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The Late Movies: Songs About the Jersey Shore

I’ve lived my whole life in Philadelphia, which means every summer, I start thinking about how much I want to go to Jersey. Traditionally, Philadelphians like to mock New Jersey for, well, everything. From bad drivers to bad food to anything in between, we’re not fans of the Garden State. Except between Memorial Day [...]

The Late Movies: Songs About Hard Work on Tax Night

I don’t know about you _flossers, but I just forked over a few hundred hard-earned dollars to Uncle Sam. Even though I support tax paying, I still feel a little sting handing over cold, hard cash after working so hard for it in the first place. Here, six songs about putting your nose to the [...]

Needle-felted Stars

Kay Petal is an artist with a needle. Shes make needle-felted sculptures of famous folks from music, movies, TV, and the news. Surely you recognize Bruce Springsteen and Bono in the picture here. See a lot more at Petal’s website Felt Alive. She also sells supplies, patterns, and custom-felted dolls. Link -via Dangerous Minds

The Best and Worst Political Campaign Songs (But Mostly the Worst)

With the campaign for the Republican nomination in full swing, candidates are beginning to rally their bases, retool their talking points and (cue the intro music, please!) select their campaign songs—those upbeat little ditties that play at rallies, speeches and pretty much whenever a candidate walks on stage. The Art of Choosing the Right Campaign [...]

The Late Movies: Songs About Guys Named Johnny

No matter which style of music you prefer, there’s always a guy named Johnny. Whether he’s a a runaway teen, a country singer or a convict, Johnny pops up in songs all the time. Here’s six notable musical Johnnys. Johnny 99 Written and recorded by Bruce Springsteen, the Johnny in this song is about an auto worker [...]

The Late Movies: Intimate Performances by Famous Musicians

Becoming an international music sensation doesn’t mean you are restricted to performing only for crowds of thousands. Check out these videos to see some intimate and impromptu performances by big-name pop and rock stars. Bruce Springsteen – On the streets of Copenhagen Half of the Red Hot Chili Peppers – On a boat in Amsterdam Bon Jovi – [...]

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme Thursday XI

It’s Thursday night, which means it’s once again time for GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common. Do you know what it is? Leave your best guesses in the comments section. Michael Bolton – That’s What Love Is All About Journey – Girl Can’t Help It Mariah Carey – We Belong Together The Divinyls – [...]

RIP, Clarence Clemons

Saxophonist Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band has died from complications of a stroke he suffered last weekend. Clemons played on such classic hits as “Born to Run” and “Thunder Road” and is widely credited with helping to shape Springsteen’s sound. He passed away at a hospital in Palm Beach, Florida, where he had stayed [...]

Rest in Peace, Clarence Clemons

Editor’s Note: E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons has died of complications from a stroke, CNN reported tonight. To honor the Big Man’s life and legacy, here are some video clips Erica Palan assembled back in January to celebrate Clarence’s 69th birthday. He’ll certainly be missed around here. Meeting Bruce Springsteen During an interview in 2009, Clemons [...]

The Late Movies: What Song Are You Listening To? (London, Copenhagen, Singapore, Lisbon, Philadelphia)

Two weeks ago, I pointed to a street video from New York, in which filmmaker Ty Cullen asked passersby who wore headphones “Hey, what song are you listening to?” Commenters asked for more versions of the video from different cities, and I’m glad to oblige — other filmmakers around the world have followed suit and [...]