Archive for August, 2009

PALMS CASINO PAYS RESPECT TO DJ AM

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

The Palms Hotel & Casino, where DJ AM played a weekly set at Rain nightclub, blacked out the “P,” “L” and “S” on their sign so that it simply read “AM” after hearing news of his tragic death.

If you’re young (or old) and thinking about trying drugs or feel pressured to do so, know that nothing about drugs or binge drinking is cool. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. Yes, I’m being your Dad for a day! Now go chug some Kool-Aid and do your homework!

THE SCRIPT MEETS TORI SPELLING’S SKELETON, SINGS ‘BREAKEVEN’

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Man! All you bands are fighting for my love. One day it’s Passion Pit, the next it’s Friendly Fires, then it’s Miley Cyrus (oops, did I just say that?), and today–it’s THE SCRIPT.

I posted and fell in love to the music video for their single BREAKEVEN some time ago. And now, the band’s taking over U.S. TV.

Check out UK’s The Script performing Breakeven from the Toyota Concert Series on the Today Show below.

KATY PERRY + PEROXIDE + THE 80’s = ALEX ROOTS

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

She’s 16. She’s feisty. She’s budding with personality.

Meet Alex Roots, a Cyndi Lauper-esque teen from the UK with the sass of Katy Perry & the punk funk of a softer Gwen Stefani. Since the age of 14, Roots has been working on tracks for her upcoming record ‘Adrenaline Rush’. And although born in 1992, Roots declares the record was most influenced by Queen (thanks to her parents jamming out to the rockers when she was a child).

Alex explains her new video for DON’T STOP LOOKING as “about fancying a guy but never having the courage to go over to him. But as long as he looks at you and no one else you’re happy for the moment.”

Poodles & Peroxide & Paint!

Check out the vivid music video for DON’T STOP LOOKING by Alex Roots below.

Ahead of its 7th September release, the track is now available to pre order from iTunes. The preorder link is here.

FROM MICKEY MOUSE TO THE WHITE HOUSE

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com



“It is somewhat serious.”

–NICK JONAS
On the 16-year-old pop star’s goal of becoming U.S. President one day
Via Time

SUSIE SUH HAUNTS THE DANCEFLOOR

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Several months ago I introduced you to Susie Suh and her incredibly moving music that I had become obsessed with.

And recently, Suh garnered the attention of the popular dance show SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE!

This will give you goosebumps. This performance piece hits home to anyone who has ever had a problem with letting go of someone they love.

Check out Kayla & Brandon of So You Think You Can Dance performing to Ahn Trio’s mix of Susie Suh’s ALL I WANT below.

FRIENDLY FIRES WILL BURN A HOLE IN YOUR DANCING SHOES

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Playing & recording in the garage since the age of 14, comes FRIENDLY FIRES–a disco fusion of pop/rock dance-punk (whew, that was a mouthful).

Besides creating contagious music, their #1 priority? To look presentable, normal, and uncontrived.

“You know when you see guys carrying an acoustic guitar on their back and
wearing a stupid hat? They want it to seem like they’ve nonchalantly just thrown a bit of shit on whereas their look is probably more calculated than Grace Jones’s 10 costume changes.”

–Drummer Jack Savidge, The Guardian

SIDENOTE: PLEASE CLICK HERE!!! DO IT. See, aren’t you glad you did it? The album cover rules.

A MOFO CATASTRAPHE OF COLOR YALL!

Check out the band’s new video for KISS OF LIFE below, off the re-release of their debut album dropping August 31.

RICKY MARTIN IS THE MAC DADDY

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Families come in all shapes & sizes. For Valentino & Matteo Martin, love comes in the form of a single father. Whether or not Ricky is into men or women is besides the point–the fact that he is a loving father, is what truly makes him alluring & beautiful.

Cheers to all the single fathers out there who are often forgotten about.


“I don’t have a nanny. I’m doing this on my own because I don’t want to miss a moment. I’m the one who changes the diapers, the one that feeds them, the one that bathes them, the one that puts them to sleep.”
–Ricky Martin

THE HOMICIDE OF POP

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

LOL ALERT!

As readers of this blog, you know I have mad respect for the King of Pop but this random comment from a fan, posted to Rolling Stone’s article on the just-revealed homicide ruling of MJ made me laugh out loud.

“man wtf? everyone is like who cares – huh?! Man I went to the doctor because I couldn’t sleep and he prescribed me a fucking warm glass of milk before bed! Not a friggin cocktail of malpractice like the one described. Now there is proof this doctor killed the king of pop because of his own weak as piss character. I say lock him up next to Mark Chapman. no, actually better yet: CALLING ALL DEMENTED MICHAEL JACKSON FANS: you know who you are, now is your time to come out of the woodworks and get your revenge! light your torches, grab your pitchforks, track this man down and administer him a lethal dose of fucking whoop ass! I would but i live in Australia.”

–Fan known as AlAl

CREEPER ALERT!

Wanna be creeped out by the demented fans AlAl speaks of? Check out the Cult of Michael Jackson, a church based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (go figure) that turns MJ lyrics into scripture and then worships those teachings.

NATASHA BEDINGFIELD SINGS LIVE, MAKES THE MISERABLE SMILE

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Always charming and full of substance (no, not drugs!)–the singer/songwriter took stage at The Today Show recently and as always, lit up like a fuse. Check out the beauty below.

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BETTY WHITE IS NO BANANA

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

“The older you get, the better you get…unless you’re a banana.”
–Betty White as Rose Nylund

Pictured above, is White, who made an appearence for Fuse’s No. 1 Countdown in New York City.

Clearly the naner still knows how to rock n’ roll through life–just another reason to love her. Watch out Betty, MIA may mug you for that top!

YO MODEL! YOU’RE A SKANK!

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

This has Mean Girls written all over it.

A jealous girl defames former Vogue covergirl Liskula Cohen by calling her a “skank”. What else is new? Last time I checked, girls were still bitches.

The lovely “Skanks In NYC” blog has been removed after a lawsuit in which Cohen sued Google demanding the blogger’s identity to be revealed.

Here’s the “Skanks In NYC” rant which sent Cohen off the deep end before going to court:

“I would have to say that the first place award for “Skankiest in NYC” would have to go to Liskula Gentile Cohen. How old is this skank? 40 something? She’s a psychotic, lying, whoring, still going to clubs at her age, skank.

Yeah she may have been hot 10 years ago, but is it really attractive to watch this old hag straddle dudes in a nightclub or lounge? Desperation seeps from her soul, if she even has one.

Enjoy the pic.”

BURN BOOK (Digital Edition)!

And although I agree that it’s not classy or attractive whatsoever for women (or men) to be getting wasted and straddling dudes/chicks at clubs (whether you’re 21 or nearly 40 like Cohen), it’s still wrong to hurtfully degrade someone in this manner.

Check out a girl who is not a bitch, Kendall Payne singing her song SUPERMODELS below.

Pay attention girls, you may learn something!
There’s more to life than just looking pretty.

Supermodels – Kendall Payne

HALLMARK FLIPS THE BIRD TO HATERS, SUPPORTS TWO DUDES IN LOVE

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Ever wonder what happens when Hallmark writers are having a bad day?

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My tire was thumping.
I thought it was flat
When I looked at the tire…
I noticed your cat.

Sorry!

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Congratulations on your wedding day!
Too bad no one likes your husband.

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How could two people as beautiful as you
Have such an ugly baby?

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I’ve always wanted to have
someone to hold,
someone to love.
After having met you…
I’ve changed my mind.

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I must admit, you brought religion into my life.

I never believed in Hell until I met you.

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As the days go by, I think of how lucky I am…

That you’re not here to ruin it for me.

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Congratulations on your promotion.
Before you go…

Would you like to take this knife out of my back?
You’ll probably need it again.

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Happy Birthday, Uncle Dad!

(Available only in Tennessee , Kentucky & West Virginia )

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Happy birthday! You look great for your age.
Almost Lifelike!

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When we were together,
you always said you’d die for me.
Now that we’ve broken up,
I think it’s time you kept your promise.

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I’m so miserable without you

It’s almost like you’re here.

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Congratulations on your new bundle of joy.

Did you ever find out who the father was?

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Your friends and I wanted to do
something special for your birthday.

So we’re having you put to sleep.

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Ever wonder what happens when Hallmark writers are having a GOOD day?

They create a card that celebrates the beauty of monogamy & marriage for ALL people.

Check out one of Hallmark’s new cards in support of same-sex marriage below, followed by TI ft. Mary J Blige in DON’T FORGET–haters & being caged–see how it fits?

RUGBY MEETS HIP HOP!

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

It doesn’t look like Perri Luc Kiely (of famed dance crew Diversity) is scared of rugby players 500x his size.

Diversity recently gave the Saracens Rugby Team some dancing tips and by the look of things, it appears that Steve Borthwick (the team’s captain) is having a warm up session with the tiny fella.

Check out Diversity dance crew in action on Britain’s Got Talent below.

NATALIE IMBRUGLIA GOES WILD WEARING TUTU

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Aussie pop singer Natalie Imbruglia is out with her new single WILD ABOUT IT. The track will precede the single WANT (co-written by Coldplay’s Chris Martin). Imbruglia’s new disc COME TO LIFE will be released in Europe in October and will feature three collaborations with Chris Martin.

TUTUS & TOP HATS + DUDES IN SWIMMING POOLS!

Check out Imbruglia’s WILD ABOUT IT, below.

LIGHTS SPARKS EMOTION IN ‘SAVIOUR’

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Early in 2009, I did a write-up on LIGHTS–the quirky, hypnotic singer/songwriter from Canada who’s single DRIVE MY SOUL made my life complete at the time. And now she’s out with a brand new track / video that’s gorgeously off-center.

The night is deafening when the silence is listening
And I’m down on my knees and I know that something is missing.
Because the back of my mind is holding things I’m relying in
But I choose to ignore it because I’m always denying them.

I’m a bit of a manic when it’s not as I plan it
Cause I start losing my head and then I get up in a panic
Remember when we were kids and always knew when to quit it
Are we denying a crisis or are we scared of admitting it?

I don’t want to know

I just want to run to you
And break off the chains and throw them away
I just want to be so much
And shake off the dust that turned me to rust
Sooner than later I’ll need a saviour
I’ll need a saviour

Stunning lyrics. Sweet vocals. Check out the video to SAVIOUR below.

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