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Everyone knows that MTV made the decision a long time ago to ditch actually showing music videos in favor of greased up guidos and about 300 shows about what it’s like to be a rich and/or pregnant teen.  Hell, they even got rid of the “Music Television” tagline on their logo this year.

But wait, there is hope once again!

The New York Post is reporting that the seminal MTV show Beavis and Butt-head will be returning to the airwaves with all new episodes!  The new episodes will still feature the boys as high-schoolers, but instead of flinging their cynical and moronic critiques at music videos from the 80s and 90s, their old cracked television will now feature current videos.

Some people might say that Beavis and Butt-head was the first step in MTV’s movement away from featuring music videos.  That’s fair and it may be true.  But couldn’t it also then be the first step in reversing that trend and leading the station closer to its origins?  MTV is never going to be a 24/7 music video station again – the economics just don’t support it.  But I’m sure they can get away with showing some, and if so, the return of Beavis and Butt-head is a sneakily awesome move in that direction.

And can you imagine what kind of comments those two will have while watching the “Alejandro” video?

-Sam

Cool Cudi Cover

8 July6 comments
Author: Sam

I was perusing Kid Cudi’s Facebook page when I came across this awesome cover he posted of his song “Pursuit of Happiness” by Lissie.  I hadn’t heard of Lissie, an Illinois-based indie rocker, but this cover is so damn good, I’m gonna have to check her out.

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Lissie’s debut album, Catching A Tiger, is out now in the UK.  Us Americans (as opposed to U.S. Americans) will have to wait until August 17th to get it here in the States.

Check out a couple more sweet covers she’s done after the jump:

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Sixth-grade talent shows are usually pretty painful events – full of ear-bleeding recorder solos, boy band dance routines, and a magic show or two.

But this kid absolutely owns his performance – of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” no less.  And I’m not even saying this is good in the “It’s good for a sixth-grader” way.  No, this is actually good good.  Like this little guy should seriously think about pursuing this talent.  And aside from the amazing singing voice, he’s got all the confidence in the world in his performance.  And I’m sure that has to be at least a little hard when you’re a guy singing a Lady Gaga song to a bunch of your sixth grade classmates.  Think of the potential beatings that could entail!

But no one can really make fun of him after that performance.  Just watch the girls’ faces in the background.  Once they realize what song it is, they’re all like “Oh no he isn’t!” and are ready to laugh him off.  But he’s got them in the palm of his hand by the end and gets an appropriately enthusiastic applause.  And keep an eye on the blond in the back row.  You can literally see her falling in love with this kid by the second.

All I can say is that he better have won first place.

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-Sam

Today’s Quickies

4 May6 comments
Author: Schiano

Haven’t done this in awhile, so I figured now is the perfect time to start it up again.  Today’s Quickies are a collection of links and blurbs I’ve come across that are rather interesting (to me). 

You know Eminem is trying to make a comeback when you start hearing about controversy in his upcoming tracks.  In his latest, Em has ripped into NFL star Ben Roethlisberger.  The track is titled Despicable and in it, Em says, “I’d rather turn this club into a bar room brawl, get as rowdy as Roethlisberger in a bathroom stall.”

There’s a Jersey Shore soundtrack in the works.  And while I’d LOVE to talk about the show itself, I must focus on an upcoming track on the album to get excited about.  Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull on the lead single, I Like It.

The pride of Puerto Rico, Daddy Yankee, has released a new album.  And it is awesome. 

I Gotta Feeling, by the Black Eyed Peas, has become the most downloaded song in history.  While I do enjoy the song, I worry about what future generations say about some today’s music. 

Britney Spears recorded Telephone before Lady Gaga and there’s a leak version of it floating around the internet.   But Brits passed on the song after recording the demo.  And as you all know, Gaga picked up the track (she originally wrote it, though) and recorded it with Beyonce.

Let’s face it, getting on Chatroulette is like playing Russian roulette only with schlongs instead of bullets.

But somewhere amidst all the flabby middle-aged creepsters wanking it for the world to see are some truly creative people just looking to have fun.  And that’s really when Chatrt shines – when people get creative with it.

Case in point: Ben Folds whipped out…his computer during a recent show, got on Chatrt, and started playing freestyle piano ditties about all the people who lucked into landing on him.  BAM on the can is my personal fave.  Check it out:

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Another great Chatrt video after the jump:

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Too Much Lady GaGa?

22 February24 comments
Author: Elliot

Ever since the pop-artist, Lady GaGa hit radio and Top Ten lists, it seems like every other band has covered at least one song. Bands ranging from We The Kings, Of Mice And Men, even Daughtry have put their own spin on one of GaGa’s top hits. At first glance, the covers all sound similar and aren’t worth much of a listen (Unless, of course, you’re one of those hardcore fans that have every song ever by your favorite band). Sure, credit is given where credit is earned, and some artists show great creativity when they’re able to take a song, completely turn it around, and still make it sound good. But then again, what if that creativity was channeled into something more individual, and in the long run, productive?
It’s discouraging to see so many bands flocking to the same routine, blending in in a time when it’s preferred to stand out.

Let’s face it, most cover songs blow chunks.

This one doesn’t.

In fact, it’s quite awesome, particularly because the band doing the covering (The Demonstration) are having fun with it.  There’s a certain sense of irony to begin with when you have a metal band covering a pop superstar like Lady Gaga, and they understand that and just run with it.

It also doesn’t hurt that “Bad Romance” is a pretty killer song to begin with so the foundation is strong.

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-Sam

New Face of Polaroid

7 January3 comments
Author: Schiano

Polaroid is taking on a major overhaul to try to resurrect itself.  Polaroid recently signed Lady Gaga in hopes to making the once iconic company popular and trendy again. 

Gaga has signed a multi-year deal to be the creative director of a speciality line of Polaroid products.  “The core of the brand is that it’s real, it’s unedited, and it captures the moment,” said Stephen Miller, chief executive of Polaroid. 

In a statement released by Lady Gaga, she stated:

“The Haus of Gaga has been developing prototypes in the vein of fashion /technology /photography innovation — blending the iconic history of Polaroid and instant film with the digital era – and we are excited to collaborate on these ventures with the Polaroid brand.”

Gaga Craze

23 December6 comments
Author: Schiano

NME.com has a short, but good, blog post regarding Lady Gaga’s quick rise to popularity and fame.

It’s almost impossible to fathom that just one year ago, Lady Gaga was opening for New Kids On The Block and Natasha Bedingfield at L.A.’s Nokia Theater. This week she returned to the scene, but as the headliner of a super-sold-out three-night Nokia stint…and really, NKOTB and Natasha would be lucky to open for her now.

There’s no denying Gaga’s impact on mainstream pop music this year.  And as such, she was recently named MTV’s Woman of 2009

Source: “L.A. Goes Gaga At Lady’s Monster Ball” (NME.com)