Posts Tagged ‘MTV’


Hands down:  Kanye West has put on Saturday Night Live’s best musical performance  – to date.

Let’s all agree to have a “toast for this douchebag.”

The Ting Tings have honestly become one of the best bands in the past few years.   Their album, We Started Nothing, is 100% skip-proof – not one dismal track.  Every single video has been simple yet visually groundbreaking – enough that MTV took notice (their video for “Shut Up and Let Me Go” was up for Video of the Year in 2009).   

This English duo is the best thing that’s happened since Jack and Meg.  And now, they’re up for a Best New Artist Grammy nomination, against MGMT and Silversun Pickups. Not sure who will take home the award this Sunday, but the Ting Tings are well deserving of it.

Check out the new and brilliant video for “We Walk”.  They’re just damn good.

Anya Marina’s sultry vocals even make the childlike “eeny meeny miny moe” chorus of “All the Same to Me” quite bearable and hot. Watch the video below.

This San Diego native recently released a cover of T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” that deserves some radio airplay, though I would like to bet money now that it’ll make an episode of MTV’s The Hills or The City.  Shame, but at least it’s not Grey’s Anatomy.  Head to her myspace to listen to the greatness.

Marina covers the map in the next few months, opening for and on tour with Chris Isaak, Emiliana Torrini, and Paolo Nutini.

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REALLY?

REALLY?!

Is this a cry for help?  Was this person deprived as a child?  How disgusted are you with yourself that you feel the need to do this?  Are you not worthy of being looked at in the face and eyes?  You’re a human, not a walking art piece.  If you were looking to grab our attention, done.  If you were looking to be more disliked, that was done much better.

Please retire.

All the best,

Ed-G.

Apparently, while he’s not too busy controlling his son’s next move in the music business, Jeff Archuleta is relaxing with a nice, sexual massage. 

As reported by MTV News and may other outlets, former American Idol runner-up David Archuleta’s father was caught patronizing a prostitute.  Here’s what a Utah sgt. was quoted as saying about a January bust (no pun intended) that took place in a local undercover massage business:   “Two of our detectives went back to that room to stop the activity,” Salazar said. “Inside, they found a female masseuse and male client. At that time an interview ensued and the male client admitted to receiving sexual gratification from the masseuse.”

The full story behind the gratified client, Mr. Jeff Archuleta, can be read here.

Ed-G.

The best Norwegian import ever, named Sondre Lerche, recently hit up the Norwegian Short Film Festival (to support his wife, Mona, who made her film debut in one of the shorts).

 

This indie pop crooner’s been around for years, having started his career at 18, and even acknowledged as a buzzworthy talent on MTV back in 2001.  Each album keeps getting better (five albums under his belt).  He even took a bit of a departure with one collection, The Duper Sessions, and experimented with contemporary jazz .  It worked.  He returned to his indie pop sound with ’07’s Phantom Punch, only to become victim of the music industry’s pitfalls and later dropped by label Astralwerks.  Since then, he continues to sell out shows in the US (and abroad), and record new tracks – a new album is due in the fall of ’09 (label TBA).   Still, he remains relatively unknown.

 

Watch a clip from the festival, and check out his first Late Show/Letterman experience, in support of Dan In Real Life– the Steve Carell film he scored – completely.  Funny to see him be happy as a pig in sh*t while performing…

 

Check out his tracks on his myspace now – he’s great.  I don’t really need to sell him to you (although I kind of just tried really hard) – he sells himself.

Ed-G.

As Blake Lively continues to evaporate rapidly, Leighton Meester keeps getting hotter.  Word is that she might be making her singing debut next Thursday, June 25th, on MTV’s It’s On with Alex Chung, the new weekly daytime show said to be the new TRL.  Meester will join Cobra Starship to promote the new single, “Good Girls Go Bad.”  The track features vocals by Leighton, and the video releases at the end of the month.  Not really the type of music I love, but she definitely makes the second half of the song bearable.