MICHAEL JACKSON'S "XSCAPE," A MOC PREVIEW/SOULTRACKS.COM REVIEW LINK

 ……For a posthumous release, Xscape is actually worth the ends, giving us the chance to contrast the unvarnished versions of eight songs that were completed during multiple Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Bad, Dangerous and Invincible recording sessions that, for one reason or another, failed to make the final track lists. Some of those song omissions were probably more about changing tastes or whims, as Michael was (in)famous for, because most of them are enjoyable even in their minimalist demo-type form....more

the Nightclub Diaries Chapter 4 - Dancin' Machine

    Yo baby party, you c'mere give me a kiss, better make it fast or else i'm gonna get pissed, can you hear the music pumping hard like I wish you would, now push it, push it good.......    That is not a poem. ...more

Eurovision 2014: And the winner is...

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Schoolgirl Crushes

I have a crush. I'll admit it.And this is just the latest. From adolescence to today there has resided in my girly girl heart a steady and motley stream of man candy, all completely restricted to my cranium and all fully outside the scope of my actual relationships. Harmless, whimsical, and surprisingly long-lasting all--the Liam Neeson era alone lasted over a decade. He still makes me a little giggly....more

INTERVIEW: Sarah McLachlan Talks About Her New Album, Motherhood, Feminism, and More

Some musicians mean more to us than a catchy tune on a hot summer day. Some come into our lives with one album, an album that gets left on repeat for months—even years. We grow and process and change as we listen to the music on the album. And then? A new one comes out a few years later. The artist has grown and changed, and so have we. Rinse, repeat as the years pass, the albums continue to be released, and both artist and self grow and change and mature and feel and live life. Sarah McLachlan is that singer/songwriter for me, and her albums have journeyed with me throughout my life. I was thrilled to get to interview her about her new album, Shine On, motherhood, feminism, and life....more
She's. So. Awesome.more

Generation X and Musical Milestones

  As a rock music lover, I used to enjoy getting my music updates on MTV News. I haven't watched MTV in a while. Truth be told, I don't even know if MTV still has a news segment. Or what Kurt Loder and Tabitha Soren are doing these days. I really miss them and their updates. But I digress.... ...more

Karl Giant Shoots Jane Badler's Opus

Singer/actress Jane Badler enlisted Karl Giant for the photoshoot for her latest release, Opus. -PJ Gach...more

Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' is the Latest Video to Use Asian Women as Props

Like Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry before her, Avril Lavigne is the latest white pop star to think Asian women make such! cute! props! In the Lavigne’s latest video, "Hello Kitty", she romps in a pastel tulle skirt and chalk streaked hair, while robotic Asian backup dancers all dressed in identical brightly colored costumes flank her on either side. ...more
While the video is so awesomely terrible, I don't see how this video is "racist". Racism to me ...more

Nonoy Zuñiga wows crowd in concert

IT was a Black Saturday and it rained all day but it didn't dampen the spirits of those who watched Filipino balladeer Nonoy Zuñiga in his “Kamusta Ka” (How Are You) concert at the McKnight Hall, Cone Center at the UNCC campus in Charlotte, North Carolina....more

Pharrell Takes Over the World

In case you missed it, Pharrell Williams got something in his eye when he sat down to talk to Oprah the other day. It is pretty amazing how infectious his song "Happy" is. It is definitely striking a chord with people all over the world." ... people are putting up their own videos. It was, like, no longer my song." ...more