LISTEN UP: Your Daily Dose of the Best Music Ever



  • If you can’t wait for the Strangers with Candy movie, has three original songs written for the flick by Late Show’s Paul Shaffer and Strangers With Candy star Paul Dinello.
  • Everyone from Vegemite Reggae to the Nashville Super Pickers are climbing the Stairway to Heaven. It’s steep over at WFMU’s Beware of the Blog.
  • Happiness is Beatles’ Friday at Jefitoblog.
  • Yuppie Punk honors an overlooked Ramones song.
  • Music is Not Dead calls on The People Under the Stairs and Michael Bolton (of Office Space not Nicollette Sheridan’s lover/friend) to get through the day.

Shuffling Towards the Weekend!


scheeripod_shuffle.JPGThe weekly segement in which we all brag about how cool our taste in music is by shuffling the songs on our iPods and posting – honestly – the first five resulting random tracks. Our guest this week is a favorite on Best Week Ever, a hilarious comedian, and one fourth of The Human Giant – the lovely and talented Mr. Paul Sheer! So what does Paul listen to when he’s not cracking wise on our show? Let’s take a look:

1. “Sexy Motherf*cker”Prince
2. “Let’s Face It”The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
3. “Lay Low”My Morning Jacket
4. “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon”Urge Overkill
5. “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood”Fred Rogers

I think I’d be a little surprised about the Mr. Rogers song if this was anyone other than Paul. As always, post the results of your own shuffle in the comments!

Blaine’s Best Magic Trick Yet


He’s jumped off of flagpoles and buried himself alive. But in his greatest challenge yet, David Blaine, master illusionist will attempt to turn himself into a sun dried tomato.

Check out these pictures from Towleroad (via Gawker) of David Blaine’s wrinkly, prune hands after almost one week in a fishbowl.

On the Coverage of the Rolling Stone


rs1000_marilyn_manson.jpgLast night your intrepid team here at braved the elements and made a rare sojourn out of our blogging dungeon to attend the uber-exclusive party at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom celebrating the 1000th issue of the only counter-culture “underground ‘zine” that puts Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and N’Sync on its cover – Rolling Stone Magazine! Read all the sordid details after the jump.
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It’s May 5th; What’s up?


tv set.jpgI’m not a big gambling guy. With the exception of fantasy sports (which I decided isn’t gambling– it’s a skill), I really don’t put money on too many things. However, I’m willing to bet that Tom Hanks on SNL will be great. It’s Tom Hanks! The guy’s hosted the show like 30 times. With the exception of Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, nobody’s a safer bet than Hanks. So that’s my pick of the weekend. What are YOU watching? Family Guy? Despereate Housewives? Numb3rs? Vote Now!

While You Were Dancing Like Tom


  • Madonna will pose topless in W magazine. Some will say that it’s great to see a woman of her age bare it all to show she’s still got it . I will say, I like boobies.
  • Lindsay Lohan wants to get her T & A back. Finally, Lindsay and I have something in common.
  • Bono is all set to be a newspaper editor for a day. It’s always good to have a fall back option if this whole rock & roll star thing doesn’t work out.
  • Thanks to Tom Cruise, the California Assembly has voted to restrict the use of ultrasound machines for personal use. Kidnapping and brainwashing kids from Dawson’s Creek, though, is still totally cool.
  • Today Sting was awarded an honarary degree at Newcastle University, and named “Doctor of Music.” Which makes perfect sense, because nobody likes going to the doctor.

The Daily Danza


On today’s Tony Danza Show, our favorite talk show host broke out the ukulele, actually 100 ukuleles, and a sing-along ensued.



During Tom Cruise’s multi-leg journey through the city on Wednesday, the actor drove his motorcycle to BET’s 106 and Park, and from the looks of how he’s dancing he never got off it. Major Props to illini who dropped of this video of Tom keeping it real, uncomfortably real.

Got a cool video or story you want us to check out? Drop It now! Come on, go for it; it’s easy! To see what other people have submitted and to Prop It Up, go here!



Now, I know one of these women just had my baby, but shoot, they all look alike to me…

See more pictures of Tom and Katie Kate at last night’s Mission: Impossible III premiere after the jump…
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Best Night Ever: Thursday, May 4th!


It’s Best Night Ever for Thursday, May 4th! Dan Hopper is here to walk you through the best of Thursday night tv, including American Inventor, Survivor, OC, and My Name Is Earl!