Apr 4, 2011

Keri Hilson - One Night Stand feat. Chris Brown (video)

I just watched the video for Keri Hilson's song and my first reaction to it was 'Oh Chris, I wish you had dyed your hair back before making this video".   But then I started paying attention to the song and visuals and actually, I really like it.   Side note and fodder for possible second post- I watched Dancing with the Stars late last night and saw Chris's two performances "Yeah 3x" "Forever" and I gotta say, huge thumbs up...especially since my esp must be working and he read my mind and dyed his hair back for it!

Anyway, so I am a little bit obsessed with Keri Hilson these days.   Her songs seem to be talking to me, about me, for me...and she is pretty too look at, dances well and has a pleasant voice.   A few things caught my attention watching the video.   At 2:20 ish Chris makes this awkward shoulder move and angry face that I replayed a few times- again, director's job to flatter his subjects but funny anyway.   Moving on, I really enjoyed the part where they were both in black (starts at 2:50 ish and again at 3:20 in trench coats maybe, I have to rewatch) and danced in sync.   Very cool, and reminiscent of Janet Jackson somehow.  I thought the awkward move at 3:13 where she had her foot up on the pole in the workshop and bent over and he was sort of standing behind her was...awkward.   Odd since both are so talented with regard to their dancing.   I blame the director for not making it a flattering angle.   Finally, just a girl's point of view- as hot as cars can be, no girl wants to get down in a workshop.   Think of the dirty cold concrete floor, the grease, the machinery...I mean, just no.   Having said that, it was as hot as possible given the setting- take a look and tell me what you think...

Apr 3, 2011

The Band Perry - If I Die Young (video)

A friend suggested I listen to this song and I have to say while I would never have listened to it on my own it was surprisingly pretty.   I don't usually go for these types of twangy ballads, unless they are extremely pop-oriented (I apologize, country tends to get on my nerves, no hate just being honest).   The video is very pretty too, which is nice and I really enjoy the soft, smokey voice mixed with the instruments.
Let me know what you think...and feel free to leave suggestions for me to listen to and review!

Adam Stanton - Alligator Sky (@theadamstanton)

Today seems to be turning into a musical day for me, as usual!
I just listened to the gorgeous cover 'Alligator Sky' from Adam Stanton.   He made a great video too, although I feel bad he must have been very cold!   Check it out and tell me what you think- feel free to show him some love as well, his info is below:

DOWNLOAD THIS SONG ON iTunes HERE: http://tinyurl.com/6cexgry

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AdamStantonMusic
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/TheAdamStanton

Hey friends! Thanks for checking out this video! I had a blast filming it outside in the cold! :-) I was also incredibly lucky that it started to snow because it ended up making the shots look awesome!

If you enjoyed my version of "Alligator Sky" by Owl City, you can pick it up on iTunes at this link: http://tinyurl.com/6cexgry

Your support truly does make it possible to continue to release music! STAY TUNED for some original music coming later this spring!

Much Love,


Ben Semmens - 1st Solo Album @BenSemmens

Ben and I connected over twitter discussing music and when he sent me a link to listen to his stuff I was absolutely blown away.   He is talented, has a wonderful voice and plays beautifully.   If you like what you hear, it would be amazing if you could help Ben get his album up and running...at least repost and pass this around so everyone gets a chance to hear his stuff and hopefully help him out.  

You can go to this actual page here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bensemmens

1st Solo Album
Become part of my dream, my amazing team and join me now on this life changing adventure. I can't thank you enough Ben x
25 pledges. Ends in 55 days.
Western Lights came out in 2009, and with the power of my fans it received over 70,000 downloads and that was without a record label behind me. It was the sheer determination and support of fans that I now call friends.
Things are falling into place again since the amazing US based writer producer multi-instrumentalist Benjamin ‘beatzy’ Thomas (Carly Simon, David Bowie, James Taylor, Mica Paris, Ben Taylor, Newton Faulkner) joined the team a few months ago. We have started pre-production on my first solo album. My dream is beginning to take shape in reality and I owe everything to those who have supported me from the beginning and who believe in me now. I have the passion and the burning desire to make it and I would love for you to become a part of this amazing adventure.
By pledging here you get your hands on exclusive items updates and experiences. I will post “pledger only” updates… videos, mp3’s, photos and musings… like our virtual backstage area!
You’ll witness the new album unfold in real time… and when its ready, you’ll be the very first to hear it!
Ready, set….. go!
xx Ben