Wednesday, May 27, 2009

For Realz, Pretty Ricky??

I am on vacation so I saw this late ... and kind of wish I hadn't seen it at all ... dang ...

Taylor Swift Speaks!

I recently spoke to Taylor Swift, and like always, she had some pretty interesting and insightful things to say. Here's what she said about dating in the public eye, especially after her public breakup with Joe Jonas ...

AP: These days, are you less likely to date someone in the public eye? (Swift had a public romance and breakup with Joe Jonas.)
Swift: When I'm thinking about going on a date with some guy or considering liking him, it really doesn't matter what they do or how that affects my career. ... When you strategize a relationship too much, like, "We're not gonna be public about it, and we're gonna say this in interviews," when you think it all out, I think that complicates the relationship and I think that's unfair for the relationship. I don't look for boyfriends, I don't really scour the awards shows for who I'm going to date (laughs), but I think love happens when you're not looking for it, and when it happens, I'm not going to be the one to overthink it.

Check out the entire article with this link below, and enjoy the "White Horse" video!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"This Is It" ... for now ... MJ Rehearsals

I may be a bit naive but I am really hoping that Michael Jackson's historic shows in London will not only actually happen, but be so amazing that people finally start remembering him for his music than for all his baggage. This rehearsal tour video is promising ... but I don't think I saw MJ dancing in it. We shall see.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Do you know what today is? It's Green Day!

Today is the day Green Day's highly anticiapted follow-up to "American Idiot" comes out _ it's called "21st Century Breakdown," and continues in the vein of the rock opera. Check out the video for the first single ... and get ready for the revolution.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lenny talks "Let Love Rule"

It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since Lenny Kravitz released his first album. Back then, he was known as that dude who was married to Lisa Bonet. Oh, how 20years changes things!

Here's a link to an interview I did with him recently about "Let Love Rule," which is being re-released on its anniversary. And enjoy the video blast from the past!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ciara! Ciara! Ciara ....

OK this is late as well, but, you know Ciara's CD dropped last week, and she was on Saturday Night Live this weekend as well, grooving and shaking it. "Fantasy Ride" hit a lot of turblence before it was released, with its date being pushed back again and again, but as CiCi told me recently, she thinks now is the best time for the CD's release.

Check out my pic of her and the interview I did below. :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

India.Arie wows ... again

Hey everyone!

Forgive the lateness on this, I've been pretty sick! I blame hanging out too late at concerts for bringing it on, but in the case of India.Arie, it was worth it.

She performed at the Manhattan center last Friday, and was just amazing. It's pretty sad that she's becoming less and less mainstream the deeper into her carAdd Videoeer ... someone reminded me that it wasn't that long ago that she was headlining at Radio City ... now she's performing for like, 2000 peeps, if that.

Well, the general public is missing out, because India.Arie's music remains as powerful as ever. She performed songs of her latest CD, "Testimony, Vol. 2: Love & Politics," as well as songs from her other great CDs, including hits like "Video," "Brown Skin" and "I Am Not My Hair." She even caused a frenzy when she went into the crowd to sing!

Check out pics from the show!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Pete Seeger turns 90

It's hard to think of someone more revered as not only a great musician but a great person in music than Pete Seeger.

The folk singer known for popularizing "We Shall Overcome" and writing songs like "Turn, Turn, Turn" turns 90 on Sunday, and the momentous occasion is being marked by a blowout, all-star concert at Madison Square Garden. I recently talked to Pete Seeger over the phone, and he was delightful to talk to.

Check out this story I wrote about it, and enjoy this clip from him singing with Bruce Springsteen during the Obama inauguration festivities.