So, I don’t really have anything against Taylor Swift. Sure, she doesn’t really write my type of music (read: I don’t listen to her at all) but at least she writes a lot of her own stuff and she can sing. For that she has my respect.
However, upon seeing this video, I knew I had to share it with you all. I’ve watched it at least 20 times and it only gets funnier and funnier. So, without ruining anything, I implore you to simply head below and have yourself a good laugh. READ MORE
Audio mashup maestro Isosine has put together another mashup that shouldn’t work in the slightest and yet does (for example, Taylor Swift vs. Korn). Up now is the music from the Teletubbies with the vocals from Drowning Pool‘s smash hit “Bodies”. There is a free download link in the YouTube description but it’s not working for me. Once it’s up and running I’ll update with the download link (y’know, in case you want this song for your morning jog or something). Check out the video below. READ MORE
Mashup master DJ Earworm has released his yearly “United States Of Pop” song, which takes the 25 biggest hits of 2012 as determined by the Billboard 100 and pus them all together in one song. You can listen to the song below and also download it for free.
Personally, I like the 2009 mashup the best. For those of you who have listened to the past several years, what’s your favorite? READ MORE
Update: A video for the mash-up and a final download link can be found below.
Mash up maestro Isosine is back at it again, this time mixing Korn‘s “Coming Undone” with Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. On paper, that sounds so ludicrous and absurd that it can’t possibly work, can it? As a matter of fact, it works disturbingly well. You can stream/download the work in progress for free here.
Head on below to hear the original songs for reference. READ MORE
It’s nearing that time again when the music industry collectively pat each other on the backs and present awards to artists who already have shelves devoted to little statues that they earned based on record sales and not any sort of artistic merit. Yup, I’m talking about the AMAs (American Music Awards). But, before we get our panties in a bunch, let’s actually look at what the AMAs were created for. You see, according to a press release, Dick Clark created the AMAs in 1973 as a means of paying “…tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry.”
So, I’m left scratching my head. Why even create such an event? What is the purpose? I mean, aside from the collective back patting and sycophantic groveling that I mentioned above, is there a point to these shows? Well, obviously ratings. People are gonna tune in to see over-the-top performances (where their favorite artist will no doubt be lip syncing) so they can gush about them to their friends via Facebook and Twitter (who talks on a phone anymore, right?). It’s also a status symbol: “My favorite artist won an award, meaning that he/she/they HAVE to be respected and lauded!”
Whatever. As per my thoughts on ANY award ceremony, I don’t think they do a damn thing. The only people that tune in are those that have a vested interest. No one that is seeking avenues to find new music will even consider watching. What’s the point? They’ve already heard it all before.
If you want to see the list of AMA nominations, check it out below. It’ll be a really recognizable and familiar list. READ MORE
With the release of The Hunger Games
movie adaptation looming, the hype around the film is only increasing. One of the big things that fans are looking forward to is the soundtrack, which is getting as much hype as one of the soundtracks to the glitter-vampire-movie-that-shall-not-be-named. The first official video from the soundtrack is Safe And Sound
, performed by Taylor Swift
featuring The Civil Wars
. It’s actually a very mellow, beautiful song with some wonderful harmonies. I definitely recommend at least giving it a shot below.
Having read the books, I can see why there is an appeal to the horror crowd. There is this post-apocalyptic dystopian society that feeds off of a Battle Royale-esque tournament (well, at least The Capitol does), insane amounts of violence and gore, and some pretty intense situations.