Kanye – Love Lockdown video.

7 10 2008

I wasn’t a fan of this song when I heard it on the MTV VMAs…and I’m still not a big fan of it.  But I love Kanye, and I can appreciate the evolution of an artist.

I love this video.  It inspired me to post to my blog again…something I haven’t done in two or more months.  So that might be an indication of how much I enjoyed this video.





S is for Santogold

30 07 2008

Santogold

I’ve posted about Santogold before…but now that she’s turning into the next “hipster it-girl” (Or whatever phrase you’d like to attach to her success), I feel the need to keep up with her.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the song created for Converse featuring Pharrell + Santogold + Julian Casablancas “My Drive Thru.”

Pharrell + Santogold + Julian Casablancas – My Drive Thru

And the video/commercial…

Can’t say that I really enjoy the song. Rather than being a well-executed, synthesized performance by three talented musicians, it sounds more like three artists, with three distinct and separate sections doing their individual thing over a Pharrell beat.

From Stereogum, here’s the Diplo rmx of Santogold “Starstruck”

Santogold – Starstruck (Diplo Rmx)

And a b-side from rcrdlbl

Download “Your Voice” here

There’s my Santi update.

Until later.





Katy Perry

13 06 2008

Interested because she and I share the same surname, I can’t quite decide if I like Katy Perry or not. I think I do.

My issue is: I’m a pretty big Lily Allen fan, and to me Katy’s music sounds too similar and not quite as clever. Also, there’s no accompanying English accent. So, that’s a negative too.

The two songs I’ve heard “I Kissed A Girl” and ” Ur So Gay” are fun but…I don’t know. The chorus of “I Kissed a Girl” says: “I kissed a girl and I liked it/The taste of her cherry chapstick/I kissed a girl just to try it/I hope my boyfriend don’t mind it” I could have written that. But I didn’t, so I guess I should just give her credit and keep moving. “Ur So Gay” is a funnier song…or maybe I just think it is because I know someone like the individual described in the song.

Go to her MySpace or Official Page to hear more.

Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl