- A DRUM PRODIGY AND A SAD PICTURE OF BILLY CORGAN
• Answering the question on everybody's minds with a resounding "HELL YES," Pharrell Williams doubled down on his insane Grammy hat by rocking another oversize headpiece during his performance of "Happy" at Sunday night's Academy Awards.
• Another silver lining of the long and boring 2014 Academy Awards broadcast: the multifaceted humiliation of U2, who took the stage for a stripped-down and still overwrought tribute to Nelson Mandela before the Oscar orchestra played the band offstage with "Old Time Rock and Roll" (burn!) and the Oscar voters gave the award that might've gone to U2 to the power ballad from Disney's Frozen.
• On Friday, Billy Corgan graced the universe by live-streaming more than eight hours of his ambient-jam-session interpretation of Hermann Hesse's 1922 novel Siddhartha. We almost fell asleep just typing that.
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