That’s Dr. Sheeran To You

So wow, Ed Sheeran is a doctor now?



OK, wait… not THAT kind of doctor. But he did get an honorary doctorate from University Campus Suffolk for his “outstanding contribution to music”. And how cute does he look in his graduation ceremony gear?!?

I graduated today, I am now officially Dr. Sheeran

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Yeah, it’s pretty crazy. Even he says so.


Here he is deep in thought about his contributions to the world.


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And here he is during the ceremony. I just have one question.


ed manspreading


What’s with the manspreading, Ed? You’re a respectable adult with a PhD now. Keep your body parts out of other people’s personal space.

Hear some of those “outstanding contributions to music” on Slacker’s 80’s, 90’s & Today station!

Cautiously Optimistic That Adele’s New Record Might Not Induce Open-Mouth Crying.

Source: NYTimes

It’s like we’ve been living on cotton candy and someone finally gave us a Wagyu steak!

Adele is back and she will release “25” on November 20th.

As you may know, Adele has named her albums after the age she was when she wrote them. There was “19”, then “21” and now, “25.”

Which is so hard to believe. I was never that mature or classy at 25.

She’s like the Meryl Streep of Music…

Adele wrote an open letter to fans about the album and how 25 was a turning point in her life.

“My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record, I’m making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did.”

You can read more here.

My advice is to brace yourself. She can say its a make up record but her voice always seem to have a perfect tinge of heartache and considering her track record, I have a feeling a few of us might spend this winter like this.


Stay strong Adele fans. I’m right there with you. Click here and add it to your “Tears” Playlist.

How Easy Are Drake’s Dance Moves In Hotline Bling? Why Even White People Can Do Them!

Woke up to this tweet from comedian Davon Magwood and winced while trying to find Hotline Bling as fast as I could…

“How bad could it be??”


Now I could mock Drake for stealing moves from Jazzercise but why? Maybe bad dancing the latest ironic trend! Like man buns or pumpkin spice suppositories?

and if so, count me IN.

You watch something like Uptown Funk and you know it’s gonna take us awhile learn…years.

But the moves in Hotline Bling? With a little practice, white people could easily get down by Thanksgiving…2016.

On behalf of rhythmically-challenged caucasians, Thanks Drake!


Does It Seem Like I Write About Taylor Swift A Lot?

It kind of does, doesn’t it? But I promise, this blog post isn’t about my obsession with Taylor Swift.

It’s about Harry Styles’ obsession with Taylor Swift.

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Flashback to fall of 2012, when Tarry (or Haylor, whatever your preference) fell for each other. Their relationship only lasted through January of 2013, but that was enough time for Taylor to source some new song material. 2 years later she released 1989, which had one track, Style, that seemed like it could have been about Harry, just a guess, IDK. Style was a pretty big hit for Tay, which is why this weekend, when One Direction released their new song Perfect, it sounded strangely familiar. Click on their smirking faces below to hear it.


one direction perfect


Just in case you couldn’t quite tell from the song alone, check out this mashup of the two tracks that one fan created – give it at least until “You’ve got that James Dean daydream look in your eye…” vs. “But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms…” and tell me you don’t hear the similarities. TELL ME YOU DON’T HEAR IT.


For the record, Harry DID write Perfect, and says:

“‘Perfect’ is for sure a love song, but it’s quite a spontaneous love song. It’s not one about thinking through too much, being like, ‘Hey, I want to be with you for the rest of my life.’ It’s like well, you know, ‘This could be fun.’”

So this is kind of nice. They’re mutually acknowledging that they had fun together, and for once, Taylor isn’t the creepy ex who made things weird by writing a song about a guy, because he wrote one about her too. Awwww… Tay, you know what’s up.



Hear more from Taylor, One Direction, and the rest of the biggest songs around by checking out Slacker’s Today’s Hits station now!


Let’s Hope Gwen Stefani’s New Song Is The Last About Gavin Rossdale.

Source: Billboard

You know how you feel when one of your friends marries someone you know isn’t good enough for them but you don’t say anything because it isn’t your place? Well that’s how I’ve always felt about Gwen and Gavin…but I never said anything….primarily because i don’t know her :/ but still!

As you know there are two sides to every story and I’m sure Gavin isn’t terrible, it’s just time to move on.

She debuted Used To Love You at a show in NY and it’s good…from the heart, like the Don’t Speak of 2015.

However we wouldn’t be a true friend to Gwen if we didn’t give her a little Tough Love:







Tay’s Got To Live With The Bad Blood Now

Get ready to switch your affiliations to #TeamKaty.

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Taylor Swift came clean in her recent interview with GQ and it turns out, claiming Bad Blood was about her rift with Katy Perry was just a diversionary tactic. Regarding her statement in the September 2014 Rolling Stone feature, Taylor says:

“You’re in a Rolling Stone interview, and the writer says, ’Who is that song about? That sounds like a really intense moment from your life.’ And you sit there, and you know you’re on good terms with your ex-boyfriend, and you don’t want him — or his family — to think you’re firing shots at him. So you say, ’That was about losing a friend.’ And that’s basically all you say.”

So Katy took the fall, but according to Tay, her conscience is clear.

“I never said anything that would point a finger in the specific direction of one specific person, and I can sleep at night knowing that. I knew the song would be assigned to a person, and the easiest mark was someone who I didn’t want to be labeled with this song. It was not a song about heartbreak. It was about the loss of friendship.”



Unfortunately for Taylor, the Internet is a thing, which means we can look back to see exactly what it is she told Rolling Stone last year.

“For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ’Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’… She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”

SOOOOO…. NOT as ambiguous as Tay might want us to believe. And more importantly, now we have to start figuring out who Bad Blood is REALLY about! Any guesses? Tweet @ParkerOnSlacker to share yours!

Whether you’re staying with #TeamTay or moving to #TeamKaty, you can hear all their biggest songs on Today’s Hits!

VIDEO: The Internet “Girl” & “Get Away”


Just because they’re Friggin DOPE!!! In Case you are not familiar by now as they’ve roughly been out for the past 4 years…check out some GOOD, SOULFUL music coming from the group THE INTERNET.  Make sure to snag your copy of their latest project “Ego Death.”  Your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!!!


Ease On Down, Ease On Down The Road… Again

WHAAAAAT? This is exciting!


After a couple of questionable attempts to bring live musicals back to television (The Sound Of Music in 2013, Peter Pan in 2014) NBC might have finally struck on a winning formula. And that formula involves Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, Common & Queen Latifah, along with other huge stars!

And while YES, I’m very excited about this… I have to wonder – where’s Wiz Khalifa? How you gonna put on a live version of The Wiz and not include the biggest artist of the moment ACTUALLY NAMED WIZ? You can’t tell me he wouldn’t have made an excellent Scarecrow.

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If you want to get ready with the soundtrack from the 1978 film featuring Michael Jackson and Diana Rosscheck it out on Slacker!

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