Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Lust Induced Post

Very short and straight to the point today..couldn't find
equal and fair pics, IMO these two men wear clothes the
best in hollywood..wish i could find both of them in
suits....Ladies and Gentlemen - Daniel Craig and Will Smith...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Long Running and Shortcomings

So it's thursday nite and i am watching my usual shows, Ugly Betty at 7 while switching channels for 30 rock at 7.30. 8pm its time for Grey's Anatomy, which i don't know why i still watch. Anyways as the episode drags along, I am shaking my head wondering how a show that was so good suddenly went down the drain so fast in its 4th season (technically since season 3)..anywhoo 9pm i switch to ER and i end up enjoying another good performance from the underrated Maura Tierney and it got me thinking ...

What is going on with TV and TV audiences of today? ER is in its 14th season, call me cynical but somehow i don't see GA making it to 14 seasons..Back in the day, TV shows lasted what seems like a lifetime today..The longest running sitcom "Gunsmoke" ran for 20 seasons, "The Simpsons"(still running) for 19 and "Law and Order" has been on for 18...all this shows started back in the days when TV shows were given a chance..

Now today, before you even get a chance to know a show has debuted on tv it gets cancelled - think Heather Graham's "Emily's Reasons Why Not" - cancelled after one episode. Is this the fault of the Network Execs or the impatient audience?...My money is on the impatient audience, we have so many options now that we feel we are doing the tv shows a favor by watching and we expect them to deliver their very best each season, no time to slack off. Each of the aforementioned long running shows have had their off moments/seasons, but it was a forgiving audience back in the day, there was some sort of solidarity, Seinfeld wasn't smooth going in it's earlier seasons eventually it became a hit...So should we the audience cut the shows some slack and be more forgiving or should the writers be on top of their games and give us mindblowing tv every episode...I say the writers better step on it ASAP, but we have our part to play too though, some shows have been bringing it right from day 1 but you refuse to this is the part where i plead with you ..WATCH 30 ROCK AND SCRUBS (last season)..THEY ARE CONSISTENTLY FUNNY!...alright i have to go, there's probably some reality show out there i haven't caught :)..

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Grammy Predictions..

Now the Grammys do not mean that much to me anymore, seeing as they have created a thousand and one categories to accomodate everyone and every Tom, Dick and Harry has a grammy. 'Sides their noms/wins are so random now, its bizarre. Anyways Grammy Nominations are tomorrow, so i thot i'd share my thots on whose name(s) i think will be annonunced.

I'll start with Best New Artist. Grammys usually follow a pattern for the five nominees, they are:

- The standard generally accepted "yeah he/she is talented a la John Legend, Alicia..this year if she manages to stay alive I think this will go to Amy WineHouse and chances are she'll prolly take home the gold.

- The person who has been in the business for God knows how long but has a breakout hit and suddenly is the best new thing a la Shelby Lynne..this year I think it'll be Robin Thicke (Goodness gracious is he hot or what?!)

- The country artist a la Carrie Underwood, Leeann Rimes..this year it'll prolly be Taylor Swift(her "teardrops on my guitar" actually grew on me) or for a long shot Rissi Palmer, the new artist who broke records as a black country singer.

- The band, a la Maroon 5, Evanescence...this year i call Daughtry (yay) or Plain White Tees ( Hey there Delilah was a huge song for them and sadly they will never have a hit like that again)

- The long shot/really obscure person a la Chris Brown, Imogen Heap..this year with a realllllllly long shot i'll say Sean Kingston..

I can't do what i did above for all categories so i'll just comment on some categories..

Song/Record of the year - Kanye's "Stronger" will most definitely be there, "Irreplaceable" (ugh), "Hey there Delilah" was everywhere, longshot will be Rihanna's Umbrella

Album of the year - I have no clue, it seems Kanye always times his albums to have a shot. I don't doubt that "Graduation" will be nominated but I don't know if it'll win, 2 fuddy duddies released albums this year Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen and we know how the Grammys love the old folk..

Best Pop Vocal/song - I guarantee Fergie will be in there somewhere, so will Ms B, my baby Justin

Best Rap album - i dont think it matters who gets nominated Kanye is going to win it, everyone else is filler, but i see TI and 50 being called...then again them random grammy might just give it to Jayz's "Kingdom Come" just becos its Jayz even tho we all know it wasn't his best work.

Best Collabo - even tho it was an unofficial single, Justin and Beyonce might get a nom for "Till the End of Time"..they are both grammy darlings so its almost a shoo personally, i think it'll be hilarious if all the nominations were songs featuring Tpain..

Nyeh thats all i can think of i have no clue about Best Spoken Album or Best Instrumental and I dont think anyone really cares..

On a final note, you know how the grammys always has a golden child each year like B, Norah Jones, ALicia Keys..I can't think of who it will be but if i had to pick I'd say it'll be Amy Winehouse...Well feel free to leave your own thots and holla at you after the Grammys air on Feb.10 :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Music Thots from the Road

I couldnt think of anything i copied a note i had written a while back..

Driving down miles and miles, down I-45, I had to listen to a whole bunch of music trying to stay awake and of course listening to some music brought some thots to my head-“Best of You” by the Foo Fighters has to be one of the best rock songs ever made, has me all fired up almost as much as the few seconds of the drum intro to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, except for Best of You this fired up feeling lasts through the whole song…You have to give props to Dave Grohl, who has gone from Drummer in Nirvana to Frontman in Foo Fighters and back to drumming again for Queens of Stone Age.Hey even the great Prince recognizes this song is great, why else would he cover it in his Super Bowl Half Time performance :)

-Something about Gwen Stefani rubs me off the wrong way, I liked her in No Doubt and I thot she was the coolest white chic. Then she went solo and I don’t know what happened. I used to think that it was because I couldn’t get over the fact that she was this woman in her 30’s prancing and shrieking around like a teenager (B-A-N-A-N-A-S..Uuugh!) but that can’t be the reason becos I actually like Fergie, who pretty much is the same way..Oh well Fergie does Gwen Stefani better than Gwen Stefani herself.

-Timbaland is the man!…Let’s forget the fact that I am currently in love with JT’s cd, Omarion’s “Icebox”, Nelly F’s “Say it right” and his own single “Give it up”..Aaliyah’s “we need a resolution” came up in my playlist and I was reminded how genius this man is, that was/is a good song….Curses to the Grammy members for not nominating Timbaland for producer of the year..GRRR!!-Speaking of Timbaland, are Nelly F and JT his new Ginuwine and Aaliyah?..Whatever happened to him and Missy?

-The Fray is a really good band; no matter how many times I hear their songs I am not tired of it. They are underrated, but it should be kept that way. If they become all overexposed, they will lose a certain “thing” about their music..Neyo on the hand should be over exposed, there should be banners on every roof top reading how talented that young man is…sigh if only he were cuter…-NickelBack is a great band, regardless of the naysayers out there; noone else out there has Chad Kroeger’s unique voice. I have had the opportunity to see them live (Thanks, Noi!) and they sound like the cd (very rare)..They sure do have a lot of singles on the radio sha….as a friend of mine once said they just might be the most radio friendly band today.

-If I never hear “Irreplaceable” again. I’ll die happy, I mean even the Mix station in Houston was playing it and they usually don’t even play R and B songs!…Sheesh!

-BBMak was a “boyband” that should not have been classified as a boy band, they had great songs, my favorite being “Ghost of You and Me”..I especially like the lyrics to the chorus:I didn't mean to fall in love with youAnd baby there's a name for what you put me throughIt isn't love it's robberyI'm sleeping with the ghost of you and meTeeHee!..Can you tell that I am not hard to please when it comes to music?:)

- Where the hell are Maroon 5?

since then Maroon 5 released an awesome album and Irreplaceable is still being played :(

Monday, December 3, 2007

Celebs I don't care for

Celebs in general are annoying, but there are few that just get on my nerves..

#1 - No shocker Paris Hilton - no explanation needed, if you need an explanation, then I don't know what to tell you.

#2 - Mariah Carey - yeah yeah she has a great voice and all what not, couldn't care for her image/persona, from the getgo i just always thought she chose when to elevate her "blackness" to sell records, i know its the business... still. Her whole trynna be sexy thing is just over the top, she needs to recognise her age and act accordingly.

#3 - Christian Bale - now even I will admit that I do not have a valid reason for this, he just rubs me the wrong way, I don't enjoy seeing him on film, he is so intense, he comes off as cocky and arrogant in interviews and i hate his lisp!

#4 - Tyra Banks - ok homegirl knows her industry, i'll give her that, but man does she try too hard..On top model or her show, she always acts like a knowitall. Even when she is trying to act compassionate, she knows the right things to say but it doesn't come out real, it comes out as fake.

That's all i can think off..feel free to list yours if you have any

Ps - Janet and Justin have destroyed the superbowl halftime for life, Tom Petty will be performing at the next one..can we say snoooooozzzeee, hopefully it won't be as bad as Paul Mcartney...oh yeah Prince was an exception and not becos i think he is hot :)

Pss - RIP Evil Knievel

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Can I get another side of Denzel?

So the last movie i watched was American Gangster..I was really looking forward to this movie, not just because of the really good trailers I had seen or the talented people involved; I was really hoping it would be the movie that I could see a different acting side of Denzel..The movie was good, i was not wowed like i thot i would be. It was like a textbook play, everyone just played the part they were supposed to play by the book.

Now a few months ago, i had mentioned to my friends that Will Smith was a better actor than Denzel and of course i was attacked by the masses, ok ok i went too far with that but what i really meant was Denzel is an awesome actor, one of the best actors of our times but everytime i watch him in a movie its like he is the same person (offscreen or onscreen). This self assured man with lots of swagger, heck halfway through AG, i was just waiting for him to burst out and say, "King Kong ain't got nothing on me". For a second i was like maybe i am tripping, but most recently, i caught the Oprah episode featuring Denzel and Forest Whitaker's new movie The Great Debaters. Denzel's clip came up first and of course i saw the same ol him, I couldnt see him in character, then Forest's came up and I didn't see Forest, I saw him in character..Oh well, doesn't matter what i think eh, dude is making his cheddar and doing his thing..:)