music

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 💜.

My Discovery of Hick Hop


First of all, what the ever loving Reba Kid Rock Blake Shelton (all the country artists I know) fuck is Hick Hop?

Country rap is a subgenre of popular music blending country music with hip hop-style rapping, also known as hick-hop or rural rap.

Oh.

But…

WHAT IS THIS.  (more…)

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.  (more…)

I’m a moderately special snowflake ❄


So, I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award again by JM (silentfall). Thank you for the nomination! Please be sure to check out her blog, it’s far more interesting than mine!

Anyway, I figured I’d at least answer the questions!

1. Name one thing that you do that always feels right, no matter what?

Snark. Like, 99% of the time. I have a draft saved about how bad I sometimes feel about my snarking, LOL. I haven’t posted it because I have a rep to maintain. You’re not doing snark right if you feel bad about it.  (more…)

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.

Snuff


And love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again.

SlipknotSnuff

I wasn’t the biggest Slipknot fan back during my metal/rock days (NGL, the masks were creepy, although Duality was my sooOoooong once upon a time. I really wanted to be metalhead so badly until common sense prevailed, lol), but this is one of my favourite songs of all time. 

music festivals


Haven’t done one of these for a while but it’s festival season and I’m here to rain on someone’s parade (jk but not really).

I’m not a music festival kind of person. Personally, I prefer an arena with indoor facilities and seating. Why pay so much to stand on a field for twelve hours? ‘Cause I’m not sitting on any grass. Or fake grass. Bugs don’t discriminate. No, no, no. I see no joy in standing in a huge crowd of people and getting whacked over the head while staring at blurry figures on a stage that I can barely see. I did enjoy myself at the one I went to, but I enjoyed the indoor concert I was at a few months prior more.

Anyway, from my experience, it was just okay. Nothing special. 

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Throwback Thurfraturday


Well. Thursday is over (or almost over) but whatever. Today was just a Savage Garden kinda day! 

ETA: So, Thursday and Friday kind of passed me by, but still, lol! You could say that I’m Truly, Madly, Deeply Forgetful.

I hope that everyone has a good weekend! I can’t believe that we’re in April already. Damn

FAB. 


Or rather, Fake Ass Bitches. This song is my new fave. I love JoJo. I still have her first album on CD somewhere. I’m glad to see that she’s back making music (not that she ever stopped but she couldn’t release anything officially due to a dispute with her record label).

Anyway, here’s the song! Feel free to send it to any fake ass bitches that you happen to know. 😂 (more…)