No it’s true. It may be the name of the song, but clearly the director and stylists took some inspiration from the title of the song (“Looking Hot“), because Gwen is SMOKIN’ in their new music vid!
This is the group’s follow up single to “Settle Down” off of their sixth studio album Push and Shove, released earlier this year. The first single had mediocre success, and for good reason. The single was on the weak side, and 100% on the safe side, and did nothing to showcase the album. But I have higher hopes for this new single, ’cause I dig what’s going on in almost every corner.
The song itself has a more classic No Doubt feel: a good beat, a great hook, a little reggae breakdown, and a whole lot of Gwen and the boys doing their thing. The video taps into old Western Americana, showing Gwen as the (bleach blonde) Native American Princess in distress in a classic kids game. But is this just an innocent game of cowboys and indians?
Another nonsensical group of hateful Americans reared their ugly head this past week causing over 200 schools to pull out of a great cause.
Mix It Up Lunch Day was started by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non profit organization fighting bigotry. Known for fighting and exposing hate groups, the SPLC came up with Mix It Up as a way to break down social barriers in school. The day encourages students to talk to and associate with kids and groups they wouldn’t normally socialize with. We all know from experience how clique students and kids alike can be, and the group promotes this day in the hopes of decreasing bullying in the long run, and promoting tolerance.
The American Family Association (these group’s names just infuriate me) have emailed families and schools alike, begging parents to keep their kids home from school on October 30th, the day of Mix It Up, saying that the day promotes homosexual lifestyle, a blatant and twisted lie.
So one of our readers “Troy”, wrote a comment on my Torrontes article, asking if there was a chance I could write a little pairing article about Thanksgiving dinner. Since that time has arrived (for Canada), I’ve done just that.
Turkey’s a funny little meat to pair with. Even those of us (*ahem* me), that cook perfect juicy turkey’s still end up with the slightly dry consistency that IS Turkey. So the key here is to pair something with low acidity. Tannins are the sensation that your mouth has when drinking what we consider a very “dry” wine; the higher the tannins, the more your mouth feels like it’s been sucking on a teabag. Considering the level of dryness in a turkey as is, you want to pair something with relatively LOW acidity, something that wets your mouth.
Depending on your level of sweetness you can do a couple of different things. If you don’t mind something with a little honey to it, a Gewurztraminer is delicious with Turkey. As you most likely have some sweet cranberry sauce, pairing with a wine with a touch of sweetness will be no detriment to your dining experience. The Sage winery of BC actually puts out a kick ass Gewurztraminer that is infused with Sage, as in the spice. It’s totally different and not for everyone, and at a price point of the upper 20′s only available at specialty wine stores it might be taking a risk but those that love it, LOVE IT.. For something a little more classic, the German Valckenberg, Alsacian Pfaffenheim, and a variety of BC (Cedar Creek, Gray Monk, See Ya Later) can all be used. For a dryer white experience go with a Chardonnay, and don’t tell me your not a Chardonnay drinker. Most people who don’t like Chardonnay don’t like OAKED Chardonnay. For those that do like big buttery oaked Chard’s, BC’s Thornhaven and Noble Ridge (specialty stores), will do the trick. The more expensive and unoaked Joie from BC is drool worthy melony grapefruit deliciousness. And for those on a budget, Jacob’s Creek from Australia or Cono Sur products from Chile will do the trick. If you don’t know if it’s oaked or unoaked, read the back.
I have to premise this by saying I am a huge Beyoncé cheerleader and no party at Donovan’s is the same without my personal rendition of “Dance For You” (fan and all). But I think I just fell in love with the other sister.
Now I haven’t followed her career closely, but know that commercial success has somewhat eluded the shadow she may or may not have allegedly lived in (how’s the for PC?). I do know that Donovan wrote about a single she released that was made with Chromeo. This is where my knowledge of Solange remains, until, that is, tonight.
Thanks to the magic of the internugget, I find that she’s soon releasing her third studio album under an independent label that is new to her. And it seems at first glance, that it is really working for her.
This new single is “Losing You“, and everything comes together in a magical and original fashion for Solange’s sound and image. I feel like she hit the nail on the head. This organic and urban Velvet Rope/”Doo Wop” Lauryn Hill-style 60′s inspired video combined with a vaguely late 80′s early 90′s sound is screwing with my head in the best way possible. And good for her for doing something out of the box. She could have kept pounding the pavement with the Knowles family pop legacy or found a label that is clearly making sense for her.
This song has been on repeat all night and is on my iPod for tomorrow morning. A big win for Solange.
Can you play Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” using your armpit? Can you “Gangnam Style” better than all your friends? Can you play a guitar using your feet? If you’ve got talent and you want people to marvel at it, this post is up your alley. Starting tonight, Oasis (one of our favorite spots in Vancouver) is holding a weekly talent competition, “Davie’s Got Talent“. Not only will you get your fifteen minutes in the spotlight, but you might also walk away with some cash in your wallet. $200 to be exact.
Hosted by drag superstar Joan-E, each week will host a bevy of celebrity judges. For the inaugural show tonight, they have Real Housewives of Vancouver star Reiko Mackenzie and two of our own cast members, Tommy D and Nic on the judging panel. FIERCE. The festivities start at 8:30 pm every Thursday. Even if you don’t have any talent, drop by Oasis to check out those who do. All interested performers, send in your info to email@example.com. May the force be with you.
Since the 64th annual Emmys air on ABC tomorrow, we thought it was the perfect time to share our predictions on who’ll walk away with the coveted statues. Will reigning shows like Modern Family and Mad Men continue their winning streaks, or will new upstarts like Girls and Homeland crash the party? For the first time, none of the big four broadcast networks has a series among the nominees for drama series. In fact, only two nominees in the comedy category air on a major network. It’s all about cable these days. Without further ado, check out all our predictions below. Which Homorazzi.com writer do you think will get the most correct? Sound off in our comments section with your thoughts.
Donovan: Mad Men
Patrick: Game of Thrones
Adam: Breaking Bad
Tyrell: Downton Abbey
Matt: Game of Thrones
Nic: Game of Thrones
Last week, another episode of Homorazzi aired on OUTtv and in case you missed it, it’s now available for you to watch online below.
In had been a month since our last episode so there was lots to catch up on in each of our lives, from summer pride fun to moving nightmares. In terms of gossip and music, we discuss Prince Harry‘s nude scandal, Carly Rae Jepsen‘s new album, the “Gangnam Style” phenomenon, and more. You’ll even learn which panel member found themselves almost naked during a recent drinking game a few weekends ago… You’ll have to watch to find out who that was.
There wasn’t much going on in the way of movies, but definitely lots to talk about in television with so many new shows premiering this fall. We also each talked about a “gay” indulgence we kept secret when we were younger. Overall, there’s lots of fun banter in this one and many different view points on the topics. Enjoy!
Every once in a while I dig through my library and find a few gems that get me completely hooked all over again. The true testament of a great song is feeling like I’m listening to it and falling in love with it all over again after a bit of a break. So I give you a few gems that I can’t get sick of that I just plum forgot and never wrote about. Here y’ar!
So I’m not giving you the official video because although they sound fantastic live obviously, the video itself is a live recording, and the studio version gives you a few nuances I love that the live version does not. Also I don’t want you to see the lead singer. I want you to listen to this fantastic down south bluesey song, and then go look up the band. I’ll tell you this. The entire Alabama Shakes album Boys and Girls is some great music for really a plethora of different activities, and for those of you that need some deep southern soul in their lives, I highly recommend it.