It’s pretty safe to say that 2013 was the “Year of the Twerk.” It was the year when the dance, which, according to this article, started in 1993 in the New Orleans bounce-music scene, was blasted into the mainstream by Miley Cyrus’s bony behind. All of a sudden the whole world was twerking, even the Oxford Dictionary, which defines it as a ”dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrust hip movements and a low, squatting stance.”
What does Philadelphia radio have against the Jews?
For years, we Christ Killers have been subjected to non-stop Christmas music, beginning before Thanksgiving and continuing through December 25th. If that’s not tedious enough, it feels like it starts earlier every season. Hell, why not Labor Day?
“You can always switch stations, Shoshanna,” I can hear you thinking. Of course I can, Mary, but there is a larger issue in play: Where is the 24-hour-a-day Chanukah music? Read more »
Bruce Springsteen’s handwritten working lyrics to “Born to Run” — composed in 1974 — are on sale today. Scrawled in blue ink on a 8.5/11 piece of paper, here’s the chorus:
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If you aren’t quite feeling like time is passing you by, a simple reminder that Britney Spears turned 32 this past Monday may be enough to do the trick.
Just in time for the year’s “Best of” lists to come rolling out, DJ Daniel Kim has taken 68 of this year’s best pop songs and mashed them into a single, quite catchy track. All the biggies are here — from Daft Punk (who pretty much kicked off the summer’s hit parade) and Miley (who shows up twice) to Justin and our girl Mary Lambert, who’s there to rep Macklemore’s “Same Love.”
You have to watch/listen hard to identify all the songs, especially Taylor Swift’s “Trouble,” which enjoys a mere blip in the five-minute-plus span of tunes. Give it a peep below.
I have a huge problem with Britney Spears’ eighth studio album, Britney Jean, and its name is Will.i.am. The Black Eyed Peas frontman has taken over as executive producer, seemingly hijacking Brit’s emotions on half the record. The end result? An album of fillers that, despite the intimate title, is about as personal as a spot on the Home Shopping Network.
Mr. i.am’s love affair with Brit began when he produced and dueted with her on “Big Fat Bass,” the only misfire on Britney’s 2011 EDM masterpiece, Femme Fatale. The track came and went like Lindsay’s sobriety. In 2012, the duo appeared on Will’s dancefloor romp “Scream And Shout,” which went on to be a huge hit. The outcome was inevitable: Will.i.am announced that he was going to executive-produce Britney Jean, the album that marks Britney’s 15-year anniversary in the music biz. Think of the other divas that made huge comebacks after 15 years: Mariah (The Emancipation Of Mimi), Janet (All For You) and (all hail) Madonna’s game-changing musical masterpiece Ray of Light. In Britney’s case, unfortunately, the 15-year-marker does little to catapult the young singer down the musical runway, instead it furthers her growing reputation as a soulless pop bot.
We’re suckers for huge, epic odes to the city. Have a gander.
This is sad, just because when things end, it is sad. The last hotel in Trenton, New Jersey, which has been vacant since Marriot left the building in June, was sold to a broadcasting company today for $6 million.
First, one of the weirdest videos ever made. Daryl Hall is beautiful in this. And John Oates with full beard? Looks like professional wrestler. Can’t stop watching this:
Now, the news:
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