Here is a good example of why white girls, alcohol, and freestyle rapping most definitely do not mix. MADR (Mothers Against Drunk Rapping) present their new PSA: “Retard Face: Why Alcohol and Rapping Don’t Mix”. It’s pretty funny to begin with, but then it goes to a whole new level. It’s actually a good example of how in our own mind, you are better at things when you’re drunk. Like singing or dancing…or in this case…rapping.
It’s like what Ke$ha would be like as a mother (God forbid she breeds).
“MADR has worked tirelessly through outreach and education to prevent further trauma to well-intentioned drunk white people who try and “ghetto it up” when, really, they just don’t know any better.”
How appropriate that the new Zack Snyder film about owls has its title soundtrack single sung by Owl City. To The Sky debuted on YouTube and Owl City’s official site yesterday. The song was first released on September 1st and has created hundreds of Owl City fans. Everyone remembers how Fireflies took flight last year and became the song everyone loved to hate or secretly loved.
To The Sky has been said to be perfect lead off for the film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. Critics are raving that it has the perfect blend of synth pop and melodies to compliment a soundtrack to a film such as this. The video depicts singer Adam Young writing and recording the track while having the film play on in the background. In the end, Adam Young is transformed into an owl.
Let me preface this by stating first, that I classify myself as a casual Scissor Sisters fan. While I love a couple of their songs to death, I am nowhere near a hardcore fan like some people I know. I probably couldn’t name more than five songs to save my life. But after watching them live, consider me a convert of the church of the Sisters. Four words come to mind when describing the night, PHE·NOM·E·NAL. Seriously, it was amazeballs. One of the BEST.CONCERTS.EVER. It’s like going to a movie when you know nothing about the plot. Then walking out the theater, amazed at how genius the film was. The concert experience was exactly that.
My friend Joel (hardcore fan) and myself showed up to the concert to meet up with Stephen, Rich and our friends Craig and David. We all arrived in time to see one of their opening acts take the stage. DJ Sammy Jo, their tour DJ, did a great job of keeping the crowd upbeat despite the less-than-stellar weather. The concert took place at the Malkin Bowl, an outdoor venue in Stanley Park, which is normally a great intimate venue, when the sun IS shining. NOT so hot when it’s raining. Since it was general admission, we staked our claim on a great spot, counting the seconds til Jake Shears and Ana Matronic strutted their stuff on stage.
The sun may be shining, but the air is cooler. I dunno about you, but I only have my windows and doors open half the time now. I consider taking a light jacket or hoodie when I leave the house. And I don’t think I’ve worn shorts for a couple of weeks. Fall has fallen upon us.
As soon as the seasons shift, so does my choice of music. Traditionally, cooler weather brings strong bouts of Roisin Murphy’s “Ruby Blue” album, or a marathon of The Smith’s Greatest Hits. Although these are in circulation in my world right now, I’ve found a small playlist I’ve made is helping me remember a busy, sweaty summer, and getting me amped for for the changing leaves.
Before she wore dresses made out of slabs of meat or high fashion couture, The Gaga shopped at her local Abercrombie & Fitch store. We all knew she loved the gays, but no one knew exactly how much she supported the mos, until now. Everyone knows, A&F is the official couturier of middle aged 45-year-old gay men trying to recapture their youth. All kidding aside, she looks absolutely cute dressing like a your average teen. Loving the Chuck Taylor Converse kicks too.
The senior picture from Gaga’s senior year (2003) is one of many exclusive pics from Maureen Callahan’s biography on Lady Gaga née Stefani Germanotta . “Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga“, which is available now, is filled with exclusive details and anecdotes from Gaga’s life before she became a Fame Monster. Who knew this chick would give the world “Bad Romance“?
Kelly Rowland unveiled her new music video for “Rose Colored Glasses” today on Vevo. The video was shot in 3D (groan, so over 3D) and directed by fashion photographer Rankin whose previous credits include Kelis (Acapella) and Nelly Furtado (Say It Right). It features Kelly dealing with the pain of being a bad relationship, while set to vivid colors and stunning shots of Miss Rowland in the midst of flowing colorful streamers. You go girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl.
The Ester Dean-penned track is Rowland’s third attempt at trying to get a successful lead single from her upcoming third album. The long-awaited album is still untitled and without a release date. Hopefully that track will give Kelly some much needed buzz. Though the song is a bit more mellow than “Commander“, critics have responded well to it due to the emotion behind the lyrics and Kelly’s vocals.
“The inspiration behind the song is just my real life,… It’s just so nice to express that emotion and get it all out there because everyone out there, I’m sure you guys can relate to the pain of feeling like a complete idiot when everybody’s laughing at you when you’re getting played by the person in your life at the time. And you just need to take off your rose colored glasses.”
Last year Lady Gaga performed “Bad Romance” for the Upper East Siders of “Gossip Girl“, this year another hot solo singer is dropping by. Site favorite, Robyn, is making a surprise visit for Blair Waldorf’s upcoming birthday bash. Lucky girl. How do I get Robyn to show up at my next birthday celebration?
The Swedish superstar tweeted a photo from set yesterday. Hopefully her performance on the hit show will be what she needs to break into the US mainstream market. A huge favorite amongst the gays and hipsters, Robyn is nowhere near the sensation she is in her native Sweden. C’mon America, show her some love. At the very least, maybe this guest spot will promote her from commercial break segue act to full-fledged performer at next year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Many of Robyn’s fans took to the web to express their disappointment that her “Dancing On My Own” performance was disrupted for a Verizon commercial.
This past weekend, I had the opportunity of sitting down with amazing choreographers, Paul Becker and Jeff Dimitriou while on the set of Elise Estrada‘s new music video for her hit single, “You’re So Hollywood”. The two of them worked together on the music video, but also worked together on the upcoming Zack Snyder’s 100 million dollar feature film, Sucker Punch, and they continue to work on the new CW series, Hellcats.
You may recognize Paul Becker as an occasional judge on So You Think You Can Dance Canada as a choreographer and guest judge. He also was choreographer for The Wicker Man, The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, Talk to Me, The Jonas Brothers tour, Diary of a Whimpy Kid, and much more.