Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Yelle - Je Veux Te Voir

Summer brings out the most poppy side of me, and this is my latest find. Julie Budet, also known as Yelle, is a Parisian princess of pop. My French is really not good enough to translate what she's saying here, but you really don't have to understand what she's saying to appreciate the catchy goodness. If you are so curious to google for a translation though, you'd find that this song is quite dirty. It's super gloomy out where I am today, but Yelle's upbeat album Pop-Up is just the pick-me-up I need, and I hope it does the same for you.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Meg & Dia - The Last Great Star in Hollywood

Okay the last month has been insane for me. School taking over my life would be an understatement. They just never stop trying to kill you in this program it seems. Anyway, moving on, hopefully I'll be a little bit more consistent now.

Meg & Dia recently released a new album, and it's not quite the same sound as before, it's a bit more pumped up and mainstream. I can't say I don't like it, but I'm more of a fan of their older stuff. Isn't that always the case though?

This is from Here, Here, and Here, called The Last Great Star in Hollywood. I was having a hard time picking a song so I listened through a few, and since I was having a fat day anyway, this seemed appropriate. Enjoy


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Weezer - Buddy Holly

No one seems to notice, but Weezer was good, once upon a time.They are considered to be a nerd band, but most of their stuff in recent years has been more emo then nerd. So let's re-wind 15 years to 1994.
One of their first big hits. I loved this song on so many levels. The music video was great too. A song based on being the nerd in high school, but a nerd who loves. This is the kind of music I wish Weezer still did. This is a nerd band (come on, the video is based on Happy Days, it doesn't get much nerdier then that).
Also, remember that this video wasn't premiered on MTV or Much music, but on the Windows 95 CD after you installed it on your computer. Now that's oldschool nerd for you.

The full video is here:


Thursday, April 2, 2009

City and Colour - The Girl

Maybe it's just me, but I still get baffled every time I listen to City and Colour because I just can't get over the fact that Dallas Green is the lead singer of Alexisonfire. I guess I shouldn't underestimate the versatility of great talents though, especially when they're Canadian. Anyway, it's a little late but I JUST got around to getting City and Colour's album "Bring Me Your Love", prior to that I only listened to "Sometimes".

I've had a headache all morning, caused by stuffy nose and lack of sleep, and this album is so far the only highlight of my day. I hope this song will cheer you up as it did me.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kirby/Snoopdog Remix

April Fools!

A little creepy how these two songs line up alltoo well...


Monday, March 30, 2009

Weird Al Yankovic - Canadian Idiot

Okay, this is really just inspired by a bunch of complete idiots I had to talk to today. I originally wanted to post American Idiot but I can't stand Green Day and well... one of the guys that really pissed me off today was Canadian, so as much fun as it would be to poke fun at the Americans it wouldn't be fair. Anyway, here ya go, enjoy.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Britney Spears - Toxic

First of all, note the correct spelling of her majesty the Pop Princess's name. Britney has had her ups and downs and I respect if you don't like her music, but she's an iconic symbol of our generation whether you like it or not.

She's sensational, because you either love her or hate her, and the whole world has an opinion about her but the whole world KNOWS her, and know the lyrics to her songs. (NOT JEFF APPARENTLY, because he has no friends and live under a rock.)

Those guys below with all those mock Brits are obviously just obsessed with the idea of banging her. Although we can all see, the original Britney is hotter than all those fake blonds combined.


Static Lullaby - Toxic

Remember when Brittany made her come back? no, not that one, the other one, to the left, no MY left... Okay, the comeback with Toxic. That was a good song that could get stuck in even a pop haters head. I will freely admit to that.
Well her is a video by the band "Static Lullaby." I'm not here to talk about them though, but a great new CD that has just come out last month: Punk goes Pop (vol.2) which is full of great songs being covered by punk, rock, and metal bands.
My Grade 10 Social Studies teacher once said: "I like the song Toxic, I just wish it wasn't Brittany Spears singing..."
I'm sure he would enjoy this version much better.