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Start Your Weekend With: Lip Sync Sensation Keenan Cahill and 50 Cent

by on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Here’s a little guy who’s been tearing it up on YouTube, where his lip syncing talents — captured on his bedroom computer video cam — have gone viral to the tune of many millions of viewers worldwide.

Keenan Cahill’s surge in popularity recently caught the attention of 50 Cent, who makes a cameo appearance in this lip syncing session.  If you haven’t seen it already, you’re gonna love it.  😆



Cahill recently made his debut television appearance on Chelsea Handler (watch the interview here).

MUSIC VIDEO: Saint Etienne – ‘Nothing Can Stop Us Now’ – 1991

by on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 1:06 am EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

This British trio has managed to successfully infuse amazing modern dance club music with the spirit of 1963 over a period that spans twenty years.

I was fortunate enough to have seen them play their very first US performance in New York City (with Grant Lee Buffalo and American Music Club) at the Manhattan Center Ballroom on September 23, 1994.  Saint Etienne was reported at the time to have been very unhappy with how the show went, but I remember having loved it.

This band has released so many fabulous albums, that I consider them to be one of my all-time favorite groups.  I recently attempted to burn some of their best tracks for someone only to realize there was no way I could fit them all onto a regular 80 minute CD.  Seriously, how many bands from the last 20 years can you say that about?

This song, “Nothing Can Stop Us Now,” is from their very first album, FOXBASE ALPHA.  Approaching its twentieth birthday, I think you’ll agree that this tune is timeless.


For Neil Young Fans out there, who happen to enjoy dance music, you’ll absolutely adore this Saint Etienne cover of his song “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” — also from FOXBASE ALPHA.

Either of the above songs, or the entire FOXBASE ALPHA album, can be downloaded here:  Foxbase Alpha - Saint Etienne

Watch: Curtis Mayfield Performs ‘Move On Up’ Live @ The Hague, 1987

by on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 9:56 am EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

‘Move On Up’ is one of the best songs ever written.  Curtis Mayfield was the master of socially-aware, inspirational music, and his live performances were as tight and emotional as his studio recordings.  His music was and still is loved and covered by artists from all over the world.  Here he was in 1987 playing […]

Watch: Everything But The Girl Perform ‘Before Today’ Live In London ’99

by on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 12:36 am EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

I’ve been a long-time fan of Everything But the Girl.  They have an endless discography of great songs; always managing to keep it fresh by allowing their sound to evolve quite dramatically with the times.  Their early sound had a jazzy, French Cafe-ish feel — not unlike the Style Council (another favorite of mine) — […]

Watch: Jesus & Mary Chain w/ Hope Sandoval “Sometimes Always” Live – 1994

by on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 10:47 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

If you were told The Jesus & Mary Chain were attempting to pen a love song — a duet — this is EXACTLY what you’d hope to get from them.  Somehow they managed to incorporate their signature detached (brooding) style — something unheard of in a traditional love song — and yet it works here […]

Watch: Paul Weller Performs One Of His Best Hits, “Wild Wood,” Live

by on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 5:14 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Paul Weller does an incredible live version of his amazing single, “Wild Wood.”  Enjoy!:

Watch: Mundy Performs His Awesome Hit “July” @ Trinity College, Ireland

by on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

This song by Mundy is very catchy — extremely popular throughout Ireland — yet, I doubt more than a half-dozen people in America have ever even heard it.  It’s really shocking how so much great music across the world remains local, and never gets ushered onto the world stage.  What a waste… Mundy’s own independent […]

Watch: The La’s Perform “There She Goes” On David Letterman – 1991

by on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 2:21 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Here’s an old favorite of mine by Liverpudlian group, The La’s . I was fortunate to have seen these guys play live twice — once at the Town & Country in London, England (early 1991) and again the following year at a festival in the Washington, DC area.  They’ve got a great sense of melody– […]

Watch: From 1980 — Boomtown Rats Perform Hit ‘Banana Republic’

by on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 4:57 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Here’s a fabulous song by Bob Geldof’s old band — from Dublin, Ireland — The Boomtown Rats.  For those unfamiliar with this track, it’s got a great reggae-infused melody that will leave you humming it over and over again, all day and night.  Songs like these make me miss the 80s something terrible: Enjoy!: [youtube][/youtube] […]