@ZackTeibloom Oh, hello again. We may not have posted anything since my SXSW Prince write-up got me in trouble with the Purple One himself for some unauthorized Vines, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been keeping track of our favorite songs of the year. We’ve got a few old favorites in our 6th annual contest, with Kanye, Eminem, Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend all making repeat appearances. This year is as wide open as ever, though. Will “Get Lucky” or “Blurred Lines” be able to sustain their summer dominance through the holiday period? Are we sick of them? Will newcomer Lorde come in and take the whole thing? What about Haim or Bastille?
I honestly have no idea, but I’m excited to see and write about all these songs for the next month. We’ll give you until Friday at noon to turn in your brackets and then start our first match-up of Daft Punk’s overall #1 seed “Get Lucky” against Pretty Lights f. Talib Kweli’s “Around the Block.” There are some real intriguing match-ups in round one, like Macca vs. Kanye and JT vs. Haim, so I can’t wait to see how it all shakes out. Read the rest of this entry »
@ZackTeibloom Coachella 2012 line-up dropped last night and we’re pretty, pretty, pretty ecstatic with it. Radiohead is a 9.6-10 range, Black Keys are a solid 9.4-9.6 and has anyone seen Dr. Dre?! He can only make Snoop better. We’re also hyped for M83, Justice, Girl Talk, Feist, The Shins, The Arctic Monkeys, Grace Potter and oh [...]
@ZackTeibloom “Ain’t no party like a purple party, ’cause a purple party don’t stop.” Prince first said this early Sunday morning during his 50-minute-long second encore. When he said it again somewhere around his fourth or fifth encore, the artist currently known as Prince had the crowd wondering if the purple party would ever stop, [...]
@ZackTeibloom I was worried about this crash for weeks. When Third Man Records announced they were having a showcase, it was pretty much a given that its founder, Jack White, would be headlining even though he was left off the initial bill. A couple weeks ago, Third Man confirmed that, for the second consecutive year, [...]
@AndyShore Today seemed to start well. I woke up, excited to see Coldplay perform on Kimmel tonight. I arrived at work and saw a message from a coworker about the scientifically proven most relaxing song ever. I put it on and read the article. There were a few other songs on the top listed. One [...]
@ZackTeibloom I really thought I’d prepared myself for this one. Beyond the standard listening to the Beatles that everyone does growing up, I really went above and beyond to be ready for this moment in my life. I aced an entire three-credit class on The Beatles in college. I collected every Paul solo album I [...]
@ZackTeibloom Last week, a co-worker walked by my cubicle and said, “I have some questions for you,” when he saw a copy of Courtney E. Smith’s new book “Record Collecting for Girls” on my desk. What I should have said was, “Shut your ignorant mouth. It’s not like I have The Babysitters Club’s “Boy-Crazy Stacey” [...]