Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Alanis is currently on tour as a special guest of Matchbox 20 and is previewing a couple of the songs she has written for Flavors Of Entanglement, which ones will be included on the actual album is still a mystery. Here is a sneak preview of the song Versions Of Violence, the visual aspect of the video is pretty much non-existent but the audio is pretty good.
If you want to take a listen, there you have it.
If you have an hour to spend, watch this interview that Alanis held with Charlie Rose after the release of Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie and the MTV Unplugged album. She also performs an acoustic version of That I Would Be Good at the end of the hour. Sometimes I just like to hear her speak though.
This clip has been on youtube for quite awhile but I guess it just took me being in the mood for Alanis to add it (that's bull, when am I ever not into Alanis? I was just too lazy). Alanis performed this song at The Hotel Cafe in LA last spring and the song has since made an appearance on the tv show "House".
No word yet as to whether it will be featured on her new album Flavors Of Entanglement but I'm hoping it will be. I have a few other fun Alanis video's to add so be ready to get sick of her.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
So what has Tiffany been up to since the release of her latest album? Well, she did many shows during the summer, landed herself at #19 on the Billboard Dancechart with her club hit "Higher" which was released seperate from the album, and now she is stretching her acting legs in two films that are due to be released this year.
The first is the short film The Isolationist (trailer shown above). This 17 minute film is currently in post-production but will be ready to submit to different film festifals this Spring. The trailer pretty much speaks for itself.
The second film is a horror movie called Necrosis that is currently in production. Necrosis follows a group of six friends who go vacationing to a cabin in the mountains and are snowed in. The friends are then haunted by the ghosts of the Donner party who were trapped in the same cabin in 1846 and ended up turning to cannabalism to survive. The friends start suffering from the effects of cabin fever and turn against eachother as their reality deteriorates around them.
I don't think Tiffany has done any acting since she provided the voice for cartoon character Judy Jetson in The Jetson's Movie.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Last night (as mentioned earlier) I went to see Jay Brannan in concert downtown at a place called The Supermarket, which is essentially a restaurant with a tiny little backroom where concert performances can be held. As my brother and I entered, Jay was standing off to the side where the merch was being sold, selling and signing specially (home)made cd's each numbered out of 500 all in cardboard sleeves and each displaying a different polaroid of himself on the cover. I love seeing new artists in concert for exactly that kind of reason. You always get special extras that will end up being rare finds years down the road.
The show kicked off with the opening act, Montreal based artist Zara who admitted to scoring the opening spot for the Toronto show by e-mailing Jay with a list of 10 reasons why it should be her. Then Jay hit the stage and every note out of his mouth was perfection. As a special treat for his first ever Toronto show (and second Canadian show) he even did a cover of Jann Arden's "Good Mother" especially for us.
Before we left to see the show I had been watching a few of his blog video's on youtube and fell madly in love with this song and hoped that he would play it. He did end up playing it and I was just as floored hearing it live.
So here is the song Goddamned for your auditory pleasure. The ambulance siren at the end of the song was perfectly timed. More Jay video's to come. Spread the word if you like what you hear.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I could not be more excited right now. Tonight I am going to see my new favorite (male) singer, Jay Brannan, in concert downtown. A Christmas present from my Brother. Fans of indie movies may recognize Jay from his role as the adorable Ceth in John Cameron Mitchell's "Shortbus", but he is an extremely talented up and coming musician who will put the likes of John Mayer and Jason Mraz to shame with his incredibly brilliant and personable lyrics. Jay doesn't have an official studio album out yet but many of his songs are previewed in his personal video blogs on youtube as well as being available for download through I-tunes.
This is his first official music video for his song Body's A Temple and since I am intoxicated by his music, I will be posting many more of his personal youtube video performances to my blog.
Enjoy as I count the minutes til the show.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I've got to do something now to make myself feel better after that last post so I've decided to add this video.
My brother recently returned from his trip to New York and while he was there he picked up Emmy Rossum's debut album "Inside Out" for me. It is such a beautifully written piece of work and I am simply "over the moon" in love with it. Many of you will no doubt recognize Emmy from her role as Christine Daae in Joel Schumacher's recent film adaptaion of The Phantom Of The Opera, well most people were expecting the young starlett to release a more classical sounding record, but what she delivered is an amazing mix of pop and ambient sounds that make it a cross between the poppier sound of Sarah Brightman (think the song Eden) and Imogen Heap. I highly suggest picking it up and giving a listen.
Plus she's gorgeous...which is important.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
As promised here is the teaser trailer for the Sex And The City Movie.
Hello Lover indeed! One more spoiler I forgot to mention. Mr. Big does go by his first name, John which was revealed at the end of the television series and we may even get a last name to go along with that.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Alanis is meant to be releasing her new album "Flavors Of Entanglement" in the spring (release date is still unknown) but her award winning video that she made for her song Underneath for the Elevate Films Festival is now available in High Quality for you to view right here.
There is still no word on whether this will be an official single from the album, but damn it's a great song and she did such a wonderful job directing the video.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Wikipedia is also reporting that an acoustic version of Brave and the reworked version of Defying Gravity that she released as a single last spring will be featured as bonus songs. The album was completely produced and co-written (except for one song) by Glen Ballard. I haven't heard any word on a music video being released for the first single "Brave" which makes me wonder if there is going to be one. Fingers crossed, you'd think she'd want to do some kind of promotion. Pretty album cover though, huh?
This is the hot new video for Janet's first single off her forthcoming 10th studio album "Discipline" which is being released February 26th.
Rumours are circulating that Janet might be hitting the road with her Brothers (including Michael) when they start their Jackson 5 reunion tour. Just imagine what that show would be like. Sweet Lord I hope it's true because Miss Jackson has three new albums worth of material to tour with. I was heartbroken when the tour for 20 Y.O. never materialized despite her plans and rehearsals to make it happen. Don't let me down again.