The Morning Mix: Bieber And Friends Ring In The Olympics

Good morning! The 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver kick off tonight, and the opening ceremony will include the star-studded re-recording of  “We Are The World.” Sure, the opening ceremony for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing had 2,000 musicians performing a precisely timed routine on LED-equipped drums… but this one has Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. Try and beat that in 2012, London!

Did You Hear?

:: Stussy has produced a three-part documentary about the late great beatmaker J Dilla, and just posted Part One as a prelude to this weekend’s “Dilla Day”. [Nah Right]

:: The resemblance between Lady Gaga at the VMAs and Wilson the Volleyball from Cast Away is just uncanny. [Blame It On The Voices]

:: Not-so-secret disses directed at Jay-Z. We’re guessing none of these rappers plan to watch him headline Coachella or Bonnaroo. [Complex]

:: Spinner counts down its Top 10 Lovestruck and Top 10 Love Sucks music videos, just in time to suit all your Valentine’s Day neuroses. [Spinner]

:: MTV wonders, is Kanye West’s The College Dropout the best debut album of all time? Uh, obviously they haven’t heard of a little album called My World by Justin Bieber. [MTV]


After the jump: we take a look at the late Alexander McQueen’s eye for style in music videos. Music On TV Tonight::: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) – Dashboard Confessional:: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) – Selena Gomez:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) – The Soft Pack


VIDEO REWIND OF THE DAY: Artists like Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks, Estelle and others are still reacting to the tragic death of fashion trailblazer Alexander McQueen. McQueen pioneered more than fresh looks for the runway — his creativity has been on display everywhere from album covers to music videos. His genius was most recently seen in “unofficial muse” Lady Gaga’s otherwordly wardrobe in “Bad Romance,” but back in 1998 McQueen directed Bjork’s “Alarm Call” video from her album Homogenic (and designed the strangely unsettling album cover as well). Colorful, erotic and frightening, it’s unfortunate we can no longer look forward to any more creative works from this brilliant man.

Have a great day!