Pop dominance has assured a lot of things for the Jamaica native -- among them -- random acts of awkwardness. When asked if he sings and dances literally to the beat of his own drum, the singer admitted wholeheartedly -- yes: "It's kind of whack."
It's a godawful small affair, typography, especially these days with those tiny images you get when you buy an album track on iTunes. The joy of speculating about what an intricately designed and carefully chosen set of letters may reveal about the innards have long gone.
In his boisterous directorial debut, "That Thing You Do!", Tom Hanks's record-executive character Mr. White makes the following request: "I want something peppy, something happy, something up-tempo. I want something snappy." Mr. White would have loved the Wellingtons.
In deference to the overall awesomeness that is Trader Joe's, the fact is we can barely go anywhere anymore without being assaulted by a feel-good music mix. The mall, a restaurant, a waiting room. And it isn't always feel-good.
Rising pop star Natalia Kills isn't just being compared to female pop superstars. She's actually keeping company with them. The West Yorkshire native has already opened for Ke$ha, Kelis, and Robyn and Katy Perry.
The artists seem to be a pair of space bound rocket ships aiming for the moon. But soaring success in cyberspace is not all they share. A closer look reveals they might be singing different versions of the same song.
It's a treasure to see musicians earn their rank by living, changing and ripening into their talent organically, even sometimes painfully. To see someone like Darwin Deez is a truly refreshing phenomenon.
Before Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, before Avatar and Wall-E, before "going green" became a catchphrase, there was Michael Jackson's "Earth Song," one of the most unusual, audacious protest songs in popular music history.