Wednesday, February 25, 2009
As being such a big fan, and constantly getting the same questions; "What is your favorite U2 album?" or "favorite U2 song?" I have decided to show my love and admiration and answer the questions all at once. Here are my a list of my 10 favorite U2 songs, top five favorite albums and top five favorite videos. Enjoy!
Top 10 Favorite U2 Songs:
1- "Where the Streets Have No Name"
2- "Beautiful Day"
3- "God Part II"
5- "City of Blinding Lights"
6- "Whoes Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"
8- "Last Night on Earth"
9- "So Cruel"
Top 5 Favorite U2 Albums:
1- Achtung Baby
2- Joshua Tree
3- How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
4- Rattle and Hum
5 - Pop
Top 5 Favorite U2 Videos:
"Where the Streets Have No Name"
"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"
"Even Better Than The Real Thing"
- BJork - "Nattura"
- UNKLE feat. Richard Ashcroft - "Lonely Soul"
- Bob Dylan - "Make You Feel My Love"
- Snow Patrol - "Crack the Shutters"
- Kings of Leon - "The Bucket"
- Bruce Springsteen - "Outlaw Pete"
- Late of the Pier - "The Bears are Coming"
- The Sugarcubes - "Birthday"
- Adele - "Chasing Pavements"
- Elbow - "An Audience with the Pope"
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Yeah Yeah Yeah's have also issued the cover to their new album It's Blitz! Check out the cover below, both Depeche Mode and It's Blitz! arrive in stores in April.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Aside from being extremely delighted to see my favorite film of last year win, it was a bittersweet night as Heath Ledger would win for the role he will be most remembered. Heath has now transformed the idea that a comic book / action film can be just as artistic as anything else in the Hollywood system. I miss him dearly and only would have loved to have seen what more he would have done.
Big wins of the night also went to a much deserving Kate Winslet for The Reader, Penelope Cruz in her scene stealing performance in Vicky Christina Barcelona and Sean Penn for his brilliant acting in Milk. I would have loved to have seen Mickey Rourke take the statue, but this certainly was the hardest category of the night.
Congratulations to all the winners! Now we press on for next year!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
"That meant the world to me, Thank You.." A few words from legendary late night talk show host Conan O'Brien whispering to the ear of Jack White after a tearful and heartfelt version of "We Are Going to be Friends." The White Stripes played on stage together for the first time since summer of 2007 to bid farewell to Late Night with Conan O'Brien in New York. Conan is en route to LA to take over the Tonight Show this summer, while Jimmy Fallon will take Conan's spot next week.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
10 BEST FILMS OF 2008:
1- Slumdog Millionaire
2- Miracle At Saint Anna
3- The Dark Knight
4- The Wrestler
5- Frost / Nixon
7- In Bruges
My Oscar Picks for 10 Catergories:
Mickey Rourke (Though this really could go to Sean Penn or Frank Langella)
Kate Winslet (Though this could go to Meryl Streep)
Best Supporting Actor-
Best Supporting Actress-
Best Screenplay (Original)-
Milk (Though this really should go to In Bruges, unfortunatly it wont win)
Best Screenplay (Adapted)-
Best Original Song-
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN! Ok, I know he was not nominated, but honestly he had the best original song from any film this year. Being serious, the winner should be...
AR Rahman for "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire
So those are just a taste of my picks, we have to wait till Sunday to see who takes home what!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
1. The Riverbank
2. London Is The Reason
4. Black Eyes
5. I Dread The Night
6. Death Voices
7. The Vulture (Acts I & II)
8. The Riverbed
9. The Great Forgiver
11. Queensberry Rules
Monday, February 9, 2009
Personally Oasis never disappoint. Ever. The band's latest video has been caching a ton of buzz from critics and fans with some calling it the band's best. The video for "Falling Down," off the band's acclaimed Dig Out Your Soul, depicts a young austere and dignified woman going on drug binges, sleeping around and only to find out she is sister of Prince's William and Harry (fictitiously of course). The WIZ directed video, even has Kanye West saying "Sometimes I see videos and it breaks my heart that there are so few outlets for vids these days..." Take a look at the beautifully crafted video above.
From Jennifer Hudson's emotional acceptance speech and performance to Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl paying tribute to The Beatles performing on Ed Sullivan, to the Hip-Hop summit featuring Jay-Z, TI, Kanye, Lil Wayne and a very pregnant MIA, it was a packed night. In some cases it was not even winners, nominees, performers that stole the show and gave surprises; SoCal pop-punkers Blink 182 announced they are back together! According to reports after the ceremony, the band is planning a full tour this summer.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss landed five awards including Album of the Year, Coldplay took home three including Best Rock Album, Adele was named Best New Artist. Not televised were the trophy winnings of Kings of Leon, Metallica, Duffy, Radiohead and Daft Punk. Aside from the performances, a few awards were given out. I wished we saw more people actually win, but congratulations to all of the winners. For a full list of winners Click HERE
With all of this the true highlight and headliner of the night was the most anticipated performance of the evening. In their first live US televised performance in nine years, Radiohead along with the USC Trojan marching band blew the roof off the joint with a fantastic version of "15 Step." Easily the best performance of the entire night! Check out the video below:
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Special thanks to Steve for the interview! Common Existence out Feb 17!!!
Above: Thursday with Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance performing "Jet Black New Year" live at Hellfest 2003. / Below: Banned from MTV version of "War All the Time"
Monday, February 2, 2009
While another fellow New Jersey native rocked the Superbowl this weekend, Springsteen protegees the Gaslight Anthem blew the roof off the Ed Sullivan Theater with a rousing performance of "The 59 Sound."