Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Fiona!

This just in: Fiona Apple has recorded "Why Try To Change Me Now," the old Cy Coleman/Frank Sinatra gem. The song is on "Then Was Then And Now Is Now - A Tribute To Cy Coleman," a six-track compilation CD EP.

Track list:
1. The Best Is Yet To Come - Patty Griffin
2. The Rules Of The Road - Nikka Costa
3. Why Try To Change Me Now - Fiona Apple
4. Then Was Then And Now Is Now - Ambrosia Parsley
5. I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life - Julianna Raye
6. (I'm) In Love Again - Missy Higgins

No release date is available, but you can listen to Apple's track right here.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Everyone Hates Twitter

Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks Twitter is stupid. Check out this video from SuperNews and a little ditty by Ingrid Michaelson.

E-Cigarette: A New Alternative to Smoking

Do you want to quit smoking but, like, not really?

The e-cigarette is a new alternative to smoking. It's essentially a nicotine inhaler that looks like a cigarette.

Manufacturer Smoking Everywhere says it looks, feels and tastes like a real cigarette. When you take a drag, it releases a small amount of nicotine vapor that looks like real smoke when exhaled. It has no flame, which totally means you can "smoke" at the airport and in bars. A starter kit costs about $100 and refill nicotine cartridges (one cartridge = 20 cigs) come in packs of five for $9.99.

This product has not yet been approved by the FDA. Allegedly, the FDA hasn't approved e-cigarettes because they qualify as drugs and are therefore illegal (um, hi, what are cigarettes?). "There is not sufficient evidence that (they) are safe products for human consumption," Timothy O'Leary of the World Health Organization said. It has, however, been approved by Michael Lohan.


Check out this animatronic dinosaur at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. WANT!

Lady Gaga Does Not Do Drugs

So, Lady Gaga decided to wear this and then do that in front of a large audience.

R.I.P. Blender

Blender magazine, known for it's unapologetic combination of music, babes, and steadfast enthusiasm for disposable pop culture, is folding. The April issue with Kelly Clarkson on the cover will be the magazine's last. This is sad for two reasons, the most tragic being that this shot of Clarkson, with her boring t-shirt and crappy hair, is their final tableau.