You can rejoice in finding all about love, science, sports, music, and implode with knowing it all took place on the number one website in the world, Google. The world’s most popular search engine helped users find what they were looking for trillions of times in 2014, and they’ve put together another breathtaking video to show just how smart and a bunch of firecrackin’ curiosity seekers we really are.
Fred and Carrie face the cons of attending a music concert. So perfect, and mostly because now I’m old.
In JINGLE BELL ROCKS!, director Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world’s most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes – including hip hop legend Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, L.A. DJ and musicologist Dr. Demento, and Calypso legend The Mighty Sparrow. In his search for the twelve best, underappreciated Christmas songs ever recorded, Kezin both asks and answers the question, “Why, when Christmas rolls around, are we still stuck cozying up with Bing Crosby under a blanket of snow?”
Equal parts social history, pop culture pilgrimage, and revealing character study, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! follows this motley crew of merry misfits as they confront the Christmas music mainstream, reinventing the seasonal soundtrack for the 21st century. With rollicking live performances, intimate interviews, and a kaleidoscope of touching and rare archive footage, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! is a cinematic sleigh-ride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative Christmas music. It’s also a mix-tape of twelve of the weirdest, wildest, most poignant Christmas songs you’ve never heard.
Thanks to the Yoko Ono-led initaitve, the ImaginePeace website allows you to download and share a poster declaring “War is Over (If You Want It)” in over 120 languages — everything from Afrikaans to Yiddish. These words are from Lennon and Ono’s 1971 Christmas/Vietnam War protest song.
Ono says, “Dear Friends. Download, print & display these posters in your window, school, workplace, car and elsewhere. Post them on your Social Media feeds. Send them as postcards to your friends. We say it in so many ways, but we are one. I love you!”
550 Artists were interviewed over the last ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only.
Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn’t answer at all.
That question… John Lennon or Paul McCartney?
Featuring: Robert DeNiro, Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Priyanka Chopra, The 1975, The Goo Goo Dolls, Big Sean, Carrie Underwood, New Kids on the Block, Fall Out Boy, Pete Townshend, Scott Weiland, Sam Smith, Bridgit Mendler, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Robbie Robertson, Lights, David Byrne and many more.
…since the movie, naturally. I can’t even fix the light fixture in the den, ok?
Guy Pearce is best known for his role as an actor in films such as L.A. Confidential and Memento. But he also has a music side to him, too. Pearce appeared in Australian band Silverchair’s music video for “Across the Night” and in Razorlight’s video for “Before I Fall to Pieces.” He recorded the soundtrack for A Slipping-Down Life, singing and playing guitar on cover versions of songs by Ron Sexsmith, Vic Chesnutt and Robyn Hitchcock.
Pearce just released a fun music video, too:
Guy Pearce – Fly All The Way from Tim White on Vimeo.
After a brilliant 2014 full of his hilarious pop music parodies, Weird Al Yankovic ends the year in style – by showing us a great magic trick in which he mysteriously makes an orb float.
Wait until the end, of course…
You shall not pass! Please resist!The word resist means to control yourself and stop yourself from doing something you really want to do, though that’s not a word that Cookie Monster really understands. Ian McKellen demonstrates. Of course.
In the final episode of Behind The Sound, Norman Cook, better known as Fatboy Slim takes a look back at his breakthrough track ‘The Rockafeller Skank’. Am I the only one that still says “The funk soul brother” whenever someone says “Right about now”?