Has anyone heard the new Katy B/Jessie Ware collaboration "Aaliyah"? Thoughts? It's strange, hypnotic.
Actually, Katy B's entire Danger EP is pretty great. Anyone listening?
There's nothing like going into a music store and finding something you've been looking for for ages.
I'm studying in a coffee shop/record store in my college town, and took a break to flip through the racks. Though I didn't find Sunny Day Real Estate on vinyl, or Fleetwood Mac's Tusk on an original pressing, I did find this CD, which was only released in the Chicago area:
Except that I got the super-rare repressing without the 'split ep' tag at the bottom and with some different track listings. I don't think I can express how excited I am for this purchase - I don't care if the CD ends up totally blowing or whatever, this is one of the holy grail of emo-pop collectors, and I fucking have it now. In its rarest form.
I posted it few months back and now seeing it some year-end lists reminds me how good it is (and of Emili Sande too):
Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough?
This is gorgeous, I had not idea about it. The interesting thing is that it is not the music (unexpected in the genre) but the layered, dreamy vocals which are indeed hypnotic and it gets more mesmerizing in the last minute. The lyrics and of course the title reminded me of something totally unrelated: Jolene by Dolly Parton!
So Tamar Braxton has a #1 itunes single thanks to Lady Gaga but seriously this song is better than anything Toni has released in 8 years.
Britney's US #1s 3 & Hold It Against Me missed the T5 in the UK, but currently Scream and Shout is #2 on the UK iTunes. The same songs were #10 & #31 in France, but S&S hit #5 in France.
Perhaps it'll be a comeback of sorts for her internationally?
Ang Lee - The only 2x Bafta/DGA/Oscar-Winning Director!
Meryl on Oscars: Y’see these little babies? These are my best f***ing friends
and they never let me down. Try to get ‘em away from me and I’ll eat you alive.
You can do it, Naomi! You're...
ONLY 10 EASY STEPS AWAY FROM OSCAR!
1.) Bankrupt small, independent distributor via massive Oscar campaign. Failing that, proceed to...
2.) Cash in King Kong residual checks to pay for FYC advertisements from Kinko's.
3.) To avoid getting sent straight to VOD, attach entire film as a "trailer" to another film people actually want to see. And then...
4.) Try to do it Lahti-style and win Academy Award for Best Short Film.
5.) Avoid telling a story that everyone already knows by adding exciting details and/or gratuitous editing.
6. Carefully and patiently weather the wrath of film critics/the royal family/the tabloids/Diana-maniacs for trying to add said details. (Good luck!)
7. Find all of the boxes with "August: Osage County" screeners and slip in self-made cam bootleg from premiere screening at Lowes...the hardware store.
(Not Loews, the movie theater -- too expensive!)
8. Trick octogenarian Oscar voters into thinking that you are, in fact, a real princess. (Hey, it worked on Eva Marie Saint!)
9. On Oscar night, have camera crews come to Nicole's house, Joan Crawford-style, so you can win and keep your day job.
Oh my dear. My friend bought me Diamond Rings' "Free Dimensional" for Christmas, and I'm in total love. "I'm Just Me" is pop perfection.
Well at least he knows this was and should have been a flop single.
Will Oscar have Riva Fever?
Love and War is now #15 on iTunes. Big Fall after being #1 for a few days.
Top 3 is, in order: Locked Out Of Heaven, I Knew You Were Trouble and Ho Hey. The Lumineers are getting a nice boost after the Grammy Nominations Concert.
As if it mattered whether the song is another one of will.i.am.'s flop single or not. A shit song is a shit song is a shit song. Just goes to show how deaf Britney's fans are and the fact that they have such shitty taste, supporting a shit single that does nothing other than highlight how shitty Britney sounds.
Okay, enough shit for now
The Beautiful and Talented Godgend Señor El Diablo Blanchitto
Returning to Hollywood with a Vengeance in 2013