Archive for the ‘Car Crash Music’ Category

Did things get really crap, or did I just get old?

June 3, 2013

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I had a rather epic gym session this morning. And I’m not talking about the usual brand of epic. In case you’re wondering what that is, it basically involves:

a) Making it through the door (doesn’t matter how little exercise I do once there, you definitely lose weight just from “going” to the gym, right?)

b) And staying for more than 20 minutes without:

i) falling off treadmill

ii) having internal meltdown at sight of lycra-clad 100 pound nymphettes

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Lady Gaga got burned by Die Antwoord

October 22, 2012

It’s been a while, but if anything was going make me come back after an 18 month silence, it was going to be  something related to Lady Gaga’s vagina. And imagine, the days when I posted regularly were when we all speculated whether she actually had one!*

Basically, the world’s self-appointed freakiest pop star has been burned, badly, by a far lesser known South African group – and not only have they left her licking her wounded ego, they have alerted us to the fact that they effortlessly do what she has always tried to do; give out some strong political messages while simultaneously freaking the shit out of people.

I admit, I probably only knew who Die Antwoord were because I have  a South African boyfriend. But I’m under the impression that most people who are really interested in music and the weird and wonderful genres it brings us will have heard of them. If you haven’t, just imagine a big bloke who looks like he should have been cast as an extra in The Hills Have Eyes, rapping and gurning, while a little blonde pixie creature jumps around squeaking the F word a lot.

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Lady Gaga’s grammy dress

February 1, 2010

Of course Lady Gaga wore the most eye catching dress.  Of course.  I’m often torn between admiring her unique style and rolling my eyes at how hard she’s trying to be different, but I have to say, yellow hair aside this Barbarella-cum-Dancing On Ice number is actually really beautiful.

I mean, yeah it’s batshit crazy, but in all seriousness if I made a living from acting the loon as she does, I would totally wear this.  In fact I wish I could wear this, but it doesn’t seem very pub-friendly, especially the big spiky ball thing.

 

RIP Michael Jackson

June 28, 2009

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Now I pride myself on only ever writing about things I want to on this blog, and not writing about something just because everyone else is talking about it.

But the passing of Michael Jackson is a historical day for music and popular culture, and I couldn’t just simply let it pass without a mention.

When I heard the news I was driving to work along the motorway and my mouth was hanging open with shock for the rest of the journey.  A legend was dead, and although I was never a massive fan, I don’t think there are many people who don’t have some sort of memory attached to some of his work.

The man had a strange, sad life in many ways, and perhaps he was the original car crash celebrity. But he will be missed and always remembered.

Rest in Peace, Jacko.

Video of the week

September 6, 2008

So the other day, on the way to work, this song came on the radio and it really made me and my co-worker laugh because the lyrics were so ridiculous.  I had to look it up and it turns out it’s sang by a Jewish guy called Dean Friedman.  While I was looking for it on youtube to blare out and annoy said co-worker (it’s a slow day at work) I came across this parody of the song, that two young men obviously went to a great deal of effort to put together.

I highly suggest you watch this if you like a good laugh.

Watch more of this sort of nonsense here.

Katy Perry’s parents are not happy

August 19, 2008

If there’s one celebrity I’m liking at the moment it’s Katy Perry.  Dear lord, her song is like smack.  I heard it for the first time about a week ago and downloaded it instantly and have played it approximately 12,857362 times since.  When I’m not listening to it, I’m singing it.  I love it.  Plus, how utterly gorgeous is she?  The curvy trim figure.  The milky skin.  Those wide blue eyes.  I’d kiss her myself!

However, Katy’s strict  Evangelical parents are NOT happy about their little girl promoting homosexual behaviour.  Before Katy became well known she sang Christian music.  Then it seemed she developed her own racy identity and left God behind, much to the dismay of Ma and Pa.

Katy’s mother Mrs Hudson (Katy’s real name – she didn’t want to get mixed up with Kate Hudson) said of the number one hit I Kissed a Girl: “We hate it. It promotes homosexuality – which the Bible clearly states is a sin – and it is shameful and disgusting. When it comes on I bow my head and pray.”

Hahaha.  Sorry.  I can actually understand where the parents are coming from.  Of course the song is going to be highly upsetting for them, it goes against everything they taught Katy.  But the image of some middle aged God-fearing woman praying for salvation in the middle of the local supermarket does make me snigger. 

Maybe I’m going to hell as well.  In that case I’ll load up on cherry chapstick in case I bump into Katy down there!

Update: So apparently the quotes from Katy’s mum are completely made up.  Yeah probably by Katy herself!!  It worked, she got the attention. 

Still, I can’t imagine her parents are happy about their daughter singing about kissing girls.  If I was a singer and came out with that song, I’d feel weird knowing my grandma was going to hear it! 

I can imagine how Madonna must have felt back in the 90s when she did that crucifix thing at the show her father went to…