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And you thought you knew the meaning of weird…

Just dropped: an excellent idea in music compilations!

Highly acclaimed painter, Mark Ryden, has had the fabulous idea of grabbing the finest artists from every single genre known to man-kind, asking them to put with wired face on and cover an 1892 classic.

Nick Cave, Katy Perry, Kirk Hammett and Tyler the Creator, are just a few of the musicians to feature on Ryden’s limited edition concept album ‘The Gay nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell’

The album forms a part of Ryden’s new show The Gay 90s that opened on the 3rd of May in L.A.

Only 999 copies of the 180g red vinyl are available at a bargain price of $99.99. half will be sold at the show, and the other half from Ryden’s website. The proceeds of the album will go to ‘Little Kids Rock,’ a charity that supports musical education in disadvantaged schools

Watch this video that forms part of his exhibition:

source via NME  and tone deaf

Katy Perry challenges Tony Abbott on Gay Marriage

It’s a rare moment to have musicians and politicians converse in one segment. Infact, it’s unlikely to even hear musicians talk about politics or political matters. So when you hear conservative politician Tony Abbott and progressive pop sensation, Katy Perry, chatting on the morning radio segment ‘The Kyle and Jackie O Show’ on 2day Fm, some sparks are bound to fly…and boy were there sparks (no, not the good kind)!

Opposition leader, Tony Abbott, began the segment by sucking up interviewing Katy Perry, gushing “My daughters think you’re the most wonderful singer. I’m very happy to take a bit of time off the election to ask the big question…when are you coming back, we need you, we want you. When are you coming back?” 

Katy Perry, however, turned the tables by discussing the issue of legislating same-sex marriage, “Come on that’s not a political question,” she said. “Let’s talk about gay marriage.” A surprised Abbott replied, “Now you’re interviewing me Katy”. “Yeah buddy, that’s right,” she responded. “Love is equal.” She then continued (to Abbot’s dismay) with “Well I love you as a human being, but I can’t give you my vote then. I still want to meet your daughters.” 

But Abbott didn’t stop there, still pursuing Katy’s vote, “My daughters are fabulous and they would be so excited to meet you, they are desperate to have you,” he replied. “I was introduced to one of your numbers, “Hot and Cold”, and I thought, maybe that can be my anthem.” Again, Katy Perry didn’t buy it and laughed it off, “I don’t know if that’s the best song we can pick for a politician,” she said. “Let me just say I will be in Australia very soon, let’s just say I will be in Australia this year.”   

Abbott may not have gotten Katy Perry’s vote but at least he got his answer. And being a big Katy Perry fan, he should be excited and pleased with that…right, Abbott?

You can listen to the radio segment below.

Source: www.pedestrian.tv/news/music


The Life of a Young Producer – Winner at the BMI Pop Awards 2012


A short documentary of Grammy Winner songwriter & producer Benny Blanco, the man behind so many hit songs from artists Rihanna (Diamonds), Taio Cruz (Dynamite), Ke$sha (Tik Tok) and Katy Perry (California Girls) – just to name a few. Each of these songs have reached number #1 on a billboard somewhere in the world, and they are all from one man.

Watch the video below to see the life of Benny, working with other artists, his views and creative styles on working on tracks, his thoughts of whats next, and how he works. Remember that he is still very young, aged only 24.  Let us know what you liked most of Benny Blanco? Maybe its the way he works, or maybe its his views on working with artists. This is also inspiring for young producers trying to make it out there so they can do this as a full time job.


Pop Danthology 2012

Daniel Kim has done it again with a mash up of over 50 of the hottest pop songs from 2012.

Check out the epic list of songs that made the cut this year:

1. Adele – “Set Fire To The Rain”
2. Adele – “Skyfall”
3. Alex Clare – “Too Close”
4. Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – “Let’s Go”
5. Carly Rae Jepson – “Call Me Maybe”
6. Cher Lloyd – “Want U Back”
7. Chris Brown – “Don’t Wake Me Up”
8. Chris Brown – “Turn Up The Music”
9. Christina Aguilera – “Your Body”
10. David Guetta feat. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne – “I Can Only Imagine”
11. David Guetta feat. Nicky Minaj – “Turn Me On”
12. David Guetta feat. Sia – “Titanium”
13. Demi Lovato – “Give Your Heart A Break”
14. Ellie Goulding – “Lights”
15. Enrique Iglesias feat. Sammy Adams – “Finally Found You”
16. Far East Movement feat. Justin Bieber – “Live My Life”
17. Flo Rida – “Whistle”
18. Flo Rida feat. Sia – “Wild Ones”
19. Fun. – “Some Nights”
20. Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe – “We Are Young”
21. Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know”
22. Gym Class Heroes feat. Neon Hitch – “Ass Back Home”
23. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – “Dance Again”
24. Jessie J – “Domino”
25. Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean – “As Long As You Love Me”
26. Justin Bieber – “Boyfriend”
27. Karmin – “Brokenhearted”
28. Katy Perry – “Part Of Me”
29. Katy Perry – “Wide Awake”
30. Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger”
31. Ke$ha – “Die Young”
32. LMFAO – “Sorry For Party Rocking”
33. Madonna feat. M.I.A. & Nicky Minaj – “Give Me All Your Luvin'”
34. Maroon 5 – “One More Night”
35. Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone”
36. Nelly Furtado – “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)”
37. Ne-Yo – “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)”
38. Nicky Minaj – “Pound The Alarm”
39. Nicky Minaj – “Starships”
40. One Direction – “Live While We’re Young”
41. One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful”
42. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepson – “Good Time”
43. P!nk – “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”
44. Pitbull feat. Chris Brown – “International Love”
45. PSY – “Gangnam Style”
46. Rihanna – “Diamonds”
47. Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”
48. Rita Ora – “How We Do (Party)”
49. Swedish House Mafia – “Don’t You Worry Child”
50. Tyga – “Rack City”
51. Usher – “Climax”
52. Usher – “Scream”
53. The Wanted – “Glad You Came”
54. Will.I.Am feat. Eva Simons – “This is Love”
55. Zedd feat. Matthew Koma – “Spectrum”