Posts Tagged ‘Quote of the Day’

P!NK GETS GRITTY / MAKES MEMORABLE ACTING DEBUT IN ‘THANKS FOR SHARING’

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

P!nk and mom, Judy Moore, at the premiere of Thanks For Sharing

Thoroughly enjoyed the acting debut of Alecia Moore (P!nk) in Thanks For Sharing, an honest and heartwarming film centering around the lives of recovering sex addicts.

P!nk’s on-screen character felt endearing and authentic, and her open energy was undeniably present. It was nice to see such a beloved performer through a different set of lens.

The movie’s theme reminded me of a hidden gem — and one of my personal favorite P!nk records — the emotionally gritty Long Way To Happy. The track was never released as a single, but its potent honesty continues to help those in need.

Says P!nk:

“I know a lot of people that have been abused and/or molested and/or fucked over by someone close to them. And I’m no exception. And that’s that song.”

Long Way To Happy below + the trailer for Thanks For Sharing following.

MUST-SEE: ASHTON KUTCHER’S UNEXPECTED TEEN CHOICE ACCEPTANCE SPEECH! #TRUTH

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful, and being generous. Everything else is crap, I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it! Be smart, be thoughtful, and be generous.”

-Chris Kutcher

Thank you, Christopher Ashton Kutcher, for making my day!

DOLLY, JUST CUZ

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

“The only way I’d be caught without makeup is if my radio fell in the bathtub while I was taking a bath and electrocuted me and I was in between makeup at home. I hope my husband would slap a little lipstick on me before he took me to the morgue.”

-Dolly Parton

LEANN RIMES BECOMES HUMAN ON NEW ‘SPITFIRE’ RELEASE

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

“Someone said to me yesterday that this album is like taking a knife and stabbing myself in public. And it’s true — I’m letting everyone watch while I rip my guts out. There was not an ounce of me left to put on this record. It was the most fearless I’ve ever been, in anything that I’ve ever done.

“After people have written my life for me for the last four and a half years — and it doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not, it’s what sells the most magazines that week — this was the first time I could dig into my emotions and write from this perspective, and not have to apologize for being human. A lot of people don’t see me as that, and haven’t for a long time.”

-LeAnn Rimes
On new album Spitfire

This is the most honest record I’ve heard in years. LeAnn Rimes has taken the pain of tabloid fodder and created an album that solidifies her place as one of the greatest female performers in country music. Her voice is crystal clear and her nails are sharp. Not many women could have handled the sexist double standard in this situation the way that she has. She is no longer a child prodigy but a female pioneer, tearing down the celebrity walls and revealing a vulnerable human being underneath.

Two of my favorite tracks from Spitfire below: Who We Are (tear-felt live performance) + the incredible Where I Stood following.

Painfully gorgeous!

[Related Post: Rimes Releases Stunning Ballad To Ex-Husband]

P!NK WOWS ON TRUTH ABOUT LOVE TOUR

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

“I’m hoarse tonight, so I’m gonna need a lot of love to get through, but I don’t cancel shows and I don’t lip-sync because that’s bullshit.”

-Pink, Live from the Izod Center
#TruthAboutLoveTour

Seeing Pink over the weekend changed my life. While her acrobatic skills were out of this world, and yes, it was mind-blowing to see her fly around a stadium packed with 20,000 people, it was her vulnerably naked songs that sent me over the edge. Songs like Who Knew and Perfect, emotionally belted through a microphone, wearing a simple white gown while sitting next to an acoustic guitar. Because the truth is, Pink doesn’t need the sing upside down to prove that she has talent. That’s just the icing on the cake.

[Related Post: P!nk Creates Flawless Piece Of Art]

FIONA REALNESS

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

[Fiona, Live From Terminal 5!]

CONVERSATION W/ ALANIS MORISSETTE

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Last night, I attended ‘A Conversation with Alanis Morissette,’ hosted by Rolling Stone editor Anthony DeCurtis. Yup! Little ol’ me was in the presence of music biz royalty, y’all!

Besides a few awkward moments, the entire conversation was blistering and brilliant. Alanis spoke with such eloquence and depth, that at times, I felt like my brain was freezing with splendidness.

The woman is so deep, she’s a gaping hole! (Compliment, people.)

But for real, besides the fact that she’s been a revolutionary comet for women in music, she also came across as enlightened and vulnerably potent; an undeniably genuine human being.

Below are a few of my favorite quotes from the night:

“I feel like I have these gifts, and if I don’t use them, things start to go terribly wrong.”

“We’re all expressing pieces of God every day, whether we know it or not.”

“The songwriting process is exhausting and effortless at the same time.”

“I’m an alpha woman – and there’s tons of us – and at one point, we would have been burned at the stake and had our heads chopped off, but now we’re being championed. There’s never been a greater time to be a woman.”

“Marriage and committed relationships are a hotbed for healing.”

Love her!

Havoc and Bright Lights, Morissette’s eighth studio album, is out now.

RAY CHARLES, JUST CUZ

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


I have a little too much fun making these, you guys.

And admit it, you lurve it!

[Related: Chiddy Bang Drop Feel-Good Song Of The Summer]

NEW OBSESSION: for KING & COUNTRY

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


The Christian music scene isn’t usually stomping grounds for the most innovative or unique artists. However, brothers Joel and Luke of for King & Country are the exception to the rule. Together, they have the potential to change the genre completely, leading a new wave of fresh and interesting Christian talent who not only fuse real, passionate faith into their music, but do it in a way that’s modern and refreshing.

Their philosophy is simple: “The power of music can impact our mood, emotions, our day. But when you merge the strength of music with the heart, hope and passion of the Gospel…it has the ultimate power not only to change someone’s day, but to impact them for eternity. This is why we write music and sing songs – we hope that people will be moved, encouraged and stirred to live a life for Someone greater than themselves.”

I friggin’ love their debut album! Def. a record you need to be playing.

Check out a live performance of my favorite track from the release below, the emotionally charged The Proof Of Your Love.

Ummm, yeah… These boys are nothing short of incredible!

Beautiful stuff.

YESSUM

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

JESUS CHRIST, MIKA’S TOO ADORABLE!

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Wotyougot recently chatted it up with the cutie pie that is Mika, discussing his upcoming third album The Origin Of Love + his new relationship, his career, music piracy, and a little song he wrote for Madonna’s new album called Gang Bang:

“It was full of all these statements that my grandfather used to say, like a fish out of water, like a bat out of hell, things like you may think it’s you I like the most but I’m just keeping my enemies close. These are all things that my granddad used to say. He was kind of this burly Arab guy who lived in New York. Madonna heard this song because William Orbit presented it to her, and I didn’t know. As far as I was concerned it was just a song that I was writing for myself, and then Madonna liked it and she recorded her version and in the end she adapted it. I was never in the studio with Madonna. The song got changed I think countless times and in the end it was called ‘Gang Bang’, probably because there was so many people that worked on it and it’s kind of cool. I think it’s probably my favorite thing off that last record. It’s kind of grown up in a weird sort of way. It’s got this bitterness about it which is kind of cool to hear from her.”

Interview + Make You Happy vid below.

PERRY FARRELL DISSES RECORD LABELS

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


Word!

Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell recently fired off at record labels in an interview with Fuse TV at the Beale Street Music Festival.

Said Perry: “I blame the record companies, because I feel that most of the record companies are really lame, and they’ve done their best to destroy really good music. I don’t say that begrudgingly because I’m in a good place. I’ll be fine, but the young musicians are the ones that aren’t getting signed because they’re not pop idiots, and that’s the sad part about it. They’re trying to find a pop sensation to appeal to tweens, whoever is gonna buy the record. Who buys records anymore? Tweens, because they don’t know any better, they don’t know how to steal a record yet.”

He continued: “If you go to a festival, those people [alternative rock bands] are filling the bill. So it’s really the record companies that are a bunch of losers and don’t know what they’re talking about.”

Watch the interview below.

CHERYL LOVES BEYONCE + MEN W/ INK

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

i-D online recently spoke to pop singer Cheryl Cole and confirmed her love for two things: Beyonce and men with tattoos.

Said the beautiful Miss Cole: “I love Beyonce. I just think she’s such a beautiful person inside and out. Aside from what she does on stage — which is just incredible — I like her as a woman. She’s empowering.”

The UK pop starlet also spoke on how she’s attracted to men with ink: “It’s like body art, and I think it’s reflective of somebody’s personality. I don’t know what it is. I’m always attracted to people with body art.”

Um, hello! We’re practically the same person!

Saucy new track Make You Go, available on A Million Lights – Super Deluxe Edition, out today in the UK! + the above-mentioned interview following.

KATY PERRY IS SUCH A TWINK!

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


And even so, I love me some Katy!

“I thought it was important for me to show everything in between. Sometimes, people think we’re perfect, but we know we’re not perfect at all. When you start breaking down the idea, to achieve your dream, [you think you] have to be perfect or flawless or live in a fantasy world. I put everything into the film in the most tasteful way. It’s about how I got there, and the ride along the way, which can be bumpy, but is mostly extremely fun.”

-Miss Thang
On her upcoming docufilmthingy [via Ellen]

[Related Post: 1:38 Mark = Teehee]

JAY-Z SUPPORTS MARRIAGE EQUALITY

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Kudos, Mr. Knowles!

“It’s the right thing to do. I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”

–Jay-Z on Obama’s support of gay marriage