What an incredible cover of Neon Trees' "Animal"
Keep your eyes and ears on Marissa Renee Jack.
I hope there is much more to come... x
Hat tip to Daily Unsigned for the post.
Nothing new here, but interesting for sure.
And now they're just as important as American citizens!
USA USA USA
Dude, this shit is hilariously awesome.
From the Indian film, Endhiran.
New stuff coming from the lunatics in Die Antwoord.
Nerdy + Cute
Zheng Lab, "Bad Project"
Is that thing still around?
Jimmy Buffet fell from the stage in Sydney, Australia this week.
Happens at the 3:45 mark.
I've been a fan of these guys for years.
Love this video, love this song.
The Thermals, "Never Listen to Me"
PJ Harvey's new single, "The Words That Maketh Murder"
Judge for yourself, I'm not a fucking critic.
I had to...
Love, love, love the melodramatic music behind the vox.
Some apocalyptic shit right here.
Kanye and HOVA on "H.A.M."
I'm diggin this song. Stop hating, it's catchy as fuck.
Rock Mafia: "The Big Bang"
Shit is gonna blow up. Well, on the radio.
Which doesn't really matter.
I really don't know why I'm posting this video...
But I couldn't help but notice that this song is exactly like Katy Perry's "Ur So Gay"
Except this is faster.
Well, these two are hot as fuck, so I guess that counts for something.
Clip was filmed in hipster Brooklyn. Reppin hard. Ha!
And I am a digital girl...
I had posted this clip before, but it's so great I'm reposting.
Peter Malkin made it to sum up the insanity that is the digital music world.
Impressive. And hilarious.
Fall Out Boy vocalist Patrick Stump goes all acapella in this clip.
He's singing the nominated songs for the Grammy's "Record of the Year"
Honestly, I think this is pretty tight.
Hate away... x
I keep meaning to check out this show, Fringe.
Here's a promo video they just released with music by the Klaxons.
Song is entitled, "Echoes"
Who is excited about this weekend's football?
Ok, this is the coolest thing I have seen in a while...
With a needle on the bottom and a speaker in the back of the van.
This is CURT@!N$ (Curtains), featuring N.E.R.D.
Track is called "God Bless Us All"
Brilliant flow. Tight lyrics. Smooth style.
We are going to see a lot more of this kid.
Ozzie band, All Mankind, is getting some buzz stateside.
Really diggin the video for their song, "Break the Spell"
Look out for more from these boys.
Finally... something good coming from our indie darlings, Peter, Bjorn, & John.
"Breaker, Breaker" is tiiiiiight.
"I Wanna Talk to You" by 80s Babies.
This track is bananas. Love love love.
Hat tip to Nicky G for sending me this.
I want to fucking tear you apart...
This is hands-down one of my favorite songs of the decade.
She Wants Revenge kills shit. And I just got word that the new album is finished.
Awesome band name. Nod to classic lame 80s car.
Hat tip to Bill for sending me this. "In My Veins"
Only complaint is the obvious rip off of the She Wants Revenge video.
Which of course, I will now post... x
I am so glad that this guy exists in our country.
Ithacapella and friends perform Katy Perry's "Firework"
I like this. A lot. x
These guys are pretty cool.
How the fuck did I miss this???
New R.E.M. song featuring the one and only Eddie Vedder on vox.
"It Happened Today" is amazing on every level.
This tune dropped December 21st. I am embarrassed.
Seriously. I love this place.
Erin Christine is gonna be big.
Welcome back, Mr. President.
We have missed you. x
Man, I fucking love this song.
It's a blend of neo 60s soul and 80s Hall & Oates.
Also known as perfection.
Fitz & the Tantrums singing "Moneygrabber"
My lovely mother sent me this group, P2V. Pets to Vets.
I am diggin this. Does anyone out there know anything more about this group?
This. Is. Brilliant.
Wow. Wrenchmonkeys never, ever disappoint, but this is just an absolute work of art...
To say that I am sexually aroused would only begin to describe the feeling I get when I gawk at this bike.
As always, from Bike EXIF:
Ever heard of a Kawasaki Z970? Neither had we. But that’s the moniker the Wrenchmonkees have given their latest custom, a stunning Z750B that’s been bored out to almost a liter. It’s the pet project of company founder Per Nielsen, who wanted to build “the perfect City-Dirt tracker” with a beefed-up motor and loads of torque. According to Nielsen, “Our local engine workshop was keen on the idea of a big bore engine as well. But there are no kits or tuning parts available for these old twins, so we had to do it ourselves.” While the workshop machined out the cylinders, Wössner in Germany built new 89mm diameter pistons. The top end of the DOHC motor was ported and everything else was checked, replaced or fixed.
More visible is the departure from the Wrenchmonkees’ signature monochrome look, with an orange frame and pinstriping on the tank. The exhaust pipes are attention-grabbing too; taken from a Yamaha XT500, they’re hooked up to a SuperTrapp muffler system—which has been routed to the left side, to avoid the rear brake master and sections of the wiring. Carburetion proved trickier to sort out: “The old carbs are very difficult to find new parts for, apart from gasket kits,” says Per. “I tried with a ‘standard’ Keihin CR33 upgrade, but that was far from enough. So I put on two SR/XT Mikuni TM36 flatslide carbs, with large K&N filters, and it worked. It runs very smooth, and pulls wheelies on the gas!” (I’m guessing there are a few more ponies than the 50 quoted for the original motor.) The icing on the cake comes from 19″ wheels shod with Maxxis dirt track tires, and the overall effect is taut and purposeful.
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This Colbert Report was epic.
Ezra of Vampire Weekend squares off against the Black Keys for Stephen's Grammy vote.
I guess I missed this video during the last blizzard, but had to share.
Absolutely blown away. I can't believe anyone would be this irresponsible and reckless.
I can't tell whether this is a Benetton ad or if it's really the new Ricky Martin son.
You can't hate on the Vida Loca himself, but this is kinda funny.
I firmly believe that every band should make a "tour announcement" video.
Sadly, I don't think many bands could make one as awesome as this one.
Maybe if you're bike wasn't 10x your size, you would have pulled this off without a hitch.
Sarah Palin: "America's Enduring Strength" from Sarah Palin on Vimeo.
I may have gone after O'Reilly because I thought his arguments to be weak.
But I'll just let Ms. Palin speak for herself.
Thank you, Jon Stewart, for calming me down and allowing me to reflect on my reactionary anger.
You are a scholar and a gentleman.
Britney Spears. Long awaited single. "Hold it Against Me"
Well, I haven't been waiting for it. But I figured, maybe you have been...
I won't judge. Promise.
My friends know that if "Toxic" comes on, I'll be on the dancefloor. Stat. x
To be fair, this is Bill O'Reilly's response to the Left's discussion of the Right's violent rhetoric.
In my opinion - and it is my fucking blog - I don't think his examples are even remotely comparable.
Most of them are a bit laughable.
I mean really, some hillbilly Democrat shooting a paper "bill" on a tree is not even CLOSE to posting a map of representatives with crosshairs over their districts. Not even fucking close.
And really. Matthews joking around about Rush's head exploding like a Bond film is not the same as Republican leaders asking their constituents to get "locked and loaded"
I'm sorry. I'm trying to be fair. I really am. But geezus fucking christ.
Worst. Argument. Ever.
And I actually RESPECT Bill O'Reilly...
From Hell For Leather:
Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords — recovering in hospital after being shot in the head during an apparent assassination attempt yesterday — isn’t just a Democratic congresswoman. She’s also a motorcyclist. Pictured above with the BMW she hopes to someday ride to Argentina, Giffords says she’s been riding and racing motorcycles for over 20 years. Two years ago, as co-chair of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus, she had one of the most powerful pro-motorcycling arguments you’ve ever read passed by the House of Representatives.
Black Cards is the new project from Pete Wentz, of Fall Out Boy.
"I'm Miss America, I Miss the UK" is kind of fun. And her vox are way hot.
Just because... it rules. x
Wow. This would have been pretty fucking cool to catch.
It'd be nice if the bros in the audience would shut the fuck up and listen.
We hardly expect conventional behavior from Lady Gaga, so it’s no surprise that even when she shows up at a place as staid and traditional at the Plaza Hotel’s Oak Room in New York , she still brings a basic hooker get-up of thigh highs, exposed garter belt and dress with cut outs.
But she was all business when it came to singing. In the clip below, she sings the great Gershwin standard, “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
Not even the ridiculously hot women in this video can save this atrocity of a pop song.
Snoop, I am deeply saddened by this...
This just came on my Ray LaMontagne Pandora channel.
Joshua Radin's "Only You"
Man, this dude wrote this song when he was deep in it. DEEP.
What a perfect song. x
New track from Em, Jay, Dre, 50, and more.
A proper Fuck You to the industry and the pop rap game.
This is real.
Thanks to Nicky G for the reminder. Slept on this yesterday.
One of my top bands of 2010, The Temper Trap, recently did this rad Coke commercial.
Great ad, great song, well done. x
I must admit, I am not absolutely crazy about this band, Local Natives.
But I think they're very talented and I can't wait to see them live.
That being said, this is a killer performance on Jimmy Fallon.
"Boats n Hoes" by Prestige Worldwide.
Hat tip to Devin for posting this classic gem.
Always brings the LOLz.
TV on the Radio's "Wolf Like Me" popped in my head and I needed to hear it.
Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, we have the best work from Josh Groban to date...
Oh man, this is fucking classic.
One of my favorite people, the one and only Mary, is working with this kid.
Sims "Burn it Down"
What a story, folks. This just made my day, my week, hell, my year! Oh, wait. It's only January 5th...
Remember I posted the video earlier this week of the homeless gentleman with the incredible speaking voice?
I can't help but get teary eyed to a story like this one. Thank you, internet. Thank you, Ted Williams.
Here's the incredible story, from All Access Music:
What an amazing outcome for TED WILLIAMS as his day with CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WNCI/COLUMBUS' MORNING ZOO has resulted in huge turnaround for the homeless airtalent who attracted worldwide attention yesterday (NET NEWS 1/04) when THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH did a story on his situation.
This morning, WNCI's DAVE KAELIN & JIMMY JAM interviewed TED, along with all three local network affiliates as well as INSIDE EDITION, CNN, and the TODAY SHOW, and the floodgates of opportunity opened wide.
Among the offers TED has:
- Arena announcer for THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS -- including a salary and they will buy him a house
- OHIO CREDIT UNION LEAGUE gave him $10,000 cash and a retainer deal for voicework
- ESPN is reportedly offering him a job
- MTV reportedly wants to discuss a reality series
- A free vacation trip to HILO, HI to voice a commercial ... and the list goes on!
ALL ACCESS spoke with DAVE & JIMMY about the experience. DAVE said, "I've never been on the other side of the media surge like this before! We had 20 people in our studio -- all with live cameras. This was truly amazing. 24 hours ago TED was on a street corner begging for cash -- today he's got some amazing offers. Hopefully he will have someone help him so that he keeps it all together."
JIMMY added, "TED really rolled well with the punches today. We wonder if the CAVS are giving him LeBRON JAMES' old house (rimshot). Today we gave and did as much for anyone person as we've ever done in our 20 years together as a morning show. Tomorrow we flip the coin and are talking to SNOOKIE!"
WNCI PD TONY FLORENTINO told ALL ACCESS, "It was an amazing morning. Voiceover legends JOE CIPRIANO and RANDY THOMAS called in to chat with TED and chatted about him doing some VO work for FOX. I've been in radio a long time now, and this is truly the best day in radio I've ever had."
To hear DAVE & JIMMY's interview with TED WILLIAMS, click here.
To check out the in-studio photos, click here.
Phish - "Meatstick" 12/31/10 New Year's Eve from Phish on Vimeo.
Only Phish would release this video footage of their big "Meatstick" rehearsal.
Most bands want all the glam, and none of the background, "man behind the curtain" stuff.
This is what fans are rabid for. This is exactly what we want to see...
Oh fuck, I totally just sounded like Lefsetz there for a minute.
This just made me smile bigger than I have in days...
Father and daughter sing Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' song, "Home"
Dear Radio and TV friends,
Please get this guy a job. Now.
I do not believe there is anything else to say about this.
Hat tip to my boy Jake for posting.
This was posted by a man that I am proud to call my friend, Ryan Endicott. He is a veteran of the Iraq conflict and an anti-war leader.
Here is his friend, Mike Prysner, speaking in Washington a couple of weeks ago.
"It's not our government, it's their government; the government of the rich. It's the government of Wall Street, of the oil giants, of the defense contractors; it's their government, and the only language that they understand is shutting down busines as usual. Thats what we're doing here today, and thats what we're going to continue to do until these wars are over."
These men deserve our admiration and have earned our respect.
Now, they need our support.
Go to March Forward to learn more about their fight.
Finally, the truth is coming out from inside the beast.
This is kind of cool... x
A Mashup of the Top 25 Hits of 2010, according to Billboard Magazine.
Ke$ha - Tik Tok
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Train - Hey, Soul Sister
Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg - California Gurls
Usher Featuring will.i.am - OMG
B.O.B. Featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
Eminem Featuring Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
Taio Cruz Featuring Ludacris - Break Your Heart
B.O.B. Featuring Bruno Mars - Nothin' On You
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull - I Like It
Young Money Featuring Lloyd - Bedrock
Jason Derulo - In My Head
Rihanna - Rude Boy
Lady Gaga Featuring Beyonce - Telephone
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are
Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me
The Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be
Jay-Z + Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind
Usher Featuring Pitbull - DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love
Travie McCoy Featuring Bruno Mars - Billionaire
Eminem - Not Afraid
Iyaz - Replay
This is how we brunch in Brooklyn. Epic NYE and NYD with some of my favorite peeps.
Our table is stage right, back against the wall.
My grey hoody is up on my head, white V, and my aviators tucked in...
And we are rocking the fuck out. x
The Lodge on Havemeyer and Grand. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 1/1/11
Ok, so here's where I'm at with this:
1. I have been "over" the Phish scene for a while now. Not sure why, just over it. I felt it was in my past and I could never really get the good ole days back. When I've seen them in the last few years, it felt nostalgic, like a high school reunion. I had fun, but not nearly as much fun as the late 90s.
2. I have not seen a lot of my old and dear friends because of my self-imposed hiatus from the Phish scene. Not because I do not miss them. Because I do. But because I didn't really go out of my way to get tickets for the regional shows. And when they came around, I honestly didn't really try to attend.
3. This ends now.
If I have not properly explained my passion for this Vermont band, then I humbly apologize. You see, I have been mocked and teased so much in my industry career that I have almost hidden it. I rarely speak of it because it usually lead to remarks like, "Are you fucking serious?" or "That fucking band sucks." or "Phish is a bunch of shitty players, playing shitty music, for a bunch of smelly hippies." Now, while the "smelly hippies" can be right on occasion, it most certainly does not apply to 99% of the crowd.
I think this video from MSG on New Year's eve will attest to their talent, creativity, and dedication to entertaining their fans.
Wow. I can't believe I missed this. And no, it will not happen again.
Phish - "Meatstick" - Madison Square Garden - 12/31/10