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Gwen Stefani really went there tonight at a show for MasterCard users at Hammerstein Ballroom with the reveal of a new single, "Used to Love You" that may or may not be about her ex husband Gavin Rossdale. But, yeah, something tells us this is not another song about Tony Kanal. And you know what? Fuck yes, Gwen Stefani, it's awesome to see you putting a dude on full blast once again. Do speak, gurl.
Before performing the track, which was an encore, she delivered a speech about how personal the song and the lyrics are to her, and the importance of sharing them with her fans.
Read excerpts of the lyrics below and stay tuned for the track next week.
USED TO LOVE YOU
Never thought this would happen
Gotta let it sink in you're gone
Don't know what I'm feeling I must be dreaming you're gone
You go I'll stay
You can keep all the memories
I thought I was the best thing that ever happened to you
I thought you loved me the most
I don't know why I cry
But I think it's cus I remember for the first time since I hated you
That I used to love you
You thought there were no boundaries
But you just pushed me
I guess nobody taught you
Nobody taught you how to love
you know I was the best thing that ever happened to you
Now look at what you lost
you know I was the best thing that ever happened to you
Now look at what you lost
Larry David and Alec Baldwin stopped by SNL to play Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb in a painfully accurate Democratic Debate sketch.
Tracy Morgan hosted SNL last night and resurrected greatest-ever character of all time, Brian Fellow! "What's up with that beaver, he seems snotty."
Should have been green-lit. [FYouNoFMe]
The poor girls waiting in line. [FYouNoFMe]
Did you know? [LaughterKey]
Piggy Minaj 4-ever. [FYouNoFMe]
When you're sitting in a box and don't know if it's your tail or not so you just go HAM. [Dlisted]
"She wants to dance like Uma Thurman" is a song that happened. [NicoleAnell]
Maximum fall. [AfternoonSnoozeButton]
Barack Obama crashed a wedding a Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego and everyone freaked the F out. [TastefullyOffensive]
Not even mad at Daniel's Pad for not serving Coke products. [LaughterKey]
Mornings..Posted by Loki on Thursday, September 17, 2015
Loki the Corgi really goes there with this "Mornings...." video. [TastefullyOffensive]
When you're not actually sorry and really just need to go. [AfternoonSnoozeButton]
Now, Papa Knowles is saying that Bey is not as young as she lists herself to be.
In an interview with popular 104.5 radio show The Breakfast Club, Mathew said that Bey is actually 36-years-old, not 34.
On the discrepancy, he stated:
"We signed to Daryl Simmons, who was partners with L.A. Reid and Babyface. These guys had this competitiveness, L.A. he had a girls group. Bet you don't know who his lead singer was. P!nk, she's the exact same age as Beyoncé. There used to be this battle, which group was better. Usher, he was the same age. They were all 14 or 15 years old."
P!nk's birthday is September 8, 1979...making her 36. Her month/date is only 4 days off Bey's (9/4/81), so if it is true, they would certainly be almost exact b!rthday tw!ns.
He then goes onto say that "they've been lying about (Bey's) age the whole time."
Despite this sounding in line with Mathew's general foolery, the 'Yonce conspiracy theorists will surely have a field day, somehow tying this all back to Beyoncé and Jay-Z being members of The Illuminati.
It wasn't long ago (during Bey's pregnancy with Blue Ivy) that many believed the singer to be "faking" her baby bump and using a secret surrogate for vanity reasons (citing one or two instances as 'credible' evidence).
Mr. Carter himself (Jay-Z) has also been accused of fudging his age.
Last year, NY based DJ Troi Torain alleged that Hov was actually 50, and not 44; his claim was later disparaged as B.S.
While Bey-Bey hasn't commented on her dad's word vomit (and probably won't), who cares if it is true!
People lie about their age all the time.
Hell, it was only last year, 3 years after I graduated college, did I stop telling people I was a "recent college graduate."
If Bey wants to be 34 and she really isn't, she's 34 to me.
She will always be oppressively flawless, regardless of the ravages that come with being a mortal--which, news flash! she isn't a mortal, anyway!
Age doesn't matter when you're Beyoncé.
Hang on to memories of summer with the video for "WAVES," off R&B star Miguel's recent album Wildheart. The track is maybe the song on the record most indebted to Miguel's Californian roots, with its "totally righteous" message, loose sense of fun, and, uh, focus on waves. The video is, accordingly, trippy and full of water (and bright colors). (Also, it features a J. Cole cameo, which may not be your cup of tea.) Watch it below. [via Noisey]
As a companion to its cover story on Taylor Swift, GQ produced a video of Swift in conversation in a house on a beach with Ryan Adams, who recently covered the entirety of her album 1989. In addition to wearing sunglasses inside, Adams gets Swift to talk about writing song lyrics from a dream, investigate the inner workings of Siri, and the different emotional emphases of their respective versions of "All You Had to Do Was Stay." (Also, The Smiths and John Hughes movies.) Watch the video below.
The Cotton Club / © Michael Ochs/Corbis
Among the most popular places of the time was the Country Club, whose owner, Belle Livingstone, would always lounge around in red silk pajamas. The club featured live music, and had ping pong and mini golf within the venue. There was the Pirates' Den, which had marine paraphernalia all over the walls and waiters dressed up as pirates who every so often would stage sword fights while the guests would swill cider from mugs. They would also experience a mock storm every few hours where thunder sheets would rattle and lights would flash and water would be sprayed in the air. And there were Russian-themed establishments like Russky Medvied and Little Rumania across the road, with birch trees painted on the walls and Russian immigrants and ex-pats drinking tea and lemon and champagne and listening to balalaika music.
Then there was the 300 Club. A legendary speakeasy and the most exclusive of the bunch, it was famous for its owner, a demoiselle named Texas Guinan. The place had 20-30 tables and a small dance floor that enabled really close dancing, soft lighting everywhere, and walls covered in cloth with a pleated tenting up to the roof. It felt like you were in some sort of desert tent or a garden party, complete with hanging Chinese lanterns everywhere and pictures of parrots on the walls. But along with the décor, the club was just as famous for its characters. There was Texas raking around, as well as Ethel, the woman who sold cigarettes, the lighting guy named Cohen, and four Spanish guitarists called the Castilians who would travel from table-to-table singing. The entertainment also included girls wearing almost nothing who would dance and sing and other revues - there'd be two a night, one early on and the other around 5am. To help keep the energy up, there were felt snowballs that patrons would use to get into fights and on every table were wooden clappers called "click-clacks" that you could smack around. If anyone fell asleep, some of the waiters had trumpets and would blow in their ears to wake them up. And all through the night, people would be throwing paper streamers so that by the time dawn came at this crazy bacchanal, people would be ankle deep in colored paper.
It was funny that the Depression started right before Prohibition was repealed. Now that there were no longer the constraints with alcohol that forced people to be creative, people were suddenly broke and the era had passed. It was a different time in the '30s, one that was less like the nightlife Wild West and instead more corporate. But there were still some lasting trends in nightlife culture that continued into the '30s, and that we still see today. With the advent of electricity and amplified music, people started going out late and staying out later and on the way home stopping by a Chinese restaurant for chop suey or a diner or automat for cheeseburgers and pie. And what was also special about this moment -- that's easy to forget when you're looking at it with a nostalgic lens -- is that these decades were also very focused on the future. With the domination of industry and new technologies, a lot of these establishments were awash in glass and chrome and neon lights. They were futuristic, not old-timey. It's not unlike what we see today in big EDM clubs with crazy lights and booming sounds. Nightclubs then, as now, were full of this exciting feeling of "right now, this very second, the present and the future are colliding."
We thought Beyoncé had quit doing interviews, but in a cover story for Beat, she apparently answered a couple of questions over email, providing scraps of new information for a hungry Beyhive. One of those important snippets? That Fetty Wap's "Jugg" is the last song that got stuck in her head. While Fetty recovers from his unfortunate motorcycle accident (get well soon!), we'll dream of Bey collabs and mass projects involving Fetty that don't also involvechildren.
The "Bring Your Own Body" exhibit at the Cooper Union in New York City features works of transgender artists and archives from the renowned Kinsey Institute illustrating the experience of the transgender community in America through official history as well as modern-day artistic expression. The event, which opened October 13th, and is slated to run through November 14th, is curated by Jeanne Vaccaro, a postdoctoral fellow in gender studies at Indiana University and a scholar at the Kinsey Institute, and Stamatina Gregory, dean of students at the School of Art at the Cooper Union.
"Bring Your Own Body" features more than 70 works from the transgender archives at Kinsey Institute including drawings, photographs, personal letters and diary entries. According to a press release, the show "historicizes the sexological and cultural imaginary of transgender through a curatorial exploration of the Kinsey Archives and the burgeoning movements for transgender expression from the turn of the 20th century." The impressive -- and vast -- list of artists involved in the exhibit includes Justin Vivian Bond, Flawless Sabrina, Juliana Huxtable, Effy Beth, Vaginal Davis, Zackary Drucker, Chris Vargas, and The Museum of Transgender Hirstory And Art, among others. Take a look at some selections from the show, below.
The brief clip (29 seconds) is a lyric video for a subtle piano ballad that has Adele basically saying, "Hey, bitches, I'm still here."
While the sound is quintessentially Adele, there's a matured, somber quality to it, that even the saddest tune on Adele's sensational sophomore LP 21 didn't possess.
"Hello...it's me," she bluntly begins (a la Lionel Richie), with enough dagger to chill your very marrow.
"I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet, to go over everything," she continues.
And the world cried out, "YES, YES WE WOULD, ADELE. WE HAVE A LOT OF NOTES."
The preview ends with the singer reflecting, "They say time's supposed to heal ya, but I ain't done much healing."
We should all start stretching for the trail of tears to come.
Since winning literally every Grammy in 2012 for 21 (and also maintaining a #1 spot on iTunes/Billboard for the entire year after), and a casual Oscar win in 2013 for her original song "Skyfall" from the 007 installment Skyfall, Adele has mostly been in seclusion.
She got married to her beau, Simon Konecki, had a baby boy (Angelo), let her voice heal, and kicked back in her probably haunted manor in the English countryside to count.that.paper.
The clip is a quick phone call from the netherworld of grey skies, fog, burning leaves, and tweed that Adele has been occupying for the past 4 years; a triumphant blare that despite all the countless pop records of the past half-decade, she's still the reigning queen.
Listen to Adele's teaser below, and don't worry about getting teary at work; I'm right there with you.
Our fall culture calendar has been packed with reminders of NYC days-gone-by: a memorabilia show about the 70s "downtown decade," a gallery exhibition on 80s "nightlife activism," and MoMA PS 1's "Greater New York" take on '70s and '80s artists.
Art book publisher Prestel jumps into the fun with "Unforgotten New York," a 190-page book of photos and accompanying text by David Brun-Lambert covering the "legendary spaces of the twentieth-century avant-garde," or as Lawrence Weiner describes them in the book's foreword: "Pockets in the night of places where the syntax was that of all your aspirations." Those "pockets" include nightclubs like the Mudd Club and Copacabana, art venues like The Kitchen and 80 Wooster, and artist's studios including Jean-Michel Basquiat's. The photos aren't just archival shots of the locations mentioned -- though there are some of those -- but are beautiful photos of what the spaces look like now, taken by the London-based photographer John Short. Here's a taste:
It's now Jesse Malin's bar Niagara (above), but in the early 80s this was A7 -- NYC hardcore heaven or, if you'd prefer, hell. Everybody from Bad Brains to Minor Threat played at this notorious den of mayhem at the corner of Avenue A and 7th Street. The spot recently lived-up to its notoriety when Jimmy Fallon found himself in the middle of a brawl there last year. -- G.P.
As Barry Manilow said, the Copacabana was once "the hottest spot north of Havana." Opened in the '40s with big bands and chorus girls, it became a stage for the Rat Pack in the '50s and a mecca for Motown and salsa aficionados. Susanne Bartsch moved her weekly party up to the East 60th Street location in the late '80s. Above, it's the now-shuttered restaurant Rouge Tomate. -- G.P.
The Stonewall (above) is still open down in the Village at 53 Christopher Street, so make sure to check it out before it too disappears. It opened in 1967, and the riots that brought it infamy took place in June of 1969. -- G.P.
If you were a member if this "private" club, you had a tiny wrench attached to your key chain that you showed to the doorman and walked up a long ramp to the cavernous, second floor dancefloor of the Paradise Garage. This is what it looked like from the outside -- and still does today, but I'll bet you won't be hearing Gwen Guthrie coming through the walls if you stroll by on Saturday night. Opened in 1977 and closed in 1987.-- G.P.
This is the boardroom of the third incarnation of Andy Warhol's "Factory" on the corner of 17th Street and Broadway. He moved his base of operations there in the early 70s, from the Decker Building on the west side of Union Square. The last "Factory" was on East 33nd Street, next door to PAPER's current office.-- G.P.
I never went to William Burroughs'"Bunker," but I've heard stories -- usually involving lots of drugs. (If you're curious, check out Barry Miles fantastic bio.) This (above) is supposedly pretty much what his bedroom looked like back in the day. The address is 222 Bowery on the LES in the gym of what had been a YMCA, where he lived on-and-off through the 70s before moving to Kansas in '81. John Giorno took it over in '97 when Burroughs died. -- G.P.
Here's the front door to a two-story building at 57 Great Jones Street that was once the studio/home of Jean-Michel Basquiat. My office at Profile Records was just down the block, and he came by one day with a mangled royalty check for "Beat Bop" that didn't survive the laundry and needed to be re-issued. The space was actually owned by Andy Warhol, but Basquiat lived there until he died in August of 1988 -- one year after Andy. -- G.P.
The Kitchen on West 19th Street is one of NYC's most acclaimed, non-profit arts organizations and it's been around since 1971. It started in the kitchen of the Mercer Arts Center, but moved out in 1973 when that building collapsed on the night of August 3. Here's a shot of their second space at 59 Wooster Street where they were located until 1986. -- G.P.
Grimes has shared the album art and title of her new record, Art Angels, which is apparently going to be release some time next week.
She's been pretty busy lately, what with the record label*, the fashion looks, the writing about Star Wars, and discarded drafts, so it's about time we got a new album. Keep an eye out for Art Angels. [via FADER]
art angels: album cover. music and video next week artwork by grimes pic.twitter.com/xG9jOVHHpb-- grimes (@Grimezsz) October 19, 2015