I, and I like to think all reasonable people, hate the fact that holiday music has been blaring from FM stations and department store sound systems since OCTOBER. It’s now November, and though I still don’t think Christmas music is appropriate for mass-consumption until after Thanksgiving, I’ve been revisiting some vaguely-holiday classics –(…)
First things first: Fatima Al Qadiri is a creative genius. Born in Senegal, raised in Kuwait and currently living in Brooklyn, she’s both a visual artist and musician/producer. Her 2011 album “Genre Specific-Xperience” is probably the record I listen to most on planes – it’s haunting, engaging and calming all at once, so perfect for(…)
It’s the reeeeeeeeemixxxxxxx! Yeah – if you have the internet or access to any radio or television news stations, you’ve probably heard way too much about Rob Ford in the last few days. But trust me, this additional one minute and 28 seconds of your life is well worth using to watch and listen to(…)
When I’m 80, I hope to be strutting around the video set of my new Beastie Boys-produced single with the likes of Cibo Matto, Questlove, Heems, Reggie Watts, Ira Glass, Roberta Flack and Justin Vivian Bond breaking it down along with me. My hopes are Yoko Ono’s real life. Watch the video for the head-nodding(…)
When it comes to naming my favorite musical, I find myself torn between Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar and Stephen Sondheim’s Company. But…when it comes to naming my favorite musical theater composer/lyricist/creator – hands down, it’s Sondheim. Where ALW sometimes ventures into over-dramatic schlock (which I still, admittedly, love), SS takes a subtler approach,(…)
What’s the only good thing to come out of Miley Cyrus’s stupid faux-twerking? Increased exposure for our O.G. twerking boo Big Freedia! I was first alerted to her awesomeness by PA Nicole (of course) back in 2010, so I was pretty damn thrilled when I heard that she had landed her own TV show on(…)
I was at a party yesterday,and “Black Hole Sun” came on…and I got psyched. I was never a huge Soundgarden fan, but this song and video struck a major chord with me back in 1994. The melody and the apocalyptic vibe of the song are kind of Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (“Someday a real(…)
THEESatisfaction can do no wrong and when is NOT the right time for some new spaced-out R&B? The duo’s new mixtape – “and that’s your time” is yeah – 19 minutes and five seconds of bliss. Listen below and/or buy it from their Bandcamp while you wait patiently for their new full-length record.
We feel so happy when all of the things we like in life come together to make the world a better place. Example: adding two K-pop cameos to the most recent Bubble Butt remix. The song is already so good! K-pop rapping is so good! So good together. G-Dragon and Top from Big Bang cameo(…)
You guys! Turns out that on the deluxe UK iTunes version of Days Are Gone, there’s a bonus track that the ladies co-wrote with Twin Shadow. It’s called Edge and it’s awesome. Wtf maaaan, why didn’t we get this here? Nevermind…here it is! Oh Haim. I can’t stay mad at you.