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Karmin Muppet Scats “Pumped Up Kicks”

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Skip directly to 2:19 for the “Muppet scatting” portion of Karmin covering “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People. Thank you, Amelia, for the term “Muppet scatting”, by the way. There’s no more accurate way to describe Amy Heidemann’s sounds/facial expressions. I think can we all agree that this is absolutely the worst “Pumped Up Kicks” cover ever. Karmin really should stop trying to be a band and perform as puppets instead. I think they would be more well-received that way. [Oh Hey Bill]

Brian McKnight Wants To Show You “How Your %$#@& Works (If You’re Ready To Learn)”

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No, I’m ready to learn. Because I already know “How My Pussy Works.” I don’t need to listen to a song wherein Brian McKnight educates me about my vagina. I understand his impulse to go in a more erotic direction with his music … but NO. This is definitely not the right direction. Assuming that he is serious. I can’t tell. He can’t be, can he? [Buzzfeed]

Hot Links: Kurt Cobain’s Solo Album & Bar Refaeli Gets Groped

  • Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain was apparently working on a solo album when he took his own life. Erik Erlandson (who played in Courtney Love’s band Hole at the time) likened it to The Beatles’ White Album. [Newser]
  • Bar Refaeli tweeted that a female airport security officer gave her a pat down that “left no doubt about her sexual preferences.” [NYMag.com]
  • Dean McDermott on wife Tori Spelling’s fourth pregnancy: “She’s just super fertile.” Thanks for sharing! [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
  • Did you guys catch “Dancing With The Stars” last night? Maria Menounos shared a seriously steamy smooch with her dance partner Derek Hough — check out the video at the link! [TooFab] Keep reading »

Fat Betty Draper Gets Her Own Song

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Normally I’d be peeved by a song about how fat a lady TV character has gotten. But I prefer to see this  ”Fat Betty” song by SOUTH Music & Sound Design in another light: an ode to those of us who love our ice cream. Blam-a-blam! (Also, spoiler alert, if you are way behind on your TiVo.)  [Uproxx]

The Gotye/Notorious B.I.G. Mash Up You’ve Been Waiting For

New York DJ Scott Melker wanted to make a remix of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” that would stand out, so he decided to mash the softspoken Australian artist with the late Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G. “Everyone has remixed Gotye. But nobody has done it like this,” says Scott on his blog. “‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is a song about being pissed off at a woman. [B.I.G.'s] ‘Dead Wrong’ is similar, but far more aggressive. I think Gotye needs to be more aggressive. I … helped him out.”

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It’s Time To Cry: Music Helps An Old Man Come Back To Life

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Meet Henry. He’s a resident of this Brooklyn nursing home where new music therapy is being used to help break senior patients out of their shells. Henry experienced several strokes and was in a near wordless, silent state. But when nurses gave him an iPod filled with music from his youth, Henry came back to life. The change in him was both physical and mental — and as neuroscientist Oliver Sacks notes, “He’s reacquired his identity for a while through the power of music.” It’s really a must watch. [Buzzfeed]

10 Ways To Celebrate Celine Dion’s Birthday

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Did you know that today’s a holiday? A holiday more important and sacred than Christmas and Halloween and Easter and National Corndog Day combined? It’s Celine Dion’s birthday! Wondering how to celebrate? Here are 10 ways to pay homage to the greatest singer and human being this world has ever known… Keep reading »

Feminist Naomi Wolf Calls For Boycott Of Katy Perry’s Music

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Naomi Wolf, a prominent feminist activist, is calling for a boycott of Katy Perry’s entire pop music oeuvre on account of the singer’s music video for her song “Part Of Me.” In the video, Katy dumps a boyfriend and then joins the Marines, where she endures tough training while singing about how she’s so strong and “you’re never gonna break my soul.” On her Facebook page, Naomi Wolf wrote that the video is “a total piece of propaganda for the Marines,” continuing: 

I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it. It is truly shameful … I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I really liked — if you are as offended at this glorification of violence as I am. Keep reading »

Snoop Dogg’s Daughter’s Music Video Is Good, Clean Fun

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Snoop Dogg’s little girl, Cori B. is following in her father’s footsteps. This is her third single, “Daddy’s Girl”, from her forthcoming album Choc’s World. How did I miss her first two singles? May I just say that I love how appropriate this song is. It’s all puppies and cotton candy. No blunts or booty shaking.  Just regular father/daughter shit. Only, Cori’s slightly more spoiled than most of us. My dad never bought me a custom, pink car for my birthday. Did yours? [Buzzfeed]

The Black Keys Kinda Sorta Apologize To Nickelback

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In their Rolling Stone cover story earlier this year, The Black Keys had some choice words for Nickelback: “Rock ‘n’ roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit.” Now in an interview with MTV News, the Keys are apologizing for their statements. Well, kinda. Actually, as bandmember Patrick Carney put it, “That was the worst apology.” Check out the clip to see why. 

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