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I’m also preparing for 2009, though to be honest~~~ I’ve noticed that I don’t have many 2009 albums – so we’ll see how that goes. I’ve chosen Top15 Songs of 2008 excluding Soundtracks, except for my #1 for sentimental reasons.

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I was looking back on music videos this past weekend (which, by the way marked amy-wong.com’s 4th anniversary) because I was watching Michael Jackson music videos and thinking “wow, how come I don’t like watching music videos now” – at least I don’t watch videos of most music I listen to in English, though I’m generally impressed with Asian Pop Music Videos.

When I was little, well… a pre-teen and teenage girl fuzzing about the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears with my friends at school, I began to notice director’s names. MTV (which I pretty much used to watch almost 24/7) used to show the Name of the Song + Name of the Artist + Name of Album + Name of Director. They did this until the beginning of 2002 or 2003 when the Director’s name suddenly disappeared from the credits. I dunno if it’s back, and I dunno if it was because I just went to Canada. LOL

One of the first names I noticed was, of course, Nigel Dick.

If I could describe Nigel Dick’s style of music-video-making when I was a kid, I would say “simply brilliant” – not because I was naive and didn’t really know much about the business, but because his videos were simple, but yet so full of life. Perhaps, the easiest way to show it is with a simple video such as Oasis’ Wonderwall.

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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

Esta es la traducción de inglés -> español del artículo que escribí para YAM 003 titulado “Too Foreign for your Own Good. Please Sing in English” en el que hablo de los más recientes lanzamientos de artistas de no habla inglesa estrenando material en el idioma para entrar en el mercado.

Como el artículo es un poco largo, pueden leerlo después del break.

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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
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