"Been saved again by the garbage truck"
Earlier today we got to hear a brilliant cover of Whitney Houston‘s song It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay by the British band Chvrches and right now we get to hear another brilliant cover. A guy who goes by the name Twin Shadow has been recording cover songs including the classic Tori Amos song Silent All These Years. I’ve heard a few covers of this song over the years but none by men (primarily because of the female-ness of the lyrical content). While no one can ever do the song justice like Tori can, I have to give it up to Twin Shadow for putting a very different spin on the song … giving it a strange new life. I hope you Amos fans will give it a listen and let me know what you think. I’m really digging this cover of Tori‘s song, are you?
Chvrches are Down for Whitnay
The BRILLIANT band Chvrches paid a visit to Zane Lowe‘s radio program on BBC Radio 1 (the very same radio show where Kanye West talked for an hour about any and everything … which resulted in a spoof by Jimmy Kimmel which then resulted in a ridiculous Twitter rant by West) to promote the release this week of their debut album The Bones of What You Believe. In addition to performing live versions of their new songs, Chvrches also performed a cover of Whitney Houston‘s classic breakup song It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay. And what, pray tell, does this Whitney cover sound like? Click below and have a listen. More »
'Cory was a beautiful soul. He was not perfect...'
As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t get to watch all of the Emmy Awards last night, but I caught many of the heartfelt tributes to actors who passed away this year. Jean Stapleton and James Gandolfini were among those honored, and Jane Lynch delivered the tribute to Cory Monteith. She used the moment to talk about her love for Cory, and also tied in his struggle with addiction into her speech. Check out the video above, and if you can’t watch now, click inside for the transcription.
Hear All 14 Songs Now
A couple of weeks ago we got our first look at the first promo video for the upcoming season 5 premiere episode of Glee that will pay tribute to the music of the Beatles. Today, one full week ahead of the episode’s TV premiere, we get to hear all 14 songs that will be featured on the show. The studio recordings of the cast of Glee singing the songs of the Beatles has been made available online and you can listen to all of them below. Want to hear the cast of Glee put their spin on classic songs like Help, Hey Jude, Yesterday, Let It Be and more? Then you’re gonna wanna click below and have a listen. More »
Posted under: 'All You Need Is Love', 'Drive My Car', 'Get Back', 'Glee', 'Got To Get You Into My Life', 'Help', 'Here Comes The Sun', 'Hey Jude', 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'Let It Be', 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Something', 'Yesterday', 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away', Beatles
Today is the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on The World Trade Center in New York City, NY and the US Pentagon building in Washington D.C. — as well as United Airlines Flight 93, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77 and American Airlines Flight 11 — and as is the tradition here on PITNB, today will be a day of somber remembrance of the people we lost on that fateful day 12 years ago AS WELL AS a day of celebration of the life that we each get to enjoy every single day with our family, friends and loved ones. One day out of the year, PITNB chooses not to engage in the frivolous fun that comes along with blogging about celebs and fun pop culture so that, I hope, we can take some of the time we would usually spend engaged in silliness to remember those who were stolen from us on the morning of September 11, 2001. Earlier this year, I paid a visit to the site of the new One World Trade Center building and I marveled at how strong and tall that building now stands. Days after my visit, the top spire was hoisted into place atop One World Trade Center setting its height at 1,776 feet. I know it’s meant to be symbolic but in a great many ways, for some time now, the people of New York and the people of the United States of America have been standing tall in the wake of the tragic events of 09/11. I like to remind people that today is my mother’s birthday. Long before September 11 was a day of sadness and somber reflection, it was a day of jubilant celebration for my mom’s special day and I am going to use the day to celebrate my mom. I hope all y’all will, too, find a way to find a way to celebrate in some way today. But first, I ask once again that you take some of the time that you would normally spend reading the fun blog posts that are delivered here on PITNB on a daily basis to read through the long list of names of the people who were lost 12 years ago today. 12 years … can you believe it? Click below to see a recent photo of One World Trade Center to see how far we’ve come in the past dozen years and then read through the names of the people that we must NEVER FORGET.
A few weeks ago we got to see fan shot video of Beyoncé‘s song dedication to Detroit, MI during her concert stop there last month and today we get to see a newly released official video of that song dedication. As you may recall, Bey performed the Sam Cooke classic A Change Is Gonna Come in honor of Detroit and if you click the embed above, you can watch the professionally shot video of that performance. I’m not gonna lie, I actually teared up watching and listening to this performance … I hope you will, too. Thank you Beyoncé. Thank you very much <3
'A Change Is Gonna Come'
Late last week unfortunate news broke that my beloved Detroit, MI became the first city to ever file for bankruptcy protection in an effort to get control of the city’s failing finances. Naturally, this is a sad story not only for those of us who love Detroit but for the entire country … because Detroit is an integral part of the US. During her concert stop in Detroit Rock City over the weekend, Beyoncé paid tribute to Detroit with a performance of the Sam Cooke song A Change Is Gonna Come. She did not directly reference the bankruptcy, she merely performed the song in tribute to the amazing city. Click below to watch a video clip from Bey‘s performance in and for Detroit. More »
Back in April we saw photos from the unveiling of the wax versions of One Direction at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London and today we learn that the waxed 1D likenesses have made their way to NYC for their unveiling there. As I understand it, the statues were meant to be unveiled in an outside display but the joint heat of the member of One Direction coupled with the insane heat in NYC this week caused the unveiling to be moved inside the venue. As we learned back in April, the 1D likenesses will be touring the world for the rest of the year but from now until October, the statues will be on display at the Madame Tussauds in NYC … and, be honest, you know you want a selfie with the British boyband boys :) More »
Performs 'I Will Always Love You' in His Memory
So many people are in complete and utter shock over the acquittal in the Trayvon Martin murder case … others, I’m sorry to say, are broken-hearted and angry because they expected the outcome. In the wake of the news of the acquittal, people took to social media to express their feelings on the matter. Beyoncé performed a concert in Nashville, TN last night after the news broke and she observed a moment of silence in memory of Trayvon and then dedicated her performance of I Will Always Love You to the murdered teen. More »
"A Great Man"
Back in May we got to see soccer superstar David Beckham play his last professional game ever just a few days after he announced his retirement from professional soccer and today we get to see a very cute little video that was made in tribute to his spectacular career. An industrious and very talented fan put together a 4 1/2 minute video that spans Beckham‘s entire soccer career … in Lego building blocks. As I understand it, the video is made up of 2,300 photos and has to be seen to be believed. Titled David Beckham, A Great Man – The Pride of Three Lions, this Lego-version of Becks‘s career is pretty neat. Please enjoy!!