Eoghan Quigg is on the threshold of releasing his first single, a bizarre song which seems to exclusively comdemn social media users.
Or is it the songwriters' lame attempt to score some relevance by name dropping MySpace and Facebook?
The lyrics accuse devotees of these sites of being pasty-faced losers: witness the lyrics "does your snow-white skin ever see the sunshine?" Then he launches into a blast about those sites all being a waste of time. I'm totally scandalised! How does a teenager go about ripping the crap out of social media users?
Let's face it, Eoghan made good use of Bebo to help him progress through X Factor. This Bebo fan page has almost 20,000 fans. Only another 8,000 friends before Eoghan officially thinks everybody on Bebo is a tosser! Oh, what a stupid mistake - to let a 17 year old sing a song about how Internet users are shit. A very Victor Meldrew thing to do.
What do you think?
The thing is, her next single Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) is a total about turn. It’s the first sign of GaGa as chameleon. Why? Because it’s got quite a sweet, non-threatening melody and a fun video.
OK, all the Lady GaGa staples are bundled in: wacky hair, bizarre sunglasses and questionable pant-revealing clothing.
Wow! White Horse reprises the fairytale imagery that Taylor Swift established in Love Story, but with none of the upbeat romance or indeed a happy ending.
Even those warm golden tones of the Love Story video subside to colder colours and a video which is interrupted by little bits of dialogue. Especially where Taylor’s girlfriend drops a bombshell on her: yes, her perfect man is cheating.
I keep referring to the previous single, because this makes me question the order the two singles were released in: surely White Horse - the sad, cynical ballad about broken hearts should have come first? Then she could have followed with Love Story and there’d have been a degree of redemption involved. One song about heartbreak followed by a song about true love.
Shocking as it may seem, but this is the first ever time I’ve written about The Script, despite actually liking the band a lot.
Talk You Down is the fourth single from the band’s self-titled debut album. The video see the band performing on a rooftop that doesn’t look like downtown Dublin. In fact, their videos seem to be mostly set in American cities, possibly a thinly-veiled desire to be ‘big in America’?
Down on the ground, frontman Danny O’Donoghue is chasing down his enormously upset girlfriend. She’s in a taxi (did Perez Hilton get out of that cab at the start?), he’s in a car. The chase is on as he tries to find her through the city streets.
Taylor Swift’s Love Story should have all my cynical senses tingling right now. You’ve got that Disney Princess dress Miss Swift is wearing in the video, the overblown sentimentality and the ballroom fantasy sequence. I could really choke on the lyrics: “Marry me, Juliet, you’ll never have to be alone.”
But - you knew there was going to be a ‘but’, didn’t you? - the slight country-rock vibe, the hints of a banjo being plucked somewhere in the background, and the idealistic but very cute video story.
This years XFACTOR tour, in my humble opinion, has got to be the best ever.
its the old cliche and we hear it year after year but without a shadow of a doubt the massive stageproduction for the series 5 tour with the talent appearing on it is by far incredibly better than its ever been. Even the so-called rejected auditionees stood and held there own on stage and entertained us to the max.
The spiky-ended Metallica logo is one of the most instantly recognizable logos in rock. It's been cast in metal, rendered in marble, and almost completely invisible on the Black Album cover.
You may or may not know this, but James Hetfield designed the original Metallica logo way back in the dark ages of the band. The classic design brings the beginning and end letters into long, sharp points, while the letters in the middle have a solid, block appearance. The only deviation is the middle 'A', which seems to lean up against the 'L' which follows it.
Most people's first glimpse of the Metallica logo would have been on their 1983 debut album, Kill 'Em All. This is the logo at its most simple: no textures, just flat red text framing the top of the album cover.
This fits in quite well with the stark black, white and red picture of a bloodstained hammer. It also established a precedent where the band's name would frame whatever image they put on the album cover.
I went to see the much-anticipated Watchmen film yesterday. I popped out in my lunch break anticipating longer queues than usual for the first night showing and it's lucky I did because when I went back in the evening - the queue might have dwindled but the showing was sold out.
I went as a film fan having never read the graphic novel. I remember reading that it was a graphic novel that would probably never be translated onto screen - but that was after the wheels had been set into motion into making the film (and boy was that process been long with so many different actors and directors attached up til now). I went not expecting much from it - for it to be good in a comic book action type way but nothing more than that.
There are differences between comic books and graphic novels though, such as a deeper level of characterization and more complex storylines, and I'm aware of that but I did expect it to be more in the vein of Spider-man than 300 (also directed by Zack Snyder) mostly because of that superhero connection.
With Jades Goody's wedding being televised this week on Living TV and her battle being recorded right until the end, we have to ask ourselves has reality tv gone too far. It certainly shows a huge amount of strenght for her to show her weakest and most terrifying moments to the public, concluding her career in the way which it began. As her battle becomes more intense, "Jade" will certainly become more controversial as it is reality tv, in many eyes, gone wrong.
I think that if people have serious reservations about this show, then they know not to watch it. Jades wishes to live the last days of her life on front of the camera by right, are being granted. Its a show which is close to many peoples hearts for many reasons whether you are a Goody fan or not. Its a show that is spreading a huge amount of Cancer awareness more than any official ad campaign. For the first time we are truelly seeing "reality tv" as nothing about this battle is scripted and for the first time its shows a vunerability in a way which makes it a tv first.
If memory serves me right, a U2 world tour is a big deal. I think the last time they invaded Belfast was the Zooropa tour. I could be wrong.
The latest buzz if that the band have announced a new world tour in support of their No Line On The Horizon album. According to Billboard, the Kiss The Future tour will kick off on 30th June in Barcelona and take the foursome on a stadium-razing jaunt to major cities all around the globe.
It’s a groundbreaking tour with production that includes a 360-degree audience configuration, ambitious staging, and a cylindrical video screen. “We’re very excited about the idea to go on the road with this album,” the Edge says. “It’s an album that I think is going to translate so well to the live context. The songs we’ve tried in rehearsal are sounding fantastic, so that’s got everyone really fired up.”