I've been a fan of Taylor Swift's since September 13th, 2009. Most people would lie to you and say "I've been a fan since the very beginning," but not me. This was a very specific date when something very significant happened. Less than a year after America had elected its first black President and Taylor… Continue reading The Curious Case of Taylor Alison Swift
A totally biased review of Taylor Swift’s ‘reputation’
On November 10, Taylor Swift had the physical release for her 6th studio album, "reputation." I remember the day for two reasons; one because I rushed out to buy the album (twice) in order to move up in the priority list for Reputation Tour tickets on Ticketmaster...and two, because it was released on the 10-year anniversary of the… Continue reading A totally biased review of Taylor Swift’s ‘reputation’
Prophets of Rage is a Cringe Masterpiece
You may have already forgotten (good for you) that the "rap rock supergroup" Prophets of Rage formed last year featuring most of Rage Against the Machine/AudioSlave, two members of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill. The amalgamation of middle-aged artists who have never written a good song in their 30+ years in the industry (with the possible exception of… Continue reading Prophets of Rage is a Cringe Masterpiece
How far will Lady Gaga go on Superbowl Sunday?
After all of the hope and praying for an objectively superior Superbowl LI performance by Adele (or Taylor Swift, or whoever), it was announced back in September 2016 that Lady Gaga would be taking the field for the Halftime Show; or, more accurately, the taking the fucking roof. Despite the totally legitimate fears from her staff, Gaga remains confident that… Continue reading How far will Lady Gaga go on Superbowl Sunday?
10 X-Mas Original Tunes to Light Your Little Yule Log
So this is Christmas and you’re sick of all the usual songs. My gift to you this season is these 10 tunes to give you something a little different. Perhaps you have heard some of them, perhaps you have not, and maybe you will hear a new favorite. You have been a mediocre boy/girl this… Continue reading 10 X-Mas Original Tunes to Light Your Little Yule Log
Alternative Christmas Jams to Spice Up Your Holidays
You have heard all of the Christmas songs over and over, year after year, and perhaps you have heard some of the covers of those songs that better strike your musical fancy. Let’s say you haven’t heard them all, don’t be a know it all, that’s not cool. Let’s put some different tunes in your… Continue reading Alternative Christmas Jams to Spice Up Your Holidays
Disney Pre-9/11 Video Vault: Man of the House
In the 95th year of the 20th Century, something extraordinary happened. Valeri Polyakov broke the record for days spent in space on the Mir Space Station at 366. Subsequently, the TV series Star Trek: Voyager premiered on UPN. And while the opening statements began for the O.J. Simpson trial, and America was wrapped up in race-baiting… Continue reading Disney Pre-9/11 Video Vault: Man of the House
Fascination with Madness: Thoughts on The Weeknd
Admittedly…The Weeknd wasn’t on my radar until reading the Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic Dan DeLuca’s article on the Canadian singer’s upcoming headlining performance the Sunday of the 2015 Budweiser Made in America Festival. It was surprising to see an artist (at least in my eyes) so fresh to the music scene headlining a festival with… Continue reading Fascination with Madness: Thoughts on The Weeknd
The Death of Kim Kardashian
Before you jump to conclusions and we have another death hoax of Kel Mitchell proportions on our hands; no, Kim Kardashian is very much alive. But she was, according to her spokespersons, tied up and robbed at gunpoint by individuals in Paris dressed as police. Details are slowly developing; however, here's what we "know"... Kim was attacked in… Continue reading The Death of Kim Kardashian
Grace Vanderwaal is Bae
Kanye West Makes It Weird with “Fade”
Tons of speculation is flying around about Kanye West's jaw-droppingly sexy video for FADE, a track from his latest album The Life of Pablo, featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone. Like most of the insanity Kanye has been up to, his art carries some kind of subliminal message, direct message, or manic and mental symbolism that can… Continue reading Kanye West Makes It Weird with “Fade”
RIP #VMAs 2016
Oh, the MTV Video Music Awards, the end-of-Summer television event that reminds us that artists still perform in front of audiences, and that Kanye West still has shit to say. Last Summer, he announced he'd run for President in 2020. That was fun, right? This year, the show was all about one thing. Well, two things. Rihanna… Continue reading RIP #VMAs 2016
DJ Shadow ft. Run the Jewels, New Video Release!
Run the Jewels may be the only hipster-friendly rap supergroup that has maintained its image and credibility. Made up of El-P and Killer Mike, Run the Jewels crossbreeds NYC beats with Atlanta hip hop--a perfect blend of East Coast sound. In the wake of Meow the Jewels (a remix of Run the Jewels 2 featuring all cat sounds instead of instrumentals...remember… Continue reading DJ Shadow ft. Run the Jewels, New Video Release!
8/22/16 Kanye Wrote a Poem About McDonald’s
Credit: Kanye West From: BoysDontCry.co McDonalds Man McDonalds Man The French Fries Had A Plan The French Fries Had A Plan The Salad Bar And The Ketchup Made A Band Cus The French Fries Had A Plan The French Fries Had A Plan McDonalds Man McDonalds I Know Them French Fries Had A Plan I Know… Continue reading 8/22/16 Kanye Wrote a Poem About McDonald’s
Gays Go Gaga Over Gaga
I have to admit, I'm a bit of a philistine when it comes to Lady Gaga (Queen G? Her Royal Majesty, the Gaga?). While I've been aware of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta's career for almost a decade, I'd imagine the real fans remember ol' Manhattan Stef from 2005 when she was doing club music and… Continue reading Gays Go Gaga Over Gaga
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 202: What About Brexit at Tiffany’s?
Dan spends two weeks researching Sex and the City / Politicians behaving like children, and actual children behaving like politicians / Down goes Bernie / Does anyone actually care about the Brexit? / There is no gun control / Game of Thrones gives us the episode we've all been waiting for / Joe gets the goosies /… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 202: What About Brexit at Tiffany’s?
OK OTTER Drops EXCLUSIVE New Single “Tony Believes in You”
OK Otter @OKOtterBand Tony Believes in You http://www.OKOtterBand.com Opening up for big name acts like We Are Scientists and Less Than Jake, Mike Doyle along with his new band OK Otter has been making music for adults, kids, adults with kids, and the kids inside adults for over a decade. The band has been crushing it with airplay on WMMR… Continue reading OK OTTER Drops EXCLUSIVE New Single “Tony Believes in You”
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 186: Everything is Dead
DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE HERE!! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO Alex visits Facebook jail / Xander Berkeley Sunday / The Walking Dead introduces Jesus / Fuller House exceeds no expectations / The fried chicken mystery / Marvel casts Iron Fist and it's a whitey / The Justice League begins filming / Star Wars is gay again / Pokemon event makes… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 186: Everything is Dead
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 159: Collard and Kel with Chris Cotton
Comedian Chris Cotton (Artie Quitter Podcast, Center City Comedy) joins us in studio for a fun-filled journey covering Political Correctness/the War on Rap Music/Black Lives Matter/Gender Neutral Target Stores/Bias Free Language Guide/Caitlyn Jenner/MattyB Raps/Lil Dicky/Ant-Man/Josh Trank's Fantastic Mess/Animal Dicks with Primal Hardwere! Check out #TalkingNerdyLIVE Sat. 8/29 at 3PM featuring Comedian Kyle Harris! DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 159: Collard and Kel with Chris Cotton
HitchBOT: Hitchin’ to Heaven! (a tribute)
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 156: Welcome to Earth 2
We're joined by the boys from Philly's The Fight Back Home as we discuss the conspiracy theories of Twitter, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No, the possibility of alien life on Kepler-452B Earth 2: Electric Boogaloo, the critic response to Adam Sandler's Pixels, and the nominations for Video of the Year at the VMAs. We play… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 156: Welcome to Earth 2
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 146: All Around the Wizard World, Pretty Supergirls
We discuss adventures from Wizard World Comic Con 2015; watch the trailer for CBS's Supergirl and debate whether show runners and video game developers have a social responsibility to their audiences; confirm that Frankie Muniz blue Paul Giamatti; Dan mansplains #Supernatural tweets from girls on Twitter; and we wrap it all up with a play-by-play… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 146: All Around the Wizard World, Pretty Supergirls
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 132: The Harper Games-To Kill a Mockingjay
Comedian Corey Cohen guests on this week's episode. Tonight's topics include Super Bowl Commercials, the Left Shark of Katy Perry, Brian Williams trying to fool the whole world, Harper Lee's upcoming sequel, the Valentine's Day Box Office Challenge, and more! Dan explains #Supernatural Tweets from girls on Twitter, we give our favorite #VideoGameSchmovies, and the… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 132: The Harper Games-To Kill a Mockingjay
Talking Nerdy, Episode 125: Have Your Cake and Eat Yours, Too
The hacking of Sony results in the cancellation of "The Interview", the notorious torture memos surface on the Internet, and more than one individual lands on his own sword. We play the IMDB Movie Game, Jose Can-Say-So, and dive into the flawed logic of corrupting your own ideology. This week, we officially announce HASHTAG OR… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Episode 125: Have Your Cake and Eat Yours, Too
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 117: Third Reich and Roll All Night with Victoria Watts
Special Guest Victoria Watts stops by to talk about music, Supernatural, and the Kickstarter campaign for her upcoming EP. We discuss the Billboard top selling albums, figure out where Weezer went wrong, and continue to wonder who Fox's Gotham is supposed to be for. After speculating on Walking Dead and Boardwalk Empire, we wrap up… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 117: Third Reich and Roll All Night with Victoria Watts
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 113: Trial By Vegemite
The boys are back! No guest this week as we discuss comic book television adaptations Gotham and Agents of SHIELD, grown-up babies, and follow up on last week's Vegemite Challenge with such games as "WIKIpeeks" and "The Rotten Tomatoes Game!" DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE HERE or on iTUNES /// STITCHER RADIO
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 111: Love and Elevator Music with A.G. Fernandez
Hip Hop artist, A.G. Fernandez, joins us in the studio once again to discuss all of the top stories from Ray Rice's elevator assault to Iggy Azalea's non-existent sex tape. We listen to the top hits on the Billboard charts, play a special music edition of the Rotten Tomatoes Game, and Dan tells an embarrassing… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 111: Love and Elevator Music with A.G. Fernandez
Talking Nerdy LIVE from the 2014 Philadelphia Podcast Festival
Special Guests Dan Scully & Garrett Smith from "I Like to Movie Movie" along with Rap Artist A.G. Fernandez join the crew for our second ever LIVE show with the Philadelphia Podcast Festival! We play games like "Drunk or Kid" and "TV Guide Movie Game", give away prizes, and talk about shitty craft beers. #TalkingNerdy… Continue reading Talking Nerdy LIVE from the 2014 Philadelphia Podcast Festival
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 109: Final Fantasy Football with Milly B.
Yahoo Sports Contributor, KDH News Correspondent, and Multimedia Hippie Milly B. joins us to tell you why you're going to lose your Fantasy Football games. The aftermath of the VMAs and EMMYs are discussed. We also get the news from Joe Z., play a game of 'Swift or Dylan' and try to guess the films… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 109: Final Fantasy Football with Milly B.
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 106: Covering the Galaxy with Nicole Sbaffoni
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has been out for almost a full week, and that means it has been plenty of time to launch a spoilercast full of all of our favorite bits from the film. Honestly, there's no way this movie could possibly be "ruined" for you by anything we say, so have fun,… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 106: Covering the Galaxy with Nicole Sbaffoni
Talking Nerdy Episode 103: Hip Hop & Other Drugs with AG Fernandez
Philly Hip Hop Artist AG Fernandez stops by the studio to talk about his career, music, and more! We go into some of the news of the week and learn a lot about youth in Saudi Arabia from additional guest Yazeed Khabiri! Let us entertain you with America's new favorite games "Who Would've THOT?!" and… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 103: Hip Hop & Other Drugs with AG Fernandez
Talking Nerdy Ep. 95: Drain The Rock Johnson
Special Guest Comedian Dan Scully joins us to talk movies, play games and discuss the Hot Billboard 100 in a way that only people who don't listen to the latest pop music can do! Download the LATEST EPISODE HERE or on iTUNES / STITCHER RADIO!
Talking Nerdy Episode 87: 2 Reasons to Watch the Kids Choice Awards
In this episode, we make our completely valid and non-creepy predictions for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. We also play a round of Jose Can-Say-So, check out our March Madness standings, and Dan tells us what he learned from Cosmos! Check out the latest episode HERE or on iTUNES!! Leave us RATING STARS and REVIEWS… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 87: 2 Reasons to Watch the Kids Choice Awards
Talking Nerdy, Episode 79: The Fat Wiccan Girl
This week, we talk Obama's State of the Union Address, the Grammy Award aftermath, Justin Bieber's Deportation, people who believe in Ghosts and more! Sports, News, Iron Sheik Real or Jabroni--and a very special visit from our new favorite guest: The Fat Wiccan Girl! Tonight's episode is not one to be missed! DOWNLOAD HERE or… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Episode 79: The Fat Wiccan Girl
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 63: New Yankee Twerkshop
Alex, Charlie and Dave discuss topics ranging from politics to music and more. Starting off with some commentary on the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, we slowly move into the logistics of two podcasters getting married, when weed will be legal in Pennsylvania and we get creative with "twerking" puns. Also, we listen to the… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 63: New Yankee Twerkshop
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 60: Mystery’s Mystery
After this week's Talking Nerdy news, we present another installment of "Mystery's Mystery." This week's episode is 'The Killer of the White Mountain.' Afterwards we discuss the recent media news involving Miley Cyrus and the MTV Video Music Awards, Lamar Odom, Fantasy Football and Joss Whedon. Thanks for listening! Download HERE or on iTUNES!!
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 57: Back to Black w/ Dave Temple and Chris Cotton
Philadelphia comedians and hosts of the "1st World Problems" podcast, Dave Temple and Chris Cotton stop by to talk about the history of racism, Velociraptors, Jurassic Park, and more! Download the Latest Episode HERE or on iTUNES!!
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 49: Yeezus Khrist
In this episode, we bring you more info and debate about XBOX One and PS4, Charlie Lightning's Sports Lightning Round, criticisms of Kanye West's latest album, and reasons why Christian messages through Superman are bonkers. Download HERE or on iTunes!!
Talking Nerdy Podcast Ep. 46 “Sailor Twift” with H. Foley
With special guest, comedian H. Foley, we talk comedy, Zalifianakis, Marvel heroes and more (hint...it's Taylor Swift). Great episode. Lots of fun. Sorry for the delay. We're on the ball (we assure you) Download HERE or on iTunes!
Super Dudes Power Show, Ep. 40: Louisville Battletoads
LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE...or on iTUNES! Covering everything from Star Wars logic and upcoming films to the CMA awards and the NCAA championship game, this milestone episode is dressed to impress...so be impressed! Also! Check out SEINFELD QUIZZO Wednesday 4/10/13 at Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom Street, Philly) 7PM
Podcast, Ep. 38: Special Guests “A Day Without Love”
Download this week's episode featuring "A Day Without Love" Here or on iTunes! A Day Without Love releases their first EP, Island on April 16. You can download it NOW right here. Check out aDayWithoutLove.com for more info! Special thanks to Brian Walker, Jake Detwiler and Julian Wallace
Center City Comedy and SuperDPS present HOT CHICK COP (3 Trailers)
Life Lessons from Hip-Hop Artist Pate
Hailing from the Wynnefield section of West Philadelphia, Pate and his partner Reez joined forces to create Space High Music, an entity that works its way into all aspects of entertainment, media and style. Up and coming artists, fashion and production are just several of the undertakings of this company which plans to storm the… Continue reading Life Lessons from Hip-Hop Artist Pate
SuperDPS 2012 Grammy Predictions (and Results)
As I try to do for every major awards show, letting a few slip through my fingers, I thought I'd make my educated guesses at who might come out with some big wins. After the passing of Whitney Houston the day prior to the Grammys, I'd imagine she will have a major underlying (and overlying)… Continue reading SuperDPS 2012 Grammy Predictions (and Results)
Worst Music Video of 2011: Addendum
from attorneyguy. This video failed to make it to my New Year breakdown of the Best and Worst Music Videos of 2011. This was due to a combination of seeing the video after I'd already created my lists, and also that the video appears to be comically independent. But no matter, I'm pumped and prepared… Continue reading Worst Music Video of 2011: Addendum
Best and Worst Music Videos of 2011
Hey, boys and girls! I've been reviewing music all year--songs and artists that I've really enjoyed, and those I found horrifying. I try not to be genre-specific, but it does become a strain on my ability to effectively deliver my honest opinion. Having said that, I can (and regularly do) appreciate lots of different styles… Continue reading Best and Worst Music Videos of 2011
Worst Thing to Ever Happen to Music (of the moment)
from CourtneyStodden. There is a lot--like, a shit ton--of horrible music out there, but I've never heard anything that caused me to immediately yank the plug out of my computer (not even Rebecca fucking Black). Meet Courtney Stodden, if you haven't already. She is the teenage bride of 51-year old Doug Hutchison (Lost, X-Files, The… Continue reading Worst Thing to Ever Happen to Music (of the moment)
What We’re Listening To (12/5/11)
The Black Keys--El Camino In this Danger Mouse-produced follow-up to "Brothers," The Black Keys seems to be doing something a little different, and that's great. A few people may see this as a complete transgression from their previous work, but I totally dig it. The Black Keys have an eclectic sound which enables them to… Continue reading What We’re Listening To (12/5/11)
Odd Future at Union Transfer (Aftermath)
October 22nd was certainly an adventure. Not only was it my first trip to the Union Transfer concert venue on Spring Garden St, but it was my first live experience with Odd Future (OFWGKTA--a group so meta-hipster that they sell their own ironic T-Shirts at the merch table). The group of young, talented artists and… Continue reading Odd Future at Union Transfer (Aftermath)
SuperDPS Hosts Saturday Karaoke at T. Hogan’s
Don't miss it! Visit T. Hogan's Facebook page here.
F.U.B.A.R…like a G6 (of the moment)
from FarEastMovementVEVO. Despite the fact that this song has been around for some time now, I've decided it needs to be addressed. Far East Movement grabbed a couple beats and lyrics from The Cataracs and DEV, threw in their own shit, and now it's a new song. First off, Far East Movement (abbreviated "FM" for… Continue reading F.U.B.A.R…like a G6 (of the moment)
Another Awful Ke$ha Clone (of the moment)
from ImAFreeBtch. This is the latest single from Zowie, a New Zealand pop singer attempting to capitalize on the horrible taste in music that has enveloped the iPod generation. It's incredible that people who actually know music are giving this song any value. I've listened to it twice already, just for the sake of this… Continue reading Another Awful Ke$ha Clone (of the moment)
Nostalgic Sad British Song (of the moment)
from enchain. You can always rely on the British for two things...great music and making sad Americans cry. Good work, Mike.
American Anthem (of the moment)
from schmoyoho. Jesus, Nascar, Sunoco, and a Smokin' Hot Wife. This should be Amurrica's national anthem, I mean...it's what the rest of the world thinks of us anyways. SuperDPS.com
WTF is this?! (of the moment)
from 40OZpimp. I'm not sure exactly what I'm watching, but I can't look away. I didn't think anyone could out-redneck the entire audience of a Professional Wrestling event, but it's happened. The only good thing that could possibly come of this would be if black people can disregard the apparent racist bullshit in exchange for… Continue reading WTF is this?! (of the moment)
Wasted Talent (of the moment)
from MarkRonsonVEVO. Our morbid fascination with celebrity deaths was once again satiated this weekend with the loss of English singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse. Her talent was unquestionable, but her death is not particularly a shocking or surprising event. We can't have our tabloid fodder and also expect the celebrities we lead to the slaughter to be… Continue reading Wasted Talent (of the moment)
Not Wasted Talent (of the moment)
from NakedFamousVEVO. The Naked and Famous certainly fall into the MGMT/Passion Pit/Phoenix mix of music that sounds exactly like them, but if you like that sort of trippy, poppy, dance music, you'll totally love them just as much. Or have we all forgotten what was in before Lady Gaga and LMFAO took over music? On… Continue reading Not Wasted Talent (of the moment)
Song for You to Hate (of the moment)
from LMFAOvevo. Party Rock Anthem ft (who cares?) by LMFAO. Yes, kids, it's the son and grandson of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy! You remember Berry Gordy. Discovered The Miracles, launched the careers of The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Commodores, Stevie Wonder, and The Jackson 5? Yeah? Well this is his legacy now:… Continue reading Song for You to Hate (of the moment)
Music to Jam out to in Private (of the moment)
from JessieJVEVO. Price Tag ft. B.o.B. by Jessie J. If this song sounds danceable and oddly familiar, it's because Briton Jessie J co-wrote Miley Cyrus' Party in the USA and knows how to plop hits. Is it pop garbage? Sure. But it's glitter in the garbage.
Music You May Not Have Heard (of the moment)
from MrCalEw21. Hard Times by Toy Soldiers from their album "Whisper Down the Lane." Melodic and dance-worthy inner-city modern folk. Hipster swag.
Music We’re Listening to (of the moment)
from freelancewhalesmusic. Generator 2nd Floor by Freelance Whales from the album "Weathervanes." A beautiful arrangement of "feel just okay" music for adults who wish they could play instruments like they were back in Kindergarten.
If You Haven’t Heard (of the moment)
from malix358 ((It's been a while since I talked about The Limousines. You can check out their tour dates on their site. I'm glad their still fucking about.))
Rap You Should Listen To (of the moment)
from OFWGKTA ((Hodgy Beats and Left Brain in the "Mellowhype" sect of Odd Future. Their re-release, BlackenedWhite, plops July 12))
Main Street Comedy: Bringing Funny Back
It's been a month since I've last seen the hilarious crew from Main Street Comedy. Their performances never cease to amaze me and I'm honored to call them...people I've met. The lineup is always changing which makes each show interesting and new. This month's theme was "Bike Race Fever," to piggyback on the upcoming drunken… Continue reading Main Street Comedy: Bringing Funny Back
Life Lessons from Pornstar Madelyn Monroe
I grew up very religious. I went to christian private school from kindergarden til my Junior year of high-school (which i eventually dropped out of). I was always loud, and obnoxious. I was never afraid to have a good time or voice my opinion (some things never change). I was not really a trouble maker,… Continue reading Life Lessons from Pornstar Madelyn Monroe
VH1 to bring back ‘Pop Up Videos’
Get your present-face ready. You know, that expression you get when someone gives you a gift that you really don't want but you have to act as enthused as your mind can handle? That's the one. VH1 has made the nostalgia of the Nickelodeon generation (that is, adults born in the eighties to early-nineties) their… Continue reading VH1 to bring back ‘Pop Up Videos’
What We’re Listening to (May 2011)
Architecture in Helsinki--Moment Bends Fans of this Australian ensemble have been waiting for this album for what feels like an eternity. Then when it finally dropped, it was so under the radar that it took a whole month for me to check it out. Architecture evolves so quickly it would make a Creationist's head spin.… Continue reading What We’re Listening to (May 2011)
Nardwuar: The Hardest Working Man in the World?
You may have never heard the name John Ruskin before, but then again, you may have also never heard of him by the name he's had since 1986: Nardwuar. We Americans don't pay too much attention to our neighbors to the North unless they're starship captains, shrinking kids, or have the last name Bieber; however,… Continue reading Nardwuar: The Hardest Working Man in the World?
What we’re listening to! April 2011
Wake up, Thunderbabe--The Battle Royale I can't imagine any indie pop junkie not being a fan of The Battle Royale, but I'm sure there must be some out there. Their sound combines a White Stripes simplicity with some modern tech beats and childlike wonder. Though I can't determine whether the gals and guys in this… Continue reading What we’re listening to! April 2011
What We’re Listening to…(February 2011)
It's been an exciting week for indie music. I know! Fucking weird, right? Has there ever been an exciting week in indie music? Unless you count that time your band ran into the guy who does keyboards and loops for TV on the Radio at some shitty venue that he also happened to be playing,… Continue reading What We’re Listening to…(February 2011)
SuperDPS Obligatory 2011 Golden Globe Predictions
Well it's that exciting time again to passively watch and potentially immerse ourselves in what is--and let's be honest--essentially a watered-down version of the Academy Awards. And it's good that we have The Golden Globes, because how else would shitfest features like Burlesque be hurled, frightened and confused, into an award ceremony, led to believe… Continue reading SuperDPS Obligatory 2011 Golden Globe Predictions
The Top Ten Bands Ruining Music
Let's start off with a bit of honesty: I have listened to some pretty shitty music in my time, and I'm sure many of the bands I enjoy, some of you would find objectionable--but that isn't the point. This is a list of bands that I feel that I can make a strong case against;… Continue reading The Top Ten Bands Ruining Music
Ten 90’s Trends That Need to Make a Comeback
Fuck nostalgia. Everything that disappeared from popular culture probably disappeared for a good reason. Sorry, Gary--it was your time. We moved on, possibly through some theory of memetics; on to bigger and better things. But at the same time, it seems like many things are heading backwards. In a future that we were promised virtual… Continue reading Ten 90’s Trends That Need to Make a Comeback
Soundtrack to the Week (If you care)
Recovery—Eminem: “Fuck my last CD; that shit’s in the trash.” Eminem drops some knowledge in his latest release, reminding us that we fell in love with him for his personality and passion. If you haven’t heard the full album yet, you’ve likely heard the single, Not Afraid; so take your response to that song, multiply… Continue reading Soundtrack to the Week (If you care)
The Top 50 Best Album Covers EVER
When compiling a list of the top of anything, one must consider quite a few things. It would be too easy to go with the staples of cover art. You wouldn't have to dig too deep to find gems like The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band or Pink Floyd's The Wall. Once we… Continue reading The Top 50 Best Album Covers EVER
ICP has done it AGAIN!
Is there no peak to the Insane Clown Posse mountain of triumph? It seems that whenever they reach a plateau of great magnitude, they only decide to look up and climb higher. It's no secret that ICP is universally considered one of the greatest modern rap/rock groups in existence, but I didn't think they could… Continue reading ICP has done it AGAIN!
We are the world, but we’re not your children.
Well they've done it folks. They rebuilt it, They had the technology, crappier than it was before. We Are the World debuted back in March of 1985. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and featured a variety of many diverse and popular vocalists and musicians. A song written by the very… Continue reading We are the world, but we’re not your children.
SuperDPS Golden Globe Predictions 2010
The Golden Globes regularly tend to be--at very least--a watchable event. Even if you don't give a shit who wins and who loses, or what directors are being celebrated for their achievements, it's a star-studded event that will ultimately bring unprecedented joy into your sad, empty, meaningless life. This year, however, producers took a significant… Continue reading SuperDPS Golden Globe Predictions 2010
I Lost Interest in Music in 2009: Billboard’s Top 25
I used to like music. Really. I tried to follow all of the newest up-and-coming bands, went to concerts regularly, attempted to stay on top of what music was getting popular. Now I don't give a shit anymore...and here's why. There is a wonderful quote from Kanye West in which he proclaims himself the voice… Continue reading I Lost Interest in Music in 2009: Billboard’s Top 25
It Begins Again: The Death of Brittany Murphy
The bullshit about celebrity deaths coming in triples still serves to make me uneasy about the week ahead. Who's next? Bob Dylan? William Shatner? For some reason, the death of actress Brittany Murphy has really got me in a shitty mood. She was a celebrity that happened to be somewhere on my list of hottest… Continue reading It Begins Again: The Death of Brittany Murphy
The History of Chasing Enid
Some of you may know--and some may not give a shit--that I used to be in a band. It was my band...and I was in full creative control, which led to an inevitable downfall, of course. The concept began early on in High School when we first became interested in playing music. The interest in… Continue reading The History of Chasing Enid
Do You Want to Holler ’til You Pass Out?!
I hate when people my age are obviously doing so much more with their lives. It's a difficult personality flaw to accept that not only do I consistently let myself down, but I'm also slightly afraid of success. Well--it's a good thing that Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte (both 24 and both from Boulder, Colorado) have gotten… Continue reading Do You Want to Holler ’til You Pass Out?!
The Greatest Story Never Told: A Wholly Unbalanced Review of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’
If you've never done drugs and for some reason you have the natural instinct to be curious about what all of the hubbub is aboot, save your time, effort, and inevitable physical breakdown and just see Where the Wild Things Are. Typically, in a review for a children's film, you wouldn't see the phrase "fucking… Continue reading The Greatest Story Never Told: A Wholly Unbalanced Review of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’
The SuperDPS Guide to Karaoke
Allow me to begin with a bit of unconventional news. It was a typical Friday night at a Karaoke Bar in Stamford, Connecticut when shit went south. When a 25-year old girl started singing a Juanes song, 6 bitches got hostile. First, the shouting and booing escalated...which is understandable. Then, these 6 women viciously attacked the… Continue reading The SuperDPS Guide to Karaoke
Hey Fellas–Avril Lavigne’s Single Again!
Where have I been? I know this is only a recent development, but shit--I wish I'd have known about this sooner. Evidently, after a three year marriage with Sum 41douchebag, Deryck (fucking) Whibley, Avril has kicked him to the curb, and is now subsequently free to make new and exciting shitty decisions. Perhaps her next celebrity… Continue reading Hey Fellas–Avril Lavigne’s Single Again!
Celebrity Horseshit: “Nigga Stole My Mic!”
As long as it's a hot topic, let's discuss the actions of Kanye West during the MTV VMA's, shall we? First of all--the actions took place at an award ceremony so ridiculous and unimportant--a locale so prone to spectacle--that its entire title is an acronym. Even in its name, it is screaming, "This is an… Continue reading Celebrity Horseshit: “Nigga Stole My Mic!”
Hipster on S-E-P-T-A
Let me tell you the story Of a bearded Hipster and his tragic and fateful time... Hipster grabbed his bike and kissed his Vegan Girlfriend Went to ride on the Frankford Line Did he ever return, No he never returned And his fate is still unlearn'd He may ride forever On the Market-Frankford He's the… Continue reading Hipster on S-E-P-T-A
Dear Rob Zombie, Please Come Home. We Love You.
Because going to see Rob Zombie's remake sequel masterpiece Halloween II felt like a chore wrapped up in a homework assignment, I'd better go ahead and review it, lest I find no closure in my wasted time and money. Am I being unfair? Perhaps too extreme? I'm open to your comments, but please choose your… Continue reading Dear Rob Zombie, Please Come Home. We Love You.
Celebrity Horseshit: Yearbook Top Ten Edition
If you've ever used the Internet to any reasonable extent, you've probably seen tabloid photos of your favorite (or least favorite) celebs and thought "Wow, they're really just...normal fucking people." The beauty of this, of course, is that the more famous they are, the more enjoyable it is to see them fall...it's just human nature.… Continue reading Celebrity Horseshit: Yearbook Top Ten Edition
“Tribute To”–Yim Yames
Jim James, performing under his IKEA stage name, takes us back to a time when folk music was less about being stubborn, pretentious, middle-aged, and pungeant, and... Wait, let me start over. Jim James once again proves that folk music has evolved very little and that's the way we like it. Listening to this 6-song… Continue reading “Tribute To”–Yim Yames
“Depart From Me”–CAGE
Consider for a moment that just about every human being knows someone who claims to have the capacity to 'rap.' We live for the cringe-worthy moment when this person drinks enough 32oz Smirnoff Ice's that he (or she, but more likely he) decides to prove it. We feel compelled to encourage the poor bastard, while… Continue reading “Depart From Me”–CAGE
SuperDPS.com–Under New MGMT
For an album that's almost two years old, Oracular Spectacular has certainly gotten an attention overload. If I need to explain to you who MGMT are, you probably aren't a music fan. It's strange and somewhat fishy that a band that has literally been around for (literally) about five years, with multiple chart topping hits,… Continue reading SuperDPS.com–Under New MGMT
“I Don’t Hate Fags, God Does”
Hung Like a Horse by ALL LEATHER The nature of the "Super Group" is a tricky one. When everyone involved in a project is at the pinacle of their musical careers, they can only go one of two ways: crash and burn or generate a musical orgasm that explodes all over your unsuspecting face. All… Continue reading “I Don’t Hate Fags, God Does”
Celebrity Horseshit: Paris Hilton’s My New BFF
The problem with having On Demand with your cable provider is that you wind up watching shit that you would never think to watch normally. After you've seen all of the movies you care to watch, and all the latest and greatest HBO series, you've shit the bed when it comes to quality TV. So,… Continue reading Celebrity Horseshit: Paris Hilton’s My New BFF
Coconut Records’ “DAVY”
Hello, SuperDPS fans. Since this is my first article written for the site, I’d just like to do a quick introduction. My name is Cole, and I will be providing you with some weekly music reviews. Some of these reviews will be specifically suggested by Alex or Dave, others will be very relevant (meaning that… Continue reading Coconut Records’ “DAVY”
Perez Hilton Freak Out: Transcript
(Your first reaction should be "What? Who is Perez Hilton?" Unfortunately, it isn't...you know exactly who he is along with Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas. Well, I heard about this controversy today over his alleged assault by--not Will.I.Am--but, his manager. This was much less entertaining to hear; however, I waited a few more minutes,… Continue reading Perez Hilton Freak Out: Transcript
Does Anyone Remember the McD.L.T.?
We've all made mistakes. Some were more significant and life-changing than others, obviously. But when the fine and upstanding douchebags in the advertising field screw the proverbial pooch when it comes to doing their jobs properly, well, the result is their prompt and inevitable exile from the industry. McDonald's has a long uncomfortable line of shitty campaigns,… Continue reading Does Anyone Remember the McD.L.T.?
The Top 10 Heartbreakingly Obscure Muppets
Everyone loves Muppets. If you don't love Muppets, I don't want to know you. Surely, we've all grown attached to the Muppet Super Stars; the ageless, timeless characters who have given us hours of enjoyment...made us laugh, and more importantly, question ourselves for watching puppet shows as mentally stable adults. But for the true Muppet fan,… Continue reading The Top 10 Heartbreakingly Obscure Muppets
What the Fuck Happened? Actors Turned Musicians
It's no secret that we live in a world of excess. The zeitgeist indicates that we are no longer content in simply being good or even great, we need to be better--do more--even if that means dangerously shoving ourselves past the points of logic, common sense, and personal ability. I'd like to focus, for the sake… Continue reading What the Fuck Happened? Actors Turned Musicians