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There’s no gain without Wayne, or there’s no pain without Wayne. I know it’s something like that. It’s been years since I first heard Wayne Isham saying that on one of those episodes of MTV’s Making the Video, back when making a video was very important for MTV.

Wayne Isham was another name that really popped up when I spent all day watching MTV. If I could describe Isham’s music video style with one word, it would be “woosh!” even though that’s not a word. His videos captured a very energetic vibe with fast cuts and, what I call fade-in wooshes — it’s when Isham would be focusing his camera on the singer/group and there would be a fade-in from one shot to the next one that made it seem like pushing in or away from the subject in a very funky way.

Of course, the best way to understand that woosh concept is to see it in action. For instance, those fast cuts are very prominents on Metallica’s video of I Disappear (from the Mission Impossible II OST) xD Continue Reading…

We are nearly at the end of our list of 100 Songs of the Decade~~~

Some really great songs on this one, with loads of variety
with music of many genres and different languages.

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Remember VH1’s Divas?

April 23, 2009 — 2 Comments

Remember that VH1 segment where women sang? You know, that one show that gathered Gloria Stefan, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain… etc, etc~~ Sorry, I’m a little weak in the mind right now. xD

Well, Divas’ is making a comeback~~

Look, I get Divas~ I love talented women… Sophia Loren to me is a legend, whom we could call Diva, I guess~ How about calling the show Legends? LOL, Let’s face it! Divas is now synonym with bitch, hard to work with, and high maintenance.

Anyway~~~ I have issues with VH1’s announcement. First, “Pop, R&B, and hip-hop” – Heck? How about country music? How about rock? Then, VH1 is also asking listeners to pitch in. Let’s face that too! That’s rubbish. *sighs* Why? Britney Spears and Lady Gaga are being suggested! What the…

Who would you suggest? I dunno, howz about a duet by Joan Jett and Reba McEntire… or~~~ hmm… Regina Spektor with Pink? Woah, bizarre. I’d better quit thinking of duets. xD Just naming people~~ Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Alanis, Alison Krauss, Amanda Palmer, Adele, Emily Loizeau… Bjork? xD

How about mixing music!?!?! Shiina Ringo!!! Or okay… Utada Hikaru… Faye Wong!!! Andrea Echeverri! Bibi Chow? Salyu!!!

ZOMG! A duet between Marit Larsen and Regina Spektor? I’d die~~~

Or one with Bjork and Salyu??? Alanis with Shiina? Amanda Palmer with Andrea Echeverri? Adele with Bibi Chow? Utada Hikaru with Christina? Faye Wong with… Loizeau?? Faye Wong with Bjork?? Utada with Keys? LOL

Bummer~ Couldn’t find some tracks from the playlist I made in my iPod~~ 5 in fact, ARGH! And Deezer won’t even let me play some of the songs that I did find… They should let you add your own mp3 from a URL, right? Like MixWit used to??

Screw you Deezer, buahaha~

Here’s my YouTube Playlist~

You don’t know what My Life as a Soundtrack is? Check this post.

  1. I’d Start a Revolution – Aimee Allen – Opening Credits
  2. Citizens of Tomorrow – Tokyo Police Club – Waking Up
  3. Campus – Vampire Weekend – First Day At School
  4. The Lucky One – Au Revoir Simone – Falling In Love
  5. Scream – Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Fight Song
  6. This Is Me, This Is You – Marit Larsen – Breaking Up
  7. Hump De Bump – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Prom
  8. God is a DJ – Pink – Life’s OK
  9. Beautiful Dreamer – Mates of State – Secret Love
  10. Clunk-Rewind-Clunk-Play-Clunk – Los Campesinos! – Mental Breakdown
  11. Go Forward – Lisa Gerrard (Whale Rider OST) – Driving
  12. Tonight I’ll Be Lonely Too – Alison Krauss – Flashback
  13. Quedate – Andrea Echeverri – Getting Back Together
  14. I’ll Never Tell – Emma Caulfield/Nicholas Brendon (Buffy Once More with Feeling OST) – Wedding
  15. 喂!喂!(Wei! Wei!) – Hello! Hello! – Bibi Chow (Zhou Bichang) – Birth of Child
  16. Earth Intruders – Bjork – Final Battle
  17. If Tomorrow Never Comes – Ronan Keating – Death Scene
  18. When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton – Funeral Song
  19. 不留 (Bu Liu) – No Staying – Faye Wong – End Credits

Grammy 2009 Winners

February 8, 2009 — 4 Comments

Did you watch the Grammy tonight? I mean, not like I had a choice to watch BAFTAs instead, but I did watch the Grammy on an off, while having dinner and chatting on MSN.

Woooooo! I actually rock~ lol, my wishlist of winners wasn’t too far off on the General Field categories. Quickie predictions weren’t that bad~~

My only pet-peeve miss was Coldplay winning Song of the Year, instead of Adele. I mean, DUH! Adele with Sugarland was pretty amazing, I must confess that I never really paid any attention to Sugarland (I saw them on some Billboard award, so I didn’t think anything of them) – but they were GOOD.

Coldplay also did a better performance than I expected, since they were doing a bit of a crappy job on live performances. Must be the mic, I tell ya. Radiohead also did pretty good~~

Miley with Taylor Swift? Like ZOMG! Miley totally made herself looked SO AWFUL next to Swift. Swift is 19, looks younger, writes and sings better. Miley is 16, looks 25 and sings like she smokes a packet a day. That’s all I have to say. And… Jonas Brothers? Aren’t two of them like in their early 20s? Shouldn’t they have changed their voices by now?

Adele won 2!!! As Sugarland did… Alisson Krauss with Robert Plant won 5 – including Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

All the LONG list of winners, here.

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