Discourse & Dischord

The Good

Every English band ever plays closing ceremony of Olympics

OK not really, but a fair lot of them did. The 2012 London Olympics closed with a spectacular revue of British pop music. The Spice Girls slammed their bodies down and wound them all around. George Michael called out for freedom, and Brian May joined Jessie J to perform We Will Rock You. From elder statesmen like The Who to newbies like One Direction, the ceremony had something for everyone. Even this guy. Watch the Spice Girls perform below.

Gotye creates user-submitted mashup video

Are you sick of Somebody I Used to Know yet? After watching this, you will be. Gotye collected all the fan submitted videos for his hit song and created a Somebodies Voltron. It’s pretty amazing. Enjoy.

The Bad

Chris Brown and Drake sued for bar brawl

Chris Brown and Drake are going to have to reach deep into their pockets to pay for the damages to Manhattan nightclub W.i.P. after they and their entourages engaged in a bottle-throwing brawl that left two dozen people injured and the club in ruins. Entertainment Enterprises, which owns W.i.P. and its sister bar, Greenhouse, has been sued by those victims and is now seeking $16 million from Brown and Drake. Next time you want to fight, guys, grab plastic bottles.

UK lottery winner wants to reunite Guns ˜N Roses

Adrian Bayford won the equivalent of $232 million playing the EuroMillions lottery on August 10. And he’s already got a plan for how to use it to benefit as many people as possible. Bayford wants to reunite the original lineup of Guns ˜N Roses, and he’s willing to fork over some serious quid to see it happen. Maybe a big payday can make Axl and Slash can bury the hatchet once and for all and take us back to Paradise City.

The Ugly

Killers drummer gropes Michelle Obama

Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci once grabbed a handful of the First Lady’s derriere, he revealed this week. While the band was being introduced to the Obamas during the Fourth of July celebrations at the White House, Michelle went in for a friendly hug. But(t) due to her statuesque height and his diminutive one, Vannucci’s hands found purchase on her backside in an incident we like to Killer Booty. Read about it here.

Katy Perry moons waterpark

Speaking of butts, Katy Perry flashed both cheeks after slipping and sliding on a water slide at Raging Waters in California. We’re only showing the “before” picture, so if you want to see the full moon, you can do so here.


Discourse & Dischord

The Good

Beyoncé rocks Atlantic City

Sasha Fierce is back, y’all! Beyoncé performed four shows at Revel resort in Atlantic City over the weekend as part of her Back to Business tour and Blue Ivy’s mom did not disappoint. Check out her performance of Single Ladies and End of Time below. In conclusion, hot damn.

Britney and Jason Trawick film videos for Viddy

Remember Chaotic, the reality series starring Britney Spears and her fiancé, Kevin Federline? The polar opposite of Emmy-caliber? Right. Well, it looks like Brit-Brit has learned from her mistakes. Her new video clips for Viddy are short, sweet, and to the point, revealing tender moments of her relationship with fiancé Jason Trawick. Aw. Follow this link to take a look.


Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Monday, February 13th, 2012


  • Adele is done being bitter.
  • Alter egos and sacrilege: Is Nicki the new Gaga?
  • The battle rages: Weezy takes another shot at HOV!
  • J.Hud does Whitney proud.
  • Well, this has to be one of the laziest music videos ever made.
  • GNR (or should we say “Axl and co.?”) return…
  • Blue Ivy makes her grand debut!
  • Friday, February 10th, 2012

    Thursday, February 9th, 2012

    Monday, January 16th, 2012

    Discourse & Dischord

    The Good

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcome daughter

    This week the heavens parted, the earth shook and the angels bestowed a daughter to pop power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé. As you’ve probably heard, her name is Blue Ivy Carter and she’s destined to become the most pimped-out kid in all of hip-hopdom. Jay-Z immediately released a track entitled Glory detailing her arrival. Hear what the proud papa has to say by listening to the song here.

    Boyz II Men become Menz II Men

    Boyz II Men embarked on a rite of passage long overdue this week. They finally became menz, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel. It’s safe to assume that back in school they used to dream about this every day. Watch their dreams come true below.

    The Bad

    No Doubt’s Twitter hacked to endorse Ron Paul

    Kelly Clarkson may be a legitimate Ron Paul supporter, but not everyone’s a Paul-oholic. This week No Doubt, Nicole Scherzinger and Rise Against had to delete pro-Paul statements and calls for donations from their Twitter pages after their accounts were hacked. Looks like the #RonPaulRevolution is off to a clunky start.

    Jason Isbell accuses Dierks Bentley of stealing

    When former Drive By Truckers guitarist Jason Isbell heard Dierks Bentley’s track Home, he was moved. Not by sentimentality, but by rage. Isbell found the track to be a little too similar to his song, In A Razor Town, from his 2007 record, Sirens of the Ditch, and took to the interwebs to say so. Thus began a little twit-for-tat in which Isbell called Bentley a douchebag and Bentley accused Isbell of living in a fantasy world. Decide for yourself if Isbell’s beef is justified by listening to both tracks below.

    The Ugly

    Snoop Dogg arrested for marijuana possession

    In the most un-shocking news story of the past twenty years, Snoop Dogg was arrested this week for rolling down the street, smoking endo. Now facing up to 180 days in jail if convicted of marijuana possession, the rapper is probably no longer as laaaid back as he was before.

    Sinéad O’Connor asks for psychiatric help on Twitter

    What would a week be without some sort of crazy antic from Sinéad O’Connor? This time the singer broke down on Twitter, asking her followers for emergency psychiatric help. Before you start worrying, O’Connor seems to be stable as of this post. But, like her marriage, that’s probably only temporary.


    Thursday, January 12th, 2012

    Tuesday, January 10th, 2012