Beyonce and the New Era of Music Videos

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music "Pretty Hurts" still courtesy Melina Matsoukas Where were you at the stroke of midnight EST on Friday, December 13, 2013? For once, us homebodies were rewarded for our introverted ways, gifted by one of the ultimate extroverts in pop. This generation will remember its exact location and emotion when it first saw Beyoncé's self-titled album. That's right: saw the album. As everyone and their grandma knows by now, Mrs. Carter stealthily released her fifth solo collection... READ MORE

Ylvis and the 'Weird' world of novelty songs

Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music With Norwegian pranksters Ylvis foxing up pop culture with its absurd EDM query, "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)," we thought it would be a perfect time to revisit notable novelty songs of yesteryear. Prepare to laugh and groan. David Seville - "Witch Doctor" Considered Patient Zero for infecting radio audiences with a case of the chuckles, "Witch Doctor" employed sped-up vocals to get that chipmunk quality. We can thank (or revile) Seville aka Ross... READ MORE

Halloween Rocks!

Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Image courtesy Mattheuxphoto/Creative Commons All Hallow's Eve is upon us, and that means it's time to conjure up some spooky fun. You've already picked out your Miley Cyrus foam finger costume and your haunting jams, so we're suggesting some of our favorite musical moments from holiday-appropriate films. Behold! The Divine Miss M gets crafty with Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker in 1993's Hocus Pocus. The Sanderson Sisters were a trio of resurrected witches from historical... READ MORE