Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Idolmania/Music Buzz: Update Turned Rant Turned Cookie vs. Archie!

No Use Crying Over Spilled Milk?

Great. Now, im confused whether this should be under Idolmania or Music Buzz. I'll decide later, when I'm done with this piece.

It's been ages since my last Idol-related post, since I've decided to skip the ranting in relation to Cookie's effing "win" over Archie. Some 12 million (and more) people over at America must be having some terrible and serious hearing deficiencies, having voted their fingers off for Cookie. Ahem. Half of you probably didn't really vote FOR Cookie. You just voted AGAINST Archie. Well, whadayaknow, I didn't really skip my ranting post after all.


Moving on, Here's another Post-idol "outing" for the Davids. I know, I'm an entire month late, not to mention not having been able to post about their appearances on TRL, The Today Show, Mike and Juliet, Larry King, etc, but i'm not sorry. lol. Anyway, their latest appearance was on ABC's The View. I missed it when it showed on Velvet. For crying out loud, who watches a "morning" talk show at 12:00am? Way to take things literally, Velvet! Of course, I was working my lil' booty off at work when the replay aired at 8:30am. So, screw unfriendly schedules. The Davids had their interviews, and their performances. Cookie sang his "magic rainbow" song, while Archie did Stand By Me. I'm linking the video from Rickey's.

Archie's SBM starts right after the interview, past halfway this clip:

Hott! I know. How can someone be so good live? Not to mention, being able to beat such an already-wonderful performance? Here's Archie's first SBM performance at Idol's Top 4 Week (No, i did not just pick that fact from my brain!):

Obviously, Idol is treating them both as co-winners. With all their backstage manipulations, they do owe Archie anyway. So, following their "fair" example and my ulterior motive of proving who's the [waaaaaaaaaaay] better singer, I will need to post Cookie's Time of My Life too. How unfortunate it is for him to keep promoting such a cheesy magic rainbow song, so cheesy I can dream of unicorns tonight. Funny though how throughout the season, everyone was correlating Archie with cheese, ballads, Disney etc. Oh, did I mention Cookie did a theme/song for Disney's Ad? Ha. Look who's with Disney now. The irony of this all is so great, I can only imagine the 5 stars TOML will add to Cookie's Rock Credibility. So much for the spite because after all, I love the two Davids (i still love you Cookie!).

Here is AI's first "rock" idol, with his first "pop" single:

And to prove I'm not bitter and have moved on, here's Cookie's rendition of the Star-spangled Banner:

Okay, so maybe I was biting my nails at the beginning of that clip almost couldn't finish, not to mention struggled not just a bit watching it, but I'm really not bitter. I do not even need to make a point right? But what the heck, here's Archie's rendition of the American National Anthem:

*wipes smirk off face* Amazing how that voice can radiate even through a crappy phone cam recording! Sadly, that event wasn't televised for reasons only known to Nigel and his devil crew, because as far as i can remember Syesha and Cookie's hometown performances were aired. Only Archie's weren't. They probably wanted some "fair" exposure. I'm not bitter nor sourgraping, but I am (I hope the fangirliness of the next words/phrases doesn't pull down my blogging creds) just healing. I will, and probably already have moved on! I am just celebrating the season that was, and the Archuride that was, that is, and will be! I am thrilled! Archie will forever be my Amercan Idol!

I guess I just ended my blogging stint right there! lol *blog breaks down into cheeses..i mean pieces* Well! That sums up my Post-idol ranting, i mean posting. So who's to say crying over spilled milk ain't helpful? I mean someone's face is filled with a huge grin right now, typing behind her laptop screen, knowing the furrowing eyebrows and boiling blood pressure her post will cause some Cookies and closet Cookies *coughsPercycoughsKimja* out there. The only bad thing it has brought with this post though, was the memory of the Lakers's loss. Oh well, Boo already did his grievance/mourning a.ka. review for that.

PS: Oh, oxymorons, ironies and sarcasm make blogging SO.MUCH.FUN! Boo, here's the "expansion for articles" for you.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tech Buzz: All Hail Firefox 3

The Mighty Red, Yellow and Blue

The Internet World treats Mozilla Firefox as if it were the Second Coming of Internet Browsers. That, of course, leaves me guessing that majority of the webbing world is now saved and glorified, with the latest release from the Moz team, Firefox 3. It is set to break a world record, and be the devoted follower that you are by getting yours and being a part of the Guinness World Record Effort. After doing your duties as a devotee, be sure to flaunt it, as soon as you get your nifty badge (just like the one I so proudly wear!).

This wonderful news, has me all excited and eager to experience the 15,000 new improvements the team has added. I am only in my blissful first 5 minutes of appreciating Firefox 3, and is sure to report back on the awesomeness of this all. One thing's for sure, this latest release will make Internet Explorer look like a puny, sucky, lousy and worthless browser. More than it already is, to be exact. All Hail Firefox 3!

Firefox 3

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Blogosphere: Boo Gets His 15 Seconds.

Fangirl meets Fanboy

He's always had this knack for lists, reviews and all that writing blitz. Not a lot appreciate his entries, especially since he blogs (like a crazed sports fan) about, for a lack of better term, dorky stuffs. And just as I have always recognized someone with that gift of writing especially when he so wonderfully articulates the raw emotions, the passion, the intensity, and the devotion to a certain interest --which in his case revolves around Sports, Movies and Music in general -- I have never doubted how Robbi aced that category.

It was awesome to see his post featured on Yardbarker's Widget (see picture below), and his Blog featured as one of the Must-reads at Yardbarker (see picture above). I remember telling him he can give SLAM (SlamOnline) a run for their money because he writes too well! Ha, I may not be the only one psychic between the two of us.

Looks like he and I very well know how to convert our inner fan zommgg1!11! (look it up in fangirl lingo 101) moments into a useful and productive internet energy, something more commonly known as a "good read". Coincidence much? Although I admittedly ought to take some more hints from him.

Take a peek, and find out what differentiates a superficial crazed fanboy from a critical, analytic and objective writer whose brilliance apparently results from just being a fanboy at heart. Visit X Marks the Spot, and enjoy the passion and devotion of a fan, the non-bias and genius of a writer, and the sarcasm and wit of a critic, rolled into one fine blog.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Tech Buzz: iPhone Deux?

Wishful Thinking, Much?

The dilemma of getting an iPhone or an iPod Touch has been driving me insane for the past few weeks. Robbi has been pushing me to get the iPod Classic, or better yet just wait for the next iPhone release.

Lo and behold, I stumble across "leaked" images of the iPhone 2 at Crunchgear. Reportedly now with 3G, front-facing camera + iChat, a slimmer body, and more color/s (red). And that Apple would release it soon? (Wow, now i know how giddy gossip sites *cough*tmz*cough* feel about "reporting [slash]made-up[/slash] news" even before it happened! It's exciting!) Boo, you're psychic! Think what mess I would've been had I bought out of impulse?

Anyway, there have been a bunch of fake "iPhone 2" images surfacing lately, and I am powerless to say this isn't so or otherwise. But you be the judge. Besides, with all the fangirling experience, speculating has always been fun!

Oh well. Yet another reason to save up. I can't wait til the holidays! And yes, I am officially and shamelessly retracting my "Who needs an iPod/Phone when there's the PSP" statement (See PSP Gushing).

Go Apple!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Music Buzz: My ArchuD2 signs with Jive!


Before anything else, I would like to express my sincere apology for the extreme fangirly-ness of this post, starting with the title itself, of course.

At long last, the confirmation is out! I've been dying to hear from the Press since the heart-breaking, not to mention mind-boggling, Idol conclusion some 2 weeks ago.

What's to note here is that, among the 7 record labels (yes, you read the figure right), Jive won the bid (most likely being that it's under the Sony BMG umbrella). Jive is probably the best label out there now, considering its remarkable top-charting roster: Usher, Chris Brown and Jordin Sparks to name a few and they sure know how to market their talents, giving them a fresh, young, hip and very "now" image. This is what excites me, as this fact alone is a slap on the faces of those who hate the kid - boring, no personality, bla bla. Guess the last laugh's mine? ha ha.

Excited for the single, and for the album! Yay. Oh, here's the ALLCAPS headline/news at Jive's Official Website.

(New York, NY) - It was announced today that American Idol sensation DavidArchuleta has signed to 19 Recordings/Jive Records. Archuleta is currently gearing up for the upcoming American Idol tour which kicks off on July 1st in Glendale, AZ. The 17-year old is expected to release his debut album later this year.

“Signing a record contract with 19 Recordings/Jive Records is truly a dream come true,” states Archuleta. “Being a fan of American Idol since season one and admiring the alumni, I am honored and humbled to be a part of that group. I’m really excited to start working on everything.”

David Archuleta, the runner-up on the current season of “American Idol,” has three songs entering the Hot 100 this week, starting with his stunning remake of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at No. 36, along with his highly-praised rendition of Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, and his finale song, In This Moment.

Simon Fuller, creator of the popular TV series and chief executive and founder of 19 Entertainment Label Group, states, “It was fascinating to watch David’s journey through Idol. He is a genuine pop star, and is a gifted singer who instantly won over a huge audience when he first appeared on the show. Since then, he has dealt with the pressure and the high level of expectation with real fortitude; he’s given us some of the best performances of the season. Without question David Archuleta has a great future ahead of him”.

Tom Carrabba, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Jive/Zomba Label Group comments, David Archuleta has already shown the world that he is a star. Here’s a young, talented singer with wide appeal and we are thrilled to have him join our roster.

David Archuleta is from Murray, Utah, a town outside Salt Lake City. He recently came to national attention and captured the hearts and imagination of a nation with several show-stopping performances on “American Idol.”

I'm guessing he's going the pop/r&b route. Back to his soul roots, then! An official site, the promotions, this and that. Oh, the good stuff that is to come! This news is sure to spark a whole new wave of speculations on collaborations, songs, chart-topping/flopping potentials etc. Hurray for message boards and the crazy fandom!

I love being a fangirl, and the drama it brings! zomg.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Lost: S4 Finale TMTH!

S04E13-14 : There's No Place Like Home

Eeep. That was crazy! A googillion information in two hours! Too much to handle.

Read me right guys, I am not complaining. I am actually pumped! Ultra excited, and mega pleased. A lot of revelations have been spilled in this finale, most of which I assume weren't intentional. Since Lost is famous for inciting theories, here's one of mine: The writers probably introduced too many mysteries and held too much details for the last season and this season's early eps, respectively. More than they could accommodate, and now they had to cramp everything into the final episodes' storyline. Not that my opinion regarding this matters, but it just makes me feel like a worthy Lost Geek. This may also be due to the 2 eps cut out from the season due to the WGA strike. Oh well, no use crying over spilled milk. The season's over and it was all sorts of awesome!

Ben just officially took the top Lostie spot in my heart. Love that smart-ass bug-eyed creep! Sorry Island Jack, I still love you, but more like proximity, screentime matters. lmao!

By the way, the screencap i took to head this post shows the Hoffs/Drawlar signage for that funeral parlor which housed the mysterious *shudders at the mention on it* coffin which drugged City Jack visited. That s3 finale showed, for the first time, a flash forward -- for which Hoffs/Drawlar is an anagram. Cool eh? Now, i'm a better Lost Geek than you! Jacob would be so proud.

That's it for now. I love Lost. I love Ben. I know who's in the coffin: Jeremy Bentham! Gotcha.



Wow. This blog has been gathering dust, big time.

I have a folder-ful (it's not an error, it's a new word i might become famous for coining) of dishes to blog on, a recently concluded season of Lost to theorize about and of Idol to rant about, and an unexpected circumstance in life to, well, whine and gripe on.

My brain is an exciting and chaotic blur right now! So many words to say, but oh so little time. Father Time has never been a friend of mine, anyway. Pffffht.

Now that I've dusted this space a bit, I just might get back on track with my random daily, even by the hour, ramblings.

Robbi, I'm giving you a run for your (money) blog, so better be ready. [insert evil laugh here.]
*whispers to lazy self: you better not fail me!*

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