Singer Jane Lui joined a couple friends Michael T. on bass and Jonathan Batiste on piano to take you through the “History Of Lyrics That Aren’t Lyrics”. All the las, dums, and dees come together for this unique tribute. It’s really heard to explain this without listening to it. Listen to this medley of 26 songs spread over 49 years. Here’s the songs the trio sings and plays to:
1964 Manfred Man – Do Wah Diddy
1967 Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
1968 Beatles – Hey Jude
1969 Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer
1969 Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour
1969 Steam – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
1971 Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly
1972 Elton John – Crocodile Rock
1973 Billy Joel – Piano Man
1973 Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
1983 Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
1983 Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Something
1993 Seal – Kiss From A Rose
1997 Hanson – MMMBop
1997 Third Eye Blind – Semi Charmed Life
1998 Will Smith – Getting Jiggy With It
1999 Blink 182 – All the small things
1999 Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)
2001 Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out of My Head
2002 Jack Johnson – Bubble Toes
2002 Eminem – Without Me
2004 Gwen Stefani – Rich Girl
2004 O-Zone – Dragostea din tei
2008 PINK – So What?
For more musical fun, also watch The History of R&B by Paul Kim x David So
History Of Lyrics That Aren’t Lyrics with Jane Lui
Singer Tommy C released his latest single “Miserable”. The breakup song has a vengeful tone as he sings about their broken relationship. Although the girl may want to come back, he’s already moved on to another girl. Clearly, he wants nothing to do with the past relationship that made him miserable. Tommy C offers a clear message on the track. You can download the song FREE here and here. Also look for Tommy to drop his C mixtape some time in 2012.
Listen to more Tommy C: First Aid, Sweetheart, Rise to the Top, Wedding Dress Remix, and Perfect Two Remix.
Miserable lyrics video by Tommy C (contains explicit lyrics)
During the 2011 ISA SF Bay Area concert, channelAPA.com had a chance to chop it up with YouTuber Ryan Higa. He’s got over 4 million Youtube subscribers, but is exploring options outside of YouTube as well. One route he’s looking at is TV. On the October 1, 2011, Ryan Higa will be the guest star on the “DJ Elephant Head: A Ninja Without Dreams” episode of Supah Ninjas on Nickelodeon. He’ll be playing the sleep-inducing DJ Elephant Head looking to steal a diamond, while the main cast will to learn a new type of martial arts for the big finale. Watch some of the behind the scenes footage. (Also on the same day, he’s one of the hosts for the 2011 ISA LA festival. So you can see him live if you’re in the Los Angeles area.)
Behind the scenes with Ryan Higa in Supah Ninjas
Ryan Higa as DJ Elephant Head on Supah Ninjas (full episode)
Ending fight sequence with DJ Elephant Head: Fighting to the Beat
With online films like Agents of Secret Stuff and songs like Shed a Tear & Nice Guys, the young video star is looking beyond youtube. He’s now officially part of International Secret Agents (ISA) and just started YTF, which is comprised of Ryan Higa, Kevin Wu (aka Kevjumba), Chester See, Victor Kim, D-Trix, JR Aquino and Andrew Garcia. YTF is kicking off next week with a concert in Hawaii with their main objective to inspire people to help them believe that dreams can come true.
Ryan Higa talks to channelAPA on Supah Ninjas, YouTube, ISA, YTF, and more
If you’re in Hawaii, you can join Ryan and the rest of the YTF crew on October 9, 2011. get tickets here.
We’ve been seeing the Asian American Fisher Price commercial for Kid-Tough See Yourself Camera airing on TV. It features the kids from an Asian American family playing with the the digital camera taking still photos and videos, even adding effect to the photos. There’s also a swivel lens on it to take pictures of yourself. Since kids are prone to be rough with their toy, the camera is built tough to withstand drops on the floor and down the stairs.
Creating a “self-portrait” is a whole lot easier when you can see yourself! So this camera is designed to take the guesswork out of picture-taking, whether it’s you or a friend, stills or video. The rotating lens swivels from front to back so even preschool photographers can see just what they’re shooting. Download stampers and special effects to add to the fun!
You can get this camera here.
Kid-Tough See Yourself Camera: Asian American Fisher Price commercial
Remember young singer Maria Aragon, who was discovered by Lady Gaga earlier this year? Capitalizing on her new found fame, she was in an HTC commercial a few months back. She’s also got a record deal out in the Philippines under Star Records and recently dropped a 7 track album: Here’s the tracklisting:
1. Born This Way
2. You’re My home
3. I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing
4. Follow Your Dream
5. Can’t Smile Without You
6. Kung Bubuksan Mo Lang Ang Puso
7. One Hope One Dream
The song that propelled her into the limelight is on the album. With the single, she’s also got a music video for the Lady Gaga song. In her version of “Born this Way”, she offers fun black and white animated visuals with a message of world unity.
Born this Way music video by Maria Aragon
Members of Quest Crew (Steve Terada x Ryan Feng x Ryan “Ryanimay” Conferido) get together for a unique dance video. The three head to a remote area to showcase some of their moves. As they strut their stuff, we get unusual camera angles including helmet/head cams. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to do one of their moves, check out the video.
Also check out more Quest Crew members in these music videos: Sexy and I Know It, Party Rock Anthem, I Wanna Rock, Might As Well Step Forward, Dance Like Michael Jackson, and Outta Control.
Horizon with Quest Crew