On Wednesday, the man who wrote the “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” song was reported dead. Rose Leroux of Ormand Beach, Florida claimed that her late husband Paul van Velkenberg wrote the famous tune under the name Paul Vance in his obituary. There’s just one problem – Paul Vance is an otherwise-established songwriter from the 50s and 60s (think Johnny Mathis) who is still very much alive. In fact, he’s so alive he even protested when his horses were withdrawn from a race due to his death, and was able to answer the phone when his grandchildren called to ask if he had died. Impressive, no?
I love live performances. If I have seen a performer live AND have their music on a CD I’m in heaven. If I have CDs of a favorite singer and haven’t seen them live, I search on the internet for their concert dates. And sometimes I just fall into the right situation.
Best Female music video: Lady Gaga won for Bad Romance. Beating out the likes of big name artists like Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Ke$ha. She had to thank the little monsters, the gays for remaking her video, and the soldiers coming home. Best of all her costume was fairly normal, rather than bizarre, and it’s nice to see that she doesn’t always have to dress out there.
Also being released on November is the anticipated and unnamed debut album of Season 8 Idol winner, Kris Allen. Kris’s album is slated for November 17, and features the single “Live Like We’re Dying.” Though this single was released in early October, it has yet to receive wide spread air play in the New York metropolitan area. Reguardless, Kris’s smooth, soothing voice should deliver something fresh and promising.
Now that you have some tips to making a great set-list, here are some classic, yet unique band cover you may not have considered for your wedding reception.
For example, Coke doesn’t run a commercial of a soda rep standing in front of the camera giving a 30-second detail on the features and benefits of Coke. Coke shows 28 seconds of someone famous, something that makes you feel good, or something that makes you laugh, and then shows two seconds of the Coke logo. Why? Because Coke understands the importance of the pain/pleasure principle. Coke links their product to that same emotional state by flashing their product on the screen when the viewer is at the peak of that feeling.
Everyone knows about the moment Marilyn Monroe sang Happy Birthday to the President of the United States, but what about the dress? A sparkly number by Jean Louis, it’s hard to see in photos and on videos but it is absolutely one of the most iconic dresses ever.
Aside from “Youth,” Foxes also released a just-for-fun music video for her song “Beauty Queen” earlier in the year. Those on the hunt for more solo Foxes music should check that one out.