Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Ching in 3D

Missy Elliott has just released her new video for Ching-A-Ling...

Directed by Dave Meyers, it's the world's first 3D music video (according to the Missy Elliott website).

If I kept 3D glasses in my handbag, I'd probably think that was pretty cool.

If you're into arts & craft, you can learn how to make your own 3D glasses here
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Black Friend ft. Lil Mama

MAD TV Parody

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Monday, 4 February 2008

I got two tin devils at my mama's home

Beck has just released a tenth anniversary edition of Odelay... however the first run was accidentally shipped with a lyrics booklet that contained "unproofed lyrics that were taken from a lyrics website"!! The lyrics had been grabbed off the web for layout purposes only. Beck has apologised for the oversight, and is making arrangements to send a new booklet out to anyone with an incorrect version of the lyrics.

From kissthisguy.com
Beck's "Where It's At", some examples of misheard Beck lyrics

"I got two turntables and a microphone" heard as: I've got two-tonne hippos and a microphone / I've got a too tight tutu and a microphone / I got two tin devils at my mama's home

Robyn, of Konichiwa Bitches fame, has just divulged that she is on the backing vocals of a major US pop-star's latest release. And it's someone who you would NEVER expect Robyn to collaborate with!

The song on which she features was written by a friend of Robyn's, Klas Ahlund (from 90s Swedish band, Teddybears), and Klas asked Robyn to do the demo vocals.
Once the final song was put together, with the pop-star singing lead vocals, they kept Robyn's voice on the backing track.

And the track???
Piece of Me, by Britney Spears.

Speaking of Britney, contemporary British dance company, The Rambert Dance Company, have 'set her battles to music and dance' in a dance piece called 'Meltdown'.

The piece has Britney being hounded by paparazzi and then shaving off her hair in a tattoo parlour.

The choreographer told BBC Television: "I thought this was a really modern day tragedy, this reversal of fortune. I saw somebody who had such great hope and was adored by millions of people then goes down the wrong route. I thought it would make an interesting story and try to translate this into dance."

The music is by Richard Thomas, who worked on Jerry Springer - The Opera.

It all sounds like a big joke!

Snoop Dogg hosted 'Snoop Bowl' on Sunday - a youth football game held in Arizona the day before the Super Bowl.

It was the sixth time that Snoop Bowl has been held, and it featured the Snoop Dogg All-Stars - a Californian youth football team coached by the Dogg himself!

All proceeds from the day went to a charity which supports disadvantaged youth.

While the Arizona team's jerseys bore regular last names, like Anderson and Lucas, the Snoop Dogg All-Stars had handles like Tiger, Da Beast, Hitman, and Icy D emblazoned on their shoulders.

And the results... Snoop Dogg's All-Stars beat the Arizona team 33-14.

OMG - Kanye is touring with Rihanna, N.E.R.D and Lupe Fiasco!

Bill Cosby, from the Cosby Show, is releasing a Hip-Hop album called State of Emergency!

Having been a critic of the language and themes in rap music for a long time, this album will be a sanitized, issue-oriented CD - which will cover things such as proper parenting, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, Black-on-Black crime and the dropout rate in America's high schools.

Cosby's album will also not contain any profane language, nor will it offer any belittling comments towards women.

State of Emergency will be Cosby's 35th album. He released his first, 'Bill Cosby is a Very Funny Fellow' way back in 1963.

Fashion Against AIDS launches this month, to raise awareness of the disease amongst young people. Artists such as Rihanna, Timbaland, Chicks on Speed, Tiga, and Ziggy Marley have all designed for the charity clothing line.

The fashion is for sale through H&M stores, and you can check it out on their website.

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