~ I LOVED Josie and the Pussycats! (Haha- I can’t link to anything because I can’t open anything on my work internet. It’s blocked!) I’ve rented so many new releases that I’ve had to venture and I am SO glad I chose this movie. Classic advertising crap. Loved the point. Loved the idea. Loved the execution of the idea. Cute, funny, poignant and awesome all around. Not to mention, it’s the music biz. Right up my alley. And I feel like I understood even more since the Taxi rally. Something tells me this movie will make it into my home collection sometime soon.
~ I bought and watched Sweet Home Alabama last week. It’s just a darn cute girlie flick, and I LIKE IT!
~ I had avoided renting Twisted with Samuel L. Jackson and Ashley Judd. I like both actors, but these roles seemed the stereotypes they are falling into. And indeed, they were. I gave the movie a 3 out of 5 just because the storyline was still interesting and the acting itself good. It was just ultimately boring because I felt “been there done that” with the actors. Make sense?
~ I’m totally diggin’ on the Cat Stevens. I don’t always love his voice, but it’s not bad. And the music itself is dynamo. Funky and just lovely. I had no idea he had so many Christian themes in his music either. Interesting with all this recent “now he’s muslim and getting denied access to the United States crap.”
~ Granted, I really only bought Janis Ian records because she is mentioned in a song by the Sons of the Never Wrong. But I was disappointed. And yes, I haven’t listened to a ton. But she has a musical theater voice if you ask me. And there’s nothing wrong with that except that if I was in the mood for musical theater, I would put in a show, not a folk singer. But I will try to listen to more and keep my mind open.
~ I met Kamille and Kelly of Karmina out at Taxi. Kamille has the most amazing voice. I was a little disappointed when I put in their CD. Not because they aren’t good, they really are, it’s just not my style really. Too Christina Aguilera. Which is great for them, not for me. I think these girls are going someplace though. Check out their website. They are so young and have done SO much! Such training! Such experiences! And the people they have met!!! It’s tre cool that I met and hung out with them. Shared the open mic in the lobby. And even had a “private” performance of the song Kamille just finished, which I really really liked. I just wish they had more variety in their songs too. Maybe that’s it more than anything. The CD starts to sound all the same. And I know a lot of artists have the “problem” (arguably not a problem when people love you). However, having met them, I just know they have more potential than that. Still, I would be shocked if we didn’t start hearing of these girls on a MUCH larger scale in the future.