Surfing the Tubes: The Best Videos I Saw This Week

Sometimes, all you need is to remember how hilarious old videos are. Sometimes, all you need is a cool performance by some rad rocker chicks. Sometimes, you just need to sit down and turn your brain off and let YouTube tell you what to do.  Read More Surfing the Tubes: The Best Videos I Saw This Week

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Ladyblogland delivered some amazing reads this week.

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The Perfect Drug

When I say music is my drug of choice, I’m not making an offhand statement. I don’t know how it is for other people, but music truly is a drug for me. The effects it can have are as real and intense as if I ate some speed or smoked a big ass blueberry blunt. All I have to do is jam the ear buds as deep as they’ll go and find that fine line between loud enough and ouch-that-hurts.

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Do We Still Need the VMAs?

For years now, MTV hasn’t aired music videos the way they used to in the early days, or even in the 1990s. Even when the channel aired just a few reality shows (The Real World and Road Rules), I remember videos airing in the morning, and of course during TRL and some countdown show with Simon Rex. Although the same videos would get played for weeks at a time (I distinctly remember 2Pac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love” being on heavy rotation), at least they saw the light of day.  Read More Do We Still Need the VMAs?

What I Watched Last Night: Drunk History

Oh, I could have watched something classy. Or thought-provoking. I had good intentions of perusing the neglected portions of my Netflix queue, but in the end, my husband went down the Vimeo-rabbit-hole, and I watched.

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Open Thread: Sir Elton Edition

Well, it’s Wednesday night, which means you’re closer to Friday than you are to Monday! I don’t know about everyone else, but it’s been a rainy dismal day on the East Coast, and I’m ready to kiss this day goodbye. Read More Open Thread: Sir Elton Edition