Make it Short

August 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm (pop culture) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Make things as short as possible, otherwise people won’t take the time to read it or say it.  Pizza Hut’s the Hut, but I still haven’t heard anyone say that.  And if you look for a picture of the hut online you’ll mostly get pics of Jabba the Hut who I really don’t want to look at.  The same for Radio Shack turning into the Shack. Who says the Shack.  When the YMCA said they were now the Y I think they were like the only ones who changed their name to the short form that people actually use.  Personally I think that because people text so much they just don’t want to bother writing out the whole title, like ever, so they just shortened it.  But people could have always been this lazy, but I wouldn’t know.  And it could just be an attempt to sound cool, like calling people by the first letter in their name.

Kagehime

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New American Idol Judge and Disco Ball wearer?

July 26, 2010 at 11:52 am (music, pop culture) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I worked the Chris Isaak Concert and for all the people my age and younger who don’t know who he is, he sang Wicked Game which if you don’t know you must listen to it.  Its one of the sexiest songs out there.  He was a one hit wonder from the 80s and for one reason or other I know my one hit wonders. Anyways I keep hearing that American Idol wants him to be the judge that replaces Simon.  Yeah he knows about music, but I can’t say how good of a judge he’ll be and that they are now considering him over Bret Michaels is surprising.  He’s had like two talks with producers now.

His stage  outfits so reminded me of Lady Gaga, it wasn’t even funny. First he went on stage in a glittery hot pink suit that wasn’t too reminiscent of Lady Gaga, but then he changed into a 30 pound mirror suit that was the male Disco Ball Dress. And being that it was over a hundred degrees he could only wear it for like ten minutes.

Who do you think should be the new American Idol judge? I hate to say who should replace Simon, because who can replace Simon?

Kagehime

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Boom Boom Pow!

May 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm (music, pop culture) (, , , , , , , , , )

Noticed all the Boom Boom Boom and Pow Pow Pow in songs?

Usher’s  OMG has pow pow pow and of course Will.i.am’s a part of it.  Rihanna’s Rude Boy got Boom Boom Boom which Will.i.am didn’t touch but he could have still influenced it considering how much he worked with Rihanna on her last album.

Is it too much Boom Boom Pow for you? And would you blame it on Will.i.am?

Kagehime

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Gaga’s Ice Cream

April 18, 2010 at 11:24 pm (food, music, pop culture) (, , , , , , , , )

Here’s some ice cream I seriously want.  GaGa Ice cream.  Its advertised as smooth as ice cream, fresh as sherbert and one taste and you’ll go GaGa!  And seriously the site has a side ad for great gift ideas for Lady Gaga’s fans.  And its says things like order GaGa online. I think it might be some combo of ice cream and sherbert which sounds absolutely amazing!

I wonder if its Dirty Ice Cream? I wonder if Lady Gaga knows about this? What do you think?

Kagehime

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Rihanna’s Streets of Rage

April 18, 2010 at 10:58 pm (music, pop culture) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Video games are making their way into pop music. Rihanna’s got the streets of rage beat going in the song Bubble Pop, an unreleased song off her Good Girl Gone Bad Album.  But since its streets of rage its got a strong connection to her Rated R Album.  And to think I didn’t think she was angry then.  Seems she wants to kick some ass.  Although the lyrics for this one are more similar to Gwen Stefani’s Bubble Pop Electric than the songs Rihanna sings on Rated R.  I kinda like this song

Here’s some footage from the game which has some pretty sweet music if you ask me:

Too bad the song falls in between Good Girl Gone Bad and Rated R.  Its good, but it didn’t fit on the album.  What do you think? Do you like the song?  And what do you think about using video game beats in pop music?

Kagehime

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Celeb collab overload

February 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm (music, pop culture) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I know they’re all for a good cause but with all these celebrity collaborations going on at the same time its getting kind of rediculous.  And why are they all remakes? I know that their are good song writers out there that could come up with something better than having Lil Wayne singing Bob Dylan’s part in We are the World.  For one he only sings with autotune.  Granted he may be incomprehensible like Dylan when singing like Bob Dylan, but Lil Wayne admitted not being able to sing.  And then Celine Dion trying a Cyndi Lauper part (again!). Remember the  I drive all night remake she did?  And its not like all the artists who are being replaced are dead.

There was the Grammy Michael Jackson Earth Song.

Everyone Hurts done for Haiti brought to you by Simon Cowell

And We are the World Michael Jackson remake for Haiti.  Think the remake will live up to this? And I’ve just heard Michael’s voice will be in it.

I’m glad Haiti and Michael Jackson have brought us together, but please stop thinking that celebrity get togethers are awesome just for the sake they have gotten together.  We are the World originally had a lot of thought put to it and it deserves the same amount of care.  Artists are not interchangeable.  They have unique voices.  I hope they adapt the song to them.  I love the idea and hope it works out.  Maybe these songs as remakes act as reminders to act in favor of helping others.

What do you think about this?

And we’ll find out Friday if We are the World’s good.  From the clips it does sound good.

Kagehime

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The Graduate Music

January 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm (movies, music, pop culture) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I just watched The Graduate and I must say that is an awesome movie.  Not to mention the music. Sadly the reason I watched it was because I saw the Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Costner movie, Rumour has it (watch isn’t very good, interesting, but not good) and found out that it was based on an older movie, the graduate which I was told was good.

I am now officially a Simon and Garfunkel fan especially for their lyrics.  I’m embarassed I wasn’t a fan before especially since I knew all about A hazy shade of winter (although I guess its because I do like the Bangles version better that I didn’t think of becoming a fan of theirs).

If you have not heard the Sounds of Silence and Mrs. Robinson listen to them now.

Seems the movie influence the lyrics of the Macarena with the line “I am not trying to seduce you.”

Kagehime

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L33t or w4sted singers?

January 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm (music, pop culture) (, , , , , , , , , )

Symbols like those used in l33t you know that “cool” uncool computer language are being used by music artists. 

Ke$ha’s got the $ in her name.  I guess it doubles for an S and the money’s she’s got to be making off Tik Tok. She beat Lady Gaga’s download record with it. 

3oh!3  Gotta be exciting with the exclamation mark and those threes.

kagehime

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