Sunday, 20 December 2009

A few thoughts: RATM vs Geordie Joe

  • I have my doubts that everyone celebrating RATM's victory actually bought the single. If you didn't buy it, you can't really relish in it. How did you contribute exactly?
  • I also find it a little odd that the 'campaign' has been blasted by the likes of Mr Cowell and co. Surely its the same chart battle as every other week. There are songs to chose from, and people buy the ones they like.
  • Joe fans: Stop your moaning. If more people liked 'The Climb' than 'Killing In The Name' then that would have been number one. I downloaded other songs off itunes that I liked. I wasn't doing it because I hate The X-Factor. I did it because I like those songs.
  • Number 2 is still a perfectly respectable chart position. While this will probably make no difference to Joe's career, the music of RATM has now been brought to the attention of quite possibly millions of people who didn't even know they existed before. Promotion of new music can only be a good thing, right?
  • I initially felt bad for Joe, like I was ganging up on him. But it occurred to me that I didn't like his song. And I wasn't gonna pay for music I don't like.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Top Five: US Shows *SPOILERIFIC*

My five favourite shows currently airing in the US.
I am watching most of these shows at US pace, so the below may contain spoilers.

5. 90210
This show is somewhat of a guilty pleasure for me. I have always been a fan of the american High School drama (The OC, Dawsons Creek, My So Called Life, NOT 10 Things I Hate About You), and 90210 is currently filling that particular void in my life. Naomi's sister annoyed the hell out of my though. She should have got her come-uppance much sooner.

4. Cougar Town
One of Courtney Cox's shows following the end of Friends, and finally one that is worthy of her comic skills and acting chops. Okay, so its no Friends, but it is easier to put that to the back of your mind, as it is easy to get through the show without making comparisons between Monica Gellar and Jules Cobb.

3. House
This might sound a little sad, but I don't like watching House on TV. Instead, I prefer to wait until the box sets come out on DVD and then watch as many of them as I can in a short space of time. This is partly because I am so keen to find out what happens next, that I don't want to wait a whole week to find out what comes next. I would seriously recommend this show to anyone, even those who are not fans of the medical drama genre. Hugh Laurie is simply amazing, and is backed up by a very believable support cast and guest stars that read like a whos who of under-appreciated talent.

2. Glee
Glee pretty much gives me everything that I want out of a show. There is singing and dancing. It is funny. There is drama galore. Love triangles. Complex relationships. AND it's set in a High School! The only reason its not the number one show for me? No Chuck Bass. That's pretty much it.

1. Gossip Girl
I am in love with this show. I described it once as it being The OC, but with a hotter cast. But is so much more than that! As you may have gathered already, I am little bit in love with Chuck Bass. The evolution of his character and his relationship with Blair, and the scenes that play out as a result of that, are the highlight of every episode to me. My favourite episodes are those where the big secrets and dramas that have been bubbling under the surface all explode in a short space of time. Although that sounds a bit mean when I repeat it. I am also glad now the Hillary Duff stuff is done with. I am hope she isn't coming back.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Because having my own blog isn't enough...

...I am now taking over someone elses!

Check out my Top 5 musical moments of the year, as featured on the epic blog 'Acoustic Dreams & Hardcore Screams'.

And while you are at it, read the rest of the blog, follow it... you know how these things work!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

2009: Top Ten Most Played Artists

My most played artists this year according to LastFM.
I can sense your disapproval already.

10. Panic At The Disco
Most played song: I Write Sins, Not Tragedies

9. Jonas Brothers
Most played song: Burnin' Up

8. Take That
Most played song: Sure

7. Cobra Starship
Most played song: Guilty Pleasure

6. Maroon 5
Most played song: Makes Me Wonder

5. Linkin Park
Most played song: What I've Done

4. Taking Back Sunday
Most played song: Error: Operator

3. Paramore
Most played song: Misery Business

2. Fall Out Boy
Most played song: Thnks Fr Th Mmrs

1. McFly
Most played song: Bubblewrap

Friday, 4 December 2009

Top Five: Dinner Party Guests

If I could invite any five people to a dinner party, who would it be?
(Let me know who yours are in the comments below).

1. Matt Bellamy.
One of my musical heroes and someone I find incredibly fascinating. Creative sorts interest me, and I would love to know how he gets his ideas. Although I suspect he wouldn't share those kind of details with me. I have plans to befriend him so he will let me join the band. I think I could be in charge of the triangle. Or buffing up Bellamy's guitars. Or throwing the balloons filled with glitter. You know, important things like that.

2. Joss Whedon.
Joss is THE man! He may also be one of the unluckiest men in the world at the moment, as his (in my humble opinion) awesome TV shows keep getting cancelled. Anyone who can come up with the dialogue of shows such as Buffy and Serenity has to be an awesome conversationalist. He also inspires loyalty from those who he works with, so he must be a nice chap.

3. Jared Leto.
Yes, he is being mentioned for about the millionth time. This particular choice may just be because I am going through a bit of a phase and want to kidnap the man. If he came to my dinner party, it would save me a lot of effort. He is too talented for his own good. He brings these things on himself.

4. Zac Efron.
He doesn't have to speak. He can just sit there and look pretty. This role could also be filled by others, but he is the current prime candidate.

5. Jane Austen.
Partly because I feel like I should have a female presence at this dinner party of mine. Partly because I admire her romantic notions. Partly because her stories are so timeless and loved by millions. And partly because I want to have words with her as to why the nice, dependable, loving man is never the one chosen in love triangles, while the female runs off with the rebel/bad guy/arrogant twit etc. I blame her partly responsible for this.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Music Vids

Sorry for the blogging delay. It's been a bit manic round these parts.
Time for this weeks recommended videos.

1. Timbaland feat SoShy & Nelly Furtado - Morning After Dark
I love Timbaland. I want to give him a great big hug. That is all I have to say.

2. VV Brown - Game Over
Criminally under-rated. Love her sense of style and how happy her music makes me feel. Not exactly a new video, but I am spreading the love.

3. The Saturdays - Ego
A video that looks firmly targetted at the male market, but I hardly doubt most men would need an excuse to check out some Sats action. The girls look awesome as super heroes. Not quite on par with their early stuff, but at least its better than Forever Is Over!

4. Peter Kay's Animated AllStar Band
It's like the best trip down memory lane ever! Okay, so the songs aren't the best, but the video is worth a watch just to look on in awe and wonder how Peter Kay managed to pull it off. Plus its the official Children in Need song, so if you like it and then buy it, everyones a winnner.

5. Paramore - Brick By Boring Brick
One of the more unusual videos around at the mo, but that doesn't take away from its quality. It's a beautiful looking video that just begs to be watched again and again. Plus the song is my current personal favourite off the latest album, Brand New Eyes (this may change though).