Jimmy, Sia, and Natalie join the Roots for a special performance of the classic song “Iko Iko.”
Her dad reports:
To answer the big question, Yes Ella does like to sing other songs. Some of her favorites include, of course more Elvis – Suspicious Minds & Lawdy Miss Clawdy; The Beatles – Twist & Shout; Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut; JD McPherson – Fire Bug; The Beach Boys – Barbra Ann; Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song; Bobby Day – Rockin’ Robin and Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting For You (duet with Mom!!!). However she is only 21 months old and easily distracted so it can be quite challenging to get another video like this one…
video by HoundDogBilly
An inner city barbershop is transformed into a surreal dance party in this delightfully bizarre music video for “It’s You” by Duck Sauce. The video was directed by Phil Andelman and the “hair-raising” visual effects are by Royal Post.
At the Coalition Drum Shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Mary (aka the “Grandma Drummer”) sat down to rock out (like the pro she is) on a drum set in the store. They report that “she’s playing a Gretsch Catalina Birch kit with a 5.5×14 Gretsch Brooklyn Snare and Zildjian cymbals.”
video by Dustin Hackworth of Coalition Drum Shop
Jesse and the Rippers, the somewhat fictional band from 1990s TV sitcom Full House, reunited on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Actor John Stamos (donning a mullet) led the band through a medley of their greatest hits. There’s some surprises during the performance including fun cameos by other cast members.
Tom Thum: Armed with just a microphone, Thum pushes the limits of the human voice to create incredible soundtracks of impossible beats and phenomenal sounds, with scratched vinyl, the Michael Jackson back-catalogue, the didgeridoo and an entire fifties jazz band amongst his vocal repertoire.
Beardyman improvising with a mobile phone & looping app for Mahogany.
Deanna singing “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” on America’s Got Talent
Back in November 2012, I attended my friend Allee Willis‘ stage show, Badeya Baby II, in North Hollywood, California and had the pleasure of being seated next to a lovely singer and songwriter named Deanna DellaCioppa. We’ve kept in touch through Twitter and Facebook and it was this week I learned that she absolutely killed it in her audition forAmerica’s Got Talent. Best of luck to Deanna in the next round in Vegas! I’ve also heard she’s going to collaborate withAllee in the near future. How cool is that?
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, the musical comedy group The Lonely Island performed their song “Semicolon” on stage withAlanis Morissette. Afterward, they all begin dancing around while Alanis sings “Ironic.” Previously we wrote about the lyric video for “Semicolon.” The song will be on The Wack Album, which is scheduled to release on June 11, 2013.
“Remember 1986” and “Remember 1997” are two nostalgic videos by The Peterson that take us on trip down pop culture memory lane, in a 1986 and 1997 style. You can view a full list (1997) of the songs, movies, TV shows, games and commercials referenced on YouTube. We previously wrote about The Peterson’s series of remember videos.
Canadian artist John Fraser (aka “GundersonMunderson“) created an excellent video that gives the 2011 film Drive a retro Sega Genesis style title screen. John’s chiptune version of “A Real Hero” by College and Electric Youth is available to download online from SoundCloud.
9-bit color, divvied up into 4 palettes of 15+alpha colours each, just like momma used to make. The song was made with an emulator for the Yamaha YM2612, the chip used to create the sound in the Sega Genesis.