Archive for the 'Music' Category

Lady Gaga Invades Afghanistan

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Music, Pop Culture, Video

I’ve consistently contended (in my personal social channels) that Lady Gaga is the new Madonna. And now some American soldiers in Afghanistan reinforce that Gaga’s pop culture weirdness extends beyond our borders. Watch and enjoy… And to all of those who think that they’re wasting our tax dollars…I’d rather them blowing up their imaginary phones […]

May 1st, 2010 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Let’s Stop Apologizing for Music Torture at Gitmo

By Darren Garnick | Related entries in Guantanamo Bay, Kitchen Sink, Music, National Security, News, Torture

So, a pretentious group of musicians is upset that their music is being used to torment America’s most dangerous enemies? And now they want the U.S. government to release an official song list? I can’t imagine that such a document actually exists. Are we supposed to believe that CIA and Pentagon interrogators around the world […]

October 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 17 Comments »

Blue State Cowboys sing “Pay To Play (But Keep Love In Your Heart)”

By John Burke | Related entries in Chicago, Music, Pay to Play, Politics

You gotta love this!  The Blue State Cowboys, led by Matt Farmer, sing country-style about “pay to play” in the Windy City. For those who might want to adopt this in their band’s repertoire, I’ve posted the lyrics on my blog at: http://thepurplecenter.blogspot.com/2009/01/blue-state-cowboys-sing-pay-to-play-but.html Tweet

January 8th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

An Incredibly Literal Version Of Aha’s “Take On Me”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Comedy, History, Music, Video

I really got a kick out of this… (h/t: American Copywriter) Tweet

October 7th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Remembering Bo

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in History, Music, R.I.P.

We interrupt the political commentary to bring you this quick but needed tribute to one of the 20th century’s most influential musicians: Bo Diddley, who died yesterday at the age of 79. I know of no better way to remember him than through his music. So, here’s a little bit. Tweet

June 3rd, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Kansas Citian David Cook Wins American Idol

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Kitchen Sink, Media, Missouri, Music

I don’t watch really like the show so I never care who wins, but this is a hometown boy we’re talking about here so some props are in order for the guy who won the second most popular election in 2008. Seriously, check out these numbers… A record 97 million votes were cast overall, 23 […]

May 21st, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Late Night Ms. Pac Man Blogging

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Music, Video

Enjoy… (Song by The Go! Team) Tweet

April 11th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

“Yes We Can” Music Video

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Music, Video

If you haven’t seen the song inspired by Barack Obama’s speech, here you go. By the way, the campaign had nothing to do with this. The people who made it were simply moved by his speech and made a song about it. UPDATE: I literally can not get this song out of my head. Also, […]

February 2nd, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The Reactable: Future Music

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Music, News, Technology

Even if you loathe electronic music, you may find this interesting… The reactable is a multi-user electronic music instrument with a tabletop tangible user interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving physical objects on a luminous table surface. By moving and relating these objects, representing components of a classic modular […]

March 31st, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

MC Hammer Has A Blog!

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Music

And I’m almost certain he’s actually writing it. There’s too much original content on there for it not to be. And by the way, the content is pretty damn good too, if you enjoy reading an insider’s perspective on the music industry. Here are some of his thoughts on the guilt by association game reporters […]

February 24th, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »