Rihanna jagging Gaga’s style

January 22, 2010 at 11:54 am (commercial, fashion, music) (, , , , , , , )

Who wore it better? Lady GaGa vs. Rihanna

Rihanna we know you like Gaga’s clothing style, but at least usually there’s a difference.  Like you wear wear and spikes which Gaga’s not into.  But this time you practically wore the same outfit.  Its just a different color and you wore it after her to the same country she wore it in, Germany.  You should have at least worn it in a different country.  Especially since Lady Gaga wore it for a commercial.

Kagehime

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Maus

November 4, 2009 at 12:01 pm (art, books, cartoons, comics) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I finally read Maus. It’s a graphic novel split into two books, although you can find them in one, in which the comic artist portrays himself as trying to understand his father’s past.  His father was a Polish Jew who survived the concentration camps during World War II.  This book is not just about his father’s experience, but also about the artist’s experience with his father. 

The graphic novel is truly a survivor’s tale: the father’s and the son’s.  If you think comics are just for kids or the child at heart think again and read this semi autobiographically comic. Spielgelman uses the art form of comics to the fullest.  The Germans are depicted as cats while the Jews are mice.  There are also a few times in which the people are depicted in human form to separate to reality of making the comic and the comic itself.  The use of exaggeration available to comics also helps with the storyline.  The art is the basic black and white with square boxes that many comics have and its easy to follow. 

If you’ve read Maus what do you think about it?

Kagehime

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Ma Poker face Flashback Connection

October 6, 2009 at 10:05 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , )

 

If you’ve listened to poker face I’m sure you noticed the distinctive ma, ma, ma, ma.   Boney M’s song Ma Baker has this distinctive sound too.  Coincidence?  I don’t think so, but does ma baker have anything to do with poker face?   I’m sure Ma Baker would have one mean poker face. 

Anyways Boney m was big in Germany in the 70s.  The disco era.  The fact that it was sampled in poker face shows an appreciation for diverse music. And some of their kooky outfits match Gaga’s style.

Kagehime

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Rocking German Bands

September 20, 2009 at 10:04 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Lately I’ve noticed a good number of German bands trying to make it in America.  The problem with a lot of bands trying to make it here is the accent and language.  Americans want to listen to their songs in English and don’t want it to sound foreign.  The countries that do the best with sending there music here are of course England and then Sweden.   There have been German bands such as The Scorpions who have made it big in America, but not many.  I would like to have more make it.  Here are a few that are making an attempt, as far as I can see.

Cinema Bizarre love songs (they kill me)  An anime inspired band that opened for Lady Gaga during her Fame Ball Tour.

Polarkreis 18  allein allein, the colour of snow  In the process of releasing their first album in America.

Tokio Hotel monsoon Had an English language album released and won some awards over here.

I also like oomph, enomine, and rammstein, but I don’t think any of these groups are making moves here.  Besides these groups are older.

If you listen to German rock.  Who are some of your favorites and what do you think their chances of making in America are?

Kagehime

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