"So bad, it's good" has got to be one of the more unique paradoxs in popular culture. Existing almost soley in music and film, the following songs just happen to get 'campy' right, 'cheesy' correct, or, you know, just happen to be plain awesome. You be the judge of that.
Milli Vanilli: Girl You know It's True
Entrenched, somewhere deep within the recesses of our minds, lays a desire—however dormant and suffocated—to breathe expansively of the infinite possibility encapsulated within Friday night. Likely indoctrinated from countless hours spent courting joy in the face of boundless school-time mundanity; and continually perpetuated by the metropolitan “9-5”—Friday holds unique precedence in the hearts of the American populace. Embodied in myriad forms—the 5 o’clock 12 pack, the communal call to arms of friends and family, the happy hour release—there is a sublimely distinct strain of buoyancy enmeshed within Friday, most frivolous of its six compatriots.
What can we say? It's Friday, and yes, we're ready for the weekend. But not before watching this needy kitten aggressively demand attention. It's clear who is the female in this duo. (Hint: it's not the one lying in the guy's lap.)
A true summer playlist wouldn't be complete without a few tracks from everyone's favorite California girl, pop princesss Katy Perry. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" from her 2010 album Teenage Dream, gets a dose of John Hughes-esque filmography in Perry's latest video. The video is more of a mini-movie that pays homage to all things 80's and 90's-- big hair, neon colors, big glasses, and Corey Feldman from award-winning movies like Stand by Me, The Goonies, and The Lost Boys.
Perry acts out the classic geek-to-chic story as she gets made over by her best friend (Rebecca Black, star of the controversial video "Friday," which now has over 160 million views on YouTube) for a party. Nerdy, brace-face Perry transforms into her alter ego Kathy Beth Terry and rages the night away throughout a series of the Hangover-ish moments.
Attention all musicians and music listeners with taste: you can still have faith in other music listeners.
Contrary to numerous reports, Billboard is reporting Rebecca Black horrendous single "Friday" has not earned a million dollars in record sales.
According to Billboard, Black makes a little fewer than 25,000 a week. With every iTunes download Black receives 70 cents. She might have earned more if she had set up an agreement with youtube.
Hopefully Black has a good manager and is earning money from her public appearances. Once the frenzy dies down, the money well is certain to dry.
Sunday: traditionally a day of rest and contemplation. According to Steve Aoki and Hornitos Tequila, that might not cut it anymore. With some help from Jesse Marco and Holy Ghost!, this crew transformed Sunday at the Bowery Ballroom into a Friday night. Neither Chris Tucker nor Ice Cube were in attendance, except perhaps in spirit.
Friday, like the movie. See what I did there? Remember 1995, anyone? Hm, ok then, moving on.
The BET Hip-Hop Awards took place last Saturday and talk of the night centered on the number of people who weren’t in attendance, including Kanye West, who was unexpectedly absent during the festivities, thereby eliminating any opportunity for acceptance speech interruptions.
The most talked about of the absent honorees was dirty-South lyricist, T.I., who is serving time in an Arkansas federal prison on a weapons conviction. The rapper had won two awards, one for Album of the Year for his work on the highly acclaimed Paper Trail and one for Best Collaboration with Rhianna on the song “Live Your Life.” T.I.’s fiancée, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, accepted the awards on behalf of the incarcerated rapper and read a letter from T.I. to the audience,