Lollapalooza or Bust!

July 27, 2010 at 8:57 am (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Since I’m not going to the Free Fest, I set my eyes on a higher prize. The Lollapalooza in Chicago. It would be my chance at a roadtrip too if I find people to join me. Its coming up soon August 6th. Probably too soon to plan, but not to stop dreaming.  Lady Gaga’s getting a stage built especially for her.  Green Day, Soundgarden, MGMT, Arcade Fire, Erykah Badu, X Japan, and Devo are some of the acts going.  And its even more awesome considering that tickets to Lady Gaga by her self can easily cost the amount of a three day pass and she’s set to do a two hour performance.  How can you pass that up? And why are there still tickets? If I lived closer to Chicago I would have bought mine a long time ago.  People in that area must be spoiled having something like that come around every year.

Well I’ll just try to content myself with old Live Aid footage from 1985…which I believe was the greatest concert ever held. And the attempts to copy it with Live 8 in 2005 and Earth Aid not too long after paled miserably in comparision. Live Aid had Queen, Phil Collins, Sting, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Madonna, Duran Duran…in fact it would be easier to say who was not there than who was. They each had 20 minute sets and the amount of people who attended was crazy.  You can see in this clip of Queen’s performance that people weren’t just paying to see the performance, because not many people could even see the stage.  They were paying to be in the artist’s prescence.  I don’t think people do that as much anymore considering arenas don’t sell like they used to.

Now it seems Madonna wants to put on a Live Aid type concert for Malawi.  Could be hope yet for me. If I can’t go to Lollapalooza this year maybe next, although I’m sure Lady Gaga won’t be there…and there may be this Live aid type thing.  I know there are always concerts, but not always in my area, and not usually what I can afford. I’m broke as who knows what.  Especially know that I’m going to grad school. Pff. The life of a broke student in a area that usually doesn’t get the awesomeness of the Lollapalooza.

Or not that whole Madonna thing doesn’t seem real…Oh well.

Kagehime

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Recognize these songs?

February 16, 2010 at 10:25 am (commercial, music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Don’t feel bad if you only recognize these songs, which are awesome, only by the commercials.  Neither Goldfrapp or Empire of the Sun have made it in the US yet, but their songs have shown up in our commercials.

Vizio: Empire of the Sun “We the People”

Gameboy: Goldfrapp “Strict machine”  This is the ad from which I found out about Goldfrapp.  I just had to find out what the song was and who sang it.

Target: “Fly Me Away” 2006

Kagehime

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Gaga’s X factor

February 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm (art, fashion, music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Gaga’s look on the x factor looks like something an anime character would wear or a mech but it was not the first time I saw an actual person wear something like this.

Empire of the Sun beat her to it in their video Standing on the shore.

 

What do you think about the triangular arm look?  Not very practical is it?  They can’t use their hands in those things.

Kagehime

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Psychedelic +Dance + Hip Hop= awesome playlist

January 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

 Here’s a playlist I recently made and listen to often. 

1.  Beyonce If I were a Boy

2. Beyonce Sweet Dreams

3. Tupac Changes

4. MGMT Electric Feel

5. MGMT Kids

6. Empire of the Sun Walking on a Dream

7. Empire of the Sun  We the People

8. Empire of the Sun  Standing on the Shore

9. The Killers Spaceman

10. Shakira She Wolf

11. La Roux Bulletproof

12. Fan Death Veronica’s Veil

13. The Gossip Standing in the Way of Control

14.  Leighton Meester and Robin Thick Somebody to Love

15. Timbaland So Shy Nelly Furtado Morning After Dark

16.  Black Eyed Peas (DJ ammo remix) Boom Boom Pow

What do you think about it?

Kagehime

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Eccentric pop

September 25, 2009 at 4:31 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Pop’s gone eccentric as people have gotten used to “normal”, the artists who try to be cool over different and unique.  I like eccentricies.  They’re exciting.

There’s Lady Gaga

La Roux

Empire of the Sun

Florence and the Machine

Rihanna

Kanye

MGMT

Bat for Lashes

Who’s your favorite?

Kagehime

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