My friends and I got stuck in Vegas overnight. We got sent to a LA Quinta motel, which I think is Spanish for “Air Canada are f*cking cheap bastards.”
This guy got stuck in Vegas overnight and stayed in the airport to make this AMAZING music video to Celine Dion’s “All By Myself,” making good use of the moving sidewalks, escalators and assorted airport whatnot.
He explains (via Gawker)
“I had a person behind a ticket counter give me a roll of luggage tape before she left. I then used a wheel chair that had a tall pole on the back of it and taped my iPhone to that. Then I would put it on the moving walkway for a dolly shot. I also used the extended handle on my computer bag and taped the iPhone to my handle. I would tuck different stuff under the bag to get the right angle. For the escalator shot I had to sprint up the steps after I got my shot so the computer bag didn’t hit the top and fall back down. Quite fun!”
Who wins? This guy. I wish we’d thought of this.
Because you know how when you listen to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” and you get to the drum fill you always think “Man, I wish this was a half hour long!”
This is actually amazing.
I have mixed feeling about symphonic metal, metal acts playing with orchestras, and string covers of metal tracks (which are usually Metallica tracks). But this? This. THIS.
These guys are Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser of Croatia, known as 2Cellos.
When I was about six years old, my school put on a show. I sang a song with my boyfriend at the time, Matthew Jolly (at least, I think it was with Matthew that I sang. We were a cute couple. We used to play Wonder Woman and Superman. I was Wonder Woman. I sometimes wonder what happened to him, and whether he ever got over me). The song was “A Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe.” We sat in a makeshift canoe made out of a box, and when I sang “Get out and swim!” he jumped out and pretended to swim on the floor.
I also played Goldilocks in a school production of “The Three Bears.” For a costume, my mother cut strips of yellow construction paper, curled them with scissors, and taped them to my head.
I’m telling you this not to show off but to put being six in perspective, so you can appreciate this kid even more. Because holy fark, he’s six! And look what he’s doing!
This was posted on Youtube over a year ago but I just saw it now when someone posted it on Facebook. I can’t remember who already, so, whoever you are, props.
(via Shock Mansion)
I’m not one of those people who hate new country. I like it sometimes. And I don’t think music has to be deep all the farking time.
People love to go on about how lyrics were so great in the good old days and how now it’s all “baby baby baby oooh, yeah,” but have you ever listened to Love Me Do or I Wanna Hold Your Hand? Not exactly Blake, is it? Or how about ALL THE BLUES? Muddy Waters wasn’t much of a lyricist, but we don’t use that to illustrate a lack of worth, do we?
That being said, this supercut video, put together by EW’s country music writer Grady Smith to demonstrate how all the country music of 2013 sounds exactly the same is pretty great. Trucks, girls, girls in tight jeans, and girls being invited to get in trucks. In the moonlight. By the river. Brilliant.
(via Laughing Squid)
It’s Friday. So, let’s watch Benedict Cumberbatch reading R. Kelly lyrics on Jimmy Kimmel.
“Bodies so freaking soft. I can’t wait to turn you on….You got me like, la la la la la, baby. Is how you make me feel, baby. I can feel your body flowers, while I’m kissing on your thighs…”
I just happened to have the “Otters who look like Benedict Cumberbatch” pic lying around, so figured I might as well use it.
This is almost the most fun I’ve had all day. It would be the most fun I’ve had all day but I went to the park and put a six month old on the swings, then I had delicious tacos at this place called La Carnita, which seems like a bit of a hipster douche hangout but we were there early so it was pretty empty and the food was awesome.
Anyhoodle, this was still pretty fun. Take this quiz! Is it an Ikea item or a death metal band? I scored 10 out of 20. Can you do better?
This is great.
I know this will be considered some form of blasphemy by real Metallica fans but Metallica is my favourite Metallica album. I’m not crazy about speed metal and everything up to that point was a little esoteric for me.
But this record? Loved it.
And a bluegrass version of “Enter Sandman” is EXACTLY what the world needed, in my opinion.
These guys are called Iron Horse.
(Via Blame it on The Voices)
Here is a guy dressed as Darth Vader and playing the Star Wars theme on flaming bagpipes while riding a unicycle.
Pfffft. Whatever. The shoes are all wrong.
His name is Brian Kidd and he’s known around Portland as The Unipiper. Just doing what the sign says.
(Via Laughing Squid)
Somewhere out there is a video of me winning an Air Guitar championship in 2000. No, really. It was in Montreal and it was called the Canadian Air Guitar Championship – so I assume either they didn’t know about the actual World Air Guitar Championship, of which this was not a part and which probably includes a Canadian Championship, or it didn’t exist yet.
Whatever the case, the sport, if I may call it a sport, has come a long way since then, kind of like how figure skating at the Olympics is way more difficult now than it was in 1984 when Katarina Witt won the gold after shocking everyone with her crazy controversial outfits and rock music. There’s no way I could compete against these guys.
Here’s video of this year’s champ, Eric “Mean Melin” Melin, of the United States (no, that’s not Dave Grohl), and some pics of the other finalists. The championships are held each year in Oulu, Finland.
ALL PHOTOS BY HEIDI RISTO/AIR GUITAR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Corentin ”AirGus” Fermont, Belguim
Christian ”Heart Buckboard” Sweep, Germany
Doug ”The Thunder” Stroock, US
Kereel ”Your Daddy” Blumenkrants, Russia