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Justin Bieber with no hair. odd.

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Granted, he is younger here, but looks so odd without his shiny, straight, flowing hair. 

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August 22, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Posted in Celeb whoopla!!, Music

Watch out Biebs!!!

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Baby, baby, baby, oooouch!!! Damn, must’ve hurt. The video kinda sucks but the slowmo is funny. hehe

The person who shot the bottle will probably want to throw more because Biebs is even coming out with his own book soon.

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August 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Posted in Celeb whoopla!!, Music

No Wyclef……you’re not President material, especially not for Haiti.

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By now most have heard that Wyclef Jean is in the running for the upcoming Haitian presidential elections.  What a way to pry on the youth of Haiti, who make up approximately 60% of the country’s population.  I agree with Sean Penn, it is a skectchy situation and what is reallllly in it for clef?  Will he just bring in American capitalistic ventures and initiatives that will do jack shit for the people of Haiti, and only make his pockets even deeper?  Read this story to read more about his reactions to Sean Penn’s comments.

I don’t know Wyclef Jean personally but I do believe that somewhere amidst the PR whoopla around Jean ever since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, he does have some sort of sympathy for the Haitian people.  But does he have empathy?  No.  He left Haiti at such a young age that he probably hasn’t experienced a quarter of what other Haitians have experienced.  So for him to say that he “understands the psychology of the Haitian  people ever since birth” is rather far-fetched and fabricated.  There’s just something about his wanting to become the president of Haiti that seems like he isn’t in it for the right reasons.

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August 9, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Beyoncé’s new vid, “Why Don’t You Love Me”

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The video is different, with the old-school 50’s housewife thing going on, and of course Mrs. Carter is smoking, drinking and showing some forms of domestication.  The song is alright; too many forced words/notes for my liking, but that’s her style I guess.  However, I do like some of the lyrics.  Is Kanye going to be going off about this video too just like he did for “Single Ladies”??  We’ll have to wait for the next MTV awards…

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May 8, 2010 at 5:14 PM

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M.I.A’s video “Born Free” shouldn’t be banned on Youtube!

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After hearing all of the buzz surrounding M.I.A’s video for her new song “Born Free”, I was really curious to check it out.  The rumours are true; it can be a bit of a pain in the ass trying to get to see the vid on Youtube.  You have to be over 18 to see it and it can be tricky to find it.  I could see how the big wigs of Youtube/Google don’t agree with the brief nude/sex scene (which isn’t graphic at all compared to what you can see on cable) or the depiction of the American military but it has a deeper message than what meets the eye.  I was kinda surprised how the video unfolded as I didn’t know what to expect but like some of the comments on Youtube, I think both the director and M.I.A wanted to depict that prejudice, genocide and senseless wars are ongoing, even though there may not be one against red-head’s.  Art, such as this music video, shouldn’t be censored the way it is, even on something like Youtube.  She’s delivering a strong message which clearly many people do not agree with it nor want to accept.

Check it out and see for yourself.  The vid may not play on my blog because of the restrictions it has on it but if you’re over 18 and have a Youtube account, watch it.

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May 8, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Posted in Music, Politickin'

“We are the one’s to make a brighter day…”

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T-Pain?  Really, T-Pain?  Even with him, I still like.

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February 13, 2010 at 7:47 PM

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“Helping Haiti” and “We Are the World” pt. 2

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“Helping Haiti” charity song — Simon Cowell’s rendition of R.E.M’s “Everybody Hurts”….including Susan Boyle, Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue and others. 

◙   Twenty-five years after the original recording of “We Are the World”, Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are getting together with some of music’s biggest stars to re-record the song, to benefit Haiti; but this time, none of the original singers will be on this version.  I know Michael would have done the same thing, if not wrote a new song to bring awareness to the devastation in Haiti.  About 70 singers are on the record, including Kanye West, Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Justin Beiber…the list goes on.  Should be interesting to hear the final product.

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February 3, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Posted in Music