Thursday, February 26, 2009

Under the blue skies...




Here's the first three pictures from Vegas. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, exactly. We went there on the first full day there, as I've done on every trip I've been, and it never ever gets old. It's one of my favorite places in the US, and I really should plan entire day for it. When it's warmer. If you're in Vegas, it is so worth renting a car just to take the trip there.

twostepcub's music chart for February 20, 2009...

Hey everybody, I know I'm a bit late, but I'm tryin' to catch up....this flu is finally leaving but I've slept most of the day off. Yech. I wanted to put up my songs for the week from last week, just to keep it flowing, though Link-O-Rama will resume in full for this coming weekend's chart, but this week I added links to the websites of the new debut songs. Just click to find out more about 'em.

This week Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" makes the big turnaround by making it to the top for the first week. She debuted back in June with the song, which had a run in the top-20, dropped down to #57, then makes it all the way, while having a second song climbing as well.

Meanwhile, Beyonce (pictured above with Hugh Jackman) may have had a wardrobe malfunction at the Oscars, but she manages to put two songs in the top-10 this week. The biggest moves come from Shontelle, Kelly Clarkson, and The Ting Tings, while songs by Ercola, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Secondhand Serenade, and Solange drop out. Cough, cough!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Just Dance - Lady GaGa f/Colby O'Donis (3)
2. Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback (1)
3. Hot N Cold - Katy Perry (2)
4. Human - The Killers (4)
5. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce (10)
6. I Hate This Part - The Pussycat Dolls (9)
7. Let It Rock - Kevin Rudolf f/Lil' Wayne (8)
8. Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon (6)
9. Keeps Gettin' Better - Christina Aguilera (5)
10. If I Were A Boy - Beyonce (12)
11. Sweet Thing - Keith Urban (13)
12. Second Chance - Shinedown (16)
13. Love Hurts - Incubus (15)
14. Heartless - Kanye West (21)
15. Feel That Fire - Dierks Bentley (17)
16. Addicted - Saving Abel (14)
17. Don't - Billy Currington (7)
18. Breakdown - Seether (20)
19. Let Me Be Myself - 3 Doors Down (11)
20. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz (18)
21. Light On - David Cook (23)
22. Circus - Britney Spears (29)
23. Love Story - Taylor Swift (27)
24. Lovers In Japan - Coldplay (28)
25. Fame (The Game) - Donna Summer (25)
26. Here I Stand - Usher (31)
27. I Don't Care - Apocalyptica f/Adam Gontier (19)
28. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R. (26)
29. Miles Away - Madonna (30)
30. IfULeave - Musiq Soulchild f/Mary J. Blige (34)
31. White Horse - Taylor Swift (36)
32. Behind - Flanders (22)
33. Ooh Yeah - Moby (37)
34. I Will - Jimmy Wayne (38)
35. Never - Kristine W. (43)
36. I Stay In Love - Mariah Carey (44)
37. You Found Me - The Fray (40)
38. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson (54)
39. What I Cannot Change - LeAnn Rimes (47)
40. Where I Stood - Missy Higgins (42)
41. We're The Pet Shop Boys - Robbie Williams f/Pet Shop Boys (32)
42. Decode - Paramore (48)
43. Sober - Pink (53)
44. That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings (56)
45. She Wouldn't Be Gone - Blake Shelton (45)
46. Poker Face - Lady GaGa (58)
47. God Love Her - Toby Keith (49)
48. Down The Road - Kenny Chesney f/Mac McAnally (50)
49. The Sweetest Love - Robin Thicke (51)
50. Without You - Hinder (52)
51. Love Remains The Same - Gavin Rossdale (46)
52. Gives You Hell - All-American Rejects (61)
53. Run - Leona Lewis (33)
54. Let Me - Pat Green (55)
55. It Won't Be Like This For Long - Darius Rucker (57)
56. Imagination - Jes (62)
57. Better In Time - Leona Lewis (35)
58. Twisted (Got Me Goin' 'Round) - Ultra Nate (41)
59. Magic (Touch) - Robin Thicke (39)
60. River Of Love - George Strait (64)
61. T-Shirt - Shontelle (79)
62. Cowgirls Don't Cry - Brooks & Dunn f/Reba McEntire (65)
63. Womanizer - Britney Spears (59)
64. More Like Her - Miranda Lambert (76)
65. Country Boy - Alan Jackson (60)
66. Eat You Up - BoA (75)
67. Broken - Lifehouse (63)
68. So What - Pink (66)
69. Broken Strings - James Morrison f/Nelly Furtado (80)
70. Infinity 2008 - Guru Josh Project (71)
71. Live Your Life - T.I. f/Rihanna (67)
72. Last Call - Lee Ann Womack (72)
73. What About Now - Daughtry (68)
74. The Loving Kind - Girls Aloud (84)
75. You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring (69)
76. Don't Think I Can't Love You - Jake Owen (82)
77. Rock And Roll - Eric Hutchinson (78)
78. Not Meant To Be - Theory Of A Deadman (88)
79. Feel Your Love - Kim Sozzi (87)
80. Away - Enrique Iglesias f/Sean Garrett (90)
81. Angel On My Shoulder - Kaskade (83)
82. Bring The Love - Nicki Richards (DEBUT)
83. When It Hurts - Avant (85)
84. Joyful Sound - Debby Holiday (86)
85. Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat (DEBUT)
86. Sometime Around Midnight - Airborne Toxic Event (94)
87. Nothing To Die For - Tim McGraw (93)
88. Day N Nite - Kid Cudi vs. Crookers (98)
89. A Tiny Shoe - Jimmy D. Robinson (91)
90. Ride - Martina McBride (92)
91. Get On Your Boots - U2 (DEBUT)
92. That's A Man - Jack Ingram (96)
93. Feel Good Drag - Anberlin (95)
94. Cool - Anthony Hamilton f/David Banner (DEBUT)
95. Tatoue Moi - Mikelangelo Loconte (100)
96. 1,2,3,4 - Plain White T's (RE-ENTRY)
97. It's America - Rodney Atkins (99)
98. Everything Is Fine - Josh Turner (DEBUT)
99. Crack The Shutters - Snow Patrol (DEBUT)
100. How 'Bout You Don't - The Lost Trailers (DEBUT)

This week seven new songs debut, while one more returns. The highest comes from dance singer Nicki Richards, who is a longtime touring singer who has performed with the likes of Madonna, Tina Turner, and Celine Dion. In the early 90's she had two top-40 hits on the R&B charts, and at the beginning of the century, paired with House legend Frankie Knuckles for a top-20 dance hit. She's back on the dance chart, all on her own now, with "Bring The Love", here as the remix by the great duo of Tony Moran and Warren Rigg...my pick for the week.


Bring The Love (Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Anthem Mix) - Nicki Richards

Next up is Jason Mraz, who is still hanging around the top-20 with his never-dying "I'm Yours". Mraz pairs up with fellow adult-pop star and Jennifer Aniston stand-in Colbie Caillat (jk) for the breezy "Lucky", coming in time for the Valentine's season. She's on the beach maybe in California, while he's in...well it looks like he's in Belgium.



Well I can remember when U2 were the younguns of the rock crowd. Jeez. In their 29th year since their debut with "I Will Follow", Bono and the boys come back with the first single from their first studio album in 4 years, No Line On The Horizon. It follows in the chaotic starters like "The Fly", "Discotheque", and "Numb". Here's "Get On Your Boots"...



Neo-soul crooner Anthony Hamilton won a Grammy this year for his pairing with Al Green on "You've Got The Love I Need" from Green's Lay It Down album. For his own CD, Hamilton teams with rapper David Banner (no, not the Hulk) to place his first 2SC song, "Cool".



The Plain White T's hung around my chart a little earlier, making it to #87 with the song that re-enters, "1,2,3,4" (otherwise known as "Hey There Delilah" part two)...



With his third and title single from his latest album, country traditionalist Josh Turner turns a hat trick on my list with "Everything Is Fine"...



Snow Patrol, the crossover UK band that's neither Coldplay nor Radiohead, replicate the mood of their massive "Chasing Cars" song with the dreamy "Crack The Shutters"...



and finally, country band the Lost Trailers were here last with "Holler Back", and follow up with the more serious "How 'Bout You Don't"...



take care, and thanks for readin'...comment if you like somethin'...even better go support 'em and buy their single or album...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sin (and sick) city....

Well my trip to Vegas is come and gone, and of course too quickly. I wish I had a few more days in theory, but since I caught a horrible cold that has since turned into the flu, making the planeride back almost unbearable, maybe for now it was for the best. I'll post some pics tomorrow, but thank you SB for being my doctor, gopher, and porter during that crazy Sunday. I think I sweated five pounds off after the Advil, but you'd never know it, eh?

Vegas airport security ran real smoothly for a change, which was made up my the total chaos at the US Airways boarding gate which allowed everyone to just shove their 2 immense carry-ons wherever they choose leaving me with nowhere to put mine - I tried to shift things around, was told off by one air-maid that i can't do that (wait, isn't this the section for MY row?) then, still sweating and under medication, couldnt see another space, then was threatened by another sky-hooker that looked like a more-pissy Lisa Lampanelli because I couldnt fit my stuff (which was the one duffel supposed to go in the overhead, and my computer bag, which only had my laptop in it flat). She then took it and shoved it upship. Then said don't give her grief. Thank god it did fall or crack. Stupid shit. All becuase the rest of the trash refuses to pay the 15$ checked bag charge, so bringing obviously oversize rollons onboard. Yet I get called out. Fuck You, you Lisa Lampanelli looking hag, whatever. It's a day late but you're my Cee U Next Tuesday of the week. Your award? It's in the overhead compartment. Go find it, bitch.

Sorry , cubby, calm down...

(Not to give the wrong impression, but I do fly a lot, not crazy a lot but at least 3-4 times a year, round trip, and I'm always trying to go out of my way, and be low-maintenance, and always get along with the flight staff. I was sick, but this was ridiculuously mismanaged. They really need to plan out strategy on these overhead things. No one should be allowed on a full flight to put two big bags up top. Period.)

Anyway. I did have a good time otherwise, had some great food, saw wonderful sights, and did a lot of walking. Thanks for being there, SB.

Dance, Beyatches!

Hey everyone...

I've been sick with the flu since I've been back from Vegas, so sorry for the delay. I'll try to have my music up tonight, and maybe tomorrow some pictures from the trip, but until then, here's to trying to be as happy as this guy is. I think that may be the secret of life.


BOOMBOX from Ely Kim on Vimeo.

Boombox by Ely Kim

Hat Tip to We Like Him, courtesy of The American Scene. Thanks. It made my day.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

twostepcub's music chart for February 13, 2009...

Good evening, and Happy Valentine's Day slash Friday the 13th to ya (no pun intended). It's time for my tunes for the week, and Nickelback spend an eighth week on top, while Americans King Of Leon, who are big in the UK, move up my top-10. Former big hits by John Legend and Coldplay drop off the chart, while in a week where 15 songs move at least 10 spaces, Lady GaGa, The Ting Tings, and Kelly Clarkson make the biggest jumps. Link-o-Rama is still in full effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any artist to go to their website. May love reign!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback (1)
2. Hot N Cold - Katy Perry (2)
3. Just Dance - Lady GaGa f/Colby O'Donis (5)
4. Human - The Killers (4)
5. Keeps Gettin' Better - Christina Aguilera (3)
6. Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon (8)
7. Don't - Billy Currington (9)
8. Let It Rock - Kevin Rudolf f/Lil' Wayne (10)
9. I Hate This Part - The Pussycat Dolls (13)
10. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce (16)
11. Let Me Be Myself - 3 Doors Down (7)
12. If I Were A Boy - Beyonce (14)
13. Sweet Thing - Keith Urban (17)
14. Addicted - Saving Abel (6)
15. Love Hurts - Incubus (19)
16. Second Chance - Shinedown (20)
17. Feel That Fire - Dierks Bentley (18)
18. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz (15)
19. I Don't Care - Apocalyptica f/Adam Gontier (11)
20. Breakdown - Seether (28)
21. Heartless - Kanye West (35)
22. Behind - Flanders (24)
23. Light On - David Cook (26)
24. Start A Band - Brad Paisley f/Keith Urban (12)
25. Fame (The Game) - Donna Summer (29)
26. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R. (23)
27. Love Story - Taylor Swift (37)
28. Lovers In Japan - Coldplay (32)
29. Circus - Britney Spears (39)
30. Miles Away - Madonna (30)
31. Here I Stand - Usher (36)
32. We're The Pet Shop Boys - Robbie Williams (25)
33. Run - Leona Lewis (33)
34. IfULeave - Musiq Soulchild f/Mary J. Blige (38)
35. Better In Time - Leona Lewis (22)
36. White Horse - Taylor Swift (40)
37. Ooh Yeah - Moby (47)
38. I Will - Jimmy Wayne (44)
39. Magic (Touch) - Robin Thicke f/Mary J. Blige (27)
40. You Found Me - The Fray (41)
41. Twisted (Got Me Goin' 'Round) - Ultra Nate (31)
42. Where I Stood - Missy Higgins (46)
43. Never - Kristine W. (59)
44. I Stay In Love - Mariah Carey (63)
45. She Wouldn't Be Gone - Blake Shelton (43)
46. Love Remains The Same - Gavin Rossdale (42)
47. What I Cannot Change - LeAnn Rimes (58)
48. Decode - Paramore (52)
49. God Love Her - Toby Keith (49)
50. Down The Road - Kenny Chesney f/Mac McAnally (51)
51. The Sweetest Love - Robin Thicke (50)
52. Without You - Hinder (56)
53. Sober - Pink (73)
54. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson (83)
55. Let Me - Pat Green (57)
56. That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings (82)
57. It Won't Be Like This For Long - Darius Rucker (61)
58. Poker Face - Lady GaGa (96)
59. Womanizer - Britney Spears (55)
60. Country Boy - Alan Jackson (62)
61. Gives You Hell - All-American Rejects (71)
62. Imagination - Jes (76)
63. Broken - Lifehouse (54)
64. River Of Love - George Strait (70)
65. Cowgirls Don't Cry - Brooks & Dunn f/Reba McEntire (69)
66. So What - Pink (66)
67. Live Your Life - T.I. f/Rihanna (67)
68. What About Now - Daughtry (68)
69. You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring (64)
70. Sandcastle Disco - Solange (48)
71. Infinity 2008 - Guru Josh Project (74)
72. Last Call - Lee Ann Womack (72)
73. Right Here (Departed) - Brandy (53)
74. Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade (45)
75. Eat You Up - BoA (81)
76. More Like Her - Miranda Lambert (86)
77. Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson (75)
78. Rock & Roll - Eric Hutchinson (80)
79. T-Shirt - Shontelle (DEBUT)
80. Broken Strings - James Morrison f/Nelly Furtado (94)
81. The Greatest - Michelle Williams (65)
82. Don't Think I Can't Love You - Jake Owen (87)
83. Angel On My Shoulder - Kaskade (85)
84. The Loving Kind - Girls Aloud (DEBUT)
85. When It Hurts - Avant (95)
86. Joyful Sound - Debby Holiday (90)
87. Feel Your Love - Kim Sozzi (Re-Entry)
88. Not Meant To Be - Theory Of A Deadman (92)
89. Every Word - Ercola (89)
90. Away - Enrique Iglesias f/Sean Garrett (DEBUT)
91. A Tiny Shoe - Jimmy D. Robinson (93)
92. Ride - Martina McBride (DEBUT)
93. Nothin' To Die For - Tim McGraw (DEBUT)
94. Sometime Around Midnight - Airborne Toxic Event (DEBUT)
95. Feel Good Drag - Anberlin (97)
96. That's A Man - Jack Ingram (98)
97. Sweat - Erin Stevenson (99)
98. Day N Nite - Kid Cudi vs. Crookers (DEBUT)
99. It's America - Rodney Atkins (100)
100. Tatoue Moi - Mikelangelo Loconte (DEBUT)

This week eight new songs debut, and one more re-enters. The highest debut is by singer Shontelle, who like Rihanna originally hails from the Caribbean nation of Barbados. She has had a career singing in the Bajan style (Barbadian Creole), and now expands to the US R&B market....



Next up is British super-girlgroup Girls Aloud, who have amassed twenty, yes twenty top-10 hits in the UK without making even a dent over here. It's a tragic shame, especially with such great material as this song penned by the Pet Shop Boys, here's "The Loving Kind"..



Kim Sozzi scraped my top-40 late last year, and her track is still managing to stay current, and re-enters the list...



I had written earlier in the month about Enrique Iglesias, who is charting consistently over in Europe. His latest American single is burning up the dance chart, and comes in at #90. Here's "Away"...



Country powerhouse singer Martina McBride's back with a new song, still mining that soccer-mom shtick. Here's "Ride"...



Tim McGraw has put seven singles from his latest album, Let It Go, on my chart, with the seventh being the inspirational "Nothin' To Die For"...



Los Angeles indie band Airborne Toxic Event has their first chart single with "Sometime Around Midnight", it's a great moody piece for these winter times...



and on the opposite side of the coin Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi hits it big in England with the help of remixers Crookers with "Day N Nite"...



And finally, showing my increasing love for the Europop, coming in at #100 is the French hit "Tatoue Moi", by the star of the upcoming musical "L'Opera Mozart", Mikelangelo Loconte. It sounds like a great show, and whether you can understand the language or not, the song is an awesome piece of power-pop.



and as a bonus here's the cast performing it live...



Bonjour!

Happy Valentine's Day Sugarbear...



For everything you are, I love you.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

awww...

cuteness for the night.

Obvious things....

Chris Brown is a total pussy.

There's no going back on this one. You can pee on a 14 year old, but don't go beating up your famous fucking girlfriend (let alone anyone). It's Rihanna, you dick. You should be thanking the lord every day she is with you. You audience sure isn't gonna just let this slide.

Story of the day: A bigger d!ck senator than Lieberman?...



So the second nominee for Secretary of Commerce, New Hampshire Republican Senator Judd Gregg, withdraws himself abruptly from the process. Apparently the stank-eye of Mitch McConnell (above, leering) made wittle Judd a-scared. Fuck you, dick, there was no reason for you to be nominated in the first place, given your position to abolish the department in the first place, let alone your pussy "conflict of interest" bullshit about the stimulus package.

And President Obama, please stop the stupid "bipartisan" shit while you're at it. They snowed you. Again. Stop fucking listening to Emmanuel and grow a couple and realize that Republicans are dicks that are put on this earth to obstruct anything that doesnt go their way. Let them sit and stew in their dirty-ass diapers.

And Jesus Christ enough of the health-care crony Bredesen at HHS shit and friggin' put Dean in already? Just put Dean and Emmanuel in a room and let them work their shit out.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Twostepcub's music chart for February 6, 2009...

Hello everyone, it's time for my tunes for the week. This week Nickelback spend a non-consecutive seventh week, while Lady GaGa (pictured above) , whose "Just Dance" already had a chart run in the top-40, rebounds all the way into the top-5. The biggest jumps come from Moby, Jes, and Pink, while Rise Against, Rihanna, and Randy Houser have former big hits dropping off the list. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the name of any artist to go to their website. This ain't no cah-pet! This is an ahhhhreeah rug!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback (1)
2. Hot N Cold - Katy Perry (2)
3. Keeps Gettin' Better - Christina Aguilera (3)
4. Human - The Killers (4)
5. Just Dance - Lady GaGa f/Colby O'Donis (9)
6. Addicted - Saving Abel (6)
7. Let Me Be Myself - 3 Doors Down (7)
8. Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon (10)
9. Don't - Billy Currington (11)
10. Let It Rock - Kevin Rudolf f/Lil' Wayne (15)
11. I Don't Care - Apocalyptica f/Adam Gontier (8)
12. Start A Band - Brad Paisley f/Keith Urban (12)
13. I Hate This Part - Pussycat Dolls (17)
14. If I Were A Boy - Beyonce (16)
15. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz (13)
16. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce (20)
17. Sweet Thing - Keith Urban (21)
18. Feel That Fire - Dierks Bentley (19)
19. Love Hurts - Incubus (24)
20. Second Chance - Shinedown (26)
21. Already Gone - Sugarland (5)
22. Better In Time - Leona Lewis (18)
23. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R. (22)
24. Behind - Flanders (28)
25. We're The Pet Shop Boys - Robbie Williams (25)
26. Light On - David Cook (31)
27. Magic (Touch) - Robin Thicke f/Mary J. Blige (23)
28. Breakdown - Seether (33)
29. Fame (The Game) - Donna Summer (37)
30. Miles Away - Madonna (34)
31. Twisted (Got Me Goin' Round) - Ultra Nate (27)
32. Lovers In Japan - Coldplay (39)
33. Run - Leona Lewis (35)
34. Here - Rascal Flatts (14)
35. Heartless - Kanye West (47)
36. Here I Stand - Usher (38)
37. Love Story - Taylor Swift (40)
38. IfULeave - Musiq Soulchild f/Mary J. Blige (42)
39. Circus - Britney Spears (50)
40. White Horse - Taylor Swift (45)
41. You Found Me - The Fray (43)
42. Love Remains The Same - Gavin Rossdale (32)
43. She Wouldn't Be Gone - Blake Shelton (41)
44. I Will - Jimmy Wayne (54)
45. Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade (29)
46. Where I Stood - Missy Higgins (48)
47. Ooh Yeah - Moby (77)
48. Sandcastle Disco - Solange (36)
49. God Love Her - Toby Keith (55)
50. The Sweetest Love - Robin Thicke (51)
51. Down The Road - Kenny Chesney f/Mac McAnally (56)
52. Decode - Paramore (57)
53. Right Here (Departed) - Brandy (46)
54. Broken - Lifehouse (52)
55. Womanizer - Britney Spears (53)
56. Without You - Hinder (58)
57. Let Me - Pat Green (61)
58. What I Cannot Change - LeAnn Rimes (76)
59. Never - Kristine W. (DEBUT)
60. Love Lockdown - Kanye West (60)
61. It Won't Be Like This For Long - Darius Rucker (66)
62. Country Boy - Alan Jackson (64)
63. I Stay In Love - Mariah Carey (DEBUT)
64. You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring (49)
65. The Greatest - Michelle Williams (44)
66. So What - Pink (65)
67. Live Your Life - T.I. f/Rihanna (69)
68. What About Now - Daughtry (59)
69. Cowgirls Don't Cry - Brooks & Dunn f/Reba McEntire (71)
70. River Of Love - George Strait (74)
71. Gives You Hell - All-American Rejects (83)
72. Last Call - Lee Ann Womack (80)
73. Sober - Pink (95)
74. Infinity 2008 - Guru Josh Project (78)
75. Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson (70)
76. Imagination - Jes (99)
77. Green Light - John Legend f/Andre3000 (62)
78. Underlying Feeling - Sylvia Tosun (68)
79. Stuck To You - Nikka Costa (73)
80. Rock & Roll - Eric Hutchinson (81)
81. Eat You Up - BoA (85)
82. That's Not My Name - Ting Tings (RE-ENTRY)
83. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson (DEBUT)
84. Leave Out All The Rest - Linkin Park (72)
85. Angel On My Shoulder - Kaskade (DEBUT)
86. More Like Her - Miranda Lambert (DEBUT)
87. Don't Think I Can't Love You - Jake Owen (91)
88. Viva La Vida - Coldplay (88)
89. Every Word - Ercola (89)
90. Joyful Sound - Debby Holiday (92)
91. This Is The Life - Amy MacDonald (93)
92. Not Meant To Be - Theory Of A Deadman (DEBUT)
93. A Tiny Shoe - Jimmy D. Robinson (97)
94. Broken Strings - James Morrison f/Nelly Furtado (94)
95. When It Hurts - Avant (100)
96. Poker Face - Lady GaGa (DEBUT)
97. Feel Good Drag - Anberlin (DEBUT)
98. That's A Man - Jack Ingram (DEBUT)
99. Sweat - Erin Stevenson (DEBUT)
100. It's America - Rodney Atkins (DEBUT)

This week twelve new songs enter the chart, with dance sensation Kristine W. leading the way. Kristine placed 12 songs at #1 on Billboard's Dance Club Play chart. Here she is performing live at Gay Pride in Florida...



And another lady who's no stranger to the top of the Club Charts, Mariah Carey's 16th #1 there debuts here at #63 - "I Stay In Love"...



English dance act The Ting Tings re-enter with a song that briefly grazed the lower part of the chart, "That's Not My Name"...



Kelly Clarkson is back, and in a big way. You can catch her official video here, but here's a copy vid...


My Life Would Suck Without You ( 2009 New Single) - Kelly Clarkson

Dance artist Kaskade is back with the trance track "Angel On My Shoulder"...



Miranda Lambert's third single from her Crazy Ex-Girlfriend CD is the reflective and mournful "More Like Her"...



Theory Of A Deadman were just on the chart with "Bad Girlfriend", and now the ballad "Not Meant To Be" follows in its stead...



I mentionned that Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" did a turn around from the fifties on my chart to now being a top-5 song, while she debuts with her NEW single, Poker Face...



Rock group Anberlin puts their first hit on the chart with "Feel Good Drag"...



Country singer Jack Ingram previews his upcoming album with "That's A Man"...



Also with her first single on my chart is dance singer Erin Stevenson with "Sweat"...



And finally, sneaking on the chart at the bottom is the new single from the guy with 2007's top single, Rodney Atkins, with "It's America"...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Story of the day: Is anyone against this?

President Obama announced that he will impose an executive pay limit for any bank/financial company getting taxpayer "bailout" money. The $500,000 cap is even higher than that president's own salary, so why should this be a problem? Are they worried that the fucktards that helped steer these companies into these situations be rewarded? Would the government give you a bonus if you spent all your money and ran your credit up? The point is, this is a good step in the most important part of reviving the economy - giving consumers - meaning us lowlife taxpayers - confidence, confidence that we're not getting totally snowed over.

Dance, F***er Dance!....

It's was only a matter of time, where all things get a dance remix...

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

2-3-2009: Song for Sugarbear....

Something to make you smile...



"Happiness" by Goldfrapp...

Who's running this show?

And speaking of stupid nomination moves, why would the administration choose to appoint Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire to be the next Commerce Secretary (yes, nothing has come till now since Richardson pulled out). Besides being a semi-right wing blowhard after voting to abolish the actual department he aspires to lead, he apparently bitchslapped them to force a deal where the Democratic Governor must appoint a Republican to succeed him in the Senate. What the fuck is with that? What shit does he got to deserve him demanding concessions to get a job? Isn't there anyone in the Democratic party that can just as (or more) ably serve? What the Fuck!?!?!?


Meanwhile Nancy Killeher, Obama's choice for Chief Performance Officer, withdrew her nomination as well due to unreported domestic help taxes. Can't these fucking people have a clue anymore?

And for those who say "that's how Washington works", if you've ever paid under the table for any work done, then fuck off, you hypocrite. Why do "contractors" drive around in Hummers all the time? Assholes.

Story of the day: Another two bite the dust...


Jeez oh man.

In proof that powerfucking in politics never is good, Tom Daschle (pictured above, straight from his Harry Potter fan club meeting) removed himself from confirmation of being the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. This is after days of revelations that Daschle had failed to pay income taxes on his consulting work, with led to his overstating charitable deductions, which led to the coup de grace of his neglect to report his use of car & driver service. Now even before the car & driver service he had to pay $140,000 in back taxes. $140,000. How much is passing through you if that's just the underpayment?

Now this tax thing is shady to ascertain what went wrong from his nomination, since it remains to be seen how much Daschle kept from Obama's vetters, or how much those vetters delved into his finances. But the second fork of his demise is the growing concern that his web of ties to lobbyists and health care providers totally run against the program that Obama had sold the country on, this I lay on Obama's head, for knowingly nominating Daschle in the first place. And it apparently took the big, bad Grey Lady to knock it into Daschle's head to remove himself.

And I give prop's to President Obama to man up and admit he faltered just a little in his mandate of ethics. However, I think he listens to Villagers (and Rahm Emanuel) a bit too much. Remember this forboding from just a week after the election.

And none of this would be an issue if he got a clue and had Howard Dean in at HHS, where he truly belonged. If you don't, and don't have an direct explanation why not, you've only proven that you're Emmanuel's bitch.

And here's Jon Stewart's take. Driving Miss Daisy Indeed!



And to cap it off, here's Daschle's a propos old campaign ad...

Story of the yesterday....no soup for you!

I Just don't get it.

Apparently Sen. Mitch "Turkey-neck" McConnell is heading the minority party leadership on trying to fail the stimulus bill.

Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Kentucky, where after a horrible string of ice storms have left the state paralyzed. Utilities down, roads and buildings damaged. Infrastructure.
Just what this bill is starting to get the groundwork in rebuilding.

Sorry Kentucky, but I say cut off Kentucky altogether from any aid until their Congressional voice stops obstructing and starts working with the rest of the playgroup.

Nothing. Nada. Like they don't exist. Like Bush did when New Jersey requested federal aid after major flooding and hurricanes.

Let them figure their own mess out.

Besides - these backwater fucktards rean't naming any significant "pork" spending in this bill. Josh Marshall of talkingpointsmemo.com lays down the gauntlet the best.

Now, here's a representative list from Rep. LoBiondo (R) of New Jersey ...

$1.9 billion for high-level physics research;

$1.5 billion for universities to improve their biomedical research programs;

$600 million for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to purchase new satellites to improve weather forecasts;

$600 million to buy new cars for federal government workers, adding to the existing inventory of 640,000 vehicles; and,

$335 million for education and prevention programs regarding sexually transmitted diseases.

Separate criticism has been directed at $75 million for smoking cessation plan.

Set aside whether you think these line items are worthwhile. (And it seems obvious to me that it's good for the economy to buy more vehicles for the government fleet, when our auto industry is cratering and demand for cars is flatlining.) But just add those up and you get a total -- $3.51 5.01 Billion -- out of $819 Billion.

LoBiondo is fitting the congressman from the crotch of New Jersey better suited to being annexed by Kentucky.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

You got your money's worth..

Thoughts:

It was an awesome "who know's who's gonna win" game.

That 100 yard touchdown return was amazing.

Bruce Springsteen totally blew the crowd away at halftime (as well as made me feel a little violated with that camera/crotch slam. Thank god I didn't have those 3-D glasses on, otherwise I'd have thought my eyes were getting poked out.

I humbly admit to be cheering the Steelers on by the end. 30% of that was to screw Kurt Warner, the rest because they deserved it. Arizona played nasty, and they needed to be beat down.

Still wish it was the Eagles for my dad's sake.

Oh, what a difference an election makes...

Well, well, well. It seems like anti-pork maven Gov. Sarah Palin, freed from the binds of running for national office and semi-responsible for running an actual state, is in Washington to suck at Porky's teet itself. Meeting with Sen. Mitch "Turkey-Neck" McConnell, she's lobbying (ooh, another Republican bad word) for them to pass the stimulus bill to get money for her state. What comes around, darlin'...

UPDATE: Apparently the great white hope for the Republican party blew off her own team (and not like you'd think she'd do):

ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports: When House Republicans planned their annual winter retreat, they extended an invitation to Alaska Gov. Sara Palin, hoping the party's 2008 vice presidential nominee would give a morale-building speech to the more than 130 Republican members of Congress gathered this weekend in Hot Springs, Va.

Retreat organizers tell ABC News that Palin politely declined, giving a perfectly understandable reason. According to the Congressional Institute, which hosted the conference, Palin said she simply could not make it to the retreat because pressing state business made it impossible for her to leave Alaska this weekend.

So where is Palin this weekend? She's in Washington, D.C., attending the super-elite Alfalfa Dinner.

"She lied to us," said a Republican at the retreat.

Aww, it's just that she's not that into you.

Story of the day...ho hum...pass the chips already...

It's Super Bowl Sunday, and I think I'm gonna pass. There's two teams I'm not into, headed by 2 quarterbacks that I wouldn't like to get a ring either way.

I guess Ben Roethlisberger is the lesser evil, between the stupidity of motorcycle riding without a helmet (which is a personal dumbass move, which I'm sure he's learned from) and Christian semi-zealotry, which he is open but not preachy about it.

Like Kurt Warner with his batshit insane zealotry. I don't mind at all people living their lives to their own values and beliefs, but once you go into delegating anyone who isn't like you to "hell" dives you right into the land of fucktards. Here's Kurt (and honey, it's the gays who like to spell it with a K) explaining how his heathen teammates (even the ones who go to their own church) are sinning swill...as well as being one of the spokepeople for the neanderthal flat-earthers opposed to stem cell research.



Oh, and the fully formed image of his god? Here it is. It's like a friggin' five year old.



And he's married to a crazy-ass possibly repressed Palin-esque wacko that missed out on marrying her own closet-case mega-church pastor.



So...let the Steelers win already.

Besides, Roethlishamburgerwhatever is cuter anyway.



..and I'm just watching for the commercials anyway. Here's the fave so far...



Hat tip to aznheartthrob at the Bicoastalbitchin' blog for the video inspiration. Go read their take on the Warner mess.