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Wait, What Decade are We Supposed to be Nostalgic for Again?

Posted in hipsters, music, opinions, random, the 90's with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2009 by thedith

Because like, two weeks ago, it was the 90s, right?  Seriously, last month we were all wearing plaid and some derivative of Doc Marten boots.

Doc Martens: I would be lying to you if I said I don't actually kind of want a pair

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Did You Know There is a Song About Cheese Curds?

Posted in hometown files, random with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2009 by melsanie

Because there is! According to Wikipedia, “The New York Times in 1911 reported on an ancient Celtic song, dating from the 12th century, that mentioned cheese curd, perhaps the first musical reference to the most musical of cheeses:” Continue reading

What Has Seth Green Been Up To?

Posted in random with tags , , , , on October 13, 2009 by melsanie

Picture 1From an ad on my google reader.  Yeah, I don’t want to know where his Butterfinger has been.  Ew.

Just thought about that again.  Double ew.

I Want My MTV Back

Posted in opinions, random with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2009 by melsanie

There have been millions of articles written about how MTV and VH1 have given up on playing music videos, which isn’t entirely true. If you wake up at the crack of dawn like I did this morning to go to the gym, they show a good chunk of videos for three hours and not all of them are new.  Before I had to leave, they even played Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)!! I was so excited I smiled as I ran up that 8.0 incline (and then promptly suffered a mild case of asthma).

My enthusiasm for this video got me thinking though–not for the memories of the 90s, but rather for the memories of these videos.  I love everything about the videos cranked out by ‘NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears back in the day.  They were just so ridiculous and fun!  There was a formula to it.  There was a story, usually love was involved in some way with someone, and then they’d dance it out.

And boy, was there dancing.  I would watch these videos just for the choreographed parts and I would get chills each time.  As someone with little to no rhythm, it always boggles my mind how you can get 20 plus people to perform the same complicated moves at the same time to the same beat.  I loved it, and clearly, people still love it.  Some of these videos have over 10 million views on youtube and they aired on TV over 10 years ago.  They had to have done something right.

So, music producers/directors.  Please bring back music videos with choreographed dance numbers.  No, not gyrating hussies on shiny cars–those don’t count.  I want something like Britney in “Drive Me Crazy” or ‘NSYNC in “Bye Bye Bye”.

I Like This

Posted in i like this, random with tags , , , , , , , on September 29, 2009 by thedith

"Roboto wears: Shirt - Flat Head, Jeans - Iron Heart, Shoes - Common Projects"

This guy made a bunch of drawings of characters from He- Man and the Masters of the Universe dressed in modern day clothes, then made a website about it:

I imagined them somewhere in the indie/hipster/fashion-scene, as if they were doing a photoshooting [sic] for some magazine. I’m a fashion-nerd myself, so I dressed them up in things that really excist [sic] and that I like.

Rock on.

See the rest of the re-masterd Masters of the Universe HERE.

My Personal Kryptonite

Posted in random with tags , on September 17, 2009 by thedith

The Time of Your Workday

Posted in hello thursday, music, random, you should like this, youtube with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2009 by thedith

In honor of Patrick Swayze, the fact that this song just came on the radio (thanks, KOIT), and the countless hours of abuse I suffered at the hands of my older sister as she forced me to learn this dance routine with her: