KILLER COVER: BON IVER COVERS BONNIE RAITT
I featured this cover in a prior blog entry, but Bon Iver does a heartbreaking cover of Bonnie Raitt’s classic “I Can’t Make You Love Me”. Chills.
MUSIC INSTA-BABE: VICTORIA JUSTICE
Victoria Dawn Justice (born February 19, 1993) is a singer-songwriter who actually got her start in the entertainment industry with acting stints on various Nickelodeon shows. Follow this beauty on Instagram: @victoriajustice.
THE WORST TWITTER POST OF THE WEEK
This Twitter post made me think twice about following TMZ. Unfortunately for me, I do get some decent news from them every so often. But this? Maybe they were going for funny. Maybe they were going for sexy? It just made me go away.
THE MOST IRONIC TWITTER POST OF THE WEEK
There was a memorial tree planted near George Harrison’s (of The Beatles) grave that was killed by …. wait for it …. wait for it …
“No cue cards, no teleprompters, and no second takes–legendary funnyman Sid Caesar pioneered live television sketch comedy with his 1950s sitcoms Your Show of Shows and Caesar’s Hour. This classic sketch is “Argument to Beethoven’s 5th,” Sid Caesar and Nanette Fabray play a married couple in a argument with pantomimed action and the dialogue is classic music.Enjoy! (Taken from the video description on Youtube”
MONSTER MASH-UP: MILEY CYRUS & MUMFORD & SONS: “LITTLE WRECKING BALL”
MUSIC NEWS/STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
During the Alternative Press Music Awards, the Black Veil Brides won the award for “Most Dedicated Fans”. When Andy Beirsack accepted the award, he subsequently gave the award to the a fan. Sincere fan appreciation or PR ruse? It was a cool gesture, so I’m hoping it’s the later.
The UK’s privacy laws for celebrities are much more strict that the privacy laws in the US. Case and point? Adele’s son was awarded a six-figure sum for damages in a lawsuit over paparazzi photos. Will this news encourage other stateside celebrities raising families to move their residence across the pond? Only time will tell, but if I were a celebrity, I would consider it.
Apparently, silly parodies of popular songs can still sell records. Just ask Weird Al Yankovic. His 14th studio album, “Mandatory Fun”, sold a whopping 104,700 copies in its first week, making it not only the number 1 album of the week, but the first comedy album in 54 years to debut at number 1 as well.
Do you have a StubHub! account? Well … just may want to check up on it. Apparently, cyber thieves hacked 1,000 StubHub acccounts, and may have bought ticket on your dime! Well, that’s another reason for me to purchase tickets at the box office (the other being that there isn’t a dam service charge!).
I’ll give it up for Avicii. I was skeptical of the last album (an album mixing EDM with folk/country music), but he pulled it off. News is that he’s starting to recruit for his next album, this time featuring artist’s like Jon Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean, Chris Martin and Serj Tankian. I can’t lie … I’m interest to hear what it sounds like.
THE YOUTUBE MUSIC VAULT
Santana in his prime. Doesn’t get much better than this.