One of the best parts of the college experience is that you get to take your hobbies and interests really, really seriously. From your urban drum circle to art house movies to Zen Buddhism to heavy metal, college gives you the chance to dive into your passions without a hint of self-consciousness. In many cases, you also have a large group of friends who live 10 feet away and are willing to discuss the existential details of any topic til the early morning hours. This all adds up to thinking and saying, “Whoa, that’s deep” a lot. Looking back, some of the things we found super meaningful in our college days might be a bit cringeworthy now, but some of them still hold up, and either way, we’re grateful for the time we got to spend laying on the floor of our dorm rooms reciting Tool lyrics and thinking it was the most profound thing in the world. Here are some other books, movies, poetry, art, music, and scientific concepts we thought were mega deep in college… Keep reading »
Dogs are very versatile creatures. Not only are they so-called “man’s best friend,” but they also make a decent stand-in for bass guitars. Witness this blog, “Bass Dog,” which replaces the bass guitars being played by well-known musicians with dogs. It’s that simple and that wonderful. Here, we have Scott Shriner from Weezer bass doggin’ it (and making awesome Bass Face). Check out a few others after the jump. [Bass Dogs] Keep reading »
Welcome to a new semi-regular feature on The Frisky in which we comb through all the new releases in books and music, and present you with our top picks. We’re calling it “Like This, Love That” — think of it as a human “Amazon Recommends,” or that friend of yours who’s always on top of the newest and the latest. Check out our picks for this week — including Rob Sheffield’s new karaoke-themed memoir and The Civil Wars’ sophomore album — after the jump! Keep reading »
Chris Brown has a new album coming out later this month, and he says that might be it for him in the music biz, reports the Huffington Post. “Don’t worry mainstream America,” he tweeted. “After this X album, it’ll probably my last album.” (Note the deft use of the “probably” qualifier while getting in a mention of the title.) Brown also tweeted to say he’s “tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18,” referring to the Rihanna assault. In other Brown news, he turned himself in on hit-and-run charges and was released on his own recognizance, reports TMZ. Read more at Newser…
Word on the street is Beyonce’s little sister is trying her hand at acting. Rumor is Solange landed her first major role as R&B princess Aaliyah an upcoming biopic.
According to All Hip-Hop.com, the solo star went out for the role earlier this month and she found out she received the part this week.
“She reportedly will be working with the same people that did the movie Think Like A Man,” the site reports. Read more at Hello Beautiful…
Last month I gave you my second-by-second reaction to the Backstreet Boy’s first single from their new album, In A World Like This. Yesterday, I told you that the whole album, which was released this week, is completely awesome, and wholly unlike any of their previous efforts (I’ve had it on repeat for two full days now). Just in case you’re still not convinced, check out BSB’s performance of their new song “Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” (written by AJ and Kevin!) on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Their harmonies in the chorus are unreal. As is AJ’s beard. [YouTube via Idolator]