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Pop Culture, Uncategorized, music, youtube

May 3, 2010

Top 16 Favorite Cover Songs

Tags: alien ant farm, , andrew garcia, Boyce Avenue, chris cornell, chris daughtry, david cook, dynamite hack, glen hansard, janis joplin, jason mraz, jeff buckley, jimi hendrix, johnny cash, kris allen, , muse, nirvana, over the rainbow, seether, smashing pumpkins, whitney houston

I’ve always been fascinated with cover songs – when one artist does their version of a song another made famous.
For me, seeking out covers has  exposed me to new songs and artists,  and even new genres of music.  A new slant on an old song shows creativity and artistry, and says as much about the [...]

PR, Pop Culture, Social Media, Sports

April 6, 2010

The 2010 FIFA World Cup and Global Public Relations

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The 2010 FIFA World Cup and Global Public Relations
Guest post by Andi Narvaez, public relations and social media professional and graduate student at University of Maryland. Co-founder of The BMPR, founder of Social Media Breakfast DC chapter, and Social Media Club-DC officer. Read her blog and follow her onTwitter.
Two years ago, my best friend came to visit my home [...]

Pop Culture, TV and Movies, music

July 30, 2009

Top 10 American Idol Performances

Tags: adam lambert, , chris daughtry, david archuleta, david cook, kris allen, lakisha jones

So there is some Buzz around American Idol as they gear up for the upcoming season.  Got me thinking about the best performances on the show’s history.  Now, I didn’t watch the first few seasons, but have been hooked for the majority of the show’s run at this point.  I am 100% sure that I [...]

TV and Movies, music

June 17, 2009

Songs Stuck in My Head…

Tags: , daughtry, fratellis, glen hansard, justin timberlake, kanye west, kris allen, scissor sisters

I’ve got a bunch of songs stuck in my head this morning, and the best release is to share them with you.  Pass this along and enjoy!
1) The Fratellis – “Chelsea Dagger” (which you’ve heard in countless commercials and in the hidden gem of a film, “Run, Fat Boy, Run.”)
2) Glen Hansard – “Cry Me [...]

TV and Movies

June 2, 2009

Do we need to protect reality TV contestants?

Tags: , bikini girl, daisy of love, reality tv, susan boyle, the real world

I saw this article from the UK Guardian about Susan Boyle checking into a clinic for “exhaustion” after the “Britain’s Got Talent” finale, which the rags-to-almost-riches ne’er-been-kissed YouTube sensation (over 65 million views!) lost to a dance troupe.
A doctor treating her suggested that production companies need to prepare the contestants better for the instant fame they’ll [...]

TV and Movies

Dissecting My DVR

Tags: 30 Rock, , Colbert Report, DVR, Gossip Girl, Head Case, Heroes, House, LOST, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Smallville, Sushi Pack, The Daily Show, The Office, The Soup, , True Blood, TV, WWE

I believe you can tell a lot about a person by what TV shows they watch…or record.  Here are the shows on my DVR…and you can judge me for yourself!
1. LOST – Best drama on TV.
2. House – Love, love, love this show.
3. Heroes – Former favorite show, but I think it jumped the shark.
4. [...]