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...