Janet Jackson Just Announced A World Tour And You Know What That Means.

First thought when I heard Janet is going to embark on a World Tour?

We’ve got some dancin’ to do.

So…

  • Decide which Janet is your fav (ie: Rhythm Nation, Love Will Never Do, Control, Escapade, etc.)
  • Clear the carpet
  • Cue up The Janet Jackson Top 33,
  • Stretch’ out
  • Get down

In that order.

Rihanna Stuns As The New Face Of Dior.

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Source: People Magazine

Only problem? As much as I want to celebrate this historic campaign, I can’t afford Dior.

Maybe we could all pitch in and buy a pair of $400 sunglasses and then take turns wearing them?

In the meantime, let’s watch this and pretend we actually can.

Jem And The Holograms: “TRULY OUTRAGEOUS” Or “TRUE OUTRAGE”?

Is this a cliche “bad dream” episode?? What did they do to a perfect cartoon?

Did you see any magic?? Did I blink and miss it? and don’t give me some bs line about how “magic is on the inside…” I MEAN REAL MAGIC. Synergy magic! Earring magic! MAGIC MAGIC.

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The suspense of the Jem/Jerrica identitly switcharoo??

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The Misfits and their rad van? Which was arguably better than Jem’s rockin’ roadster.

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I tried to have an open mind….but this is unacceptable.  Just go spend a day binge watching old episodes and you’ll see what I mean…and yes Rio always was a lost cause so lets pick our battles.

At a time when dead musicians are being brought back to life via holograms, THIS WOULD BE THE ONE TIME THAT HOLOGRAMS WOULD TOTALLY BE ACCEPTABLE…it could have been a worldwide tour??!

WAY TO GO HOLLYWOOD. YOU RUINED SCOOBY DOO, THEN YOU RUINED THE SMURFS AND NOW YOU’VE RUINED JEM. 

Beyonce: The New Mother Of Dragons.

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Source: Celebuzz

 

I want to believe that Jay Z did buy Beyonce a dragon egg as any good Game Of Thrones fan would but with baby dragons comes great responsibility…they are not accessories.

Can we agree now that Paris Hilton/Justin Bieber won’t be allowed the same luxury??  The last thing animal shelters need is rejected baby dragons…although it might take care of the overpopulation of rejected guinea pigs :/

How Stoked Is Brian Dunkleman Right Now?

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Source: Imgur

Initially when I heard American Idol was cancelled, I felt like one of the people in this meme!

After 15 years, Dunkleman was finally vindicated.

Then the fear of what it will be replaced with sank in…Sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don’t.

“Please be kittens, please be kittens, please be kittens.”

 

 

 

Dear Adam Levine, It Can Always Be Worse.

I’m sure this experience was very unsettling especially in the seconds after it happened while your brain tried to decipher what was actually thrown at you.

“Not anthrax…not cocaine….POWDERED SUGAR!”

That being said, let me explain the lesson at hand and why you’ve got to let something like this roll off your back…and look, I know it’s easy for me to say and hindsight is 20/20 BUT if you had just laughed, you would have endeared yourself even more to your fans!  You wouldn’t have looked borderline silly, getting all butt-hurt about confectioner’s sugar (it is softer than granulated) AND your ability to keep your cool in the face of sugar might deter another attack from happening.

Just how much worse could it have been? “Excrement” Adam…excrement.

Someone could have thrown human feces in your face…consequently making you beg for a precious sugar bomb.

I still wince every time I think about Tila Tequila at The Gathering Of The Juggalos.  Every. Single. Time.

So chin up, brush yourself off and get back in the game.

To Do List: Work On Beyonce Covers. Get Record Contract With Beyonce.

All this time we’ve been singing Beyonce songs at Karaoke Caturday Matinee when we should have been perfecting our Beyonce covers on Youtube. Click here and get to know the girls who might bey next in line to the throne.

 

Thomas Dolby: Where Is He Now?

thomas_dolbyThis week at Slacker we’re celebrating all things 80′s & New Wave while our Slacker countdown, the 101 Greatest New Wave Songs cranks in the background. What can we say, we’re New Wave fans! Some folks here (like myself) would even argue it was the greatest period ever in the storied history of Rock music. The hair, the synthesizers, the androgynous edge, the elevation of punk ethos and pop excess straight into outer space- what’s not to love?!

So in the spirit of celebration, we’re taking a rewind/fast forward look at some stand out New Wave artists to get a sense of what exactly they’ve been up to since their New Wave peak and where they are now. Today: Thomas Dolby!

I got to interview the legendary musician as part of Slacker’s partnership with Moogfest, an eclectic music festival in Asheville, North Carolina back in 2012. While predominantly known for his quirky 1982 hit “She Blinded Me With Science,” Dolby’s career has taken off in multiple fascinating directions.

After releasing his fourth album Astronauts & Heretics back in 1992, Dolby took a break from recording albums and turned to the world of business and technology. His first venture was called “Headspace,” a company that developed a new file format for downloadable music. He then founded a ringtone company and even composed the now ubiquitous Nokia theme. (Listen to it here, you totally know it!)

250px-Thomas_Dolby_at_TEDIn 2001 he came on board as musical director of the TED Conference, both providing actual music for the event and booking guest speakers and entertainers. And in 2012 he filmed a documentary about the decommissioning of a lighthouse near his home in Suffolk England. One thing’s for sure: Thomas Dolby, like any true artist and innovator, is never bored!

[Post by @PartyBen – partyben.com/]

 

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