May 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
I am so sorry that I have been a terrible blogger! My last two posts were so long ago, and even those were belated from the date of their brainstormed thought conceptions in my mind.
I promise that I will get back on my game this summer and might possibly come up with an even more cooler, better, AWESOMER theme of awesomeness to chit chat about :)
April 24, 2011 § 1 Comment
This kid, is just too freaking adorable! Like really though, I’m surprised he isn’t on MTV doing interviews on all the numerous talk shows with a crowd full of girls just swooning at every syllable coming out of his mouth.
But, could you really make fun of that ridiculous image of girls just drooling over his every word after you hear him saranading this lovely diddy?…
….seriously…there is no way that boys that think like this are still in existence; and if Cris Cab is the last one that has the kahones to sing about how adorably true it is that quality is far better than quantity in a short skirt and a cakeface full of makeup….well then he needs to watch out, because there are too many girls over here in California who would love to have him personally saranade them…including me!
It’s just the cutest little song ever! And if I have to fly all the way out to Miami just to see him play a show (since he really needs to step up his game and come to California…hint hint, NUDGE NUDGE)…well then it looks like Emily and I are going to have to pack up our bags because, we’ll be leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when we’ll get back again….
March 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’m sorry Kanye, but this kid just murdered your song!
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you someone that I see nothing but big things for; Cris Cab! On good ‘ol twitter, I saw for a good like 3 or 4 months that somebody (not going to name names lolo haha) was posting “Black and Yellow” over and over again. Personally, not thanks, that song annoys the hell out of me. So, stubborn Courtney refused to click on the link because I thought “this Wiz or whatever he calls himself doesn’t need me to add to his views count on youtube, so no, I will not click this link!” Little did I know, it wasn’t the Wiz character, it was this brand spanking new artist Cris Cab!
A little bit of reggae, and a whole lot of soul and raw energy, this Miami native is a force to be taken seriously! He has a way in both of his covers (which are quite the youtube sensations now) to take the song form each respective artist, and work it so that its the same song and you can sing/rap along as you normally would, but he adds positivity and good vibes to it. No longer do I have to hear about “bitches” because this young man lived up to the gentlemen exterior and changed it to ladies :) good kid right there!
But seriously, how can you not love an acoustic guitar, horns, and the spirit of Miami in a song? You can’t not love it!!!
Keep up the good work Mr. Cab! Can’t wait to hear the next cover!!!!
ps….a good like 800 views are probably thanks to me and my friends who have been obsessively watching the video I posted on fbook….hahaha YOU’RE WELCOME!
March 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
Getting criticism from some (douchbags) for sounding too similar to the crazy little punk band that goes by the name of Green Day, I say…F all those hating losers! This song is amazazing!
My favorite track, hands down off of their new album Postcard From Paradise, The Supervillains are freaking awesome! And if you know me, you know exactly what my favorite part of the song is….hahaha
It’s one of those parts when you just make a goofy face, some arm gestures to get into the rastaman mood, and shout out in your deepest “eh brah” voice possible “WELL I’M STUCK IN THE MIDDLE, IN THE MIDDLE I’M STUCK!”
Yup, just from that part of the song, I was hooked :)
So enjoy The Supervillains awesomeness that is currently blasting through my headphones! Love this band, and love love LOVE this song :)
March 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
Well, here I am again, and still quite confuzzled by this band. As a follow up to the post I made about the leaked song “Miss You” by The Holdup, this post is dedicated to the new gem of awesomeness that they have put out called “Looks Is Deceiving.”
I LOVE THIS SONG!!! Mostly because it speaks to the rasta, grooving, hair shaking part of my soul that always shines when a sick reggae track caresses my eardrums…ahhhh so nice :)
If the world of hip hop and the world of reggae were to have a baby, this song would be the lovechild. It is just amazing. But again I am left totally confused by The Holdup…
The majority of their songs hit the more poppy sound than reggae, and if you were even to ask them how they would classify their sound, they would say pop….but this my friends is not pop! Not in any form of the word! Pop is Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, artists who secretly whisper sex and the truth about relationships and the cycle of love into their lyrics….The Holdup DOES NOT DO THAT!
Mr. Garmany’s whinny lyrics perfectly fit into the weird (good weird, not bad weird) world of reggae, their lyrics don’t try and nicely say how a boy’s mind works. Their honesty, catchy lyrics, and (HELLO) reggae vibes have put them into a category that they just can’t get out of! YOU ARE A REGGAE BAND! In every song you can hear hints of Mr. Marley’s steevy melodies, hypnotizing dub beats, and all around positive energy…well as long as the song isn’t centered at saying F YOU to an ex.
So, in conclusion to my Holdup rant of the century trying to figure out what type of mythical musical monster they are, I am still confused. If those boys ever get out of the reggae business, it will be a sad day for the world of reggae! They have that unique interesting extra something to keep us fans on our feet. Their melodies and lyrical masterpieces are the perfect thing to not only expand the image of reggae music to more than dreadlocks and weed, but they also keep all of our musical bubbles open to expand.
Expand so that they don’t get boring and stagnant listening to the same song over and over, just mixed differently by different bands. Expand so that the reggae souls wandering this world can give pop a second chance, and so the anti reggae people out there can give reggae another chance. EXPAND!!!! Expand your minds, and keep them open so that if you are stuck in a rasta bubble you can give a new genre and new sound another chance and vise versa for the anti-reggae generation.
I love The Holdup…but they still keep me completely confused….literally, I think this new album (Still Gold, out on iTunes on April 26thd) is going to be an epic orgy of every single genre in music; creating something that we have all truly never heard before.
Keep on Keepin’ on and producing amazing tracks guys!…but can you just pick a genre? haha or at least the “majority” genre so that I can explain what the F you are to people with a little more intelligence? Because as of now the convo goes:
“What is The Holdup’s sound all about?”
–“To tell you the truth, I have no clue…but they’re awesome!”
March 16, 2011 § Leave a comment
GOODBYE NASTY QUARTER OF GROSSNESS!!!! I am so GLAD you are finally over!!!!!! Time to celebrate and dance around a little, and then go be stupid weirdo leprochauns in Disney Land tomorrow!!!!!! ADIOS! A BUH-BYE! PEACE OUT! GOODBYE! SEE YOU NEVER EVER EVER AGAIN winter quarter 2011!!!!!
a very very happy and stoked out of her mind that this deathly quarter is finally dunzo…