Really Liking this one right now
Of course she was going to be on the list
Great song by one of my all time favorites and probably the most under rated band ever
you know you like it…
The Grammies were last night, I didn’t watch it because I have much better things to do with my time ….. and I’ve got absolutly nothing going on ….. I spent part of the time shredding old mail, and another portion cleaning my belly button. This says something about the grammies award show (not nessicarly the award). Honestly I think i’ve seen lady gaga be an attention whore and Justin Bieber prancing around somewhere before …..OH YEA ….. every god damn time i turn on, look at, or even get near any sort of media device…… I can’t get away from it ….. the best tweet i saw all night on the grammies was “if Lady Gaga REALLY wants to suprise everyone, why doesn’t she just show up in a normal outfit? Everyone would just die”
I did however look at some pictures on TMZ this morning and thats pretty much the same thing as being there so i will endevor to break it down for you.
First things first my golden child of the music business La Roux WON A GRAMMY for best dance album of the year. Everyone knows about my La Roux obsession so as expected I was happy about this. CONGRATULATIONs it was well deserved.
This girl here is like the anti-Kelly Osbourne ……errrrr…..wait that IS KELLY OSBOURNE are you freaking kidding me…..I bet I could have given you a million guesses and you would have never guessed this was Kelly Osbourne WTF happened she looks like she strolled over to the gig from her sorority house at USC. She does look good here no doubt but I have mixed feelings.
Ummmm do those jeans have a rubber nipple in the back that you hook your vacuum to and suck all the air out to vacuum seal them to your legs and balls….Like those space saver travel bags….I know you’ve fully come out and all but that still doesn’t justify this….
Is that he-man wearing a red wig and a dress? P.S. you’re at the Grammies would it kill your hipster ass to crack a smile or at least not look like some one just told you to take out the trash, or wash the dishes…..
I see the traditional use of massive amounts of cocaine (most likely along with some potent psychedelics) is still alive and well in the music business. Some things are sacred.
where to even begin….I almost had to skip this one b/c her outfit is giving me vertigo….Seventy year Italian women working the make-up counter at Sears in New Jersey think that’s tacky. What can you expected from some one with a fake ass (literally). Here’s a rule of thumb if you’re going to suck, at least suck being yourself ….we already have Lady Gaga…and before that we had Madonna (the only one of the three that made good music, which is a problem since theoretically they are all 3 musicians). Nicki Minaj is clearly something that was put together by some MBA‘s in a board room by people trying to create “what americans want”. This my friends is their best effort…..and they wonder why they can’t make any money any more….. here is a hint ONE THING THAT WE WANT OUT OF OUR MUSICIANS IS THAT THEY MAKE MUSIC THAT IS GOOD (see la roux above) AND THAT ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN IN A BOARD ROOM OR VIA A VIDEO CONFERENCE. SO GET OFF YOUR ASS AND GO FIND SOME TALENT and, and this part is very important BY TALENT I MEAN MUSICAL TALENT NOT PORN POTENTIAL TALENT NOT SOMEONE YOU SAW ON A STRIPPER POLE THAT YOU FIGURED WILL SLAP SOME ASS IMPLANTS ON HER AND WE GOT A HIT……..if I want porn i’ll go watch porn, and the people that feel about fashion the way I feel about porn, when they want fashion they can go look at fashion BUT when we are looking for MUSIC from MUSICIAN what we are looking for is …. wait for it …. GOOD MUSIC … I know there has been some musicians that have become style icons etc. but people forget the ones that have done it were really good musicians first (madonna, david bowie to name a few) who just happen to have the other things along with it BUT YOU CAN’T SKIP THE MUSIC PART…..alright enough with that.
hmmmm new rule puffy shoulders don’t really work if you’re under 4’10″, you’re getting dangrously close to the hedgehog look.
You’re probably asking right now why not the hate for snooki like for Nicki Minaj? Because Snooki and all the Jersey Shore kids are who they are they’re not trying to be something they’re not. They’re were not trying to synthetically appeal to what people who have never been any where but Manhattan and LA think “americans want” they are how they are and they do what they do love it or hate it. I think that’s why the show was shocking to some people and why it has worked in part….take note music business we want people who are who they are regardless of what that is (see la roux above).
Since they made you leave your pistols in the green room you probably should have left your holster there too, and typically it is worn under your jacket. I just say that because I appreciate the attempt to at a very respectful, appropriate, and classy outfit but you TOTALLY fucked it up by wearing that OSHA safety harness over it. It’s just an awards show my friend I don’t think you have to be tied off for this one……..
This one was in the section “cute couples” but to capture the cute couple here they should have made the shot:
Oh and when did Steve Buscemi get married to J-Lo …. I guess that’s why he hasn’t made any movies in a while… If I was married to J-Lo I’d be prrrrrettttty busy myself…. might not see me around too often either.
how short do you have to be to make Paul Wall look tall….that dude must be a gnome….
Ponch put out a new album this year?
You and your bubby’s went through all the trouble to get all dressed up in expensive slick suits and roll out like a wanna be brat pack (or the guys from Swingers) and you go and screw it all up by not shaving……this is important the sound you hear in the back ground is your 15 minutes ticking down and then all you will have is the memories, memories you F#$%ed up by not shaving……
There you have it an all access inside pass to the Grammies. Now it’s like you were actually there also. So until we meet again I bid you adieu.
Skrillex remixes La Roux’s “in for the kill” this is ridiculous the part from about 4:10 to the end of the track is mind-blowing, how he uses the vocal distortion.
I’m not obsessed or any thing….
this is pretty good you have to admit. She is very talented.
insomnia is making me “weird” I need to sleepy sleepy………………………………
Lets try this again we had some difficulties yesterday
Atmospheric …. I promise I’ll be writing more actually blogs soon but I’m kind of Busy right now … so you’ll get this … and LIKE IT.
originally by “I blame CoCo” This is a remix by La Roux, I think Elly did the remix by herself (obviously not her singing ofc) she added the sort of Caribbean sounding music to it. La Roux is my golden child of the music business ATM.
Sounds a lot like sting singing doesn’t it …. this chick… is stings daughter (i blame Coco). She sounds a lot …. I mean like A LOT like … like it got weird a lot like, her dad …. not that’s there’s anything wrong with that…. still good tune. Lol Annie Mac says she has a really unique voice …. ummm no it’s the same voice as sting.
This one was Samantha Ronson (don’t ask) song of the day like a year and a half ago I’ve been rocking it ever since.
This is a GREAT song I’m amazed by how good it is every time I listen to it. I wonder why it never got more run. I could listen to this track over and over..
These are pretty awesome by a group called Aston
**Note: This post is about music, I know nothing about music and Can’t (not don’t) understand it at all as far a making it my brain just doesn’t work that way (like some people don’t get math). I am however a big fan of listening to music so please be aware that all my opinions on music are from that perspective and if you try to look at it from a musician perspective it probably won’t make sense will make even less sense than my post usually do**
One morning this spring I was doing my usual morning ritual involving VH1 and I saw a video come on by a band called “La Roux”, sounds french right, and I was like great more Euro-trash. I looked away as I started putting on my shoes an I look up again and I see a video with a unique and not unpleasant aesthetic making me feel as though I’d been sucked in to Mondrian’s brain or something like that. Then I saw the singer (Elly Jackson) and I was like “…ummmm is that a chick or a dude?!?!?” after watching for a few seconds I satisfied myself that it was a chick, I finished putting on my shoes and then I went on with my life. Two (ish) days later the scene was the same and this video came on again, I was like oh it’s that crazy video (crazy that someone would take the time to actually creat an abstract aesthetic for a video as opposed to soft core porn) I watched the whole thing and was like …. it’s not a bad song. By lunch time I was singing the part that goes “tick, tick, tick, tick on the…..” over and over in my head. I did a quick google search and I’ve been a fan ever since.
They have several songs that are very good, and they seem to have more of their stuff remixed than almost anyone out there. This leads me to my next point I think La Roux’s music is good, especially in comparison to the horrible and soulless Disneyesque music that permeates the air waves now. BUT what I really like what I think is really specially is Elly Jackson’s voice.
Not so much in bulletproof, but in lots of their other stuff. **WARNING** This next part is going to make you think I’m crazy and may sound like blasphemy to some of you, but once I heard some of the stuff that features her singing more prominently the place my mind went was to Al Green, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin or James Brown. obviously she sounds nothing at all like any of these people and certainly isn’t on their level (yet), but my mind went there because these are the GREAT singers I have always listened to who’s voices where not only singing the lyrics but were like and instrument of their own. Their singing is powerful, emotive, and gets under your skin effecting you emotionally in a way that I’m usually only effected by the music in a song. I think Elly Jackson’s voice has this power and for that reason is special. It’s like when you see James Brown on stage he’s like a sweating mess who’s just absolutely losing his mind and you know he is giving you 100% of what he’s got pouring his soul into it. Despite Ms. Jackson’s very controlled and low-key appearance when you hear her belt out some of these songs you feel that she is truly giving you everything she’s got, pouring her soul into it. On some level this all out passion is what great music is all about. This is why their music has been remixed so much, the remixes usually use her singing because it is great. Here are a few other examples:
Ten years from now no one will give a shit who Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry or Justin Bieber are, But if she keeps herself healthy physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually people will still know and care who Elly Jackson is. In addition to that when I hear her interviewed she seems to be a class act which is very refreshing compared to what pop culture has been giving us lately, essentially a ten-year deluge of skanks. Oh and it doesn’t hurt that she’s got the whole british accent thing going on. When I, and I think many Americans, hear someone talking in a british accent its kind of like when those guys charm the snakes out of baskets …. I’m entranced.
and part two
Not even sure what she’s talking about half the time (arcenic chewing gum?), but I still love it.
So what do you think, feel free to leave comments.