Move over, Beatles, because I think I found my new favorite band. Their name is My Dick. Their album? My Dick’s Double Full-Length Release: 23 spot-on covers of some of the greatest hits of the ‘70s–‘90s, with one twist: key words in the lyrics are replaced with “dick.” I spoke to the two artists behind this opus. Read on.
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For much of the mid-2000s I had a side gig playing records. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a DJ, in that I can’t scratch or really beat match, but some friends and I had a lot of fun DJ-ing a regular weekly party for a while. It was in Philly at a club that flaunted the smoking ban. We usually had a pretty packed house, and there was lots of dancing, usually started by me. This playlist is a ton of the songs that I used to play from that era, so feel free to play it for you own dance parties!
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What do Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, 2Pac, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston all have in common? They were solo artists who died prematurely. According to a study published in the BMJ Open Journal, solo performers were almost twice as likely to die young as compared to those who were in a band. Keep reading »
Ready for a mega musical flashback in mashup form? DJ Earworm combined all of the biggest hits of 2012 into one 4-minute song called “The United State Of Pop,” and the result is surprisingly–or perhaps predictably?–catchy. A quick word of caution: if your end-of-the-year goal was to finally get the chorus of “Somebody That I Used To Know” out of your head, well, you might want to skip this video. [YouTube via Rolling Stone]
I know it’s only been a few months since the last Spice Girls reunion at the Olympics, but that doesn’t make me any less excited to see them gathered on stage at the London premiere of their new musical, “Viva Forever.” The show is getting terrible reviews (which only makes me want to see it more), but all the ladies are looking happy and lovely. Which outfit is your favorite? I’m digging Posh’s slouchy suit and Ginger’s Cinderella gown. [Rolling Stone]