Conspiracy Theory Thursday: I Want to Beliebe

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I Want To Beliebe

Though largely overshadowed by such moments as Nicki Minaj’s callout of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift being Taylor Swift, and Cyrus’s batsh*t, trippy performance with Wayne Coyne, Justin Bieber’s live medley of “Where Are Ü/What Do You Mean?” brought out the “wow” when he apparently broke down crying following his set. It was yet another noteworthy moment at Sunday’s MTV VMAs. I have to admit, “Where Are Ü” is pretty catchy, but he lost me at “What Do You Mean?”

Mind you, the bridge in the song is a spoken word piece of sophomoric philosophizing, which I have transcribed below and made into an inspirational quote you’d see on Pinterest because it has all the emotional depth of a kumquat. (Actually, now that I really think about it, maybe that whole spoken word thing is perfectly in line with the name of the song.)

Nicki vs Miley Image

The 2015 MTV Video Music Award ceremony was full of awkward, strange, and tense moments, but with Miley Cyrus as the ringleader of this year’s award show, who would have expected anything else? Viewers saw her perform a new song about marijuana, they saw her wear a slew of outrageous outfits, and they even saw one of her breasts. That said, we can’t blame Cyrus for all of the ceremony’s shenanigans. Kayne West ranted onstage for 13 minutes, which also included his announcement that he will run for president in 2020, Rebel Wilson stirred up controversy when joking about “stripper police” injustice, and Justin Bieber cried. However, we can thank Nicki Minaj for the VMAs most uncalled-for moment.



They’re Not Your Brah

Derek Zoolander Rejects You

DMBWe all know these people, the superfans. The ultimate band enthusiasts who follow their favorite groups on tour or see them as many times as humanly possible on the rare occasion they hit the road, willing to mortgage houses and max out credit cards because each show might be The Show. (And if you ask them, each show IS The Show. “You shoulda been there, maaaan.”) Now, these superfans also tend to have a strange and obnoxious shared habit of, how shall I say, overly familiar address of their chosen icon. That is, they call their favorite musicians by their first names.


A Very Happy Birthday to Van the Man

Van Morrison

Since I’ve already written about my long-time love for The Band, it should come as no surprise to anyone that I am also a Van Morrison fan. Today marks the singer’s 70th birthday, and as his prerogative, he will celebrate his milestone with a live show. This year, he’s performing two concerts in his hometown of Belfast, Ireland.

The picturesque and tree-lined Cyprus Avenue that lent its name to one of his most beloved songs will be transformed into an intimate venue for two shows with just enough elbow room for the most devoted fans. Catering to his worldwide fandom who many not have been able to secure tickets, BBC Radio Ulster will broadcast one of the shows this afternoon, while a recording will be shown on TV in the next few days.




Week in Review

The End of One Direction?


Last week, the wildly popular boy band, One Direction announced they will begin an extended hiatus next March after the release of their fifth studio album. Although this is only rumored to be a “hiatus,” everyone (who cares about the band) is left to speculate if the four will ever reconcile. The hiatus, which will last for at least a year will give the group’s remaining members some rest and will allow them to work on their solo careers. The break also means there will be no tour in support of their upcoming album, so you better see them in concert while you have the chance!

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