Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Born this Way

So I bought the entirety of Lady Gaga's new album yesterday from Amazon for $.99, which was a deal that could not be passed up.

I have since listed to the album in its entirety (finally) and I definitely have a few words. (As promised)

I think I will make another post stating the songs individually and my thoughts about them when I have a little more time, but for now, I am just going to judge the album as a whole.

He beats are SPOT ON. She rocks a sound that reminds me of The Fame Monster but has till evolved from that into really danceable club hits. I am impressed by the diversity of sounds on the album. She played with new mediums, granted, some were not needed such as the sax in "Edge of Glory," but I have to commend her for doing something different.

I will say that the titles of her songs are a little poorly thought out. She has a song called "Highway Unicorn" and I was immediately turned off by the name so I listened to it close to last. Turns out, the song is actually decent. I think she should have thought of these sort of things, because a song called "Highway Unicorn" is probably not going to make it far on a chart. But it might. Maybe that is just a preference of mine.

Lyrically, I have to give the album a thumbs down. I was a little annoyed at the literal feel to her lyrics. "Poker Face" is a great example of a simple song that is dripping with double meaning. I was hoping to see a little more of that, but I did not. Everything is about exactly what it says it is about pretty much, which to me is sad because she is a great songwriter.

Some gems on the album: "You and I" (MY GOD this song is perfect), "Edge of Glory", and the German one. I know the name I just can't type that character.

So overall, worth my $.99? I think yes. Worth $13? I think that a buyer should preview the album first because I have a feeling that some people are going to love it, and some are going to hate it. There will be very little middle ground. This is Gaga. She is the queen of extremes.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm Alive!

Well, I am here to say that I survived the Rapture that didn't happen.

Hmmm. U Mad Harold Camping? Haha.

Anyway, yesterday got me to thinking that life could really end at any second, though it isn't likely that it will end with cataclysmic earthquakes that engulf 95% of the population after the believers are swept up, but it does end.

I wondered all day yesterday what I would do my last few hours on earth if I knew that everything was going to end for me or end for the world.

What would I eat? What would I wear? Where would I go? Who would be with me?

I am not sure I can answer these questions really, but I think that they are pretty important to answer before something does happen. I think that it shows priorities and etc. You know, important adult stuff.

Kind of a lame topic I know, but seriously, can you answer those questions?

Saturday, May 21, 2011


So today was a pretty big day in the world of politics.

The US has gained a new GOP candidate today.

Herman Cain. Check the link. He's legit, and a Tea Party fave. Joyous.


He will be joining Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich as the announced candidates, though there are several others to be coming out of the wood-work in the near future. (Mitt Romney was in SC today)

So yeah. It will be interesting to see who gets the nomination.

Happy Rapture Day!

I can't help but post about today's important public event, the Rapture.

What is the Rapture? The Rapture is the second coming of Christ, when he comes back to earth and takes the believers to heaven and leave the non-believers to die and suffer. (Read the Left Behind novels - not so terrible.)

Well one organization believes that today is the day that it happens.

Whatever. Obviously this is not happening today. Harold Camping has no idea what he is talking about. CLEARLY. He predicted this in 1994 as well.

And even if it does happen, I'm going looting. I need a new TV anyway. :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

What a Day


I apologize for my lack of posting.

Yesterday was a really busy day for me. I met with two representatives from St. Jude on behalf of the organization I started and was the president of: Epsilon Sigma Alpha. There are so many things happening in the near future that St. Jude and ESA are both a part of. I am truly excited to see what is in store!

Anyway, had the best lunch ever: Zunzi's. Oh man, soooooo good. It is a fusion cuisine, so it is a really good mix of Swedish, South African, Italian, and Danish cuisine.

I am a huge fan of this fusion movement. I think that it keeps food fresh and original. I love the fact that here in the states we can finally start to get some culture in our food. Plain on restaurants focused around one type of food are starting to get overdone, so I really appreciate the mixing and matching of different cultures.

I think it is a metaphor for the world. Everyone is starting to mix together now, so cultures will be more open and well, the food will be better :)

I will post about something more worthwhile later. :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Whole Album?!

So basically, I have good and bad news.

Lady Gaga decided that she is going to release the entirety of her album online, TODAY. Basically there is an online stream that you can access so many times before the songs are actually available for download.

Yes, this means that the album CAN be heard.

I personally think that this is a really stupid decision on her part, but hey, what do I know? I'm just saying that all of her songs are going to be available fore illegal download by the end of the night. (No, I do not download music this way and no I am not encouraging you to do so.)

I hope the rest of the album is better than what I have heard. And I hope that the recorded version of You and I is good, because if not it will break my heart. :(

I'll share some thoughts as I am able to hear them. :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Back to the Music

I have recently rediscovered a song that I enjoy.

Of course, I enjoy it a lot more now versus then, but I am so shocked at my lack of obsession with this song before now.

This song is super sexy and I just absolutely love it. Obviously I am just slow or something.

Regardless, I will post it here for you to listen to if you are new to the tune or if you already know it and are ready to fall in love again. :)