Who’s Your State’s Favorite Band?

A new map, assembled by music technology blog Music Machinery, aims to answer that question, showing the most distinctive top-100 artist for each state in the U.S.

 

A new map aims to show each state's favorite musical artist using listening data. (Image source: Music Machinery)

 

A blog post announcing the map explained how it was composed.

“For this study, I sampled the listening preferences of about a quarter million listeners that have a zip code associated with their account. I aggregated these listeners into regions (state, regional and all-US),” it said. “To compare regions I look at the top-N most popular artists in each region and look for artists that have a substantial change in rank between the two regions.”

“These artists are the artists that define the taste for the region,” the blog post concluded.

 

How accurate is this? Let us know!

‘Glee’s’ 100th Episode Song List Revealed

Fox has announced the setlist for “Glee’s” 100th episode.

 

 

 

 

Music in the two-part episode was voted on by fans, who were asked to pick 10 of the show’s 30 most beloved performances to be remixed and featured on the series’ landmark episode.

Set to air March 18 and 25 at 8 p.m., the 100th episode will center on Jane Lynch’s principal Sue Sylvester, who after years of disdain for the New Directions and Matthew Morrison’s Will Schuester, finally succeeds in ending the glee club in Lima. Many original castmembers — Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike), Mark Salling (Puck), Dancing With the Stars winner Amber Riley (Mercedes), Dianna Agron (Quinn!!!) as well as Kristin Chenoweth (April!!!) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Holly Holliday!!!) — will return to say their final goodbyes to Will and each other in an episode that is said to be very moving.

To honor the milestone, Columbia Records will release Glee: “The Music Celebrating 100 Episodes,” which will include brand-new versions of Glee favorites from the original cast — including Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Pink’s “Raise Your Glass” and the original song “Loser Like Me.” The album will drop March 25.

Check out the 100th “Glee” tracklist below:

1. “Keep Holding On”* featuring Mark Salling (Puck)

2. “Valerie”* featuring Naya Rivera (Santana) and Morris (Brittany)

3. “Defying Gravity”* featuring Lea Michele(Rachel), Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Riley (Mercedes)

4. “Raise Your Glass”* featuring Morrison (Will) and Chenoweth (April)

5. “Toxic”* featuring Rivera (Santana), Morris (Brittany) and Agron (Quinn)

6. “Happy” featuring Paltrow (Holly), Chenoweth (April), Morrison (Will), Darren Criss(Blaine) and Riley (Mercedes)

7. “Party All the Time” featuring Paltrow (Holly)

8. “Total Eclipse of the Heart”* featuring Morrison (Will) and Chenoweth (April)

9. “Loser Like Me”* featuring Criss (Blaine), Kevin McHale (Artie), Chord Overstreet(Sam) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina)

10. “Be Okay” featuring Michele (Rachel) and Rivera (Santana)

11. “I Am Changing” featuring Riley (Mercedes) and Colfer (Kurt)

12. “Just Give Me a Reason” featuring Agron (Quinn) and Salling (Puck)

13. “Don’t Stop Believin’”* featuring Michele (Rachel), Criss (Blaine), Colfer (Kurt), Morrison (Will), McHale (Artie) and Ushkowitz (Tina)

* Season-five version

“Glee” returns from its midseason hiatus Feb. 25 in its new night and time on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox. Stay tuned to Billboard.com for more Glee news from Monday’s 100th episode celebration.

  • This article originally appeared in THR.com.

Donate, Dinner, Gaga

Lady Gaga is offering a fantastic prize to help raise funds for her Born This Way Foundation. 

 

Here are the details:

Lady Gaga is doing something she has never done before to raise money for her incredible Born This Way Foundation! She has put together a special gift for one of her amazing fans. 
 
She’s offering the chance for one of you and a friend to be flown from wherever you are in the world to her hometown, New York City, where you will receive VIP tickets to one of her sold out Roseland Ballroom shows.
 
And get this – you will join Gaga and her family for a meal at their restaurant, Joanne Trattoria!
 
 
YES! SIGN ME UP! :)
 
 

 

You can donate here to such a great organization. And it you win: Can I be your “Plus 1?”

Click here to enter!

 

Thank you, Lady Gaga!

Which came first: The Egg or the Taco?

Taco Bell Is Starting A Breakfast Menu And It Includes The Legendary Waffle Taco

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live More With Breakfast!

This is a waffle taco.

This is the waffle taco. Served with scrambled eggs, choice of sausage or bacon, and a side of syrup.

 

It comes with either sausage or bacon and you can cover it in syrup. Look at it.

 

The target demographic is young males. Think they will find this appealing?

 

It's part of the Taco Bell breakfast menu that's currently being offered at more than 5,500 Taco Bells all over the country.

The waffle taco — and the rest of the Taco Bell breakfast menu — was originally only a myth , whispered about on dark parts of the internet, but now it is a reality.

Also on the menu is a breakfast burrito, Cinnabon® Delights™, hash browns...

 

AND…. introducing the A.M. Crunchwrap….

...and a thing called the A.M. Crunchwrap.

 

 

Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27. Live Mas Desayuno. [...and have a good BM before 10 am....]

DVR ALL THE THINGS!

So last night there was so much to DVR…

I HAD TO DVR ALL THE THINGS!

 

Closing Olympic Ceremonies. Downton Abbey. The Walking Dead.

 

I got up this morning to watch a bit of the Sochi Olympic Ceremonies. I got to see awesome stuff like this…

 

 

Russia poking fun at themselves. Loved it. And then my DVR quit. No more space was left on the DVR. 

 

I quickly went to The Walking Dead and Downton Abbey and found they were okay. Whew!

 

I don’t know what to do with my DVR. I want to watch all the recordings, hence, why I recorded them! Help! What do you do?!?! Give me some advice!

93 Things Your Cat Thinks About On The Average Day

I think this is always true. Always. 

 

 

1. “I should run into this other room really fast!”

2. “This kale backlash is getting old. Just eat healthier, guys.”

3. “The internet is tearing us apart, but it’s also bringing us closer together.”

4. “I’m gonna go nap.”

5. “Do you think the debt ceiling will ever get lowered?”

6. “I’m glad I have such a nice support system of friendship in my life.”

7. “Sometimes I wonder why old people love ‘Two and a Half Men’ so much.”

8. “THE VIEW FROM ON TOP OF THE FRIDGE IS INSPIRING.”

9. “I’m gonna go nap.”

10. “Are we supposed to be gardening more?”

11. “What?”

12. “What would happen if all the McDonald’s in the world disappeared?”

13. “This string is amazing. Think I could eat it?”

14. “Everyone should get a hug at least once a day for better mental health.”

15. “Cleaning my butt with my tongue is super normal.”

16. “Do I hear rain?”

17. “Can’t believe this jingle ball comes from the actual devil, and it’s up to me to kill it.”

18. “Humans should have a regular nap time.”

19. “Baked goods seem to make the world go round.”

20. “Who?”

21. “Almost everything is better than sliced bread.”

22. “Do you remember why I ran in here so fast?”

23. “I love pooping in this box! Hell, I love pooping in any box!”

24. “Reality TV is great escapism for the masses.”

25. “Where does water come from?”

26. “I just really hope the glass ceiling gets broken soon because it’s driving me up a wall.”

27. “Also, I’m teaching myself how to climb walls, coincidentally.”

28. “How do subway conductors get to work?”

29. “I’m gonna go nap.”

30. “Every piece of furniture is my favorite scratching post!”

31. “Remember ‘Will & Grace?’”

32. “Does anyone actually want an Edible Arrangement?”

33. “Was I just doing something?”

34. “I wish I could hang out inside the refrigerator all day long, honestly.”

35. “I’m gonna go nap.”

36. “The ocean doesn’t have weather underwater, right?”

37. “Weird how we’re all ok with circuses.”

38. “Huh?”

39. “You sure eat a lot of chips on the weekend.”

40. “I’m gonna go nap.”

41. “Maybe I should change my fur style soon, just to shake things up.”

42. “Was that rain I just heard?”

43. “Why don’t people text back immediately?”

44. “Ugh, forgot why I ran in here so fast.”

45. “The bathtub must be a magical portal!”

46. “I’m gonna go nap.”

47. “Love at first sight probably exists, but we all pass so many people that who knows who it is.”

48. “When does Barbara Walters retire?”

49. “It’s nice that planets have moons.”

50. “THE VACUUM IS THE DEVIL.”

51. “I’m gonna go nap.”

52. “Everyone should compromise more.”

53. “I’m not here to make friends.”

54. “WHY IS THERE A FORCEFIELD PREVENTING ME FROM GOING OUTSIDE?”

55. “OH BECAUSE IT’S TERRIBLE OUT THERE.”

56. “Whoever invented math must’ve been pretty bored.”

57. “Why?”

58. “The ‘unsubscribe’ button on the bottom of emails should be easier to find.”

59. “Good thing I never get tired of the same food every day.”

60. “I’m gonna go nap.”

61. “My butt is my best feature.”

62. “I wish the people in infomercials had more confidence in themselves.”

63. “Time to knock a bunch of things off some shelves. Ha, can’t believe I almost forgot to do that all the time today.”

64. “I think I heard rain.”

65. “I would probably cry over spilled milk.”

66. “When?”

67. “Does using antibacterial hand gels help or hurt in the long run?”

68. “How hard is it to get a meow-nuscript published?”

69. “DID SOMEONE JUST KNOCK AT THE DOOR.”

70. “I’m gonna go nap.”

71. “Pretty amazing how aliens totally exist but only in this one corner of the house.”

72. “Idle hands are the cat’s playthings. Don’t dangle them if you don’t want me to bite!”

73. “When was the last time I bought a CD?”

74. “Remember when Rachel got off the plane?!”

75. “I’m gonna go nap.”

76. “You should really take your trash out more.”

77. “Why did I come in here again?”

78. “I think I heard rain outside.”

79. “I love having fake dead animals strewn about my house for me to play with!”

80. “I wouldn’t say everybody loved Raymond.”

81. “How?”

82. “LET ME SEE THE OUTSIDE.”

83. “OH GOD NEVERMIND IT’S WEIRD OUT THERE.”

84. “I heard the crinkling of plastic, AM I GETTING A TREAT IF NOT CAN I GET A TREAT NOW?”

85. “Weird how this TV box has so many friends just trapped in there for me to play with.”

86. “I’m gonna go nap.”

87. “Trash is the BEST toy.”

88. “Rain?”

89. “Getting litter all over the house is such a hard job, but I’m glad I’m here to do it!”

90. “I only keep my extra favorite things behind the couch. Would you mind getting them for me? Because my paws are super not long enough.”

91. “I should practice smizing more.”

92. “Professional sports ball players get paid way too much, but there’s no way I could do what they do. I couldn’t do what a teacher does, either though.”

93. “I’m gonna go nap.”

 

See the whole Buzzfeed article here.

 AAND… Here’s our cat loving some ham!

 

One last GIF….

 

Don’t get mad, bro. Last one, I promise…

 

Sigh. This is the last one.

Mother Monster on The Tonight Show

Lady Gaga visited the second show for The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. This was her first television appearance in 2014. She sang her album title song, #ARTPOP.

She’s so fantastic and a true talent! She can sing live while walking down the stairs covered in fog. A-mah-zing!

 

 

PS…. we got a record player for Christmas and I totes want her #ARTPOP vinyl. Please.