March 19, 2010
If you are ever having a rough day, just turn to Russian Edward Hill Caramelldansen for a little pick me up. One of our team members here did everyone the disservice (or was it a blessing?) of passing along this little clip.
At first, you can’t help but wonder “What in the heck is this cheesy mess of a song?” It sounds ridiculous and awful, but give it 2 or 3 plays. Before you know it, you are humming and singing this lyric-less nightmare at work, in the car, at home, it’s haunting! I haven’t seen a song with this kind of relentless ability to stick in your head since “She’s like the wind” by Patrick Swayze. Tell me you aren’t a fan! That song has been known to follow people home as well.
The thing is, as bad as the song is, I want a day where I can share a fraction of Edward’s happiness. I love my life, but holy moly, this is one jolly dude. He’s got a permanent you-know-what eating grin that can’t help but rub off on you. Give it a shot. It’s sweeping the nation. You’ll be so happy and so mad at the same time. Imagine how happy this guy would be if his song actually had lyrics! All I can say about this brown-hued mess of a video from 1976 is “WOW.” Russia, congrats! You’ve got yourself an icon.
December 10, 2009
I consider myself quite the sports fan, especially for a girl, so you can imagine my excitement when I was offered an internship at one of the coolest companies for sports fanatics. Within my first 2 weeks of being here I got a chance to see some of the new products we were going to be rolling out. As I mentioned my love for sports, another love of mine is music. When the Fathead was unrolled and the ‘greatest rapper alive’ was looking me in the face, I just about let out one of those high pitched screams, much like a 12 year old Jo-Bros fan. I’ve been waiting and waiting, telling all my friends that something big was coming, and the day has finally come. Lil Wayne is officially a new arrival to the Fathead music line.
Can you guess what I asked Santa to bring me for Christmas?
December 9, 2009
Rock and Roll superstar, Kid Rock, is the first musician to kick off the Fathead music category. Fathead, known for always going Real Big, has produced NINE eye-catching images for loyal fans! The Kid Rock Collection by Fathead® is the first-ever individual collection of Fathead images, in a variety of Fathead styles and sizes, from huge portrait/murals and life-size likenesses to the more space friendly but just as cool, Fathead Jr. sized Kid Rock. Also featured on are the logos of Kid Rock’s apparel label, Made in Detroit in the Real.Big. format.
Fathead partnered with the Detroit hometown hero because the multi-faceted musician spans a number of musical styles; from rock to country and from blues to hip-hop. Rock is deeply respected across music genres by fellow artists and musicians alike and adored by fans around the world. The Kid Rock Collection captures the personae and complexities of the man and musician – big, bold and unflinching.
“Selecting Kid Rock to launch our music category with his own collection of images was a natural choice for us”, said Patrick McInnis, CEO of Fathead. “He has always represented Detroit passionately, both on the music front and by giving back to the community. Yet, he’s also a globally recognized super-star, so there is no one better suited than Kid Rock to kick off this Fathead first for us.”
November 20, 2009
Fathead and sister company Quicken Loans are elated to be celebrating and supporting Motown’s accomplishments over the past 50 years. This weekend as Berry Gordy and the rest of the Motown family return to the Motown’s birthplace of Detroit for two nights of parties celebrating the legendary record company’s 50th anniversary to benefit the Motown Historical Museum. Fathead has gone BIG for the weekend’s events and has produced the classic images of the many talented groups and individuals that captured our hearts and ears for years for fans to adorn and take pictures with while attending the events. The celebration takes place tonight at the Roostertail nightclub on the Detroit River — the scene of many a Motown performance and party during the 1960s and early ’70s — for a private alumni reception.
On Saturday, the museum hosts a Motown 50 Golden Gala fundraiser, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Kid Rock are slated to perform for an expected crowd of 500 at the ballroom in the GM Renaissance Center’s Marriott hotel. Comedian Sinbad hosts, with special honors given to early Motowners Smokey Robinson, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Janie Bradford and Raynoma Singleton.