12/23/2008

Happy Holidays dear friends

I'm leaving for the Holidays and I'll be back on January 5th. Florida here I come! (Don't bother breaking in to my house, I ain't got nothin' worth anythin'!)

Here's a Christmas favourite of mine

Santa Baby, by Ertha Kitt



I wish you, your friends and your family both immense joys and little pleasures.

12/18/2008

Sarcastic? Me?


Image : lcn.canoe.ca

With the the help of Elvis Presley



ZZ Top


and The Dead Kennedys (1 brownie point to the person who can say in what movie that song was without going on wikipedia!)


I'm so sad I couldn't find the Nina Hagen version

UPDATE: WMG SUCKS!

12/17/2008

My favourite birthday songs


Photo : www.SheepPooPaper.com

Mui has been upgraded to 3.0. Today, I turn 30. OUUUUCH! Well, at least it gives me a reason to do another favourites post!

Happy Birthday, les Beatles
This is by far my favourite birthday song, cuz it rocks!


Happy birthday Baby, The Tune Weavers
This one is just a sticky sweet sad and fun oldie :)



Happy birthday Mr President, the immortal Marilyn Monroe
Because it's so sultry and funny all at once



Happy brithday, Stevie Wonder
Because it isn't agin gracefully and because usually no one knows this song but me


Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen, Neil Sedaka

Another oldie that makes me smile, and since I'll always be 16...


All right, I can get birthday drunk now!

12/16/2008

Soundtrack of the last day of my twenties


Tomorrow I'll be 30. Or maybe not. Maybe I'll disappear in a purple and blue puff of smoke like the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland...

Have you guessed I don't really want to grow up yet?

My friend Héloise shared this on her Facebook this morning and I've decided to make it the soundtrack for, as my friend Phildetch calls it, my 30-1.

Enjoy, down there, a cover by Jeff Buckley of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.

12/15/2008

Pearl Jam redoes Ten and brings it to Rock Band


Two big news in one! Quick, everybody go get your flannel shirts! Pearl Jam are going to reissue their legendary (well atleast for the people who were concious during the nineties) album Ten. It will be remixed, filled with demos, live performances, and, brace yourselves... A CASSETTE!

In fact, four editions will be released on March 24, 2009 (ranging from deluxe to + + + deluxe). We can assume that this is only one of many surprises to come since Pearl Jam will turn 20 in 2011.

For more details, Rolling Stone, for even more details, Smoking Section.

No on to the 2nd news : Ten will also be available on Rock Band 2. YES!

10 best commercial songs of 2008


The online mag Advertising Age unveils its top ten commercial songs. I am extremely disappointed at the absence of the lovely 'padapadapadapada' song from the monkey Subway commercials... NOOOOT! (Ok I think I had a Wayne's World moment there!)

So here's the list, but visit AdAge for the whys, the videos and a list of not so inspired choices.

1. SAUL WILLIAMS: "LIST OF DEMANDS"
NIKE SPARQ TRAINING

2. SANTOGOLD: "CREATOR"
BUD LIGHT LIME

3. YAEL NAIM: "NEW SOUL"
APPLE MACBOOK AIR

4. ENNIO MORRICONE (BANDINI REMIX): "L'ESTASI DELL'ORO (THE ECSTASY OF GOLD)"
NIKE

5. LIARS: "CLEAR ISLAND"
TIMEX IRONMAN

6. THE KINKS: "EVERYONE'S A STAR"
TARGET/CONVERSE

7. ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUSS: "KILLING THE BLUES"
JCPENNEY'S AMERICAN LIFE

8. RUBY SUNS: "OH MOJAVE"
MICROSOFT

9. VASHTI BUNYAN: "TRAIN SONG"
REEBOK

10. CLOUD CULT: "LUCKY TODAY"
ESURANCE.COM

Metallica 1.1, cuz I can't say 2.0 about them

Metallica, kings of "our music will never be shared and we will sue anyone who has a dubbed cassette of And Justice For All " will be on Rock Band. Yay!

Seems videogames are something they can relate to better than blogging.

source : Rolling Stone

12/12/2008

RIP Bettie Page



For those of you who have not heard yet, it's with great sadness that I tell you the legendary and 'notorious' Bettie Page died at 85. She was a living icon and will continue being one for years to come.

RIP Bettie and thank you for what you did, without really intending to, for the sexual revolution and women's lib.

must see

12/11/2008

Show me your...

These past days have been crazy at work. Is it the weather, x-mas coming up? Who knows the real reason for this, but still it means I have had absolutely no time to blog these past two weeks.

So here's a little video you'll no doubt watch enough times not to miss me at all... you'll hardly notice the cadillac has gone.

Show them to me, Rodney Carrington.

(yes, these are really what this is about)

11/25/2008

First snowfall music forecast



A good song for when you feel deconstructed, like me this morning: Champagne in a paper cup by Death Cab for Cutie (1999) - Spin

Yelle remixes Hot n' Cold by Katy Perry. It's almost a duo. Strange I like the two artists but not the song - Perez Hilton

Video : So What by P!nk is really funny! (I really like her, she kicks ass) - Youtube

On X Factor, there are manipulation rumours: the producers could have chosen Hellelujah by Leonard Cohen to make a contestant win. No waaaaay, cheating on tv? :p In the midst of all his, a collection of odd covers of the song - The Quietus

Video and mp3 : Beck's new clip is really cool and original (song: Youthless) - The Music Slut

11/24/2008

The Montreal Canadiens wear too much perfume

As some of you know, I am a fan of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team. A BIG fan. Like wouldn't miss a match if I had both legs broken.

Last Saturday I ran off to listen to the game on the radio during the 2nd and 3rd periods, while at a party. Now that's devotion ;)

Anyhochey, on their website they post funny videos... and sometimes not so funny videos ;) but this one made me smile.

Question the players were asked: who wears too much cologne? Teeheehee!

Monday post week-end break news



An absolutely rockin' quizz: a mime doing album covers and you have to guess the titles! I have a brain boner - The Quietus

No Doubt are back with an album and a tour in 2009. The hard core fans will say they're as good as ever. They'll know, in the cockle of their hearts, that it's a lie. Gwen Stefany will then go back to her solo career. And still, it'll be a fun ride ;) - Rolling Stone

A cool collection of 'Heroin chic' covers you can stream! - Cover Freak

Amy Winehouse and her rotten husband call it quits. * Yawn * - Perez Hilton

Katy Perry live on Youtube at the Youtube awards. Cuz she's cute. - The music slut

Just because I like their choices: books that were audaciously made into movies - The Quietus

The Vatican forgives John Lennon for saying the Beatles were more popular than Jesus, and I'm sure he doesn't give a flying rat's ass - Perez Hilton

Video and mp3: A band I'd never heard of before, Reykjavik!, does the worst cover I've ever heard, and I've heard baaaaad covers. (You shook me all night long by ac/dc) - The music slut

11/21/2008

TGIF links



A real TGIF song, with a crazy animation! First Drink of the Day by 7 Seconds of Love - Rather Good

Dave Grohl on Top Chef, when I think of him in a kitchen I picture him cooking hash oil more than food... oh well - Smoking Section

The New York Times didn't like Chinese Democracy either - New York Times

Listen to this, Austin Scaggs says its the best song ever, and it IS darn good : "The Mountain," from the Heartless Bastards. - Smoking Section

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wents welcome a baby boy. His name is Bronx Mowgli Wentz. That's pretty funny, but actually I'm only blogging about this because my lbog is called black cadillac and the kid's initials are BMW! - US magazine

Video: two of my favourites, together. Elvis Costello and Elton John - Rolling Stone

11/20/2008

Middle of the week links



It's obvious now, Brandon Flowers of The Killers is not gross. At all. - Perez Hilton

Is it the end for Coldplay? - Smoking section

Playgirl closes. It always makes me laugh when they call it a woman's mag... ;) - Infopresse (French)

Single Ladies by Beyoncé, times 10! - Youtube

All of Chinese Democracy in streaming on MySpace and my review

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Yep! : Chinese Democracy by Guns N' Roses is available for streaming on muspace. Enjoy! Then tell me what you thought.

Here's what I liked and disliked:

As on most Guns N' Roses albums, there are too many « soft » songs. But then again, I have a problem with rock ballads.

There are some mean guitar riffs on there.

All and all, the piano is a nice touch!

I prefer Axl Rose hitting high notes, and it's a bit unsettling to hear him sing so low so much. It isn't bad though.

There is a touch of what I'd call an "industrial" influence that is quite a change for GNR, and it doesn't clash. Kudos. (For example: Shackler's Revenge).

In my opinion, it's an album for music aficionados and not only for GNR fans. The sounds and styles are extremely varied and that is the main reason why I think this album should be listened to whole and not bit by bit. But only once. I won't be buying this album, it isn't worth the money and the time invested. Axl wanted to make Titanic and ended up with Water World.

A few comments about the songs:
Those of you who like ballads (no, I am NOT one of those people) will like Street of Dreams and it's "chanelling Bon Jovi" thing.

If The World has a "world beat" taste to it, and it's probably my favourite song off this album. Funk, heavy distortion and Rosian meows are a surprising and very interesting combination.

Scraped has a Rock Anthemy thing going that's not bad at all (Don't you try to stop us now...), and the bass hits hard.

This I love... hum... ah... Axl wants to go on Broadway or what? That one should have stayed on the editing room floor.

And you? What do you think?

11/19/2008

A shitload of news because I was 2busy2blog yesterday



The creators of South Park will have a musical shown in 2009... about Mormons! *insert incredulous hilarity here* - Perez Hilton

Paul McCartney wants to release a new 14-minute Beatles song. Hum, how many Beatles songs are they gonna pull out of the trash, darn it? - Rolling Stone

Courtney Love blogs 60 times in one day, and says nothing remotely understandable. - Dlisted

James Blunt editor of a Montreal free paper for a day. Is he sweet or is he in a slump? - Infopresse

Drool, drool, jealousy, teeth grinding, envy - Rolling Stone

Nine Inch Nails presents the drummer that will replace Josh Freese during the 2009 tour: 20 years old Ilan Rubin drummer for the Welsh band the Lostprophets - Smoking Section

Video : first Travis Barker interview since his plane crash - I'm not obsessed

Good review for The Doors Live at The Matrix. I'm gonna buy it! - Rolling Stone

Videos: reader's fafourite fight songs! Cool, I was having a pugilistic kind of day. The list is cool but the suggestions in the comments are even better - Rolling Stone

11/17/2008

Links for a beautiful but cold Monday

Vanilla Ice is the king of all Hasbeens, and of recycling. At least he's hotter than before - Perez Hilton

The judge that killed Napster plots a copyright reform plan - Rolling Stone

Neverland sold, Michael Jackson's childhood is over. (No gross comment here! Teeheehee) - Socialite Life

A video about how they chose the 100 best singers of all time - Rolling Stone

Lars Ulrich buys Basquiat painting for 14M$ - Perez Hilton

New Cirque du Soleil website- Ipub

This week on MusiMax: Cocktail Pop

NOTE: The show I'm about to talk about is in French, but even if you don't speak the language, the last band might interest you.

I never really liked Musique Plus. In fact, back when I was only a baby wannabe music critic (now I'm an adult wannabe music critic), I told myself I would like to work there someday and turn it into a really great music TV channel. I'll stop here, the object of this post is not my (long) list of beefs towards Musique Plus.

So, maybe it's because I'm getting older, (!) I prefer MusiMax. Less drunken camera action. More content. Less 50cent. Etc. Speaking of content, from November 17 to 20, there will be a few interviews that might be interesting. That being said, I haven't seen the show yet so we'll see I guess.

Here's the press release I got



Martin Deschamps : I like HIM. His music, a little less. Mybe it's because I loved him in his beginnings, when he covered Offenbach, Deep Purple and many others. Let's put it this way: it rocked a whole lot more. He's got a new album "Le piano et la voix" and... ouch. I don't like rock ballads. argh.


Alfa Rococo
: Mybe I'll find out other stuff about this band than their song "Lever l'ancre", that I've heard about a 1000 times too many. In fact, I think this will be a fun interview to watch because even though I found that song a bit drab, it says a lot about the band's ability to create sweet melodies.

Marie Carmen : You mean she's still recording? Since her 90's cover of Barbara's "l'Aigle noir", it felt like she'd dropped off the face of the earth. It's gonna be fun to hear from her, in a "whatever happened to" kind of way. Oh just for kicks, here are my two favourite Marie Carmen oldies: "Faut pas que j'panique" and "Piaf chanterait du rock". Of course!



Byron Mikaloff (Lost Fingers) : Here's one for you, you anglos ;) On their myspace, they say they play "Manouche Jazz lost in the 80's". From what I've listened to, it's a little like the French collective Nouvelle Vague in terms of weird covers of 80's hits, all that with a definite smell of
Django Reinhardt. This is most probably the most interesting thing on the Cocktail Pop line up. Now you have to listen to their covers of "You Shook Me All Night Long" and "Touch Me" on their myspace player, it's delectable! I'm going to listen to that all day for sure. "Black Velvet" "Straight Up"... I think I'm in love. Wonder if they need a back up signer... ;)

11/13/2008

Links to pass time until the hockey game starts



Led Zeppelin on tour without Robert Plant. Yeah right ok. - Rolling Stone

RIP Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer, Mitch Mithchell - Rolling Stone

11/12/2008

A nice pic because I don't have any time

No time to blog today, it's nuts right now. The office, the return of he-who-must-not-be-named, (no, not Voldemort). I will not be spared.

But, I've still got a cool pic to show you guys! (Click on it to see a larger version)



Thanks Pat for sending it over.

11/11/2008

Chinese Democracy : Rolling Stone approves

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So I was skeptical. No, that's an understatement. Very God damned skeptical. But it seems I now have to eat my words. (Sarcasms, whatever).

The new GnR album has been getting good reviews, one of them being in Rolling Stone who gives it 4 stars on 5.

Well, I'll have to break my long lasting boycott of Axl Rose and listen to the thing now. Oh well.

Click down there for the review.

Chinese Democracy : Guns N' Roses : Review : Rolling Stone

11/10/2008

Happy birthday dear Syndrome

In Montreal, ever since the (oh so missed) Bleu est Noir closed, it's become difficult to go out to a real rock bar. Sorry, but even Foufounes électriques are no longer what they once were.

That being said, even if it's a little out of the center of the action (Saint-Laurent corner Bernard), there is the Syndrome. Rock, pure rock, alternative, metal, hard rock, all kinds of rock, mostly with accoustic instruments. Cool. And Rare. 

The Syndrome celebrates its birthday on November 29th, it's gonna be fun, and inexpensive. Now that's a winning combination right there! (Click on the flyer to see a larger version)



And while I'm at it, here's a plug for their Saturday special. (Click on the flyer to see a larger version)



So, see you there?

Feist at Montreal's Centre Bell

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I didn't get to see the show myself, but thanks to David Wong who made this video, I caught a cool glimpse. Here's the famous 1234, in Montréal. (Thanks David!)

Monday morning procrastination

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Radio-radio live on the road - Bande à part

Post elections, Will.i.am sings It's a new day - Rolling Stone

Ozzy is sénile and that's gonna sell phones! AND it's darn funny too - Gizmodo (thx Bambie for the link)

Is this a theme or something? Another cover of Girls just wanna have fun, by the Killers - Youtube

50 best rock n roll video games of all times - Rolling Stone

11/07/2008

Cover of Girls just wanna have fun. NEVER heard anything like it.


Greg Laswell's voice is soft. Really really soft. A little shaky but not too much, and really moving.

He covered Girls just wanna have fun by Cyndi Lauper, on the piano.

I had never heard anything like that cover. I was really touched, I had shivers down my spine because of the interpretation... and at the same time I thought it was a little sarcastic.

I'm tired because it was a long week? I'm a horrible nostalgic? I don't know.

But I love this song.

And you?

Here's a live version of the cover and one of his songs called High and Low, but go listen to the cover on his myspace, it's the last one on the player.

11/06/2008

Forever 27


My little blog was mentionned on a British website. Yay Mui ;). In fact, blog masturbation is not the actual subject of this post : I really want you to go see the site. The theme is original and there are a lot of things to see there.

So this is a relatively recent site (August 2008). Forever27.co.uk is about those idols that died at 27. Of course everyone knows about Jimi, Jim, Janis and Kurt, but there are others, and there ARE things to find out.

So enjoy and thanks to Simon for the shout-out

I dare you to find something cuter

ULTIMATE CUTENESS ALERT!


A webcam, live, with PUPPIES!


If your heart doesn't just stop and melt, I recommend you watch a great series called Dexter...

Evan Rachel Woods and Marilyn Manson split


One moment while I pick up my jaw, it fell off with the surprise and all. So rumour has it they split because MM had had enough of her enemployed brother living in her pool house. Does that mean Halloween is over and she'll stop trying to look like a Wall-Mart version of Dita Von Teese? (Ooooo I feel bitchy today!)

11/04/2008

RIP Jimmy Carl Black

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Jimmy Carl Black, first drummer for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, died this weekend of lung cancer. He was 70, and that's him in the dress on the cover of the album We're only in it for the money.

For those of you who've seen Zappa's 200 Motels, he's the one signing “Lonesome Cowboy Burt.”



Here's a bit of a story about Black, it has Zappa and Black in it and lasts 2m40s.



And here's a performance from 2007



RIP, Jimmy Carl Black, The indian of the group.

On a personal note

With or without you, choir version. It's kind of eerie and magical.

11/03/2008

Jimi Hendrix portrait worth at least a 1000 words

Gui Brochert, art director at syrup new york, made 3 portraits of Jimi Hendrix by assembling lyrics. He also did it with other words and other people, like Obama, but surely you'll understand that I chose these for this blog! Visit the artist's website, it's well worth it.

10/31/2008

Northern Downpour, new video for Panic at the Disco

The new Panic at the Disco video for the song Northern Downpour, of their Pretty. Odd. album just hit the Internet. The song is a beautiful Beatlesque ballad that I love, and I love the whole album, by the way. The video is sweet, in black and white, flokish, with a touch of karaoke.

TGIF and Happy Halloween!

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It's Halloween, and I'm dressing up as a princess for the first time in my life! Yes, yours truly, who only owns black clothes, will ne covered in pink satin and sequins. Phew!

Il love Halloween, so to celebrate here are a few of my favourite Halloween songs for your party tonight.

Everyday is Halloween, Ministry


Thriller, Michael Jackson
This is a part of the movie 13 going on 30, girly movie that I really enjoy. The girl wakes up at 30 after falling asleep on her 13th birthday, in the '80s. At some point she goes to a boring party organized by the company she works for, and this is what happens...


Monster Mash, Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt Kickers
To me, the old version is the best. That being said, for you rock purists, there also is a version by the Misfits.




This is Halloween, Marilyn Manson
The theme song from Nightmare Before Christmas... by Marilyn Manson! He's got a sense of humour, that guy. For fun, here's the original, and a version by Panic at the disco.



Et vous, en quoi vous déguiserez-vous? Sortez-vous? Donnerez-vous des bonbons? Avez-vous décoré? Avez-vous des chansons d'Halloween préférées?

10/30/2008

It's official, there will be a Beatles Rock Band in 2009


MTV, Harmonix and Apple Corps made it official today. It's a first interactive/video game presence for theBeatles. The game will bring players from Please Please Me all the way to Abbey Road. As of now, we don't know if the characters will ressemble John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Still, happy happy me, I'm quite excited at the idea of going through the whole Beatles catalogue on Rock Band! I got REALLY excited over Aerosmith on Guitar Hero, so you can imagine...


Suggested reading!



Barenaked Ladies' sing gets off easy for drug accusation.  Austin Scaggs suggests a trial for sucking musically in the third degree. Hee hee. - Smoking section

New M.I.A song, Shells. - Perez Hilton

Montreal's Nightlife mag gets a makeover for it's 10th birthday [in French]. -  Infopresse

A rumor says the Beatles could be in a Rock Band game to come. Cool! - Rolling Stone

10/29/2008

Lenny Kravitz last Sunday

Last Sunday I had tickets in right in front of the stage for the Lenny Kravitz show at the Bell Center.

He played all the songs we wanted to hear.
He even jammed some jazz. He played all the instruments at some point or other. If you like tightly knit shows with album versions of the songs, you weouldn't have liked it.

I, however, loved it.

Lenny has been my idol (and sex symbol) for ever, and I was totally enthralled.

He is a "true" rock star. You wish you could go on stage with him, he's terribly sure of himselg, but his arrogance is proportionnal to his talent. And, more important that anything, the only thing bigger than his ego is his generosity to the people seated before him.

Here's a slideshow of the pics I took during the show. Sorry if the quality sucks, my camera is broken and my phone doesn't have a flash. Still, they're fun to look at!

Today's procrastination



The next issue of Rolling Stone is about AC/DC (not all of it but still) - Rolling Stone

American debates are darn repetitive. Here's proof.  - 236

YO! Majesty, Electro Lesbian Black American Rappers. Sammy Davis Jr has nothing on them. - Perez Hilton

Another book about Kurt Cobain. They say there are rareties in it. We'll see. - Rolling Stone

Led Zeppelin reunites without Robert Plant. To me, that means they aren't reuniting. - Rolling Stone

10/27/2008

Talking elections with Paris Hilton

It's official, there will be elections in Quebec on December 8th. Yay. In the meantime, the US elections are coming up and Paris Hilton wants people to vote. So here's her new song and dance, and woes me, it's darn funny. Enjoy, below, Paris for President.

10/21/2008

Jace Everett warms my blood

I've just started watching the series entitled True Blood, a dramatic comedy about vampires. Long story short, the Japanese have found a recipe for synthetic blood so vampires can now roam the earth among us. Cool huh?

Anybloody, I've also discoveredJace Everett, singer of the series' theme song: Bad Things. It's neo-country with a sprinkle of rockabilly... and it's really darn good.

I'd do many "bad things" asked like that in that voice.

10/16/2008

If you read French


Today, I'm making a reading suggestion to those of you who know French. It's a relative success story in Quebec blogging entitled Ton papa me fourre. Loosely translated, it means 'Daddy fucks me'. Yeah, harsh. Just wait 'til you read it. Reality is harsh, dudes. Oh, but, is it really all true, what this guy writes? Dunno. Don't care. Reading someone's story, fictionnal or not, always means that you choose to believe. Right?

10/14/2008

Cat Flushing A Toilet Music Video


Happy tuesday! This one I dedicate to my cat lovin' friend Jasmine.

10/02/2008

Vote Rick Astley!



Rick Astley has been shortlisted for the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, probably due to the Rickrolling craze.

He's up against Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Tokio Hotel, Green Day and U2 in the 'Best act ever' category.

TEAM RIIIIIIIICK! :)

Click here to vote for him!
If you miss him like I do, this channel on Youtube contains fun stuff.

9/27/2008

Dr. Horrible's sing along blog : you WILL love it! Mouahahaha!

Dr. Horrible's sing-along blog THE Web sensation right now! It's a mini musical made for the Web, that tells the story of a bad guy (who in fact is the hero), and his fight against his super hero nemesis. Oh, and it stars Neil Patrick Harris (yeah, Dr. Doogie) as Dr. Horrible. And Dr. Horrible vlogs. I m' telling you, it's nothing short of HI-LA-RI-OUS.

Well that'S a very short summary that in no way captures the total brilliance of the 40 minutes movie, that was cut up in 5-minute episodes.

Here's the trailer



All the episodes are on Youtube, all the lyrics and many other things are on the official site. Now I beg of you, if you love it as much as I did, buy the DVD, the soundtrack, the épisodes on iTunes, anything. Money makes the world go round, as they said in Cabaret.

9/23/2008

The new Michael Moore available for free on the Web

The latest film by Michael Moore, Slacker Uprising is free to watch/share/download. Just click here to get your hands on it. It's about the efforts made by Michael Moore (and others) during the 2004 (USA) election to get the 50% of Americans who don't vote to do so.

I haven't seen it yet but I'm sure that even if it's his worst movie, it'll be a great conversations (debate) starter. Come back and tell me what you thought, I'll post links to your reviews if you wrote one.

My own review... coming soon.

9/22/2008

Culture in Danger (Culture en Péril, with subtitles)



Everyone has seen this video already. I'm only posting it to show I support its message. The video is in French but there are subtitles and references for those of you who don't know the people in it.

Please, don't be offended by the message if you are English Canadian. There are two cultures in Canada, this video speaks of one of them. I really hope to see a viral video from English Canadian artists adressing the issue.

9/17/2008

Stefanie Heinzmann covers Unforgiven by Metallica

Ok. No. No, no no and no. Did I say no?? Just to make sure: no. Stefanie Heinzmann, little singer with a sexy librarian look who's(only) hit I liked so much , horrendously covers the Metallica classic. I think I can safely say it's blasphemous.

For shitz n gigglez, watch out for the Christmas bells in the song and the snow around 2m38s. Priceless.

9/15/2008

The Science of Sexy by Dita

Here's the full version of the ad « short film » for Wonder Bra featuring Dita Von Teese.

In short:

I'M GETTING ME ONE OF THOSE!

9/11/2008

A new blog just for fun

Feeling I needed a little excitement in my life, I've started a new blog. For those of you who are counting, that brings to 4 the number of blogs I contribute to. Phew!

So you French-reading people can find this blog at this address: pommemui.blogspot.com (I'm only doing that one in French, translating each post is a lot of work and the nature of the posts make it hard to translate). It's a blog where you can ask all sorts of questions, and I'll try to answer them as best I can. Of course, all this is in good fun. No serious or deep shit there.

So come visit pomme+mui / ctrl+mui and give me something to write about. Again, the blog is in French only.

9/10/2008

Hats off to Yves Custeau

Here's a crazy ass version of the William Tell overture by a guy from Sherbrooke (I don't know him but we have friends in common).

Enjoy!

9/09/2008

News about the next Batman casting

It seems actor Michael Caine has dropped a bomb of Hollywoodian proportions: who will be the villains in the next Batman movie and who will be playing them.

Drum roll...

Like some speculation had let us believe, Michael Caine says he confirmed with the studio that:

Johnny Depp will play the Riddler



and

Philip Seymore Hoffman will play the Pinguin!




I've got goosebumps... This is damn exciting news. That being said, I love Johnny Depp, but to me the Riddler is one of the least dark characters in the Batman comics, and that is a big part of his charm. He is kind of, well, refreshing, as much as a puzzeling psycho can be. I'm sure that Depp, especially if well directed. can play a great Riddler. I just hope they'll keep a little bit of the funny crazy.

More details to come as soon as I have some, same bat-time, same bat-channel!

More here.

I was on vacation and I missed the WMA's

Lucky me, I found a 2 minute video to show me I didn't miss much. Just kidding! No really, I can't wait to find Youtube videos to see

1. Russel Brand, Britsh funnyman that I just love.

2. Britney, who seems much better. By the way, the video Piece of me for which she got many nominations, is the only one of hers I tolerate, same thing for the song that I think is sarcastic and fun.

3. Slipknot.

4. Pink. Yum :D

5. Katy Perry sinfing Like a Virgin (it's her on that picture up there)

6. All the other boring pop stars I don't know but love making fun of...

So here's the summary, put your comments in if you saw the actual show and tell us what you liked.



Here's the official website for the Video Music Awards.

8/28/2008

Les amis au Pakistan : Espace libidinal

I just bought Espace Libidinal, a 2006 album by the French-speaking Québécois band called Les amis au Pakistan. Yes, it's French, no, you don't need to speak French to enjoy this band. If I'm talking about this now, it's because they made a blip on the muscial radar recently during a well recieved show at Montreal's Francofolies.

General comment about the album : it drives you so nuts it's fun. It puts you in a transe, a little like when you watch a Pipilotti Rhyst video. You wouldn't believe it first hand, but it's even better as background music than when you listen to it attentively. A good first album for this eletro band with a spritz of Pop that call themselves "retrofuturistic". That being said, the songs made by the band (a musician, an author and 4 women singers) are not all equally good. Good thing is, at least half on them are truly remarkable.

I especially enjoy :

Cendrillon lave le poêle, the hit, in my opinion.

Mon soldat de plomb.

Les parties de mon corps.

Un p'tit tour de minoune.

Fille originale à tendance normale.

Get a taste on their myspace!

8/27/2008

Kristin Chenoweth sings about meth

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth sings, exclusively on Funny or die, a song about crystall meth.

Highlarious!

See more Kristin Chenoweth videos at Funny or Die

8/15/2008

Hairdresser : a diamond in the rough!

Lucille Cataldo... what a revelation, and my discovery of the week! (Thanks Véro)

Special dedication to Vicky and Julie-Geneviève!

8/14/2008

New song by The Cure

I've just seen the video for the new single by The Cure, The Perfect Boy. I like U2. But not when it's The Cure sounding like U2. Iiiiish. I don't want to sound too harsh, but this song was boring to me. No rythm, no quirky Curish bridge. And I don't know how that's possible, but it seems to me like Smith sounds a little flat at the beginning of the song. I hate it when one of my all time faves dissapoints. That being said I do like the lyrics.

The video itself is quite ordinary. B&W, no story, everybody close up. Oh and the lip licking at the 20 second mark... thanks, but no thanks.

PS : For those who know them (heads up Passeport people), we now what Dan and Éric will look like in 30 years! Hahaha!