Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Postmodern Jukebox: All About That Bass

I’ve posted various clips of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox in the past and with him currently on tour in the US I thought I’d share yet another recent release he posted this past September on YouTube.

CBS to premiere The McCarthy’s: Boston family with gay son

The McCarthys on CBS

Photo By Sonja Fleming (CBS)

The McCarthy’s is a new sitcom on CBS that takes place in Boston later this month. The lead role stars former NKOTB singer, Joey McIntyre.  I hadn’t heard of the show until I read Out.com’s review, which by the way panned it.

Out.com reviewer, Daniel D’Addario, wrote, “The problem is that Ronny [played by Joey McIntyre] is the kind of walking cliché that savvy viewers would think disappeared sometime between Will & Grace and Happy Endings.” (outch!)

D’Addario describes the portrayal of the gay character played by Joey McIntyre as something that would have been in vogue 10-15 years ago.  While I’ve never been one to put too much credence on reviews, some of the critiques make me cringe. Hopefully a more interesting storyline will emerge following the pilot.  Do you plan to watch The McCarthy’s? 

You can read the full review here.

Post Modern Jukebox returns to Boston

Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox returns to Boston October 19th at the Wilbur Theatre.  I have repeatedly posted videos of the Post Modern Jukebox – a band that remakes popular songs and performs them in different musical genres with talented vocalists.

I love their work and wanted to share news of their return to the area so you may purchase tickets to see them on tour.

Tickets to Post Modern Jukebox on Oct 19th

Saturday night video

Remember this Carly Rae Jepson 2012 hit? The catchy pop tune spawned a host of video covers.  My favorite was this version by the Harvard University baseball team.

Single Ladies

I’ll be the first to admit I love Beyonce, but her lyrics are ridiculous. Little BoBo (actress Nina Millin) on YouTube has created a series of posts called The Beyoncelogues where she offers dramatic readings of Beyonce’s redick lyrics. The result is hilarious.  Enjoy.

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea HandlerChelsea Handler’s popular show, Chelsea Lately, on E Television will end on Tuesday, August 26th.  I’m  not sure what is next for the author of Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea.  Her show has given a number of comedians an excellent platform, and I really liked her format which is very different from other night time talk shows on television.

I have no idea who will follow Stephen Colbert after he replaces David Letterman on CBS, but I’d love to see her follow Stephen and replace the Craig Ferguson Late Show.

If Pitbull’s song “Timber” was released in the 1950s it might have sounded something like this

Back in March I shared this retro take on Beyonce’s Drunk In Love, performed by Cristina Gatti.  Here is another in that same series of remaking modern hits with a retro sound.  The Tee Tones remake Pitbull’s “Timber” by putting a 1950’s spin on the cover.