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Apr 5 '10

(via nickdouglas)Tags: jay-z music nyc rap

Mar 30 '10

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Mar 2 '10
From the mid to late ’90s until just now, I thought that song “The Freshmen” by The Verve Pipe was a song about a group of guys, who were freshmen, who raped a girl, but come to find out it’s a song about copping your girlfriend an abortion.

Tags: music girl

Mar 2 '10

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Mar 1 '10

Jennifer Lopez and Smash Mouth. Remember the 90s?

Also, SNL used to be good back then.

Tags: music history nbc tv

Feb 19 '10

Vampire Weekend, ‘Giving Up the Gun’ — Video Premiere - Spinner

"We’d been in touch with Lil Jon since the first album. He heard the reference on ‘Oxford Comma’ and sent us some cases of Crunk Juice."

Remember Lil Jon?

Tags: music vampire weekend lil jon

Jan 22 '10
Throw your own techno party. Only YouTube required.

Throw your own techno party. Only YouTube required.

Tags: music youtube

Jan 21 '10

Convert vocals to instrumentals, so to speak. What an idea.

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Jan 7 '10

I am not sure what this has to do with potato salad.

Tags: music sport

Nov 24 '09

Neil Young covers the theme from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Tags: music tv

Nov 24 '09

nove607:

Something to think about….

Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.

45 minutes:

The musician played continuously.  Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace.  The man collected a total of $32.

1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

The questions raised:

*In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

*Do we stop to appreciate it?

*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made.

How many other things are we missing?

(via nove607)Tags: life music

Nov 6 '09

Massive Attack - United Snakes

Possibly the greatest black and white video ever.

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Oct 12 '09

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Sep 23 '09

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Sep 10 '09

Tags: tv music rap simpsons