Friday, July 31, 2009
Mika returns on September 21 with a new album entitled, We Are Golden. The follow-up to 2007's Life In Cartoon Motion. Produced by Mika along with Greg Wells. Guests include Imogen Heap, Owen Pallett and Stuart Price. Should be something S'marvelous. Outta the typical indeed!
I was a boy at an open door
Why you staring
Do you still think that you know?
Looking for treasure
In the things that you threw
Like a magpie
I live for glitter, not you
Who gives a damn about the family you come from?
I'm not givin up cause i'm young and I want some.
Sienna Miller delivers some truth in the new issue of Nylon magazine, on why she chose G.I. Joe over thee expected indie projects she is known to conquer...
"It’s really exciting to be in a film that people actually want to go and see! I was having to pay people to see my movies!… certain really great directors have wanted to do films with me, but unless you’ve had a film that’s opened with a certain amount of money, you’re not bankable to studios… if you want to make amazing, artistic films, you’ve got to have some sort of box office credibility, which I don’t have."
And there you have it. Truth be told. To be or not to be.
"There is nothing either fundamentally good, nor anything fundamentally evil; everything is relative, relative to our point of view . . . This point once established, it is extremely possible that something, perfectly indifferent in itself, may be indeed distasteful in your eyes, but may be most delicious in mine; and immediately I find it pleasing, immediately I find it amusing, regardless of our inability to agree in assigning a character to it, should I not be a fool to deprive myself of it merely because you condemn it?"
- The Marquis de Sade from The 120 Days of Sodom
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Tre-Chic or Tre-Fool ?
Newbie designer Dechel McKillion at The Frisky on 80s Purple is featuring these new accesory do's. Now I dont have my ears pierced at the moment, but seeing these sure gives me inspiration for a future photoshoto. Although i'm not much of an earring person in general...I go through phases and then eventually get over 'em. But yet I’m somewhat intrigued by the idea.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Taken straight from Webster's dictionary.
Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your belief or trust in one's own powers; "spoken and acting with authority"
A video that demands all aesthets to declare triumph and resolution from the pale comparisons to videos being released by artist's nowadays!
ALL, and I do mean all, female artist's in the industry should sit-down and take note on how it's done. Love her or ignore her...
It's Shakira .
Apparetnly a couple days ago, Dame Judi Dench was "crossing Shaftesbury Ave in London on her way to rehearsal for a new project on Tuesday and was almost run down by a speeding taxi. The taxi driver shouted to her out of the window, 'You stupid cunt!'. Dame Judi responded with, ”That's Dame Cunt to you!”
So this is my second post featuring Britian's newest pop-soul singing sensation VV Brown. The video is immensely exquisite. Besides the proper attire and serene settings...you gotta dig the over-dramatized concept for the video! Whether we claim to avoid it, love it or not, drama is always awaiting...Now the lesson in this tutorial is quite simple, cheaters never prosper! And you will be caught. Now ladies and gentleman if you turn a blind eye towards your significant other's bad bad doings than fool you once shame on em, fool you twice shame on you.
Peace and Love.
V V Brown - Shark in the Water
Below are the behind the scenes footage from VV's second video single "Leave". Alluring and exuberant!
Enjoy the record.
Concentrate on the musique.
To live in a world where the idea of war is unknown.
I read this following article and found it quite moving...
"There has been a lot of debate among historians on whether or not the US bombing of Hiroshima was, in the long run, a necessity to end World War II, but there is no debate about how devastating the event and its after effects were.
Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake grew up in Hiroshima and was there during the bombings. He later lost his mother to radiation exposure, and understandably does not like dwelling on the event.
But after President Obama’s recent hopes to rid our modern world of nuclear weapons, Miyake wrote a moving piece for The New York Times in which he hopes that this is the beginning of the end of nuclear warfare.
We were particularly touched by how his past influences his thoughts on fashion. He writes, “I have tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to put [the memories] behind me, preferring to think of things that can be created, not destroyed, and that bring beauty and joy. I gravitated toward the field of clothing design, partly because it is a creative format that is modern and optimistic.”
We have always seen fashion as art, and one that impacts everyone day-to-day. But for those that think fashion is frivolous, this is just another example of how important it can be and the way it brings life and happiness to those that love it."
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
TONIGHT! TONIGHT! TONIGHT!
Oh how Ive waited patiently for this evening...
I shall be seeing the wife at the El Rey theatre to-to-tonight!
La Roux's record release shindig.
"...La Roux is one of the most brilliantly bonkers pop stars to come out of Britain in the last twenty years. The ebullient personality; the space-aged quiff; the traces of alluring androgyny. In the current climate of manufactured pop music, La Roux resembles the 21st centuries very own Thin White Duchess."
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"Created by designers or individuals who take us away from the dreadful reality and try to position themselves in our world as...Hey I choose to live in my world-kind-of-mentality should always be given a pat on the back or tolerated at any cost."
This is one of the most spellbinding shows Galliano has ever done on behalf of his menswear division over the past few seasons. The electrifying concepts and the "pure orgy of visuals and ideas would be hard to ignore." Galliano's extraordinary ideas are never compromised with his eponymous label.
I was walking to Marc Jacobs thee other day and found it quite pleasing to hear a girl strumming her guitar and singing lovely tunes in the besiding store to Marc's. Now although the practically unknown singer im featuring below has no relation to the lady i'm speaking off...I thought id share with you kidda's an example of what i experienced and more imporantly showcase the fine quality that is, Claire Denamur!
So here's a new band that caught my attention for the simple fact that their musique and videos are catchy and freely wild.
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"It's just, if you really wanna stand-out and look different, than you do have to make the EFFORT to kind of find pieces that are a bit out there and are hard to find."
Fashion is Art. It's a kind of Wanderlust. To be or not to be is not the question but the simple truth.
Yes, Elly said it. H&M.Dare I even say it..Ross.21.
And it's not about the cost boys and girls because that's only an excuse for the individuals who are simply lazy to place forth the energy. There are S'marvelous outlets to finding unique & explosive threads for a reasonable price.
Now we move on...
Here, Elly Jackson performs the first single Quicksand acoustically.
And last but certainly the most important...here's a track that is featured as a bonus track from La Roux's Debut Album(and a tune I've had on repeat since last week)
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Monday, July 27, 2009
So i've owned a pair of knock-off grey patent-leather brogues that were given to me(ehh,no need to mention names)last year. To my shock, they came in more use than i had anticipated. Paring em with more opportunities with my summer wardrobe, like my House Of Holland White with ginormous black polka-dots...it has become a sort of luxury for myself. Apparently, we're due to see 'em in men’s shoe stores come fall(Barney's).
These gnarley-rific heart shaped cut-outs with velvet laces bring a sense of fun to the traditional Brogue.
Psychedelia and blow-trips give a re-brith to an unexpectedly return from the group that is, Kasabian. Besides the simple fact that I can't seem to shake their album from playing over and over again on my itouch... love -em or ignore-em, they have achieved what many other groups have failed to do. They’ve created a re-invention of enthusiasm around their latest effort. And with tracks featured below...it'll no longer be a mystery to your virgin ears.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Sophie Ellis-Bextor has just given birth to her second child, but by no means, is she intending to slow-down! I don't know about you kidda's, but I've been waiting for some new and inventive dance-floor pick me-ups for quite sometime now. Although there is an array of " dance :/ " musique floating through the airwaves and spinning at your local pub...there is a sense of self-indulgence. Dance musique has seen a revival since early 08'. It's only recently that the big wigs at record labels and promoters have taken a financial interest. What all this has done is create an army of imitators. But there has, and will always be the true trendsetters that continue to keep that disco-ball spinning! As for Sophie, we'll have to wait for her next album a bit longer! In the meantime we have this marvelous track "Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer" that has Freemason on deck to show some support! And a video that commands attention doesn't hurt the least bit either.
A serving of honey from my pot.
"And while the city sleeps
I won't weep because I didn't keep
My boyfriend and the summer's is here again
And the leaves are golden
Under the grand silver birch tree
While we're thinking bout the people we meet
Dancing feet, wasters on the cover of a magazine
People you've kissed, people you lust
And the one's that you might not
Ever remember what's the use
Not who I was in the spring
Tell me, tell me, tell me when will we learn
We love it and we leave it and we watch it burn
Damn my wild young heart
Cause, I'm not what I was last September
And I don't wear the same robes in May
I know we shouldn't do it, but we do it anyway
We know we might regret it but it seemed ok
Damn my wild young heart
If now is forever then what's to prove
Cause it won't be the same next summer
And I won't look for you next spring
Somebody tell me, tell me, tell me, when will I learn
I love it and I leave it and I watch it burn
Damn this wild young heart !
I told you damn this wild young heart of mine!"
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Katie Holmes re-enacts a legendary performance originally sung and performed by the imcomparable Judy Garland. "Get Happy” a favorite dance-performance of mine...seems to have fallen waaaaaaaaaay short of expectations. Her uncoordinated and at times down-right sloppy choreography became more shameful to Judy's legacy. She needs to stick to here day job as Tom Cruises' nanny.
There's no comparison. Not the slightest of bit.
Friday, July 24, 2009
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Jay-z's second single "Run this town" off his highly anticipated album "The Blueprint 3", is sure to get more attention than his last tune, D.O.A. Besides the unoriginal melody, Rihanna sings her first chorus post the horrific incident that took place last February. And with the help from Mister West, it's a bonified top 40radio hit.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
New Model Irina Shayk’s just signed to IMG and they’re showcasing their new "it" girl with much more than your typical model card/site proclamation.
The video below unravels a new approach strategy from IMG(well from any modeling agency that is). I think it should be the only way from now on!
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So apparently Jonnhy Depp has shown interest in portraying Carol Channing in a film...and this is what the legendary actress had to say in response.
"It is not a new concept to me. Not at all. Men have been imitating me for as long as I can remember. In fact, most of the impersonations I have seen have had a five o'clock shadow. I imagine, when or if Johnny should portray me, he will succeed. Because a true artist, such as himself, is one who loves his or her creation and therefore represents their honest view of that which they are creating. I think he is a gifted performer and I would be very proud, as well as interested in seeing what his vision of me would be. Johnny is someone I would very much like to help me and my foundation to bring the Arts back into the the public school system in America."
I'd have to agree 100% with Missus Channin. A true artist, such as Johnny, is one of the few actors of this generation(along with Cate Blanchett ,Kate Winslet,Daniel Day Lewis,Penelope Cruz...) who love his or her creation and therefore represents their honest view of that which they are creating.
I tilt my top hat to you Ms.Channing! Perfectly put.
An actor who always remains under the radar in hollywood, but nonetheless unleashes quailty films with smart acting abilitys...Is featured in the new issue of "Black Book". He portrays the likes of James Dean, Oscar Wilde,Jackson Poolock, and Sid Vicious!
Here are some wonderous quotes from the Chic and intelligent Mister Dancy.
On Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious,“He had a wild, self-destructive bent,” says Dancy, “and I guess there’s something rebellious about that. But to be a real rebel, you must have a clear vision of not only what you don’t like, but also what you want to replace it with. It’s about more than just cutting yourself with a razor.”
"Dancy, who graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in English literature, aligned himself most closely with the late-Victorian era writer Oscar Wilde. “I think Wilde did something remarkable,” he says, “at least by the standards of his society. He painted his vision of life, not only by being gay, but also through his shockingly new ideas about how we should look at art.
“Lord Byron was also clearly a remarkable man,” he adds, referring to the controversial, flamboyant pioneer of Romanticism. “He clearly didn’t give two shits about what anybody thought of him.”
In the musical drama, this 15-year-old(Ultra Tre-chic) actress plays lead vocalist Cherie Currie for The Runaways. A biopic on the all-teen girl punk rock band formed in Hollywood in the 70s, opens in theaters next year...
Costar Kristen Stewart(another bombshell) portrays The Runaways bandmate Joan Jett.
Madonna will unleash the greatest hits album "Celebration" on Sept. 29
The collection will include hits from the Queen of Pop's entire career and will include Two New Songs! The title track, is said to have been recorded in New York and co-produced by Paul Oakenfold. This will be her first single and it's scheduled to hit radio on Aug. 3.
While the tracklist for "Celebration" has yet to be known, I can only imagine a gunload of Madonna's most notable hits shall be included.
In a press release, her label confirmed that "Celebration" will contain songs "remastered and selected by Madonna and her fans" including "Everybody," "Express Yourself," "Vogue" and "4 Minutes."
"The album will be available in both single-disc and double-disc configurations and a DVD of the icon's music videos will also be issued simultaneously. It was unclear at press time if the DVD would be offered as a stand-alone product or come bundled in a CD/DVD package."
The press release is also announcing that..."the DVD is set to include some of Madonna's iconic video clips that have "never before been available on DVD." (Could it be her famously banned "Justify My Love, American Life, and Hollywood")
Madonna's 27 year career has spanned a catalog of iconic dance-club ready tunes that still remind us til this day...only when dancing can you feel so free! Not to mention a music video and performance artist that leaves her audience in an enchantment of aesthetic pleasures. Although this is Madge's last album to be released on Warner Bros. Records. In 2007, she signed with Live Nation which will include her future in recording music.
Madonna signed to the Warner Bros. label Sire in 1982 and released her first single, "Everybody," that year. Her eponymous debut album was released in 1983(which i own thee original vinyl) and carried with it her first hit, "Holiday."
Since then she has earned seven No. 1 albums, including her last four studio sets... 2008's "Hard Candy," 2005's "Confessions On a Dance Floor," 2003's "American Life" and 2000's "Music."
Here is, Perhaps my favorite Madonna tune of all time.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This is Marina and the Diamonds Debut single and video.
Released on Neon Gold Records. The groups visual concepts really allow their songs to take flight. Allow the sweet melody to drift through the sounds within your perimeter.
Wearing a kitty-kat sweater doesn't get much better, now does it.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Well Velveteen Rabbits, I'm a boy on a fire.
Shuffling these tunes on repeat today, tomorrow and most likely until thee end of the week!
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Monday, July 20, 2009
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The Dead Weather.
New Album unleashed.
If you're a lover of Rock musique,
And I mean, Rock musique with a Simple "snaky rhythm like" vibe...
Than run like the treacherous summer wind and pick-up a copy.
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Now this is some hilarious business
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Saturday, July 18, 2009
NOW THIS IS MY KIND OF FILM... "Where the Wild Things Are", the film adaptation of the Maurice Sendak 1963 children’s book of the same name.
The movie follows the imaginary adventures of a young boy named Max.
"Children don't grow-up, their bodies just get bigger"
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Friday, July 17, 2009
3 Attributes that I feel what makes a True performer...A stellar LIVE vocal set. Confidence in the lyrics being sung. And lastly, a true connection from the singer to the audience/viewer. And the newest British extraordinaire that is VV BROWN is no exception. See for yourself...
V V Brown - Shark in the Water
True Blood actress Anna Paquin rocks a cheongsam 'one-piece Chinese dress for women' at the Late Show with David Letterman outside New York City’s Ed Sullivan theater on Thursday 'July 16'
The academy-award winning actress added a pair of Jimmy Choo patent leopard-print sandals.
Im diggin it, i'm diggin it...
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Thursday, July 16, 2009
New Groovey blowing images from Tim Burton's version of Lewis Carroll-Alice's legendary novel.
Helena Bonham Carter, New fresh faced Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Anne Hathaway, and last but certainly not least Johnny Depp !
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Possibly my favorite tune(besides "Folding Chair and Blue Lips") from the genius that is Regina Spektor off her new album "Far"
Pour some tea from the kettle and simply enjoy the melody and lyrics heard.
Regina Spektor - Man Of A Thousand Faces
Brilliant, Just Brilliant...what did you feel?
The Emmy Nods are in and to no surprise Grey Gardens has been nominated for several awards including Best Make-up, Costume Design, Directing, and MOST importantly Best actress...for both Drew Barrymoore and Jessica Lange
Drew Barrymore's portrayal as Little Edie reminds us of the astounding and electrifying ability Drew has to captivate an audience whether it be on the big or small screen. Stellar work!
::Keeping fingers crossed::
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
How come artist's release such gnarley performance driven videos for the folks over seas ?!? Ciara's video is clean sleek and more importantly fun !
Oh and Missy's back... well at least for this video she is!
Good thing to see she kept the weight off
and looks healthier than ever
Do i detect a Missy COMEBACK ?!!?
The hiphop industry sure is in dire need of female rappers once again
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The genius that is Vivienne Westwood speaks,
and when she speaks, we should all listen.
Fashionistas and stylists take note.
She is caught saying, in a real quiet tone, that "the real problem is everyone looking alike in todays fashion world."
I AGREE 100% !!!
A drastic Difference from last year's "Last Night," that led with thee impressive Dance hit "New York New York" with lead vocals provided from one thee original icon's of rock music known as Deborah Harry (lead singer of Blondie) Moby's new single is easy and unwilling beautiful, "Wait for Me," is a burst of melancholy goodness. It shows how unexpected Moby is and has been throughout his entire career in the music industry.
Now relax and enjoy this stellar sweet tune