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Gangnam Style

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Food For Thought In "All About That Bass"

    The new song you can't escape is called "All About That Bass," and sounds nothing like its title. You won't be hearing it in the DJ's club mix or slow, loud and banging in the streets. But you might hear it if Taylor Swift and Adele ever square off in a celebrity death match. The song is a lot of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Norwegian Duo's Pop Sendup = Funniest Song of the Year

    Hey, remember how hard you laughed at "Gangnam Style" the first time you heard it? Before it got played into the ground and somehow became a legitimate radio hit, separate from the video that made it funny in the first place? Yeah, well, feast your eyes on the successor to the "Gangnam" throne. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    10 Songs We Never, Ever Want to Hear Again, Ever

    "Gangnam Style," Psy I'm not going to deny it. The first time I saw the video for "Gangnam Style," I was amused, but not enough to watch it again. The only problem with that was the fact that almost every American decided to either recreate "Gangnam Style" or share videos of other idiots dancing aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Turtle Soup: More With One of the Wildest Bands of the '60s

    Today, when the 65-year-old Howard Kaylan looks back on the '60s, it's still hard to imagine the kind of commercial and chart success he had with the Turtles, and how by age 22, it was all over. "They say that wisdom comes with age, and at that time, I had absolutely none of it!" he laughs. "I mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    30 Seconds With Los Amigos Invisibles

    Rocks Off: What is worst song in the world, and why? Julio BriceƱo (lead singer): It is hard to name just one because most of the time,what may seem to be the worst song for some people, is the best song for other people because it gets really famous. Lately, I could mention Gangnam Style. It does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    PSYched Out: The Today Show's Obsession With Psy

    One of television's longest-running programs, NBC's Today, has recently gone from venerable to vulnerable within the span of about a year. Thanks to more missteps than a line of drunken novice cloggers attempting the Riverdance, the morning show now finds itself routinely rated behind its main compe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    The 4 Top Things Not To Do Before You Walk For Graduation

    The four years (or maybe more) of being inside an institution that has probably cost you sleep and forced you to mutilate your liver with alcohol is finally coming to end. You're going to be graduating! (cue the Vitamin C song) Everyone is going to be there! It's going to be the day that your pare ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 21, 2013

    So Delicious, a Caveman Could Eat It

    Paleo-friendly restaurant menus abound in Houston.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Jordan, a California Chardonnay with Restraint

    A few years ago, a holiday weekend drive to Palm Springs from my native San Diego delivered me at the doorstep of Chardonnay Hills, an upscale homeowners association in Temecula. In this day and age, it's not surprising that a community would name itself after a grape. After all, ampelonyms (that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    10 of Our Favorite Parody Songs to Celebrate the Day They Became Fair Use

    On this day in 1994 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that parodies, commercial or non-commercial, do not violate copyright law. 2 Live Crew had applied for permission to parody Roy Orbinson's "Oh Pretty Woman," but were refused. They made the song anyway, and after a quarter of a million ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    RodeoHouston Hops On "Harlem Shake" Bandwagon

    The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo doesn't stay so successful by not keeping up with the times. So before each of this year's evening concerts, you can watch a bunch of people who work at the rodeo gyrating to the latest real-life Internet meme, the "Harlem Shake." Last week a 30-second clip of va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Word Nerd: Hashtag Named 2012 Word of the Year, YOLO and Gangnam Style Also Nominated

    The American Dialect Society, a 124-year-old organization whose members include "linguists, lexicographers, etymologists, grammarians, historians, researchers, writers, editors, students, and independent scholars," chose their word of the year for 2012, and, lo and behold, it's "hashtag." I think th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Nerd Humor: NASA Gets Clever With "Why the World Didn't End" and Gangnam Style Parody Videos

    Nerds have a sense of humor and when those nerds also have cool toys and a desire to get people more interested in their world, they can come up with some pretty damn clever concoctions. In this case, the nerds in question are at our own Johnson Space Center where they have created a couple of video ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Does Anybody Really Care About Psy's Anti-American Rap?

    When we all first saw "Gangnam Style" on YouTube and fell in love with South Korean sensation Psy, none of us could have imagined that a few months later we'd find out that he rapped in 2004 about killing Americans. Rewind: Why Psy and the Innocence of the Muslims Guy Are Nothing Alike The exact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    10 Surprising Things About This Year's Grammy Nominations

    This year music has been dominated by viral pop like "Call Me Maybe" and "Gangnam Style," songs that initially became "hits" from outside the music business' traditional delivery system, usually YouTube. Thursday, the Grammys recognized that by nominating "Maybe," by 17-year-old Justin Bieber proteg ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    5 Great Songs By Psy Besides "Gangnam Style"

    Sometimes it's hard for Americans to believe, but there is, in fact, a whole world outside of the United States. No, I'm not just talking about Alaska and Hawaii. There are whole other countries out there and not just ones that are either a) our cute friends (England, Japan) or b) our bitter enemies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Top 10 Dirt Cheap Rock Star Halloween Costumes

    Yep, it's that time again. Almost Halloween, and you with no costume. There's no time left to execute some grand vision that might impress people you'd like to sleep with. (Unless you want to try these, from our sister blog Art Attack.) That leaves you with only a couple of options: Sit around alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Sign o' the Apocalypse: "Gangnam Style" Hits No. 1 on the Rap Chart

    Unless you decided to paint the town in Austin with Iggy Pop and the Chilli Peppers then you know Psy's "Gangnam Style" has pretty much swept the country up by storm much like the "Macarena" in terms of catchiness (and infuriation). Over the weekend, the popular EDM-fueled single did something even ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The Top 10 Weirdest U.S. No. 1 Hits

    It's not often that the pop charts will surprise you. After all, the average consumer in most countries doesn't have time to delve too deep into an artist's catalogue. They don't often pick up on songs that will stand the test of time. They like the ephemera record labels tell them is hot right now. ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    HISD Staff Goes Gangnam Style: This Is Not a Joke

    Rocks Off saw something so disturbing today on the morning news, but it was early we were sure it couldn't possibly be real. It is. The Houston Independent School District has produced a video to promote early voting featuring teachers, faculty and other district staff -- including what must be th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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