the kind of snot who thinks music like that is lame. Besides, Justin was hot. So I looked him up, and here he is! He was born in 1988, which meant I had to do the math to make sure he was legal (he’s 20, obvi). Anyway, I officially predict that Justin is going to be a big hit in the U.S. (he’s originally from Canada), especially with the ladies. Click here to see the video that caught my eye. Keep reading »
Everywhere I look, those dang Jonas Brothers are there, torturing me with memories. Memories of what, you may ask? Hanson. That painfully annoying threesome of brothers from the ’90s who performed that song “Mmm Bop”. Just like the Jonas Brothers, the young one was sweet and adorable, the middle one was the one the girls peed their pants over, and the older one got hit with the ugly stick. I HATED Hanson. They gave me the heebie-jeebies. Why is it that teen girls are still drawn to this crap? Keep reading »
The perfect Sunday, in my opinion, would involve eating a delicious breakfast of freshly made waffles, exchanging a few kisses, and reading the newspaper (all without leaving bed, of course). The soundtrack to this perfect Sunday morning would be the Toronto band Ohbijou. The seven-piece group plays delightful music that’s quiet but not too quiet and generally puts listeners in a pleasant mood. I think this has something to do with the plucking of string instruments. Check out their playlist for gettin’ frisky on land and water after the jump.
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Nothing says love like the hum of an analog mix tape crackling through the songs you like to make out to. Sigh. You know it’s hot and heavy when a dude takes the time to tape sounds to seduce you. Like the frail technology that can get easy chewed up by a player, most relationships circa the end of the 20th century didn’t make it past the year 2000. However, a few time capsule mix tape relics have survived and their owners are sharing the love and their stories on Cassettefrommyex.com. Contributors include Claudia Gonson from The Magnetic Fields and Jason Bitner, the co-founder of Found Magazine. You can stream their soundtracks straight from the site, boom box not necessary. [Gawker] Keep reading »