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OH BABY IT’S SO CRUEL

OMG. I LOVE HER NAILS.

I definitely like this song more than Born This Way. And I heard the song’s been banned in SG and other countries, but hey, we’ve got the Internet!

P.S. No one else can carry off that eyeliner like GaGa does.

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53RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

Yup, it’s music’s biggest night! If you’ve read my Twitter feed, you must have know Lady Antebellum won three Grammys! The Black Keys won too, as well as Arcade Fire, who blurted “what the hell?” when they won Album of the Year. They were so high that they proceeded to perform another song after their win!

Clockwise from top: Lady Antebellum, Kings Of Leon (without Matthew), The Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga and Muse.

Here are selected winners:

Album of the Year
Arcade Fire, The Suburbs

Record of the Year
Song of the Year
Country Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Country Song
Best Country Album

Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

Best Rock Album
Muse, The Resistance

Best Pop Vocal Album
Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster

Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Short Form Video

Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”

Male Pop Vocal Performance
Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”

Best Alternative Album
Best Recording Package

the Black Keys, Brothers

Rock Performance by a Duo or Group
the Black Keys, “Tighten Up”

2010: KJ’S REPEAT MODE

Yup, it’s nearing the end of the year!

Personally, I think the last days of December goes by the fastest. First it’s Christmas, then it’s New Year’s Eve! This year has been good, I think. First half is me mugging, second half is me enjoying life. And which year can be complete without music?

If I remember correctly, I listened to a lot of Lady Antebellum and Cheryl Cole during my exam period. I have this strange idea that if I listened to it while revising, and if I played it (in my mind) during the exam, it might help me recall whatever I’ve revised. But I’m not sure if it really works cos I only “play” songs to calm my nerves.

“Anything that’s worth having, is sure enough worth fighting for. Quitting’s out of the question, when it gets tough gotta fight some more.”
Fight For This Love, Cheryl Cole

Sure, Cheryl Cole was singing about love but it sure served as motivation for me.

Here’s some tracks from the above albums that I adore:

  1. Lady Antebellum – I Run To You
  2. Muse – Resistance
  3. Taylor Swift – Speak Now / Sparks Fly / The Story Of Us
  4. Brandon Flowers – Crossfire / Only The Young / Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts / Swallow It
  5. Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love / Parachute
  6. LeAnn Rimes – Can’t Fight The Moonlight / The Right Kind Of Wrong + INXS – Need You Tonight
  7. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now / Something ‘Bout A Woman / Love This Pain / Our Kind Of Love
  8. The Script – Science & Faith / For The First Time / Dead Man Walking
  9. Maroon 5 – Misery / Never Gonna Leave This Bed / Runaway / How
  10. The Black Keys – Chop And Change
  11. Lady GaGa – Alejandro / Monster / Telephone
  12. Adam Lambert – Whataya Want From Me?
  13. Kings Of Leon – No Money / Pyro / Mary
  14. The Black Keys – Tighten Up / Everlasting Light / She’s Long Gone
  15. The Script – The Man Who Can’t Be Moved / Breakeven / Before The Worst

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

  1. OMD – If You Leave
  2. Stephen Duffy – She Loves Me
  3. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
  4. Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes
  5. The Pretty Reckless – Make Me Wanna Die
  6. Landon Pigg featuring Turbo Fruits – High Times
  7. Daft Punk – Derezzed
  8. Chairlift – Bruises
  9. Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes
  10. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes – Home /40 Day Dream
  11. Eminem featuring Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
  12. Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris – Break Your Heart (remix)
  13. B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams – Airplanes
  14. Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
  15. Melee – On The Movie Screen / The Masquerade
  16. Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova
  17. Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas – Wouldn’t Change A Thing
  18. Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake – Carry Out
  19. Justin Bieber – One Time / Baby
  20. Tokio Hotel – Automatic

DON’T STOP THE POP!

Recent discovery!

Apparently, every year (since 2007), DJ Earworm does a mashup of the year’s greatest hits based on Billboard charts! That’s plenty of earworms into one! It sounds messy at first, but I like to spot songs!

United State of Pop 2010 (Don’t Stop The Pop)

Ke$ha – Tik Tok
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Train – Hey, Soul Sister
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg – California Gurls
Usher featuring will.i.am – OMG
B.O.B. featuring Hayley Williams – Airplanes
Eminem featuring Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris – Break Your Heart
B.O.B. featuring Bruno Mars – Nothin’ On You
Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull – I Like It
Young Money featuring Lloyd – Bedrock
Jason Derulo – In My Head
Rihanna – Rude Boy
Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce – Telephone
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me
The Black Eyed Peas – Imma Be
Jay-Z + Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
Usher featuring Pitbull – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love
Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars – Billionaire
Eminem – Not Afraid
Iyaz – Replay

United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It On The Pop)

The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Lady Gaga featuring Colby O’Donis – Just Dance
The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Taylor Swift – Love Story
Flo Rida – Right Round
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Kanye West – Heartless
The All-American Rejects – Gives You Hell
Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake – Dead And Gone
The Fray – You Found Me
Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo – Knock You Down
Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain – Blame It
Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
T.I. featuring Rihanna – Live Your Life
Soulja Boy Tell ‘em featuring Sammie – Kiss Me Thru The Phone
Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne – Down
Miley Cyrus – The Climb
Drake – Best I Ever Had
Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You
Beyonce – Halo
Katy Perry – Hot N Cold

2011 GRAMMY NOMINEES

HELLO? THE 2011 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS ARE OUT!

CBS: 2011 Grammy Nominees

Here’s some selected categories:

RECORD OF THE YEAR
NOTHIN’ ON YOU – B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE – Eminem Featuring Rihanna
F*** YOU – Cee Lo Green
EMPIRE STATE OF MIND – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
NEED YOU NOW – Lady Antebellum

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
THE SUBURBS – Arcade Fire
RECOVERY – Eminem
NEED YOU NOW – Lady Antebellum
THE FAME MONSTER – Lady Gaga
TEENAGE DREAM – Katy Perry

SONG OF THE YEAR
BEG STEAL OR BORROW – Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
F*** YOU – Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)
THE HOUSE THAT BUILT ME – Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE – Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Rihanna)
NEED YOU NOW – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
KING OF ANYTHING – Sara Bareilles
HALO (LIVE) – Beyoncé
CHASING PIRATES – Norah Jones
BAD ROMANCE – Lady Gaga
TEENAGE DREAM – Katy Perry

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
HAVEN’T MET YOU YET – Michael Bublé
THIS IS IT – Michael Jackson
WHATAYA WANT FROM ME – Adam Lambert
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE – Bruno Mars
HALF OF MY HEART – John Mayer

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ (REGIONALS VERSION) – Glee Cast
MISERY – Maroon 5
THE ONLY EXCEPTION – Paramore
BABYFATHER – Sade
HEY, SOUL SISTER (LIVE) – Train

BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
AIRPLANES, PART II – B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams
IMAGINE – Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
IF IT WASN’T FOR BAD – Elton John & Leon Russell
TELEPHONE – Lady Gaga & Beyoncé
CALIFORNIA GURLS – Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
READY TO START – Arcade Fire
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU – Jeff Beck & Joss Stone
TIGHTEN UP – The Black Keys
RADIOACTIVE – Kings Of Leon
RESISTANCE – Muse

BEST ROCK SONG
ANGRY WORLD – Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)
LITTLE LION MAN – Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
RADIOACTIVE – Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
RESISTANCE – Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)
TIGHTEN UP – Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)

BEST ROCK ALBUM
EMOTION & COMMOTION – Jeff Beck
THE RESISTANCE – Muse
BACKSPACER – Pearl Jam
MOJO – Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
LE NOISE – Neil Young

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
THE SUBURBS – Arcade Fire
INFINITE ARMS – Band Of Horses
BROTHERS – The Black Keys
BROKEN BELLS – Broken Bells
CONTRA – Vampire Weekend

BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
FREE – Zac Brown Band
ELIZABETH – Dailey & Vincent
NEED YOU NOW – Lady Antebellum
LITTLE WHITE CHURCH – Little Big Town
WHERE RAINBOWS NEVER DIE – The SteelDrivers

WHATAYA WANT FROM HIM?

During my revision, I found myself singing along to Adam Lambert’s Whataya Want From Me. I have not followed American Idol since Season 2 (coincidentally, Clay Aiken also came out of the closet), and was probably just slightly intrigued when the finals involved “David Cook vs. David Archuleta” and “Kris Allen vs. Adam Lambert”.

Then there was his guyliner. His pretty album cover. His antics at the 2009 AMAs – kissing his keyboardist, shoving a dancer’s head/mouth at his crotch and grabbing another’s. Hmmm… Not really a fan of such stuff.

But I guess music is another thing altogether cos his songs are really nice! A quick look at the songwriters – Lady GaGa, Pink, Kara DioGuardi, Matt Bellamy (Muse) and Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) – shows that his lucky stars are really shining bright! He even came to Singapore last Thursday – welcomed by a group of glitter-crazy fans, no less.

Guess Kris Allen gotta release more singles in order to compete with the Glambert.

LADY GAGA – ‘LIVE’ IN SINGAPORE 2009

Date: 12 August 2009
Venue: Cox Terrace, Fort Canning Park

“Let’s have some fun, this beat is sick.”

I went to the Lady GaGa concert!

The place was packed by 6PM and the concert wasn’t supposed to start till 8PM! Heard that some of these people started queueing as early as 3PM! There were people dressed outrageously (most probably GaGa-style) and drew all sorts of lightning bolts on their faces.

DJ Inquisitive and an awesome beatboxer opened for her. Personally, I preferred the beatboxer because he could really do amazing stuff with that mouth of his. Totally blew the crowd away, even with the mike at the back of his throat.

Lady GaGa came onstage at 9.10PM, which was really long-awaited cos the 10,000-strong crowd was starting to smell and get impatient. Some even boo-ed the DJ earlier. Oops, but nobody likes to wait that long.

Songs performed include: Paparazzi; LoveGame; Beautiful, Dirty, Rich; The Fame; Money Honey; Boys, Boys, Boys; Just Dance; Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say); Brown Eyes; Poker Face.

With her GaGa-fied keytar

She’s got an amazing set of pipes, evident from all the notes she stretched. Great voice! She did a couple of costume changes, all of which incorporated shiny, glittery surfaces. She interacted with the audience, calling us motherfuckers and calling herself “the blonde bitch in a bunch of bubbles” (referring to her Poker Face costume). Plus, she seems to be having some fetish for our chilli crabs, mentioning it every now and then.

The crowd sang along when she finally performed Poker Face (the Cherrytree sessions version – ONETWOTHREE). She did yoga-esque poses on the bubbly piano. Standing, squatting, preening, posing, heels on the piano keys, sitting on the piano and she’s got great legs!

One thing I really hated was the pushing/shoving. Men (or should I call them, boys) were pushing people and shoving into the tiny spaces in between people! No freaking manners! When Lady GaGa told the crowd to jump, you’re supposed to jump on the spot, not charge forward! What, you guys are freaking kangaroos?!

Hopefully, the next time she comes, the concert will be held at the indoor stadium – cooler, less shoving and more crowd control.

Thanks to my sister for the great company!

Lady GaGa: If somebody tells you that you’re not right, you tell them Lady GaGa said to fuck off!

(First published August 14, 2009 at 16:21PM @ mEnTaL bLoG)