Videos of My Life- the Call and Response Edition

February 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm (videos of my life) (, , , , , , , )

Here are three of my favorite male/female call and response songs.  No reason, it’s just Friday and I want to sing them all.  Too bad Kumail’s at a road gig tonight.  He does a mean Eddie Money.

Dracula’s Wedding- Andre 3000 and Kelis

Nothing Better- Postal Service feat. Jen Wood

Take Me Home Tonight- Eddie Money and Ronnie Spector (which I  never realized was Ronnie of the Ronnettes and the song is an homage to their song “Be My Little Baby”!!)

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Dance Dance Dance!!!

February 27, 2009 at 11:20 am (dance) (, , , , , )

Now that I’m signed up and guaranteed a spot, I wanted to encourage all my ladies to sign up for Angie Pontani’s next go-go dance class with the School of Burlesque!

Angie is my dance idol, and ever since she won Miss Exotic World 2009, it’s been hard to pin her down in NYC as a teacher, so this is a class you should take advantage of if you have any interest in it at all!

Go here to register for the class, which is Saturday March 7th from 4-5:30.

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Ten Leagues Beneath Contempt

February 27, 2009 at 10:21 am (music, research) (, , , , , , , )

Have you ever heard of Gilles de Rais?

I hadn’t, until today.   He was a Baron, and a Count, and a friend of Joan of Arc, and a Satanic serial killer.  He was executed in 1440 for sodomy, murder and witchcraft.  He’s had a concept metal album written about him, and he’s the source of the legend of Bluebeard, that wife-murdering pirate.  Come on, get in here and learn some stuff!

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Nourish The Inner Aspect

February 27, 2009 at 8:05 am (pop culture) (, )

In defending her ridiculously condescending “lifestyle newsletter”, GOOP, Gwyneth Paltrow told People magazine:

I think the people who are criticizing it or criticizing the idea of it, don’t really get it, because if they did, they would like it.

The same has been said in defense of ethnic cleansing.  And gaucho pants.

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Fill another cup up, feeling on your butt butt…

February 27, 2009 at 7:12 am (music) (, , , , , , , , )

I have been endlessly discussing this video with Vivek and Kate this morning, and we can’t decide if Jamie Foxx has an amazing sense of humor, or a terrible one.  So I want you to decide.

I present to you Jamie Foxx’s new single “Blame It”, and the song is actually pretty cool.  However, you won’t be able to tell, because you’ll be so distracted by the video, which features Bill Bellamy, Forest Whitaker, Tatiana Ali, a panda bear in a suit, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L Jackson, and Ron Howard.

Jump!

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The singalong booth has now left the building

February 26, 2009 at 10:01 am (music) ()

Courtesy of the lovely and birthdayed Kasia, the Jonas Brothers have very sweetly given us the ability to sing along with them in a booth.  But not really.

Basically, a video of theirs plays and you can, if you have a webcam, record a video of yourself singing the song too, and then they play them at the same time, side by side.

Pretty awesomely terrifying stuff.

Sadly, the recording booth has been shut down, but you can watch other people’s videos, which are actually just girls who think that the Jonas Brothers actually use these videos to find their girlfriends.

Go here to check it out.

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The first ever Barbie commercial!

February 25, 2009 at 12:17 pm (cool things i've found) (, , , )

Ladies, get out your will to live and throttle it….it’s time for Barbie!  She’s so much better than you in every way!

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And inside-out is wiggida wiggida wiggida wack!

February 25, 2009 at 12:10 pm (music, pop culture) (, , , , , , )

StyleCrave had a great retrospective on the worst hip hop fashion trends, and they delighted me so much I thought I’d repost my three favorite.

Grills!

Grills!

Kanyes mullet, which I looooove

Kanye's mullet, which I looooove

Kris Kross making you jump jump

Kris Kross making you jump jump

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Collector’s item

February 25, 2009 at 10:10 am (my life) (, , , , )

This is a 10 year old bottle of Pepsi.

pepsi

Yes, it does have “Ramesses the Great” stamped onto it, and yes, it does have quite a history.  Jump if you want to hear about it.

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Put this one behind the…..cellar door.

February 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm (movies) (, , , , , , )

If you’re in your late 20s/early 30s, you probably have a special place in your heart for Donnie Darko.  Like a lot of you, Donnie Darko came along at a specific point in my life and it spoke to me.  I went to the rickety website and “researched” it, I rented it and watched all the special features, and I loved it.  But I watched it a year after first seeing it, and it had changed somewhat.

Or maybe I changed.

Now it seemed a bit cheesy.  Melodramatic.  Drew Barrymore just chewed up the scenery.  I saw it a year or two after that and thought it was utterly ridiculous, and wondered how I’d ever liked it, other than some of the cool imagery.  (By the way, it’s the same progression that Tori Amos holds in my heart.)

So in a move that totally makes sense and yet is horrifically asinine, the powers that be have made S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale.  It is a straight to DVD sequel to Donnie Darko, boasting stars like Ed “Gravel Voice” Westwick and Elizabeth “Saved By the Bell Showgirls” Berkeley, and yes, I have the trailer right after the jump.  Get ready.

S. Darko is Donnie’s younger sister Samantha in the original movie, all grown up.  I hope you’re prepared for that.

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