As much as we (OK, I) like to mock the typical fast food employee for having rather low career aspirations, I know that's kind of unfair. After all, someone has to cook that food and process those orders, right? And it's not like most people in fast food service are looking to make a career out of it. It's just a job. A shitty, smelly, greasy job with terrible wages. But one with awesome employee training films and videos. Speaking of which, let's look at some of those classic employee training videos for various fast food chains and share a good laugh, OK? OK. McDonald's Long the king of fast food, McDonald's has more than 33,000 locations worldwide. All those employees rely on cutting edge, informative and entertaining training films to guide them while working under the glo...
He shocked hip hop fans with his dramatic return at Coachella, and he's the talk of the music industry. He's Tupac Shakur, and he's back... in hologram form. And if the spate of posthumous album releases in 2Pac's name are any indication, this won't be a one-off show. So who better to join forces with one of the most celebrated rappers of the '90s than one of the most celebrated fictional girl groups of the '80s? That's right, it's Jem and the Holograms feat. 2Pac! Look for the group's first single, "Truly Outragouz (Muthaf***az)," this summer!
We've all seen at least one article showing the worst album covers of all-time. But what about the music? Should you judge an album by its horrible cover? Well in this series, we’re going to find out. Today we examine "Zip Zap Rap" by Devastatin' Dave (The Turntable Slave). Precious little is documented about the artist known to us only as Devastatin' Dave (The Turntable Slave). His sole legacy on earth -- according to the internet anyway -- seems to be a lone release, the "Zip Zap Rap" vinyl single. It was released in 1986 on the Superstar International Records label, a short-lived imprint out of California whose biggest artist was Scherrie Payne of the Supremes. The single cover and center rings offer little help in uncovering the identity of the man behind the bitchin' red
If you're about my age and love music, then you no doubt owned at least one music video collection from MusicVision. If you need to job your memory, think VHS collections of music videos from your favorite bands packaged in those gray boxes. Here's a classic ad from July 1986 featuring a bunch of them: Now this is what I call music! Of course it makes sense that two of the hottest bands of '86 -- Starship and Mr. Mister -- are prominently featured here. But let's not forget Country Comes Alive (with Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Juice Newton, the Judds, and more!), Whodini, and Chess Moves, a set of original songs from the London musical Chess! Oh, and it's also available on Beta! Related articles Retrotisements - Classic ads from car companies of th...
Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days: Cool bootleg of the week: Chicago at Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, NY), May 20, 1977. There are two interesting things concerning this show. It was less than a year before Terry Kath's accidental suicide and the band is introduced by an up-and-coming reporter named... Geraldo Rivera! (T.U.B.E.) Yoga for Black People (YouTube) Awesomely bad stock photos/graphics of people literally surfing the web. (The Hairpin) Another blistering attack upon so-called NFL writer and hypocrite Peter King. (Deadspin) Whatcha thinkin' bout? (Know Your Meme) Five Hollywood Secrets that explain why so many movies suck, none of which mention Kate Hudson oddly enough. (Cracked) Five seconds of every #1 son
Music is - or at least used to be - at once a very shared and a very personal thing. And truth be told the only thing I've spent more time doing in my life than listening to music is sleeping. Music has informed my life since I was a kid and continues to do so, although to a lesser degree now that I'm a family man. So it's time for me to give credit where credit is due, and list the 20 albums that had a bigger impact on me than any others. Some of these records opened my eyes to a new style of music. Some of them resonated on a deep, emotional level. Some were just too good to be ignored. Some are wrapped in nostalgia now and nothing more. But they are all critical to my development as a music lover in one way or another. #20 - Queen, The Game Memory is a tricky thing, espe
There's really only one way to sum up why the activity here has been so low over the last several months, so I'll let comedian Juston McKinney rap it out. It's "New Dad State of Mind".
And here we have a pair of videos that show both the peak and valley of man's creative energies. Or something like that. Up first is a translated version of a freestyle rap battle between a pair of erudite young fellows named "Boost" and "Hydrogen" gone horribly wrong - although you could argue that it was horribly wrong to begin with... Rap Battle Gone Bad Translated - Watch more free videos I was originally just going to post this, but I feel I have to help restore balance to the universe so here's the legendary Marvin Gaye performing his 1968 hit "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". The twist here is that someone isolated his studio vocal track and dubbed it into a TV performance with the broadcast audio removed. Listen closely and you'll hear the effortless work of a musical
Alright, it's time to get out of the '70s for a bit on this series and get a little more current. As in almost to the 21st century. I'm not usually a fan of using historical photographs on album covers, but this one - from the Roots' classic 1999 album Things Fall Apart - is just so striking. The image was taken in the 1960s as riot police in Bedford-Stuyvesant chased down two black teens. And although the album title actually comes from a 1958 novel by Chinua Achebe, it is brutally appropriate given the cover image.