Category Archives: music

Viral Link Top Ten: The Mad Hatter Edition

10. Secret iPhone Factory Photos!

A woman finds her new iPhone has some top-secret pics on it…

9. “Why So Serious?” Dollar Bill

I’m tempted to do this to my own money, but isn’t it illegal???

8. The Six Worst Comic Book Husbands

Sure, they can fight crime…but what about their skills as a hubby?

7. Princess Chunk The Cat

We are looking for the owner of a 44-pound cat. LOL.

6. Paranoia Sweater

Come out, come out of your deceitful yarn paradise…

5. Johnny Depp To Play Mad Hatter In Tim Burton Alice Flick

I always thought Tim looked like the Mad Hatter, actually…

4. Viper-Flavored Ice-Cream

Dairy that bites…

3. The Night Owls

The best webcomic you’re not reading yet.

2. Keira Knightley Refuses Digital Boob Jobs

…and becomes icon for smaller-breasted women everywhere.

1. George W. Bush as The Joker…

…by Drew Friedman in Vanity Fair!

Twenty Pictures Of 80s Style Big Hair

Hmmm…I’m always suspicious of these articles that “announce” some sort of trend is currently in — or back in style. But, this article claims that “big hair” — the 80’s style manes made popular by the chicks on Dynasty and the dudes in Motley Crue — are back.

Just in case you would like to jump on the fashion bandwagon, here are 20 pictures of 80s ( and 90s!) big hair.

Sampling Digital Music Culture With Sound Unbound

The phenomena of sampled music, mashups and other audio fruits of the digital revolution are explored in Paul D. Miller’s “Sound Unbound.” Boasting a forward by Boing Boing guru Cory Doctorow and essays by talents such as Chuck D, Jonathan Lethem, Brian Eno, and Vijay Iyer, Miller — also known as DJ Spooky — has put together a book that captures the zeitgeist of the age in music.

Plus, you get an audio CD with tracks from such diverse sources as Sonic Youth, William Burroughs, and Philip Glass.

“Sound Unbound” is s must-read for digital music enthusiasts and people who just want to understand this phenomenon better.

Read the table of contents and sample chapters here, and purchase here or through the book’s website.

Lost John Lennon Interview: “I Met The Walrus”

This awesome video features an interview 14-year-old Beatle fan Jerry Levitan conducted with John Lennon. It’s animated in a trippy “Yellow Submarine” type style that makes Lennon’s words come alive.

Five Cool Captain America Video Clips

Captain America F**K Yeah

Captain America 1960s Cartoon Theme Song

Daniel Johnston, “The Monster Inside Of Me”

Captain America 1978 trailer

Captain America Redub W/Sean Hannity

Psychedelic Music & Movie Posters of Tadanori Yokoo

Tadanori Yokoo is one of Japan’s most prolific graphic designers and has been described as “the Japanese Andy Warhol.” More posters at the link, or visit his official site.

Music Industry Now Calls Radio “Piracy”

Wow, you’d think these guys — after having a big chunk of their empire stolen by a legion of teens and slumming corporate workers snagging some tunes on their lunch break — would try to make some friends. But now representatives of the recording industry have pointed their fingers at radio as a form of piracy. Only took them how long to do it: what, over seventy-five years?


Kid Rock Says To Fans: Steal My Music!

When Kid Rock was told by Atlantic Records executives to publicly denounce music file sharing, Wired Blog reports, he told them:

“Wait a second, you’ve been stealing from the artists for years. Now you want me to stand up for you?”

Now Rock has boycotted ITunes and encourages his fans to illegally download his music.

“Download it illegally, I don’t care. I want you to hear my music so I can play live.”

And his feelings about the current gas crisis?

“You know how much money the oil companies have? If you need some gas, just go fill your tank (up) and drive off, they’re not going to miss it.”

Ten Love Songs That Sound Like Stalkers

They say the line between love and obsession can be in some cases very thin. Such is the case in some of our most cherished love ballads. Some of the lyrics of the songs below can be quite creepy…imagine your own personal stalker scrawling them on a piece of paper and sliding them under your door.

10. Def Leppard, “Two Steps Behind”

“Walk away if you want to.
Its ok, if you need to.
Well, you can run, but you can never hide
From the shadow thats creepin up beside you.”

“Well, I’ll be two steps behind you
(wherever you go)
And I’ll be there to remind you
That it only takes a minute of your precious time
To turn around and I’ll be two steps behind.”

9. Foo Fighters, “Walking After You”

“If you’d accept surrender, I’ll give up some more
Weren’t you adored
I cannot be without you, matter of fact
I’m on your back, I’m on your back, I’m on your back

If you walk out on me, I’m walking after you
If you walk out on me, I’m walking after you”

8. The Association, “Cherish”

“Cherish is the word I use to describe
All the feeling that I have hiding here for you inside
You don’t know how many times I’ve wished that I had told you
You don’t know how many times I’ve wished that I could hold you
You don’t know how many times I’ve wished that I could mold you
Into someone who could cherish me as much as I cherish you
Perish is the word that more than applies
To the hope in my heart each time I realize
That I am not gonna be the one to share your dreams
That I am not gonna be the one to share your schemes
That I am not gonna be the one to share what seems to be
The life that you could cherish as much as I do yours”

7. The Turtles, “Happy Together”

“Imagine me and you I do
I think about you day and night
It’s only right
To think about the girl you love
And hold her tight
So happy together
If I should call you up invest a dime
And you say you belong to me
And ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be
So very fine
So happy together
I can see me lovin’ nobody but you
For all my life “

“So happy together
So happy together
How is the weather
So happy together
We’re happy together
So happy together
Happy together
So happy together
So happy together “

6. Olivia Newton-John, “Hopelessly Devoted To You”

” Guess mine is not the first heart broken,
my eyes are not the first to cry I’m not the first to know,
there’s just no gettin’ over you
Hello, I’m just a fool who’s willing to sit around
and wait for you
But baby can’t you see, there’s nothin’ else
for me to do I’m hopelessly devoted to you
But now there’s nowhere to hide,
since you pushed my love aside I’m not in my head,
hopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to you,
hopelessly devoted to you”

5. Barry Manilow, “Can’t Smile Without You”

” You know I can’t smile without you
I can’t smile without you
I can’t laugh and I can’t sing
I’m finding it hard to do anything
You see I feel sad when you’re sad
I feel glad when you’re glad
If you only knew what I’m going through
I just can’t smile without you”

4. Bryan Adams, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”

” There’s no love – like your love
And no other – could give more love
There’s nowhere – unless you’re there
All the time – all the way

Oh – you can’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for
I can’t help it – there’s nothin’ I want more
I would fight for you – I’d lie for you
Walk the wire for you – ya I’d die for you

Ya know it’s true
Everything I do – I do it for you”

3. Partridge Family, “I Woke Up In Love This Morning”

“Hello, girl, yes it’s five o’clock I know but you just listen
there’s something that I’ve got to let you know
This is you, this pillow that I’m huggin’ and I’m kissin’
and one more thing before I let you go”

I woke up in love this morning
I woke up in love this morning
Went to sleep with you on my mind
I woke up in love this morning
I woke up in love this morning
Went to sleep with you on my mind”

2. Mister Mister, “Broken Wings”

Baby, it’s all I know
That you’re half of the flesh and blood that makes me whole
Yeah, yeah, yeah…
Yeah, yeah!

So take these broken wings
And learn to fly again, learn to live so free
When we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up and let us in
Take these broken wings
You’ve got to learn to fly, learn to live and love so free
When we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up for us and let us in

Yeah, yeah!
Ooooooh, yeah!”

1. The Police, “Every Breath You Take”*

“Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
Ill be watching you

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
Ill be watching you”

“Since you’ve gone I been lost without a trace
I dream at night I can only see your face
I look around but its you I cant replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep crying baby, baby, please…”

*To be fair, “Every Breath You Take” wasn’t meant to be a love song, but it’s mistakenly thought of as one in general pop-culture. A another bonus Police stalker song would be “I Can’t Stand Losing” -

” I’ve called you so many times today
And I guess it’s all true what your girlfriends say
That you don’t ever want to see me again
And your brother’s gonna kill me and he’s six feet ten
I guess you’d call it cowardice
But I’m not prepared to go on like this”

” I guess this is our last goodbye
And you don’t care so I won’t cry
But you’ll be sorry when I’m dead
And all this guilt will be on your head
I guess you’d call it suicide
But I’m too full to swallow my pride

I can’t stand losing you “

The Police = issues.

Rock Band Stage Kit and Smoke Machine

You will soon be able to add that crucial touch of realism to your Rock Band sessions with the Rock Band Stage Kit, due out in August. Sing that Coheed and Cambria song — you know the one — with strobe lights and “smoke” bouncing off your bad self.

The Rock Band Stage Kit will set you back $99.

(via Engadget)