Category: Music

Ebony and Ivory


“Ebony and Ivory” is a 1982 number-one single by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.

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stupid and senseless: aaron carter (na na na na na na na na)


Oh, Aaron, what are we going to do with you? That video is still one of the most embarrassing things I’ve ever seen, lol.

Anyway!

Ooh Wee

Aaron was in the news recently for his DUI arrest and subsequent fifteen minutes of fame. He milked that arrest like it needed to be delivered the next morning. Damn. He called Nick out (this is all Aaron does when it comes to Nick, but that’s related to other shit), he said people were body shaming him. We didn’t know the truth. The truth would come out.

https://twitter.com/aaroncarter/status/886770174275268608

This statement had me rolllllllling. Arrested for being a celebrity? Oh and he wasn’t under the influence even though…

arresting officers witnessed the Aaron’s Party singer ‘driving all over the road and running into the median’ while operating a white Chevy Suburban with no tags

Alright, boo.

https://twitter.com/aaroncarter/status/886834665209962496

I know that you’re all dying to see a close up of that neck tattoo so here it is!

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Waiting For The End


Whenever someone who had a huge musical impact on me dies, I always have their song lyrics in their head. I’ll never claim to be someone who memorises lyrics but you never forget the ones that resonate with you.

Linkin Park have so many songs like that for me.

I won’t pretend that their albums post Meteora are my favorites but Chester (and co) always wrote at least one song you could relate to.

Waiting For The End is one in particular. I’m not sure if it was released as a track or not but it’s one of my favourite songs and it was all that was in my head when I heard the shocking news. It’s hard to believe that we won’t hear that voice again. 

It’s yet another tragic loss of life and I hope he finds the peace he was looking for.


RIP, Chester.

We Are Here To Change The World 


I can’t believe it’s been eight years since Michael Jackson passed away. 
Celebrity deaths aren’t really something that I go crazy over. You get those people who go out and lay flowers and everything and I’m always wondering why. They didn’t know that celebrity. Not really. 

That being said, Michael Jackson’s death was that one moment for me. His music was a huge part of my childhood. I’m pretty sure his song Ghosts caused my most scariest nightmare to date, but I’ve made my peace with it. It was my go to jam for a good couple of weeks, I just can’t ever watch the video again. 

Anyway, I used to know all of the lyrics to all his songs because I heard them so much. I even knew the words to Butterflies (which is underrated by the way). 

I still remember the day the news of his death broke. No one was sure what was happening. Was he head? Or just in hospital? CNN were running around like headless chickens. The internet was confused. Eventually it all became clear. 

Michael Jackson was dead. 

It was a huge shock to me personally. We had the excitement of his concerts in London. Some of my friends had tickets, I desperately wanted one myself. One minute he was well on his way to making a comeback and the next…he was gone. 

I remember going on a trip to an event at the venue where he’d been due to perform and everyone was writing messages to him on the advertising boards for his concerts. I have no idea what I wrote, but it was hard to find space. I always wonder what they did with all of it. 

Obviously, he became a controversial figure in the later years, and he was vilified by the press and public. None of that takes away from the fact that he was immensely talented. I’m not one to go crazy over singers but Michael Jackson is a legend, and his music is timeless. 

People will still be listening to his songs long after we’re all gone, that I’m sure of. 

Case in point: I recently saw Captain EO for the first time ever. I wish I could have seen it was intended to be, but it’s still pretty cool. We Are Here To Change The World is a great song and the overall message of the film is still relevant today. I don’t think anyone but Michael could have pulled off the earnestness of Captain EO. It’s well worth a watch if you have time. It’s about 15 minutes long. 

Going back to the music, I don’t think I even have a favourite MJ song because there are so many classics. The main ones like, Bad, Thriller, Beat It, Man In The Mirror, Smooth Criminal and others like Jam (Jam Jam, here comes the man, hot damn!), Dangerous, In The Closet, Do You Remember The Time, They Don’t Care About Us, Will You Be There?, Earth Song, She Drives Me Wild, Why You Wanna Trip On Me, Human Nature, Heal The World and You Rock My World. There are too many to choose from, but this is one instance where that’s not a bad thing.

Do I even need to go into his iconic music videos? Ghosts aside, watching an MJ video was always a good time. 

Hee hee!

Rest in peace, MJ 💜.

lyric videos


The Girl That Hates Everything | Official Lyric Videos

I know that this seems petty but is nothing sacred anymore? There was a place for lyric videos. That place was YouTube and the creators were people like you and me. People that had a fondness for a basic black background and Comic Sans font. Or occasionally, backgrounds and fonts that clashed violently. Still, that’s what was so fun about lyric videos. Someone sitting down to take the time to put it all together simply because they enjoyed the song. Now the only thing people enjoy to do is post long forty minutes responses to viral vidoes, reality shows and other people’s videos. And talk about themselves. And troll comments. Or let you know that they’re watching in [insert calendar year here]. I always get the feeling that if aliens came down to Earth, they’d take one look at YouTube and never come back. 

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tgthe: shape of you by ed sheeran


If given a choice between listening to this song and never listening to music for the rest of my life, I’d pick the latter.
It is garbage.

It’s worse than garbage, at least garbage is picked up eventually. This song is everywhere polluting screens and airwaves. Just hearing it irritates me. Lyrically, it’s shit. The arrangement is lazy. The repetitive ooh I ooh I ooh I (or whatever the heck he’s saying) makes me want to bang my head against a hard surface. Repeatedly.

In fact, Ed Sheeran in general makes me want to move to a cave where I never have to listen to him again. I liked his first album. I really did, but everything that’s come after it has been atrocious. He’s singlehandedly ruining the ‘white guy plays acoustic guitar’ trope because they all sound like superior or inferior versions of him now (sorry James Blunt).

Ugh, anyway, yes. Just wanted you all to know.

Throwback Thursday – The Mask Of R Zorro 


Way back in the 2000s, we were graced with a song called ‘Hotel‘ by Cassidy ft R.Kelly. The song was a bop, but the video. The video had a giant pink elephant in it that none of us could ignore. R Kelly in full on pink durag/Zorro mask get up, dancing around like people wouldn’t be wondering what the hell was going on with his outfit.  (more…)