Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Video: Taylor Swift parodied in unofficial NHL lockout song - Examiner.com

Taylor Swift might not be into hockey, but some of her fans are definitely into the NHL. After the lockout of the players the fans have been sharing their disappointment with the league, owners and the players in hopes that the lockout ends. On Sunday a couple of fans from the radio station in Winnipeg has used Taylor Swift's latest song We Are Never Getting Back Together to share the frustration of the NHL lockout.

Vicki Shae of the country radio station QX 104 is seen singing the song, with a few adjustments that fit the hockey theme of the lockout. From kissing photos of the players to kicking back a few drinks as fans do when supporting the team, the entire video shares the flavor of Swift’s break up song while reflecting on the issues of the NHL.

As everyone knows a parody song of this nature isn’t endorsed by the country singer, but that hasn’t stopped the fans from checking out the video and commiserating in the situation. Since the video was put up on YouTube Sunday, there have been over 70,000 people who have viewed it. And the situation with the NHL is currently at a stalemate with neither side talking since the walk out.

Take a look at the video clip of the parodied Taylor Swift single.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Taylor Swift & Conor Kennedy Keep Their Summer Love Alive And Well! - PerezHilton.com

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Taylor Swift Conor Kennedy Dinner Date

Ah, summer love!

Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy’s courtship has got to end!

Even though it’s back to school for Conor and Taylor has TONS on her plate, they managed to get together this weekend for dinner at Taylor’s Tavern & Restaurant in Greenfield, Massachusetts!

An eyewitness to their dinner date stated:

"They were very happy and very polite. She was very sweet."

The cute couple also did some antique store window shopping on Saturday as well, in Deerfield, near Conor’s prep school!

Sounds like the two parted ways come Sunday, as Conor had to get ready for classes again!

With both of their busy schedules, it’s nice to see they are STILL finding the time to spend with each other and keep their relationship going!

[Image via WENN.]

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NHL Lockout, Taylor Swift Parody: Hockey Fan Tweaks 'We Are Never Ever ... - Huffington Post

An NHL fan expresses her heartbreak in a Taylor Swift parody video.

The latest NHL lockout has begun. With no formal negotiations between the owners and players on the first day of the work stoppage, there is no telling when the puck will drop next in an NHL game.

For one heartbroken supporter, the seemingly dire situation was enough to inspire a parody of the song 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' by Taylor Swift. The fan -- who makes a few Winnipeg Jets references despite sporting an Edmonton Oilers jersey -- tried to capture the sentiment of the love/hate relationship between fans and the NHL. Regardless of where her allegiance lies, it's likely many will agree with her.

Of course, she definitely gets a few extra points for bringing a Don Cherry bobble head into the mix. Would the 'Coach's Corner' host approve?

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Taylor Swift, Kennedy Family Growing Closer - Huffington Post

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Much ado has been made about 22-year-old Taylor Swift's budding romance with a Kennedy, RFK Jr.'s son Conor Kennedy, a mere 18-year-old. But it looks like the country crooner has won over at least a second person in the famous Kennedy clan: Conor's aunt Rory Kennedy.

"I think she's fantastic and I couldn't be more thrilled," gushed Rory to Us Weekly Sunday. She also admitted to being a "huge fan." "She's a good friend of our family and we all adore her and love her."

Well, not all of them. In August, Swift crashed a Kennedy wedding when she arrived with Conor but refused to leave even after being asked by the bride's mother, Victoria Gifford Kennedy. "I personally went up to Ms. Swift, whose entrance distracted the entire event, politely introduced myself to her, and asked her as nicely as I could to leave," she told the Boston Herald.

Either way, it looks as if Swift is planning on spending heaps more time with the famous family. The "Sparks Fly" singer recently plunkered down a reported $4.9 million for a vacation home near the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass. And just over the weekend, Swift and Conor were spotted doing cute couple-y things like shopping for antiques and dining out near Deerfield, Mass., where the Kennedy kin attends boarding school.

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    FILE - This May 20, 2012 file photo shows singer Taylor Swift at the 2012 Billboard Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. Swift joined several members of the Kennedy clan, including boyfriend Conor Kennedy, in a somber weekend visit to the grave of his mother on Cape Cod. Swift and Kennedy held hands and at one point appeared to bow their heads in prayer, as did his siblings, while visiting the resting place of Mary Richardson Kennedy on Sunday, Aug. 19. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, file)

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Rihanna, Taylor Swift Rule MTV EMA Nominations List - Hollywood Reporter

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LONDON -- Rihanna leads the nominations list for this year's MTV EMAs with six, just one more than Taylor Swift who has five.

The music awards, scheduled to be held in Frankfurt, Germany Nov. 11. also sees Justin Bieber and Katy Perry notching up four nominations apiece while Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey and newcomers Carly Rae Jepsen and fun., pick up three nominations each.

Rihanna and Swift will both compete for the best female and best pop titles, and will also vie against other well-known trend-setters in the brand new best look category.

The fresh nod aims to highlight the most "unique and eye-catching personal styles" emanating from the music world.

Rihanna is also up for best song and best video for We Found Love and will try to win the evening's biggest fans nod.

Swift secured nominations for best live and best world stage awards.

After his wins last year for best male and best pop, Bieber could repeat the feat this year in the same categories while he also landed nominations for best world stage and biggest fans.

Two-time EMA host Perry will battle for best female, best pop, best video for Wide Awake and biggest fans.

Also, reflecting a resurgence in electronic music, MTV is reintroducing the best electronic category to honor the biggest names in that genre.

Other notable EMA nominees include Jay Z and Kanye West, who are each up for three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards.

MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters closer to the event.

And for the second year in a row, MTV is inviting fans everywhere to have a say in which artist deserves the biggest fans award. Since August 30, viewers have been voting for their favorite EMA artists from a pool of 20 acts; their votes have helped narrow down the field to the five official nominees.

Also returning this year is the worldwide act category, which celebrates the range and breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by showcasing incredible artists from all parts of the world. Fans will be able to vote for an artist/group from their respective territory starting Sept. 17.

The 19th annual MTV EMA will broadcast live from Frankfurt’s Festhalle on MTV channels around the world at 9 p.m. central European time. 

Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift and PSY, Oh My!: Music Video Roundup - Neon Tommy

Each week, writer Mara Hyman takes a look at the buzzworthy short films coming from the music video universe.

“Gangnam Style” by PSY

With over 180 million hits and almost 2 million “Likes” on YouTube, “Gangnam Style” has become a mega hit! While it premiered on July 15th, the song and video are still going strong and continue to receive millions of views. Compared by many to LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” “Gangnam Style” has a very catchy beat, and while it is mostly in Korean, it has achieved extreme popularity and has been parodied in several other YouTube videos all over the world. The video itself is very funny, driven primarily by PSY’s moves as we see him on a tennis court, a boat, a party bus, on the street, in a sauna, and more. PSY describes his signature dance move as riding on an invisible horse, as we see him in a horse stable towards the beginning of the video. 

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift

As Taylor Swift’s newest single in about a year, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” first hit YouTube on August 31 and has already received over 22 million hits. The song is certainly a shift from her “Teardrops On My Guitar” days with a much stronger pop sound and less country influence. From hand-knitted walls in Taylor’s room to a band of woodland creatures jamming out to the chorus, the music video has a fun, quirky vibe. The sarcastic but carefree lyrics of the song fit the video very well, which was all done in a single take and shows Taylor in an array of different scenes dancing with her band and friends. Overall, the song shows a side of Taylor that we haven’t quite seen â€" perhaps it is a snippet of what her upcoming album will sound like in late October?

“Anything Could Happen” by Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding’s newest single, “Anything Could Happen,” has a very futuristic vibe with echoing sounds and a slow, steady beat. The video strays a bit from the British singer’s style as it has a lot more shock value. Goulding is surrounded by crashing waves on the beach and futuristic, silver balls that float all around her. She appears very angelic and almost ghostly in the video, as the man portrayed is killed and she proceeds to drip in blood as well. Is this video too creepy or is it an interesting visual motif of elements of her past?

“Sorry” by Ciara

Ciara is back!  Her latest single, “Sorry,” shows a much more vulnerable and soft-spoken side of the singer with a slow beat and strong R&B vocals. The video uses shadows and dark hues to mirror the emotions of the song, accompanied by several black and white images of Ciara and the leading man in the video. It appears like much of the video was shot at sunset as the sun streams through at eye-level reflecting onto Ciara dancing outside. What are your thoughts on the video? Are you excited to see more of Ciara and her upcoming album?

What you think of the following songs?  Are there other recent music videos that stand out to you?

Reach Mara Hyman here.

NHL Lockout Soundtrack: Taylor Swift vs. Bettman and Fehr; 'The Hockey Song ... - Yahoo! Sports (blog)

The 2012 NHL Lockout has forced hockey fans to vent their frustrations in a variety of ways â€" some more creative than others. The NHL Lockout Soundtrack is an occasional feature on Puck Daddy that collects the songs of our despair.

One of the first musical reactions to the NHL work stoppage was the Jason Mraz-inspired "The Lockout Song", and its whimsical video and cynical anti-merchandise stance turned it into a viral hit.

But isn't Jason Mraz a little too upbeat and quixotic for the soul-crushing experience that is the NHL Lockout? Don't we need musical inspiration that's more relevant to the situation, such as something derived from the bitter shattered heart of gullible love?

In other words: Don't we need a Taylor Swift song parody for this breakup, ya'll?

Whether you think we do or not … here it is, via QX 104 in Winnipeg and singer Vicki Shae:

This is based on Miss Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," a.k.a. Rick Nash's ring-back tone for Scott Howson during the summer.

Coming up, fun with Stompin' Tom Connors, an extraterrestrial effort from a Philadelphia Flyers fan and the "Punch Out" inspired song we hope you've already heard (but if not, stay tuned).

Meanwhile, in LMFAO land ...

That's The Royal Half and Indiana Matt doing it again. Girl, look at those profits!

While it's not exactly sexy and probably knows it, "The Hockey Song" by Stompin' Tom Connors is the puck anthem heard in barns around North America (along with being the single most hated tune in musical history for our podcasting partner Jeff Marek).

Naturally, fans were going to find a way to turn the "it's hockey night tonight!" standard into a lockout protest song, beginning with YouHaveTwoWeeks.com supporter C. Edward Brunanski.

Now here's Puck Daddy reader Sean Hallaren with his lockout-centric take on "The Hockey Song":

The lyrics:

Hello out there, we're off the air, no hockey night tonight
Tension grows, there's labor woes, eight years we've seen this twice
The league it sucks, and the players suck, and the fans all go insane
Someone roars "quick, before we lose a whole season again!"

Oh, the good old hockey game locked the players out again
And the fans they live in pain with no good old hockey game

The players fight and Bettman might remake 2005
If they can't agree I must decree I don't think I will survive
Revenue and dollars and quite frankly I don't care
Someone drop the puck before I pull out all my hair

Oh, the good old hockey game locked the players out again
And the fans they live in pain with no good old hockey game

Oh take me to the box office where I'll return my seats
I'm tired of all the fighting between the rich and the elites
Can't we all just get along, can someone please give up?
I don't think I can go a year without seeing the Stanley Cup

Oh, the good old hockey game locked the players out again
And the fans they live in pain with no good old hockey game

Our next entry is ... uh ... pretty unique. Unless you consider music videos about hockey-obsessed aliens invading a suburban house and lamenting the potential loss of the Flyers' season to be commonplace.

Forsberg shirsy sighting!

The song is "This Will Be Our Year" by the Zombies. It's the same old story: Greedy billionaires fighting greedy millionaires, and it's the always Greys who end up losing.

Finally …

We hope you caught our boys Bloge Salming and Down Goes Brown with their latest effort for The Score, but just in case you missed it: "Mike Tyson's Punch Out", LL Cool J and Gary Bettman. It's got chuckles.

If you have a lockout song, or know of one we should check out, hit us as puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com.