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Song of the Day: “Speechless” by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s latest studio album, The Fame Monster, features the surprisingly normal ballady song, “Speechless”.  She performed this song on the AMA’s and I was highly impressed.  So when I reader tipped me off to the studio version, I was sold.  Here’s the full length song, courtesy of the marvelous YouTube:

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Album Review: “Play On” by Carrie Underwood

A little over 4 years after winning American Idol, Carrie Underwood is still churning out the hits and proving to everyone that she is one of the biggest superstars in the music industry.  Her third studio album, Play On, is in stores now, so here’s a track-by-track review of her latest effort:

  1. “Cowboy Casanova”- The first single from shows that Carrie’s got that star power.  It’s a great vocal, of course, but more importantly it shows signs of growth in Carrie’s writing and shows that she’s not going to keep doing the same old thing.  With Hot AC and Pop showing great interest, I see this as being the next “Before He Cheats” in terms of  crossover success.  9.5/10
  2. “Quitter”- Once again, Carrie pulls out something new and different with this song.  This is another song that I see being really successful on country radio, as well as Hot AC and Pop.  It’s insanely catchy, and it would be a great single for next summer.   9/10
  3. “Mama’s Song”- This song will mean a lot to mother’s and their daughters I’m sure, but it’s probably my least favorite on the CD.  It’s not bad, but it’s kind of boring.  I know it means a lot to Carrie though.  8/10
  4. “Change”- Some have called “Change” preachy, I call it epic.  Sure it’s about helping others, but what’s wrong with that?  Not to mention the vocals and musical arrangement are phenomenal. I can’t wait to see Carrie knock this out of the park on the CNN Heroes special. 9/10
  5. “Undo It”- This one screams cross-over, even more than “Cowboy Casanova.” It’s also phenomenal live, as evidenced by the Jimmy Kimmel performance. If they choose to release this as a single, it’ll be a smash on multiple formats. 9.5/10
  6. “Someday When I Stop Loving You”- Once again, Carrie changes things up with “Someday When I Stop Loving You.”  The whole song is pretty low-key, but the vocals and arrangement are beautiful.  Probably Carrie’s most restrained vocal yet, not to mention it’s one of the most true country songs she’s done. 10/10
  7. “Songs Like This”- This song, more than any, just really makes you want to dance.  Every time my iPod shuffles to this song, I want to jump and embarrass myself.  The only problem is that it’s a bit too short, but the aggressive vocals make up for it. 9/10
  8. “Temporary Home”- If this song doesn’t show just how much Carrie has grown as a writer, I don’t know what well.  This deep ballad showcases Carrie’s vocals, but the real magic is the writing.  As I said in my single review of “Temporary Home”, the lyrics don’t beat around the bush and instead deliver the message without complicated metaphors.  “This is our temporary home/It’s not where we belong” sums up quite nicely.  Songwriting awards, engage.  10/10
  9. “This Time”- This smooth country/pop number could be a surprise single pick around the end of Play On’s run, with it’s catchy and light lyrics and delivery.  It’s definitely not like anything Carrie’s released as a single before, so it would keep with the theme of changing things up.  The only problem this song may face is the placement on the CD, where it could be lost among the highlights of the album. 8.5/10
  10. “Look At Me”- Like “I Told You So” before it, “Look At Me” features a soaring vocal by Carrie on a cover of a classic country song.  “Look At Me” is stronger than its predecessor, though, with Vince Gill on harmonies and Carrie bringing her A-game.  It’s the perfect song to keep those who want Carrie to be strictly country busy. 8.5/10
  11. “Unapologize”- To many listeners, “Unapologize” may seem like an off the wall song when you look at the grand scheme of Play On.  I, however, think it only adds to the amazing dynamic of the CD.  Sure “Unapologize” is about as country as “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon, but who says you can’t have a little variation on a CD?  Certainly not me, and that’s what makes Play On so great.  “Unapologize” is pop/rock straight-up and shows off some great vocals by Carrie and a brooding musical arrangement.  It’s got a great chorus, and could see success on Hot AC and pop radio.  9/10
  12. “What Can I Say”- Another beautiful song with a really cool intro.  Sons of Sylvia are on hand for a duet, though Carrie far outshines their lead singer.  That aside, the duet still works marvelously.  I hope this is a single, but I’m not holding my breath.  I can’t wait to see this on the Christmas special coming up. 9.5/10
  13. “Play On”- The title track takes us back to Carrie’s music when she was fresh off of Idol.  It’s a great little throwback, and I like the encouraging message.  Carrie sings the heck out of the final verses, showing us she has been hard at work perfecting that beautiful voice. 8.5/10

Play On has a little something for everyone, and that’s what makes it an amazingly engineered album.  It’s definitely Carrie’s best album from her young career, and arguably one of the best albums of 2009.  As someone who was a little disappointed in Carnival Ride (The first 4 singles were all wonderful, but outside of those and 2 or 3 more I wasn’t that impressed with it), Play On is refreshing indicator of where Carrie is going as an artist and just how much she has grown through the years.  I can’t wait to watch her and her career continue to grow into something truly incredible.

Overall Score: 95 out of 100

Staff Hot Picks: “Cowboy Casanova”, “Quitter”, “Change”, “Undo It”, “Someday When I Stop Loving You”, “Songs Like This”, “Temporary Home”, “Unapologize”, “What Can I Say”

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What Do You Think Was the Best Performance at the AMA’s?

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AMA 2009: Carrie Underwood, Lady GaGa, Kelly Clarkson Continue to Impress

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Since I had nothing else to do tonight, I decided I’d watch the AMA’s.  That show made me realize just how well-done the CMA’s.  Anyway, this year’s AMA’s came across as more of a concert series than an awards show, since awards were given out in the 5 second transitions between performers.  Here are the highlights (and lowlights):

Great:

  • Carrie Underwood delivered another knock-out performance of “Cowboy Casanova,” this time with even more dancers.  The vocals for this one were spot-on.  This was probably the best overall performance she’s given of this song so far.  The general mediocrity of the majority of the other performers made her look even better than she did on her own merit.
  • Kelly Clarkson gave an outstanding rendition of “Already Gone” without all of the bells and whistles of the studio version.  She reminds us all that she’s still got it, despite less-than-stellar live performances in the past few years (see, “Never Again” live on AI).
  • The one and only Lady Gaga convinced me to look at her new album, The Fame Monster (in stores tomorrow), after wowing in her performance of “Bad Romance”/”Speechless.”  I’m thinking “Bad Romance” may have been at the very least partially lip-synced, but “Speechless” was the real deal and it was great.  Not to mention Gaga is incredibly entertaining.
  • Alicia Keys shined during her two performances, both of which made up for her disappointingly bland lead-off single from her latest album.

Good/Okay:

  • The Black Eyed Peas performed an unrecognizable medley of their latest hits because apparently they’ve spent half a year at #1?  On what chart?  Regardless, that’s a huge accomplishment.  And while the whole performance came together as a bunch of noise and lights, Fergie still showed everyone that she can and does sing quite well.  If only we could hook her up with another gig singing Heart covers (see, Idol Gives Back).
  • Former Idol-contestant Chris Daughtry performed his latest single “Life After You.”  I can’t fault the vocals, but I can say it was incredibly boring and unmemorable.  It’s only been an hour since I watched and I have no idea what the song sounded like.
  • Life-long divas Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston delivered good performances (in comparison to their “norm”) and Houston was honored with some international award accomplishment.  I’m glad she’s trying to turn things around.

The Bad

  • Janet Jackson got the first ten minutes of the show to lip-sync and dance around sporadically.  Could’ve used that ten minutes to allow the latest American Idol Kris Allen winner and the immensely talented teen star Demi Lovato to perform instead of reducing them to lowly presenters.
  • Perez Hilton was in attendance and was allowed to speak.
  • Taylor Swift once again sweeped all of her categories and gave acceptance speeches “live” from the UK.  Doubt it.  They were obviously pre-taped and Taylor acted surprised the whole time.  I don’t really think MJ deserved “Artist of the Year” more, but I certainly don’t think he deserved it less.  Gaga should have won it.
  • Green Day cracks and squeels through “21 Guns,” causing me to wonder if and why people still listen to that crap.
  • And finally, the worst part of the night was Adam Lambert’s atrocious and over-hyped show closing performance of “For Your Entertainment.”  Suggestive dance moves aside, the vocals were terrible.  He sounded like 40’s-era versions of Mortimer Mouse (Mickey’s cousin or whatever) on helium.  Not to mention he fell and then made out with some ambiguously gendered keyboarder midway through.  I just ask that I not be subjected to gay porn while I’m trying to eat a bowl of mini-wheats.  Thank you.

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Song of the Day: “The Truth” by Kris Allen (New Release)

The latest winner from the Idol franchise released his first post-Idol studio album on Tuesday, and it’s definitely a strong CD.  I will (actually, we will.  more on that later) be reviewing the full disc in the coming days, but until then here’s my personal favorite previously unheard track, “The Truth”.  Listen below:

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Video of the Day: Carrie Underwood Singing “Temporary Home” on Conan

On Monday’s edition of the Tonight Show, Carrie Underwood performed her next single, “Temporary Home.”  Carrie continues to amaze live with her consistent voice and remains one of the few artists in music who sound better LIVE than on recording.  Watch the full performance below:

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Song of the Day: “Temporary Home” by Carrie Underwood (Review)

EDIT: A full review of Play On is right around the corner, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

The second single off of Carrie Underwood’s phenomenal 3rd album, Play On, is this stirring number titled “Temporary Home.”  The song tells the story of 3 individuals, a foster-child, a single mom in a halfway house, and an old man on his death bed, who are experiencing hardship but realize that their current situation is only temporary, and that they will soon be on to something much, much better.  Aside from the beautiful arrangement and vocals, the lyrics are exceptionally touching.  In the final verse, Carrie sings “He looks up and says/I can see God’s face,” a lyric that’s so real it will surely shake some of the winter ice off of the hearts of many.  The song is traditional country in sound, but Carrie takes a lot of chances with this one in that, while it’s similar in topic to the Paisley/Parton collaboration “When I Get Where I’m Going,” the lyrics are straight forward and very powerful.  Listen to the full song below and see what you think.

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Play On by Carrie Underwood Giveaway Winners: Congratulations!

Thanks to all those who participated in the Play On giveaway!  Here are the winners:

  1. Jonathan M.
  2. Susannah H.
  3. Rosalyn R.
  4. Lucy T.
  5. Mike P.
  6. Cindy R.
  7. Tara W.
  8. Melinda S.
  9. Arik M.
  10. Andrea D.

Congratulations again, and I hope you enjoy your new CD!  The winners have all been contacted, so if you see your name on this listing, unless you have already confirmed your prize with me through e-mail, it is just a coincidence, or someone has stolen your identity.

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Video of the Day: Jenny Slate Lets the F Word Slip on SNL Premiere

Whoops!  I’m sure that’s what Jenny Slate has been thinking since she let the f-bomb slip on the premiere of Saturday Night Live.  To be quite honest, I didn’t even notice the slip-up when I watched it live on Saturday.  Here’s the video:

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Carrie Underwood “Cowboy Casanova” Music Video Leaked: Check it Out Now!

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Wow, what a video!   This is probably Carrie’s best video yet with all the different costumes and the dancing.  She looks great, the song is great, and the video is original and something you remember.  I smell a mega-hit!  Watch the video below and don’t forget to buy the song, “Cowboy Casanova”, now available on iTunes!

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Don’t Forget to Buy Carrie Underwood’s New Single “Cowboy Casanova” On iTunes Now!

Carrie Underwood’s latest single “Cowboy Casanova” is now available in the iTunes store!  Be sure and log into iTunes and buy your copy today!

I just checked and the song is already up to #9 on the all-genre chart, so that’s obviously a good sign that it’s going to do well.

To read my full review of this song, click here.

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Fringe Premiere “A New Day in the Old Town”- Recap and Review

The season premiere of Fringe opens up the sounds of shattering glass on a crowded street in Manhattan, New York.  The driver of the vehicle that wrecked runs down the street and into an apartment, where he attacks the man he encounters in an apartment hallway.  After he’s got the man dead/unconscious, he sticks a wire down his throat and into his own.  After several seconds his face is transformed into the image of the man lying on the floor.

The scene cuts to Walter and Peter shopping for groceries and talking about Peter’s upcoming birthday.  While in the store, Peter receives a phone call and is called to the scene of the wreck mentioned above.  Apparently, Agent Dunham, his partner, was one of the drivers in the accident.  When Peter arrives, there’s a slight problem:  Agent Dunham is nowhere to be found at the scene.  While Peter is arguing with the officer, Olivia flies through the windshield of the car and onto the street.

At the hospital, the doctor informs Peter and Walter that Olivia has died.  Walter refuses to accept this and storms back into the hospital room.  While in the room, he finds that Agent Dunham really is gone, and he begins to cry.  After leaving the hospital, Peter heads to a bar where he is found by Broyles.  Broyles informs him that they’re being shut down by the government for not delivering results.  Peter leaves and heads back to the hospital to give Olivia his final goodbye.  While he’s in the room, Agent Dunham opens her eyes and mutters things in a foreign language and jumps up screaming.

The office staff at the hospital begins questioning Olivia, and she begins to recount the events before the accident.  She says that someone told her something that everyone’s lives depend on.

The next day Peter heads to the FBI office, but his card is declined due to the closing of the Fringe division.  The officer from the accident (Agent Jessup) says she will take Peter where he wants to go.  While in the car, she begins to question Peter on his past and the Fringe division.  The officer from the accident takes Peter to the home of the other member of the accident, the man who transformed his face.  In his house, they find a body, which is given to Walter for testing.

The man who transformed his face enters a gun shop, where he is given a set of keys to a back room of the shop.  In the back room, he begins to type a message on an old fashioned typewriter.  He types out “Mission Accomplished.  Target killed in fatal car crash”.  The Typewriter types back “Mission Failed.  Find Target.  Interrogate Her and then Kill Her.”

Agent Francis heads to the hospital to visit Agent Dunham.  He tells her the story of the domestic disturbance that took his partners life, and almost took his.  Agent Dunham tells him that she’s so scared and shaken she can’t even load her gun that’s hidden under her pillow.

Back at the lab, Walter is continuing his tests on the body found in the home.  He can’t find anything wrong with the actual body, but he does find 3 puncture wounds in the roof of his mouth.  He shows Peter, Astrid, and Agent Jessup a video of a girl who was having tests run on her many years ago.  She talks about the man who sticks the “3 nails in the mouth” and shape-shifts.

At the D.C. hearing, the senators question Special Agent Broyles over the relevancy of the Fringe division.  The panel of senators tell him without something physical to show for the human and fiscal costs, they can’t continue funding the division.  After the hearing, Agent Broyles meets with Nina Sharp to discuss what their options are saving the Fringe division.  The two share a kiss and she says “Do like you always do Phillip.  Save the day.”  Could this be hinting past occurrences between Nina and Phillip?

The shape-shifting man enters the basement of the hospital where Olivia is staying.  He sees a nurse outside and attacks her so he can shape-shift and complete his mission of “interrogate and destroy”.  While disguised as the nurse, he asks Olivia several questions about what happened before the accident.  When it’s obvious Olivia can’t remember, the nurse/shape-shifter attacks her and attempts to kill her.  Agent Jessup arrives almost immediately and shoots the shape-shifter twice in the back.  Unphased, he/she jumps out the hospital window and into the basement of the hospital.  The agents follow it into the basement, with Agent Francis finally cornering and killing it.

Back in the hospital room, Peter tells Olivia about Walter’s hypothesis: that the nurse was a shape-shifting soldier from another planet.  Walter repeats the Greek words that Agent Dunham said when she woke up after the accident.  Peter says that his mother used to say those same words to every night, which mean “Be a better man than your father”.

Peter brings Broyles the shape-shifting device they took from the shape-shifter after he was killed.  Peter tells him that’s the physical evidence they need and that if they can fix it they can have armies of people who look like whoever they want.

In the closing scene, Agent Francis is seen throwing his own corpse into the crematorium.  Apparently, the shape-shifter was able to shift into Agent Francis before the other agents arrived, meaning he’s not dead but Agent Francis is.

Wow!  What a premiere.  It leaves so many unanswered questions.  Where did Agent Dunham go?  Will the Fringe division still be shut down?  Why did Agent Broyles kiss Nina Sharp?  Where is the shape-shifter from?  When will Agent Dunham be back on her feet?  I can’t to see where this season goes!

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The Office Premiere- “Gossip”- Recap and Review

Michael, Andy, and Dwight open the show by imitating parcore, an internet sensation from 2004 that includes running and jumping off of things.  Andy “parcores” off the dumpster right into an empty Vance Refrigeration box that doesn’t do anything to break his fall.

Back in the office, Dwight gives an intern the order to “go put all those files in random order, then come talk to me about what’s wrong with the order.”

After the credits roll we find that Pam is pregnant with Jim’s offspring.  Well congrats Jim and Pam!  They say they aren’t going to tell the office members, and I can’t say that I blame them.

The latest office gossip is that two of the interns, Eric and Megan, are a couple, and Michael is very sad that he doesn’t know about it.  One of the interns tells Michael that he saw Stanley and his wife at a club and Michael thinks he’s got the latest gossip that Stanley is having a midlife crisis. Michael soon finds out that Stanley’s wife is out of town, so he gets mad at the intern for lying.  Through further discussion, Michael and the intern decide he is having an affair.  Michael then realizes that he does have the latest gossip so he tells Kelly.. and everyone else.  “It’s wonderful to be the center of attention,” said Michael.  Jim quickly puts an end to the gossiping by telling Michael he could ruin Stanley’s life. Michael must know, so he asks Stanley.  Naturally, Stanley initially denies the claim, which causes Michael to say its just “racial profiling  and gossip”.  Eventually, Stanley  admits to the affair and talks about the “long walks on the treadmill” he had with Cynthia, the woman he’s having an affair with.  Michael assures Stanley he can keep a secret.

Back inside Michael tries to “untell” the affair story by spreading “false gossip so everyone thinks what was said is untrue” about office members.  The first batch of rumors he starts are hilarious and include: Angela is dating an 81 year old billionaire, Kelly is anorexic, Andy is gay, and Pam is pregnant.  Uh oh.

Michael then calls everyone into the meeting room to wish the departing interns a fairwell.  During the meeting, everyone dicusses the rumors of the day.  Andy tells Jim the evidence is stacked against him and he may be gay, and Jim advises him to have sex with both genders and compare.  Andy then tells him congrats on the “baby tuna”, causing Jim to go find Pam.  Other rumors include that Oscar is the voice of taco bell dog, Toby is a virgin, and Kevin has someone inside him working the controls.  The staff traces the rumors back to Michael and they demand an explanation.  Michael explains he was trying to “untell” a rumor and is about to reveal the true rumor when Jim steps in and says that the true rumor is that Pam is pregnant, saving Stanley from the the news of his affair from going public… for now.

Michael has Jim and Pam in his office to scold them for not telling him their news before telling everyone else.  While they’re chatting, Stanley’s wife returns Michael’s call about the affair and he accidentally breaks the news of the affair to Terry.  In the closing scene you can see Stanley beating the crap out of Michael’s car.  I think he’s angry.

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Parks and Recreation Premiere “Pawnee Zoo”- Recap and Review

If acting doesn’t work out for Amy Poehler, I see some rapping in her future.  When approached by Ron she started rapping some song and strolling casually around the office before Ron informed her someone was “on fire at the park”.  In typical Leslie fashion, she shoots off to save the day.

According to Leslie, she’s been doing a lot of promotion for the Pawnee Zoo including; a party for an elderly parrot, an attempt to get chimps to throw prizes into the crowd (they just threw crap), and finally a marriage ceremony for two new penguins.  That last one gets her in hot water because the two penguins she marries turn out to be both be boys.  Uh oh.

The next day at the office, Mark confronts Leslie and calls her an “activist” to which she says, “No, no, no, no.”  She then explains that Pawnee is not very receptive to activism,”A garbage man was once suspended for wearing a livestrong bracelet.”  Later, Ron delivers a cake and a shirt sent to Leslie by The Bulge, a gay bar that Leslie says she’s “wasted many nights at”.  Aprille brings in her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s boyfriend who wanted to meet Leslie and thank her for taking a stand for gay marriage.  Though Leslie is resistant, she agrees to go to The Bulge and be their guest of honor.  They hand her a picture of herself colorized like the Barack Obama posters that say “Hope”, only hers says “Knope”.  That’s hilarious.

Later, Marcia Langmen of a family activist group enters the office to ask Leslie for her resignation because she used tax payer dollars to push a gay marriage agenda.  Marcia demands either the annulment of the penguins’ marriage, or Leslie’s resignation.  In the midst of all this, Mark asks Ann to go out on a date but she says no because that would be too weird.

That night at the gay bar, Leslie plans to tell the gays present that she was not taking a stand and that she was very sorry.  But she is overwhelmed by her supporters chanting her name.  With all the pressure, Leslie backs off her previous stance of having no stance.  The gays in the bar give her free drinks, and we know how she gets with alcohol.  “You know why tonight’s fun?  Because everyone here is so guy.  Just stone cold gay.”  She’s also very excited because she found two bisexuals and got their numbers.

The next day, Ron enters Leslie’s office and tells her she has to go on “Pawnee Today” and take a stand because Marcia is calling for her resignation.  While Marcia and Leslie are debating she says she just wants her to annul the marriage and then resign.  “Is that it?” says Leslie, “You sure you don’t want to me jump off a building too?  This is why people don’t go into politics, because I bust my butt around here and I have one night of fun and this is what I get!”  Leslie then takes to the phones and quickly finds that the callers are in favor of her resignation.  One caller says “Would you let me marry my guinea pig, because I’d like to.”  Marcia responds, “See, that’s a reasonable concern.”  Leslie replies, “I didn’t murder anyone or have an affair, I just made something cute.  I will not annull.”

In the mean time, the “new and improved” Andy comes back to see Ann.  “I think it would behoove us to try again.”  He says he’s taken an office job and has learned new words,  though we quickly find out that he’s living in a tent at the bottom of the pit.

In the end, Leslie ends up transferring the penguins to Iowa because gay marriage is legal there and they will be happy together.

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Video of the Day: Susan Boyle Singing Her First Single “Wild Horses” (Cover)

Oh Susan Boyle, I’m glad to see you could get it together for a performance.  I’m rooting for you!  Having said that, I’m not so sure this was the best single choice for bursting on to the current music scene.  But it’s great singing nontheless.

P.S. This is not the song of the day.

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