Monday, February 28, 2011

STILL HAVE MY HEART

About 3 years ago, one of my Facebook friends posted a video of Caitlin Crosby on his wall. I've been a huge fan of her music ever since. Her music video for Still Have My Heart was released exactly 2 years ago, and it features Jesse Spencer, Robert Hoffman, the hilarious Ryan Hansen, and Zachary Levi- yes, the same guy who sang at the Oscars today!


Not only is Caitlin a singer, but she (along with Brie Larson) also has an amazing website called Love Your Flawz, which encourages people to love their flaws. Go check it out!

SUMMER SONIC 2011 LINEUP

The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here.... the first Summer Sonic lineup has been announced!! Surprisingly, it is not that good. Definitely won't beat last year's.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers                              
- The Strokes
- James Blunt                                                
- Panic! At The Disco
- Mutemath                                                    
- Simple Plan
- House of Pain                                            
- Arrested Development
- Deerhunter                                                
- Jessie J
- Neon Trees                                                
- The Mars Volta
- Public Image Limited                                
- Suede
- The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion              
- Brother
- Friendly Fires                                              
- Mona
- OFWGKTA                                              
- One OK Rock
- Sharks                                                        
- Two Door Cinema Club

           ... let's hope the second lineup will be better!

PS- Come back tomorrow to see the Fuji Rock Festival lineup!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

THE SECOND TIME AROUND

I just reached 1,000 views after 2 weeks of blogging! Big thanks to DJ Skeet Skeet and Taboo from Black Eyed Peas for posting my blog on their Twitters, and to everyone else who has been reading/skimming through!
Here's one of my favorite Lady Gaga songs. Perez Hilton posted this song about 2 years ago, and I have been obsessed with it ever since.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

COUNT ON ME LIKE ONE TWO THREE

I was watching videos on Youtube, and somehow ended up listening to this song. Why had I not heard this before?

NEW DR. DRE

The new video for I Need A Doctor featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey is out! When was the last time Dr. Dre released an album? It's been forever! He has been working on his new album Detox since 2003, and it will finally be released later this year.

Friday, February 25, 2011

TABOO DELTAH COLLECTION

I just got back from Taboo's (Black Eyed Peas) shoe release party, and I can tell you, the shoes are amazing! I also got to talk to some really nice people, including Taboo himself. Here's a few pictures from the night, which included a great DJ, and an open bar!

 




PS. Black Eyed Peas was in Tokyo to shoot their new music video for "I Just Can't Get Enough"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WE ARE ALL BORN SUPERSTARS

Last week, Lady Gaga posted on her Twitter this video of Maria Aragon, a 10 year old Filipino, covering her new hit single Born This Way. Yesterday, Ellen Degeneres invited Maria to perform at her show!
Not only did Maria get a call from Lady Gaga herself, but she also got invited to sing Born This Way with her at one of her shows!

Watch Maria perform at the Ellen Degeneres Show:

I'M STARTING TO GET SICK, CATCHING THE BIEBER FEVER

Why had I never seen this before? This is too cute! Almost as cute as MattyBRaps, the 7 year old who stole my heart!!

CAROLINA LIAR

I just heard Carolina Liar has been spending a lot of time at the studio recording new stuff. However, no matter how good it is, I think it will not be better than this song.
If you liked the band, listen to another one of their best songs, Coming To Terms.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

NICKI WHO?

There is nothing like Natalie Portman rapping. She is the best female rapper, and this might as well be the BEST SONG EVER! This video was filmed in 2006 for an episode of Saturday Night Lights.
To watch the uncensored rap click HERE. (It is a lot funnier) --WARNING: A lot of foul language presented. Don't say I didn't warn you.


I think this is where those lines from Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan came from, "What happened to my sweet girl?" "She's gone!" LOL.

Monday, February 21, 2011

OBSESSED WITH YOU

Let me introduce you to an unsigned, New York City-based band you have probably never heard before... The Orion Experience. Enjoy the song, and get ready to be obsessed.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

KANYE WEST, FRESH FROM THE OVEN

Kanye West's third single, All of the Lights, features 11 artists including Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Elton John, Fergie, John Legend, and Kid Cudi. The video for the song was just released today, though it only features Rihanna and Kid Cudi.

I JUST CAME TO SAY HELLO

If you like DJ Earworm, you will like THIS. Mashup Germany is AH-mazing. Last month, he released a new mix called I Just Came To Say Hello, which features Katy Perry, Coldplay, Vitamin String Quartet, Martin Solveig, Michael Jackson, Peter Fox, Snow Patrol, Kesha, and David Guetta.



Want to download this song for free? just click HERE
YOU'RE WELCOME!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

VINTAGE KATY PERRY

Exactly 10 years ago (Feb 2001), Katy Hudson performed at The Glass House, CA. Heres a short video of her performance. (if you only want to hear her sing, skip to 2:30)


In 2005, she released her video for Simple, which was filmed in Tokyo, Japan. What ever happened to this version of her? LOL.

Two things you probably didn't know about Katy Perry:
- Before she was famous, even before her hit single I Kissed A Girl, Katy Perry was Miley Cyrus' backup singer.
- Katy Perry has been friends with Kesha for years. Kesha was also on KP's Hot N Cold video.

Friday, February 18, 2011

WE'LL TAKE IT TO THE SKY, THROUGH THE MOON, PAST THE GALAXY, AS LONG AS YOU ARE WITH ME BABY

A new remix from Justin Bieber's song Up featuring Chris Brown! It is good, and it is nice to hear the new version of Chris Brown. I think it is better than the original, but it is not my favorite JB's best song.

IT'S BRITNEY BITCH

The video for Hold It Against Me is out! She hadn't looked this good since her little incident!
See it for yourself

T-SWIZZLE IN T-TOWN

As you might already know, Taylor Swift just played at the legendary Budokan for two consecutive nights. Some artists that have played there include The Beatles (1966), Queen (1975), KISS (1988), and Christina Aguilera (2007).
The concert was completely different from what I had seen on the Fearless tour last year, yet they were both incredible. I definitely suggest you go see it if you ever get the chance. It is 105% worth it.
Here's two of my favorite pictures from tonight.



And this is the best sign I've ever seen. It says "Ur the BEST SINGER that's EVER LISTENED."
??? It sounds like you got it off Google Translator... But nice try! Maybe you'll get it right next time?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

NEW KATY PERRY FEAT. KANYE WEST

The new version of E.T. just came out! It will be Katy Perry's latest single featuring Kanye West, and it is almost as good as the original!


Here's a behind the scenes photo of the video, which will be released soon.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

JESSIE J, NOT THE CHEATER

The new Jessie J video for Price Tag featuring B.o.B. was released a few weeks ago. It is not amazing, but I loved her look. I personally would have liked to see her in Brian Lichtenberg or Jeremy Scott for this video, but then again, you can't please everybody. By the way, yesterday Jessie J won a Brit award for Critics' Choice!
You have until Tuesday morning (Japan time) to download this video for free on Itunes!

"OLD" KEANE

It's been about 7 years since these two Keane songs came out, but that doesn't change the fact that they are amazing. I also love the video for Everybody's Changing, the settings are crazy. 



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What you do for love...

Adam Young from Owl City posted a "reply" to Taylor Swift's Enchanted, along with a message he wrote her for Valentines day. The song is almost as good as the original, and the message is extremely sweet.

Read the message on Owl City's official website

Dear Snow, please stay...

This is not music-related in any way, but... It's snowing, and a lot! It is very exciting, considering the fact that it barely snows in Tokyo. So I made a little snowman playing guitar, and since it's Valentines day, it has a guitar pick with a heart on its head. It is probably the ugliest snowman you'll ever see.. :(

On a side note, this song is perfect for a snowy day. In fact, it's prefect for any day! 

 


Monday, February 14, 2011

Grammy's Best Performance

The best performance of the Grammy's was definitely by Katy Perry. It was AMAZING. Not only was her performance crazy, but also THE VIDEO! So sweet of her to put her wedding video up there! And on Valentines day! This is too much for me. Her dress was also beautiful, but then again, you can't go wrong with Johnny Wujek.
PS- Catch Nicole Kidman singing along to Teenage Dream! Who would've guessed?


Here's a picture of her angelic appearance at the red carpet. Completely stunning!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

NEW SAM SPARRO... IN A FEW WEEKS.

Everybody knows nothing will ever top Sam Sparro's Black and Gold, which by the way, even ms. Katy Perry has an amazing cover of. Anyway, I just heard Sam Sparro will be releasing a new album soon, and I have a feeling it will be one of the best albums of 2011!! So excited to hear new music from him!!

I hear there will be a lot of Brian Lichtenberg in his music videos, I really do hope that's true! Can't say no to Brian Lichtenberg!

Skeet Skittles

If you have never heard of DJ Skeet Skeet... shame on you. On the good side, that's why you are HERE! And if you have actually heard of him, then you'll agree with me when I say he is one of the greatest DJs alive.
Here's a remix Skeet Skeet did of Lil Wayne's A Milli a few years ago


If you like him, this must be your lucky day. He is giving out 30+ remixes for FREE here: DJ Skeet Skeet Downloads

INTRODUCING... NADA SURF

The first band poster I ever put up on my wall was from none other than Nada Surf. All it took was one song on The O.C, and I was already obsessed.
Here's one of my favorite songs by them-- Always Love

PS- You should definitely check out the video for Electrocution . The song itself is pretty damn good, but the video is just crrrraaaazy. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Gays have more fun!!

IT IS CAZWELL. IT IS JONNY MAKEUP!!!
Such a fun, catchy song! I wish Jonny Makeup would make more songs like this..
ps- i hope i get this song stuck in your head!!! you're welcome!
- thanks Jamie for the idea, hope you like the song! ;)

top TEN of twentyTEN

To everyone who stopped getting digital albums from music stores: you suck.
Needless to say there is no particular order, here is my top ten albums of 2010.

   10.  Nada Surf - If I had a Hi - Fi
     9.  Diddy - Last Train To Paris
     8.  B.o.B. - The Adventures of Bobby Ray
     7.  Christina Aguilera - Bionic
     6.  Rihanna - Loud
     5.  Linkin Park - A thousand Suns
     4.  Eminem - Recovery
     3.  Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
     2.  Taylor Swift - Speak Now
   * 1.  Katy Perry - Teenage Dream


Just in case you are wondering, yes I do actually own most of these albums. (Haven't found Nada Surf's in Japan)

...TOM CRUISE AND DRINK BOOZE

I was looking through some old emails today, and found one from Samuel Ventura from January 2009. I think the first time I ever heard his music was on MySpace in late 2008, and fell in love with Strawberry Soda.
Here is another fun song from Samuel Ventura, - Girls Drive Me Crazy.

UPDATE: I am aware that the link is broken, will try to fix it as soon as I can. Unfortunately, this is not a popular song, and it's not available on Youtube anymore.

ONE ONE ONE ONE

Fact: Sky Ferreira does not have one bad song. This one is probably my favorite along with Seventeen  and her cover of Miike Snow's Animal. I actually think her cover of the song is better than the original.



*If you click on the songs, it will send you to a clip of it on youtube! 

Friday, February 11, 2011

DON'T BE A DRAG JUST BE A QUEEN

LADY GAGA DOES IT AGAIN!
Gaga's newest single Born This Way was released just a few hours ago, and it is amazing!! Can't wait to hear more from her, and I know you can't wait either... after all, it is LADY FUCKING GAGA.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thank you, Olivia Wilde

Who doesn't love FREE music? Not only is this album free, but it is also unbelievably good. Thanks to Olivia Wilde, who posted this on her Twitter, I now have downloaded 12 amazing Girl Talk songs, and didn't have to pay a single cent.
You can thank me later.



Download the album here: All Day - Girl Talk

One mashup, Two songs, Three minutes, Four times I've played this song today.

I've been a longtime fan of Mashup Germany. And after listening to tons of his mixes, one thing I'm sure of: This will always be his greatest mashup. It is too good to be true.
Kanye West's Barry Bond vs. The Fray's Look After You.
Check out his website for more amazing mashups: Mashup Germany