If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you might have heard about a Malawi couple that was recently released from jail after being sent there for the “crime” of homosexuality. Madonna was one of the celebrities who campaigned for their release and wrote a letter today calling Americans to action to support the human rights campaign in Malawi currently.
I have always believed love conquers all – yesterday I got to see it in action.
For years one of my best friends in the entire world was (and is) absolutely obsessed with Fleetwood Mac. She would buy nearly everything relating to them or Stevie Nicks (her goddess) and almost cried when I gave her Stevie’s greatest hits one year for Christmas. I always respected her love of them, and I always had a general idea of who Stevie Nicks was but I because was either A) lost in my grunge period or B) lost in my indie rock period, I never got around to actually listening to Fleetwood Mac until this past March when I was home for spring break.
And then it was as if every piece of my confusion, anger, hurt, and resilience was found in that record the first time I heard it. I had never, since Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville, felt so connected to an album. And I realized, I was very happy I had waited until I was twenty to listen to this. Continue reading
Thirteen years ago tonight, Jeff Buckley waded into the Wolf (or as we in Memphis call it, Mississippi) River and never returned. His body was found a few days later facing Beale Street–a peculiar and tragic end to the Buckley saga. His father, noted folk musician of the sixties Tim Buckley, had died at the age of twenty-eight of a heroin overdose. Jeff barely knew him. And now, thirteen years later, Jeff’s memory and music seems to be even more powerful than when he was alive. Continue reading
I’ll admit, for a while I was skeptical and worried about if Katy Perry could survive 2010 after America has become the United State of Gaga but with the release of her new single California Gurls I’m beginning to breathe easy. Yes, I love Katy Perry and you can shove it if you don’t. I saw her live AND have her autograph.
The song has recently clocked in at number two on Billboard and for good reason, it’s a fun, summery song. Katy recently performed the single at some event the CW was doing (nothing the CW does is noteworthy or important anymore) but oddly the audience was not having it. Homegirl gave it her all but there was basically no movement, dancing, or hands going up like she requested. (To which I say, please give me your effing ticket so IIIIII can enjoy it) Katy gave it her all though and put on a lovely performance which you can watch after the jump!
I pretty much knew it was going to be a wonderful day today when I got my annual monthly Dita von Teese newsletter which featured a link to watch a short film (or commercial…) Dita did for Cointreauus. In the “webisode” Dita plays Miss Margarita and basically looks sexy and delicious the entire episode while only saying a few things.
It’s glamorous, sexy and very short. And the video can be found after the jump. Enjoy! Continue reading