Music Makes the People

What If You're the One with Really Terrible Taste?

You know, what if the Black Eyed Peas were a really good band? They are, after all, immensely popular! What if it's just you? What if you're just a stuck-up and joyless snob?

In any event, while you mull that, the recently canceled Black Eyed Peas concert in Central Park is back on, for September 30th, although the Times requests that you remember that delightful night in 1983, when "hundreds of concert goers were mauled" after Diana Ross' show. That was back in an odd little moment when Diana Ross was sort of… Lady Gaga meets a black Kreayshawn? Important archival video documentation above!


Magical Recording of Beyoncé Doing Prince

And here is Beyoncé covering Prince's "The Beautiful Ones" (and Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire" (whatever)) this weekend. She's been doing this on tour for a bit (and covering Prince for a couple of years, and of course she performed "Purple Rain" with him in 2004) but this is the first really stellar recording of this; I would describe this as LIFE-CHANGING. Stop work, put your headphones on, etc. I do wish she hadn't switched the genders in the lyrics though. (via, previously)


The Black Eyed Peas Are Back and You Have to Hear This Heinous Single!

Raiding the worst of the 80s, the Black Eyed Peas have released a semi-cover of the improbably titled "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," the Dirty Dancing-enabled monster-smash duet of late 1987. Were you there? It was terrible. Fortunately, the BEP have reduced the title to "The Time" because, words r long. And then they took a bath in Autotune. It fits nicely in their genre of "it's Friday night, let's get dressed to go out and dance in the mirror and everything is going to be awwweesssoommme" music. (All that being said, the synthy verse beat part of the song is kind of great, it's undeniable.) [...]