November 12, 2006
The Unbearable Cuteness of Being
I am willing to go there and say that Kylie's wardrobe on her new tour is fucking tacky. See above for evidence or at the excellent Kylie Brasil.
Watch Bitchin' Gwen put together her album cover. New song samples too!
I had no idea Pete Doherty has a son. How truly sad. Maybe Madonna should adopt this bambino?
What shitstain decided to have Chris Cornell do the Bond Theme when clearly Amy Winehouse is your girl?
A very good piece on MP3 blogs from fellow Arlingtonian Ekko. It's a wake up call to the reality of being a blog star. It's about your MP3's.
Courtney Love's book is so well produced. Stylish and fun, but it lacks enough pictures (!) and text to explain what you are seeing, which is a collection of letters, notes, scribbles and memories. Do look at it in the store though. Read this New York Magazine review - it validates my opinion. Here also is a good piece in the Times Online (plus podcast!).
Album of the year headed your way?
I so want to like Beyonce. Her new single Irreplaceable (to the left, to the left) is quite good and I like her whole female band thing. I also like that she is bigbooty Beyonce again after starving herself for Dreamgirls. Still, I think her album (with a few exceptions) is "pants." She mistook screaming for expressing female rage. And her new sound? All Saints do it much better on their new track Hell No (see below).
Speaking of which, the All Saints album is surprisingly good, which means it will tank. Check out the Guardian review (4 stars) and this Times feature.
A group I have championed, Captain, did something shitty to their fans: They have a new single with 3 new songs spread over 3 formats: 1 CD and 2 7" singles. First, who buys vinyl anymore (?) and second, why only one song on each format? I refuse to even name the song, which is not a good choice. Did I mention there is no online option for the new songs? Planned obsolescence, Captain.
Where is Don't Stop The Pop? Where is Homoeclectic?
Hotel 2 plot proposal? Force stupid sorority girl tourists to listen to Belinda Carlisle covering Coldplay's The Scientist
Cute overload indeed. I want this kitten now.
Did you notice that Oxygen Chunks has temporarily shut down? The original creator does not like what it's become.
Will the CD die in the next 5 years? I say no. More at Kofi's Hat.
Jake Shears dislikes Heather Mills, as it should be.
Melody Club: Fever Fever: Catchy Tunes Of Sweden has this butt-shakin' new anthem (MP3). Arjan also wrote about MC this week.
All Saints: Hell No: Share Your Knowledge has this record. My fave on the CD is Headlock, but I think ya'lls should hear this one too.
Lil' Chris: Getting Enough: He's 16, but I thougth he was like 12. Still, he's a gas gas gas and Wongie has the new video