Saturday, October 25, 2008

Great clips, part 2.....

Of course, I wouldn't have seen any of these without checking the great Bob Geiger's column - which is cool enough but on Saturdays he does the Saturday Morning Funnies - please go check him out....

Best commercial ever........

Wow. Why are the best political "commercials" not commercials but homemade ones?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Twostepcub's music chart for October 24, 2008...

Hey everybody, it's time for my tunes for the week. This week, Rihanna spends a third week at the summit, while Jennifer Hudson (pictured above) makes it into the top-5. Songs by Apocalyptica, Secondhand Serenade, and Tami Chynn make the biggest jumps, while former big hits by Jason Aldean, Foo Fighters, Maroon5, Antoine Clamaran, Solange, Jesse McCartney, and Keith Anderson drop out. Link-O-Rama is still in full effect, so you can click on the name of any artist to go to their website (rightclick and you can more easily bring it up in another tab or window). Peace out.

UPDATE: Prayers go out to Jennifer Hudson and her family, who were victim to a horrible crime, with Hudson's mother and brother being shot, and her nephew missing...

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Disturbia - Rihanna (1)
2. Viva La Vida - Coldplay (2)
3. What About Now - Daughtry (3)
4. Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson (7)
5. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz (6)
6. All Summer Long - Kid Rock (4)
7. American Boy - Estelle f/Kanye West (5)
8. Love Remains The Same - Gavin Rossdale (9)
9. Into The Nightlife - Cyndi Lauper (13)
10. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R. (12)
11. And I Try - Bimbo Jones (15)
12. Don't Think I Don't Think About It - Darius Rucker (10)
13. Shake It - Metro Station (11)
14. Chasing Pavements - Adele (18)
15. Closer - Ne-Yo (8)
16. Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson (19)
17. You're The Only One - Eric Benet (17)
18. Rise Above This - Seether (20)
19. You Make Me Feel - AnnaGrace (22)
20. Shut Up And Let Me Go - The Ting Tings (16)
21. Better In Time - Leona Lewis (28)
22. Do You Believe Me Now - Jimmy Wayne (14)
23. All I Ever Wanted - Chuck Wicks (23)
24. Broken - Lifehouse (26)
25. Angel - Natasha Bedingfield (29)
26. Believe - Staind (25)
27. You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring (33)
28. I Love To Move In Here - Moby (24)
29. I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry (21)
30. The Little Things - Colbie Caillat (31)
31. Just Dance - Lady GaGa f/Colby O'Donis (27)
32. Troublemaker - Weezer (37)
33. Magic - Robin Thicke (39)
34. You Turned The Tables - Robin (35)
35. One Step At A Time - Jordin Sparks (38)
36. Pocketful Of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield (32)
37. Can You Feel That Sound - Georgie Porgie (44)
38. The Day That Never Comes - Metallica (42)
39. I'll Walk - Bucky Covington (41)
40. Just A Dream - Carrie Underwood (40)
41. Move For Me - Kaskade f/Deadmau5 (45)
42. It's Not My Time - 3 Doors Down (36)
43. Let It Go - Tim McGraw (47)
44. Bossy - Lindsay Lohan (50)
45. Control Yourself - Erin Hamilton (30)
46. In This Life - Delta Goodrem (49)
47. Love Remembers - Craig Morgan (48)
48. Frozen - Tami Chynn f/Akon (65)
49. Crash & Burn - Nadia Ali (53)
50. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven - Kenny Chesney f/The Wailers (51)
51. Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade (72)
52. Black & Gold - Sam Sparro (60)
53. Beating My Heart - Jon McLaughlin (55)
54. Re-Education (Through Labor) - Rise Against (59)
55. Every Word - Ercola (63)
56. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis (43)
57. I Don't Care - Apocalyptica f/Adam Gontier (79)
58. The Time Of My Life - David Cook (34)
59. So What - Pink (71)
60. Call My Name - Morgan Page f/Tyler James (75)
61. We Don't Have To Look Back Now - Puddle Of Mudd (66)
62. Crush - David Archuleta (76)
63. Heaven - Keyshia Cole (57)
64. In Color - Jamey Johnson (70)
65. Waitin' On A Woman - Brad Paisley (54)
66. Troubadour - George Strait (62)
67. You Look Good In My Shirt - Keith Urban (56)
68. Leave Out All The Rest - Linkin Park (73)
69. Here With Me - Alyson (52)
70. She Never Cried In Front Of Me - Toby Keith (74)
71. Already Gone - Sugarland (86)
72. Strangers - Christian George (64)
73. Give It 2 Me - Madonna (58)
74. Here - Rascal Flatts (91)
75. Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback (DEBUT)
76. What I Want - Bob Sinclar presents Fireball (92)
77. Love Story - Taylor Swift (90)
78. Roll With Me - Montgomery Gentry (82)
79. I'm Not Over - Carolina Liar (80)
80. Break Me - Tina Sugandh (DEBUT)
81. Bad Girlfriend - Theory Of A Deadman (96)
82. Looking For A Good Time - Lady Antebellum (84)
83. When I Grow Up - The Pussycat Dolls (83)
84. Country Man - Luke Bryan (85)
85. Anything Goes - Randy Houser (97)
86. Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon (DEBUT)
87. Johnny & June - Heidi Newfield (88)
88. The Space Race - Danny Tenaglia (98)
89. The River - Noel Gourdin (89)
90. Faded - Cascada (94)
91. Hot N Cold - Katy Perry (DEBUT)
92. Cheated On Me - Gavin DeGraw (93)
93. Espana Cani - Charo (95)
94. Human - The Killers (DEBUT)
95. Rewind - Keo Nozari (DEBUT)
96. Spiralling - Keane (DEBUT)
97. Chicken Fried - The Zac Brown Band (99)
98. Paper Planes - M.I.A. (DEBUT)
99. Start A Band - Brad Paisley w/Keith Urban (DEBUT)
100. You Can Let Go - Crystal Shawanda (100)

Last week I had ten debuts, and this week continues the shift, with nine new songs. First off is the new single by Canadian band Nickelback. It's hard to believe their previous album, All The Right Reasons, was released over three years ago, since five of their songs from that CD made my top-40. Their upcoming release, Dark Horse, was produced by the band with uber-producer Robert "Mutt" Lange, of AC/DC-Def Leppard-Shania Twain fame. Here's "Gotta Be Somebody", and it's a great uplifting song, and it's my "pick" for the week.



This week sees two women of Southest Asian heritage debut on my list, and the first is Tina Sugandh. Born in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), and now from New Jersey, Sugandh has been a presence in the "Bollywood" scene due to her parents' careers and Tina also hosting AVS (that's the Bollywood clip show that always seems to be on on Saturday mornings on my cable). Her new effort, "Break Me", is a dance hit, but it still has that Bolly touch. Here's a clip for "Break Me" fromt he proclaimed "Tabla Girl"...



Kings of Leon may be a rock band consisting of Tennessee brothers (and a cousin), but they are wicked hot in the UK, where all four of their albums have made at least the top three, and their seventh top-40 British hit is their first #1. Here's "Sex On Fire"...

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Katy Perry had an international smash with "I Kissed A Girl", now she's dealing with a man who's "Hot N Cold"...very 80's-esque, I must say...

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The Killers are back with the first single from their upcoming album Day And Age, which is produced by Stuart Price, who was behind Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor album, and effectively brings back the new-new-wave drama that I liked from them...Here's "Human"...

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You may have seen New Yorker Keo Nozari on Logo TV either interviewed on in the Ones video "When We Get Together". Here he is with his first 2SC chart song, "Rewind"...

Rewind - Keo Nozari

And now British band Keane follows up their classic album Under The Iron Sea with a great new taste of the upcoming album, which I just bought last week. Here's "Spiralling"...



And now for the second South Asian debut - in this case Sri Lankan Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, or M.I.A., as the world knows her. Daughter of Tamil revolutionaries, her fighting spirits comes through on her two excellent albums of hip-hop and world music to something totally distinctive. Her song "Paper Planes" is now getting hot due to its inclusion in the Seth Rogan vehicle "Pineapple Express". Here's Paper Planes...



Finally, current country superstars Brad Paisley and Keith Urban team up for the first single from Brad's upcoming album, Play, here's "Start A Band"...



take care and good night, y'all!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tweety's on FY-AH!

I've been lax, but a bit guilty. I was ready to make up a "Cee U Next Tuesday" special triple-award for the week, since the republican idiot trifecta of Nancy Pfotenhauer, Michelle Bachmann, and their pageant queen Ms. Informed Sarah Palin, I felt like I was ready for too much seeming ve-jay-jay hate. That's by far not the case, except in the case of these three. I'll expound more later, but in the meantime, I've been enjoying Palin's trip in the waters answering a simple question about what her JOB is that she's running for, and giving a wrong answer to even that. Here's Chris Matthews, who usually works me cause he's a little too "for the game", schooling botox-face Nancy Pfotenhauer who looks like she's having an aneurysm defending Palin's answer. Watch in awe.

Ho! HaHa! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust!

The State of the McCain campaign at this point....



Which always elicits such reaction in myself...



Ha Ha! it IS to laugh!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Twostepcub's music chart for October 17, 2008...


Hey everyone, it's time for my tunes for the week. This week Rihanna spends a second week on top, while Estelle (pictured above) makes it to the top-5. Former big hits by Sara Bareilles, Rihanna, and OneRepublic drop out of the chart, while Robin Thicke, Morgan Page, and Metallica make the biggest jumps. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the name of any artist to go to their website (right click to bring it up in another tab or window). Welcome Autumn!


This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Disturbia - Rihanna (1)
2. Viva La Vida - Coldplay (3)
3. What About Now - Daughtry (5)
4. All Summer Long - Kid Rock (2)
5. American Boy - Estelle f/Kanye West (6)
6. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz (7)
7. Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson (11)
8. Closer - Ne-Yo (4)
9. Love Remains The Same - Gavin Rossdale (8)
10. Don't Think I Don't Think About It - Darius Rucker (12)
11. Shake It - Metro Station (10)
12. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R. (16)
13. Into The Nightlife - Cyndi Lauper (15)
14. Do You Believe Me Now - Jimmy Wayne (9)
15. And I Try - Bimbo Jones (19)
16. Shut Up & Let Me Go - The Ting Tings (13)
17. You're The Only One - Eric Benet (17)
18. Chasing Pavements - Adele (23)
19. Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson (20)
20. Rise Above This - Seether (21)
21. I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry (14)
22. You Make Me Feel - AnnaGrace (27)
23. All I Ever Wanted - Chuck Wicks (24)
24. I Love To Move In Here - Moby (25)
25. Believe - Staind (26)
26. Broken - Lifehouse (28)
27. Just Dance - Lady GaGa f/Colby O'Donis (18)
28. Better In Time - Leona Lewis (32)
29. Angel - Natasha Bedingfield (40)
30. Control Yourself - Erin Hamilton (30)
31. The Little Things - Colbie Caillat (34)
32. Pocketful Of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield (29)
33. You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring (43)
34. The Time Of My Life - David Cook (22)
35. You Turned The Tables - Robin (42)
36. It's Not My Time - 3 Doors Down (33)
37. Troublemaker - Weezer (46)
38. One Stop At A Time - Jordin Sparks (48)
39. Magic - Robin Thicke (61)
40. Just A Dream - Carrie Underwood (44)
41. I'll Walk - Bucky Covington (49)
42. The Day That Never Comes - Metallica (60)
43. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis (39)
44. Can You Feel That Sound - Georgie Porgie (55)
45. Move For Me - Kaskade f/Deadmau5 (47)
46. Relentless - Jason Aldean (36)
47. Let It Go - Tim McGraw (56)
48. Love Remembers - Craig Morgan (50)
49. In This Life - Delta Goodrem (57)
50. Bossy - Lindsay Lohan (68)
51. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven - Kenny Chesney f/ The Wailers (53)
52. Here With Me - Alyson (38)
53. Crash & Burn - Nadia Ali (66)
54. Waitin' On A Woman - Brad Paisley (45)
55. Beating My Heart - Jon McLaughlin (59)
56. You Look Good In My Shirt - Keith Urban (51)
57. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole (37)
58. Give It 2 Me - Madonna (35)
59. Re-Education (Through Labor) - Rise Against (73)
60. Black & Gold - Sam Sparro (64)
61. Let It Die - Foo Fighters (41)
62. Troubadour - George Strait (62)
63. Every Word - Ercola (63)
64. Strangers - Christian George (54)
65. Frozen - Tami Chynn (77)
66. We Don't Have To Look Back Now - Puddle Of Mudd (71)
67. If I Never See Your Face Again - Maroon5 f/Rihanna (31)
68. Give Some Love - Antoine Clamaran f/Lulu Hughes (52)
69. Boyfriend - Alphabeat (69)
70. In Color - Jamey Johnson (70)
71. So What - Pink (76)
72. Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade (87)
73. Leave Out All The Rest - Linkin Park (83)
74. She Never Cried In Front Of Me - Toby Keith (75)
75. Call My Name - Morgan Page f/Tyler James (94)
76. Crush - David Archuleta (81)
77. I Decided - Solange (58)
78. Leavin' - Jesse McCartney (74)
79. I Don't Care - Apocalyptica f/Adam Gontier (91)
80. I'm Not Over - Carolina Liar (80)
81. Love's Gonna Bring You Back - Jason Antone (78)
82. Roll With Me - Montgomery Gentry (92)
83. When I Grow Up - Pussycat Dolls (85)
84. Looking For A Good Time - Lady Antebellum (86)
85. Country Man - Luke Bryan (88)
86. Already Gone - Sugarland (DEBUT)
87. I Still Miss You - Keith Anderson (72)
88. Johnny & June - Heidi Newfield (89)
89. The River - Noel Gourdin (84)
90. Love Story - Taylor Swift (98)
91. Here - Rascal Flatts (DEBUT)
92. What I Want - Bob Sinclar p/Fireball (DEBUT)
93. Cheated On Me - Gavin DeGraw (DEBUT)
94. Faded - Cascada (96)
95. Espana Cani - Charo (DEBUT)
96. Bad Girlfriend - Theory Of A Deadman (DEBUT)
97. Anything Goes - Randy Houser (DEBUT)
98. The Space Dance - Danny Tenaglia (DEBUT)
99. Chicken Fried - The Zac Brown Band (DEBUT)
100. You Can Let Go - Crystal Shawanda (DEBUT)

This week there are ten new songs, starting with country band Sugarland, with the third single from their album, Love On The Inside, following "All I Want To Do" and "Life In A Northern Town", it's a beautiful waltz. Here's "Already Gone"...



Next up, another big country group more in the Eagles' pop-country vein, Rascal Flatts, mine their Still Feels Good album for its fifth single to make my playlist, it's much more in line with traditional country radio than their last effort, "Bob That Head". Here's "Here"...



French DJ Bob Sinclar revamps "What I Want" by reggaeton performer Fireball to be the third single from his Soundz of Freedom album to show up on my list, after the title track and "Together"...



Gavin DeGraw's self-titled album, his second major-label release, popped in the US top 10 album charts earlier this year, and the first single from that, "In Love With A Girl", had a respectable run on my chart earlier this year. The followup, "Cheated On Me", returns him to my list...



Now comes the surprise of the week. Charo. Yes, Charo. The Spanish flamenco guitarist of the late-60's and 70's was one of the first "TV celebrities" that I could remember, meaning those who were famous, but you really don't remember why. I certainly don't remember as a kid knowing she was an accomplished guitarist, but there ya go. Universal Wave records have released mixes of Charo's "Espana Cani" which have done well in the dance clubs. I even bought the single on I-Tunes...Here's the Twisted Dee Brazilian remix of "Espana Cani"...



Canadian rock band Theory Of A Deadman, from British Columbia, was signed by Nickelback's Chad Kroeger. Their third album, Scars And Souvenirs, has the cool new single "Bad Girlfriend", which I'm sure is playing in a slew of stripper bars right now...



Mississippi-born country singer Randy Houser co-wrote Trace Adkins' smash "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk", which made #1 on my list back in 2005 (before I had this blog, even). His first album arrives next month, and the first single, "Anything Goes", debuts here..

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Danny Tenaglia was one of the premier DJ's of the nineties, and his mixes of other artists'songs were a mainstay of club life. He even topped the Billboard Dance charts with "Elements". His newest song, "The Space Dance", doesn't stray far from those tribal throwdowns...



As far from the New York clubs as you can come, the Zac Brown Band brings a little "Chicken Fried" to my chart...



And finally, the second Canadian-bred song from Crystal Shawanda of Ontario sneaks on to the top-100 with her first single, the inspirational "You Can Let Go". This is from her album Dawn Of A New Day, which according to her record label is the highest charting album by a full-blooded Native American in the soundscan era (since at least 1991, that is). She was profiled by CMT in a biographical series detailing her trip to the big-leagues.

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a sad passing....

Levi Stubbs (Bottom left) with the Four Tops

It's a sad day in music today, as the great Levi Stubbs, lead singer of the Four Tops, passed away at the age of 72. When I was a child I adored the Tops (and by no means were they the thing in the early to mid-1980's), and "Bernadette" is in the top-5 of my favorite songs of all time. In fact I considered "Reach Out, I'll Be There"/"Standing In The Shadows Of Love"/"Bernadette" the "holy trinity" of pop music. I carried their Anthology double-cassette in my Walkman with me everywhere, and their music has lifted my spirits and soothed my pain for decades. I regret not seeing them live.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Morning deep thought....


Does Todd Palin even work anymore? With all the shit about he being a union guy and all, he sure ain't minding any business up there, and he sure isn't there to nanny the baby (that's apparently the 7-year-old's job)...

Maybe that's why he has so much time to play Desperate Housewife in Alaska to get his ex-brother-in-law canned?

Corallary to deep thought - When is the network news going to give equal time to Palin's involvement with the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Philly, you didn't let me down...

Got home, and got to see the reaction at the Wachovia Center for VP shitbag Sarah Palin attempting a freebie by dropping the puck....resounding boos...



(nice trying to use one of your spawn to try to shield you)

Fuck you, Snider, for putting them there in the first place. I only wish I could've been there with an Obama/Biden placard myself.

Meanwhile, in reality land here's Obama doing the real deal in Philly earlier today..

Friday, October 10, 2008

Twostepcub's music chart for October 10, 2008...

Hey guys, it's time for my tunes for the week. This week Coldplay finally drops from the top slot to make way for Rihanna, while Ne-Yo (pictured above) moves up in the top-5.Big hits by Danity Kane, Michelle Williams, and Weezer drop off the list, while Tami Chynn, Lindsay Lohan, and Weezer (again!) make the biggest jumps. Link-O-Rama is still in full effect, so you can click on the name of any of the artists below to go to their website (better to right-click to bring it up in a new window). Peace out.

This Week Artist/Song (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Disturbia - Rihanna (3)
2. All Summer Long - Kid Rock (2)
3. Viva La Vida - Coldplay (1)
4. Closer - Ne-Yo (5)
5. What About Now - Daughtry (9)
6. American Boy - Estelle f/Kanye West (8)
7. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz (7)
8. Love Remains The Same - Gavin Rossdale (6)
9. Do You Believe Me Now - Jimmy Wayne (4)
10. Shake It - Metro Station (11)
11. Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson (15)
12. Don't Think I Don't Think About It - Darius Rucker (13)
13. Shut Up & Let Me Go - Ting Tings (14)
14. I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry (10)
15. Into The Nightlife - Cyndi Lauper (16)
16. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R. (17)
17. You're The Only One - Eric Benet (20)
18. Just Dance - Lady GaGa f/Colby O'Donis (18)
19. And I Try - Bimbo Jones (29)
20. Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson (21)
21. Rise Above This - Seether (22)
22. The Time Of My Life - David Cook (12)
23. Chasing Pavements - Adele (27)
24. All I Ever Wanted - Chuck Wicks (28)
25. I Love To Move In Here - Moby (32)
26. Believe - Staind (30)
27. You Make Me Feel - AnnaGrace (35)
28. Broken - Lifehouse (36)
29. Pocketful Of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield (26)
30. Control Yourself - Erin Hamilton (34)
31. If I Never See Your Face Again - Maroon5 f/Rihanna (19)
32. Better In Time - Leona Lewis (45)
33. It's Not My Time - 3 Doors Down (31)
34. The Little Things - Colbie Caillat (42)
35. Give It 2 Me - Madonna (24)
36. Relentless - Jason Aldean (39)
37. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole (38)
38. Here With Me - Alyson (37)
39. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis (33)
40. Angel - Natasha Bedingfield (48)
41. Let it Die - Foo Fighters (23)
42. You Turned The Tables - Robin (51)
43. You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring (53)
44. Just A Dream - Carrie Underwood (49)
45. Waitin' On A Woman - Brad Paisley (40)
46. Troublemaker - Weezer (58)
47. Move For Me - Kaskade f/Deadmau5 (47)
48. One Step At A Time - Jordin Sparks (52)
49. I'll Walk - Bucky Covington (57)
50. Love Remembers - Craig Morgan (54)
51. You Look Good In My Shirt - Keith Urban (43)
52. Give Some Love - Antoine Clamaran f/Lulu Hughes (41)
53. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven - Kenny Chesney (55)
54. Strangers - Christian George (50)
55. Can You Feel That Sound - Georgie Porgie (66)
56. Let It Go - Tim McGraw (61)
57. In This Life - Delta Goodrem (60)
58. I Decided - Solange (44)
59. Beating My Heart - Jon McLaughlin (63)
60. The Day That Never Comes - Metallica (69)
61. Magic - Robin Thicke (65)
62. Troubadour - George Strait (62)
63. Every Word - Ercola (64)
64. Black & Gold - Sam Sparro (71)
65. Bottle It Up - Sara Bareilles (25)
66. Crash & Burn - Nadia Ali (74)
67. Holler Back - The Lost Trailers (68)
68. Bossy - Lindsay Lohan (81)
69. Boyfriend - Alphabeat (79)
70. In Color - Jamey Johnson (72)
71. We Don't Have To Look Back Now - Puddle Of Mudd (73)
72. I Still Miss You - Keith Anderson (46)
73. Re-Education (Through Labor) - Rise Against (84)
74. Leavin' - Jesse McCartney (56)
75. She Never Cried In Front Of Me - Toby Keith (77)
76. So What - Pink (86)
77. Frozen - Tami Chynn (95)
78. Love's Gonna Bring You Back - Jason Antone (78)
79. Stop & Stare - OneRepublic (67)
80. I'm Not Over - Carolina Liar (87)
81. Crush - David Archuleta (91)
82. Take A Bow - Rihanna (59)
83. Leave Out All The Rest - Linkin Park (DEBUT)
84. The River - Noel Gourdin (82)
85. When I Grow Up - Pussycat Dolls (85)
86. Looking For A Good Time - Lady Antebellum (90)
87. Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade (DEBUT)
88. Country Man - Luke Bryan (88)
89. Johnny & June - Heidi Newfield (89)
90. Go Go Girl - DJ Timbo (80)
91. I Don't Care - Apocalyptica f/Adam Gontier (98)
92. Roll With Me - Montgomery Gentry (94)
93. Heartbroken - T2 f/Jodie Aysha (93)
94. Call My Name - Morgan Page (DEBUT)
95. Just Stand Up - Artists Stand Up To Cancer (97)
96. Faded - Cascada (DEBUT)
97. Sounds So Good - Ashton Shepherd (99)
98. Love Story - Taylor Swift (DEBUT)
99. Looking 4 Men - Rosabel f/Tamara Wallace (100)
100. Free Fallin' - John Mayer (DEBUT)

This week there are six new songs on my list, starting with the fifth single from Linkin Park's Minutes To Midnight album, "Leave Out All The Rest". It strays from the faster rock of the other singles, and fits more with the power-ballad, like "In The End", if it were written for a movie...



Next up is Secondhand Serenade, nom-de-musique of Californian John Vesely, with the reflective "Fall For You" (this makes two emo-type ballads debuting the highest, must be my mood)....



Morgan Page, the Los Angeles DJ last seen here with "The Longest Road", teams up with British singer Tyler James for "Call My Name"...



The second single from German dance act Cascada's album Perfect Day is "Faded", a bouncy electro-pop tune with a sassy lyric...



Taylor Swift previews her upcoming album continuing the pleasant country-pop of her previous efforts with "Love Story"...



Finally, John Mayer sneaks in with his live rendition of Tom Petty's classic hit, "Free Fallin'"...



Have peaceful dreams, SB. 143.

OK, NOW can we say she's an idiot?

Here's Sarah Palin's SAT record. She scored an 841 out of 1600. Let me put it this way. The theortical lowest score you can get at that time is a 400. This explains her chosen ignorance to facts and "Mean Girls" high-school girl philosophy. This is who you want leading our country?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Cindy McCain, go the $&%# away!



Cindy McCain, you drug-addled bitch, how DARE you question Obama for voting against a bill for troop funding because it excludes a timeline, just as your flaccid fuckball of a husband voting against a troop funding that DID include a timeline! Take your botoxed ugly-ass face out of Pennsylvania, and stick those overpriced "shoes" you want to switch up your bony diapered ass!
You have absolutely no class, and deserve to be in JAIL for the shit you pulled. At least when Obama serves on a charity board, he doesn't steal drugs to feed their fucking addiction, you idiot. And if you had such a "chill", why didn't you tell him yourself at the debate? Because you are a coward, and always will be.

Have I made myself clear?

And for a more polite discourse on the evil practices of Palin politics, John Eskow's article on Huffingtonpost is definitely worth a read.. here's just a piece...

Sarah Palin's mouth is where logic goes to die. She makes The Stepford Wives seem way too whacky and spontaneous. And, of course, these are her good points. She is also a liar without conscience or basic decency. She gives fresh meaning to the great old Sinclair Lewis line, "When fascism comes to America it will come wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." If it was a mistake to underestimate Palin -- and it certainly was -- it's not because of any hidden political skills or native smarts on her part; it was because deep down in her insufferably smug soul--that knowledge-denying, Other-fearing, witch-doctored heart of darkness--she connects with the absolute worst in her audience, giving license to the same lynch-party lust that gave Joe McCarthy his fifteen minutes of fame--and condemned thousands of good men and women to broken careers, bullshit trials, and suicide.


Go here to read the whole article....it brings it home in a nutshell.

And for the pig of a sheriff here that shouts the Hussein middle name like a racial slur, I really really hope you lose your fucking job.





fucking cue-ball-headed pig.

Republican douchebag of the week....

Fuck the Philadelphia Flyers. Repeat, FUCK them.

Ed Snider, owner of the Flyers, has injected politics into hockey by inviting self-described "hockey-mom" and proven hate-mongerer Sarah Palin to "drop the puck" at the upcoming Flyers-Rangers game this coming Saturday in his arena - an arena that consqeuently that was financed with the help of taxpayer money. And this is while and Palin-McCain coward show has been travelling around Pennsyltucky promoting a false "domestic terrorist" connection from Obama serving on a charitable board set up by the Republican Annenberg family with Joseph Ayres, a former militant activist who has (even beyond the tenuous connection) paid his debt to society for any wrongdoing and is a vital member of the University Of Illinois faculty anyway. People have been driven to chants of "terrorist" and "Kill him!" and "off with his head" at their Nazi-ist rallies.

Infusing a sports event with this shallow political stench, and Mr. Snider, you are a fucktard who doesnt deserve a winning team (oh, yeah, you haven't had one, have you?) And such, I hope the Rangers KICK YOUR ASS and fuck up your team royally at the game. Every check that goes on I'll think of you, you big pussy.

Friday, October 03, 2008

More deep thoughts...

What war does McCain know how to win? Last time I checked, we kind of LOST Vietnam.

And what the fuck is the "WE know what evil is" bullshit? Like no one else can?

I just can't tell if she's either mentally challenged or socially stunted. One thing for sure, if their was a Pride Parade for stupid people, she'd be Grand Marshall.

twostepcub's music chart for October 3, 2008...


Hey folks, happy October! It's time for my tunes for the week. This week Coldplay hangs on for an eighth week at the top, while Rihanna (pictured above) is closing in in the top-3. The biggest jumps come from Metallica, Georgie Porgie, and Nadia Ali (big jumps in red), while big hits by Lifehouse, Yoko Ono, Daughtry, Saving Abel, and the Disturbed drop off the list. Link-o-rama is in full effect, so you can click on the name of any artist/band to go to their website.

MMM...Chicken Korma...

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Viva La Vida - Coldplay (1)
2. All Summer Long - Kid Rock (2)
3. Disturbia - Rihanna (4)
4. Do You Believe Me Now - Jimmy Wayne (6)
5. Closer - Ne-Yo (5)
6. Love Remains The Same - Gavin Rossdale (3)
7. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz (7)
8. American Boy - Estelle f/Kanye West (9)
9. What About Now - Daughtry (11)
10. I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry (8)
11. Shake It - Metro Station (13)
12. The Time Of My Life - David Cook (10)
13. Don't Think I Don't Think About It - Darius Rucker (15)
14. Shut Up And Let Me Go - The Ting Tings (22)
15. Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson (21)
16. Into The Nightlife - Cyndi Lauper (18)
17. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R. (26)
18. Just Dance - Lady GaGa f/Colby O'Donis (20)
19. If I Never See Your Face Again - Maroon5 f/Rihanna (12)
20. You're The Only One - Eric Benet (24)
21. Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson (25)
22. Rise Above This - Seether (23)
23. Let It Die - Foo Fighters (17)
24. Give It 2 Me - Madonna (14)
25. Bottle It Up - Sara Bareilles (19)
26. Pocketful Of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield (16)
27. Chasing Pavements - Adele (31)
28. All I Ever Wanted - Chuck Wicks (32)
29. And I Try - Bimbo Jones (35)
30. Believe - Staind (37)
31. It's Not My Time - 3 Doors Down (27)
32. I Love To Move In Here - Moby (47)
33. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis (29)
34. Control Yourself - Erin Hamilton (34)
35. You Make Me Feel - AnnaGrace (43)
36. Broken - Lifehouse (42)
37. Here With Me - Alyson (38)
38. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole (39)
39. Relentless - Jason Aldean (41)
40. Waitin' On A Woman - Brad Paisley (40)
41. Give Some Love - Antoine Clamaran f/Lulu Hughes (33)
42. The Little Things - Colbie Caillat (45)
43. You Look Good In My Shirt - Keith Urban (30)
44. I Decided - Solange (36)
45. Better In Time - Leona Lewis (52)
46. I Still Miss You - Keith Anderson (28)
47. Move For Me - Kaskade f/Deadmau5 (48)
48. Angel - Natasha Bedingfield (54)
49. Just A Dream - Carrie Underwood (51)
50. Strangers - Christian George (50)
51. You Turned The Tables - Robin (61)
52. One Step At A Time - Jordin Sparks (56)
53. You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring (67)
54. Love Remembers - Craig Morgan (58)
55. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven - Kenny Chesney (57)
56. Leavin' - Jesse McCartney (49)
57. I'll Walk - Bucky Covington (65)
58. Troublemaker - Weezer (71)
59. Take A Bow - Rihanna (44)
60. In This Life - Delta Goodrem (62)
61. Let It Go - Tim McGraw (78)
62. Troubadour - George Strait (63)
63. Beating My Heart - Jon McLaughlin (74)
64. Every Word - Ercola (66)
65. Magic - Robin Thicke (73)
66. Can You Feel That Sound - Georgie Porgie (89)
67. Stop & Stare - OneRepublic (60)
68. Holler Back - The Lost Trailers (70)
69. The Day That Never Comes - Metallica (100)
70. Pork & Beans - Weezer (46)
71. Black & Gold - Sam Sparro (86)
72. In Color - Jamey Johnson (84)
73. We Don't Have To Turn Back Now - Puddle Of Mudd (81)
74. Crash & Burn - Nadia Ali (96)
75. Should've Said No - Taylor Swift (69)
76. We Break The Dawn - Michelle Williams (53)
77. She Never Cried In Front Of Me - Toby Keith (80)
78. Love's Gonna Lead You Back - Jason Antone (79)
79. Boyfriend - Alphabeat (DEBUT)
80. GoGo Girl - DJ Timbo (82)
81. Bossy - Lindsay Lohan (DEBUT)
82. The River - Noel Gourdin (72)
83. All I Want To Do - Sugarland (75)
84. Re-Education (Through Labor) - Rise Against (DEBUT)
85. When I Grow Up - Pussycat Dolls (85)
86. So What - Pink (94)
87. I'm Not Over - Carolina Liar (93)
88. Country Man - Luke Bryan (90)
89. Johnny & June - Heidi Newfield (91)
90. Looking For A Good Time - Lady Antebellum (98)
91. Crush - David Archuleta (DEBUT)
92. The One - Kylie Minogue (88)
93. Heartbroken - T2 f/Jodie Aysha (DEBUT)
94. Roll With Me - Montgomery Gentry (99)
95. Frozen - Tami Chynn (DEBUT)
96. Damaged - Danity Kane (77)
97. Just Stand Up - Artists Stand Up To Cancer (DEBUT)
98. I Don't Care - Apocalyptica f/Adam Gontier (DEBUT)
99. Sounds So Good - Ashton Shepherd (DEBUT)
100. Looking 4 Men - Rosabel f/Tamara Wallace (DEBUT)

This week there are ten new songs, starting with a band from Denmark that's been having much success in Britain. Alphabeat's third single from their eponymic debut album, "Boyfriend", followed their "Fascination" and "10000 Nights" into the top-20 in the UK, and with good cause. The retro-early-80's style if great in its own right, but former Stock-Aiken-Waterman mixer Pete Hammond was called in to give the tune it's own Bananarama-esque makeover. Awesomely fun, and my pick hit of the week, and the video is tops too, with the plucked from the past dancers and cassettes of doom....



Next up is actress/singer/tabloid fodder/celebre-lesbian Lindsay Lohan proving that a cute danceable song and pro-Tools can craft anybody into a hit. "Bossy" is a by-numbers but enjoyable dance tune, and Mike Rizzo's remix is the best, with his trademark drama synths and pop sensibility. It's not groundbreaking, but it's a very respectable return to the radio for Lohan.



Chicago neo-punk band Rise Against's third major-label album, Appeal To Reason, comes out next week, and the first single from the album, "Re-Education (Through Labor)" is their first appearance on my list (two previous songs, "Prayer For The Refugee" and "The Good Left Undone" almost made it). Staying true to their leftist political views, the song rails against the current world evils done in the name of religion and greed. Cool video starting with a quote from John Kennedy...



American Idol winner David Cook's "The Time Of My Life" drops from the top-10 this week, so it's only fitting that his season's runner-up, David Archuleta, debuts with his first post-idol original song, "Crush". It's a lot more polished and adult than I had expected, and the production is very safely in the boy-band ballad mode his audience is looking for when his debut album drops in November...



Mysteriously-named T2 is a DJ/producer from Leeds, a city in northern England. His style is called bassline, which evolved from 2-step garage dance music of the late 90's, to a four-four beat that sometimes is paired with sped-up female R&B vocals, in this case supplied by Jodie Aysha, who wrote their song "Heartbroken", which was a smash in the UK last year (making it to #2 on the official British chart).



Tami Chynn hails from Kingston, Jamaica (born Tami Chin to a Chinese/Cherokee father and African/British Mother), and has been active in the reggae scene for a couple years. Her current album is more pop/R&B oriented, and first single "Frozen" is cool and smooth like current star Rihanna's music is, as she pairs with Senegalese superstar Akon...



The latest all-star charity single is "Just Stand Up" credited to "Artists Stand Up To Cancer", and it's a who-who of female superstars. On the studio version, appearing in order, are Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Leona Lewis, Keyshia Cole, Miley Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes, Natasha Bedingfield, Ciara, Melissa Etheridge, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, and Ashanti. WOW. And delightfully, it's not the usual paste-together diva-trip. This clip has the lyrics and who's singing..



(And here's the live version, with a couple substitutes in singing)



Well we had some Danes debut, now for some Finns. From Finland, that is. Heavy Metal band Apocalyptica hails from Helsinki and specialize in using the cello (yes, the cello) as the prominent instrument in their work, as three of the four members are cellists. They team up with singer Adam Gontier from the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace, for the Gothic "I Don't Care"...



Country singer Ashton Shepherd follows up her hit "Takin' Off This Pain" with the breezy "Sounds So Good", which "sounds so much like Sugarland!...



And finally, super DJ's Ralph Rosario and Abel Aguilera, under the name Rosabel, have had five #1 dance songs in Billboard. This time, they recruit singer Tamara Wallace (the lead singer of Funky Green Dogs) for "Looking 4 Men"...

Rosabel Attitude Edit - Rosabel Featuring Tamara Wallace

take care.

You tube clip of the week....

Thanks Americablog, for turning me onto this...



You can get this song on myspace from this link....

Deep thought...

Watching the debate last night was like watching a history teacher debating a brain stem.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Required pre-dated levity....

So tonight is the hyped "big night". The debate between vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. There's been so much spin in the past week on both sides you could probably power a small town with the centrifugal energy. I expect, as a lot have said, that Palin will try to divert most questions to her on stories/talking points, while Biden will be over-selfconcious from trying not to gaffe. In the meantime the unimitable Rude Pundit is on a tear better than I've seen. You must read this for a fun and scandalous laugh before the date. Here's just a teaser from it (UPDATE edited for extra-overthetop rudeness)...

"I don't wanna fuckin' hear about this dink anymore. I don't wanna know about how she went to five different safety schools before squeezing out a vanity degree like a turd from a constipated old man. I don't wanna hear about her <too rude for here> baby. I don't wanna hear about her knocked-up teenage daughter. I don't wanna hear about her fuckin' redneck husband. Fuck them. They are the ones who need to be led, not the ones who need to be leading. So I don't give a fuck about what Bush with boobs here has to say about jack shit. And you know what else? I don't wanna hear about the wisdom of small town America. You know where the Founders spent their time? In the cities. In Paris. In London. Small towns? That's called 'isolation.' And it's bullshit political talk for 'white,' Gwen. Oh, do I sound elitist? If it's elitist to want to elect people who actually have a thought in their head about more than whether or not to name the next child 'Remington' or 'Colt,' then, fine, fuck me, it's elitist.

Click here for the whole shebang...

Second required pre-debate reading albeit a little more gentile is Matt Taibbi's Rolling Stone article about Palin....

Sarah Palin is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the modern United States. As a representative of our political system, she's a new low in reptilian villainy, the ultimate cynical masterwork of puppeteers like Karl Rove. But more than that, she is a horrifying symbol of how little we ask for in return for the total surrender of our political power. Not only is Sarah Palin a fraud, she's the tawdriest, most half-assed fraud imaginable, 20 floors below the lowest common denominator, a character too dumb even for daytime TV — and this country is going to eat her up, cheering her every step of the way. All because most Americans no longer have the energy to do anything but lie back and allow ourselves to be jacked off by the calculating thieves who run this grasping consumer paradise we call a nation.

Click here for the whole article....

(Hat Tip to John Cole's awesome Balloon Juice blog)