Posts tagged "music"

Face The Music: 3 Primping Playlists For Any Occasion

I’m a big believer in the rituals of going out: having some time to yourself to shower, dress, primp, style, and psyche yourself up before barreling into the night (or day) can really set the tone for your excursion. Part of my ritual involves creating meticulous Spotify playlists for specific moods, occasions, or seasons. Sometime…
By: Ashley Spurgeon / May 14, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: This 5-Year-Old Became A Pop Star Thanks To Make-A-Wish

Five-year-old Addy told the Make-A-Wish Foundation that she wanted to be a pop star like her favorite singer, Katy Perry, so she made the coolest "Roar" music video you've ever seen. Addy was diagnosed with stage IV cancer when she was 4, but she recently won her battle with the disease. When she was undergoing…
By: Claire Hannum / May 11, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Listen To Monophonics, Watch “Hannibal” & Make Your Own Deodorant (Seriously)

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 / May 10, 2014

Oh, But The Sweet, Perfect, Simple Wisdom Of A Dog!

Nat Johnson's new song, "Dog," is a sweet ode to how lovely it is to have a dog, inspired by all the happy dogwalkers she saw in the park near her home. The just-released music video is a beautiful animation that perfectly illustrates the song's central theme: dogs can teach us so…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2014

Build Your Bunkers Now: This Is Going To Be The Biggest Country Hit Of The Summer

There's a disturbing buzz building in Nashville right now. It's reminiscent of the sound of the T-Rex approaching in "Jurassic Park." At first, it's just a faint vibration, then a loud, sickening THUMP, then a deafening roar, and suddenly you're stuck between its jaws, being eaten alive, and there's nothing you can do about it.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2014

50 Songs That Never Fail To Make Us Cry

If I'm in the mood to cry, I know exactly how to make it happen: I have a Spotify playlist called "Saddies" that's the perfect soundtrack for a good, old fashioned waterworks sesh. Obviously, I have some typical tearjerkers on there like "Unchained Melody" and "I Will Always Love You," but the majority of them…
By: Katie Oldenburg / May 9, 2014

Watch This: Carrie Underwood’s Epic Cover Of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”

Last night, I went to a benefit concert called, "All For The Hall," which was put together by Vince Gill and Keith Urban to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Reba was there, and Brett Eldredge, Kacey Musgraves, Lee Ann Womack, Ronnie Milsap, Deana Carter, David Nail, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Brantley Gilbert (who,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 7, 2014

Kevin Spacey Harmonizing To “Talk Dirty” Is One Of The Better Things To Hit The Interwebs This Week

Yesterday, I was in need of some laughs to get through the Monday blues, so I watched this clip of Kevin Spacey on "The Tonight Show," doing a barbershop rendition of Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty." Then I watched it again, and again, and pretty much couldn't stop. Something about his dead-eyed expression paired with his commitment…
By: Claire Hannum / May 6, 2014

Watch: Usher Releases New Video For “Good Kisser” (Psst! It’s About Blow Jobs)

I've been a big Usher fan since forever, so I live most of my days waiting for him to release another sex-fueled slow jam that I can add to my bedroom repertoire. The day is finally here, my friends! The guy who brought us "Nice and Slow,"…
By: Katie Oldenburg / May 6, 2014

Adele Hints At A New Album On Twitter

Adele hinted on Twitter that we should be expecting a new album titled 25 later this year! Grab your tissues. [People] Courtney Love is reportedly the author of that weird letter found in Kurt Cobain's wallet at the time of hi…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2014

All Hail The Alt-Rock Queen: Garbage Singer Shirley Manson Is Still A Girl-Power Goddess

For those of you who celebrated Record Store Day last month, I hope you picked up a copy of Garbage’s limited-edition 10-inch green vinyl, which featured the anti-mean girls anthem “Girls Talk.” Inspiration for the song first came in 2007 when the band was putting together their greatest hits collection, Absolute Garbage, but didn’t fully…
By: Leslie Simon / May 5, 2014

Michael Fassbender Dances To “Blurred Lines,” Gives Robin Thicke A Run For His Money

So, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy are in a movie together? Some kind of "X-Men" thing? I don't know, I don't really care. The important thing is, the hunky trio hit up the "The Graham Norton Show" together and performed the dance moves from "Blurred Lines."  Robin Thicke had better watch his slimy…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Gay Of Thrones,” Listen To Curtis Harding & Eat Mascarpone French Toast

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 / May 3, 2014

15 Life Lessons We Learned From Tim McGraw Songs

Contrary to popular belief, Tim McGraw is more than just sex on a stick. In his 24-year career as one of country music's greatest singers, he's racked up three Grammys, 14 ACM Awards, 11 CMA Awards, 10 American Music Awards, 3 People's Choice Awards, and the prestigious Katie And Winona Award…

Watch This Couple’s Taylor Swift-Inspired Baby Announcement

When Nate and Erica Eaton found out they were expecting a second child, they were shocked. They figured their friends and family would be surprised too, so they put together a video that switched up the lyrics to Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" to share the good news in a thi…
By: Claire Hannum / April 29, 2014

Beyonce & Jay Z Officially Announce 16-Date “On The Run” Tour

Where Brooklyn at? No, literally, where Brooklyn at? Today, Beyonce and Jay Z officially announced their 16-date co-headlining "On The Run" tour, which kicks off in Miami on June 25, but my excitement was tempered by the realization that Jayonce would be skipping what I assumed would be a guaranteed stop -- Brooklyn, New York,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The Last Time I Saw You, Listen To Young Fathers & Sip On Tangerine Mojitos

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 / April 26, 2014

Mariah Carey Ruins Surprise, Announces “Surprise” Album

Cough Beyoncé rip-off cough cough. [Entertainment Weekly] Danica McKeller broke a rib during "Dancing With The Stars" rehearsal. [Star Magazine] Some dingdong threw a woman off his roof into the pool below and she broke her foot on the edge of the pool. How can people be so dumb? […
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Fargo,” Check Out Bodega Bamz & Make Butternut Squash Carbonara

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 / April 20, 2014

The “Happy” Music Video Without Music Is Bizarrely Captivating

It might sound crazy what I'm about to say ... but the video for Pharrell Williams' "Happy" is a bit creepy without any music. Here are parts of the video with Pharrell and others singing the song without any musical backing, which sounds less like a cappella than you would expect. I'm fairly certain that…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2014
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