“A hot dog at the ball park is better than steak at the Ritz.”

November 4, 2009

World Series: battle of the titans.

Ill State of Mind

Empire State of Mind


“Piracy, n. Commerce without folly-swaddles, as God made it.”

October 9, 2009

See a mashup/remix/etc that you love on YouTube and can’t find anywhere else? Use one of these online YouTube Converter websites to convert the file to an MP3 for iTunes.

piracy

Power to the people.


“I Got More Than a Feeling”

October 8, 2009

The perfect pastiche of pop past and present. Just a little pick me up for you Thursday afternoon.

“I Got More Than A Feeling” – Boston vs. Black Eyed Peas by Mad Mix Mustang.


“Three is a charm/Two is not the same/I don’t see the harm/So are you game?”

September 29, 2009

The original queen of blackout is back in the zone and out of control. I don’t know if it’s the new “Womanizer,” but it’s pretty catchy, the bridge is a strangely reminiscent of every Cascada song ever made, and the bass is infectious. If parents thought that “If You Seek Amy” was controversial, I’m sure that the PTA will love this gem.

Keeping it classy since 1981.

Keeping it classy since 1981.

*If this video is taken down briefly, you can also catch a clip of the song on Perez Hilton’s website.


“Can’t wait to see ‘Where The Wild Things Are.’ Not to brag, but I’ve read the book.”

September 24, 2009

Don’t pretend you aren’t excited for Where the Wild Things Are.

Arcade Fire – Wake Up is the music in the trailer. The movie hits theaters October 16th.


“In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of.”

September 14, 2009

Between Kanye’s interruption of Taylor Swift’s Best Female Video acceptance speech, Janet’s MJ Tribute, premieres of the Fame Music Video, “Twilight”‘s Extended Trailer, “This is It“, Michael Jackson’s unseen rehearsal footage doc, Lady Gaga’s suicidal performance and the ever obnoxious Russel Brand (no one wants to get in those pants mate), MTV’s 2009 VMAs was full of excitement. My favorite part bar none though was the finale duet by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys (minus Lil Mama…). Empire State of Mind is an infectious surefire hit blending rap, RnB, and classical music flawlessly. I’m not big into rap, but this song is seriously smooth.



Lyrics


“Hide & Seek”

August 16, 2009

In the beginning, Imogen Heap created “Hide & Seek.” She was not very well known at the time. And Josh Schwartz, creator of The OC said, “Let there be Hide & Seek in our season 2 finale,” and there was Hide & Seek in the season 2 finale. SNL saw that the season 2 finale was good, and they spoofed it. They called the spoof “hilarious”, and they called the original “shit.” And there was hilarious, and there was shit-the first year.

Since Imogen Heap released Hide & Seek, there have been several iterations of it. From its popularization by The OC, YouTube is besieged with SNL Dear Sister spoofs. Earlier this year, Love is a Story released an acoustic cover of Hide & Seek that was popular for awhile on electronic charts. Most recently, Jason DeRulo has sampled it for his track “Whatcha Say.” It’s got a distinct R n B flavor, and thanks to Imogen Heap, it’s extremely catchy. Check it out a clip of it after the jump.


“I’d rather be a musician than a rock star. Hits are for squares.”

August 13, 2009

“Her Morning Elegance” by Oren Lavie is the coolest video I’ve seen since OK Go’s “Here it Goes Again.” Lavie is a 33 year old singer/director from Tel Aviv. He released The Opposite Side of the Sea, his first album stateside in March 2009. He is by no means well known, but “Her Morning Elegance” has received almost 7 million hits on YouTube. Lavie’s music is mellow without sounding like elevator music or overly Jack Johnson-y; he has a unique perspective. The song is wonderful, but the animation is the real stand out. The Israeli made video was shot all stills – roughly 3225 still photos for the entire video, using one camera, hanging from the ceiling for the main body of the movie.


“Cuz b*tch I’m the bomb like tick, tick”

July 22, 2009

Evolution of African American Music


“The Men Who Can’t Be Moved”

July 19, 2009

I’m huge fan of The Script. Catch them on tour with Parachute this summer. Although I’m still obsessed with “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved,” I also really like “We Cry” (below). The Irish band uniquely blends jazz, r & b, and rock with smooth vocals.

Parachute/The Script Tour Schedule:

Jul 30 2009 @ 7:00P
The Crocodile Seattle, Washington
Aug 2 2009 @ 8:00P
Epicentre San Diego, California
Aug 5 2009 @ 8:00P
El Rey Los Angeles, California
Aug 7 2009 @ 8:00P
Fubar St. Louis, Missouri
Aug 8 2009 @ 8:00P
Triple Rock [SOLD OUT] Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 9 2009 @ 8:00P
Park West (moved from Martyr’s) Chicago, Illinois
Aug 11 2009 @ 8:00P
World Cafe Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 12 2009 @ 8:00P
Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Aug 13 2009 @ 8:00P
Webster Hall w/ The Script New York, New York
Aug 16 2009 @ 8:00P
Cat’s Cradle w/ The Script Carborro, North Carolina
Aug 17 2009 @ 8:00P
Rock ’n Roll Hotel w/ The Script Washington DC, Washington DC

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