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Back in the Day: The Rhythm of the Hot Dog

Back in the Day: The Rhythm of the Hot Dog

Today, a Simian Mobile Disco song jogged my memory about this old school playground jam. Then, I got to Googling it and found this Sesame Street clip from the ’80s that I totally remember! Notice how these adorable girls take time out of their busy hand-clapping schedule to help the tinier adorable girl learn the(…)

Buddy X: 1992 Female Power Anthem

Buddy X: 1992 Female Power Anthem

There is a severe lack of information about “Buddy X” on the internet and I’m here to help change that. Neneh Cherry is still making moves musically – last year, she joined up with Norwegian/Swedish experimental jazz group The Thing to record The Cherry Thing – a stunning, avant-garde collection of covers from artists like MF(…)

The Realness of the Goodfellas Soundtrack

The Realness of the Goodfellas Soundtrack

Goodfellas is my favorite movie – and no small part of my favor lies in the absolute genius of the soundtrack. There are few films that have used music to such an artistic advantage – off the top of my head, Boogie Nights, Pulp Fiction, Romeo + Juliet, Casino are a few that have only(…)

For the Holiday Music Averse: This Jam from Dent May

For the Holiday Music Averse: This Jam from Dent May

    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 –(…)

Orange Is the New Black: A Fairly Healthy Addiction

Orange Is the New Black: A Fairly Healthy Addiction

Not since Breaking Bad have I felt as addicted to a show as I did with Orange Is the New Black. The Regina Spektor theme song, the loveable/hateable characters, the intense plot – I just needed to know what happened next! Yes, I have issues with it. Namely: Laura Prepon’s eyebrows, the number of times(…)

Banger Alert: Future Brown – Wanna Party Ft. Tink

Banger Alert: Future Brown – Wanna Party Ft. Tink

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(…)

Putting Someone’s Eye Out in Style: Hella Slingshots

Putting Someone’s Eye Out in Style: Hella Slingshots

Made by Adam Gray in San Francisco, Hella Slingshots brings a dash of style to an old timey tradition: slingshotting the hell out of a beer can or a small animal.  No!  No small animals. Clockwise from top left: Tiger, $18 / Best #4, $38 / Hunting #5, $10 / Neon Pink, $32 Imagine, la(…)

Adorable Photos From the White House Flickr Stream!

Adorable Photos From the White House Flickr Stream!

In a time when Obama’s poll numbers are dipping a little bit as a result of the crummy roll out of the Affordable Care Act, can we just take a minute to revel in the cuteness, funniness, and meaningfulness that is the White House Flickr Stream? I only have two points to make in this(…)