Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Corinne Bailey Rae's "The Sea" out today!

Corinne Bailey Rae has been really open when talking about the death of her husband, Jason Rae, and how she has been trying to deal with his grief. When we spoke, she had many thought-provoking things to say:

"It just sort of takes ages to sink it. You feel it and then you don't feel it; you know what's happened and then you don't really know what happened. ...
"Somebody wrote me a letter saying that you need to surrender to it, which I was like, 'Well, how do I surrender?'"

Check out the rest of the interview here.

And enjoy a recent TV performance here!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hope For Haiti Now _ Recap

Although I stayed home to watch the two-hour "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, I am sure a lot of people went about their normal lives on a Saturday night, which is too bad, because if so, you missed some amazing, though somber performances. Justin Timberlake's was among the most moving, but also amazing was Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Bruce ... I could go on and on.
Check out my article on it.


I already purchased the live CD via iTunes, which goes to Haiti relief. Check it out (and go to hopeforhaitinow.org if you still haven't made that donation!)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Prince Fumble?

Prince went to a Minnesota Vikings game for the first time in like, forever, and he was so inspired by his hometown football team he wrote this anthem in advance of their NFC Championship match-up with the New Orleans Saints.

I don't imagine this will inspire Brett Farve too much _ the chatter I've heard from Prince fans ranges from horror to embarrassment. I'm waiting to hear Weezy's Saints' anthem ...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lady Gaga Owns Radio City

Lady Gaga gave her first concert at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday night, but it wasn't your typical concert _ call it more of a cabaret/visual art extravaganza. I saw her at Terminal 5 last year, and while her disco beats seem more suited for that small venue, it was on one of New York's grandest stages where Gaga truly shined. With a brashness to rival Madonna, a voice reminiscent of Christina A. and a charming vulnerability, Gaga owned the frenzied crowd from her first expletive (and there were many). This photo captures the fierceness of the night!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Music!!

It's 2010, but Mos Def and Talib Kweli are going retro, reteaming for his new song, "History" ... check it out! And Happy New Year!!