Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Not In Love

Getting The Cure's Robert Smith to collaborate with you on a song automatically makes you ten times cooler in my book.

Yesterday, I came across a new song he has supplied his vocals to on my favorite blogging website (that site's a secret!). Crystal Castles, an experimental electronica music group hailing from Canada, has been graced with Smith's soul-splitting voice on their newest single, "Not In Love." The song is absolutely gorgeous, and the dance-worthy beats accompany his voice so well it's almost unbelievable.

Get a taste of the song below. Listen to it. Dance to it. Enjoy the hell out of it.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

GooGoo For GaGa

Most people who don't call themselves fans of Lady GaGa simply brush her off because of her crazy ensembles and controversial music videos and performances. And when it comes down to it, that's really all they see. They don't take the time to understand that each one of her ridiculous outfits actually stands for or symbolizes something, that her lyrics are just as poetic as they are racy, that her voice is unbelievable and she can actually sing, and that she takes a stand for issues that many other artists today wouldn't even think about.

Lady GaGa is an artist, an incredible performer and an inspiration.

One of the reasons I say all that is because I saw her Monster Ball a few weeks ago when it made its trip to Philadelphia and I was completely blown away. GaGa performed a two hour set that included multiple stage and costume changes and she performed her biggest hits including "Just Dance," "Poker Face," "Paparazzi" and "Telephone." Her choreography was consistently in sync and her voice never faltered (no lip syncing required). She cracked jokes about her gender, made the entire audience know that "you don't have to fit in to be a winner" and praised her Little Monsters for being true to who they are.

Now, before you go and brush off everything I've proclaimed to love about GaGa, especially her talent, watch this video of her performing her ballad entitled "Speechless." If you thought she was a talentless wacko before, I promise this will change your mind (at least to some extent).

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