ADELE – Listen up…

Very seldom do I write about good things or things that make me happy, but after feeling a little shitty tonight, I decided to find some new music that I could sit and smoke cigarettes too.  After surfing iTunes and finding nothing but shit, like sell out Madonna, the gold album of Juno (which I already own and TRULY is amazing) and some kind of musically inspired re-vamp known as Mariah Carey or Mimi, I came across something that stopped me in my tracks.  Enter ADELE.  At first listen, sounds a bit like Amy Winehouse without all the heroin, but this bitch has pipes.  Not Celine pipes, but deep dark, bluesy pipes.  A native of South London, England, she is my new fave for chillin with me.  Personally, its all about ‘Hometown Glory’ and ‘Chasing Pavements’, but take your own pick.  Best news – her tickets to her North American tour went on sale today.  I will be linking her MySpace and then you should go to iTunes and download some of her shit, she rocks my world.  Pour yourself a nice glass of red, spark a dart and sit back and let ADELE take you somewhere else.  She has the look of a classic opera singer meets Kelly Osbourne and the lyrics and musicality of k.d. lang meets esthero – my kind of bitch.  Alright, enough, just check her out at her MySpace   ADELE

APPLE UP – WAL MART DOWN…

This makes me extremely excited.  Apple (Mac) is one of the coolest companies out there making a whole whack load of shit we do not need, but always finding a way to market it to us to make us think that we need it – or constantly need to update it.  It has just been announced on CNN.com that according to the latest polls, Apple has officially topped Wal-Mart as the largest and most used music distributor.  A lot can be said about this – first off – who the fuck was buying their music at Wal Mart in the first place to make it #1 in the world?  Last I remember of Wal-Mart music was Alanis Morisette on the family vacation, where you had to have a jack hammer to get the GD CD out of the plastic tomb in which they encapsulate it in the hopes that not only will you not steal it, but the artist will have another album out by the time you open the fucking thing.  Fuck those Americans LOVE their Wal-Mart.  I guess it also has to do with the fact that in the USA, Wal-Mart is more like Wal-Mall with stores that have over 20 000 sq feet of discount white trash shopping from kitty’s on a printed tee to a TUB of sour gummy ant eater like animals coated in sour sugar and then dipped in chocolate and caramel, placed in a package of meringue.  Don’t get me wrong – there is a time and place for Wal-Mart, and then there is a time and place to spend a bit of money and get something of quality whose main ingredient is not polyester or jersey.  Obese = jersey, what can you say – America being the most obese society, it makes sense that Wal-Mart is what it is.  Ok – swinging it back to music now.  Apple has to be credited for saving parts of the music industry.  There will always be arguments that Apple has a strong hold on the buying and selling of music, but before itunes came around, Limewire, Napster and BearShare were getting most of the profit and ripping the artists off in the process.  I would gladly buy a tune for .99 cents or an entire album for $12.99 especially if I do not have to get off my ass to go and get it.  Send it to me for cheap IMMEDIATELY?  Who can argue with that?  Needless to say it says something about where this is all heading – its all electronic folks – they are saying that HMV and Music World are next on the shopping block, BUT, unless Apple can find a way to send me unseen episodes of the Golden Girls with Bea Arthur sans shoulder pads for $1.99, HMV may be just fine.  God I love TV on DVD…God I love Bea Arthur…

PERSONALIZE YOUR ONLINE WEB RADIO…

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So the idea of online web radio is no longer a new invention – nothing is really new since Shakespeare.  But I read an article in Rolling Stone this past weekend which led me to a website I LOVE.  Is anyone else sometimes bored sitting at your computer at work or at home, tired of searching for music and wishing you had something to listen to – but the music on your IPod isn’t really ‘work friendly’ or has not been updated since LFO was top of the charts?  Enter www.musicovery.com  This genius online site provides tons and tons of listening options and the best part being that it is interactive, and user friends with the option to personalize all of your options.  You can pick your music based on your mood, genre, decade and the list goes on and on.  Once you choose your mood – the choices are colour coded.  Blue being calm, etc.  If you register as a user, it will save your preferences and you can access them at any time on any computer.  Its your online Itunes for anywhere you go.  It truly makes me happy.  I can change it on the fly.  It will start playing a random song based on your choices, and then diagram the songs in a Crayola induced, acid trip of a flow chart, from there, you can click on any song and it will diagram a whole new playlist the more you narrow down your tastes.  Seriously – kill some time – go and check this thing out…GENIUS….MY NEW FAVOURITES!!!