Posts tagged ‘Pop Music’

Greg Gillis



The creative genius behind the musical phenomenon known as “Girl Talk”, Gregg Gillis has simultaneously managed to both sample hundreds of tracks into artful mashups and STEAL MY HEART. After dropping out of biomedical engineering school to focus solely on music, Gregg has managed to make a living touring the globe, even though you can get his album here for free. Check out my favorite track, “Still Here”, which somehow combines Radiohead’s “15 Steps”, Cyprus Hills “Jump” and a slew of other well-known music that’s mashed in ways you wouldn’t believe.

Despite his very foreceful music, Gillis claims to be less than intimidating.  “I think I have a positive outlook on life. I think the music reflects that to some degree. But the music is very in-your-face, kind of commanding attention, which is probably the opposite of me in real life.

This Youtube video of a performance begs to differ. Check out video #2 for footage of Girl Talk’s music being discussed in the US House of Representatives (snap!). Scientist by day, hardxcore DJ mastermind by night, Girl Talk is probably the intellectually hottest piece of ass club-culture has ever seen/scene. Did I mention he’s 28? Perfect. 


April 3, 2009 at 12:26 am 5 comments

True Confessions: “Single Ladies” by Beyonce

I am kind of a snob when it comes to music, and usually I find Beyonce pretty dull, and it seems like she takes herself far too seriously.  I’m probably never going to see Dreamgirls, and her ballads are all really derivative and thin.  Even so, I kind of love everything about this single.  I love the simple, addictive hooks, the spasmodic choreography which resembles Jazzercise from hell, and oh god I love her bionic hand.  I love the deep, ominous chords in the background, and the clicky percussion.  I love that she seems to genuinely have multiple personality disorder, and that she is insisting you “put a ring on it” even though she doesn’t wear a ring despite her “secret” marriage to Jay-Z.  I love the starkness of the video, with the lighting changing multiple times in a single shot, the camera swooping around the dancers.  So, fine.  You win this round, Beyonce.  But I’m not going to forgive you if this song is still stuck in my head two weeks from now.

November 20, 2008 at 11:36 pm 14 comments

Time is Waiting (Tick Tock, Tick Tock)

So Madonna has put out a new single with Justin Timberlake and Timbaland, and her presence is so forgettable that it requires JT to insert “Madonna!” into every verse. The intro that Timbaland sings is a painful indicator of how ridiculous this song is going to be:


May 11, 2008 at 12:03 pm 5 comments

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