The Artist: Lady Gaga
The Song: "Til It Happens To You"
The Video Link:
Where you heard it first: It was the most moving performance at Sunday's Oscars, even if it didn't win the prize for Best Original Song. Surrounded by survivors of sexual assault, Lady Gaga poured her heart and soul onto that piano.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: It's a good song on it's own. But the message it gives (which was wonderfully presented before the performance by Vice President Joe Biden), is even more important.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: It's not a song I hear on the radio. If you haven't heard it yet, you definitely should.
Follow along with us here tonight to see how our predictions stack up against the Academy's picks.
Pop star Ke$ha speaks out about her court case. We all stand behind her. #FREEKESHA
Let’s go back to: The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013)
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: With the Oscars airing this weekend, it seems fitting to throwback to two of my favorite moments in recent years that just happened to take place in the same broadcast: 2013's Academy Awards. Hosted by Family Guy's Seth McFarlane, I was skeptical about the show to begin with, but I'm a huge fan of the Academy Awards. I had actually seen most of the movies that year and I was excited to see who would be awarded with the highest honors in Hollywood. That year, however, turned out to be an interesting one when Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence tripped and fall on her beautiful Christian Dior Haute Couture gown while getting up to accept her award. It just showed the world that nobody is perfect and even Oscar winners can't handle themselves with the grace and poise that we think they can. That year also marked the return of the Oscar-worthy musical with Les Miserables earning eight nominations and three wins that night.Perhaps most-talked-about among the Broadway fandom that night was the way Broadway cutie Aaron Tveit OWNED that stage of Hollywood actors when performing "One Day More" with the rest of the cast. If you're just not sure about these moments that I'm talking about, take a look below at the amazingness.
Where can you find it now? Be sure to catch this year's broadcast of the 88th Annual Academy Awards this Sunday (February 28th) at 8:00 PM on ABC.
-- Kelly Lee
The Artist: Fall Out Boy
The Song: "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)"
Where you heard it first: Last night during the Wonderful World of Disney tribute to Disneyland's Diamond Celebration, Fall Out Boy did an exciting performance to the song that they covered on the cover album We Love Disney that also includes covers by Ne-Yo, Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Rascal Flatts, and Jessie J.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: Every time I hear Fall Out Boy again, I remember how much I actually love them. First of all, their music brings me back to my awesome college days at Santa Clara University with my lovely co-host and it also reminds me of some of the greatest concerts I've ever been to. Now that Fall Out Boy is back on the scene, it makes me even more excited to see what this awesome band will come up with next. It's hard for their music to not get stuck in your head, to be honest. Anyone else remember what an earworm "Sugar We're Going Down" was?
Why you recommend it to our listeners: If you're a Disney nerd like I am, you'll want to give this album a listen and if you're a Fall Out Boy fan, you're definitely going to want to listen to this song. They perfectly blend their sound with this classic Disney song and it's amazing.
The world says goodbye to the author of the American classic To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Let’s go back to: February 23rd, 2014. That was the day A Little Nerd Music was born.
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: It's been a crazy adventure as this little podcast has evolved from two friends geeking out in front of microphones to a full fledged website with original content, projects like the Ship Bracket that allow us to interact with all you wonderful people, and more and more podcast episodes. These past two years have been so exciting for the two of us. We've got lots of exciting things planned for 2016, and we hope you'll stick with us to enjoy the ride.
Where can you find it now? As always, you can find us here at alnmpodcast.com as well as on iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
When you get a surprise like your co-host coming to visit you on a holiday weekend, it's hard to concentrate on putting Fandom Friday up on your website in a timely manner. That being said, I bring you what was supposed to be Fandom Friday with a few tweaks to add in news that broke this weekend. Christina and I both hope you had a wonderful three-day weekend and a very happy Valentine's Day! We definitely had a blast spending the weekend geeking out together!
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming.....
A new installment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, will be published this summer and set to be released on Harry’s birthday: July 31st
The Band: Aerosmith and NSYNC featuring Britney Spears, Mary J Blige, and Nelly with an introduction by Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, and Chris Rock
The Performance: Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show
The YouTube Links:
Where you heard it first: I watched this half time show live while watching the Super Bowl that year. I made sure to stay parked on the couch because this was during the height of my NSYNC obsession.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: I was shocked to hear my co-host didn't remember this performance. Basically I'm posting this to make her watch it.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: The music, the hair, and the fashion are so on trend for that year. It's a joy to watch. And still no one knows why Britney is wearing socks on her arms.
Let’s go back to: This Twitter exchange
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: Exactly two years ago today, Christina tweeted me about having a fandom podcast....and the rest, as they say, is history.
Where can you find it now? Two years down the road, Christina and I just recorded our 35th episode, attended two CHOC Walks, experienced Comic-Con, and started this lovely website. We have had so many episodes we're proud of, the lost episodes that we hope no one ever hears, and so much more coming for you guys in the next few months. You can download us on iTunes, like us on Facebook, and continue to be the amazing fans and listeners that you are. Here's to many more years of ALNM!
-- Kelly Lee