Friday, December 11, 2009

My Christmas (Play)List

Hey guys! Sorry for not updating frequently... new job means that I don't have time for things that I love anymore :'(

I thought, in honor of this holiday, I'd post some of my favorite christmas songs.
I gotta let you know though, I work retail now. Nothing blows more than retail during this fucking season.


This is my Non-Traditional Christmas Playlist.

The Pussycat Dolls - Santa Baby

I of course listen to the studio version, but this is a fun little performance by The Pussycat Dolls feat. Carmen Electra. All kinds of fun. :-)

Spice Girls - Sleigh Ride

Willa Ford - Santa Baby (Gimme Gimme Gimme)

Skye Sweetnam - Why Doesn't Santa Like Me

Something Corporate - Forget December

Eve 6 - Noel! Noel!

Mel Blanc - The Hat I Got For Christmas is Too Big

Fall Out Boy - Yule Shoot Your Eye Out

From First to Last - Christmassacre

Good Charlotte - Christmas by the Phone

Jewel - Hands (Christmas version)

Jimmy Robbins - Christmas (Hurry Back to Me)

Lady Gaga - Christmas Tree

The Maine - Mr. Winter

The Maine - Santa Stole My Girlfriend

And there you have it! A playlist of my favorite christmas songs. Download, enjoy, and have a happy holiday.

Also, don't be a little shit when you do any retail shopping this year, mmkay? thanks.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Believers Never Die - Album Review

Album Review:

Believers Never Die - Fall Out Boy's Greatest Hits

I'll admit, I've not actually gotten this album, I merely have basically ever Fall Out Boy song ever.

So here's the deal. I'm going to go through, track-by-track, and talk about them. Because I'm cool like that. :-)

1. Dead On Arrival
" I know I'm not your favorite record. The songs you grow to like never stick at first."
This is an essential early Fall Out Boy song. It's a song about songs, it's catchy, it's quintessential early-millennial punk rock. First released in 2003, it really set the stage for the band.

2. Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy?

Ahh, the band's first music video. This video really shows the band at the beginning of their rise to fame - fun, happy, totally bamf. Sure, they seemed like a rip off of Blink-182, but they clearly have a bit of their own in here too. This is the song that early Fall Out Boy fans think of when they fondly reminisce about the band.

3. Saturday
And I read about the afterlife, but I never really lived more than an hour"
A beautiful, early Fall Out Boy track. When they played this at the concert, the fans went batshit, so clearly this song has stuck in our heads over the years.

4. Sugar, We're Going Down

This is when most of the world noticed Fall Out Boy. I remember seeing this music video at about three in the morning on vh1 and thinking "...I need everything this band has ever made or ever will make." Of course, a couple weeks later, they started playing the video during the day and I wasn't the only new believer. Of course, Pat's slurring vocals spurred a line of spoofs, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

5. Dance, Dance

This video really started Fall Out Boy off, and everyone that didn't hear Sugar, We're Going Down sure as hell heard Dance, Dance. This also spurred Fall Out Boy in a more creative direction with their videos. (My favorite parts are where Pete licks someone's guitar, and tries to kiss Pat. That shit is hot.)

6. A Little Less "Sixteen Candles", a Little More "Touch Me"
I don't blame you for being you, but you can't hate me for hating it."
This song was a bit of a return to their sound from Take this to your Grave, and also had an incredibly creative video. A strong rock anthem, it showed where they came from and where they're going. Also at this point, Fall Out Boy had established themselves enough as musicians that in the video, they introduced us to Panic! at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes.

7. This Ain't a Scene, it's an Arms Race
"All the boys who the dance floor never loved, and all the girls whose lips couldn't move fast enough, Sing - until your lungs give out."
...I'm not gonna lie, I hated this song when I first heard it. It was more heavily produced, more electric guitar-y. It marked a different style of singing from Pat, a new style of writing from Pete,
and a new sound from the band. However, like they predicted in Dead on Arrival, "the songs you grow to like never stick at first." Once I got used to the bands new sound, I definitely liked the track a lot more. It's still probably one of my least favorite tracks on the album, but it was still an amazing album all around.

8. Thnks fr th Mmrs

This is still one of my favorite tracks from the band. It's a lot of fun, but it shows that Fall Out Boy has recognized itself as a ferreal band. There's so much synthesis between them and they're becoming more Fall Out Boy and less Pat + Pete, plus those other guys.

9. The Take Over, the Break's Over
"Don't pretend you ever forgot about me."

I didn't like the track when I first got the CD, but it really grew on me. They used the video as an interesting opportunity to address fans who felt that they'd "sold out", which was really neat. I understood them most at this point in their career. They finally had the money to be in a good studio with good equipment and a label that supported their every endeavor, so now they were making the music they've always wanted to make. As the opening track of the album, Thriller, states, "Fans are won and lost and won again but our hearts beat for the Die Hards."

10. "I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)"
"The best way to make it through with hearts and wrists intact is to realize that Two out of Three ain't bad"
A very different sound for the band, the first real ballad-esque song they'd really done and made a single. A fantastic love song that proves once again that Love is so Punk Rock.

11. Beat It (feat. John Mayer)
There's not really too much to say about this track, since it's a cover. It's a good cover though, but I'm not a big Michael Jackson fan, so it only does so much for me.

12. I Don't Care
"I don't care what you think, as long as it's about me"

Not the deepest lyric writing out of Pete, honestly. This is another track that I really didn't care for right off the bat, but it makes a very good first single in the same way that This Ain't A Scene did. It's definitely a toe-tapper with an interesting video, but I think it's probably one of the weakest songs on the entire CD. Once again, that doesn't mean I don't like it, I just think they released it because it's radio-friendly, catchy, and simple - not because it was a piece to be proud of.

13. America's Suitehearts
"Down set one, hut-hut hike! Media Blitz."

I chose those lyrics because they're the most misunderstood lyrics. Otherwise, this is a lyrically weak song. ...actually, in retrospect, this is a lyrically weak album, but I think a lot of that comes from their sudden obsession with politics and celebrities this album, Pete of course forgetting he's become as much tabloid as the rest of Hollywood that he despises so much. While the album has the strongest sound out of all of them, the strength of it seems to be brought on solely by Stump, who writes all of the music. Pete, who writes the lyrics, seems to have really staggered on this album, possibly due to his rise to superstardom, marriage, age, lack of maturity, etc. I followed him on twitter for a while until I realized that he sounds like an idiot. All the maturity on this album clearly comes from Patrick.
I will give them props, however, for featuring Cassadee Pope of Hey Monday fame in the video, just like they've done with so many artists in the past.

14. What a Catch, Donnie

"They say the captain goes down with the ship; So, when the world ends, will God go down with it?"
This is my favorite Fall Out Boy song of all time. Literally, the first time I heard it, I cried. The reprise is a beautiful selection that represents their growth and time together as a band.
The song was originally written for Patrick by Pete Wentz, which just shows the beautiful bromance between Pat and Pete. The video itself features Patrick, and has cameos by people that have helped them and been with them throughout their journey, and the rest of the band minus Pete (the original version had him in for a second, but the green screen effect really bothered them, so they took him out entirely.) It was really beautiful for Pete to release the spotlight like that for Pat. I sing this song while walking around my house all the time, it's bad. I love this song.

15. Alpha Dog
"You're not the first or the last, but you're possibly the prettiest."
Originally appearing on the Citizens for our Betterment mixtape, this track was always a nice track, but I never really thought it was single-worthy. ...I still don't, but then again, Fall Out Boy and I work on different mindsets. It's still a great track though.

16. From Now On, We Are Enemies
I'm not gonna lie, as I'm typing this, I'm listening to this song for the first time... I kind of really, really like it. I guarantee you this will hardly be the last time I listen to this song. I'm not sure why they titled it the way they did, but it's a very good track. Nice and melodic, heavy on vocals and pretty instruments, it's a lot softer and happier sounding than some of their other tracks. It's definitely making me smile.

17. Yule Shoot Your Eyes Out
"Merry Christmas, I could care less."
This is probably my favorite Christmas song, which weird my family out. Whatever. I love it. I actually listen to it basically all year long, it's a very amazing track.

18. Growing Up
"I guess I'm my own better half."
I'm really glad Fall Out Boy chose to finish out the album with this track. It's from the first EP they released, where Patrick Stump actually did all the lyric writing. It's a really good indication of where they wanted to go, and putting it on their Greatest Hits as the final track says "...yep. We did it. We've achieved our dreams - we've Grown Up."

Fall Out Boy has shaped how our music sounds nowadays. It's forced a need for strong vocals, strong writing, strong music, and strong personalities. When they started, they rode on the coattails of the success of bands like Blink-182 and Sum 41, but now bands hope to sound like Fall Out Boy. They heralded in the success of The Academy Is..., Hey Monday, All Time Low, Gym Class Heroes, and many others. They will always be one of our most remembered bands throughout history, and thanks to their gradual rise to fame, they managed to remain stable and way more than just a one-hit wonder.

Monday, November 9, 2009

You were a Problem Child...

I've got a couple new music videos to show you guys.
First is the video for OneRepublic's newest release, All The Right Moves. It's actually a pretty decent song, and while it's still a droner, it's a lot more upbeat than the work from their last album.

In stark contrast, we have the music video for Cobra Starship's Hot Mess, a video that glorifies binge drinking and drunk driving. ...and yet, I love it.

Tune in next time when I do a full album review of the Liberty Gigoloz, a hip-hop duo based out of Philiadelphia!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


This is probably the best song I've heard in a long, long time.
Like... seriously. I mean, I expected nothing less from the vocalist of Right Round by Flo Rida... but this song is seriously infectious. She says everything that every trashy white girl wishes they could say. That's who Ke$ha is - a trashy white girl who's not only unafraid to admit it, but embraces it all the way to a record contract. How can you turn that down? I guarantee you that by next week, this will be my ringtone.
Check out the video below:

"Trash is the new Glam" - Ke$ha

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm terrified to speak, but you'd expect that from me...

Okay so because I had a dream about Alex Gaskarth, he's a really good kisser I LOVE GOOD MUSIC, I've been listening to Remembering Sunday by All Time Low on repeat. Two different versions of it, actually. I couldn't go to sleep last night because I couldn't stop listening to this song.

Here's their live performance of it for MTV's Unplugged series (feat. Kate Voegele)

There's no actual music video for the song, but I found this fan-made one that's not too bad. It'll do. (feat. Juliet Simms of Automatic Loveletter)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Damned If I Do Ya, Damned If I Don't

New video for Damned If I Do Ya, Damned If I Don't!
...of course, I like the acoustic version better, but that's because I have problems.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pixie Lott - Turn It Up (Album Review)

You guys remember a little bit ago when I posted Pixie Lott's acoustic covers of Use Somebody? After that I started looking up a bit more of her, and on Tuesday she dropped her first full album, Turn It Up. Let's talk about it!

I. Love. This. Album.

I love this album.

This is an extremely feel-good-brit-pop album. Pixie has this beautiful Raspy voice and bubbly personality that's like if Pink and Lady Gaga had a love child, but made sure it never drank or did coke off dirty guy's penises (respectively.) The music itself sounds sorta like if Amy CrackWhinehouse and Duffy had a baby that never did drugs. Mind you, I don't really care for Amy Crackhouse or Duffy, but for some reason, everything works just right for me with Pixie Lott.

So far, the #1 Singles Mama Do and Boys and Girls are my favorites on the album, but that's also because they're definitely the most Radio-Ready songs on the album. The rest are songs that you'd maybe put on a mix cd for someone you know really well, or listen to on your iPod on the walk to work. So far, my favorite tracks other than Mama Do and Boys and Girls are Band-Aid and Turn It Up (the Fall). I also really, really like Here We Go Again (produced by Red One, producer of hits like Just Dance by Lady Gaga and Run The Show by Kat DeLuna) and Gravity. Both are just cute, catchy brit-pop tunes that make me happy.

What's especially surprising about Pixie is that she's only 18, yet she has the voice and persona of a complete seasoned professional. Show-Biz is 100% ready for Pixie. Granted, American media has only noticed her because she's blonde and has tig ol' bitties, but I (clearly) like her for a lot more than that. I'm very curious to see how far she can take it in America, but I honestly think she'll be a-okay.

Mama Do

Boys and Girls

Apologize (Live Acoustic)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Birds on a Wire

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

“Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). I knew it wasn’t the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.”


Monday, August 31, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Someone like me, somebody

Kings of Leon - Use Somebody

When I first heard Use Somebody by Kings of Leon, I was kinda iffy about it. It was okay, but I've heard better songs. Your Sex is on Fire was an unbeatable bar anthem, so I kind of expected it to be pretty one-hit-wonder.

I kept hearing this song on the radio. Over and over again.
Then it hit me.
I love this song.
Sure it might just be familiarity... but it's kinda really pretty. It's an unexpected twist from their first single. A nice twist.

Originally, Jonathon Larson (Rent) was going to re-write Roger's song, Your Eyes, because he felt that the version they had wasn't quite right. He passed away before Roger could have his song for Mimi rewritten.
I feel like if he had rewritten it, we would have had Use Somebody a lot sooner. It has the right feel with clean but not trite lyrics; it's a beautiful lovesong for people with baggage.

I found an acoustic cover of it by the biggest non-reality-pop-star-in-britain, Pixie Lott. I have a feeling we should be expecting a lot from her in the coming year or so. Even though she messes up the lyrics a couple times, this is a killer rendition.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

It's the Least I could do

Oh hey!
So 3OH!3 put out a video for my favorite song of theirs, Still Around.
It's... okay. It's nice to see a softer video out of them, but if they're only going to do live footage like this, I wish they'd cut out the lip syncing completely - it made it look awkward.

Sorry I haven't been doing many ferreal posts. I've been incredibly lethargic lately. I'll make sure to get back to writing on these blogs eventually.
Here's the video for Come Around.

3OH!3 - STILL AROUND (Music Video)

Saturday, August 15, 2009


No really, I'm not being sarcastic. Wade Robson is choreographing these VMA West Side Story inspired spots. This one is featuring Cobra Starship, Leighton Meester, and Ivan Koumaev (SYTYCD S2)
Legit, this is rad.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hot Mess - Album Review

Yo, what up, iPod fans! Sorry I haven't updated anything useful in like forever, so let me make up for it with a full-on, track-by-track album review of Hot Mess by Cobra Starship.

1. Nice Guys Finish Last
It's a pretty good starter track for the album... it follows in the footsteps of the lead single. GGGB. Is it anything special? It's not single-worthy, but maybe mix-cd worthy.
2. Pete Wentz is the Only Reason We're Famous
The title of this came from something some disgruntled music fan said to them once. It's a strong track, but has kinda weak, radio-friendly lyrics that aren't anything terribly special. I love the track though - it makes a really good Getting-Ready-For-The-Bar Worthy song.
3. Good Girls Go Bad (GGGB)
This is a stellar track. Absolutely the most single-worthy track on the CD. I love Leighton Meester, and she was the absolutely perfect addition to this track. I'm very glad they chose to include her on this track.
4. Fold Your Hands Child
Eh... this track's okay. It's a bit slower, which kinda cuts the early feel of the album. If you're dowloading it track-by-track and you want to conserve money, feel free to leave this track out.
5. You're Not in on the Joke
This is a nice track... more of a Private Playlist track though, listen to it on your long walk to work.
6. Hot Mess
This is one of the better tracks on the album, but I don't think it's that awesome that the album got named after it... the lyrics are pretty shallow and pedantic (family guy reference!!) but it's still a decent track. Maybe mix cd or getting-ready-for-the-bar worthy.
7. Living in the Sky with Diamonds
This is a really nice disco-infused track with soft vocals reminiscent of their song "The Ballad of Big Poppa and Diamond Girl" from When the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets.
8. Wet Hot American Summer
This track is nice, but nothing spectacular. It won't be on my playlist, but I'm not sad that I have it.
9. The Scene is Dead; Long Live the Scene
This is a slower track that sounds like something you'd hear more on When the City Sleeps, so it's got a nice Cobra Throwback feel... but more of a Private Playlist track, or a mix cd for someone you've already made a whole bunch for.
10. Move Like You Gonna Die
I've listened to this song a bunch of times, and I still can't make up my mind on how I feel about it. Like... I like it, but it also doesn't feel terribly original for them. It's meant to be another punk club song and I wouldn't be surprised if they put out a video for it... but I don't see it going anywhere.
11. The World Will Never Do
I. Love. This. Song. It's got a whole mess of play count because I love it so much. It's kind of fantastic. ...then again, I think it's one of those songs that gets in my head. I think it's what Cobra would do if they were offered the next Bond theme song. I think it's fly.

12. I May be Rude, but I'm the Truth
Eh, it's not terribly different than the other tracks, but it's still good.
13. Cobras Never Say Die
This song does not live up to it's title. 'nuff said.

As a whole, I actually really like this album... but track-by-track, sometimes it's hard to distinguish one track from another. Cobra hasn't really evolved as much from their last album as I'd expect them to. I kind of miss their Decaydance Punk Rock feel they had with When the City Sleeps, since Viva La Cobra and Hot Mess have a far stronger synth-pop feel than their predecessors:

I also noticed that a lot of albums have themes, and Hot Mess' theme involves referencing past songs. They're only very slight references that may even be coincidental, but for a stark Cobra fan, they're noticeable.

In Fold Your Hands Child, lyrics include "Fuck Shit Up," which is likely homage to their track I Kissed a Boy, and the line "do whatchu gotta do" which is from Pete Wentz is the Only Reason We're Famous (the first track leaked from the album)

In You're Not in on the Joke, Gabe says "I'll only show you what you want to see" and other such lines that give it the same theme and a lot of the same phrases from their song Kiss My Sass from Viva La Cobra.

In The Scene Is Dead; Long Live the Scene, the line "Dance all Night" is repeated, just like in their second single from When the City Sleeps, Hey Mr. DJ.

While I like this album, I think Cobra needs to take a break from touring and really focus on evolving the band. From When the City Sleeps to Viva La Cobra, only just over a year had passed. While they had almost a two year break to make Hot Mess, they never really took a break from touring to really settle down and make new, original material. From When the City Sleeps, I was mildly disappointed in Viva la Cobra, though I loved Guilty Pleasure, My Moves are White (White Hot that Is) and Kiss My Sass. This CD is an awesome CD, but few tracks stick out in my mind like songs from their past CDs have.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

xoxo. Gossip Girl

In light news, Imogen Heap is the strangest person I've ever followed on twitter. Earlier today, she posted this lovely picture of herself stuck in traffic.

Yes, the beloved performer of hits such as "Let Go" from the Garden State soundtrack, as well as sytycd megahits "Hide and Seek" and "The Moment I Said It..." a complete nut.

She later posted "I highly recommend walking round as a clown one day out of context. It is immensly good fun!"

You know what Imogen? I 100% believe you.... but this is a "let's not and say we didn't" situation.

In vagina news (cue soundclip - "It's Vagina!!" a la Joel McHale)
Lady Gaga is Intersexed. That's right, Lady Gaga has a tiny, tiny penis along with her Vajay. A while ago, a clip appeared online showing what appeared to be Lady Gaga's... penis. I assumed it was just her flesh colored underwear and bad lighting... but apparently I was mistaken.

"Its not something that I'm ashamed of, just isn't something that i go around telling everyone. Yes. I have both male and female genitalia, but i consider myself a female. Its just a little bit of a penis and really doesnt interfere much with my life. the reason I haven't talked about it is that its not a big deal to me. like come on. its not like we all go around talking about our vags. I think this is a great opportunity to make other multiple gendered people feel more comfortable with their bodies. I'm sexy, I'm hot. i have both a poon and a peener. big fucking deal.
- L8d Gaga <3>"
(Lady Gaga's blog, as reported by Starrtrash )

Later that week, she tweeted
Love you Japan! Pokerface just went #1! Thanku!!. My show was so good last night. I just had to go home and suck my own hermie dick, suckka"

Somehow, I wasn't terribly shocked by this news. I'm kind of excited about this though. Hopefully, it'll bring more light to Intersexed Americans across the country... I guarantee we'll get a whole lot of "Wait, she was so hot in that one video! Does that make me gay?" *cough that's what starrtrash said* People are going to say "well what are we supposed to call it? Monsieur Gaga? Monster Gaga?"
No, she's not a dude and NO, it doesn't make you Gay. Lady Gaga quite clearly is a female. Yeah, she's got a bit more skin in a certain place than most girls you've met, but that doesn't make her a man. You're only gay if you like her peener more than her poon... and even then, you're probably insane for trying to hook up with Lady Gaga anyway.
Yes, she's intersexed, but seeing as how she goes by Lady Gaga, it's fair to assume she'd like to be thought of as a Lady.

You know what other news won't be exciting? When we find out she's actually a mental patient that managed to escape. Her real name is Florence Mattinson (which I completely made up... or did I?) and she's got to be tranquilized to get her back in the home.

I'm a genius.

While the tweet was real, I'm under the impression that Starrtrash may be a laugh blog, and not 100% truthful. More to come.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

You can catch me any time!

Fall Out Boy is back with a new music video for What a Catch, Donnie.
According to their myspace bulletin, there's some kind of a green screen glitch that they'll be fixing within the next few days, so feast your eyes on this while you can! (I didn't notice it, but then again, I'm used to crappy green screen.)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What. The. Fuck.

No. Just... fucking no.
What the fuck?
I can't even fabricate an appropriate reaction to this shitstorm.

Imagine if Usher and a Jonas had a retarded love child, and I mean child, then you've got Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber - ONE TIME Official Video


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lady Gaga is NOT a Visonary.

She's completely fucking insane.

Also, anyone else notice the triplets from Daisy of Love??

Monday, August 3, 2009

Because They're Bamf

We've gone over how much I love All Time Low, but lately I've been downloading their acoustic stuff like crazy... because they're fucking fly.

Boys Like Girls avec Ashely Tisdale

Boys Like Girls - "Love Drunk"

A fun video from Boys Like Girls...
have I mentioned that I love Ashley Tisdale?
Boys Like Girls are great... though I'll admit they're all total toolbags.
But that's fine.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Nelly Furtado is Completely Fucking Awesome

I'm pretty sure there's nothing she could do to make me stop loving her. I love her voice, I love her passion... I love me some Nel-Tado.

You Belong With My Girlfriend

So Taylor Swift has a new video out for You Belong with Me. It... bears a striking resemblance to Avril's video for Girlfriend. Check out the two and see for yourself!

Basically, the same damn thing. Good job on being original, Taylor/Taylor's producers. I'm glad you managed this. They even look similar...

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn!

I love pitbull so much...

Hotel Room Service

Is that Feisty from For the Love of Ray J in the video?!?

Shakira is Completely Fucking Insane

Mo Collins is gonna have a blast with this one.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

5,000th Song!!

So I promised 32 years ago that I'd do a big ol' blog about my 5,000th song. Sorry that didn't happen. I've had a lot of stuff going on - no job, new harddrive, wishing I had the money to get the eff out of my house... you know the drill.

Well, anyways, here it is - my 5,000th song!!

Sister Hazel - Best I'll Ever Be (acoustic)

This was my favorite band when I was younger, and I happened to be YouTubing around and found this gorgeous acoustic version of an already beautiful song.
Before my computer crashed and I got a new harddrive, this song was already number one on my lappy's Top 25 Most Played... because this song is beautiful.

From Wikipedia:

Sister Hazel Williams was an African-American woman who ran Sister Hazel's Rescue Mission in Gainesville, FL. during the 1970s and early '80s. This facility gave those who were down on their luck a safe place to stay warm, eat and regroup, regardless of age, race or beliefs. It is in this spirit of unconditional concern for all beings that the band chose to use her name.

Sister Hazel was formed in 1994 as an alternative rock band, and has been recording and touring ever since. Their first big hit was off their 1997 sophomore album
Somewhere More Familiar called All For You, which made it to #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. (An acoustic version was later released feat. Blues Traveler frontman John Popper.) Somewhere More Familiar was a line from their song We'll Find It (featured in The Wedding Planner). My personal favorite song from the album was Ceriline, and was the last song I listened to in that Millenium.

Their Junior Album,
Fortress, wasn't as well received, though it's strongest track, Your Winter (featured on the 10 Things I Hate About You soundtrack,) wasn't released as a single. The group was unable to come close to their previous #11 spot, only reaching #59 with their song Change Your Mind. Other good tracks include Champagne High, Beautiful Thing, Thank You, and Strange Cup of Tea. If ...Something More Familiar was a 10, Fortress was definitely no more than an 8.

Their next album,
Chasing Daylight, sold even more poorly. The band moved towards a more Pop/Country/Christian Rock feel vs their prior adult rock feel. Though there were some great songs on the cd like Come Around and Swandive, the music just wasn't the same.

About a year and a half later, they released their next CD
Lift. Not gonna lie, I didn't get it. Nor did I get Absolutely. I've heard a few tracks though, and they're not bad. Ken Block's vocals are stellar as always, and I know that their Die-Hard fans will remain loyal.

Their next and 7th studio album,
Release, will be released on August 18th.

Sister Hazel also promote AIDS awareness.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Put the bottle down...

So KC just made her own Rejection Hotline - the I Do Not Hook Up hotline.

call it!


Now playing: Katy Perry - Hook Up
via FoxyTunes

Monday, July 6, 2009

I wanna live it up just because...

So a while back I posted All Time Low's new single Weightless and how I was listening to it on repeat. Well, my play count for the song has dwindled but my love hasn't - and they've released a video for it!

The only thing that really bothers me is that not a single positive thing was said. Yes, they took big digs on themselves too, but could have at least had a "this fan is awesome" kind of a tag. Or "We'd totally be friends with this guy." Of course, I feel like the added the "I wish this was Fall Out Boy" just for me (cuz that was me when I saw ATL...)
It's a really cool concept, I just wish they hadn't spent the entire time busting on their fans.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Photoshop Disasters

So a while back I tore up Brooke Hogan's lame attempt at music.

Well I'll respect anyone who refuses to respect Heidi Montag.
In this track, Ur Not that Hot, Brooke calls out Heidi hardcore.

Now, I'm not sure where they got that male model to pose instead of Hulk's son Brooke, but thank god for Photoshop, right?

Anyways, I'll give Brooke a thumbs up for this.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Intoxicate me, I'm a lush

So Britney Spears managed to stay sober long enough to make a music video for her song Radar.

This video sucks. Primarily based on the fact that it portrays Britney as a functional aristocrat who goes to polo matches. I'll tell you what I know about aristocrats and it's that they drink heavily and drive, then run through the woods back to their houses to avoid arrest, arriving all torn up and bloody but not having spilled a drop of champagne.

Wait, that sounds just like my aunt Britney.
So I believe it.

Whatcha gon do?

(Via Twitter)
veronicasmusic Lisa_Veronica: Shooting a NEW video for 4EVER tomorrow, at a secret location in LA ♥ Goodnight x

Awesome! The Veronicas are shooting a video for 4Ever!!
But wait... doesn't it already have one?
It has Three!

(US Version)

(The UK Version)

(Aussie Version)

So, it's going to be interesting to see the fourth version of this video... one trick pony much? I can't imagine why they need to make yet another video for this song...

Monday, June 29, 2009


Cobra Starship has finally released the video for the smash hit Good Girls Go Bad!

Not only that, but Sean Paul has released a video for a song that's been tearing up my ipod for about a month now, So Fine.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

i hate bandwagons

So I'm now on twitter.
Not because I want to be, of course, but because that's the best way to stay updated on sytycd and on musicians. See? I'm doing this for YOU!
Though I can't guarantee posting very often, follow me @loudheadphones


So here's the deal - I currently have 4,999 songs on my iTunes.
That means that my next song makes 5,000!

So here's the deal. Whatever my 5,000 song is, I'm gonna do a big ol' write up on the artist, talk about their other work, and do a whole post about this Five Thousandth song.


Friday, June 26, 2009

really keri hilson?

So I guess Keri Hilson is trying to be Rihanna?
Check out the video for Return the Favor. The mirror scene is just like in Rihanna's SOS, and the water scene is exactly like Umbrella.

SOS - look somewhere around 1.13
Umbrella - can't really miss it, it's a good chunk of the video.

there's something strange going on in my head...

Hayden Panettierre is a total bitch.

I'm currently reading I Love You, Beth Cooper which is turning out to be a really awesome book. The movie is coming out soon starring Hayden Panettierre as Beth Cooper.
Somehow, in between Heroes and Beth Cooper, she managed to put out music(?!?!?!)
The song, Wake Up Call, is about how she's gonna have to cheat on her boyfriend so that he tries harder. Wow, what a great way to get a guy to dump your ass. Granted, I'd dump your ass for taking the island-esque beat to that awful Paris Hilton song (I just did extensive youtube research, and you won't find a legit version of Stars are Blind. It's like someone knew it had to go away.)

If you really wanna see a total bitch Hayden's song, here's the vid to Stars are Blind Wake Up Call.

I am from the moon this is my space accent

Marina and the Diamonds seems to be very Regina Spektor, whom I respekt but don't necessarily care for her music. She/They just released a video for her/their song I Am Not a Robot. It's... a really, really cool video. I'm not really into the song, but the video is damn neat. Check it out!

Spy vs. Spy

Sing it Loud has released a video for their single Come Around. What a damn cool video! It's... it's really neat. They clearly put a lot of effort into making this video happen. Thanks, Epitaph Records, for another awesome pop-punk band for my to jam my ipod with.
No, I'm not being sarcastic. Even though Sing it Loud is basically All Time Low on a different label, I really like All Time Low, so what's not to love about Sing it Loud?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kelly Clarkson's my Hero

Hear her dis kids, dis Perez, and praise her tour.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wreckin' Decks & Gettin' Sex

Okay, so I hate to keep doing wtf? posts, especially since I'm supposed to like music, not trash it.

Sadly, music keeps trashing itself.

Decaydance, the vanity label of Pete Wentz, recently signed a new group called Millionaires.


Imagine for me, if Margaret Cho were to turn her comedy act into a musical, and you have Millionaire's new single, Just Got Paid.

Imagine a classless versions of The Veronicas who drink a lot and have a fat third sister, and you've got their look.
$10 they're from either LA or New Jersey.

These three girls seem like a parody of themselves, but they're 100% serious.
If they had been released and were on any other label, I'd probably respect them an ounce more. The problem, however, is their music is everything the artists on the Decaydance label despise. All of their songs nowadays are a hit on rich celebrities who get famous doing nothing... which is exactly what Just Got Paid represents.
You can buy Millionaires entire EP, Just Got Paid, Let's Get Laid, off iTunes right now for just $1.99, which I think is $1.98 too much.

Millionaires - Just Got Paid - Director's Cut

Friday, June 19, 2009

sytycd rules my life.

So You Think You Can Dance always inspires my playlists. Lemme give you a peek at the SYTYCD music scene.

Terry Poison - 24 Hours (Aston Shuffle A-Bomb Remix)
While this routine wasn't necessarily my favorite of the night (it was really good though) the song really hit me. I was like "hmm. I need this. I've been listening to this and the original version all night. Put this on your playlist!

Nadia Oh - Hot Like Wow
What an interesting song! It's very unique and powerful. Put this on your iPod, you won't regret it.

Kristina DeBarge - Goodbye
When the song that Goodbye samples came out, it was the biggest dance hit of it's era. DeBarge's version is very danceable, but not exactly versatile. This would have been killer as a Rihanna hit, but I think that it's kinda weak with DeBarge. We'll see how this train goes.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

what the fizzuck?

Okay so wait... this is real?? Tinted Windows is a real band? WHAT??

Tinted Windows are: Taylor Hanson of Hanson (lead vocals), James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins (guitar), Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne (bass), and Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick (drums).


Next on WTF?, Taylor Swift has a new video out...
it's... uh... featuring T-Pain.
Yeah, I did use that sentence.
There's not enough words to describe this. It's... you just have to watch this.
It's called Thug Story.

I either want to hit her or respect the hell out of her.
The promise ring is still a bit of a turn off though.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

...sounds like...

Okay, I've got some concerns. I always thought that "Thinking of You" by Katy Perry sounded suspiciously like Alanis Morrissette... and it finally hit me which song. The song in question is No Pressure Under Cappuccino. Listen for the "You're like a _____, like a ______" in the lyrics, similar guitarage/tempo/etc, and the quintesential Alanis "ahhh, ye da dai ai" (yes, that is legit onomatopoeia.)
Listen and let me know I'm not crazy?

just for fun

Thought you'd wanna see this.
Official remix of Waking up in Vegas, complete with music video (mostly the same as the old one, with a new new shots and deltaco'd scenes.)

Waking Up In Vegas (Remix)

This next video is why I'm alive:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Life's a Movie - Call Me Martin Scorsese

You know I want you...

Pitbull's back with a new single, Calle Ocho (I Know You Want Me). I love Pitbull. It's probably not healthy how much I love Pitbull. With hits like Toma, Fuego, and Go Girl, killer verses in Feel It, Shooting Star, and Shake, and sick remixes of songs like Low, Cupid's Shuffle, and What Goes Around Comes Around, Pitbull has officially gotten into our heads. And I don't want him to leave!! To quote Mary Murphy, "WHOOOOOOOO!!!" I love my boy Mr. 305.

Wait... what? WHAT??

We've had a blog or two about how Lady Gaga is... well.. Gaga. Nuts. Insane. Not only is there now an iPhone app that'll make you look like Lady Gaga, but... apparently Lady Gaga is BFF with... no, you didn't guess right... Marilyn Manson. Yes, Marilyn Manson. WHAAAAAAT. They're apparently remixing each others tracks now. ...yeah, I don't really get it either. I don't even know what else to say, you just have to watch this.

(Shout out to vlogger heynaderz aka Hey Nadine)

(thanks perez)

I'm already drunk!
So the Pussycat Dolls apparently did another "The Pussycat Dolls presents" and I missed it. The result was apparently the Paradiso Girls. And.... ehh.
They got the rights to a Keri Hilson demo called "Hey Girl", originally featuring Lil' Jon and T-Pain. The Paradiso Girls' version is called "Patron Tequila" and... i just don't like it. And I mean honestly, it's not put together well. I still hear Keri from the original version. And no T-Pain... awwwkward. I honestly like Keri's version more. For starters, Hilson isn't flat the whole time. Secondly, T-Pain. Need I say more? But you can be the judge of that yourself.

(for some reason, I could only find this awkwardly sped up version. The download link should have the original.)

Also, I'd very much like to go see Boyce Avenue at the World Cafe in Philadelphia on June 28th. Anyone wanna come? I'm almost willing to go with strangers at this point. I make a hot date.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

oh my god no way

liek oh my god no way.
In the recent issue of Rolling Stone, Adam Lambert came out of the closet. OhMyGodNoWayAdam'sGay? I can't fucking believe it. There's no way that his perfectly coiffed hair and pink lip gloss could have tipped me off. You know what definitely kept me in the dark about his sexuality? All the pictures on the internet of him in drag making out with men. That's what threw me off the most. I mean, what gay guy would do that? This is totally coming out of left field.

Seriously now.
Okay, the big question is "Did Adam Lambert's sexuality keep him from coming in first?"
I don't think that's the case one bit. If it had been a factor, he would have been kicked off long, long ago. In the long run, I'm more attracted to Kris Allen, and we all know that the only people that won the show due to talent are Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Jordin Sparks - everyone else won because of personality or looks. The only other bigshot was Chris Daughtry, and he didn't even make it to the final three.
Now, I'm not saying that Lambert didn't have personality - I don't even watch AI but I knew everything about him like months ago. He's full of personality. So why did he lose? Do we really care? We know he's going to get a better career under a different label and won't have the AI execs financially raping him the rest of his life.
There you have it folks. I hate American Idol, I will never listen to Adam Lambert or Kris Allen. I will, however, keep you updated on my ungrounded opinions of which I am never wrong.