Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has the kind of vocals that could make the firmest non-believer walk down the aisle of a sanctuary to get their soul saved. Her voice alone will bring even the sinners to Jesus. Remember this is the woman who did not win American Idol. At the Oscars, though, she won big for stealing the show with one of the highlight moments of the night. Read more…
It’s Friday, so I can confidently say that this is the best Tumblr of the week, maybe even, of the month. Bold claims, but after Destiny’s Child (aka Beyoncé +2) announced that they were “getting back together” with an album of unreleased remixes and one (1) brand new track, everyone flipped out. Meanwhile, on the cover of said new album, Vanity Fair makes a good point that “the only person on the cover with even a hint of a smile on her face, while Rowland and Michelle Williams look as though they feel slightly betrayed and can’t yet trust again.” Yikes.
Nothing screams frenzy like a celebrity sighting, or two, at a musical festival. Yesterday, “Did you see Ryan Gosling?” texts were already reaching our crew while we battled the heat at the opening day of Austin City Limits Music Festival. We laughed at the mere thought of actually running into a celebrity (aside from the ones we interviewed) amidst at least 50,000 people. Turns out spotting Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara was not as impossible as it seemed if you were watching the Black Lips perform. Read more…
Singer/songwriter Christina Perri is one of the most famous Twilight fans around, and VH1 caught up with her recently and of course got her opinion on the effect Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson‘s recent relationship issues will have on the Twilight franchise. Her opinion: not much.
“I wrote ‘A Thousand Years’ for Edward and Bella because that’s my favorite love story,” she said of her song on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack. “Rob and Kristen, I think, are completely separate from Edward and Bella.” She added, “It’s their personal life. I think it’s totally separate.”
People are always coming up to me saying, “Dan, your writing is very annoying, but I’ve always wondered how annoying your voice is?” Well WORRY NO LONGER! (Spoiler: Very!)
I appeared on the very funny Flee The Scene Podcast this week to tell the story of my ill-fated trip to Amsterdam, which may or may not have culminated in me fleeing from terror from the Billy Joel “Uptown Girl” music video (click the pic below to listen/download):
Basically, it’s an hour of us d*cking around telling unfortunate stories, but it’s very amusing and you should listen to it, because it’s not like you have anything better to do except go outside and enjoy your weekend as soon as you finish reading this sentence. (But don’t! Listen to the Podcast)
They* say to love another person is to see the face of God. Personally, I think the face of God is the feeling I got when I heard Max Harris‘ heavenly robo-tween voice for the first time. I’m not kidding or being ironic when I say this middle school kid’s intense desire to get high fills me with a pure, shimmering delight. Also, the song is honestly sort of catchy.
Now, Max’s YouTube video has an email for all press inquires, but it doesn’t say if he does weddings or funerals. He better start doing both, because I have big plans for him in my life journey…
Wouldn’t you say that the purpose of art is to unearth some kernel of truth about the human experience and present it, palms outstretched, to your fellow man? And also to have fun with slide whistles?
Clearly the geniuses over at PBS would agree with that statement, seeing as how they commissioned Symphony of Science’s John Boswell to make this masterpiece in honor of Fred Rogers. Society, you can just go ahead and shut it down art-wise, because this is it! We found The Song. Now let’s go give the fish some food.
8-Bit Radiohead albums, meet “Neutral Bling Hotel” – all the songs from Neutral Milk Hotel’s iconic album In The Aeroplane Over The Sea mashed up with various hip-hop songs. It’s as predictably awesome as it is predictable that someone on the internet would eventually do this. Keep up the good work, boys dot com!
I looked at the sky and cried one tear when I saw there was a new Krispy Kreme video. It was of joy. Then I cried one more tear when I saw Krispy Kreme’s best friend Money Maker Mike had been kidnapped by a 17-year-old drug lord named James. It was of sadness. Then I cried some more tears when I remembered that Krispy Kreme would probably get shot 500 times and use his infinity knives to defend his buddy. Oh, and also it occurred to me that:
Putting Money Maker Mike in a hood is really unnecessary when James is clearly just taking him back to his mom’s house.
That burned-out house behind Krispy Kreme is probably where he lives, right? For cred?
The lines “I knocked him out with one punch/yup, yup, he had a knuckle sandwich for lunch” are just adorable.
It’s okay for an adult to nearly tear up at these goofy bros making videos and being buddies, right? Right? I’m going to say yes.
Rest in peace, Tupac Shakur. You missed some great stuff being gone, but mainly this video.
Here’s a clip from America’s Got Talent of 6-year-old Issac Brown, an unbelievably adorable kid from St. Louis performing a kid-tastical version of The Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back”. (A six-year-old singing “I Want You Back”? Crazy! That song’s totally written for someone who’s AT LEAST eight.)
I’m pretty sure Michael Jackson just aged-backwards into this kid, Benjamin Button style, with the MJ-creepiness morphing into hilarious charisma:
That Kid Is The… (Circle One): Best / SUPERBEST ?
Sidenote: It’s nice to see Howard Stern on America’s Got Talent – FINALLY he has the creative freedom he needs to really do his own thing.