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Posts Tagged ‘Music

Lady GaGa Releases Telephone

March 13, 2010

It appears as if the more normal the setting, the crazier it is with GaGa as she parades in fishnet stockings around a prison in her new video for Telephone. Once again displaying her many eccentricities and then some, she teams up with Beyonce and the PW from Kill Bill to spread some camp. Sunglasses with cigarettes […]

The Who Rocked The Superbowl

February 8, 2010

Even though they’ve gotten older, the Who were still able to maintain the same rock spirit they’ve always had. This year’s superbowl wasn’t just entertaining on the field (with a second half that saw New Orleans really up their game) but with a half time show that had a mix of four of the Who’s […]

Editorial: Ke$ha, All But Good

February 1, 2010

Ke$ha, the newest pop sensation with major daddy issues has slowly started dominating iPods with her hit song “Tik Tok”. Rhyming about brushing her teeth with a bottle of jager, feeling like P. Diddy and her man’s wienerschnitzel she comes across as nothing more than another prepackaged dim witted pop tart. Trying to pass herself […]

Interview with Melissa Trinchere

January 19, 2010

A few months back I had the opportunity to ask the talented independent musician Melissa Trinchere a few questions. It was the first time I’d done something like this and my questions were mainly focused around how songs are crafted and the way a songwriters state of mind is throughout the recording period. Whether you […]

2009: The Best of the Year

December 31, 2009

2009 marks the end of a decade filled with a cultural shift in terms of music, film and technology. Like other best of lists, this one compiles what TMC feels are the best releases in every category. Picks are selected on craftsmanship, ability and the potential they have to stand the test of time. All […]

Music Corner: Melissa Trinchere’s “Seasons”

December 18, 2009

On her new album Seasons, Los Angeles based musician Melissa Trinchere crafts ten songs that fans of Fiona Apple and Tori Amos (among other talented ladies of the piano based singer/songwriting movement) can easily get into. Described as an album of love songs, cautionary tales and deeply personal character stories filled with an ethereal, brooding […]

Five of The Best Albums This Decade

November 18, 2009

With the early 00’s closing out in just two months, it felt like reason to go back over the last nine years of music and select what The Media Crunch feels are several of the decades best albums. The LP’s that were chosen were based on the potential to be classics or not, their perceived […]

Music Find: Florence + the Machine

November 9, 2009

Florence Welch is a 23 year old from London who’s alternating band mates are “the machine”. Her [literally ass kicking] song “Kiss With a Fist” was recently used in Diablo Cody’s new movie Jennifer’s Body. She has also appeared performing the single on The Late Show with David Letterman. Florence’s London accent combined with pop punk […]

Music Find: Melanie Fiona

July 9, 2009

This 27 year old from Toronto Canada just released her debut album “The Bridge” which is chalk full of catchy pop with an old/current R&B vibe. The first single, “Give It To Me Right” samples the Zombies’ “Time of the Season” while Ms. Fiona sings coolly over the beat. Based on that single, which you […]

New Fiona Apple

April 10, 2009

In her first new recording since the release of 2005’s album Extraordinary Machine, the lovely, talented musician Fiona Apple has released a cover version of “Why Try to Change Me Now?” for Cy Coleman’s tribute EP. Playing her piano in classic fashion and delivering smooth jazzy vocals over the relaxing song, she is back in […]