The VMA's provided a nice respite from our normally scheduled preoccupations, as the winners are all better known as every thirteen year-old's iTunes/every hipster's nightmares. Still a few surprises made the telecast worth watching... unless you are a football fan, then your day was dominated by the first full day of the NFL (the guys who still write checks to The Hives). The Surfer Blood kids dropped some exciting news, and Kanye's G.O.O.D. Friday happened on Saturday morning (again).
The MTV Video Music Awards
The winners included Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Eminem. THe performances were mostly predictable, save for an appearance by the (nominated!) Florence and the Machine, a quick guest spot by should-be pop queen Robyn, and a Kanye closer that began with the audience booing... oh it's also quite the spectacle. See them all right here:
Florence and the Machine:
Haha. Yikes. I wonder who that song is about? Grab Kanye's latest G.O.O.D. Friday track here
Snubbed: Taylor Swift's Kanye West song retort
. You lost me at "lunchbox".
Surfer Blood sign with Warner Records
Warner probably thinks they have the surf-rock version of Vampire Weekend on their hands. Imitation is the sincerest form of crashing and burning! Spoiler alert: these guys don't know how to surf. They do write a mean hook though. [via
Youtube: the live stream experience
As the internet moves closer to instant gratification with regards to video, Youtube is moving to join the streaming service ranks. While live streams of concerts are becoming more well received (see the Arcade Fire's recent effort), and expectations of users for on demand video as quickly as possible (as evident by the existence of The Audio Perv, and MTV's streaming videos from last night's VMAs being available immediately), it only makes sense that the next step in the video sites services be a move to live. [via
Baeblemusic: keeping you IN THE LOOP.-joe puglisi