Sheryl Crow has a new album coming out in February called "Detours" and she recently performed this track on Ellen's Really Big Show tv special. It's pretty hot. She sounds like she's gone back to her old rocker girl sound. The way she approaches the verses reminds of All I Wanna Do. Check it out.
Monday, November 19, 2007
The sublime Leona Lewis is the winner of the third season of UK talent search "X-Factor" (think American Idol, Simon Cowell produces X-Factor as well).
Her debut album "Spirit" has entered the UK album charts at #1, beating out the Spice Girls Greatest Hits album, and it has also received the honor of becoming the biggest selling debut album in UK history.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
It has been a while since I posted last, but I have been busy getting my other blog up to par.
This exciting news is reason enough to get on with things again. Idina Menzel's new studio album "I Stand" will be released in January 2008, and this video takes you through a quick glipse of Idina's career up until this point.
The album was produced and co-written by Glen Ballard, the genius who helped to bring us Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill, the first single from the album "Brave" is currently available to buy on i-tunes, and Idina is currently getting Oscar buzz for the song "A Hero Comes Home" which she performed for the end credits of the new Angelina Jolie film Beowulf.
Friday, November 02, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
The girls recently shot the video for the upcoming single Headlines and the song will be premiering on UK radio tomorrow. The cover of the album features a glittering Spice logo created in gems by jeweller David Morris. Each colored jewel is intended to represent one of the five girls.
Monday, October 15, 2007
It has been just over a week since my last post, I was enjoying an absolutely incredible week in New York City. Now, I'm back and before I get to posting about my trip, I have this very fun post to add first. It's not too much longer until we all see the arrival of Kylie's new album "X". The 13 track album will be released November 26th. For now however, we have the music video for Kylie's first single from the album "2 Hearts". I must say she looks amazing. Hope you all enjoy it.
Friday, October 05, 2007
A few of the Spice Girl dates for the reunion tour have already gone on sale and sold out in seconds, but this boy is still waiting for the Toronto date to be released and go on sale. In the meantime, I have news via this video of Geri on British chat show GMTV that the Girls have recorded a new single for their greatest hits collection entitled "Headlines". The Greatest Hits album will be released November 12th, with the single being released November 19th. Watch the video above to hear it from the horses mouth.
Wow, here is the trailer for Tim Burton's film version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and I have to say that it looks amazing. I was a bit worried but now I really am counting down the days to see it. They indeed kept the music within.
"How's about a shave?"
It opens Christmas Day.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
In this clip Idina premiere's the song "I Stand" and giggles about her microphone falling apart. Another amazing song, I can't wait to hear the album. The clip kinda goes on for a bit after they thank her for stopping by so you can just stop it after that. Idina is also appearing in the new Disney film Enchanted with Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden and Susan Sarandon opening in theatres November 21st.
I was going back and forth in my head as to whether I should add the full video's for these posts or just the song elements, but I've decided to go with the full enchilada. This is for you Idina Menzel/Broadway fans. Idina Menzel is planning on releasing her (as yet untitled) third solo album come January 2008, and she recently stopped by Whoopi Goldberg's morning radio show "Wake Up With Whoopi" for and interview and to premiere two new songs written for the album. In this clip she discusses working with Glen Ballard on the album and performs the song "Brave". It's lovely, check it out.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
My friend Lincoln Trudeau, actor, comedian, all-around-good-guy, has recently begun filming some of his very funny observations on life, in little snippets called Broken Linc. As he places them up on youtube I've decided to place them on my blog, just because I find him amusing and I want to share. So, here's his first "fragment". Watch and enjoy.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
I've just planned my trip to New York, and one of the shows I am most excited about seeing is Spring Awakening. The music for this show is completely done by Duncan Sheik and it has recently won the Award for Best Musical at this years Tony Awards. The show takes place in Germany in 1891, and centre's around a group of teenagers who are each discovering who they are in the midst of their sexual awakening as well as within their world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. This is the Medley performance that the young cast performed at the Tony Awards. Watch and Love. I can't wait to see it live, I've already worn the soundtrack down to the nubbin'.
Friday, August 31, 2007
It has been quite a long time sing Cree Summer has released any new music, but here is a new song and video from Cree that she has recently made for the Elevate Film Fest. I really hope this leads to the arrival of a new album. Give it a listen/watch, it's amazing.
The second single from Rilo Kiley's newest album "Under The Blacklight" is the albums opener Silver Lining. The video has a cute little runaway bride premise, and I absolutely love Jenny's Tuxedo style mini-dress when she's playing the piano. Buy the album, it's great.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
In honor of Tori Amos' birthday (which was yesterday), I've decided to post her video for Jackie's Strength. This is one of my favorite songs and I just think that the video is gorgeous. Hope you love it too, buy the album From The Choirgirl Hotel if you don't have it already to hear this song and many other amazing works by Tori. Happy Birthday Scarlet.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
In honor of it being Madonna's birthday today, I've decided to add the video of one of my favorite moments from The Confessions Tour. This version of Paradise (Not For Me) is to die for. Happy 49th birthday to The Queen of Pop. Let's hope she doesn't fall off another horse.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Wow, Flashback. For those of you who don't remember The Party, they were a pop group formed by the Disney Channel in the early 90's consisting of five members from The New Mickey Mouse Club. Before there was Britney, Justin and Christina, there were DeeDee, Albert, Damon, Tiffini, and Chase. The group released 4 albums in their time, having only know any degree of success with the first two. This is my favorite song of their's in which DeeDee is on lead vocals. DeeDee Magno went on to star as Kim in Miss Saigon on Broadway for more than six years, is currently playing Nessarose in the traveling production of Wicked with her husband Cliffton Hall in the role of Fiyero and is reportedly working on her first solo album. Damon (the one with the black curly asymetrical hair)went on to work in real estate, and is currently working on a website called Street Network TV, a Myspace inspired site for artists to display their talents. Albert Fields released a solo album under the name Jeune and continues to record and perform on the indie circuit. Chase Hampton (the red head) continues to perform with a band called Buzzfly, and Tiffini Hale (the girl with the hat, she was known for her hats) has completely disappeared off the face of the earth. Nostalgia = Good Times.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
God, Sarah Jessica Parker is becoming quite the business woman these days. She is about to start work on the Sex and the City Movie, she has her clothing line "Bitten", and now she has just added a new fragrance to her fragrance line called "Covet". Covet, which is the follow up to her extremely well received Perfume "Lovely", is a blend of Sicilian lime, chocolate, michelia yunnanensis and bois de cashmere. I have no idea what that means but I'm sure it smells great, the last one did. Above is the commercial ad for the fragrance. Pretty cute.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
I find it really sad that people can't seem to give Tiffany's newer music a chance because she used to sing in shopping malls 20 years ago, and most of the songs she did were cover songs. Fine, singing a bunch of covers is not the way to establish yourself as an artist these days, but still, she was 16 at the time people....let it go. Tiffany (now 35) is still writing music to this day (really good quality music) and garnering some of the best reviews of her career, but still she is not being played on the radio or achieving the level of success that many others with her talent are. Her latest album "Just Me" is a mix of rocky, country tinged pop music that is reminiscent of artists like Sheryl Crow, Michelle Branch, and Melissa Etheridge. I was going to add the video for the first single "Feels Like Love" (which I may still do), but I felt I should add this clip of her performing the title track live at an autograph signing, just so you skeptics who doubt if she can sing live can be relieved of any doubts. Watch and Enjoy.
Alvin and the Chipmunks will be released December 17th.
I was quite excited while sitting in the movie theatre on Friday waiting for The Simpsons Movie to start, as a trailer for the new Mr Bean movie caming on the screen. I had no idea that this film was even in the works. I remember nearly dying of laughter when I saw the first movie with my cousin Lynn in Scotland, and so I hope this one is just as great. You be the judge though. Rowan Atkinson is a comic genius in my mind, and certainly one of the best at physical comedy. IMDB is reporting that this movie comes out on August 24th. "Gracias"
As promised, I found the full length music video for Natalie Imbruglia's new single Glorious and it's here for your viewing pleasure. Just a fun little summer romp through the desert with friends and sparklers abound. Enjoy. God she looks good with short hair. Don't you think?
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
OMG, who knew that jail was this much fun? I think I need to go kill someone in the Phillippines so I can join in on the good times. The guy dressed up like the girl is a bit disturbing however. Thanks to Dawn for informing me about this. Hilarious.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Winona as Mina Harker in Bram Stokers Dracula
The three small comedic films are "The Ten" which centers around ten stories, each inspired by one of the Ten Commandments (co-starring Jessica Alba, Paul Rudd, Famke Janssen and Adam Brody, in limited release starting August 3rd), "Sex & Death 101" (written by Daniel Waters who also wrote the screenplay for "Heathers" and co-starring Simon Baker, Dash Mihok and Mindy Cohn who you may remember as Natalie Green on The Facts Of Life), and "The Last Word" (co-starring Ray Romano and Wes Bentley). Hopefully one, if not all, of these pictures will re-establish her as a box-office draw.
Winona (with co-star Daniel Day-Lewis) as Abigail Williams in The Crucible
After working with Daniel Waters again, Winona confirmed that they are soon going to be working on the impending sequel to "Heathers". In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Winona was quoted as saying,
"I don't know how much of the movie is official; it's a ways away. But it takes place in Washington and Christian Slater agreed to come back and make an Obi-Wan-type appearance. It's very funny."
Winona as Donna in A Scanner Darkly
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Ten years after the release of her smash hit Torn, Natalie Imbruglia is releasing her first hits collection entitled Glorious: The Singles 1997 - 2007. The album includes 9 of Natalie's biggest hits from her first three albums, and 5 new songs to tide her fans over until the release of her highly anticipated 4th album some time in early 2008. The Singles Collection will be released September 10th with the first single "Glorious" being released on August 27th. Here she is performing "Glorious" on the National Lottery show in the UK. It's extremely catchy, and I'm just loving the new short hair. Very Nice. Once the official video is available I will add it. I have seen a clip, and she looks gorgeous.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Meanwhile lead guitarist and sometime vocalist Blake Sennett went on to enjoy his own success by forming the band The Elected, with whom he has released two albums so far.
The first single from Under The Blacklight is the funky, infectious (and did I mention Hot?)track, The Moneymaker. The video which officially runs for about 12 minutes features the audition process for the porn stars that will be featured in the actual video (which kinda insinuates that this is not for kids, which is about right). The actual song starts around the nine minute mark, and is shot in the gritty lighting, and old fashioned camera style of 70's era porn.
To watch the video, simply click here.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
After a long and drawn out battle to prove the paternity of her second child to it's unwilling father, Melanie Brown (aka Scary Spice) finally has the validation that she was looking for all along. Her child Angel Iris is indeed the result of her relationship with actor Eddie Murphy, as proven by a recent paternity test.
During her pregnancy Murphy denied the fact that he was indeed the father of this child, stating "I don't know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test". But Melanie, who insisted all along that it was his, still had her way when the baby was born by giving her both Murphy's last name, and her own.
When asked recently about her feelings for Eddie now, Mel simply stated "The less said about the Beverly Hills Cock the better."
Oooooh Zing! By the way, Melanie is looking damn good these days, sweet Lord!
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
" The baby is completely healthy with a good head of hair."
During her press release Melanie stated her reasons behind the name she chose.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
This is the second of the two songs from Volta that Bjork premiered on Saturday Night Live last night. She has stated that after doing a few serious albums all in a row, all she wanted to do for this album was to have fun and do something that was full bodied and really up. Mission Accomplished I would say.
As quickly as the official video for Earth Intruders made it onto Youtube, it was removed by Warner Music. Let's hope that NBC doesn't catch on as quickly. This song was produced by Bjork and Timbaland. She looks gorgeous, and after two albums of soft beats (2001's celestus inspired Vespertine and 2004's all vocal Medulla), Bjork is rocking it up. The military/tribal beats and brass instrumentation is so energetic and transfixing, it almost takes one back to the Human Behaviour era.
In two days I am finally going to see the spectacular Patty Griffin in concert. I figured, what better way to celebrate this wonderous occassion than by posting Patty's performance of I Don't Ever Give Up on Jay Leno. Enjoy.