Those copyright cops at YouTube deleted the account of Trunks6, a genius at combining peculiar pop songs with clips from Disney films, late last year. (They must hate love.) But the man is back—and he’s brought back his greatest hits for us to enjoy again. If you love romance and the somewhat icky feelings that watching animated dogs and cats frolicking to a particularly erotic Marvin Gaye song arouse in your soul, you’re in for a treat today.
There are some real Val Kilmer-style geniuses out there on the Google and the YouTubes, and mrzarquon is one of them. This dude took the David Lee Roth a capella version of “Runnin’ With The Devil” and ran it through Microsoft’s super-goofy-looking new program Songsmith, an experimental endeavor that takes your execrable singing and follows along, gussying it up with sub-Mario Paint backing tracks for musical magic.
Ever wonder why the collective IQ of this country feels like it’s dropping? Wonder no more. Ted Nugent, winner of last year’s Worst Album Cover of the Year Tournament, is on the Publishers Weekly Bestsellers Nonfiction List list at lucky No. 13 with Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto. He’s nestled right between Suzanne Somers’ Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness (No. 14) and Bob Woodward’s The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008 (No. 12), a triple threat that, for some reason, makes sense to me. What do the people who’ve bought the book have to look forward to?
Period dramas: pretty costumes, stringent etiquette, and smoldering sexual repression. Men with cartoonish sideburns stare longingly from across the room at women in corsets. Indiscretions are hinted at, though rarely seen. And if there’s one artist who can capture the essence of this subtle, implicit sexuality, it’s Marvin Gaye, right?