Band-Aid 30 “Do They Know It’s Christmas”

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 10.43.12 AM

Let's just get this over with. A new version of the classic "Do They Know It's Christmas?" hit the airwaves over the weekend, featuring – sigh – One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding... do I have to go on? Olly Muirs. Bastille. Bono. Again. Groan. The lyrics are "Heal the woooooooooorld" this time, instead of "Feed the wooooooorld" ... See the Rest

Mashup OTD: The Greatest American Jedi

Video thumbnail for youtube video Mashup OTD: The Greatest American Jedi - World of Wonder

After the theme from Angie, which we've discussed here, the theme from The Greatest American Hero (ABC 1981-83) is probably the greatest theme song of all time. Joyous, triumphant, euphoric  – it's the kind of perfect pop confection that could only have been written in the post-disco era. Every time you hear it, you smile. Pairing it with Star ... See the Rest

The Best of Rosie Perez on Soul Train

Video thumbnail for youtube video The Best of Rosie Perez on Soul Train - World of Wonder

To celebrate Rosie Perez joining the ladies of The View, let's take a fond look back at her mid-'80s stint as a Soul Train dancer. Such exuberance! Rosie nails all the big dances of the day: The Alf, the Hammer, the Roger Rabbit... you haven't lived until you've seen Truffle Shuffle down the Soul Train Line. (via Lady Bunny) ... See the Rest

Vice Remembers Downtown Documentarian Nelson Sullivan

Screen shot 2014-07-08 at 2.28.51 PM

Fascinating article about wowlebrity and '80s nightlife documentarian Nelson Sullivan in Vice: Twenty-five years ago this month, on July 4, 1989, video artist Nelson Sullivan suddenly died of a heart attack, leaving behind almost 1,200 hours of footage of the now iconic and heavily romanticized Downtown New York scene. Ranging from performances by ... See the Rest

To Do in Toronto: Check Out John Simone’s “Legends of NY Nitelife” Photo Retrospective

Screen shot 2014-06-25 at 11.14.16 AM

Nightlife photographer John Simone, who took so many legendary clubkid photos for Project X  magazine back in the day, has launched a major retrospective entitled "Legends of NY Nitelife" at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. It runs through the 29th and if you're in the area you SIMPLY MUST GO. The show features images of celebrities ... See the Rest

Better Now: Mick Jagger and David Bowie “Dancing in the Streets” Video – Without the Music

Video thumbnail for youtube video Better Now: Mick Jagger and David Bowie "Dancing in the Streets" Video – Without the Music - World of Wonder

It was probably the worst song of both their careers, and the most embarrassing video of the decade. But when you take the music out of Mick Jagger and David Bowie's "Dancing in the Streets" video, it suddenly becomes completely engaging. Just two dorks spazzing out for no reason. ... Watch Now

You Must Hear This: Chance the Rapper Covers “Arthur’s Theme”

Video thumbnail for youtube video You Must Hear This: Chance the Rapper Covers "Arthur's Theme" - World of Wonder

When I first heard that Chance the Rapper sang a rendition of "Arthur's theme" at the Sasquatch! Music Festival in Portland, I got all misty-eyed and thought of the great Christopher Cross songs of my youth – "Think of Laura," "Sailing," "Ride Like the Wind" and whatnot– I was a bit of a wussy, you know. Loved that stuff. Listened to it and cried ... See the Rest

Boy George Sings “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” on Jimmy Kimmel

Video thumbnail for youtube video Boy George Sings "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" on Jimmy Kimmel - World of Wonder

Boy George sang a raspy, bluesy, reggae-tinged version of his classic hit on Jimmy Kimmel Live the other night. And, yes, it's sweetly nostalgic to hear him sing the old songs again – even if it DOES take awhile to get going – but I post this mostly because I'm pretty sure he's wearing that $8,500 Dolce & Gabbana needlepoint jacket that I've ... See the Rest