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Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of September 16th 2008

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Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It This soul brother’s tracks will make you swear his retro-record was recorded back in the day. The latest from a former member of 80’s R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné!, Saadiq’s put-you-in-the-mood grooves makes this one of the sexiest solo albums of the year. Keep reading »

Quickies!: What Happens At A Sex Party

  • The founders of NYC sex party Chemistry reveal what goes on behind closed doors. [Tango]
  • A 33-year-old woman may face a year in jail for trying to impersonate her 15-year-old daughter and joining the cheerleading squad at a high school in Green Bay, W.I. [College Candy]
  • Dita Von Teese is promoting her new Wonderbra line with a mini-film. [Popbytes]
  • Why are there so few female conductors? And by conductors, we mean the musical kind, as opposed to the ones who, you know, drive trains. [BBC]
  • Travel & Leisure magazine named Miami the most attractive city in the U.S. The judges must be really into skin-tight Lycra. [Gothamist]
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    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of September 9th 2008

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    • Jessica Simpson Do You Know
      Simpson’s new country record, Do You Know, begs the questions, do you care? The change in sound from pop to her Texas roots is supposed to be a fresh new image for this bottle blonde, but she still sounds ready made.
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    Like Rap? You Probably Have High Self-Esteem

    A study of more than 36,000 people from around the world found that musical tastes and personality type are closely related. Professor Adrian North of Henriot-Watt University found that classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal lovers were gentle and at ease with themselves (the first finding makes sense, the second is puzzling). “The general public has held a stereotype of heavy metal fans being suicidally depressed and of being a danger to themselves and society in general. But they are quite delicate things,” North said. So, maybe it’s the pop music lovers who are the scary ones — the study found that they are “not creative” and “not at ease” but have “high self-esteem.” Personally, I’m a little hurt that indie music lovers are said to be “not hard working.” [BBC] Keep reading »

    Soundtrack To The DNC: Hillary Clinton’s Dream Playlist

    Politicians aren’t exactly known for having musical taste, but you would expect the people who throw big events like, I dunno, the Democratic National Convention, would do a better job of picking cool music to introduce some of their most important speakers. That’s why it struck me as an odd choice to have Hillary Clinton walk onto the stage two nights ago to the blaring accompaniment of Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way?”, “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks, and “American Girl” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Now, I have nothing against the latter two songs (I could take or leave Lenny), but the message of the songs themselves are predictable and a bit on the wimpy side considering the strength of Hillary’s campaign. That’s why we put together our own list of dream songs that should have played background to Hillary’s big moment. That list, plus what we hope Barack Obama will walk out to tonight, after the jump! Keep reading »

    The Top 11 Songs About Lady Flowers

    The music industry is dominated by men, so it’s no wonder there’s about 10 bazillion songs all about wiener and not so many about vagina. But I found 11 amazing songs that truly spew pure poetry about patsy, yoni, punani, dew flaps, sugar basin, jam cookie, or whatever else you wanna call it. Keep reading »

    Loud Sex Lover Banned In The UK

    A couple in Southern England has been seriously putting the WHAM! BAM! in the Thank you ma’am! According to Kelly “The Screamer” Norris’ neighbors, the 29-year-old comes louder than a freight train. Even after the other apartment residents obtained a court order in 2006 to lower the volume on her bumpin’ music, slammin’ headboard, and x-rated dirty talk, she still refused to comply when she got down. Now, we here at the Frisky can appreciate a woman who likes to be vocal, but she’s been teaching a six year old who lives in the building a whole new set of vocabulary words. And Norris has also been giving them more than just an earful, she’s also showing an unwanted eyeful by sunbathing nude in the communal backyard. Man, this chick’s got balls! So how did her neighbors finally beat her off? They cleverly decided to apply for an injunction to ban her boyfriend, Adam Hinton, 32, from visiting her apartment. In court earlier this week, the ban was granted and Norris was also fined $600 for loving too loud (but I think we can all agree that finding a man who makes you scream is priceless.) Although, maybe she should think about moving…into a sound proof place with blind neighbors. [The Daily Telegraph via Fark] Keep reading »

    The Daily Hotness: T.I.

    Rapper T.I.’s video for “Whatever You Like” premieres tonight at 8pm on BET’s Access Granted, so we thought we’d show you his handsome face in preparation. Keep reading »

    He Says/She Says: M83′s “Kim and Jessie”

    French band M83 sounds kind of ’80s, which is what summertime should sound like, in my opinion. I had Nathan take a listen to their synthy song “Kim and Jessie.” Too bad neither of us can roller-skate, otherwise, we’d totally replay this video over and over and over and over and over until we learned all of the skater girls’ moves. We’d obviously have to wear matching outfits, too.

    Catherine: So, we are in the ’80s, undressing.
    Nathan: Wait, is this porn? Keep reading »

    What Makes Songs Ubiquitous

    Do you recognize the name Daniel Powter? I didn’t. He was the guy who sang the song “Bad Day,” which you’ve heard everywhere in the last couple years (“‘Cause you had a bad day, you’re taking one down/You sing a sad song just to turn it around…”). Since Daniel Powter’s not really famous, and “Bad Day” was no “Umbrella,” what made it so popular? The BBC’s magazine investigated…

  • There’s very little detail about the “you” in the song. He/she stands in line for coffee, and goes for a ride, and that’s about it. This makes it universal.
  • It’s about a sort of bad day, not one that involved people dying or not having money to buy food.
  • The song structure is extremely simple, and the lyrics use “we.” Both of these are things that attract advertisers to a song for use in commercials.
  • And that’s about it. I apologize for getting the song stuck in your head. [BBC] Keep reading »

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