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Am I…

Posted by lanktank on December 16, 2009

a loser for not knowing half these song?

In fact, don’t answer me. I couldn’t take anymore snark remarks. I mean, I haven’t had any per say but I don’t feel like any at all. I’m already working the whole of December… isn’t that pooey enough? Pooey or Pooie?

Anyways, have a gander…

http://www.saidthegramophone.com/archives/best_songs_of_2009.php

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SA Idols Top Ten Review

Posted by lanktank on March 8, 2009

Everyone I know is talking about this year’s Idols (that’s a lie, no one I know is talking about it) but it’s still pretty big so I thought, a lot has progressed since my last entry on SA Idol’s 2009 and it’s about time for another.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I haven’t watched the show since my last entry a month ago. So I don’t have anyone in particular I like, or any history or pre-watching with these current contestants. All I know is that we’re down to the final top ten contestants and first up is a girl named:

1. Ntsepa: She seemed sweet and her voice was good. She’s also very pretty and probably a genuinely nice person. I didn’t think it was as amazing as what the judges did but enjoyable none the less.

2. Lendel: God I hate this song so much. He’s busy singing that “you are my, my, my, my lady… something” song. So unfortunate if someone picks a song that you can’t stand; you automatically favour that person less. Which is what has happened here: His voice isn’t THAT bad, but the song sucks, he keeps letting out these little yelps of excitement… “Woo! Hoo! Yoo!” and the way he keeps, signalling to the crowd to cheer louder: Annoying. And he just yelped again! He sounds like a tortured poodle. Stop it!

Now we get about 17 promo’s and sponsorships between singers performances. It’s not even done tastefully. Let’s cross over to this amazing spa and listen to the contestants talk about how great it is to be in the top ten while getting their eyebrows tinted.

3.  Sasha-Lee: I thought not bad but sort of phased out while M.O. and Dee were asking me if I’d heard of tonight’s M-Net 8pm movie and whether or not I liked it – until I suddenly became irritable and wasn’t sure why. Then I realised, it was Sasha-Lee, reaching the peak of the song… loud…too loud. A shite Celine Dion song choice too. Yuk.

4. Thembi: A Mariah Carey number, “You’ll always be my baby.” Everyone is picking the cheesiest, corniest songs. Why? What was the theme for this week? Pop Song Disasters for our time? Again, I didn’t love it but the judges love them all. Maybe the tuning from live singing to television isn’t right. Like sound waves or something. I’m serious because everyone sounds bleh! But she was probably second best so far… first being Ntsepa.

Who is this presenter? I’m trying to like her, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t. I can’t put my finger on it, but when I watch her I feel like scratching the skin off my arm, at least until I can see bone. Is this a good thing to be experiencing? Oh, she’s just said Cameron is up next and the girls seem to have gone ballistic. I think I remember him from last time… also I know Luwie loves him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bullet for my who?

Posted by lanktank on February 27, 2009

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As a lot of you know “My Coke Fest” (Zero Fest isn’t working for me) is coming up soon. The obvious main attraction for most of us to go to My Coke Fest is the chance to see some international bands, and this year will be no different with a line-up consisting of Oasis, Snow Patrol, Panic at the Disco, Red Jump Suit Apparatus and Bullet for my Valentine.

Now it’s Bullet for my Valentine that seems to be puzzling me only because everyone keeps asking, “Who are they?”And I keep on replying, “How do you not know?”

But how can I expect anyone to know who they are, considering the fact that I don’t think 5FM (Official Coke Fest Sponsor) has actually ever played a Bullet for my Valentine song on their radio station. Don’t you think they could play at least one song every now and again? It makes perfect sense to me but tragically I don’t think it’s occurred to them. I suppose they have to keep meeting their endless quota of the same top 40 pop songs that they play everyday. Heaven forbid we hear something different.

And on that note here’s my low down on Bullet for my Valentine:

They’re a heavy metal band, so expect aggressive guitars and thumping bass and drums, not drum and bass, that’s different. Also if you’re a Britney fan it’s best to stop reading here, I don’t think that they’re the band for you. You can go back to your Barbie dolls and pink dresses, no harm done.

Well about the band; originally they’re from Bridgend, in Wales and cite their influences as being: Metallica, Pantera, Machine Head, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Judas Priest and Megadeth etc. etc. So if you like any of these bands then definitely check them out. It’s not often that South Africa gets metal bands here so if you don’t watch them, don’t expect more bands to come. Currently the band has two albums: “The Poison”, and “Scream, Aim, Fire”

I thought I’d ease you in to their music so here’s the video for one of their older songs, “All these things that I hate (Revolve around me)”

Bit chilled, but I’ll post a heavier song in the future.


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