January 29, 2008
January 27, 2008
As you might know (well, now you know) I have recently received the most amazing Christmas gifts ever in the form of the game Rock Band and the means to play it all day and all night (an Xbox 360). And since Rock Band is clearly one of the best multi player games of all time, there was absolutely no way that I was not gonna start a band or two. The first band I started was a 3-person band naturally called Band.One. This band consists of me on drums, and my sister and any of her little friends switching off on singing and guitar.
Band.One is currently sitting on 146 stars (for each song you play, you gain from 1-5 stars based on how well you do. these are added to your cumulative game score) and 186,400 fans. Not to shabby for a couple of n00bz.
The pop duo consisting of me and my sister, Twice az Nice, is currently edging out Band.One with 149 stars and a whopping 230,000 fans. Note that T.A.N. has also recently acquired a jet and is now on a world tour playing venues in places like Paris, Moscow, and Tokyo.
My other bands are slightly more obscure. Indie pop bands The Slayers (20 stars) and Shifting Balance (54 stars) have not amassed in one place all that many times But with or without a bass player, we proud owners of Rock Band know how to rock nonstop. Werd!
January 25, 2008
Record of The Year
I have not yet heard the whole album, but the title track is a very soulful and just generally fun to listen to. And I do know Beyonce to have one of the best voices in the biz, on or offstage. Deservingness: 3.5/5
The Pretender-Foo Fighters
Never heard it, unfortunately. But the Foo Fighters have been one of the most entertaining pop bands during the last couple of years, and many of their hits are just about as original as their name. Plus, they are actually performing! Deservingness:4/5
Umbrella-Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
The (slightly overplayed) title track of this album gracefully outdoes the average obnoxious single that whining about boyfriends and booze that you might find from a teenage pop star like Rhianna. Instead, it is a pleasant, catchy, and meaningful song about a good friend, sung in a good voice. Some of her other tunes are equally catchy and un-obnoxious, but I have unfortunately never known somebody in this genre who has been able to get past good singles. Is this any different? I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. You're welcome, Rianna.
What Goes Around…Comes Around-Justin Timberlake
Oh lord....this new album from the worlds most over-rated artist fails to impress. Although I have not gotten far into the album, the singles are overproduced, predictable, and ugly. Despite a fairly large following, J-Tim does almost nothing for his career, and his music reflects that. Deservingness: 1.5/5
You have probably heard the breakthrough lyric that opens Amy's 2nd album. "They tried to make me go to rehab/ but I say no, no, no". This merely marks the beginning of a wonderful soul trip along the roads of Back to Black. The style can best be described as very 40's style R&B with modern lyrics. But Amy pours her heart into her music in a way that most artists could not achieve. Songs such as Back to Black and Tears Dry On Their Own pack a serious punch and ooze soulful attitude. Combine that with incredibly tight brass in a kick-ass backup band, and Amy Winehouse puts on a hell of a show. By far the most worthy of album of the year. Deservingness: 5/5
UPDATE: My review of Amy Winehouse's Music also applies (in so many words) to her nomination for Album of the year, Song of the year (Rehab), Best New artist, best female pop vocal performance, and best pop vocal alum, Respectively.
January 21, 2008
Soulja Boy Tell Em - Crank That MUSIC VIDEO Album In Stores!
January 13, 2008
January 7, 2008
Part 1: Keynote Speech
(this is only part of it, but its still pretty long. Sorry i cant get the whole thing in one video.)
Part 2: ROCK OUT!!!!! (for those of you who are soley interested in rocking)
One thing that bothered me: Where the hell is my Multitouch-Xbox 360-Windows-digital-wireless-Zune-Phone???