If like us you’re finding the whole deciding-the-future-of-the-world aspect of today more than a little stressful, you may be in need of a wee bit of comic relief. If so, look no further than this montage of pretty much every memorable mondegreen in the history of music, which we spotted at Laughing Squid earlier this morning. the video finds a group called cdza creating an aural history of memorable misheard lyrics, from Carl Orff right through to Pink, via Elton John, Bob Dylan and various others. You can click through and watch the video after the jump — now, excuse us while we kiss this guy. … Read More
With a certain day right around the corner, our hearts are aflutter with all things sugary and sweet. So, when we stumbled across this unidentified candy-coated building, we couldn’t help but wonder what other delights might be out there.
More commonly associated with Pepto Bismol, Papermate erasers, and bubblegum, the color pink isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when we think of divine architecture, but the psychological properties of the hue actually make it an obvious choice for the built environment. Prison holding cells are painted pink to reduce erratic behavior. Sports teams paint the opposing teams’ locker room pink to keep the players passive and make them less energetic. Pastries taste better when they come out of pink boxes. With that, it’s only fitting that the soothing, romantic color has been used on buildings to jaw-dropping effect that we think is nothing short of poetic.
Here’s our survey of the the world’s greatest built confections. Let us know in the comments what you think of adding a little more pink to our world. … Read More
The 52nd annual Grammy Awards came and went last night and, as usual, music’s “biggest night” was pretty tame. Unlike the MTV Video Music Awards, the Grammys are when we’re supposed to take music seriously. Madonna can’t kiss Britney on stage or writhe around seductively in a wedding dress. Diana Ross can’t grab ‘Lil Kim’s boob. Kanye West definitely can’t interrupt Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech.
So while the Grammys are sort of like the nerdy older sister of music awards shows, we did notice a theme running through many of the evening’s theatrical performances: Blame it on Glee if you want, but musicals are suddenly cool again — and it’s clear most of the artists who performed last night were inspired by some of the Great White Way’s best. Here, we list our fave five performances from the Grammys and the big, brash musical numbers that may have inspired them. … Read More
1. Brace yourselves for VMAs déjà vu: the roster of performers for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on January 31 now includes nominees Green Day, Lady Gaga, and Pink. [via MTV]
2. Karen O and T Bone Burnett‘s respective scores for Where The Wild Things Are and Crazy Heart are ineligible for a… Read More
It is no secret that trade publication Billboard is painfully irrelevant. However, its latest “Artists of the Decade” list cannot be debated — it has been objectively compiled. Never mind the fact that Billboard equated “Artists of the Decade” with “the 20 music stars with the best performance on the Billboard 200 albums chart and the Hot 100 over the last ten years.” We let this happen, at least when we still bought CDs. After the jump, explanations on how Creed, Nelly, Nickelback, and others snuck into the Top 20 most-sold albums of the decade list. … Read More
Every month Yahoo Japan chooses five new Western releases as their “must buy” picks — because evidently “buy” and “music” are two words that Japanese listeners still use together without adding “I can hardly remember when I used to.” Mysterious.
But what piques our interest even more: What Western music do the Japanese think is worth buying? After the jump, multilingual Flavorwire contributor Doug Schrashun is here to translate the scoop from Japan for the rest of us.
Brace yourselves — Christina Aguilera made the cut. … Read More
Two pop stars, two new albums, two similar concepts. Would you believe that they share the same