Weird Al’s Tacky Music Video Spoofing Pharrell’s Happy Song

Master parody artist Weird Al Yankovic is back, and this time, its Pharrell’s “Happy” song. The Nerdist is the one premiering “Weird Al” Yankovic’s first music video for his #8videos8days project. You can now feast your eyes on the video for “Tacky,” a wonderfully warped and wacky version of Pharrell’s hyper-bubbly mega-hit song.

Featuring guest appearances from comedians Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Jack Black, the video was shot on location at the historic Palace Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, the same space that was used as Julianne Moore’s apartment in The Big Lebowski.

Throughout the video, you will see a wonderful deluge of clashing colors, socks-and-sandals, Jack Black’s backwards sequin fanny pack and dance moves. Every aspect of the video is so tastefully tasteless, and the tackiness will be the look of the summer.

All the performers are decked out in some of the brightest, flashiest, clashiest and, well, tackiest clothes imaginable, while lip-synching lyrics like “I Instagram every meal I’ve had” and “Practice my twerking moves in line at the DMV.” Somehow, Yankovic even manages to make singing about YOLO cool again.

Apple’s Deal to Buy Dr. Dre’s Beats Headphone

 photo 600_1341332953_dre_beats_zps74164e51.jpegApple is reportedly set to acquire Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. Forbes estimates the deal will push Dre’s net worth to $800 million. It emerged that Apple was in talks with headphone maker Beats Electronics takeover that would rank as the iPhone giant’s largest ever acquisition.

Dre appeared to confirm the purchase, stating in video that he had just become the “first billionaire in hip-hop”. But the deal has yet to be confirmed either by Beats or by Apple. It is thought that the news will be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference on June.Beats controls 27 per cent of the $1.8 billion headphone market and 57 per cent of the market for “premium” versions, despite its products selling for hundreds of pounds each.

Beyonce Wants Her Music To Have an Empower Impact

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International superstar Beyoncé channels Marilyn Monroe for the newest issue of Out magazine’s Power issue. Having just wrapped up her worldwide, the multi-talented wife and mother gets candid on sexuality, her music and more. Beyonce said she wants her music to have an impact. She posed topless for the front cover of Out magazine’s Power issue in jewellery and blow-dried hair, with her hands protecting her modesty.

Talking about her self-titled album, she said: “While I am definitely conscious of all the different types of people who listen to my music, I really set out to make the most personal, honest, and best album I could make. I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be, and just speak from the heart.”

Beyonce, who holidayed in the Dominican Republic with husband Jay Z for their sixth wedding anniversary, wants women to “own their sexuality”. “Being that I am a woman in a male-dominated society, the feminist mentality rang true to me and became a way to personalize that struggle,” she continued.

“But what I’m really referring to, and hoping for, is human rights and equality, not just that between a woman and a man. So I’m very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority… We are all the same and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be and to love who we want to love.”

Maximize The Benefit To Your Band By Using These Tips For Every Gig

It’s time for that gig, the one you booked months ago. The day is here and you are ready to rock. Don’t make the mistake of not making the most out of this big gig. You don’t want to just focus on playing a good show, which is of course the most important thing at the end of the day.But it’s not that important if people aren’t there or if people don’t have a way of staying in touch with you after. So if you really want to maximize the benefit to your band for this big gig, there is a lot of preparation you need to do to make sure you don’t waste the opportunity.

1. Promotion and more Promotion

 photo AvonRents-10-1_zps4c8a1e15.jpgA lot of bands these days waste gigs by not properly promoting. A lot will now just make a Facebook event page and then invite all their friends and be done with it. Unfortunately, many people ignore Facebook invites, or will get the invitation too far in advance and won’t think to make a note of the date. You have to make the event page, but you also have to contact all local media. You still also have to put fliers up around town. It’s the most important thing and people and bands are starting to let that simple and cheap way to promote fall by the wayside.

2. Arrive as a Band

 photo AvonRents-10-2_zps65a219cb.jpgSo you’re a local band not on tour, and you all are going to drive to the gig separately. That’s no way to make a cool impression. You’ll look like a bunch of hacks who are just doing music as a hobby while working at the local record shop. Don’t do that. Image is important. Go to a place like and rent yourself a bad ol’ van, and show up to the gig in style, like you mean it. That site,, is cheap and good, and will get you that van that you’ve always wanted. Nothing beats rolling up to the club and unloading your band and gear as one. Shows you mean business and people will notice. Oh, the band is here, will say the ladies.

3. Allow the new Fans to Find You

 photo AvonRents-10-3_zps22e64118.jpgYou need to able to be found online after the gig. If someone sees your show, loves it, but has no idea how to find you, you will miss out on attaining these fans. One great move is to make sure your band’s name is on the bass drum – not only is it cool at the time, but people are always taking photos of the band and uploading them and when you see the name in the picture it’ll be easy to remember who you saw. This is a small move that is super easy to do – people will see the photo and be easily able to tell who is in the picture, and friends who weren’t even there can find you because your band’s name is right there, for all eyes to see.

Using Digital Audio Consoles

Perhaps the main advantage of going digital is that you can keep your signal path totally in the digital domain all the way to the computer. Is this True? Well yes. That is, if most of your studio is digital. If you like to use global inserts on the mix bus, that is, route the master out through a compressor, finalizer and equalizer, you better make sure it’s digital too, or you will be doing extra conversions. Read up on the quality of analog to digital converters, this is a picky point with the pros. Also double check on the number of analog inputs you get.

Digital audio consoles such as reason 7 upgrade do offer major advantages over analog and their eventual dominance in the field is assured. No matter what, let’s make sure that our desire for new toys doesn’t cause us to miss the point. A sound mixer’s job is to creatively blend the music and vocals and to listen rather than getting bogged down in the operational details of a console, be it analog or digital.

Honoring Cory Monteith’s Character on GLEE

Glee plans to honor the late character of Finn Hudson starred by Cory Monteith in the show’s upcoming 100th episode.This 100th episode will also feature returning original cast members Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., and Amber Riley, as well as returning guest stars Kristin Chenoweth and Gwyneth Paltrow. The Season 6 will be the final season, as TV Line reported back in October. Creator Ryan Murphy explained that the series finale will pay tribute to the late Monteith.

Glee star Cory Monteith won the hearts of many as Finn Hudson, a soulful jock turned singer. Unfortunately, his too-soon death at the age of 31 of a drug and alcohol overdose broke many of those hearts.

In their happier times, Monteith’s Glee star Lea Michele once described her co-star and boyfriend as “a really hot, 6’3″ Canadian,” and we’d add his other crushworthy quality because of his incredible singing voice. As well, Monteith was known off camera as a kind, sweet man who made all feel at home.

As well as his work on Glee, Monteith co-hosted the Teen Choice Awards in 2010 and has received several nominations from the Teen Choice Awards, finally winning in 2011 for “Choice TV: Actor Comedy.” He also scored nominations from the People’s Choice Awards and Do Something Awards.

When Shooting for Music Videos

A music video, just like a drama, should be planned, even scripted, before you shoot. You should study music videos and performances featuring music of the same genre and note techniques that impresses you. Try to figure out how and why the directors took the shots and made the cuts that they did. Every song and dance that has appeared on film or video has had someone making decisions about what goes where. And, with a little thought and creativity using Wireless Game Camera,you can usually figure out why that particular image was shot for that bar of music.

If you are shooting a professional performer, use a recorded version of the song being performed as the sound track for the video. Make sure you get the best sound you possibly can, because you won’t be able to improve it later.

To get better sound, you can plug an external mike into your camcorder. One of the best ways to get great sound from a live performance is to get a feed from the house sound system, though you may need a few adapters and a long cable. Remember, it is important to ask the sound technician for a mic level feed.

Remember to be creative when you’re shooting. Take advantage of things that are usually considered mistakes. A lens flare isn’t always a bad thing, nor are reflections, back lit scenes or the talent laughing between takes. Finally, have fun. You’ll be amazed at what a little fun will do for your music video.

Remembering Elvis Presley on his Birthday

The “King of Rock and Roll” would have celebrated his 79th birthday on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 had it not been for his untimely death on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42. He died of heart failure, which was related to his drug addiction. If only he was treated early at opioid treatment center, this could not happened to him. Since his death, Presley has remained one of the world’s most popular music icons.

Since his passing, Presley has been inducted into four music hall of fames such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. According to Billboard, Presley had 108 Billboard Hot 100 hits, the most among rock artists in the chart’s history.

Mr. Presley’s early hit songs are an indelible part of the memories of anyone who grew up in the 50′s. “Hound Dog,” “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Blue Suede Shoes” were teen-age anthems. Elvis Presley was more than a singer because he was a phenomenon. With 45 gold records that sold more than one million copies each.He was also the highest paid performer in the history of the business.

Katy Perry’s Brave Uplifting Roar Song

I find Katy Perry’s hit song, Roar, a good and brave uplifting song. It is meant for those who want to show someone that you know that you’re fantastic. It also means that you are able to show you’re emotions which some people are unable to do. If you check out the lyrics of this song, it can help you a lot in life.

Especially if someone calls you dumb, stupid or even dis likeable. It can show them that you don’t care what they think. You know what, it says that whatever they say, no matter what it is, it will definitely make you stronger. It’s all about believing in yourself and this song is for someone who are afraid to face our biggest fears.

Get Started in Playing the Flute

Any flute player will tell you that starting to play on the flute was a hard task, but well worth it in the end, with the outcome of musical knowledge and a new skill.The flute takes extreme air support and if you are just someone who doesn’t think you will get the practice time in, maybe a different instrument will be right for you. The flute, like many other instruments, takes time to get good at, and if you don’t have the time, maybe this isn’t the best idea.

Before starting to learn how to play the flute, I suggest you seek an advice of an instructor or professional as to whether or not the flute is the best choice. Also attending an introductory class where individuals are allowed to try out different instrument so see which one will work best. This new flutes is difficult for some to learn but with plenty of practice and diligence mastery of this instrument can be achieved.