MEA MAXIMA CULPA.
I always forget PJ Harvey is British. I have no idea why.
As a pre-teen growing up in a rural town of 300 in northern México, Thalía,...– Why Ricky Matters (to me.. and maybe a few other boys) | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture (via desnoise) Future reference reblog. I’m always interested in hearing Latinos describe their relationship to Latin pop, in ways that I hope goes beyond cultural tourism.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-3-28) →
The Beach Boys (18) Big Star (12) Taylor Swift (3) Ke$ha (3) Harold Budd (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
ROCÍO DÚRCAL, “COMO TU MUJER” →
We began with her, and we end 1988 with her; and unforeseen revivals aside, we will not meet her again. It’s tempting to call this the passing of the old guard in Latin Pop — or an old guard anyway — but as any honest pop follower knows, there are no clean breaks. Dúrcal, who began her career in as a girl singer in 1950s Spain, may be the earliest-born singer to top the Hot Latin chart (I...
Questions that don't need answering, #1 in a...
Why are mp3s that have their volume turned up all the way in iTunes always punk songs?
andrewtsks: I remember I actually got a used copy of A Walk To Remember and read through it right before the movie was gonna come out, purely because Mandy Moore was in the movie and I love her (shutup). Mandy Moore is awesome. Yay for non-insane pop starlets.
The Last Song” is based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, who also wrote the...– Rogert Ebert rocks. From this review (via helveticafutura) (via morninggloria) (via whatwillsuffice) I know some of us (meaning me!) like to cultivate an air of open-mindedness, being reluctant to engage in any kind of culture-war reflexive bashing, desiring rather to see the larger picture, the...
Tanning Salon Tax Is Racist, Says Doc Thompson,... →
boatzone3: THOMPSON: For years I’ve suggested that racism was in decline and yeah, there are some, you know, incidents that still happen with regards to racism, but most of the claims I’ve said for years, well, they’re not really real. But I realize now that I was wrong. For I now too feel the pain of racism. Racism has been dropped at my front door and the front door of all lighter-skinned...
Problem World: This is getting ridiculous. →
(Click back for previous convo.) natepatrin: I also wonder how much of an anomaly it is that someone would be equally excited about Erykah Badu, High on Fire and Goldfrapp. Do people with more carefully-focused genre interests still see this year as business-as-usual, just like they might’ve in a three-month span of 1995? Does anyone ever see anything as business-as-usual? Everyone I know...
I can’t believe people grow up here and like, expect that everyone lives this...– Arianna Stern. I’m always fascinated by the different ways people respond to, think about, and prepare for different climates and geographies. Especially now that it’s so common to be a transplant, to grow up in one place and then live your adult life somewhere else — or several...
andrewtsks: Whoa whoa, you mean Huey “Piano”...
Music critic time machine question!
tomewing: If you could have reviewed any record in history at the time it first came out, which would you choose and why? (I originally asked this in Matt Perpetua’s ask box, but I liked it enough to ask more generally.) I don’t consider myself a critic, and I’ve never written a review in my life, so I’ll just pivot off the point that Matt made, that the only real reason to...
somesongsconsidered: “Wrong ‘em Boyo” – The...
ROBERTO CARLOS “SI EL AMOR SE VA” →
Although you can’t tell just by looking (or listening), this is the first Hot Latin #1 by a pop star who usually sings in another language. (Los Lobos don’t count because they were never pop stars, just a rock & roll band with a lucky hit.) Roberto Carlos is Brazilian, and his long, hit-filled career has mostly been in Portuguese, with occasional side trips to the Spanish-language...
The fact that tumblr does not have a "save draft"...
Sure it does. Create the post as a draft first and work from that — it’s what I’ve been doing for my long posts. Or, when you’ve already begun, choose “save as draft” instead of “publish now” from the drop-down menu to the right. It’s not perfect: you can’t “save & keep working,” as Wordpress puts it, but it’s there.
justsayjolie: Your Daily 90s: Sir Mix-a-Lot,...
Minor Enlightenments, #1 in a series.
In the middle of listening to a lot of early 90s grunge, alternarock and indie pop (you’ll see why before long), Sloan’s “Everything You’ve Done Wrong” came on and I suddenly understood the prejudice against horns that certain proud rockists I know hold and which has always previously puzzled me. It’s not that it doesn’t sound good —...
(must it always be the Fascist thirties?)– Alex Ross asks the pertinent parenthetical questions on restagings of opera classics.
You have to wonder what the guy was thinking,” Roth concluded. “The best...– Philip Roth and John Grisham are a new crime-fighting super-team!
andrewtsks: Even if you don’t check any of this out, though, I hope you find something you like. Superhero comics aren’t the scorched wasteland they were in the early 90s, I swear. The early 90s was when I got into them! Keith Giffen’s Justice League, John Byrne’s She-Hulk, and Mike Parobeck drawing the cleanest action you’ve ever seen … so I guess there’s a...
andrewtsks: [I cut out huge portions of Jonathan’s original post, which is mainly a long, scathing review of Final Crisis: Legion Of Three Worlds (and NOT Final Crisis itself, as he mistakenly calls it). The quote below contains all of what I wanted to respond to. Click the link if you want to read the rest of what he had to say.] Thanks for the long and thoughtful reply — and especial...
rocketsandrayguns: immlass: rocketsandrayguns: Wow, that’s…something. I was just reading about who she was working with on the album (M.I.A., Sia, Le Tigre, Ladytron, etc.) and thinking I might like it. But what it reminds me of most is Robyn’s Fembot, which I heard part of this morning. I haven’t heard any Robyn, although I probably should. This Xtina thing could either be brilliant or...
Who needs a chaser? I do.
novazembla: neurotical: So I will tell you all now that it’s almost April. Which is my birthday month. And when I tell you on the first of April, you may think it’s some kind of joke. I mean, who celebrates an entire birthday month? It doesn’t even make sense! Well, I do. And I’ll tell you why. Because that cocksucker William Shakespeare tries to steal my bday thunder every fucking...
Perez Hilton Explains Why Ke$ha "Upsets" Him →
cureforbedbugs: Brilliant strategy here to get everyone in the US to accept Ke$ha’s “American Lily Allen” status, though I’m not sure whose strategy it was (and I don’t think the whole “glimmers of Lily Allen in her more thoughtful songs” is exactly what’s being implied here). Why anyone thinks this is not a compliment is beyond me. Any enemy of Perez Hilton’s is a friend of mine.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-3-21) →
Osvaldo Golijov (12) Colleen (9) Sofia Rei Koutsovitis (7) Cypress Hill Feat. Pitbull & Marc Anthony (2) Astor Piazzolla (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
ANGELA CARRASCO, “BOCA ROSA” →
Tracing the contours of the #1 Hot Latin songs throughout the year, I’m starting to see a pattern emerge: the summer and early fall contain upbeat songs, songs for dancing, for public display, and even when they’re talking about lost love they do it with a smile. But as the nights grow longer and the air colder — even in Miami and Los Angeles, where a significant portion of the...
And so the notion of Creedence, and the perhaps overlapping notion of the Grand...– Marcello Carlin. Y’all are following along with Then Play Long, right?
FOX News Poll: Is Health Care Bill a Victory for... →
tylercoates: I think you know what to do, friends. Let’s do this, Tumblr.
THIS YEAR’S REMIX WITH THE FUTURE SOUND: 52 True Statements About “United State Of Pop 2009 (Blame It On The Pop)” by DJ Earworm 1. The mp3 runs 4:38 minutes long. 2. The Youtube video runs seven seconds longer due to the splash screen inserted at the beginning and end giving title and attribution. 3. It is a mashup, a new audio file created by extracting elements from...
hey guy on ILX...
I fixed my comments formatting. Now they’re at the bottom of the post like they’re supposed to be.
aceterrier reblogged the nagging voice in his...
What acoustic guitars? Uh… I guess any “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” reference just makes me think of acoustic guitars. Strikeout.