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In terms of female singers, I think that Mariah Carey is on top of her game. Sure she had a breakdown, who doesnt? Hers just happen to be very public. We see what happenned to Whitney Houston and her coke habit, we see Janet Jackson with tits out and a very embarassing flop of a tour. Then we have legends like Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight who’s all great but no new stuff and only comes out for Gala’s or charity dinners and inaugurations. Then we have singers like Beyonce, who I might say is worthy being Mariah’s next of kin.
And when E=MC2 comes out, Mariah was in competition with Madonna. That “4 Minutes” song? Seriously? That’s what crap would sound like if we listen to it for 4 minutes. I liked Madonna, you know, in Vogue, Like a Virgin, Papa don’t Preach, and that song with the burning cross. Back then she was something. Now Madonna’s just a gimmick with really toned arms and a ridiculous fetish for men half her age. (Okay Mariah did marry Nick Cannon, but at least she didnt divorce a perfectly good, appropriate husband). And Guy Ritchie couldve done so much better than Madonna, Madonna stopped being sexy in 1998. I dont get why she’s still relevant. Madonna sucks ass big time. She’s a circus performer, like Britney, like Lady Gaga (who in my opinion tries way way WAY too hard it becomes awkwardly funny).
So here I have another song which I love from E=MC2 called Thanks 4 Nothin’ Mariah’s songs alwas makes me feel something. If you dont, then you’re a heartless bastard. Ha!
Listen: Mariah Carey – Thanks 4 Nothin’
There’s two kind of rap in Indonesia, the serious, political, with heavy bass and snare or the laid back, goofy, Eminem circa those moments after Marshall Mathers LP. You gotta give props for anybody doing anything unconventional, like rapping in Indonesia and sticking to it. AND Saykoji’s son is just too cute. And apparently everbody’s doing autotune.
Lets all toast to the days when we just feel like we didn’t fit in, those days when we feel misunderstood, those days when we just want to say “stay the fuck away from me.”
These are the songs for one of those days that we realize we are basically alone.
This anorexic beauty covers a song by Cy Coleman about not fitting in. I envy how Fiona Apple always managed to look so sullen, so composed, the kind of composure that makes you feel she could slit her wrists any second without flinching.
(you know..if I wanted to)
Here’s to another random music list that was in my dashboard draft and decided to let out. I think everybody got songs they wanna fucking cry to. Whether its the stupid, similar to your life lyrics, the memories brought back by the song or, just whatever. Sometimes you just want to close your eyes, put on some songs, pray to god it rains today and get in the mood for a little boo hoo, because you know, there’s a little teary eyed, eyeliner wearing emo, in all of us.
Our favorite 8 octave girl sings a song (and sometimes talk rap) about..well, staying in love and riding shotgun next to your boy. I tried to sing this at karaoke. No one cried.
2/ Jason Mraz – Beautiful Mess
A friend once said, what is it with girls and Jason Mraz? Well I admit, he makes me feel like a beautiful mess. Scratch that. More like Just a Mess. I’m sure you all have this song already.
No lyrics to get nonsensical at, this song is just plain emotions pouring out. Convey this to your convenience. Interpret this, listen to this while driving, listen to this until you fall asleep.
4/ Portishead – Music to Fuck To
I do not know why. Do not ask questions.
Maybe because the song keeps telling you to do the opposite, maybe because Mike Skinner is such an emotional Brit, maybe because there is really no more fish in the sea.
Kids, you know what time it is? Time for some old skool hip hop, thats what time it is.
Whatever, I happen to like what I like.
Anyway, listen to the original Straight Outta Compton by the N.W.A below:
And then listen to the cover by Nina Gordon. So different, SO GOOD.