Justin Bieber’s 30-Day Marketing Scheme

Back on July 29th, Canadian leprechaun Justin Bieber launched a 30-day countdown to his upcoming single, What Do You Mean (or, as I like to call it, hashtag WDYM.) Turns out his manager, Scooter Braun, must have a lot of dirt on a lot of celebrities, because the only way I can imagine them pulling in this many stars is via blackmail. It started off simply enough, with a video from Ryan Seacrest (who we all know will do ANYTHING), then a picture of Ruby Rose holding a sign that said “29 Days”. And then, James Corden got pulled into it.

In the following week, there was participation from Mariah Carey, Kylie Jenner, and Shaq, who made kind of an important mistake on his sign:

At this point there are also a handful of B and C list celebs participating, but by T-22 days to the single, JB had gotten his yet to be released song trending on twitter. Sly.

Let’s continue.

Ariana Grande, Big Sean, and Little Mix got in on the action. And just in the last week, there’s been a video from Ed Sheeran:

A video from Fifth Harmony:

This kind of hilarious for how bad it is photo from Meghan Trainor:

And an attempt at comedy from Luke Bryan:

There are still 2 full weeks to go. I’ll be sharing all the best stuff on my twitter feed, so follow @parkeronslacker if you want to see the best of what The Biebs has to offer without all of his weird inspirational tweets.

But I leave you with one parting thought – can a song with THIS MUCH promotion possibly stand up to the hype? And why, exactly, are they pushing it on us so hard if it’s NOT terrible?

Ed Sheeran Covers The Lion King….On His Chest.

Halfway and ouch

A photo posted by @teddysphotos on

Source: NME

5 things to consider before you judge Ed Sheeran’s new tattoo:

1. Ed is no stranger to weird tattoos. He already has a teddy bear and a ketchup bottle.

2. He thinks you might be overreacting and when you think about it, he might be right.

3. What if its an homage to Cecil?

4. If you have a butterfly, peace sign, any sort of kanji/hanzi on your person, you’re disqualified from judging…and by my calculations, that leaves 3 of you.

6. It can always be worse.

VIDEO: Warren G ft. Nate Dogg “My House”


With the West Coast boomin right now…WARREN G returns with the release of his new EP “Regulate…G Funk Era, Part II.”  This the first visual off the project with the late great Nate Dogg on the track “My House.”  Put ya dubs up and take a peek below.  Your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!

Thanks To China’s Music Ban, I’ve Spent The Last Half Hour Trying To Find “Fart” And MC HotDog.

Oh the irony of  banning a song about gas emissions given this…

pollution china

According to Billboard, China’s Ministry Of Culture has banned “Fart” by Chang Csun Yuk and 119 other songs, including Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, and a lot of Owl City (who knew?) because they “harm public morality.” Here’s the full list.

Do they really not know when something is banned it only makes you want that something more?? or maybe it’s a fantastic marketing scheme?? because now I’ve got to hear “Fart”!  If you find it, email me, red@slacker.com

PS – MC Hotdog is actually slick. Seriously give him a chance…Someone ought to be listening since China can’t. :(


Iggy Azalea vs. Random Twitter Account

Iggy must not have had much going on last night, because she spent some time in a twitter flame war with… a superhero fan account? To be fair, they started it, posting a comparison between a huge flop of a sci-fi movie and, well, Ig’s career:

An Iggy fan saw this and had to fire back… and then she got involved:

The Superhero Feed tries a snappy comeback, but Iggy makes a strong point:

So who’s the winner here? Probably Ig – after all, she does have millions of dollars and enough free time to get into spats with random geeks online.

Demi Lovato: I’m Too Sexy For This Kroger

Demi Lovato has been pulled into a controversy over sexxxy magazine covers. She fronts the September issue of Cosmopolitan and it just happens to be out at a time when Concerned Citizens are protesting the display of women’s magazines featuring scandalously dressed models on the cover.


You’ve got to admit, that’s a bit more cleavage than most of us would attempt.

But Demi’s not having it, and took to instagram to voice her frustration.


A photo posted by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on

So what do you think? Should we be worried about children seeing these covers, or do they represent women at their most confident? Let me know in the comments below!

Is It Weird If You’re Kinda Crushing On Carly Rae Jepson? Asking For A Friend.

Source: Spin

I dismissed Carly initially thinking she was just another popstar whose voice could only be appreciated by tweeners and dogs because of the high frequency usually associated with a saccharin sweet voice but I was wrong. Either that or I’ve totally misjudged tweeners, dogs and saccharin.

Slowly but surely I’ve become a fan…then today, thx to Billboard, I see that she really is great and she might be totally underrated.

Check out her new track, Making The Most Of The Night (it’s written by Sia) and let me know what you think.

New album E•MO•TION hits on Aug 21st AND I CAN’T WAIT.

I realize this sounds completely creepy.




Who Should Be More Embarrassed Right Now, Lenny Kravitz Or Macklemore?


Source: The Stranger

You may have thought Lenny Kravitz’ #PenisGate would be the most humbling moment of the week but that was before Macklemore released his new song Growing Up. In it he references Langston Hughes, A Raisin In The Sun but Langston didn’t write it, Lorraine Hansberry did. This may not be the biggest faux pas to you but it’s the principal.

Firstly, wouldn’t you know who wrote it if you did read it? Wouldn’t you check? Especially out of respect given the sensitivity of cultural appropriation vs cultural appreciation?

I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t read it, I didn’t know who wrote it, I make mistakes and humiliate myself constantly…but I’d rather have my pants split on stage for all the world to see than pretend to be something I’m not…especially in a song everyone is going to hear.

Listen to the song and talk amongst yourselves.

Ps – I do love the cover art, mainly because when you first see it you can’t tell who has the bigger hand and I want to believe the baby is wearing those rings. 

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