Monday, November 24, 2008

AMAs- a quick overview

The AMAs were on last night. They're not as epic as the VMAs, but they usually feature more relevant stuff then the Grammys. I watched almost all three hous worth so here's a quickie overview.

Taylor Swift- Her and Joe Jonas were both there and both performed. His wasn't anything about her but hers was about him and it was sufficiently awkward. (They just broke up FYI) She was the only one who lipsynched so..great job taylor. I do not like you. Granted, from what i hear, joe jonas is a slime ball and i should be on your side..but i just cannot get past your damn poodle hair and prom dresses. for gods sake. your hair doesn even look that good curly. wear it straight for once in your life. You always look like your heading to your junior prom.

Kanye- won the two he was nominated for. The first acceptance spech was what we expected..rambling..touch of arrogance. The second win, he beat wayne, and he gave his award to wayne! for his acceptance, he's like, I gotta give this award to wayne. last year i didnt get it but it was my year, this year was wayne's, so i gotta give it to him" WOW. when he doesnt get the awards he throws tantrums and when he gets them..he gives them away?

Miley- it was her 16th b day! and she rocked it out for her performance. freakin love her.

Beyonce- I HATE "If i were a boy" its sooooo dramatic. but, put a ring on it?? BOMB. ITs so upbeat and catchy..thats what she performed and she did the same crazy-ass hip moves she does in the vid anit was aMAZing. best performance of the night by my standards. pretty soon im gonna pull that video up on youtube in my room and close the blinds and master those moves.

Rihanna- She is my fashion icon but i was NOT feeling it tonight. Crazy baby doll/tablecloth dress on the red carpet and for her performance...a rhinestoned eyepatch. whaaat.

Nicole Scherzinger-I finally realized. Here's my epiphany- Nicole Scherzinger is the poor man's Kim Kardashinan.

Jordin Sparks- looked gorgeous. she is just glowing, all the time.

Annie Lennox- soo legendary. she did a really intimate performance and got a big ol important award..which i forgot what it was ofically named.

AANd Chris Breezy!- FINALLY this boy gets some recognition! He won some categories and took home the bigest one of the night, artist of the year? (i believe, i didnt take notes). After the VMAs rape, this was well deservd!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

T-Pain has worn out his welcome.

I can't believe I've gone this long at SPU without an angry ranting blog.

But anyways, i just got back ffrom a quickie 4 day visit to cali to see my dad,it was wonderful!

So yesterday, while at the Long Beach airport going thru security, I was wearing my T-WAYNE tank. One of the TSA guys asked me what it meant..he didnt know what it was or if it was for real (that they were really a "group" or something..)but I saw this other guy, maybe hispanic looking..in my head i was like, this guy knows what im talking about..and he asked me more about it and i just started talking about how wayne's done whole album collaborations before, like with Juelz Santana, "Cant feel my face" deal. anywhoo. The guy's like, yeah, but do you realy like T pain?

I'm like, well, not extremely, its more bout wayne. which is true. And this got me thinking, who REALLY likes t pain? like, a hardcore t pain fan. I dont think these such people exist. I don't know, he seemed fun at first..2007 belonged to T pain. no question. he probably had 12 major hits that got significant if not excessive radio play. But, if you know nothing about music, T pain is all about the collaborations. I dont think he's done a single song by himself. well, on his CDs obviosly, but all his 27 something radio hits, ALL collaborations. yung joc, akon, fabolous, kanye, wayne, dj khalid, ludacris..list goes on. Even still now with all his overexposire, if you want a hit, you know the question you first ask: "...can we get t pain?" you get it.

But! heres the thing, take away whatever name it is that T pain is collaborating with..and no one gives a shit about t pain! All he sings about its drinks (dranks)! or occasionally girls. its ridiculous. its NOTHING of substance. He's a fun loving party drank kind of guy and because of that image he brings a great energy to his collabo songs. but its getting old. t pain is a one trick pony! the autotune! ...heres my thesis, T pain has solidified that idea that the auto-tune is to the first ten years of 2000 what the synth was to the 80s. Its official. it started off slow with cher and her "believe" song with those effects..a few other people dabbled, b ut now it's a full blown era of auto tune. Kanye just did his whole "808s and Heartbreak" Cd in autotune, Britney did it hella in her last two albums, Blackout and Circus..and the last probably 5 big relased Wayne songs have it. It's cool...but its getting old. thats all im saying.

Actually, what I was trying to say was that T-Pain has worn out his welcome and nobody really likes him.