Fearing & Loathing Music’s Biggest Awards Nights

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Whatever you think “going to the Grammys” means, we guarantee it’s less glamorous and more bizarre than what you’re imagining. At least for most of the press, who sit in small room adjacent to the ceremony, watching the thing on TVs and praying that a famous person will make a wrong turn and wind up on our measly little stage with a microphone miraculously in hand.

And it’s not just Music’s Biggest Night. In the awards season bridging 2012 to 2013, I attended the MTV Video Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and, yes, the Grammys, and my surreal behind-the-scenes experience wound up the stuff of an unexpected trilogy. In 2014, I returned to the Grammys just to make sure its was still weird (spoiler alert: it was). Continue reading

Stupid Internet Tricks: Danzig vs. Kitty Litter, Ashes to Vinyl, Snooki vs. Best Coast, Antoine Dodson and Autotune the News Hit iTunes

When memes collide: Danzig has a gift for Keyboard Cat.

As somebody sage and genius-like once said, “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of citizens of Teh Interwebs. LOL!” Well, here are some totally dumb things I wrote about for your entertainment.

  1. FEATURED: Danzig in a Danzig Shirt, Buying Cat Supplies*
  2. Dio Should’ve Done This: Convert Your Ashes to Vinyl (Really)
  3. Jersey Shore’s Snooki Tours w. Best Coast, Parties w. Wavves
  4. Antoine Dodson and Auto-Tune the News Sell ‘Bed Intruder’ Song

* “The Internet just rolled over and died. Cats, cult celebrity and narcissism all captured in a single itty bitty photograph.”

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)