Posts tagged "music"

Carrie Underwood Releases “Something In The Water” Music Video, Takes Me To Church

I’m not a religious person, but if there’s anyone in this world who can convert me, it’s my fantasy girlfriend Carrie Underwood. Last night, my ultimate girl crush hosted the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley (and totally killed it, unlike last year, which was rough) before releasing the new music video for her controversial song…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 6, 2014

This Homeless Man’s Beautiful Piano Skills Made Him A Star

Ryan Arcand has been homeless for 30 years. When Roslyn Polard of Edmonton, Canada came upon him playing an outdoor piano in town, she knew she was witnessing something special and pulled out her phone to record the moment. Polard told her that he’d written the piece and that nobody taught him to play music. I…

By: Claire Hannum / November 4, 2014

This Beyonce/Taylor Swift Mashup Is Pretty Great

Good morning! Hope your day is going great, and if it’s not, here’s a totally awesome mashup of Beyonce’s “XO” and Taylor Swift’s “Out of the Woods.” Diva doubledown! [via Jezebel]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 29, 2014

Taylor Swift Will Sell 1 Million Records This Week

Taylor Swift is currently on track to sell 1 million copies of her new album 1989 by the end of the week. [NYMag.com]
Amanda Bynes’ involuntary psychiatric hold has been extended for another 30 days by a judge. Good to know her health is being prioritized by those around her. [People]
Sea…

By: Claire Hannum / October 28, 2014

Oh, Thank God, There’s A New OK Go Music Video

Crappy things that have happened today:

The water main by my apartment was being worked on with no notice, so I had to book it to a café to work so that I could pee during my work day
The café totally forgot that I paid for food and a drink…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

Taylor Swift’s Dad Photobombs Her Album Release

You know that moment when your parents contribute lovingly goofy photobombs to your social media stream, forever diminishing any attempt at putting out some aloof “cool factor”? The same thing happened to Taylor Swift today when her dad peeked into her Instagram frame as she celebrated the release of her new album, further cementing her statu…

By: Claire Hannum / October 27, 2014

Kelly Clarkson’s Gospel Cover Of “Shake It Off” Will Make You Swoon

Kelly Clarkson bestowed upon us humble plebs the most glorious and stirring “Shake It Off” cover to ever make its way through our speakers (not that I know of all too many “Shake It Off” covers to begin with, but you get my drift.) As Kelly’s embarrassingly obsessive #1 superfan from roughly years 2002 -…

By: Claire Hannum / October 27, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See “This Is Where I Leave You,” Rock Out To Foxygen & Make Some Hybrid Desserts

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2014

This Beautiful Cover Of “Out Of The Woods” Will Hit You Right In The Gut

So here’s what I think really happened when Taylor Swift released “Out Of The Woods” last week: some wild techno remix that she was saving for months down the line was accidentally released in the place of the original track, and this lovely singer Kathleen Nguyen thought she’d do Tay a solid by posting a video of…

By: Claire Hannum / October 23, 2014

Watch Kelly Clarkson Absolutely Slay Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

I remember watching and rooting for Kelly Clarkson when she was on Season 1 of “American Idol,” and to this day, I can’t get enough of her voice. I honestly feel like she’s one of the most underrated singers in the biz, so when she does gets credit where credit is due, I’m a happy…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 21, 2014

Taylor Swift Released Another New Single, And It’s Not About A Dude

Taylor Swift has gifted the world with yet another single from her upcoming album, and this one is about her love of city life. She told USA Today that “Welcome To New York” is “a really wide-eyed, optimistic approach to moving to New York, or just visiting for the first time, or stepping off the plane for…

By: Claire Hannum / October 21, 2014

NFL Wives Were Pressured To Stay Silent About Domestic Abuse

Ex-wives of NFL players  talked to the Washington Post about the pressure they faced to stay silent about domestic abuse. [Deadspin]
Female genital mutilation in the west is more common than you would ever imagine. [Daily Beast]
Scratch had a roundtable on the problems faced by black authors in publishing. [Scratch]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 20, 2014

“Health Goth” Is A Thing; I Have Ideas For Other Subculture-Related Fitness Trends

Apparently “Health Goth” is something that I’ve kind of been doing without realizing it, because it basically consists of having a background in musical subcultures and wearing head-to-toe black when you work out. Cool beans! I hope I get a pass for the color of my shoes, though; I just wear whatever isn’t going to…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 18, 2014

Taylor Swift Covered Indie Hit “Riptide” And It’s Perfect

When it comes to Taylor, you either love or hate her. It’s easy to hate her– she reminds you how awful it felt when your not-boyfriend broke up with you, and you listened to Red on repeat for days at a time, while lying on your bedroom floor. It was a low point, and Taylor is an incessant…

By: College Candy / October 17, 2014

Taylor Swift’s New Single Laments Unstable Relationships (And Harry Styles)

Taylor Swift’s new single “Out Of The Woods” is reportedly about her relationship with Harry Styles, but it’s also about every other wishy-washy guy we’ve ever dated. She told “Good Morning America” that the relationship in this song “was a relationship where I was kind of living day to day, wondering where it…

By: Claire Hannum / October 14, 2014

Not Surprising: Tim McGraw And Faith Hill’s 12-Year-Old Can Sing, Y’All

No disrespect to my own parents or anything, but I’m still having trouble coping with the fact that I was not created by country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. There are, however, three girls who were, and now I have one more reason to be jealous of them. The pair’s youngest daughter,…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 10, 2014

Here’s A Motown Cover Of “Shake It Off”

The trusty talents in Postmodern Jukebox have just released their latest cover — a Motown rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Somehow, they managed to make the most energetic song in the world sound even happier (especially at the 3:10 mark)! I dig it. [Tastefully Offensive]…

By: Claire Hannum / October 7, 2014

Carrie Underwood Addresses Her Atheist Haters: “If You Don’t Like It, Change The Channel”

Just last week, Carrie Underwood released her new single “Something In The Water,” but unlike most of her newly-released tunes, it wasn’t exactly met with open arms. Carrie’s song, which affirms her belief in God, conversion and baptism, focuses on the strength she found from Christianity, which has left some of her atheist fans le…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 6, 2014

Lea Salonga, Jasmine’s Singing Voice From “Aladdin,” Slays “A Whole New World” 22 Years Later

If you’re like me, still singing “A Whole New World” into your hairbrush while you twirl around your room like a seven-year-old, hold on to your magic carpets, because this is freakin’ amazing.

Lea Salonga, the Broadway legend who was Princess Jasmine’s singing voice in the Disney classic “Aladdin” 22 years ago, teamed…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 6, 2014

Watch This Awesomely Talented Leukemia Patient Perform A Duet With Taylor Swift

When 20-year-old leukemia patient Ben received a surprise visit from Taylor Swift at Boston Children’s hospital last month, he’d been in the process of learning to play Adele’s “Someone Like You” on the piano. A nurse had brought a keyboard to the hospital to help him pass some time while recovering from a bone marrow…

By: Claire Hannum / October 1, 2014
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