Aproape 4 ani!!! (plus concertul vietii mele)

Wow! A trecut o vesnicie (adica 4 ani) de cand am blogul si tot sunt nesimtita pentru ca nu mai scriu nimic nou. Recunosc, cheful de scris mi-a venit astazi dupa ce am vazut noul episod din Awkward si dupa discutia cu buna mea prietena, Oana. Ea, fata cuminte, s-a tinut de blog. Era cazul sa ii mai arat si eu putina atentie…macar odata la 4-5 luni. Tin sa spun ca urasc vremea asta imputita din Bucuresti si ca abia astept sa vina anotimpul meu preferat, toamna. Dar discutiile despre vreme nu au fost niciodata preferatele mele…

Pe vremea cand incepusem blogul asta, eram intre primul si al doilea an de facultate si credeam ca o sa ajung mare jurnalist si ca blogul ma va ajuta o tona. M-a ajutat un c***t! Dar tot e bine ca aveam un refugiu unde sa scriu ce-mi mai trece prin minte. Imi amintesc si acum vremurile din 2009 cand scriam despre Lady Gaga fiind an attention whore si cum vizualizarile pe blogul meu explodasera. Datorita ei am luat 10 la Jurnalism online! Inca o iubesc pe Gaga si inca regret ca nu am mers la concertul ei pe 16 august:( Poate am ratat ceva wow sau poate nu. Sper sa mai revina…

Cel mai tare concert din vara asta a fost, fara indoiala, al celor de la Garbage. Fiind un fan infocat de ani si ani…faptul ca Shirley si Duke s-au uitat direct la mine pentru cateva clipe in timpul concertului ma fac sa realizez ca nu m-am nascut degeaba. Concertul a fost perfect. Shirley Manson arata si canta demential si visul meu de o viata s-a indeplinit! Am stat in primul rand! A fost absolut divin. Ce ma deranja era ca am fost printre putinii fani care stiau varsta lui Shirley si versurile de la melodiile Garbage – mai ales a celor de pe noul album. Come on, people! De ce mai veniti la concert daca nu stiti nici macar versurile de la Blood for Poppies? Bine, astea sunt ganduri de fan inrait care simte ca merita sa fie acolo pe scena cu ei pentru ca nimeni nu e mai constient decat mine cat de tare e trupa Garbage. Am si cateva poze de la concert!

A fost ireal! Nu mi-a venit sa cred ca eram la 10 metri de cea mai tare cantareata din Univers si ca am ajuns in sfarsit sa ii vad live! Concertul a inceput cu melodia care-mi este ringtone: Automatic Systematic Habit si s-a incheiat cu Vow! Imi pare rau ca nu a fost mai lung si ca au anulat sesiunea de autografe promisa. Now that’s riding high on a deep depression! [fanii adevarati vor intelege!] Acum mai lipseste sa vina No Doubt si viata mea e completa!

In ultima perioada s-au intamplat si lucruri mai putin fericite, dar pentru acelea voi rezerva noi postari…

It was “Friday! Friday!”

And so the Black Plague has ended! The infamous “Friday” video by Rebecca Black has been taken down because the record lable wasn’t making any money off of the song. The video had gotten to 167 million views before it was taken down. The song was famous for all the wrong reasons. When people typed “worst song ever” on youtube, they would find Rebecca Black’s song as their first search result.

I feel like the Rebecca Blackapolipse was like 2012: it will pass and we’ll survive it. I admit that it was a very popular and funny song, but let’s all admit that Katy Perry’s “Last Friday night” kicked ass! Besides the amazing video, the song is beyond catchy and doesn’t have stupid lyrics that state the obvious  like “Yesterday was Thursday…”. Anyway, I think this was prone to happen one day or another. Rebecca Black wouldn’t have liked to be known only for being a Friday girl. I don’t even think she’ll ever sing again after this. The fact that she made a cameo in Katy Perry’s video really boosted her immage.

Maybe the kid can sing. We’ll never get to know; maybe after she’ll change her record label. It’s too bad she had to undergo all that cyber-bullying for what has become the most popular and annoying song in history. All in all, we have “Last Friday Night” to show us how a Friday song really goes!

 

Of course, choosing between the front and back seat can give you headaches. It was a funny thing to sing about. Pop music will never cease to amaze me. You can sing about how much you love a certain day of the week or an item of clothing. Now it’s time for Jenna Rose to take down her music video for…any of the horrible songs that she’s made.

Since it’s still Friday, I find it weird how all the songs that come up in my playlist talk about Friday. By far my favourites are “Friday I’m in love” by The Cure and “What’s my age again” by Blink 182 ( “I took her out…It was a FRIDAY night…”). In other Friday news, I’m happy that all my summer Fridays will be free! So let’s celebrate this fifth glorious day of the week with one of the best songs out there:

Web Inspiration #3: Shane Dawson

What does peeing in your mouth, hitting Miley Cyrus with a car and imitating a getto accent perfectly have in common? Nothing, unless you know who Shane Dawson is. Anybody who’s ever been on youtube more than two weeks should have heard of Shane. He now stands at number 4 most subscribed of all time and I strongly believe he deserves more than that.

I first discovered Shane when another Web Inspiration of mine, Michael Buckley, announced the nominees for Mister Youtube. He then stated that Shane was the next best thing on youtube and that he would get 1,000,000 subscribers until the end of 2009. Buck was on to something because now Shane has over 1,930,000 subscribers and still growing. Shane has been a youtuber since  summer of 2008 and I’m sorry I didn’t discover him sooner. He now administrates 3 youtube channels: ShaneDawsonTv (that ranks in number 4 most subscribed of all time), ShaneDawsonTv2 (number 6 most subscribed) and shane (his Iphone channel that ranks in 49th most subscribed and still growing).

Shane makes all kinds of videos: from vlogs, to skits and videos where he answers questions from his fans. He also plays many characters he made up, but his most popular one is Shanaynay, a getto girl with an extra eyebrow. Shane seems to treat youtube as his life and his job. He shares everything with his fans. We’ve learned that he had weight problems when he was in high school ( Shane who once weighed 340 pounds, lost 150 pounds in nine months). Also, he made it clear that he is annoyed by the Twilight series, but loves to make fun of the plots and characters, even if some people accuse him of going too far. Other subjects that he loves to touch on and make fun of are Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Snooki from Jersey Shore and fellow youtuber, Fred. The list may continue…

Here’s an idea of who Shane is, as he stated in the video:

Shane Dawson once stated that he is an innocent guy with a dirty mouth. He claims never having sex, consuming drugs or alchool. While most parents believe these are the atributes of a role model, his videos get negative reactions from people who are way past their 30s. It seems that Shane’s humour appeals to kids, teenagers and young adults. He often talks about masturbation, anal sex, blow jobs, but most people forget to see the essence: IRONY and HUMOUR! After all, as Woody Allan said: “Don’t knock on masturbation. It’s sex with someone you love!”. Shannaynay, one of his characters is a former drug addict prostitute with STDs who lives in the gettos. Shane’s imagination seems to never be on a break. He created many other characters such as: Aunt Hilda, Ned the Nerd, S-Deezy and many spoofs of celebreties such as Miley, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Snooki from Jersey shore and so on and so forth.

Shane is well known for his music parodies. He made spoofs on songs such as “Bad Romance” and “Telephone” by Lady Gaga, “Don’t trust me” by 3OH!3 or “Blah Blah Blah” by Ke$ha. Here is one of his spoofs featuring the hilarious carachter, Ned the nerd:

Forbes magazine named him their 25th most famous web celebrity and he is known to have earned over 315.000 $ in the past year (according to indyposted.com). It’s great to see that a person my age (actually 6 days  younger) is doing what he loves and getting paid for it. Tthe topics Shane talks about are very relatable, and being able to turn your passion into your job is a dream I also want to acheive. He never took his youtube succes for granted and he always reminds his fans and supporters how much he loves them. When he reached 1,000, 000 subscirbers on his main channel, he started crying tears of joy and made me feel good that I was one of the subscribers that changed his life.

Shane is a web inspiration with an award that proves it! He was nominated for a Teen Choice Award this year for Choice Web Star. The nominees for that category included fellow YouTubers iJustine, Charles Trippy, Lucas Cruikshank, best known for his Fred character, and singer Greyson Chance.

Speaking of iJustine, Shane invented the funniest game on the web, called the iJustine game. Basically, you play one of iJustine’s videos on mute and you put the dirtiest rap song you can find. Here’s Shane demonstrating just that:

Hands down! This man is too funny for this century!

Shane has other characters he features on his youtube channel and those are his pets: Miley (bitch-female dog), Charlie (dog), Muffins and Snoop (cats). I loved that he named his dog Miley based on the comments of his viewers. It would have been a cute name even if it wasn’t based on Miley Cyrus’ first name. Here is the naming of Shane’s dog:

Shane works his but off to give us a funny video every Saturday, an Ask Shane on monday and random funny videos throughout the week. That takes time and dedication and judging by the high quality of the videos we should be glad that subscribing is free. Shane Dawson’s dream is to have his own TV show. With the success of his three youtube channels, he shouldn’t worry about that. I just hope that after he gets his big break on TV, he won’t forget where he came from: a little place called ShaneDawsonTV.

Shane Dawson is my inspiration because he knows how to treat every little bad thing with humour. More people should be able to do that and that’s why Shane is the best innocent-dirty mouth-sensitive role model! You rock, Mister Youtube!

Gaga Music Awards recap.Girl power FTW!

Even though Eminem was the opening act of the show, girl power dominated this year’s MTV Video Music awards. Maybe that’s why Eminem had to sing and leave. He knew that it was ladies’ night at the VMAs. His duet with Rihanna was great. They look good together on stage. I’m loving RiRi’s new hair! Girl power FTW!

Chelsea Handler hosted this year’s show and she was hilarious! It was the first time in 16 years when a woman hosted the VMAs. Before getting on stage, the comedian had her ass slapped by a lot of men and…Lindsay Lohan. I know! Who? Linds told her to watch her drinking. Yeah, that is a cameo we would all love to forget. Chelsea made an entrance that was inspired by Lady Gaga, but the gig didn’t go past the Ra-Ra-Ra from “Bad Romance”, because that’s all they got to in reherlals. This year’s VMA host paid a tribute, more or less, to Lady Gaga by dressing up as crazy as she could. She had a house on her head and a dove flying out of her crotch. I thought it was Lady Gaga herself the whole performance, but the house’s garage door made things clear for everyone.

What post 2009 VMA show would be complete without a Kanye West refferal? Chelsea gave a random person the “My award-My choice” as a demonstration to what artists accepting the VMAs should do if someone would interrupt their speech. And on with the show…

Ellen DeGeneres gave a funny mini-speech before announcing the nominees for Best Female Video. It’s like she had to remind everyone of how awesome she is! Lady Gaga won the first award of the night for Best Female Video for “Bad Romance”. In her acceptance speech she told her fans that they were “the cool kids at the party”. The Monster Mommy was wearing Alexander McQueen, to pay a tribute to the deceased designer. Lady Gaga’s speech was nice, but I could’t help but noticing the look on Katy Perry’s face when she lost an award to one of her rivals. Her expression was like “You may have won this one, bitch, but the rest are mine!”. If Katy only knew…

Justin Bieber’s performance was announced by one of his biggest fans, Kim Kardashian, who remembered she had a restraining order to keep away from him. Her passion for him is creepy, because what straigh woman would go for a 28 year old lesbian? Justin first performed “Baby”, followed by a lip sync fail to “Somebody to love”. Now that’s the moment he should have said “Pink elephant, pink elephant” and nobody would have noticed the boo boo. He then went at the drums and another boo boo was around the corner: he dropped a drumb stick, but not much people seemed to have noticed that.

Justin’s menthor, Usher, had a pink elephant fail during his performance and everyone saw the obvious lip sync and the tired dancing. We gotta give Usher a break, the man is getting old and can’t sing and dance like back in the days when everyone was screaming “Yeah!”.

The cast of Glee presented the nominees for Best Pop Video and I loved it when Jane Lynch said Keisha instead of Ke$ha. It’s the girl’s fault for having a misleading name. That’s why she should call herself Ke-dollar sign-HA. Props to Michael Buckley for that idea! Lady Gaga won the award for “Bad Romance”. Katy Perry looked pissed again and she seemed to have told the person next to her “That Gaga bitch beat me again! She needs to die!”. Relax, Katy! You didn’t get a moon man this year, but you met your dream man last year. It’s a win-win situation for both of you gals!

One of the most anticipated performances of the evening, Taylor Swift sang a song about the Kanye incident from last year, “I guess you really did it this time”: “Lost your balance on the tight rope/it’s never too late to get it back… Today is never too late to be brand new… Every one of us has messed up too. I hope you remember today’s never too late…to be friends with you….You’re still an innocent.” A whole song dedicated to an idiot that did something bad to you? Come on, Taylor, you can do better than that! Actually, no, because that’s your whole song writing purpose: to sing about men that did you wrong. This performance was too deep for the VMAs. We should all forgive and forget. It’s been a year already! Get over it, Taylor!

In the skit for Best New Artist In a Video, Chelsea Handler chases Justin Bieber for his hair, thinking it’s a wig and he’s like “Weren’t you my baby sitter?”. Justin is hilarious! He thinks that every 30+ year old woman was his baby sitter once.

The douchebags from The Jersey Shore were on stage in a hot tub and Snooki dared Chelsea to join them by calling her “Bitch”. Very classy of our Snooks, for sure! The moment Chelsea got in the tub, The Situation made one of his mind blowing remarqes: “We got a Situation!”. It’s like that’s the most interesting thing he can say. It’s gotta be sad to be so limited. The funny part was when Chelsea got out of the hot tub with a big fake belly, suggesting she was pregnant. Again, “We got a Situation!”…It was annoying 5 minutes ago! Now someone has to shoot this guy!

B.O.B. had a great performance with Haley Williams and Bruno Mars and Haley sang “Only Exception”. I loved how one song went into the other. Pefect mash-up! It was a shame they didn’t win anything, hence the many nominations.

The winner for Best New Artist in a Video went to Justin Bieber who couldn’t find the stage and he looked like my cat when I hide his toy frog! Justin Bieber has comedy potential so, Disney, hit him up! Nobody threw a water bottle…boring!

Cher announced the winner for Video of The Year in her “If I could turn back time” outfit that now seems ok for MTV. Back when she was young, she was like the Lady Gaga of the MTV stone age. Speaking of Lady Gaga, she won the award for her “Bad Romance” video. She accepted her award wearing a meat dress that PETA isn’t going to be too happy about and asking Cher to hold her meat purse. Indeed, that is an odd request. Lady Gaga said that she was nervous that she would let her fans down if she didn’t win. She revealed the name of her new up-coming record called “Born this way” and immediately bursted into tune “I’m beautiful in my way ’cause God makes no mistakes…”. The acceptance speech was beautiful and she started crying and reminded the fans how much she loves them.

Kanye West wraped up the night with his “Toast for the douchebags”. At first, I thought he was talking about himself, being the self absorbed ass hole that he is. But it seemed that the song was adressed to Taylor Swift. “You’ve been putting up with my s–t for way too long,” he sang to close out the night. “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags/ Let’s have a toast for the a-holes/ Let’s have a toast for the scumbags.” I guess they’re even!

The night had great performances from Eminem, Rihanna, B.O.B, Haley Williams, Bruno Mars, Drake and Mary J. Blige.

Here’s the complete list of winners for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards:

• Video of the Year: “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
• Female Video: “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
• Male Video: “Not Afraid,” Eminem
• Rock Video: “Kings and Queens,” 30 Seconds to Mars
• Pop Video: “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
• Hip-Hop Video: “Not Afraid,” Eminem
• Collaboration: “Telephone,” Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé
• Dance Video: “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
• Choreography: “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
• Editing: “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
• Direction: “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
• Special Effects: “Uprising,” Muse
• Art Direction: “Dog Days Are Over,” Florence + the Machine
• Cinematography: “Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

All in all, the award show should have been called The MTV Gaga Music Awards, because she was the centre of atention tonight! And congratulations to Chelsea Handler for hosting the show! She did a great job! Girl power FTW!

Dor de decada lui ’90 (Muzica)

Deși eram doar un copil în acea decadă, am reușit să mă bucur de cele mai bune lucruri pe care le-a avut de oferit acea perioadă (în afară de nașterea lui frati-miu în martie 1990; aia e singura perioadă a anilor ’90 pe care o blestem). La începutul lui 2000, magia anilor ’90 a început să dispară treptat și am avut parte de foarte mari porcării în muzică și televiziune. Să nu zic ce epave sunt muzica și televiziunea lui 2010, atât în România cât și peste hotare…

În anii ’90 am avut parte de o explozie în lumea muzicală. Atunci s-au născut trupe memorabile, dar care, în prezent nu mai există. Până să învăț engleza suficient de bine ca să înțeleg despre ce cântă străinii, m-am delectat cu muzica autohtonă: 3 Sud-Est, Andre, Valahia, Genius, Gaz pe Foc și A.S.I.A sunt doar câteva exemple care îmi vin în minte în momentul ăsta. Cum am spus mai devreme, niciuna din aceste trupe nu mai există pe piață. Probabil pentru că a murit farmecul anilor ’90 care nu mai sunt la fel dacă sunt transpuși în prezent. Copil fiind, le-am ascultat și agreat muzica. Până când s-au despărțit și m-am maturizat și eu. Îmi aduc aminte un moment haios de prin ’98 au ’99 când tata ne-a dus la un concert de-ale trupei Andre. Tipele erau pe scenă agitându-și echipamentul și chinuindu-se să scoată un playback decent când tata îmi spune la ureche: “Știi că și ele fac caca?”. Evident, știam că și fetele de la Andre erau oameni, dar niciodată nu mi-am imaginat că vedetele au nevoi ca oamenii de rând. Țin să îi mulțumesc lui tata că m-a ajutat să văd viața mai realist. Ăsta a fost un prim pas spre a fi obiectiv și realist, bănuiesc. I-am amintit, de curând, lui tata de faza asta și a fost uimit că am avut o memorie așa bună. S-a amuzat și el de ce prostie putea să spună în mijlocul unui concert.

O altă dezamăgire, pe lângă faptul că am aflat că fetele de la Andre se cacă, a fost playback-ul. Nu îmi închipuiam că exista o alternativă pentru cântatul propriu-zis. De atunci, începusem să elimin din lista mea de preferințe “artiștii” care recurgeau la playback. Nu acceptam scuze, mai ales pentru că îmi dădeau impresia că oameni fără voce ca mine pot face o carieră din asta (probabil asta a fost și impresia INNEI). Oricum, muzica românească părea să nu mă mulțumească cu versurile sale cvasi-penibile și muzica prea computerizată, așa că mi-am îndreptat atenția spre trupele și cântăreții de peste hotare.

Una din trupele străine care mi-a atras atenția în mod deosebit  a fost No Doubt cu videoclipul “Ex Girlfriend”. Gwen Stefani mi se părea superbă în perioada aia. O admiram pentru curajul de a-și vopsi părul roz și în secret visam să ajung ca ea: frumoasă, de succes și membra celei mai tari trupe rock a momentului. După vizionarea acelui clip, am găsit alte melodii care mi-au atras atenția și care m-au făcut să pun trupa No Doubt în topul meu de “All Time Favourites”. Pentru mine, trupa No Doubt nu a fost niciodată destrămată. Având în vedere că Gwen era cea care ținea trupa pe picioare, faptul că ea a scos câteva albume solo a fost o emancipare pentru ea. Momentan, trupa e bine mersi și mă aștept să fie din ce în ce mai geniali!

Nici nu știu cum să încep a spune că ador trupa Garbage. Și nici nu-mi aduc aminte când a apărut pasiunea mea pentru trupa de origine scoțiană. “Only Happy When It Rains” a fost și este un imn pentru copilul depresat de vară și fericit când vine toamna. Acel copil sunt eu, evident. Shirley Manson e o altă femeie de pe scena rock-ului care e superbă fără a fi nevoie să se dezbrace pe scenă și să-și vândă sufletul diavolului. În 1998, trupa lansează melodia “Special”. De fiecare dată când aud o melodie pe nume “Special”, zâmbesc. Adoram cuvântul ăsta când eram mică, probabil pentru că era un atribut la care tindeam. Nu a fost melodie Garbage care să nu-mi placă. Trupa asta a fost una din preferatele mele, din anii ’90 până în prezent. Abia aștept noul album! Da, și trupa Garbage se ține bine!

Recunosc că la sfârșitul anilor ’90 mi-a plăcut mai mult de Christina Aguilera. Motivul era simplu: pentru că prea multă lume o adora pe Britney Spears și pentru că Aguilera chiar avea voce. “Hit me baby one more time” a fost un succes imens, dar “Gennie in a bottle” mi-a atras atenția mai mult. După ce am înțeles mai bine limba engleză, mi-am dat seama că versurile erau destul de scandaloase. Nu-i de mirare că ambele prințese ale muzicii pop au luat-o pe drumuri nu tocmai creștine. Britney s-a căsătorit cu un idiot, a făcut doi copii, s-a ales cu o reputație de mamă rea și acum așteaptă o relansare. Cu toate astea, prefer să îmi amintesc de ea ca prințesa pop a anilor ’90. Pe de altă parte, Christina Aguilera a declarat că ea oricum e mai curviștină de fel și astfel, în 2002 și-a dat arama pe față cu albumul “Stripped”.

Nu vreau să deviez prea mult de la subiect. Cert e că ambele mi-au marcat copilăria din anii ’90 când erau cât de cât inocente. Le știam versurile pe de rost și vroiam să merg în SUA la unul din concertele lor. Astea erau visele mele de copil din anii ’90 când venea vorba de trupele străine. Ca pe orice copilă, m-a atins și muzica celor de la Backstreet Boys și N*Sync, dar nu ca pe o fanatică descreierată. Am fost mai mare fan Blink 182 și al melodiei care ridiculiza pop-ul anilor ’90: “All the small things”. Un clasic pe care îl fredonez și acum cu mult drag.

I’m a blonde single girl in the fantasy world
Dress me up, take your time, I’m your dollie
You’re my doll, rock and roll, feel the glamour and pain
Kiss me here, touch me there, hanky-panky

Mereu am crezut că versurile erau “I’m a blonde bimbo girl…” care, după părerea mea, se potriveau mult mai bine fetei portretizate în videoclipul “Barbie Girl” al trupei Aqua. În 1997, piesa asta făcea ravagii. I-a bușit imaginea păpușii Barbie, dar nu i-a mâncat din popularitate. I-a sporit-o ridiculizând-o în același timp. Versurile erau superficiale, dar melodia era foarte catchy și nu avea cum să nu te obsedeze! Alte melodii memorabile ale trupei erau “Dr Jones”, “My Oh My” sau “Cartoon Heroes”. Mi-au făcut copilăria mai colorată și m-am bucurat că am avut parte de muzică faină în anii ’90.

În anii ’90 am avut parte de cele mai multe “One hit wonders” în muzică. Cine nu-și aduce aminte de “Macarena” a celor de la Los del Rio? Nu au mai scos nimic memorabil de atunci, dar “Macarena” a avut un succes fulminant pe întreg mapamondul. Melodia celor de la Right Said Fred, “I’m too sexi” domină catwalk-urile și acum, dar trupa nu mai există. În ceea ce privește rap-ul, cred că toată lumea a auzit de scandaloasă piesă “Baby got back” de la Sir-mix-a-lot, care aducea un așa-zis omagiu femeilor cu rotunjimi.

Deep Blue Something au lansat în 1996 piesa “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” și de atunci…nimic notabil. Păcat! Promiteau. Și cum am putea uita de celebrul “Coco Jamboo” care ne râcâie pe creier și în 2010? În ultimul an al decadei auzeam de Eagle-Eye Cherry cu a lor “Save tonight” și îmi pare rău că a fost ultimul lor hit notabil. Anul 1999 s-a încheiat cu unul din cele mai cunoscute hituri ale decadei….unicul Lou Bega cu al său “Mambo Nr. 5”.

Mai mult ca sigur am ratat momente memorabile ale anilor ’90, dar e cam greu să acoperi 10 ani într-un singur articol. Dacă îmi amintesc de vreo trupă super pe parcurs, îi voi dedica un articol nou, cu siguranță!

Ceva îmi spune că trendul anilor ’90 revine în muzică. Lady Gaga îmi confirmă asta în “Alejandro”, care are influențe Ace of Base și Madonna.

Chris Brown traumatised Rihanna. You can feel it in the songs!

Ever since I heard the news that Chris Brown had beaten Rihanna in Febuary 2009, I wished for justice to be made. Justice was made, Chris did some time in the slammer, but he and Rihanna were still dating. In these moments you start wondering who’s the one with the problem. Why would anyone still date the one that hit them? RiRi needed help! Oprah told her that if he hit her once, he would hit her again. Rihanna should have listened to Oprah and give Brown the boot right away.

Oprah knows what she’s talking about because as a child she was abused by her father and brother. She couldn’t have given them the boot because they were living under the same roof, but RiRi wasn’t forced to remain in the same house as Chris. Rihanna actually had a choice! Oprah didn’t. Still, Rihanna forgave Chris but after some time they eventually split. Seems like it wasn’t a match made in heaven after all and they went on separate ways. I don’t understand why she didn’t dump him after the actual beating? Ass holes like Chris Brown don’t deserve a second chance. Whoever hits a girl should have his arms cut off. How are you going to hit her now, jerk?

I’ve a had some people tell me that some women beat men too, but everyone knows that those cases are rare. Besides, most women are not as strong as the average man. If a woman even slaps a man, he would punch her. Unless he’s well mannered and knows that YOU NEVER HIT A GIRL! Nowadays, especially in my post-comunist country, men hit women like there’s no tomorrow and act like it’s a normal thing. It’s like something that makes the women feel like they’re in a marriage. That’s just stupid and domestic violence must be stopped! The world needs education in that direction.

Back to Rihanna now! After Chris Brown beat her, her music really started to suck! I believe his behaviour actually had something to do with this. Remember how everyone loved the beautiful cover girl in “Umbrella” and how we couldn’t get enough of that song? Now we have songs like “Rude boy” that is succesful but the lyrics are terrible. Not to mention RiRi’s hair! What the hell happened to that awesome black bob? She rocked that look! Blonde hair doesn’t suit her at all! Also, the immage of a wannabe slut also kills the innocent easy breazy cover girl we all knew and loved.

The fact that Chris Brown hit her makes me feel bad for her. But how can she get over the trauma by making songs about ass holes that might need Viagra?

Come here, rude boy, boy; can you get it up?
Come here rude boy, boy; is you big enough?

I’m just sayin’! Maybe this is the new method of getting over an ex that beat you. Was this song a dedication to Chris Brown or do you actually need another ass hole rude boy? Was he in need of some blue pill or did you want to test out another bully’s “loving skills”? Even from the first lyric this song is confusing. We have no idea who she’s singing about. Maybe further on in the song we’ll get an idea or something…

Boy, I want, want, want whatchu want, want, want
Give it to me, baby like boom, boom, boom
What I want, want, want is what you want, want, want
Nah nah-ah

Now it seems that RiRi either wants sado-maso lovin’ or she actually wants to blow up. Or she wants more punches. Did that idiot traumatise her that bad in order for her to sing about bad guys and “boom boom boom” being given to her? Rihanna, it’s ok! Now you can sing about umbrellas again and you can forget everything about that crazy mofo of an ex-boyfriend. Please, don’t become addicted to bad guys!

So giddy-up; time to get it up: you say you a rude boy: show me what you got now

Seriously? You want a rude boy to show you what he’s got? You may not live to remember. Rude boys are known for punching the life out girls. You really want that to happen to you? Especially when you should be loved, not beaten to death in your bed! Trust me, you really don’t want to see what he’s got. A stronger hit, that’s what! And it may have your name on it! So run, RiRi, run! Run for your life!

Rihanna’s duet with Eminem for “Love the way you lie” also shows that RiRi didn’t recover from the abuse.

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
Well that’s all right because I like the way it hurts

Again with the hurt and how she loves it! This is just not cool! The song is great, from an artistic angle, but she shouldn’t embrace all these negative emotions. Toxic relationships are not good for anyone and that’s what this song is about. People embrace the pain and start to love it. Maybe Rihanna’s subconscious still remembers what Chris Brown did and tries to transform the pain into love.

I feel sorry for her. She’s a nice a girl that deserves more and most of all, she deserves to move on and find a non-abusive guy that will love her unconditionally. Also, I wish she would go back to her Umbrella days. That was the rise of her career.

Good luck in love rehab, RiRi! And lay off the rude boys!

Guilty pleasures in music

The fact that I’m one of Lady Gaga’s biggest fans isn’t something new. She just has those kind of songs that get stuck in your head and you can’t stop crooning them for days and even weeks. Also, the lyrics to her songs are so easy to memorate because they are so catchy. I learned the lyrics to “Telephone” after I listened to it once or twice. I guess that’s the secret to a pop hit: a catchy tune and easy to learn lyrics.

Ever since 2006 I’ve also been a Miley Cyrus fan. I know people are going to bash me and say that I’m nuts, but just hear me out! Her songs are very catchy and she has a special kind of charisma, even though a lot of people hate her. The truth is that she is always noticed for something. I remember that the first Miley song that got stuck in my head was the Hannah Montana theme song, “Best of both worlds”. It’s fun, it’s catchy and it’s a very positive song and you have that rockstar feeling when you’re listening to it. Or maybe that’s just me!

Another Miley Cyrus song I’m loving is “Party in the USA”. Its video has been viewed over 100 milion times on youtube and it’s still growing in views. Who even cares if she’s never listened to a Jay-Z song before she recorded this song? That song was heard in a taxi on her way to the club. As a person who wants to go to the USA one day, this song is fun and very catchy.

Actually, all of Miley’s songs are catchy and people listen to them whether they like them or not. A lot of people hate her and a lot love her. Whatever the case, her music will still rock the charts! She is one of my guilty pleasures in pop music at the moment.

Who would have thought that a 16 year-old could be a daily trending topic on twitter? Former youtuber Justin Bieber has some of the most catchiest songs of the moment. Of course he might look like a 7 year-old with a lesbian haircut, but his songs are the kind that get stuck in your head without you even wanting that. At first I was like “Who is this kindergarden dude who’s singing about girls and love?”, but after listening to more of his songs I believe that he’s got a pretty good voice and catchy tunes. His songs may not be relatable to everyone, but you can’t say they can’t get stuck in your head.

Just the other day I couldn’t stop humming “Baby”. It’s a nice song, even though it’s actually kinda sad. I just realized that by listening more carefully to the lyrics.

“For you, I would have done whatever
And I just can’t believe, we ain’t together
And I wanna play it cool, But I’m losin’ you
I’ll buy you anything, I’ll buy you any ring
And im in pieces, Baby fix me
And just shake me til’ you wake me from this bad dream

Im going down, down, down, dooown
And I just cant believe my first love would be around.”

It seems that sad pop songs with an upbeat melody are bound to become smash hits! And if you add a famous rapper into the equation, you are sure to get almost 150 milion views in only two months. Great job, Justin!

What happenes if you get Taylor Swift drunk and throw her into a tub of glitter? You get 23-year old pop sensation Ke$ha who is famous for her #1 single,  “Tik Tok”. The girl looks like a mess and her lyrics are ridiculous and I’m wondering why I listen to her music! You know how things that catch your eye (or in this case, your ears) are maybe obscene, strange or just beautiful? Well, Ke$ha’s music is just catchy. It’s not something that you can relate to (I mean, who brushes their teeth with Jack Daniel’s?) and the lyrics are ridiculous, but it’s still a fun song to listen to and which can easily get stuck in your head.

Another one’s of Ke$ha’s songs is a cameo with 3OH!3. It’s called “Blah Blah Blah” and it’s just as catchy as “Tik Tok”. Again, the lyrics are stupid as hell (yes, again with the Jack), but she still manages to make a hit out of it! I guess drunk blondes sell! I don’t approve her message in her songs, but they just have that tune that makes you listen to them over and over again…

These were my guilty pleasures in music. I’d love to see what your’s are. If I posted that I like Ke(dollarsign)Ha!’s songs, so can you!