My beautiful dark twisted fantasy

December 10, 2010 at 11:58 pm (music, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is a review on Kanye’s album, not my own beautiful dark twisted fantasy. That would more than likely interest you, but thats not something I would put on a blog. Maybe Kanye would. Actually I know he would. No need to discuss that.

So the album is amazing and everyone else is talking about it, so why would I? No one wants a blog that says what everyone else says cuz that would be instant death.

So here goes: the album is amazing because it combines the old school with the things of today. And the craftmanship in the production is astounding. Its got the old skool hip hop feel, but with autotune and plenty of rap (of course).   This album reminds me of Curtis Mayfield actually. Not when he was with the Impressions, but afterward when he started doing Funk.

And if you haven’t seen the Runaway video watch it.  Its what Kanye shows that he believes to be beautiful, well at least while making this album.  I can’t say he thinks or feels the same way for long, its just that this vid shows for at least a moment what he feels to be beautiful. It is not a waste of your 35 minutes. This vid is Kanye’s version of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker and it’s got a tribute to him in it. Its very minimalistic, has Selita Ebanks, and a lot of ballerinas.  Its definitely at least a little twisted, but it goes well with his Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. 

Kagehime

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Makes you want to be a Zombie doesn’t it?

April 22, 2010 at 11:19 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Natalia Kills, a British-born Jamaican, is being compared to Lady Gaga and Rihanna.  I wouldn’t say she’s very Gagaish except that she says Space Cowboy just play that track which is also something Gaga has said and this one pic which kind of reminds me of a particular scene in Telephone in which Gaga wears the cigarette glasses. And like Gaga she works with Akon and Space Cowboy and is in Cherrytree records.  Ok I guess that’s a lot in common, but it still doesn’t make her Gagaish.

 

So far she seems far more like Rihanna in her Rated R phase. Zombie is a very dark track that starts off sounding like Mad House and she’s singing about being in love with a zombie for crying out loud its going to be dark. The  lyrics like ” Cold, cold, freezing, freezing Got my heart beating, beating” and  “Cause he chasing me nightlyAnd I want him to bite me” are disturbing enough to give you the creeps, but not to stop listening to the song.  The video reminds me of Russian Roulette and old video footage.  She kind of reminds me of Kanye with his videos Paranoid and Coldest Winter and his use of autotune. The over all effect of the song and video is a vintage horror movie with a rocking track.

Now enough with the comparisons. People do it too much, but really it can’t be helped.  A sound and image can call up similar sounds and images. The song’s good I think, but has a heavy use of autotune. I guess I have to wait to see how well she really sings. But Zombie’s a good start to the album Perfectionist that is scheduled for a 2010 release. With Zombie she shows crossover appeal to America, but we’ll have to wait and see. And her new single Activate My Heart seems good too.

Kagehime

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Tune into the Party!

March 22, 2010 at 9:33 am (art, commercial) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is a commercial I made for the Q94 Create the next commercial contest.  It took forever to make this commerical.  I had from the end of February, when I found out about the contest, to mid March to create a commercial on my own which I’ve never done before.  I took me a while to figure out what to do.  I have barely any experience doing any of this except the drawing part.  And I didn’t know if I could actually use hit music so I made my own and you can probably tell I’ve never done that before. 

You can vote here for the winnerhttp://www.q94radio.com/pages/commercialvoting.html.  I’m contestant #5 but their not showing my vid right now.  Argg…The winner gets their commercial aired on TV in the Richmond area and may get the chance to meet a Q94 artist and see them make their next music video.  I know who I would pick if I won and if she was on the list, Lady Gaga.  Wouldn’t it be awesome to see her make her next video? Of course if I won, got there and fainted I don’t think I would be seeing much of anything. 

Kagehime

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