HBIC. Look at Victoria Beckham just…not…do anything! It’s great.
Did any of you catch the Spice Girls at the closing ceremony last night?! I nearly cried when I saw them return to the stage in updated wardrobes reminiscent of their past. The songs – the dancing – all fantastic. Fun fact: the Spice Girls were the first concert I ever went to at age 7.
How amazing do the Spice Girls look?! It’s weird to still call them girls when they are grown women, but I am more than thrilled that their style has reached milestones over time. They’ve really come a long way, haven’t they?
Rumor has it that the lovely ladies are also performing at the Olympics Closing Ceremony!
If you’ve ever seen the Spice Girls in concert, you would know that they put on quite a show. I’ve never even heard of a music group getting their own musical before, but it looks like the Spice Girls will be the first to have that title. Judy Craymer, who brought “Mamma Mia!” to life on stage will tackle this next project entitled “Viva Forever.” The show will feature 14 hit songs by the group and is set to premiere on Nov. 5th on the London stage.
- Despite his entire personal life being splashed across the front pages of newspapers and tabloids and his god-awful new nickname of “cheater Woods,” Tiger Woods was still voted the top athlete of the decade. Really…?
- Bilboard has also declared Nickelback as the band of the decade. What is wrong with the world?
- Today, Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry passed away after he suffered severe injuries upon falling out of a pickup truck during a messy dispute with his wife. He was discovered on a residential road and rushed to the hospital, but it was too late. He was 26.
- Our country is beginning to lose that “hope” that we were instilled with when Barack Obama became President this year. The numbers and percentages regarding optimism and reflection over President Obama’s job in the office have been declining rapidly. The numbers are online somewhere I’m sure, I watched the segment on NBC nightly news last night. If you thought our unemployment rate was bad in Seattle… well it’s 50% in Detroit. Yeah, that’s terrible.
- When I was nine years old, I was singing along to Spice Girls. These days I guess it’s okay for a nine-year-old Noah Cyrus, sister of Miley Cyrus, to be singing Akon’s “Smack That.” Does the girl even know what the lyrics mean? Miley’s camp is cheering for her like it’s cute, it’s not cute. It’s just discomforting.
- Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal have finally called it quits after three years together.
- The Hills will be returning for a sixth season on MTV. Filming will start up after New Years. NOOOOOOOOOO!
Kevin Jonas [The Jonas Brothers] and Danielle Deleasa will wed this weekend
Happy 20th Anniversary Simpsons! They premiered on television exactly 20 years ago.
- Project Runway season 7 will return to Lifetime on January 14th.
- American Apparel has just announced that they have launched a nail polish line.
My taste in music has gone through many phases. Let me just break it down for you.
Age 0 – 3 – - – - That Barney ish and the theme song to every children’s show. Let’s throw in.. Blossom. That’s not a kids’ show but it will do
Age 4-6 – - – - – Rap. I kid you not. My brother and I used to rap the songs to lyrics. Okay that’s a lie, maybe he rapped the songs and I was the chorus that the female usually sang. Mariah Carey, 112, Ginuwine, Tupac, Biggie, Mase, Blackstreet,
Age 7-9 – - – - – - Spice Girls and your typical pop, mainstream radio.
Age 10-13 – - – - – Britney, Christina, Mandy, Jessica, N’Sync, Backstreet Boys, M2M, BBMak lulz.
Age 14 — – - – - – - John Mayer and the electronica phase of C89.5, Kaskade, ATB, Paul Van Dyke
Age 15-18 – - – - – - Indie and local Seattle bands – Danger Radio, The Scene Aesthetic, Daphne Loves Derby, This Providence, Gatsby’s American Dream, Forgive Durden
Age 19 – DJ’s and remixes as well as everything above.
Today, I wouldn’t really know what to call the music I listen to. I would say I listen to a mixture of all of my previous phases, but that doesn’t mean I’m not expanding my library still because I am, so with that I’m going to introduce you to two different artists/dj’s who are both similar and different!
First is Pretty Lights.
Derek Vincent Smith, a producer from Colorado, combines electronic music and simple beats often times accompanied with a drummer to create “soulful music.” He juxtaposes collages of beautiful vintage samples against backdrops of futuristic synthesis and dirty broken beats, creating a sound that can snap your neck while simultaneously shedding your tears.
To listen to Pretty Lights, view his Myspace here
Second is The Twelves!
Yay! Thank you Hudson for introducing me :)
This dynamic duo pair from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are receiving quite a bit of attention for their remixes! Word on the street is that they have amazing sets and currently their songs are playing all over the clubs in Brazil. I hope they come to the US soon cause I would love to see them!
To listen to them visit their MySpace!
Listen to Metric’s “Help, I’m Alive” remix first!