Tuesday, March 1, 2011

And The Award For Most Fantastical Goes To....

 This Week's Slush...
Yesterday Ke$ha's new music video "Blow" Premiered,  and Today Lady Gaga's Music video for  "Born This Way" Premiered as well. I thought it only fitting to do a little Slush style comparison...

"Born This Way"
Setting: seems to be this outerspace star trek feel.

Setting: A unicorn club?

"Born This Way"
Yeah this goes straight into some sort of extra terrestrial birthing sequence. I gagged. Several times. Put your paws up if you're a little worn out from seeing so much of Gaga's "everythings" all out there in the open.

Ke$ha goes straight into her usual greasy glitter dance fest. Like we were expecting anything less. Or more.

"Born This Way"
Let's face it, doesn't matter who you are, where your from, or whom you like, you can still probably make a video with more taste than this.

I think it's safe to say that everything that Ke$ha produces is rediculous, but the fun part about her is she doesn't take herself seriously. In any case her music video was pretty amusing.
 So ultimately my favorite was Ke$sha's "Blow", because  I'm tired of having Lady Gaga's lady parts gyrated in my face.
 But just so you have the chance to choose yourself, here are the before mentioned music videos, in any case I would recommend covering any "kiddo's" eyes for safe measure before watching either of these videos.

                                           Born This Way                                        Blow

 Now on to some REALLY important stuff, JUSTIN BEIBER"S HAIR!!! Oh yeah, I said it. Despite the fact that the poor little guy's global fan base probably knew the millisecond that scissors touched his silky locks (and I'm sure they weren't short of high pitched squeals and drama), there's still tons of hype over it almost a week later.
Anyway, just thought I would post a few pics of the new "do", you know, so everyones informed.

And thats the Slush.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fight Fire With A Smashing Duet

 Today’s slush…
The title for the sequel of last year’s Sherlock Holmes motion picture (featuring Robert Downey Jr., and Jude Law), has been announced.

 My qualms at Robert Downey Jr. getting to play Ironman AND Sherlock Holmes notwithstanding, I really liked the movie, I would like to submit my opinion however that the only person who has and will ever be qualified to play one of my all-time favorite literary heroes is the great Basil Rathbone. Anyway, back to the subject at hand, the title for the new Sherlock Holmes movie is Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Yeah. *sigh*. This has the potential to be cool if they are looking for a chapter-book feel for the films, but otherwise it’s just a royal failure.

In other news, the Spider-man series is getting new life breathed back into it by a whole new cast. You kinda would have to do something extreme like this to refresh after killing the best characters in the last film (harry?! Venom?!...seriously folks, getting rid of James Franco has got to be the biggest screw up in comic book inspired movie history),

 and may I just mention that I hate it when they decide to change cast in the middle of the series. But the good news in all of this is that Emma Stone ( Easy A, watch and be amazed) is going to take on the role of MJ. This may be the first time that I actually can stand Mary Jane.

I will now feature some stats from the American public on the subject of this year’s Grammy performances.
53% thought Lady Gaga’s performance was not good-

Who knew? Just never mind. We don’t have enough time to explain all the ways this sucked.

56% thought Justin Beiber and Jaden Smith’s gig was tremendous-

 I love Jaden. If you don’t, you need to go watch Pursuit of Happyness and The Karate Kid.

67% liked Cee Lo and Gwyneth Paltrow’s wild production-

 I blame it on the puppets.

75% loved Rihanna and Eminem’s Love The Way You Lie performance- 

I just wasn’t that incredibly stunned. She needed an auto tuner, but the dress was hot (insert cheesy laugh here).

56% said Rihanna and whats-his-name sucked-

 And I totally agree. She was sketchy, and he downright sounded like he was trying to cough up a proverbial lyric hair-ball. Which just tells us that knowing what the square root of 69 is, has a jumping jack squat to do with your rapping talent… or lack thereof.

And here’s a little sumthin sumthin for you all… a little Breaking Dawn peep pic
                                                  featuring the infamous Isle Esme, be excited.

 my music video of the week. 

If you’re not impressed by one, you should be impressed by the other.
And That’s The Slush

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Over-Glamorized Grammy Basket

Here's the Slush...
It may be a little late for a Grammy commentary, but I guarantee that will not stop me from giving one.
        It seems this year's Grammy Awards ceremony had a distinctive avian theme, with a great number of interesting performances.
 I will begin with Lady Gaga's performance of her new single "Born This Way" (The title song to her upcoming album)... although I believe the more applicable term would be "Laid This Way"... as she, in fact, hatched herself onto the stage from a ginormous chicken egg.

 As that is pretty extreme all on its own, my attempt at making a spectacle out of it is truly superfluous.

 And as we are speaking of birds, or bird like...things (?)... Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrows performance of his hit "F*** You"... was so very colorful.  My dear readers if you had ever wondered what the love child of Steve Coogan
 and Abelardo Montoya would look like...

                                                                           it's this.

Oh well, you win some and you lose some.

            And finally, a brief sample list of the winners and who actually should have won (according to me)-

RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER - Lady Antebellum (Need You Now)
 - SHOULD HAVE WON- Eminem Feat. Rihanna (Love The Way You Lie)
              lets face it, Need You Now was a good song. But simply put Love The Way You Lie is epic.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR WINNER- Arcade Fire (The Suburbs)
-SHOULD HAVE WON- Arcade Fire (The Suburbs)
             Eh, I agree with this mostly because I really like Arcade Fire.

SONG OF THE YEAR WINNER- Need You Now (Lady Antebellum)
-SHOULD HAVE WON- Love The Way You Lie (Eminem feat. Rihanna)
            I think all you really need to know is that Love The Way You Lie was requested 85% more on national pop/rock stations than Need You Now.

BEST DANCE RECORDING WINNER- Only Girl<In The World> (Rihanna)
-SHOULD HAVE WON-Only Girl<In The World> (Rihanna)
            Have you SEEN this video? It's the most vogue music video I have ever seen, not to mention the best dance beat ever. No wonder it won.
-SHOULD HAVE WON-Le Roux (Le Roux)

              I full heartedly agree with the pick of this English electropop sensation. Go girl.

 Ok, I should point out that I am totally bias when it comes to all things MUSE, but let it be on record that I really like The Black Keys too.

-SHOULD HAVE WON- Tie between Alice In Wonderland and Sherlock Holmes

      Two of  my all time favorite movie music composers Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer. These guys worked on the soundtracks of such movies (and Video Games) as; Chicago, The Nighmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Fable (I,II,and III),Pirates of the Caribbean(1,2,3,and the upcoming 4), The Lion King, The Dark Night, and Pearl Harbor... need I go on? I didn't think so.

-SHOULD HAVE BEEN- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
      All right, honestly I don't care to hear how much everyone loves or hates this series, thats a subject for another day (preferably when I have nothing better to do), however, the soundtracks to these movies are the best. This album features Metric, Muse, The Black Keys, Vampire Weekend (however ironic we all find that.), Band of Horses, Cee Lo, and my favorite Florence + The Machine. So really, you can't go wrong with this cd.
and last but most definitely NOT least...

-SHOULD HAVE BEEN- Florence+The Machine
   So we have all heard about the whole Justin Beiber fans gorilla-style attack on Ms. Spalding's Wiki page, but the truth is, English band Florence + The Machine should have taken that cake. That truly is the final word I have on that subject, but in appreciation of this great artist/group/genius I just have to post a music video.

And That's The Slush

Monday, February 14, 2011

All That Glitters, Must Be Ke$ha.

Happy Valentines Day everyone, and get a load of this slush>
Vanity Fair interveiwed Ke$ha for their latest issue, pointing out the fact that she spends alot of dough on glitter (when in fact she should be spending it on some body wash... or detaingler).  She mentions she spends thousands of dollars on glitter each month, and that by the end of it it's "shooting out of every orifice..." on her body...yeah, cause thats attractive.
 Which brings me to a similarly attractive pop sleaze, Dear Katy Perry, if I hear "Firework" one more time this week I might physically harm someone; Not only that song, but also Bruno Mar's "Grenade"... just kill the girl already Bruno, she's not worth the nausea that over-takes me everytime I hear that piano riff.
          Speaking of "Firework", Glee's Lea Michele did a complete cover of it for the valentines episode... its an astounding pitty she didn't do the same for her own goods on the cover of cosmo.
        Speaking of uncovered, Miley Cyrus's half-(ahem) witted attempt at pop-icon posery. I'm sorry, but you should leave the catchy tunes, and shorty-shorts to the people with talent. The fact that she sings and dances similar to a seizing asthmatic turkey almost distracts you from the ridiculous costumes that resemble a nightmare I once had about toilet paper and Madonna.
As for Fashion news today, the March issue of Teen Vogue has a feature for this summers trends, that greatly resemble some popular anime shows.  I don't mean to brag, but I totally predicted this. (also due to my pesky friend who introduced me to this particular anime, I am required to give him credit.)
 That's the Slush folks.