“I moved to California when I was twelve and I got a video camera and made little movies because I didn’t have any friends yet. I would force my sister to make these movies with me -
which became my YouTube channel.” -Dylan O'Brien
It’s been nearly 15 years since this iconic song was released, and seeing as though it’s gonna be May soon, why not throw back. “It’s Gonna Be Me” was NSYNC’s first #1 single, and is perhaps one of their more popular songs. It sits at the strange and often blurry border between the late 90s and early 2000s in music style and fashion, and aside from giving us the iconic meme, it is also a good reminder of how guys should not style their hair.
I have a terrible migraine… I’ve been sleeping trying to kill the skull demons…
and… it’s Thursday so I’m throwing back. This cloudy headed fellow is from an old clip of mine, Sketchy Friends Dance. It was a real turning point for me creatively; crazy characters taken straight from my sketchbooks, no narrative, and loops synced to music. http://vimeo.com/3051056
At the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, Imagine Dragons paid tribute to the late Ben E. King with a tearful yet powerful rendition of his influential “Stand By Me.”
King’s original is wistful, soulful, and mournful; Imagine Dragons do an exceptionally strong job at paying their respect. Dan Reynolds’ voice leans more on the powerful side, but he’s still able to capture the melancholic longing that is emblematic of the song. Imagine Dragons adds a little modern bravado to the ballad, even moving taylorswift to sing along in the audience. The vocals, the atmosphere, and the mellifluous guitar solo call our soulful King to memory.
And although Dan promises to “not shed a tear,” some audience members in fact do.