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Thursday
Oct102013

LORDE & HER ROYALS

SINGER, SONGWRITER LORDE - THE HOTTEST 16 YEAR OLD SINGER FROM NEW ZEALAND - EVER!

If you're sick of seeing champagne and diamonds in every music video, hearing  about it in song after song,  then you should love LORDE.   This 16 year old teenager from New Zealand sings about the overkill of luxury that record labels and artists living in the bubble of success assume every kid aspires to.   Born and raised in a working class neighborhood of Auckland, this soulful voice burst onto the scene with her first EP "The Love Club" was released in November 2012, and her first album "Pure Heroine" was just released in September 2013.   Her single ROYALS shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, a first for a New Zealander!   Lorde sings about hanging out, finding your way in the world, and all the wonderful melancholy feelings that go along with being a teenager without a black card!  How refreshing to see a young singer NOT singing about bottle service in the club! CLICK COVER TO DOWNLOAD NOW Clearly this has struck a chord with kids buying music.  Much along the lines of Taylor Swift in her video for 22, and Miley Cyrus in her We Can't Stop, these ladies are bringing house parties back to the people.   Think kegs not Cristal.   Are you listening every RAP act?  You're tired!   **Click the album cover to download now** 

Sunday
Jul282013

SUMMERTIME SONGS - VACATION ICONS

THE MOUNTAIN PARADISE NEAR FOUX d'ALLOS, FRANCE PH: JASON JOBSONWhat's more memorable than a song of the Summer?  As powerful as a striking Summer sunset or the lingering cologne of a long faded Summer crush, songs we play over and over when the temperature is scorching have a way of marking these memories forever.  Every Summer has a song that sticks.  The minute I hear the first few notes of these favorite tunes, I'm transported back, sometimes years.. and I'm left nostalgic and excited - at the same time.

A few Summers ago I took a dreamy car trip through the Lower French & Italian Alps.  One week to escape the heat of the beach, during an extended holiday that seems impossible to believe - One month on the French Riviera!  (I know, I'm still pinching myself).    During this restful road trip, Jessie J was on my ipod and I listened to Price Tag and Nobody's Perfect at least 500 times!   The sleepy Summer mood of the popular ski chalets of La Foux d'Aloss was just what the Dr. Ordered for rest and relaxation.   Long naps, longer hikes, fresh air, and homemade wood fired pizza in a friends Chalet.. maybe it was a dream.

Back on the Riviera.. zipping around in a new Fiat 500... I can still hear the base vibrating as Usher's SCREAM pumping from the sound system as I would shift gears around windy turns.. heading between Cannes, St. Tropez, and St. Rapahel.   I'll never forget these days, and I can't wait to return.

This Summer?  There is so much to choose from.. let's listen to a few:

What are your favorite Summer songs?  Leave a comment and let us know!

Click Album covers or links below to sample the Summer songs of 2013.   Don't forget your SPF!

 

Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadess 

Daft Punk - Get Lucky

Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines


Tuesday
Jul022013

WE CAN'T STOP - LISTENING TO MILEY CYRUS!

MILEY CYRUS GIVING YOU ANGST - PLAYFULLY IN "WE CAN'T STOP"With the release of "We Can't Stop Miley Cyrus has made the transition from the tween queen of Disney fame to the all grown up LA Music Scene.   The styling of the video is as hypnotic as the tune of this coming of age ode to partying.   Think Beastie Boys for a generation of touch screen swipers, and Olivia Newton John leotards meets a West Coast version of Kids (the movie) style house parties.    The video is a visual orgy of images, with a key focus on Miley and her new adult persona.  Miley is stunningly beautiful, and even though the video is her attempt at a raunchy "I"m not Disney" performance, you still just want to pinch her cheeks.   This is what happens when you grow up in Beverly Hills and want to rebel.   With the biggest names is music and video production behind her, "We Can't Stop" has a level of sophistication and innocence that you never felt when another former Disney star decided to get "Dirty" with her break out single.   However, Christina was also absolutely "BEAUTIFUL".   Miley is sure to be influencing fans and performers - young and old- take note.  Watch "WE CAN'T STOP" below.   47 Million people already have!!