Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
This Japanese born song bird has been around since about 95 and is pretty popular in her native country. She's put out several albums including Kittenish Love and Absolute Ego, but isn't very well known here in the states. I happened to come across her when checking out DJ Krush's "Tragicomic". She's the little one in the red ridiculous dress laying down the vocals. After hearing her on that and severely digging her contribution to the song I decided to see what else she was capable of. A good move on my part.
Although I can't understand anything she's singing about on her Japanese songs (she's done some songs in English including a cover of "Creep" by Radiohead) her sound is pretty intense. It grabs something in you and makes you listen. Well it did for me. I don't know if it's her voice or the melody in the background played over the beat, but I can not get enough of "Shinsei Romanticist" off of her Material album. Such a good "sex" song. Not what you'd normally think of when challenged to check out Japanese music/JPop. Her early songs are pretty urban with a R&B sound. She even put out an album called Lady Soul in the late 90's, and once upon a time could be seen sporting a Lauren Hill type hair do.
Her music style has changed since and is now more New Age/Electronica but still good all the same. It does take a minute to warm up to, but if you like good music it's worth a shot. I wish she had more exposure here in the states, but for now until I get back to Chinatown my only source for Aco's music is clips from her website and Youtube.
Personally I can't be attracted to any male really if there isn't a shred of facial hair. Zac Efrons face bothers the hell out of me. It's too...fake looking. Not saying he had work done, but it looks like someone made him in a lab. Mannequine-esque. It's so overly Hollywood looking it sickens me. And seriously... what is up with dudes hair...why? I've never seen HSM-nor do I care to.. I'm not 12-, but I will gladly take Shia Labeouf over this guy anyday. They're pretty much the same age, but there's sex appeal in Shia. He's masculine. There it is!! Shia is masculine...point blank. Zero masculinity is emitted from Mr. Efron. Plus he looks like he spends more time grooming himself than the average female..which brings me to Pattison.
I'll be the first to admit that yes.. I too was attracted to his character Edward in Twilight...always wanting to rescue Bella...so cute. Zac may be overdone, but Pattison can't always pull off that "All I need is a T-shirt, jeans, a run of my fingers through my hair, and I'll be hot." look all the time. There have been occasions where he's looked more like "T-shirt-check, Jeans-Check, Shower/Deodorant...shit I forgot!" ...and yet we still like him?? It's Nasty. He also looks like he has really bad breath to me.. just saying. His advantage over Mr. Efrons tho is the same as Shia's. There's a "macho-ness" about him despite how awkward and unclean he may look at times. Plus there are moments when he lets that 5'oclock shadow grow in!! Yummy! Sorry sweeties... real men have facial hair.
Both guys are pretty cute in their own right-Zac in a more strangely feminine way for me-, and seem to be winning the hearts of tweens everywhere. Do I see them making this years Peoples SMA list... don't think so. At least I hope not. ...PS Am I the only one who thinks the Jonas Brothers are just an updated, dark haired version of Hansen??
<----A Man's Man... so close Pattison..so close
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Caroline is the "Mother Hen". She's so damn cute! She's got such great values and morals. It's nice to see that on TV again knowing it wasn't written into a script. If I could choose my mom it would SO be her. Someone would have to make me Italian, but I would gladly go all Michael Jackson for such a supportive, loving, SUPER cooking mother. I know you read my comment to your Bravo blog Caroline. I don't live that far from you. I promise to come over, eat my fill, and take my butt back to Trenton...promise. Open door policy... you said it.
I've been waiting for Shanna to release a cd since she first Friend Requested me on Myspace almost, if not two years ago. It was love at first listen, tho I can't remember the name of the first song I actually heard by her. She rotates through a lot on her page. I do know it was enough to peak my interest-which is pretty hard to do. The one that I always go back to is "Obvious". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE7wbzFbHbw
I love this song!!! LOVE IT! So well written and sung beautifully. This girl can blow!, let me tell you. Here's my one gripe however...I prefer her R&B version of the song, but it seems she's gravitating towards a more Pop-Country sound by her revised version. I have to admit I worry about her taking her music to this genre. I understand if she wants to grab the tweens and teens, but we've already got a Britney and Jessica. Why try to put out a sound so currently Jessica Simpson-esque knowing that her music currently is going nowhere???
She also has a song called "Love and Misery"- that I've deemed my theme song- that's so hot I really feel it's got chart topping potential...if left the way it is (not the way it is on her Atlantic Records page. A much better version was on her Myspace). It's got that Christina Aguliera "Fighter" edge with "in your face" lyrics. So up my alley! If you love A7X like I do you've already heard her laying down back up vocals on "Dear God". She's definitely worth checking out. If you too become a super fan you can purchase her latest "Waking Up to Love" on iTunes. Support her people. With the right guidance she's going to be huge..HUGE!
Ugh... Friday and the rest of this past weekend was all one giant moving day. Now... when I first moved into my apartment I didn't have much so my initial "moving experience" wasn't so bad. Can't say the same for my second time around. It was horrible! I see now why people hire movers. No longer will I deem them lazy asses who can't handle a little lifting. I was on my feet for four days straight between packing up items at my apt, and putting them away at my boyfriends apt. I slept a total of only about 20 hours for those four days, and felt like the walking dead by Monday, but the task is done. We are now a year and two months into dating, and are officially playing house. They say moving in together before marriage isn't the best idea. Apparently the sex dies down and you spend less time together..which I find strange. Why by the cow when you can get the milk for free right?? Well this cow isn't looking to be bought so soon. Wish us luck tho.. I do love this guy.