Friday, July 27, 2012

Haim - "Forever"



Haim's catchy song "Forever" has been stuck in my head for weeks.

The group consisting of three sisters from Los Angeles brings an interesting sound that combines folk with 90s R&B.

It's an odd combination yet somehow it works.  Not to mention, I'm a sucker for anything involving 90s R&B because it's a dying breed of great music.

Haim's three song EP Forever is definitely worth checking out, and they just did a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Hold Me."

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Flys - "Got You Where I Want You," Disturbing Behavior and Katie Holmes Divorce


The Flys "Got You Where I Want You" seems appropriate in light of the whole Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise divorce.

Holmes starred in the music video because it was off the soundtrack to the movie "Disturbing Behavior" that she was also in.  Both the song and movie are a little bit of eerie pop culture foreshadowing for Holmes.

Cruise got Holmes where he wanted her as his wife before she decided to divorce him.

I'd like to think that one day she was listening to "Got You Where I Want You" and the opening lyrics of "what's the point of this" inspired her to take action,  but that's probably not what happened.

The "Disturbing Behavior" connection is really interesting though.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Justin Bieber "Boyfriend" Music Video Breakdown: He Wouldn't Make a Very Good Boyfriend



I've been avoiding this Justin Bieber "Boyfriend" music video for awhile, but since it's a significant pop culture subject I have to deal with it.

Based on this video I'm not really sure why any girl would want to be Bieber's girlfriend.  Let's start with the beginning of the video where Bieber is rubbing up on this girl.

Considering he's not actually her girlfriend yet,  I think that's just called sexual harassment.  Whispering "if I was your boyfriend" and "swag" doesn't magically make it okay.

Maybe that's why Bieber is trying to bribe her into silence with the money in his hand he'd really like to blow.  It's that or he really has a thing for high-class call girls.

The rest of the video doesn't paint a great picture of being Bieber's girlfriend either.