Parker

Parker

Parker is Slacker's curator of all things pop, such as Today's Hits, Hits of the 2000's. She is a professional pop music sponge who tends to say yes to every opportunity that comes her way, which translates to a life of fun - like playing bass in an Elvis Presley cover band called The Pelvis Breastlies.

Don’t Dream The Reboot… BE The Reboot

The latest footage from the Fox reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show debuted at San Diego Comic Con this week, getting us even more excited for the return of The Sweet Transvestite from Transylvania.

And look, I know – I’m a huge fan of the original too. But I think we’ve got to put aside our love for Tim Curry and accept this new version for what it is. And let’s face it, if anyone besides Tim can pull off this role, it’s Laverne Cox!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show debuts on Halloween – in the meantime, listen to the original soundtrack here, & celebrate SDCC with Slacker’s Comic Con station!

Is The Next Viral Hit About Charlie Puth’s “Dick Move”?

What do you do if you get stood up by a celebrity – especially one you thought you had a connection with? Do you just let it go? Or do you write the revenge track that could be your key to viral fame?

For Berklee College of Music student Noa Vlessing, it’s the latter. She claims she connected with Charlie Puth through the dating app Bumble – that they spoke on the phone & that he invited her over to his place for what he called “low key chill”. She even says she talked to him on her way over. But once she got there, no Charlie. His manager (his manager hangs around acting as his butler?) supposedly said he’d be right down, but Charlie never showed up. And he went silent, stopped answering his phone.

So, she wrote this amazing response, called “Oh Charlie”. On Youtube, she explained:

What an uneasy feeling it is when someone makes you feel so unimportant- especially if this person has some level of fame… and thinks it’s OK to treat those “without a name” as if their time is worth less. A simple “I can’t make it anymore”, a “don’t bother waiting” text, or an “I’m so sorry” would do.

But because you were unable to offer me even the most normal of courtesies, here’s a song I wrote for you- about this #dickmove

Pretty impressive, right? As of this blog post she’s got just shy of 13,000 views, but I have a feeling that could start to grow. Give her some love – you can even download the track here.

As for Charlie… well, he’s not speaking up to defend himself yet. But you can check out what’s happening with his latest track on this week’s Slacker Top 40! (Hint: it’s called “We Don’t Talk Anymore. Maybe that’s a clue.)

The Superstar Packed Trolls Trailer Is Here!

The official trailer for the upcoming Trolls movie dropped this week, featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick as the tiny lead characters.

Other featured voices include Gwen Stefani, Zooey Deschanel, James Corden, Russell Brand, Icona Pop, Ron Funches and Kunal Nayaar. Buuuuuuut we have to wait until November 4th to see it in theatres. That’s also election week, so keep in mind, we all might need some cheering up at that point.

Until then, you can check out Justin’s theme from the flick – Can’t Stop The Feeling joins the top 5 on this week’s Slacker Top 40!

We’re Starting To Hear Musical Tributes To Orlando

Just a week after the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, artists all over the country are starting to release tribute tracks. Christina Aguilera dropped a new song calling for (and called) Change:

Melissa Etheridge performed her new song, Pulse, live this weeekend.

And some of the biggest Broadway stars got together to record this tribute – all of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.

Here at Slacker, our hearts go out to the victims of this senseless tragedy as well. We’ll keep you up to date on further benefit tracks as they become available.

Nick Jonas Teaches Us A New Word

We’re always learning new things here at Slacker! So when we heard Nick Jonas use a term we’ve never heard before, we just had to dive deeper.

The whole thing went down on The Tonight Show this week, when Nick talked to Jimmy about the aftermath of a bad edible. (Note: he takes a minute to get to the details – skip ahead to about 1:25 for the vocab lesson. Also, this is probably NSFW, so use your headphones.)

But if this pose indicates “NARB”…

What does that mean for THIS red carpet look?

Also, is that what this giant camo coat is all about?

Maybe Nick just gets turned on by red carpet events? Hear how far He jumped on this week’s Slacker Top 40 – it’s made it into the top 15!

Rihanna’s Most Shocking Look Yet

Seems like Rihanna isn’t just creating art with her music – she’s also inspiring it. Don’t believe me? Just check out the giant, headless cutout of Ri that’s on display at The Berlin Biennale For Contemporary Art.

Headless-Rihanna

Sooooo… arty.

The work is from Columbian artist Juan Sebastian Pelaez, who has been making waves since 2014 with his unusual offerings. This is the artist’s first piece to be unveiled from his latest collection, and is titled Ewaipanoma (Rihanna). But Rihanna isn’t the only celeb getting decapitated for art.

Body2

body3

The 2015 Miss Universe Pageant

“Ewaipanoma” is the name of a mythical race of headless humanoids supposedly discovered by English explorer Walter Raleigh in Venezuela at the end of the 16th century. Berlin Biennale’s website notes that Peláez’s work features “upright, oversize photo-cutouts of headless human bodies—captured in athletic positions, sporting bikini swimwear, or posing in the limelight in glitzy, bling gowns—with faces surreally integrated into their chests. Both the bodies and faces are sourced from pop queens and soccer stars from the Caribbean or Latin America.”

What do you think? Creepy or cool? No comment so far from Ri-Ri herself, but I imagine her response looks something like this.

Listen to Rihanna – head included – on this week’s Slacker Top 40!

Lukas Graham Has A Doppelgänger

This has been driving me crazy since Lukas Graham hit it big, and I finally figured out who he looks just like! Taran Killam from Saturday Night Live! Don’t believe me? Check them out side by side:

lukas-taran-03

Pretty close? Yes? How about this set?

lukas-taran-02

And Lukas is such a naturally fun and wacky guy that, subconsciously, I’ve been wondering this whole time if this is some kind of expanded SNL prank. The makings of the next digital short!

lukas-taran-01

We’ll have to wait until the show comes back this fall to see if Lukas Graham can get a musical guest spot, but if they do, I’m hoping for some kind of epic 7 Years sketch. Or at the very least, something about long lost twins.

Who’s your celebrity doppelgänger? Share your pictures with me on Instagram – follow @parkeronslacker – and check out 7 Years now on Today’s Hits!

Beyoncé Gets Her Own Holiday – FINALLY

Beyoncé Day is a real thing – finally this graphic I made when I saw The Formation World Tour May 1 comes in handy.

bey day

At least, for the segment of the Beyhive that resides in Minnesota, where the Governor named May 23, 2016 “Beyonce Day” – noting that she has “influenced many young girls and women with powerful, positive messages in her songs” – giving a fancy proclamation and everything!


There are only a couple of problems with this –

1.) Pretty much immediately after this announcement was made, her show in Minneapolis was evacuated due to severe weather.


(Eventually, the weather passed, and fans were given the all clear to return to their seats. Close one. But did you really think Bey would let the WEATHER stop her? Come on now.)

2.) This is intended as a one time event, NOT the annual celebration of everything Beyoncé Knowles this country really needs. Just imagine if we all took one day each year to listen to her catalogue and reflect on how she might be the greatest performer of our generation.

We can make #BeyDay a thing! Starting now, with Slacker’s Beyonce: DNA station!

1 2 3 10