Did you ever listen to a song and picture what the person looked like in your mind before you saw what they actually looked like? I tend to do that a lot since I listen to Spotify for almost 8 hours a day. What else am I supposed to do at work?! Oops, can’t say that. :)
One song that I have caught myself listening to over and over again is “Love Me Again” by John Newman. When I first heard this song, I picture John Newman as a more fit Zac Brown. Well, I must say I was totally wrong. When I actually saw what John Newman looked like, I got a slight case of whiplash.
In case you haven’t heard this jam, please watch this video where you can’t see what John Newman looks like. See below:
So do you have a mental picture of what John Newman looks like? Ok, I’m about ready to blow your mind:
Now tell me that wasn’t what you expected to see! I’m still in disbelief that this man is actually singing this song.
Since we are already talking about John Newman, here are some fun facts in order to help you get to know John a bit better:
- He is 23 years old and from the UK.
- John has woken up in a jail cell before (into it). He was arrested for cruising mopeds on other people’s property. I was hoping for indecent exposure or something real wild.
- He worked as a glass collector (unsure if this is what I think it means) and a bartender before venturing to music.
As for his relationship status, sorry ladies, John has a significant other. In the words of Regina George…boo you whore.
Remember when Lady Gaga was your ordinary, run-of-the-mill pop star? Yes, I’m bringing it back to those days when she was rocking leotards and poking faces.
I enjoyed those days. She was what she was…and that was a woman who could sing catchy pop songs. Well, I must have been in quite the heavy blackout because next thing you know Gaga is acting like a spiritual leader of sorts. She even allowed herself to be reborn…take that Jesus.
Don’t get me wrong, I think Gaga does great things as an activist, but the songs on Artpop still seem like just pop songs. I’m not the only one who is thinking this stuff. The reviews for Artpop aren’t exactly kneeling at her alter.
As everyone knows, I do enjoy a damn good pop song and Gaga does deliver in that regard. Case in point: Do What U Want feat. R. Kelly.
Lyrics I would like to comment on:
Lady Gaga: I feel good, I walk alone/But then I trip by myself and I fall/I, I stand up, and then I’m okay
Kari: Is this what inspiration feels like?
Lady Gaga: So do what you want/What you want with my body/Do what you want/Don’t stop, let’s party
Kari: Inappropriate for anyone under 18. For the over 18 crowd, this is a great opening line at the bar or other types of social gatherings.
R. Kelly: Do what I want/Do what I want with your body/Ya we taking these haters and we roughin’ ’em up/And we laying a cut like we don’t give a fuck
Kari: I never realized until this moment that R. Kelly is the Maya Angelou of our time. Someone call Oprah!
After listening to this song on repeat pretty much all day, I have to say I’m glad Lady Gaga could convince Kells to exit the closet and drop some beats.
At some point last week, Miley Cyrus release her new album, Bangerz, and Spotify suggested I give it a listen. While Spotify doesn’t always hit the nail on the head, I figured it was my duty as an American to give the album a spin.
Overall, I’m into it. Of course there are some songs I don’t like and don’t understand. For example 4×4, #GETITRIGHT, Love Money Party and My Darlin’. I won’t post these songs, you can Google them. But if you’ve heard them, you know what I’m talking about.
Ok, let’s get down to business. Here are my top 3 Miley Bangerz:
I know, I know, another breakup song. I’m saving up money to speak with a professional about my feelings. Feel free to donate to the cause.
Anywho, Someone Else, sounds like Miley was changing her ways for a gentleman. Ladies, haven’t we all felt this way? Well obviously she slammed on the breaks when she realized that was happening. #StrongerThanYesterday.
Jeez Liam, you must have really pissed Miley off.
This is my favorite banger on the whole album, besides Wrecking Ball of course. And yes, it’s another sad song about being alone. I really do need some type of counseling.
Miley, you did a great job of organizing these tracks. I felt like this album was the evolution of your love story with Liam Hemsworth. I could tell you really had it with his shit by track six. You go girl.
I’m sure you’ve heard, but two pop ladies released some new jams today. Katy Perry released “Roar” and Lady Gaga released “Applause.”
I have to say, I’m not super impressed with either of them…I’ve heard better from these two. When I really started thinking about how I’m not in love with either of these songs, a scary thought entered my mind…am I too old for pop music?!!? Dear God, I hope not. What will I listen to? And don’t you dare say country music.
You take a listen to both songs and let me know your thoughts. First up is “Roar” by Katy Perry.
Next up, Lady Gaga’s “Applause.”
Let’s be real, once these songs hit the radio and I hear them approximately sixty times within the next three months, they will get stuck in my head and I’ll be changing my negative tune.
That literally happened to me with Miley’s new song, “We Can’t Stop,” about four hours ago. When I first heard “We Can’t Stop,” all I felt was longing for the “Can’t Be Tamed” days. Now, I’m into the new Cyrus single and I’m wondering how long it will take me to twerk like that.
Honestly, is “Roar” and “Applause” as good as “E.T.” and “Bad Romance” were? Because they were God damn great! As Hilary Duff once said, “let’s go back, back to the beginning” and bring back those cool jams!
Occasionally I like to creep on iTunes for new songs that I can’t live without and at $1.29 a pop I better not be able to live without them! Anywho, I came across musical bad ass Kylie Minogue and her new single “Time Bomb.”
As usual, Kylie has yet to disappoint and anyone who can wear a dress made out a few pieces of string and three scraps of fabric is a hero in my book. Hint: watch the whole music video and you will see what I mean.
After watching “Time Bomb,” this spurred me to look up some older Kylie jams and I came across my all-time favise Kylie song…”Red Blooded Woman.” As they say, you don’t choose what you love, it chooses you…and in this case that’s 100% truth.
“Red Blooded Woman” can be found on Kylie’s ninth studio album “Body Language,” released in 2003. The song did really well in the UK, reaching the number four spot and not too bad in the U.S…reaching number 24 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Party chart (yes, this exists).
Favise lyrics: “You’ll never get to heaven if you’re scared of getting high”
While I love the song, I love the video even more! Now that I drive to and from work, I get stuck in the occasional rage-blackout inducing traffic jam. If I just take Kylie’s approach, I can reduce my blood pressure and probably meet some new people along the way. Let me explain.
In the musical video interpretation of “Red Blooded Woman,” Kylie get stuck in traffic. Instead of blacking out and/or lighting up a cigarette like the rest of the traffic participants, Kylie exits the vehicle and dances provocatively along the highway. Now my question is…why didn’t I think of this?
Kylie – Thank you for giving me something constructive to do while in traffic. I will be forever grateful.
This post will probably provoke some to throw rocks at me, but I can’t be tamed any longer…besides that’s what helmets are for.
While I don’t care much for Hannah Montana, I love the Miley Cyrus! Ever since Britney has cleaned up her act and Paris has fallen off the face of the planet, I need almost a train wreck – but not quite there yet celebrity to keep my eye on. Miley certainly fits the profile.
I have noticed that when Miley comes up in conversation and I admit that I’m a fan…people give me the creep stare. But I refused to be tamed…I swear, that reference will never get old!
There are many reason to heart the Miley aka Destiny Hope Cyrus:
- She made boatloads of money for wearing a blonde wig…Miley received $15,000 per episode for “Hannah Montana.”
- She used to date an underwear model.
- Her current boyfriend is Liam Hemsworth. In the words of Xtina…keeps gettin better.
- Miley is a magnet for trouble…she has an entire section on her Wikipedia page titled, “Controversies.” Pretty damn cool.
- Her songs are super catchy. Haven’t we all nodded our head like yea and moved our hips like yea?
If loving you is wrong I don’t want to be right because:
I couldn’t help that I cried at the end of “The Last Song.” Just like I couldn’t help the fact that I watched the movie more times than I have fingers.
I also have approximately four Miley songs on my iPod…a good Miley ballad gets me every time.
Miley also keeps landing in hot water by mentioning a certain drug that rhymes with “deed.” Let’s be real…everyone knows! Especially after you announced at your 19th birthday party that “You know you’re a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake. You know you smoke way too much fuckin’ weed.”
Miley – You can’t be tamed, you party in the U.S.A. and you’re just being Miley. Because of those three reasons, I have no shame in loving you.
P.S. I would never change you.