In this video clip from New York University's annual talent show four years ago, Stefani Germanotta — aka Lady Gaga — performs two songs she wrote herself. She came in third place. At the end of her performance, one of the judges says: "Norah Jones, look out!" Little did she know that Lady Gaga would not be making Norah Jones-ish music at all. After the jump, a music video from her new album, The Fame Monster, which comes out Monday.
Beats-swapped YouTube is full of annoying remixes, but this one of Fatboy Slim's Weapon of Choice is exemplary, including Christopher Walken's moves. READ THE REST
Helen Reddy, the Australian-American singer and activist who famously co-wrote and sang the 1971 feminist anthem "I Am Woman," has died at age 78. The song was informed by Reddy's experiences in the Women's Movement in Australia. "I realised that the song I was looking for didn't exist, and I was going to have to… READ THE REST
Carla and I have been friends with Denise Kaufman for almost 30 years, but being the humble person she is, she never told us she had been the bass player for an incredible all-woman Haight Asbury rock band, Ace of Cups. (She's the singer in the video above). The band was active from 1967 to… READ THE REST
Consider this — are you someone who would want a full-sized pinball machine in your home? If you were a kid who spent more than 10 minutes in an arcade, a bowling alley, a family fun center, or a similar location during the 80s, 90s, or 00s, the answer from that kid is likely an… READ THE REST
If you include video in social media posts for your business, you'll see a 66 percent boost in serious engagement. Your brand awareness will be up over 50 percent. And an overwhelming 93 percent of marketers confirm that video on a social media post has resulted in a new customer. While the numbers are compelling,… READ THE REST
Studying for vocabulary tests in grade school was always the worst. Just you, a list of words, a sheet of paper and a pencil…and endless, endless, endless repetition. It was always the equivalent of an educational death march. But the importance of an extensive vocabulary is undeniable. The disparity in vocabulary from 3-year-olds in rich… READ THE REST