Monthly Archives: June 2011
Really, out of it tonight, so leaving you guys with a quickie of this surprisingly exciting trailer for the new Mission Impossible movie.
It’s one of those rare Week 5′s in the year and another string of awesome music came out. Today will be bringing back the only music videos edition of The Drop, where only songs with an attached music videos will count so let the Drop begin…
10. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry
Yeah, the song is really poppy, but the video is just a fun watch. It randomly has Katy Perry has a 80′s brace faced nerd and then does that teen movie transformation thinger into a hottie. Then throw in a bunch of random cameos from Rebecca Black, the actors from Glee, Hanson, Kenny G, Corey Feldman, and Debbie Gibson. Basically stop thinking and watch the video.
9. Perform This Way by Weird Al Yankovic
The parody master Weird Al is back and he does the song parody for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way and it’s perfect. It doesn’t really matter if there are people on YouTube doing the same thing, Weird Al still does it the best.
8. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall by Coldplay
Coldplay is still keeping the title of their new album a secret, but this new single was released earlier this month along with a new music video released yesterday. Stop motion lyric videos have been done before, but they’re always fun to watch. Also the theme of graffiti is really visually interesting.
7. Love Letter by Shwayze (ft. The Cataracs & Dev)
The Cataracs are amazing beat makers and the winding in and out between their and Shwayze’s lyrics is fun to listen to. Also Dev’s vocals on the hook is icing on the cake, though it sucks she isn’t actually in the video, I hate it when an artist who sings critical lyrics isn’t actually in the video, makes it look like ghost vocals. Though I find it weird that this is a Shwayze song without Cisco Alder in it anywhere.
6. You Make Me Feel… by Cobra Starship (ft. Sabi)
Cobra Starship is definitely moving away from being an alt rock band and now a synthpop band, which is slightly disappointing but you saw it coming. The song is kinda generic for electronica, but it’s still really catchy. The video is also kind of generic with a bunch of “in the club shots” and the video theme of a photo booth and what you’re feeling.
Basically some family stuff came up and the news got to me yesterday, so I might be hitting the road to go take care of it. In case I do not have internet access or not feeling up to it because of issues, there could be a temporary break in the Summer Everyday Blogs. Sorry bout that, but I will definitely be back by Tuesday or Wednesday with the next posts, see you then.
One of the newest YouTube sensations to arrive recently is the music duo Karmin, made up of Amy and Nick, who met each other at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Both of them have musical backgrounds, Nick’s in jazz and classic rock and Amy’s in pop and R&B. On their channel they just do simple one song performances either of their own songs or covers of songs. The covers are what they are famous for, though their original material is good too.
What makes them unique from other cover channels on YouTube is their choice of songs and their style to do perform them. They choose mainstream hip hop songs that are heavy on the raps like Lil Wayne’s 6 foot 7 foot. Along with that they chose to perform the song acoustically usually with just a keyboard, a wooden box, or an acoustic guitar. The final oddity is that it is Amy that does the rap verses with are usually done originally by a male. But the best way to understand all of this is to just hear it for yourself, so a choice selection of my favorite vids are below…
Oh yeah, if you watch enough of them you start to notice Amy changes her hairstyle in every single video.
Cover of Chris Brown’s Look at Me Now
Cover of Lil Wayne’s 6 Foot 7 Foot
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Crush Girl post, but expect to see one every Friday for the rest of the summer. But who to pick for Week 1? We’re going with a face who seems to popping in up in a much of movies lately… Jennifer Lawrence
- Full Name: Jennifer Shrader Lawrence
- Birthday: August 15 (turning 21 in 2 months)
- Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
- Parents: Gary (owns concrete construction firm) and Karen Lawrence (runs children camp)
- Siblings: Ben and Blaine (both older)
- Notable Schooling: Kammerer Middle School
- High School Stereotype I Pin Her As: Acting Genius
- Decided to become an actress at the age of 14, did a spur of the moment read for a play while in New York
- Taking a summer in New York she appeared in commercials for MTV’s My Super Sweet 16
- Made her debut in the TV movie Company Town
- Appeared in various single roles on TV shows like Cold Case, Medium, and Monk
- Casted as a regular on the comedy sitcom The Bill Engvall Show, she played the eldest daughter of the family
- Her early film career included small roles in the films Garden Party and Devil You Know, a starring role in the small drama film The Poker House, and a supporting role in the indie flick The Burning Plain (she won an award for best emerging actress for this one)
- She also made an appearance in the music video for Parachute’s song The Mess I Made
- Her breakthrough came in 2010 in the Academy nominated film Winter’s Bone, which she had the lead role as Ree Dolly in, she won and was nominated for many Best Actress awards for her role
- She also joined Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones in the drama Like Crazy which was shown at Sundance
- This summer Jennifer shows up in 2 films including comedy-drama The Beaver as the girlfriend, superhero movie X-Men First Class as Mystique
- She the only girl born on her dad’s side of the family in 50 years
- She is the 2nd youngest Oscar nominee
- Ranked #10 on Maxim’s Hot 100 for 2011
- Graduated from high school 2 years early
- Never took acting classes
Coming Soon to…
- House at the End of the Street (horror flick starring Lawerence with Elisabeth Shue, theaters April 20, 2012)
- The Hunger Games (starring role as Katniss Everdeen – popular teen book, theaters, March 23, 2012)