WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
Adele's video for Rolling in the Deep (above) is fantastic. She introduced the video on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown, and said the song was the first track she wrote for her new album, 21. She wrote the song after a "huge row" with her boyfriend, and that the speed of the song was set by the beat of her racing heart. Pretty awesome.
This video of Ben Folds singing to unsuspected Chatroulette users is hilarious. (The notepad guy, Bobby, is my favorite.) How cool would that be to be a random special guest at a Ben Folds concert?! (Unless of course you're nakey...)
HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
Adele's new album, 21, is amazing! I've had it on repeat for days, especially playing out Set Fire to the Rain, Rumor Has It, Someone Like You, and Rolling in the Deep. I tried to get tickets to her show at United Palace in May, and it sold out the minute it went on sale. Sooo bummed out.
DO IT: things to add to your calendar
Check out MoMA's Looking at Music 3.0 exhibit which takes a look at music's influence on NYC in the 80's and 90's. From the exhibit's website: In this dynamic period, imaginative forms of street art spread across the five boroughs, articulating the counter-culture tenor of the times. As the city transitioned from bankruptcy to solvency, graffiti, media, and performance artists took advantage of low rents and collaborated on ad hoc works shown in alternative spaces and underground clubs. Appropriation, also known as remixing, thrived.
Borders on Park Avenue is closing! Starting today, there's a sale of 25-50% off everything in the store.