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Charlene Kaye Is A ‘Ballsy’ Rock Goddess In ‘Forever Is A Long Time’ (VIDEO)

Charlene Kaye‘s music is at once classic and contemporary, a mix of glam rock and classical music in just the right measures.  In her new video for “Forever Is A Long Time,” she takes a darker turn.

“I wanted do a ballsy rock video, something that would really capture the chaos and panic of the song,” Kaye explained to VH1. “Liam (White, the video’s director) got a bunch of public access footage and projected it over us, and if you look closely you can see that there are two narratives going on- one of the past, and of the present, which is something I think is really beautiful and relevant to the song. The shots range from bombs raining down during WWII to old circus acts in the 1920s to the Hindenberg exploding, so there’s no lack of things to look at!”

“Forever Is A Long Time” is the third song off her most recent, Kickstarter-funded album, Animal Love, to get a music video, and is definitely less sunshine and hope than Kaye’s previous tracks.

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How Much Does Team StarKid Know About 50 Shades Of Grey? (VIDEO)

Team StarKid — the Chicago-based theater company that boasts Glee’s Darren Criss among its primary collaborators – might be masters of pop culture parody with their Harry Potter and Batman-themed musicals blowing up on YouTube, but we wanted to see if they were really up-to-date on their pop culture references. When the troupe came through New York on their most recent Mayan-god themed Apocalyptour we sat them down for a little pop culture guessing game.

First up — 50 Shades of Grey. Do the StarKids know a thing or two about the most popular BDSM book series? We had them guess the fake quote amidst 3 real quotes from the novels. Let’s just say they weren’t as knowledgeable about kinky sex dungeons as they are about wizards and wands. (Warning: One swear word in this video, so it’s slightly NSFW!) Check back tomorrow when we quiz them on Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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