Jim Carrey Gives Commencement Speech

Over the holiday weekend, Jim Carrey delivered this incredibly insightful commencement speech at the Maharishi University of Management in Iowa. He’s an avid meditator so it makes a lot of sense that the school would invite him to their stage, considering how the school encourages their students to practice meditation like the Maharishi himself.

It’s not often we get to see Jim being so earnest and emotional for any significant length of time. Jim still manages to slip a few great jokes in this speech but it’s remarkable to see him focusing more on the keys to his success and saying things like, “You could fail at what you don’t love, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”

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JOHN MAYER – XO (BEYONCE COVER)

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Apparently John is as much of a fan of this Beyonce song as I am. He sung it live last month when he performed in Australia and now we have his studio recording of it. The Dream wrote this song and I can just imagine how satisfied he feels hearing this amazing interpretation and how well his song swerves styles.

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MJ & JT – Love Never Felt So Good

This is the lead single from MJ’s upcoming posthumous album XSCAPE. Love Never Felt So Good was originally recorded in 1983 with Paul Anka and it’s got so many of the elements we’ve always loved about Michael’s music. The song has those classic raw vocals, rich instrumentation, uplifting vibe– now with updated drums and the sound quality we’d expect from anything being released in 2014. Justin adding his flair to it doesn’t hurt either.

XSCAPE features some of Michael’s strongest unreleased songs, contemporized by producers LA Reid, Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, John McClain and Jerome “Jroc” Harmon. The Deluxe Edition includes each of the original recordings as left by Michael Jackson as well as the additional elements. XSCAPE is out now!

Rae Morris – Do You Even Know?

I love what Rae had to say about this video:

“I wanted people to be able to feel the discomfort and awkwardness of feeling misunderstood. I wanted people to see me as a mannequin shining on the outside but with the inside well hidden. The end of the video is my favourite part.

My figure, the static character, begins turning and spiralling out of control through a form of stop frame animation. At the end, the spiralling stops and I’m no longer in the chains of the statuesque stillness from before, but moving more freely and dancing.

To me, that symbolises an acceptance and shy confidence knowing that it doesn’t really matter if people know you or not…”

Her EP called ‘Do You Even Know?’ is going to be released on May 5th.

56th GRAMMY Awards Wrap Up Show



Every year the recording academy has the unenviable challenge of curating the biggest night in music. Imagine being responsible for that. I imagine coming to terms with the reality that no matter who is nominated and who wins there will always be critics who disagree with how it goes. Should Kendrick Lamar have won Rap Album of the Year instead of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis? The fact is, even Macklemore himself thought Kendrick should have won that award according to the text he sent Kendrick after the show. Does that mean The Heist wasn’t also an incredible album deserving of high praise? Of course not.

Like I said, I don’t envy the job of choosing who wins those Grammy awards. The job I had this year was backstage giving you guys access to all the action behind the scenes and hosting this wrap up show. I also had my chat (below) with Pharrell Williams. Pharrell had more people talking about his hat than the fact that he won numerous awards which is another example of how critics will always find something adverse to say. How Pharrell chose to respond in this interview is what makes him a winner.

Magic Giant – Glass Heart



Isn’t it so amazing when friends find their lane? That’s what this song represents for me because the lead singer of this new band Magic Giant is my friend Austin Bis. He’s had his fair share of experimentation before coming up with this so it’s especially exciting to hear how Glass Heart is such a refreshing slice of alternative folk.

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Download it here.