Day: March 21, 2013

Earworm: Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake

I wasn’t much of a JT fan back in the day, but slowly and surely, his music remained popular enough to be replayed on the radio and satellite radio.  Not only does he get airtime, but he was getting screen presence, with a few movies here and there, and his frequent guest spots on SNL.  Hearing his music throughout the years just kinda sank in my consciousnesses, and I slowly transformed from being a hater to being a fan.  He is simply an amazing performer, not just singing, but, his on screen presence is great.  He is this era’s Frank Sinatra (ok, not quite there yet, but, he is becoming a legend in his own right).  Even his new song, ‘Suit and Tie‘, when I first heard it, I was like,  “WTF?!”, then it grew on me, and I hum it a lot, maybe because it does get a lot of play on commercials also, but, it’s not like Bruno, or the Lady Gaga’s.  It does not get over killed, and his song’s are just that much better.

Sexy Back remains my favorite track of his.  Can’t quite figure out why, but it is.

[youtube http://youtu.be/Fz1BXF7bVpM]

Here’s a barbershop quartet version he did with Jimmy Fallon

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD8tGWIqA-c]

and the SNL Digital Short Trilogy that is just hilarious.

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Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #11 “Crush” by Pendulum

I remember vividly the day The Big Cheese and I saw Linkin Park at Madison Square Garden a couple of days before my birthday two years ago, February 4, 2011. The concert was nationally televised on Fuse.

What wasn’t televised, however, were the opening bands. Does It Offend You, Yeah? and Pendulum.

People I know have heard of DIOYY, but seldom do I know of anyone that has heard Pendulum before.

The guy sitting behind The Big Cheese and I didn’t stop pestering us about Pendulum. Telling us about how his sister had introduced him to the band and about how they’d be the best part of the concert. He was wrong, but nevertheless, Pendulum did turn out to be a fantastic band. Too bad they couldn’t get a good crowd reaction, the only crowd there to enjoy it was the pit.

Here’s a song from them for you to listen to.

Oh, and Pendulum has gone on hiatus.

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #12 “Good Life” by Kanye West feat. T-Pain

Ah, ‘Ye’s second appearance on this list. I remember my ‘cousin’ Ira always saying “summertime Chi” whenever he could, and I never fully understood where he was getting that until I heard this autotuned monstrosity.

I’m not saying I don’t like this song by calling it a monstrosity. In fact, I mean that in the most complimentary way possible, if any. Seriously. T-Pain’s autotuned voice just makes the song for me.

The video makes the song that much better. I don’t know if you know, but I do want to go to an art school to pursue graphic design and illustration, and the graphics in the video just blew my mind. The kind of stuff done in it is intense, man. Also, I’ve really been trying to up my wardrobe, clothing and fashion design/style has become a rather intriguing area for me lately. Kanye is usually seen wearing outrageous outfits, but his clothes in the video are so clean and subtle. I’m a fan of subtle.