Monday, February 25, 2008

Paula Abdul: Dance Like There's No Tomorrow Video

I think Paula has done a pretty good job with the video for her new single. She looks good (I'm loving that she's in her classic dress shirt and black slacks that she often wore in her video's back in the day), the song is good and she shows off just how well she can still perform and dance around.

The one problem I have with the video is the fact that Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell show in the end shot. What the fuck is that Paula? I get why Randy is in the video, he produced the song and it is on his Music Club: Volume 1 album, but what is the point in having simon and Ryan in it. You already premiered the video on American Idol...I think that was enough of a tipping of the hat to the show.

Oh well, I knew it wouldn't be perfect, but it's nice anyway.

The OFFICIAL Sex And The City Movie Trailer

It's finally here! The official full length movie trailer for the Sex And The City Movie. Of course there are a few spoiler moments (as with any other trailer) including the reveal of Mr. Big's full name, Carrie is getting married, Charlotte get's pregnant but also has her adopted Chinese daughter, Steve seems to cheat on Miranda and Samantha is just her usual fabulous self.

"This one's married and she's not growing a national forest." Lol Classic Samantha.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Dead Like Me: Teaser Movie Trailer

For those of you who were fans of the show Dead Like Me here is the official teaser trailer for the straight to DVD movie that is expected to drop in stores sometime this year.

The show about a bunch of misfit Grim Reapers had a huge cult following but sadly only aired for two seasons. By the time the rabid fans of the show sent petitions to have it brought back to television, actor Mandy Patinkin (who played head reaper Rube) was already on another series. The entire cast with the exception of Patinkin and actress Laura Harris who played Daisy Adaire are back for the film (including my personal favorite Christine Willes as Deloris Herbig "as in Her Big brown eyes).

As far as I can tell, the Reapers have a new Head Reaper named Cameron Kane and George (played brilliantly by Ellen Muth) has been communicating with her younger sister Reggie. Watch the trailer to get a better idea of what I'm talking about.

Kylie Minogue: In My Arms

As I mentioned before Kylie has released two new singles at the same time. I previously posted the video for the North American/British single Wow and now here is the video for the single In My Arms which is the new European release.

Kylie is clearly loving her dayglo colors on this album. Though this might be my least favorite track on the X album I actually prefer this video over the one for Wow. What does everybody else think?

Sheryl Crow: Love is free

I'm really O.D.-ing on the music video's lately aren't I? Oh well, I'm loving so I'll keep doing so until I'm tired or until something better comes along.

This is the official first single from Sheryl Crow's new album Detours. The song and video are both celebrations of the people of New Orleans who have overcome many hardships in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Taylor Dayne: Beautiful

Paula Abdul is not the only one making a comeback. Taylor Dayne is back and according to this video she is bringing the early 90's back with her.

This song is off of her new album "Satisfied" which came out this past Tuesday and I really like the song (and album). The album is really soulful (which let's face it, is what Taylor does best) and her vocals are just as powerful now as they ever were, but isn't this video a little too 1992? I mean really, every female vocalist back in the early 90's had a video where it was them frolicking around while Calvin Klein models took their shirts off (not that I'm complaining), even Alanis did it, Remember the Feel Your Love video?

Anyway, it's a really nice album. She does two cover songs, the Red Hot Chili Peppers classic "Under The Bridge" and Des'ree's "Kissing You" which is the perfect match for her voice. Beautiful is the first single (duh) so give it a listen.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Paula Abdul: Dance Like There's No Tomorrow [Live]

Okay, Paula Abdul may be crazy as fuck but I have to admit...she puts on a good show. I think this was a pretty good comeback performance. She mixed the old with the new (nice, we like that), she had good stage presence, fine she was lip synching but who doesn't nowadays? Plus considering all of her health problems that slowed down her dancing (early set arthritis, back problems) she moves really well. The song is catchy to boot.

I think if she makes a right proper video for the song and goes in this direction with the new album she is working on (which according to her official website will be out this summer) I think it will be quite a promising comeback all around. Better than Britney's anyway.

Tina Dico: On The Run

This is exciting. This is the video for Tina Dico's first single from her new album Count To Ten which will be available in North America on April 8th. I first came across this Danish born, Britain based singer songwriter when I saw her open for Teitur on his North American tour two years ago. At the time she had already been a featured vocalist on two tracks off of Electronic band Zero 7's second album and was just starting to promote her first international release In The Red. That album has since gone Multi-platinum.

This video was shot at Joshua Tree National Park in LA. According to Tina, "It was 45 degrees on this particular day and with all th running I was starting to hallucinate strange things by the end."

Watch for the Count To Ten tracklisting coming soon. I love this song and I'm really looking forward to the album.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

John Does Borat

John Mayer recently payed homage to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's character Borat by wearing the characters popular beach attire, a neon green thong suit, while aboard his boat in the Bahamas last weekend. I really don't know what to say except...some things are better left to the imagination John. Nice ass though.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Idina Menzel: Brave Music Video

Idina Menzel released her new Warner Brothers album this past Tuesday and it absolutely glorious in it's quality. Well written, musically beautiful, production value stellar. I really think everybody should give it a try.

This is the video for her first single Brave. She looks gorgeous. The video came out after the album which I find a bit bizarre but it was worth the wait. Take a look and listen.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

She & Him: Volume 1

First we had Minnie Driver, then it was Emmy Rossum, now folks the newest actress with hidden musical talents that will be unleashed upon the world next month is Zooey Deschanel.

Zooey who you probably recognize from movies like Elf, Eulogy, Manic, or the tv mini series Tin Man, has collaborated with musician/producer M. Ward to create an album under the title of She & Him. The two first met to record a cover version of Richard and Linda Thompson's "When I Get To The Border" for a film soundtrack. After their official first meeting, Zooey let it slip that she wrote and recorded her own songs at home on her computer and she ended up sending a few of her demo's to him.

Ward has said, "Her voice doesn't sound like anything else that's out there. All I really had to do is press record, I feel like she secretly had been working on a first record for years but kept it under her hat and focused on acting."
As for the name She & Him, Ward stated, "We wanted people to listen to the music first and foremost, before really making a fuss about who is making the music."

The album titled Volume 1 will be released March 18th through Merge records and the track listing goes as follows...

1) Sentimental Heart
2) Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
3) This Is Not A Test
4) Change Is Hard
5) I Thought I Saw Your Face Today
6) Take It Back
7) I Was Made For You
8) You Really Got A Hold On Me (Miracles cover)
9) Black Hole
10) Got Me
11) I Should Have Known Better (Beatles cover)
12) Sweet Darlin'

There is a video from a live show they did together recently that I will probably be adding just so we can get a taste of what we're in for. Thanks "Foobar123" for the tip. Much appreciated.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Kylie Minogue: Wow Music Video

Woohoo, the second single from Kylie's new album "X" is the amazingly infectious track "Wow". Here is the music video for the track which features Kylie in a few different wigs and loving those florescent tubes she likes to use so much.

I believe Wow is the second single for only a few regions of the world, while others will be receiving the song In My Arms.

Janet Jackson: Discipline Tracklisting

Here is the tracklisting (as I've seen it) for Janet Jackson's new album Discipline which is out on February 26th.

1) I.D. (interlude)
2) Feedback
3) LUV
4) Spinnin' (interlude)
5) Rollercoaster
6) Bathroom Break (interlude)
7) Rock With U
8) 2Nite
9) Can't B Good
10) 4 Words (interlude)
11) Never Letchu Go
12) Truth Or Dare (interlude)
13) Greatest X
14) Good Morning Janet (interlude)
15) So Much Betta
16) Play Selection (interlude)
17) The 1 feat. Missy Elliott
18) What's Ur Name?
19) The Meaning (interlude)
20) Discipline
21) Back (interlude)
22) Curtains

There seem to be an awful lot of interludes but I am dying to hear what the album sounds like. Janet is also making plans to tour with this album (finally). When she was interviewed by french magazine MadmoiZelle, she had this to say,

"We were actually going to tour last year and I was asked by the [record] company if I would consider not touring and going back to the studio and making the album and then going on tour. So we've got a whole setlist already prepared, a whole stage already prepared. Most of the work is already done, it's just a matter of tweaking things here and there now that there's a new album and I feel really, really good about it. I think it's going to be the most exciting tour we've done, really, and the most fun we'll have."

Oooooh Exciting.
UPDATE: As of 10 minutes ago, you can now listen to full length versions of the songs Rock With U and LUV on Janet's official website. Just click the launch jukebox button at the top of the page to open the player.