Victoria Beckham is the next face to appear on the cover of Vogue Magazine UK. Included in the issue is a twelve-page spread, shot by Nick Knight. The shoot is considered a rare honor, seeing as Vogue’s cover is usually only reserved for professional models. The magazine is due on the racks in April. So stick that in your Prada pipe and smoke it, Mr. Blackwell.
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You may not have heard of this, so I’m posting the song. Kate Nash’s B-Sides (this offering coming from the Foundations single) all seem to be the quirkiest…I wish they were included on the main CD. Kate’s track is very Regina, combining a mix of piano and percussion, as well as silly little vocal exercises I’ve come to love from both the little Brit and little Russo, respectively. The song’s name, “Habanera,” is a type of Cuban music with a certain type of rhythm. Don’t worry, I had to look that one up.
Now, in my defense, I only came to learn of this song after hearing it relentlessly on an employee’s mix tape at the school bookstore. I didn’t know who was singing, but I knew what the CD was called: Euro-Pop Trash Mix. Needless to say, my interest piqued.
Finally, I decided I simply had to know who sang this. I was almost positive it was a guy. I went to Google, typed the main lyrics to the chorus, and hit Search. After peeling my jaw off the floor and batting away the visions of schoolgirls pointing and laughing (“THEY’RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU” Exorcist moment), I decided to take it like a man and realize the source of this oh-so-pleasing melody: Cher.
Yes, Cher, damnit. Cher it is. But enough about Cher. More importantly, this song. Which was released in 2001, and sounds relevant enough to be considered “new” in today’s waning pop industry. “The Music’s No Good Without You” is a super-slick, addictive mid-tempo track that almost reminds me of “Only This Moment” by Royksopp. Except not. It’s a builder that starts off insanely low in volume, and then chugs right along into Euro-trance PERFECTION. The sheer amount of vocal effects pumped into this production make it almost impossible not to ignore. It’s truly delicious and all shades of camp, so I suggest that you at least click the link and hear the preview at the download site to get at least a taste. I can’t promise perfection, but I can promise some goat-like Diva warbling by the end of the song that is completely undeniably Cher. And who doesn’t like to lip-synch to that, really?
You’ll thank me later. I know it.
By the way, this is what enablers sounds like. Scroll down to the Sam Lutfi/Britney Spears interview.
Listen to hear Sam Lutfi, Britney’s “manager” and life-size douche, live on On Air with Ryan Seacrest for KIISfm. It’s piggish and disgusting, and continues to prove to the world how much of an absolute low life he truly is. Additionally, listen to random schmuck Chad talk about their shopping excursion at midnight yesterday. It’s all so convoluted and terribly, terribly unsettling. I don’t know what to make of it anymore, besides the fact that there are three or four shady men, a barrage of paparazzo scumbags, befriending her and profiting off of every move she makes by signaling their respective photo agencies whenever they’re on the move. All while she’s completely and utterly broken inside. Almost certainly heading for disaster (as if we weren’t there already) in my opinion…
Perfect. HEART STATION has finally been leaked, and it’s shaping up to be an instant classic for me. The introduction starts off almost exactly like “æ—¥æ›œã®æœ,” and breaks away almost as quickly with layered English ad-libs lightly floating above the song’s stratosphere. I’m absolutely in love with this song. It’s like a warm little blend of “COLORS” and something from Deep River. The chorus is absolute seduction, and added strings really serve to enhance the enveloping feeling of warm sensuality. Not to mention the reverb ad-libbing around the song’s conclusion, which remind me of Cher’s “The Music’s No Good Without You.” Yes, I realize I just mentioned Cher. Now I’ll have to back that up in an additional post.
Anyway, what a wonderful single release this turned out to be! Click below to download the track.
EDIT: More exciting news! Utada has announced that the next Japanese album is due to be released March 17th, 2008. Get your pre-orders in now everyone!! Lord knows it may come with a dangly keychain or something equally invaluable. And I am not taking any chances this time.
And please don’t forget to pre-order Utada’s new album at YesAsia.