Today is International Peace Day, a time to imagine the world as a place where no longer fight with one another and instead live together in harmony. It may seem like a pretty lofty goal but it is certainly a beautiful idea. Many artists have created music inspiring peace. Below are a few of our favorite songs which inspire peace, around the world.
Today is Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th is considered to be the most unlucky day on the calendar and many fear the day. Some are so fearful that they spend the day safely at home, making it the perfect time to watch the top 13 scary Music videos. If you are brave enough we have the top scary music videos. You may want to keep the lights on for this one.
Warning: Many of these videos may be inappropriate for children
13. Starting out the list at number 13, we have “Alejandro” by Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga’s over the top style has sometimes been quite creepy, and her video for “Alejandro” has some pretty spooky parts.
12. Rihanna is usually known for her upbeat dance tracks and while you can certainly dance to “Disturbia”, the video might have you hiding in the corner. What would you really expect from a song about going out of your mind?
11. Evanescence’s “Going Under” shows lead singer Amy Lee haunted by some pretty demonic creatures. If that isn’t scary enough for you, she is also underwater with some enormous jellyfish.
Eminem has new single out called “Bezerk”. The single, produced by Rick Rubin is off his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
Eminem showed up at the half time of the Michigan-Notre Dame Game and talked about his new video for the song and his upcoming album. He claimed to be a die-hard Lions fan, but his demeanor was far from excited. He also premiered a Sneak Peak of Bezerk’s video. He seemed really dazed during the interview, but we can only assume he was playing it up for the fun of it and not just as he put it “freaked out by live television”. Check out the video below, and you can decide for yourself.
Eminem explained the album is revisiting the original Marshall Mathers LP that he released in 2000. The video seems to be revisiting an even earlier time than that, the feel of the video is very early 1990’s hip-hop. There are a few unexpected guests in the video including Kendrik Lamar and Kid Rock.
Check out the new video below.
Do you think Eminem’s was was acting awkward during the interview for the publicity or was it legit? Intentional or not it certainly got people talking about the video.
Last week Miley Cyrus preformed at the MTV Video Music Awards. She stuck her tongue out repeatedly and twerked up against Robin Thicke. There was a huge reaction to Cyrus’s performance. As a matter of fact people are still talking about this, a week after the show aired.
During and after the show. Many took to Twitter to discuss it. Though not all of it was positive, Miley was proud of all the attention she was getting.
Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That’s more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 26, 2013
The negative comments kept coming for Cyrus. During the performance she danced around and touched herself with a giant foam finger, the kind seen at sporting events. The creator of foam finger also took offense to the show. He had this to say about it “She took an honorable icon that is seen in sporting venues everywhere and degraded it.” Not everyone was offended by Miley’s out there performance, Miley recently quoted her dad on Twitter as saying the following.
“Mile, if twerkin woulda been invented…. And I had a foam finger…. I woulda done the same thang you did.” – DAD
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 28, 2013
Justin Timberlake also defended Miley during a radio interview last week. He felt that the performance was to be expected for the VMA’s.
There were rumors after the VMA’s that her management was furious with her and she was off the rails but apparently that is not the case. Her manager Larry Rudolph was quoted saying that the performance couldn’t have gone better.
Everyone has an opinion on the performance, whether they think it was a display of the moral degradation of our society or they loved it and thought she put on a great show. Some complained about her next to nothing outfit, though Lady Gaga showed more skin in her VMA performance. Others were offended by the way Miley was touching herself, though if we held male performers to the same standard we have certainly seen more lewd performances than that.
Perhaps people are just upset to see how drastically she has changed since her days as Hanna Montana. Personally I think Miley Cyrus got out there and acted as ridiculous as humanly possible to get everyone’s attention and it worked. Now that she has our attention, I wonder what she will do next.
Did you think Miley’s performance was offensive?
Singer, actress and X-Factor mentor, Demi Lovato turns 21 today, but don’t expect to see any pictures of her partying it up at an extravagant club in LA or Vegas. As a matter of fact Lovato isn’t even in the country. She is in Kenya. She isn’t there to have a big party either. She is on a trip with the organization Free The Children, volunteering with them to build a school. We are so happy that Lovato is doing such positive things in her free time.
Her career isn’t looking too shabby either. The former childhood star is supposedly closing a deal to appear on 6 episodes of Glee this season. She is also coming back to the X- Factor, where she is a judge and mentor. Here she is preforming on the show with Fifth Harmony.
Lovato is doing well with her music as well. This past year she released her album Demi which debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts. One of her biggest hits off the album is the single “Heart Attack” check out the video.
What do you think about Demi’s decision to celebrate by giving back?
Country music first began in the Southern United States in the 1920’s. Over the years the popularity of country music has steadily grown and so has the effect it has had on Top 40 music. You can see the evolution of country over the years, through its biggest stars.
Fiddlin John Carson was the first major act in country music. His first hit song was “The little Old Log Cabin in The Lane” which was released in 1923.
Hank Williams is regarded as one of the most significant influences in the development of country music ever. He was mentored by Rufus Payne, a blues musician. With Payne’s influence Williams was able to blend hillbilly, folk and blues music. Williams’ song “Lovesick Blues” was released in 1949 and topped the country charts.
When hillbilly rock became the most popular type of country music in the 1950’s artists like Johnny Cash rose to fame. Cash has become a legend in country music. His distinctive voice and musical sound set him apart from other performers. One of his greatest songs and Cash’s first #1 hit was “I Walk the Line”. The song was released in 1956.
Outlaw Country, a popular subcategory of country music in the 1960’s and 70’s was characterized by artists like the great Willie Nelson. Check out this clip of Nelson performing at the Grand Ole’ Opry in 1965.
Congratulations to The Techno Kittens on winning iMesh’s Guest Blogging Competition, “So You Think You Can Blog”.
The Techno Kittens is an great blog and it involves two of our favorite things awesome music and cute kittens.
The blog, created by Leigh & Nicola, reviews of all the latest tracks in techno music. Each post is paired with artwork involving either photos or drawings of adorable kittens.
The post from The Techno Kittens will be coming soon, so keep a look out.
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to build a playlist for any mood or occasion, iMesh has the answer. You can use iMesh’s DJ Feature to get a quality playlist, based on any song or artist. You can also choose a playlist from a list of suggestions, like Chill Out, Love Songs or Cover Versions Playlists. If you want to find the perfect playlist for any party, this is the fastest and easiest way to do it. Here is how it works.
When you open iMesh, click on the DJ tab.
You can then input any name of a song or artist and click “play”. You can also click on “select a mood…” and a drop down menu will appear and you can choose a playlist.
Your playlist will then begin. You can see the playlist on the right and switch between songs. You can click “Save” beneath the playlist to save it in your library or click “Clear” to clear the playlist and start again.
What is your favorite playlist?
Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail” has debuted at #1 this week selling over 527,000 copies. Jay- Z however, sold more than that before the album was even released. Jay-Z made a 5 million dollar deal with Samsung selling 1 million copies of his album for the company to give away to users via a free app which was available on July 4th, 3 days prior to the album’s release. The deal ensured his album “Magna Carta” was a huge success even before its official release. Not everyone was thrilled about it though. Here were a few complaints.
“Magna Carta Holy Grail” was trending on Twitter the moment the app was released. Not all of the attention was positive though. There were many users complaining that their download was not properly working, due to some sort of bug. Users complained of apps displaying a white screen after loading. Some even claimed they were so disappointed with Samsung they would make the switch to Apple.
If the app did work for you, you had to give away a lot of personal details to get it. At a time when people are growing more and more concerned about who is collecting information online, Samsung requested an extensive amount of personal information when users downloaded the app.
I read this and…….."Naw I'm cool" pic.twitter.com/x8fXPG1tvC
— Killer Mike (@KillerMikeGTO) July 2, 2013
Privacy groups have asked that Samsung be investigated by the FTC.
Many are concerned about the fact that the RIAA changed their rules to count the 1 million downloads bought by Samsung. Some say that the rules needed to be updated, as the way people get music has changed. Others felt it unfair that the rules were changed specifically to count Jay-Z’s deal with Samsung.
Most complaints about the album were not addressing the music, merely its distribution methods. which his fans seemed quite pleased with.