Anyone want to venture a guess as to exactly how much autotune has been put into Paris Hilton‘s new single, ‘Come Alive’? I mean, this literally sounds like a computer composite of about 80 different singers rolled into one. This is not her voice, I simply don’t believe that. Also, it’s nowhere near as good as ‘Drunk Text’… but what is?
July 11, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
First of all, where the hell has Moby been lately? You know, besides sitting alone in his apartment thinking about what a great artist he is and how no one understands music like he does. He seems to come out of hiding long enough to collaborate with Miley Cyrus and getting-weirder-by-the-day Wayne Coyne on a new music video/movie that’s trippy in all the wrong ways and is in no way worth watching. But please, I encourage you to do it anyway:
If this is what art is now, God help us all.
July 9, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Kanye West went on an interminable 20-minute rant onstage at the Wireless Festival in London on Friday night, and during that time he said some crazy ass shit. Sure, he pronounced his long-standing love for Kim Kardashian and claimed that he’s being discriminated against in the fashion industry, but know what else he did? Complain about fame to the point of comparing paparazzi photos to being raped. You know, totally the same thing!
From The Independent:
“I want to bring my family to the movies without 30 motherfuckers following me. Everybody here, they like sex right? Sex is great when you and your partner are like, ‘Hey, this is what we both want to do’.
“But if one of those people don’t want to do that, what is that called? That’s called rape. That is called violation.”
“So if I walk around and say look sir, I’m not feeling so good today, I need some space, can you please not fuck with me today? I need cut-off space, not violation.”
West said that he would “stop every paparazzi one by one” if he wasn’t on probation, adding: “One week I told a paparazzi, ‘Stop talking to me – I might be thinking of something like a new stage show, a new design. You want to shove a camera in my face, you just fucked up my whole trail of thought.”
Zzzzzzzz… I’m so fucking bored of this guy. If Kanye had ever ACTUALLY been raped, I guarantee you he’d be begging for paparazzi to take photos of him in exchange for erasing that experience from his life. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING. No one is physically touching you or violating your body, no one is scarring you for life, no one is overpowering you. You can’t bear paparazzi being in your face? Get a fucking clue – move out of Los Angeles, get a farm in Nebraska or some shit and stay out of the limelight. Don’t marry someone whose entire existence revolves around the paparazzi and being seen and photographed by them 24 hours a day. Fuck off, man.
Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, he went on a SECOND rant on Saturday night on stage – that one, however, only lasted 5 minutes. Apparently the crowd started chanting “We want Drake!” during his bullshit. Poor Drake, however, had to cancel because he’s ill and resting on doctor’s order.
July 7, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry has a background in Christian music herself – her parents wouldn’t so much as let her listen to a secular song until she was well into her teens – so a new lawsuit filed against her is semi-ironic. Apparently her song ‘Dark Horse’ is a little too close to a gospel song called ‘Joyful Noise’ that came out five years ago, and now the people who wrote it want some $$$ for their trouble.
The suit was filed by an artist known as Flame — along with other singers. They say Perry not only hijacked their religious music … she also destroyed their reputation in the Christian music world … because they’re now associated with the anti-Christian witchcraft and imagery that appears in the “Dark Horse” music video.
They’re suing for damages … and want Perry to stop using any form of their music … stat.
I mean… it is INCREDIBLY similar in the beat, but the beat itself isn’t necessarily anything unique, and Katy’s builds and moves away from all of that quickly, so I’m torn. Plus, all music is derivative, so do we really think she was even aware of this song?
What do you think? Should she have to pay up?
July 3, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
I suppose Jennifer Lopez knows what’s trendy far better than I do, but I’m still not quite sure about the bodysuit/jacket combo she wore in Miami on Saturday for her concert at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party. She performed a full 40-minute set in this brightly coloured metallic get-up, and it’s weird as hell, but somehow she manages to pull it off – presumably because she’s JLo and she can get away with wearing pretty much anything.
Here’s her full set, for those who are interested in seeing ‘Booty’ performed live. Don’t lie, you know you want to.
June 30, 2014 at 5:00 am by Jennifer
If you haven’t heard of Sam Smith yet, well, you’re in for a treat. I’ve been following this guy since he featured on Disclosure’s album a couple of years ago with ‘Latch’, and now he’s doing so well not only in his native UK, but over in the States, as well – and for good reason.
He stopped by Sirius XM on Monday to be interviewed and do some songs, one of which was a cover of Whitney Houston‘s ‘How Will I Know’. It’s an interesting song choice – thankfully not the usual ‘I Will Always Love You’ (though I think he’d smash that, as well) – and he turns it into something really new, and really gorgeous. Enjoy!