Thursday, 17 July 2008

You should love reality television

Reality television is amazing.

If you sift through Big Brother evictions, Biggest Loser workouts, Idol singalongs, and runaway Bridezillas, you can find real talent.

Such as Robert Muraine.

I caught his SYTYCD audition on Australian television last night. This guy is probably the best popper I have ever seen. Absolutely mind blowing.

Sure, some may argue that there's no better 'reality' than turning off the television and experiencing life. But if it wasn't for reality television, would he ever have found a world-wide audience?



Robert muraine danse
by STILL31

I'm really enjoying the Swizz Beats track used in this performance - It's Me Bitches (Instrumental).
Its Me Bitches (Instrumental) - Swizz Beatz
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Wednesday, 16 July 2008

UPDATE: M.I.A says "no" to quitting music


Shortly after my last post went live, I received a message from a friend with exciting news...

M.I.A will NOT be quitting music

In a recent conversation, my source asked Maya directly if she planned to relinquish music for good, to which she replied "no".

She feels as though no one will actually let her quit, or stop hassling her if she does.

I am so excited to hear this news. Yet I also hope she returns to music because she enjoys it, and not because she feels pressured into keeping her fans happy.

But as a fan, it is great to know that she will be back!
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Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Are the M.I.A rumours true?

Occassionally, I can be gullible.

I also love to believe a great story, whether it is true or not.
Some recent examples include:

"Did you hear that Spruce Lee punched Steve Aoki in the face at Club 77?"
I wasn't there, but it turned out to be true. (Go Spruce!)

"Bjork asked me to buy her weed ..."
An example of a good story. I couldn't prove it's truthfulness, but I chose to believe it.


But one story that I have heard over and over for the past few weeks, I just REFUSE to believe.

"Did you hear that M.I.A is quitting music to concentrate on clothing?"

M.I.A giving up music? It must be a lie.
She has only released 2 albums, and she is just too good!

On stage at Bonnaroo, she announced “This is my last show, and I'm glad I’m spending it with all my hippies.” I still didn't believe it.

Then, today, I saw this:



M.I.A is hosting a video on her site. Titled 'Real Pirates of the Caribbean', it stars Okley Lesley, who "comes from an island that's smaller than Manhattan and bigger then (sp) your backyard. Discovered by M.I.A, he hits NYC for the first time this fall, where he has been signed to RequestModels."

The video has been made by M.I.A, and features her clothing.

So, M.I.A is concentrating on clothing. At least half the rumour is true.
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