Sorry, Sully, But The Jonas Brothers Actually Came First

23 03 2009

The Jonas Brothers (Real and South Park versions)

Andrew Sullivan—lamenting Rolling Stone’s slide into irrelevancy and smelling desperation—shakes his head at the cast of Gossip Girl landing a cover piece on the magazine, wondering aloud if The Jonas Brothers are next.
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Slacking

7 03 2009

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I’ve got no shortage of excuses for falling off with the blogging. Busy with work? Tennis? Twitter? Beautiful weather today? Take your pick.
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Lady GaGa Alicia Keys-ifies ‘Poker Face’

8 01 2009

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Since Lady GaGa is one of this month’s music recommendations, I’m posting this acoustic rendition of ‘Poker Face.’
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In By the Buzzer! 2008’s Top Songs

31 12 2008

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Best of lists are are always highly subjective, so I’m attempting a slightly more quantitative approach with mine. I created a smart playlist in iTunes that would filter for 2008 songs that had the highest play counts and received a five-star rating from me—basically answering the question, ‘Which 2008 songs did I enjoy the most and received the heaviest rotation?’

To correct for the inherent play count advantage songs released earlier in the year had on more recently released tracks, I took each songs’ play count and divided it by the amount of days it had been in my iTunes. My resulting Top 20 list shows the songs that have the highest average play count per days in iTunes.

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Cute Turned Up to 11

16 12 2008

It’s because of bands like Alphabeat that I think all of Scandanavia is one giant Charlie and the Chocolate Factory diorama come to life.

What is it about the Danish that they’re all so adorable? I swear you want to put this whole band in your pocket and break them out whenever someone’s being a bummer. Fuck Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft. If I ever feel down, I’ll just take a hit of Alphabeat. I dare you to watch the video with a straight face. If you don’t crack a smile at least once you’re stone cold dead inside.
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