NYC Subway Sounds

I really like this audio compilation because I imagine/remember myself in all of the stations. It’s like nostalgia for something I still experience everyday.

From the author’s blog entry

Part of the job of a subway conductor is to announce station names and explain delays and route changes. But some conductors do much more. Especially on weekends riders may hear about what attractions are near the current stop or a brief history of the neighborhood. But my favorite aspect of the announcements is simply the variety of tone and timbre in conductors’ voices. As the announcements on the subways become automated (as they are now on most 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and L trains) we will unfortunately lose this art, and so I have decided to document it for my own (and now your) enjoyment by making recordings.

From Michael G. via his roommate

July 30, 2009. Tags: , . Becko, Blogz, Brooklyn, Music, New York. 3 comments.

“If you want to write rock lyrics…

…you must learn about where the hobbits dwell.” I forgot how great Yo La Tengo’s video for Sugarcube until right now.

An oldie but a goodie.

July 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Dan, Music, TV, Videos. 1 comment.

Mmmyyyyy hearrrrrtttttt

So maybe it’s because Em and I watched some “Say Yes to the Dress” tonight, but it might also just be that this video is fucking awesome. Thanks to Dan for showing it to me.
Also, dare you not to be crying by the end.



July 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Crush, Dan, Emily, Music, Nora, Pretty, Videos, World saving. 3 comments.

New post for the autotune debate

The video below gives you an idea of where Jay-z stands on the issue.

I wonder if he’d feel differently if he watched autotune the news

July 23, 2009. Tags: , . Becko, Brooklyn, Music, New York, Videos. Leave a comment.

Another heartwarming video (see below)

via Wooster.

July 11, 2009. Becko, Music, Videos, World saving. 1 comment.

Music at the Whitney

The Whitney is hosting some fun bands in honor of their exhibit on Dan Graham. I thought you should know. I kind of love Vivian Girls- I might try and make it to that show.


Titus Andronicus / Real Estate
Friday, July 10 at 7 pm

Abe Vigoda / Grooms
Friday, July 17 at 7 pm

Wood / YellowFever
Friday, July 24 at 7 pm

Vivian Girls / These Are Powers
Friday, July 31 at 7 pm

July 9, 2009. Add this to your calendar, Becko, Brooklyn, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, Music, New York. Leave a comment.

McCarren Pool Summer Concerts 2009

Are being played in East River Park this summer actually and on a real body of water instead of an empty pool. I don’t remember if I posted the dates before but it’s worth reminding everyone again. Enjoy.

The Schedule (thus far)

Sunday, July 12 — Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, Ponytail, Jemina Pearl of Be your Own Pet*
Sunday, July 19 — Dirty Projectors, Magnolia Electric Co., White Denim*
Sunday, July 26 — And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Black Lips, Health, Grupo Fantasmo*
Sunday, Aug 02 — Round Robin show w/ Deerhunter, No Age and Dan Deacon*
Sunday, Aug 09 — Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Fiery Furnaces, Dark Meat, The Netherlands*
Sunday, Aug 16 — Del tha Funky Homosapien, Gravytrain!!!, DD/MM/YYYY, Kenan Bell*
Sunday, Aug 23 — Girl Talk, Max Tundra, Wiz Khalifa*
Sunday, Aug 30 — Beach House & Grizzly Bear*

* A free Pool Party: For eight consecutive Sundays in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (July 12th – August 30th), party-goers will be regaled with on-site dodgeball, three-on-three basketball, and, oh yeah, rip-roarin’ live performances on the main stage.


July 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Add this to your calendar, Becko, Brooklyn, Music. 1 comment.

Probably the best gig poster I’ve ever seen

And I’m not even that big of a Loretta Lynn fan. But seriously.

From F2 Design.

July 6, 2009. Tags: , , . Design, Music, Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

slo-mo dove

I found this funny.

Ok, I realized this was a double post when “turn around bright eyes” was already a tag. But I wanted to leave it to show how Emily is in my brain. I blame being out of the country for being two weeks behind on my youtube.

June 14, 2009. Tags: . Music, Steph. 1 comment.

8-bit cover of Magnetic Fields

This is a great 8-bit cover of one of Magnetic Field’s 69 Love Songs (an album that is deserving of its own post). Here is 8-bit All My Little Words:

And here is the original:

from Offworld via Trent Reznor (who has been sober for 8 years today. Good for you.)

June 6, 2009. Tags: , , , . Dan, Innernette, Music. Leave a comment.


Steph Black reminded me how much I liked this song/video via her gchat status message today. Thanks!

June 2, 2009. Tags: , . Becko, Fashiony, Music, Videos. Leave a comment.

Music Video, literally

Unrealatedly, I wake up with this song in my head approximately every other day. Weird, right?

May 30, 2009. Tags: , , , . Emily, Music, Videos, Viral. 2 comments.

What do you know about Tally Hall?

1. Tally Hall is this band.  2. The band is full of cute boys (which one is your favorite I don’t even know who can pick just one?).  3.  These cute boys sing awesome songs that are pop-like and fun.  4.  They have a hilarious-super-internet show that Drew briefly participated in dressed as Waldo and he animated some stuffs.

Actually, I saw Tally Hall TWICE this weekend, yeah, really I did – once at the Mercury Lounge in New York and once in Westport, CT.  Here they are:

and this might be my favorite new song of theirs, but I love the last CD too.

Do I sound like a fan girl?  Pshhhh I’m okay with that.  Also these guys are nice and I’ve met them so YEAH i’m THAT COOL.  hehe.

May 26, 2009. Tags: , , , . Crush, Emily, FYI, Innernette, Music, New York. 2 comments.

Autotune the news 3!

I especially love the Hillary section on this one.

May 26, 2009. Tags: , , , . Emily, Innernette, Music, News. 3 comments.

Someone made this video better….

I remember Zack really liked the video below so I though that everyone might appreciate the visually remixed version. Because it’s not an embeddable video, you have to click HERE to see it. Enjoy!

May 10, 2009. Tags: , , . Becko, Music, Videos. 5 comments.

These two videos will rock your world and yeah, fuck you, one is Taylor Swift

So, these two videos are awesome. Yeah, one is Taylor Swift’s video for her song about how much she loves her mom. It makes me think about watching home videos with my dad. I love doing that. So yeah, here’s the video that will make you cry, but don’t worry, there’s a video that will make you laugh your balls or ovaries off that I posted after it.

So here’s the video that’s hilarious and probably the best video ever. So best it’s the best of everything.

May 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Crush, I can has animals, Music, Nora, Pretty, Videos, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

I love breakfast

If someone ever told me I was the cheese on their baguette, I’d be super-flattered.

this is Le Le and they are french and I thought it was fun and Drew showed me this, obviously, cause otherwise this would be a Britney Spears video.

April 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Eat this, Emily, Music. Leave a comment.

Enough of that Susan Boyle, this is true Diva awesomeness

What a showdown.

April 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, Music, Videos. 1 comment.

I still can’t get enough of Womanizer and I like this classy version

“When asked by BBC why the band chose “Womanizer,” Alex Kapranos said it was because it’s the best song out in the last few months.” via stereogum, from drew.

April 13, 2009. Tags: , , . Emily, Music. Leave a comment.

I only watched some of this.

But it seemed very entertaining.

April 2, 2009. Music, Steph, Videos, Viral. 2 comments.

is this song in anyone else’s head too?

from steph b and nadia and it’s in my head too

February 8, 2009. Tags: , . Becko, Music, Videos. 3 comments.

woa did you hear about this?

Michel Gondry is making an episode of Flight of the Conchords. Who has HBO and will let me watch at their place on Feb 15th? puhlease…..

From Very Short List

Quirky French director Michel Gondry (The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) teams up with HBO’s equally off-kilter series, The Flight of the Conchords, and the resulting episode — “Unnatural Love,” which airs February 15 — is pure, unadulterated pleasure.

The Conchords, of course, are a New Zealand folk band. But the love interest here is Australian, and that allows for endless, over-the-top Aussie jokes (expect plenty of references to the continent’s criminal past). As for Gondry, his distinctive, dreamlike touch turns both of the episode’s musical numbers into surreal showstoppers.

ps. i think jemaine is cuter than bret. what. what. what. what?

February 7, 2009. Tags: , , . Add this to your calendar, Becko, Brooklyn, Music, New York, Pretty, TV. 2 comments.

The video is cool, and the song is growing on me

It’s called “Her Morning Elegance” by Oren Lavie. I thought the song was annoying at first, but it grew on me.

February 1, 2009. Tags: , , . Is this pretty?, Music, Nora, Videos. Leave a comment.

Watch this without sound

this is awesome, but the soundtrack is terrible. F- for sound, A+ for TUMBLING

January 19, 2009. Tags: , , . Music, Nora, Pretty, Videos, Viral. Leave a comment.

its almost that time…

….inauguration day!!!! Here is a sweet Obama v Daft Punk remix brought to my attention by Nadia, from pitchfork.

Daft Punk vs. Adam Freeland – “Aer OBAMA” from Gold Greendot on Vimeo.

January 19, 2009. Tags: , , , . Becko, Music, Politicals, Videos. Leave a comment.


But they are not stopping in Vermont. This Charlotte woman is sad.

January 10, 2009. FYI, Music, News, Steph. Leave a comment.

Dear Gossip Girl rap

these guys did the waterfall rap too.

January 7, 2009. Tags: , . Emily, Music, New York. Leave a comment.

This is really the most popular post on Videogum of 2008?

It’s cool, I guess, and catchy, but seriously? Better than the roundup of cat videos??

also, what the fuck is alice in wonderland saying?

January 4, 2009. Tags: , , , . FYI, Innernette, Is this pretty?, Music, Nora, Videos, Viral. 2 comments.

Oh Sasha Fierce..

Did you mean for the song Ego to sound so dirty?  Cause guess what.. if you replace “ego” with “penis” this song is hilarious.  Lyrics below

Hey baby how you doing?
You know Im gonna cut right to the chase
Some women were made
But me, myself
I like to think I was created
For a special purpose
You know, whats more special than you, you feel me?

Its on, baby lets get lost
You dont need to call into work, cuz youre the boss
For real want you to show me how you feel
I consider myself lucky thats a big deal

well, you got the key to my heart
But you aint gonna need it
Id rather you open up my body
And show me secrets
You didnt know was inside,
No need for me to lie

Its too big
Its too wide
Its too strong
It wont fit
Its too much
Its too tough
He talks like this
Cuz he can back it up
He got a big ego
Such a huge ego
I love his big ego
Its too much
He walks like this
Cuz he can back it up

ps- the “I am” part of this CD blows.  Why did Beyonce decide to remake Ave Maria??? Beats me..  Sasha Fierce is my  hero.

December 22, 2008. Tags: , , , . Emily, Music. Leave a comment.

New Lily Allen

Nora wants me to post this now.  HOoray.

December 22, 2008. Tags: . Music, Nora. Leave a comment.

Prop 8 the Musical!


What a star-studded cast, btw.

December 21, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Music, Steph, World saving. Leave a comment.

Aretha on your door

I heart B+E. It’s Britney, bitch. Warning: this is surprisingly charming.

December 20, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . Crush, Emily, FYI, Innernette, Music, Nora, Pretty, TV, Videos, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

If I were a boy/Free fallin’

Nora found this.  I like it way better than Beyonce on her own.. I wasn’t really into this single til now.

December 10, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Emily, Music, Nora. Leave a comment.

couple we like: beyonce/sasha fierce and jayz

from a knicks game last weekend.

they are seriously the cutest. she keeps touching his leg with her heels of death though…

thanks simone. from HERE

December 6, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Becko, Crush, Fashiony, Music, New York, Pretty. 4 comments.

yeah, i’m into that band too…

…and i love the way you don’t comb your hair.


December 3, 2008. Tags: , . Becko, Fashiony, Is this pretty?, Music, Videos. 1 comment.

Blog of the Day: illdoctrine

As of this morning, I’m obsessed with the ill doctrine blog (or vlog, whatever…) This guy makes witty videos about hiphop and politics mostly but I recommend his post on Wal-E as well. The ludacris/obama and “no homo” posts are also awesome. Here is one on hipster rap (think lilmama)…
Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about "Hipster Rap", posted with vodpod

December 3, 2008. Tags: , , . Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Music, New York, Politicals, Videos. Leave a comment.

omg look what i found

these dudes are hilarious. i accidentally found this while procrastinating.

best. dancers. ever.

November 24, 2008. Tags: , , , . Becko, Brooklyn, Crush, Matate, Music, Videos. 1 comment.

I wish my computer could do that…

Get more HERE

November 24, 2008. Tags: , , . Becko, Music, New York, Videos, Work. 2 comments.

The only gift I want for Christmas is Kota


Watch these kids have a fucking blast with my future favorite thing in the universe:


November 19, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Crush, I can has animals, Music, News, Nora, Pretty, Videos, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

Gimme gimme gimme a man (after midnight)

Thanks Justin for making us watch Abba videos while we were in Opachoke. Also, thanks for informing me that Madonna’s Confessions on the Dance Floor is based off of Abba.

November 3, 2008. Tags: , . Music, Steph, Videos. 1 comment.

get it.

via freewilliamsburg via gothamist:

And related, only because it involves the subway: A Free Williamsburg writer was on a L train (of course) with a woman was watching hardcore porn on her iPod and saying, “Oh, here we go, here we go, THERE YOU GO, GET IT, GET IT, OHhhhhhh Damn, let’s get a close-up, zoom in, wake up New York check this shit out, close-up New York City!!!”

almost as good as the time i saw a woman start trying to hit some dancing kids and telling them “i wish i had my knife.”

October 29, 2008. Tags: , , , . Dan, Music, New York, Uncategorized, Videos. Leave a comment.

halloween mix to get you in the mood

Awesome hellaween mix by kitsune noir….

download it HERE

October 28, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Becko, Music. Leave a comment.

You’re the shit girl…

dan called me out for having this video on my gchat status message earlier this week and now i can’t get this song out of my head

October 25, 2008. Tags: , , . Becko, Brooklyn, Music, New York, Videos. Leave a comment.

a little bit…of lykke li

Guess who played a sold out CMJ show with Micachu at Bowery tonight? Yeah….lykki li….

Here is a story for you- I met this girl on her first US tour about a year and a half ago on a Thursday night at Hiro ballroom. I was pretty drunk though and I mostly just remember going crazy and dancing on stage. My friend had to remind me about the cool girl I met, Lykke Li who opened for the headliner who I don’t even remember now. The point is that I’ve been listening to Little Bit for a while now and I’m glad that she is blowing up and on Victoria Secret commercials and whatnot. Though I am pissed that I couldn’t get into her show tonight….

October 22, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Becko, Brooklyn, Music, New York, Pretty. 1 comment.

I already eliminated my music cred with Brit, soo..

I ALSO love this new Pussy Cat Dolls single.. a LOT.

It also makes me laugh when they try to show the one other girl in this group who sort of sings.

October 12, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . Emily, Music, Pretty. Leave a comment.

Womanizer videoooooo

Video here

I have to say, Brit looks pretty awesome here. She did have two kids and go nutso ya know! This is directed by the guy who did her toxic video.. I think he has a thing for Charlie’s Angels or something, cause she always has to be blond, brunette, and a red head.

October 12, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Emily, Music. 1 comment.

I almost got into fight with Haley Joel Osment

the post aka “How Haley Joel Osment ruined my Stereolab concert”

Last night I attended the Stereolab/LeLoup concert at Irving Plaza- very cool. I had never seen LeLoup before (our friend Sam’s band) so it was really great to see them play and the set was really different from the album, and Sam was really fun to watch and funny between songs. So we leave our really great front row spot to snatch another drink before Stereolab goes on and by the time we get back, our place is gone and the floor is really crowded. We squeeze up through the mass of people and to get close to our friends. Turns out no one was in this spot because there was an annoying group of kids on the left. Turns out the annoying kids are Haley Joel Osment + gf + friends. He bumped me a couple of times, waved his hands in my face and knocked my drink out of my hand (then apologized, offered to buy me another drink and then never did), danced the whole set (an hour and a half!), crawled on the floor a couple of times looking for his ‘water’ on the floor, and even attempted to partner dance with his gf in the very crowded space. I wish I had a video recorder because it was hilarious to watch when he wasn’t shouting “Emperor Tomato Ketchup 1995!” or hitting me in the face. We think he was tripping. tells me he is only 20 years old so he wasn’t drinking….

Anyways, my friend Kim actually almost got into a fight with Haley. He was kinda provoking her and she tried to dance back at him but then she slipped and accidentally kicked our other friend Nadia in the shins.


October 5, 2008. Tags: , , , . Becko, Matate, Music, New York. 4 comments.

Can I choose my VP based on flute skills?

Cause Sarah Palin BLOWS.  hehe.  See what I did there?  But seriously, she’s really flat and her low register is terrible.  She’d never last in flute choir.

Ready for the debate??

October 2, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . Do not want, Emily, Matate, Music, Politicals. 1 comment.

Womanizer womanizer womanizer womanizer

Um, I am a little excited about Britney’s new single.  Listen HERE.

This is the type of crap song I love to clean my apartment to.  Ok ok, I love it all the time, who am I kidding.

Here is Kenley Spears from this week’s Project Runway.  I’m pretending she is the one singing Womanizer.  hehe.

September 26, 2008. Tags: , , . Emily, Music, World saving. Leave a comment.

Singing on Ugly Betty!!

YAYY!   This video is just clips, but the cast of Ugly Betty obviously recorded this version of New York, New York at some point..(they film in NY now right?) I can’t wait for this show to start back up on Thursday and I really hope there is a musical number.  Remember Vanessa Williams was a singer!!.. I think it was ‘Sometimes the snow comes down in June’.. blahblahblah.. yeah I know the words and that is sad. SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST was the name of that song and I didn’t even have to Google.  OH, yes there IS a music video… take it away Wilhelmina Slater.. 

Youtube is saying it isn’t available but that’s not true!!  HERE is the link.  PS – Thank GOD for DVR so I can watch the Office and Ugly Betty without having to pick between them.

September 23, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Emily, FYI, Music, New York, TV. 1 comment.

Blog of the Day: Puritan Blister

cool covers and interesting mashups with weird pics/videos. it doesn’t really make sense but you can score some cool tunes for free. ch ch ch check it.

last night i went to bed at 2am, woke up at 4am-ish and have been spending the last hour playing on the internet. anyone know a cure for insomnia?

September 14, 2008. Tags: , , . Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Music. Leave a comment.

Palin rejected by Heart

My favorite woman fronted 70s classic rock band, Heart (no joke), isn’t down with Sarah Palin using their song Barracuda as her theme song. To be honest, neither am I. From Yahoo news.

Despite the Wilson sisters’ objections, one of the song’s co-writers said he was “thrilled” that the song was used.

In an e-mail to Reuters, the band’s former guitarist, Roger Fisher, said it was a win-win situation. Heart gets publicity and royalties, while the Republicans benefit from “the ingenious placement of a kick-ass song,” Fisher said.

But in a subsequent email, Fisher said he strongly endorsed the Democratic ticket, and would donate a portion of royalties he receives from the Republicans’ airing of “Barracuda” to the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama.

“With my contribution to Obama’s campaign, the Republicans are now supporting Obama,” he said.

September 10, 2008. Tags: , , , . Becko, FYI, Matate, Music, News, Politicals, Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Who wanted to go to the art parade?

Updated: art parade has been canceled for weather related issues- rar


September 06, 2008
Along West Broadway from Houston to Grand Street

Deitch Projects, Creative Time and Paper Magazine are pleased to announce the fourth annual Art Parade. The parade will take place on Saturday, September 6th, at 4:00 PM on West Broadway. Following the success of the past three Art Parades, we have again invited artists, performers and designers to create floats, balloons, placards, portable sculptures, performances and street spectacles. This year’s parade will include over 90 projects, including those by Jim Drain, Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, Beta Tank, Yoko Ono, Dzine, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Kenny Scharf, and will involve over 900 participants, making this the largest and most dynamic Art Parade yet.

Deitch Gallery is the best! (seriously check out their site) I imagine that their parade will be lots o fun AND they are doing some event with East Village Radio on Sunday. The Vivian Girls, one of my new favorite bands, will be playing live- jfyi.

September 5, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Add this to your calendar, Becko, FYI, Music, New York, Pretty. Leave a comment.

MIA and Diplo break my heart

Can’t handle…the cuteness….

August 27, 2008. Tags: , , , . Becko, Brooklyn, Crush, Music, New York, Videos. 2 comments.

Put two of my favorites together and I’ll like it

Hooray!  It’s Regina Spektor and Ben Folds.  I like them both and maybe they should make out, huh? This reminds me of a Mac ad, though but it is good mood music. 

And here is Andre 3000 + John Legend!  Good song tag-team style. Maybe they should make out too! This one is dancey.

August 26, 2008. Tags: , , , . Emily, Music, Videos. Leave a comment.

Maybe I’m just a bad girl a bad girl..

I am Danity Kane’s #1 fan. It’s possible I am actually a teenager.  Thanks to Liz for keeping me updated on everything DK related. GF for life.

August 19, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Emily, Music, Videos, World saving. 1 comment.

Best Friend’s Day 2008

Guess what Becky is doing this weekend? If you guessed traveling to Richmond, Virginia to partake in outdoor fun times with bands and waterpark, you would be correct. See you kids on Monday and Happy Best Friend’s Day!

August 14, 2008. Tags: , , , . Becko, Music. Leave a comment.

Like the song, not the video- thoughts?

I saw Yelle play last winter and I think she is adorable. I think this song is great but not so certain how I feel about the video…and are her outfits McDonald’s themed? I can’t tell.

August 12, 2008. Tags: , . Becko, Fashiony, Innernette, Is this pretty?, Music, Not pretty, Pretty, Videos. 2 comments.

Snoop Bolly Dog

Yo, what up. This Big Snoop Dogg. Represent the Punjabi. Aye ya, hit em with this

Snoop Dog makes his Bollywood debut in a movie called Singh is Kinng. I’m going to netflix the crap out of this movie- it sounds amazing. From BBC…

Fusing hip hop and bhangra, Dogg appears in the film with leading Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, singing the eponymous title track.The song has already made it to the top of the Bollywood music charts and is a hit at Indian nightclubs.

August 11, 2008. Tags: , . Becko, Is this pretty?, Music, News. 2 comments.

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