If you’re a fan of American Idol, you’re probably getting all giddy at the thought of the new season about to start. I love American Idol just as much as the next guy, and I was just tryna get in the zone, when out of the blue I thought of Josiah. You remember him right? The young man who was living in his car? The one who had the British accent when he sang? The one who got voted off WAY prematurely? Well I was just wondering what was going on with him and his album that AI threatened to shut down, due to the contract he signed to be on the show.
As sheÂ says in the line from her remix of Mim’s This Is Why I’m Hot.Â Che’NelleÂ is a young up and coming dancehall singer who’s getting some great play out in Japan. She’s originally from Malaysia, and she’s been singing since her early teens. Her songs are really catchy and she’s got great vocals. In her “This Is Why I’m Hot” remix, she mentions people comparing her to Beyonce, and while I hate comparisons, I can kinda sorta hear where people got the impressionÂ from. No I’m not saying she sounds like Bey, but she does have the same tone. Whatever though, because we’re not talking about Beyonce. It’s all about CHE’NELLE!!
I don’t see how it would be, since Rick Astley is the actual object of my audio obsession. No, I’m not joking. I’m quite serious actually. See, about a week ago, I was “Rick Rolled” for about the hundreth time when I actually stopped and watched the whole “Never Gonna Give You Up” video. I can honestly say that man made some catchy music back in the day. SO with the “never gonna give, never gonna give!” part stuck in my head for like 3 days, I went back to youtube and watched the video maybe 10 times again to satisfy my craving for that song.
It wasn’t until I received my 2008 July/August edition of URB, when I read an article about this innovative DJ named Mike Relm. The San Francisco-based DJ/VJ is known for his live performances that mix and manipulate audio mashups with video images… in real-time. Mike mixes serious with silly, all while he is dressed in a black suit and tie, matched with some fresh sneakers. Not the average dressed turntablist, that’s for sure. But I dig it.
I love this song. And I love all of the covers. =)
1. White Stripes: Seven Nation Army (gotta start with them right!?)
2. Audioslave cover ( I love Chris’s voice..mmmmm)
3. Alice Russell (SHE TOTALLY FUCKING ROCKED THIS COVER!)
4. The Flaming Lips (love the bunny suits lol. This version is hard, love it)
5. Afra and the Incredible BeatBox Band feat. Chara (love this version…it’s so…..idunno, Chara’s vocals make me love it. lol)
*I bet you guys thought I died or something right? Nope, I’m still well and kicking. O_<