Archive for November, 2008

Mostly Human, Partially Cyborg Beyonce on Ellen

Friday, November 28th, 2008

In case you missed TV this week amongst the hustle and bustle of the Thanksgiving holiday, Beyonce was out there performing.  She was GMA and The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week and gave all the “Single Ladies” a little advice.

Brit Performs Flawlessly at The Bambi Awards

Friday, November 28th, 2008

She’ll be ready and prime for her upcoming American tour.

Good work Daddy Spears.

Thanksgiving Day Parade Got Rickrolled

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Do you think the people that came out to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade understood the value of a live Rickrolling?  This is where No matter, we thought it was funny.  Those Americans are all about the laughs.

See for yourself.

American Idol Contestant Found Dead

Thursday, November 13th, 2008


A once American Idol contestant, Paula Godspeed on Season 5, was found dead outside of the L.A. home of Paula Abdul, near Sherman Oaks.  Celeb website, TMZ reported that the 2006 contestant was discovered in her parked car yesterday.  Her death is believed to be a “possible suicide”, although the Los Angeles county coroner’s office has not, yet released official information.

The woman’s parents were aware of her obsession with American Idol judge, Paula Abdul and told police that she may be at Paula’s house, when she went missing.

Paula Abdul had been aware of the obsession for “several years”, Entertainment Tonight reported, and is said to be “shocked and saddened” by her death.


Dell Quells Music Player Rumors

Thursday, November 13th, 2008


Last week, there were rumors that Dell was planning a music player to rival the iPod to reinvigorate its consumer products, but those rumors have since been quelled . On Monday, the Dell blog states clearly that a music player will not be part of their long-term plans to reach consumers.

“As we said a few months ago, our strategy focuses on content offerings and delivery platforms that mix Zing software, remote access and pre-configured media bundles across all of our devices, including licensing agreements with entertainment distributors,” said the post. “It has never been about a music player.”

So for now, don’t expect Dell to jump into the music game.  Apple still has that market and will probably dominate the music market with their slick music products for years to come.

“Mother Afrika” Dies At 76

Monday, November 10th, 2008


Last week the world lost one of the greatest singers that ever lived, Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac.  She was 86 years old when she passed away on November 1, 2008. Yma was famous for her boundless vocal range.

This week, the world lost another singing legend, South African Miriam Makeba, who had been banned from her own country for more than 30 years until Nelson Mandela’s personal urging to return back to Africa. Makeba, known as, “Mama Afrika”, died on stage Sunday night, during her concert in Italy at age 76.

Get the full story here on BBC.

New A Little Bit Different Britney, “Kill The Lights”

Monday, November 10th, 2008

More Brit!  Okay, so far we love “Womanizer”, just after 2 or 3 listens we had the rhythm of syllables – which is the fun part of the song.  I’m thinking this album is gonna be a good one, in a Britney Spears kind of way.  Check out the second single “Kill The Lights” from her new Circus album, thank you Popbytes.

What Do Weird Al, MTV, Censorship And File-sharing Have In Common?

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Weird Al Yankovic |MTV Music

Remember when downloading music was all the rage? Getting your music for free, lots of it, any where, any how – was the thing to do. People were loading up on senseless album collections like ABBA, just because they could.

Well, with the inception and birth of, last week, they’ve resurrected Weird Al’s 2006 video “Don’t Download This Song”, which was obnoxiously censored by Weird Al, as a middle finger move to the MTV censors.

GloriousNoise gives the details on an email message written by Weird Al Yankovic, himself on Sunday about how he had bleeped out the names to the file-sharing sites in his song two years ago, after MTV “told me that they would refuse to air my video” otherwise. “Instead of subtly removing or obscuring the words in the track,” he wrote, “I made the creative decision to bleep them out as obnoxiously as possible, so that there would be no mistake I was being censored.”

He complied, “because I was proud of the song and the accompanying Bill Plympton video, and I wanted to do everything I could to maximize exposure for it.”

The names of peer-to-peer services Morpheus, Grokster, Limewire, and Kazaa are apparently too controversial for MTV to air. Do any of those still even work anymore?

Decemberists New Song “Raincoat Song”

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Decemberists have a new album titled, Always The Bridesmaid: Vol. III A-side – here’s the “Raincoat Song”. It’s all starting to sound the same for us really, kind of like, when you’re a kid and you go into an antique shop and it all smells equally old and dusty. It’s hard to tell one time period from the next. They’ve driven the point, and we’d personally like to hear something fresh, maybe an addition of a more modern instrument?

If you’re a big Decemberists fan, you’ll love it, cause it’s got all the elements, without the evolution.