Kate Beaton did a comic about Janet Jackson’s “Nasty” ALL THE THINGS I LOVE ARE SLAMMING INTO EACH OTHER AND HAVING EACH OTHER’S BABIES
I’m kind of all about this cover concept. I’d have personally approached the same concept in a different way, but this post is remarkably generous with their thoughts on why they took this tack. Very cool. (And yes, it’s better than the REALITY cover.) (via Pitchfork)
OK, so this is gonna be a must-read: Rihanna’s label are flying one hundred press flacks to seven countries in seven days, on Rihanna’s tour plane, to document her album-launch press tour. Popjustice is one of those journalists, and they’re blogging about it. This is either a chance to do an AMAZING week of posts about the modern pop machine, OR it is a chance for Popjustice to do that thing where they skirt up to greatness and then get really, really lazy and don’t do anything with it under cover of being nonchalant. So, uh, don’t do that last one, and this is gonna work out great, guys.
Summer still isn’t over! This song proves it!
OK, yeah, I’m golf-clapping this one, despite the fact that Slimer is OBVIOUSLY the correct choice from Ghostbusters, not Stay Puft, and he is OBVIOUSLY #1, even though the #1 they settled on is a very, very strong pick.
WHERE ARE ALL THE EXTRA “LIKE” BUTTONS THIS REQUIRES
I would actually watch The Voice for that. But, admittedly, I am going through a weird Usher phase at the moment. (And I’m always a six pack and a shove away from going through a weird Shakira phase.)
The thing a lot of people know about Meat Loaf is that he would do anything for love, oh, he would do anything for love, yes he would do anything for love but he won’t do ‘that.’
For some reason, probably radio editing, there’s a myth that ‘that’ is non-specific. The full version of I’d Do Anything For Love has an entire section that deals with what, precisely, Meat Loaf won’t do.
The Meat’verse has complicated honour mechanic; while you might be bad for good, you also have certain principles, to distinguish you from the nebulous beasts and wolves with red roses. The hero is unable to settle down- the ultimate Dean (or Deanna) Winchester*- but has to cling to things against all sense. So far so trope-stuffed.
I’d Do Anything For Love’s central arc is similarly standard on some levels; the hero is strong and brave and etc. but tragically unloved. In a mild twist on the usual Meat’verse formula, the potential paramour is actually coming along with the hero, at least for some of the way, it seems. Time for some In Depth Lyrical Examination-
So here’s a post that seems totally sponsored but totally isn’t!
If you have an AppleTV, and I have zero idea how many people do, really, this thing is kinda terrific. Free, on-demand HD concerts, from London, a new one every day. The production values are excellent, way better than you’d ever expect to get with some of these acts. I am watching a super-high-quality Bat For Lashes live set (with new-album material) right now! I watched Charli XCX the other day! MAGICAL.
(It works on iPhone and iPad too, but seeing these on a big TV does not suck, let me tell you.)
(Apple, you may now send me free things in return for this very valuable and authentic peer-to-peer outreach. Cash works too.)
(it sounds like this new Bat For Lashes album is going to rule, by the way.)
(This is a lot of parenthetical afterthoughts for one post.)
This is not an article I was expecting to read when I woke up this morning.
Two immediate thoughts:
(1) This is a prank, right?
(2) I would absolutely go on this, let’s make plans now.