Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cee U Next Tuesday for the week...history lessons...

Out short but not-so-sweet C-U-N-T for female dickishness again goes to the Minnesota lunatic whose name is not Norm Coleman, Michelle Bachmann. Rep. Bachmann out-Palins herself again for her fantasy over the swine flu, which somehow she must connect with a left-wing conspiracy. Witness the crazy...



Now mind you, that little old swine flu she's talking about was from 1976, when Gerald Ford was in office. But let's not us get the facts in the way of her rabid Republican talking points.

So, Michelle, you win this week's Cee U next Tuesday award. You should know where you can stick it by now.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Story of the day...playing games with your health...


So the latest disease outbreak of the week is the swine flu, which has already claimed at least 149 lives in Mexico, as well as 42 documented cases in the United States. The virus, which is easily spread and attacks not just the old or weak, but young and virile, has for now essentially put Mexico on quarantine. There's a real fear that the flu will spread and get worse. But who would've known that?

When House Appropriations Committee chairman David Obey, the Wisconsin Democrat who has long championed investment in pandemic preparation, included roughly $900 million for that purpose in this year's emergency stimulus bill, he was ridiculed by conservative operatives and congressional Republicans.

Obey and other advocates for the spending argued, correctly, that a pandemic hitting in the midst of an economic downturn could turn a recession into something far worse -- with workers ordered to remain in their homes, workplaces shuttered to avoid the spread of disease, transportation systems grinding to a halt and demand for emergency services and public health interventions skyrocketing. Indeed, they suggested, pandemic preparation was essential to any responsible plan for renewing the U.S. economy.

That seems reasonable. I mean, who would be against a chunk of money, a fraction of what was handed over to the financial sector, to protect our citizens from a very deadly virus?

Oh yeah, this stupid cunt. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine used her "faux-moderate" blackmail card to dice out the pandemic funding from the stimulus bill. She even brags about it on her website, including the "cover" of the Wall Street Journal editorial under direction from dickhead-in-chief Karl Rove.

...state and local governments, and the emergency services that would necessarily be on the frontlines in any effort to contain a pandemic, got nothing.


Jesus fucking Christ. Are you sleeping well now, Susan, with that blood on your hands? How about we send you and your whole family to Mexico City, leave you in the street, and see how fun catching a terminal disease with no medical help can be? I dare you to come to television now to defend your inexcusable deeds. Oh wait you did before the outbreak.



But it gets better. What Cabinet officer would be the most important part of this swine flu plan? Well that would be the Secretary of Health and Human Services, of course. Oh wait. There is no Secretary, since the Republican leadership via Mitch "Turkeyneck" McConnell continues to invoke filibustering the confirmation of Gov. Kathleen Sibelius, who was a tepid compromise candidate anyway since Rahm Emmanuel is too much of a dick to let Obama hire Howard Dean, on the basis of her unwillingness to go 100% to the anti-abortion side.

Why are they blocking this nomination? Because Gov. Sebelius won't approve Kansas Republican bills to block abortion even if the abortion will save the mother's life. They say she is "an enemy of the unborn," because she thinks doctors should be able to save the mother's life.


This is reason why the vast majority of the fanatical anti-abortion wingnuts don't give a shit about what's moral or what's the best, but a team-thug mentality that proves that they're nothing but lemming hypocrites, who are gleefully putting the rest of us at risk for their fucktard insanity.

Now the question to Harry Reid and the President is this: where are your balls? GO RIGHT NOW on every freaking news/TV/Radio outlet you can to call the Republican bullshit. We can't put ourselves at risk for your sense of "bipartisanship". They are fucking weasels.

And while we're at it, Rick Perry, governor of Texas, who is so hard over seceding from the union by now trying to beg for Tamiflu for the pandemic, go fuck yourself.

All right, whew. Done my rant for the day. Purge. Deep breath. :-)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

twostepcub's music chart for April 24, 2009...

Hey everyone, I'm enjoying the great weather in my part of the woods, and it's time for my tunes for the week. This week Lady GaGa spends a second week on top, while Taylor Swift (pictured above) has two songs in my top-10, something Beyonce had done last. The best moves come from songs by Deadmau5, Nadia Ali, and Kid Cudi, while former big hits by Incubus, Enrique Iglesias, Kings Of Leon, and Shontelle 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. Right click and you can use another tab or window. Happy Birthday, Dad!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Poker Face - Lady GaGa (1)
2. The Fear - Lily Allen (2)
3. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson (3)
4. Sober - Pink (4)
5. Use Somebody - Kings of Leon (6)
6. Love Story - Taylor Swift (8)
7. Not Meant To Be - Theory Of A Deadman (11)
8. You Found Me - The Fray (12)
9. Just Dance - Lady GaGa f/Colby O'Donis (9)
10. White Horse - Taylor Swift (5)
11. Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback (7)
12. Gives You Hell - All-American Rejects (14)
13. There Goes My Baby - Charlie Wilson (15)
14. Here Comes Goodbye - Rascal Flatts (19)
15. Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat (17)
16. 1,2,3,4 - Plain White T's (18)
17. Spaceman - The Killers (25)
18. Broken Strings - James Morrison f/Nelly Furtado (10)
19. Second Chance - Shinedown (23)
20. It Won't Be Like This For Long - Darius Rucker (21)
21. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce (16)
22. I Will - Jimmy Wayne (20)
23. I Told You So - Carrie Underwood f/Randy Travis (27)
24. Not Falling Apart - Maroon5 (24)
25. Circus - Britney Spears (13)
26. Brother - Pearl Jam (36)
27. Love Is The Look - Kristine W. (39)
28. Imagination - Jes (26)
29. Soulmate - Natasha Bedingfield (41)
30. Nothin' To Die For - Tim McGraw (32)
31. Love Story - Nadia Ali (47)
32. Candle (Sick & Tired) - The White Tie Affair (34)
33. In The Night - Jimmy D. Robinson f/Ceevox (37)
34. Diva - Beyonce (35)
35. Hot N Cold - Katy Perry (33)
36. Don't Think I Can't Love You - Jake Owen (40)
37. Long Distance - Brandy (30)
38. Feel Your Love - Kim Sozzi (38)
39. I Run To You - Lady Antebellum (44)
40. Here I Stand - Usher (29)
41. Thinking Of You - Katy Perry (46)
42. Kristy, Are You Doin' OK? - The Offspring (43)
43. River Of Love - George Strait (45)
44. Takin' Back My Love - Enrique Iglesias f/Ciara (57)
45. I Will Be - Leona Lewis (52)
46. God In Me - Mary Mary (50)
47. Untouched - The Veronicas (42)
48. Sometime After Midnight - Airborne Toxic Event (48)
49. The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script (61)
50. Superlover - LaBelle (51)
51. Audience Of One - Rise Against (59)
52. Bring The Love - Nicki Richards (28)
53. Lifeline - Papa Roach (53)
54. Rock & Roll - Eric Hutchinson (55)
55. T.O.N.Y. - Solange (63)
56. So Close, So Far - Hoobastank (56)
57. This Town - O.A.R. (58)
58. Show Me What I'm Looking For - Carolina Liar (66)
59. If This Isn't Love - Jennifer Hudson (64)
60. Ride - Martina McBride (62)
61. The Climb - Miley Cyrus (73)
62. Feel Good Drag - Anberlin (71)
63. Light On - David Cook (49)
64. Halo - Beyonce (75)
65. If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback (77)
66. Love, Save The Empty - Erin McCarley (68)
67. Day N Nite - Kid Cudi vs. Crookers (82)
68. Cool - Anthony Hamilton f/David Banner (69)
69. Right Round - Flo Rida (70)
70. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R. (65)
71. Jai Ho! - AR Rahman f/Nicole Scherzinger (DEBUT)
72. Wanna Be A DJ - AmberRose Marie (72)
73. Dead And Gone - T.I. f/Justin Timberlake (79)
74. How 'Bout You Don't - The Lost Trailers (76)
75. Then - Brad Paisley (88)
76. It Happens - Sugarland (78)
77. Marry For Money - Trace Adkins (84)
78. Boom - Anjulie (92)
79. Always The Love Songs - The Eli Young Band (80)
80. Chocolate High - India.Arie f/Musiq Soulchild (86)
81. She's Country - Jason Aldean (81)
82. Faxing Berlin - Deadmau5 (100)
83. Sideways - Dierks Bentley (95)
84. It's America - Rodney Atkins (85)
85. Kiss A Girl - Keith Urban (91)
86. Shuttin' Detroit Down - John Rich (87)
87. What About Now - Daughtry (83)
88. Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go) - the Noisettes (93)
89. Irgendwas Bliebt - Silbermond (89)
90. Ayo Technology - Milow (96)
91. Kids - MGMT (DEBUT)
92. One In Every Crowd - Montgomery Gentry (94)
93. Dirt Room - Blue October (DEBUT)
94. Ecstasy - Dianne Wesley (DEBUT)
95. sobeautiful - Musiq Soulchild (97)
96. Oye Party - Rod Carrillo f/Bodega Charlie (98)
97. I Want Your Sex - Jipsta (DEBUT)
98. Bottle Pop - Pussycat Dolls (DEBUT)
99. Forever May You Run - Gavin Rossdale (DEBUT)
100. Out Last Night - Kenny Chesney (DEBUT)

This week's highest debut comes from the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire. Sung originally by Indian musician AR Rahman, "Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)" was re-released with Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger singing with him. The video, though gets the rest of the Pussycats in on the action..



Next up is New York duo MGMT, whose "Kids" taps into the indie electro-rock movement quite nicely...



Blue October continues their journey into emo-rock-land with "Dirt Room"...



Next is dance singer Dianne Wesley, with "Ecstasy"...


Ecstasy (Twisted Dees Club Mix) - Dianne Wesley

Also on the dance tip is Jipsta - with a remake of George Michael's I Want Your Sex..


I Want Your Sex (Mike Rizzo M2 Original Radio) - Jipsta

And now for a little more Pussycat Dolls, this time with "Bottle Pop"..



Gavin Rossdale was in the news recently, as 80's UK drag singer that wasn't Boy George, Marilyn confirmed having an relationship with Rossdale (pre-Stefani, of course). His new single is "Forever May You Run"..



and finally, Kenny Chesney's new single from the second Greatest Hits album is "Out Last Night"..

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Distant Shores song for the night....African rhythms...

Tonight's DSS is by the Magic System, a band that hails from the Western African nation of the Ivory Coast. Their style of music is called Zouglou, a dance music sung in French and local languages. They team up with Algerian singer Khaled, who is arguably the most popular artist of the Rai genre, which is a form of Algerian folk music, who has spread a great progressive message in the Islamic world extolling freedom for women and more democracy. Their collaboration is "Meme Pas Fatigue"(Not Even Tired), and it's the biggest song in France right now...



Right now, the only place I can find easily to get "Meme Pas Fatigue" is by ordering the CD Single from Amazon France by clicking here...

Republican Douchebag of the week....bad flashbacks


Aah, so many choices.

But the top gun right now is the cheerleader for torture, Dickbag Cheney.

For your unwillingness to go away into the sunset, possibly knowing you may in some way be held somewhat accountable for your actions, you get this week's Douchebag award.

And while we're at it, can you just admit that the waterboarding/walling/insect thing/whatever had nothing to do with getting information. You just liked the idea of causing pain to a horrible man (that Khalid Mohammed guy) who had done horrible things, and deserves the worst imprisonment that the Geneva Convention could provide, until he dies and goes to hell, where if you are religious, you know he will answer to a higher authority. In doing that, as well as the same with others who did not do the same, ended up turning them into victims in the eyes of the world. And stop with the lying that these "released memos", which in fact were put out under Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit, had nothing revealing to our enemies. The only new information apparently was that you approved waterboarding a human being 183 times in a month. Six times a day. So stop pretending it was for information, which you didn't get anyway. It was for your sick sense of personal revenge.

And by the way, your daughter Liz is a cunt.

Toodles,
twostepcub

Can they waterboard Liz Cheney?

Liz Cheney is a fucking cunt. Which is understandable since she is the diseased spawn of Dickbag Cheney, Lord of the Underworld, himself. To be able to make Noron O'Donnell seem like the voice of reason, you need to fucking get off the TV, or get put on trial, just like your father. If you think it isn't torture, you smug little twat, why don't you let us dunk you in water for awhile? Then you can give your opinion on whether it's torture. Otherwise, fuck off.




Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Distant Shores Song for the night....


Tonight's DSS is by Swedish singer Måns Zelmerlöw (that's a lot of extraneous vowel accessories!). He finished fifth on Sweden's Idol show, and at the Melodifestivalen pre-Eurovision contest he made fourth. The song has now gone on to make #2 on his homeland chart. Here's "Hope and Glory"...

Cee U Next Tuesday of the week.....beauty school dropout...

This week's C-U-N-T of the week, for achievement in female douchebaggery to rivals the predomininantly male dickish realm, is someone who "lost" their other contest this week. It's Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, who finally found a way to outshadow Scottish homebody-songbird Susan Boyle in the internet meme race.

At the Miss USA show, hosted in Las Vegas, Prejean was one of the five finalists. All five were asked questions by the celebrity judges, questions dealing with universal health care and bank bailouts - things I wouldn't imagine being asked at one of these. When it came to her turn, the question picked was blogger Perez Hilton's: After Vermont being the fourth state to legalize gay marriages do you think every other state should follow suit - why or why not.

Her answer started out as the blonde ditzy "It's nice to live in a world where you can choose to have same-sex or opposite sex marriage." Opposite sex? What the fuck? And fuck that, the "choose" part? Like I can choose a soup or salad at the diner?

Then, Robo-tits ventured off into evangelafascist garble, where "I think I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman.No offense to anyone out there, but that's how I was raised." So you think you believe. Classy. And golly gee, it's just because you were raised by bigots, gosh darnit you have to proclaim it to the world.

Honey, if you're in a fucking pageant, we really don't give a shit what you really think. You could have danced around the subject with the "it's great that Americans can get involved in democracy" or some horseshit. Even do what Miss Arizona did and didn't even remotely answer her question. But like a fucking parrot you had to spew your little dig. Because God forbid anyone would think you'd think the little gay boys could get married.

Well, Perez was not pleased, and threw a fit after the show on his blog, which he ended up calling her a bitch. He later apologized for that, and it was over the top for him, being a judge on the program. However, I'm not. And Carrie Fucktard Premie-jean whatever? You're a BITCH.

You didn't just lose the crown because of that answer. Miss North Carolina won both the swimsuit and evening gown parts. But it didn't get you anywhere. Frankly, I'm surprised you made second. I mean geez, are these pageants just chock full of gay guys? Now even the California pageant people are sick of you.

And now you're running around the talk shows - playing the victim. Honey, I just pray Rihanna comes around, smacks you in the face and tells you what a real victim is.

So Carrie, instead of your tiara, you can place this week's Cee U Next Tuesday award and be proud. Bitch.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Distant Shores Song for the day:


Today's DSS is by band Rosenstolz, from Berlin, who have their 3rd German top-10 song from their latest album, Die Suche Geht Weiter. I loved their previous single "Gib Mir Sonne", and this follows on that quirky pop vein. The regular video is unembeddable, but you can click here to see it, or check this clip with the audio and (German) lyrics. The song is "Blaue Flecken", or "Blue Spots"...



You can pick up a copy of their album Die Suche Geht Weiter at Amazon by clicking here...

Story of the day...."dealing" with your privacy...

The big news surprise over the weekend is the charge that Democratic Representative Jane Harman of California was secretly taped by the NSA (yes, the guys who were only supposed to be acting on court orders) allegedly attempting to make a quid pro quo deal with an Israeli agent to help to reduce charges of espionage by Israeli officials if they would lobby Speaker Pelosi to get her the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee.

Harman was recorded saying she would “waddle into” the AIPAC case “if you think
it’ll make a difference,” according to two former senior national security
officials familiar with the NSA transcript.


Wow. That's pretty incriminating stuff. But it supposedly gets worse. These allegations first came out in 2006, but were supposedly not followed for "lack of evidence". Well, now it is accused that weasel-dick ex-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales helped whisk away any hounds at Harman's door, in exchange for her support to defend their illegal warrantless wiretapping program.


And that, contrary to reports that the Harman investigation was dropped for “lack of evidence,” it was Alberto R. Gonzales, President Bush’s top counsel and then attorney general, who intervened to stop the Harman probe.
Why? Because, according to three top former national security officials, Gonzales wanted Harman to be able to help defend the administration’s warrantless wiretapping program, which was about break in The New York Times and engulf the White House.
As for there being “no evidence” to support the FBI probe, a source with first-hand knowledge of the wiretaps called that “bull****.”

Well, Gonzales must have wanted something big to defend a Democrat in an election year. Well apparently there was. Harman helped convince the New York Times to suppress a story about the wiretapping, which was supposed to have come out right before the Bush/Kerry election of 2004. There is debate whether the publishing of that article would have affected the outcome of the race.

Of course, the administration got its way, with the article dampened, but Harman's end of the deal fell through, with her not getting the chair, possibly due to Pelosi being tipped off on the investigation (though its claim Pelosi never was briefed on it).

It seems totally apt that this is coming out on the heels of Obama releasing some of the CIA files regarding torture and wiretapping. Someone's po'd and willing to throw Harman under the bus (which in my opinion, is where she belongs). However, the current Obama/Emmanuel stance to "let bygones be bygones" bullshit, which is basically "I'm a fucking pussy, bend me over while you're fucking the Constitution", will possibly prevent any further action. And Harman's response?

Harman declined to discuss the wiretap allegations, instead issuing an angry
denial through a spokesman.
“These claims are an outrageous and recycled
canard, and have no basis in fact,” Harman said in a prepared statement. “I
never engaged in any such activity. Those who are peddling these false
accusations should be ashamed of themselves."

Ashamed? Don't sound that convincing to me. If you really thought you were scot-free, come on the air yourself and ask for proof, bitch.

File this in the "developing story" folder...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

twostepcub's music chart for April 17, 2009...

Hey guys, it's a beautiful morning so far, and before I get to outside stuff, it's time for my tunes for the week. This week Lady GaGa puts her second song this year at #1, while Pink (pictured above) moves within the top-5. Former big hits by Keith Urban, Kanye West, Jason Mraz, Leann Rimes, and Mariah Carey drop out, while tunes by Solange, Anberlin, and T.I. make the biggest moves. As usual, Link-O-Rama is in full effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any artist to go to their website, or rightclick to bring it up in another tab or window. Grilltime!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. Poker Face - Lady GaGa (2)
2. The Fear - Lily Allen (4)
3. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson (1)
4. Sober - Pink (5)
5. White Horse - Taylor Swift (6)
6. Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon (13)
7. Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback (3)
8. Love Story - Taylor Swift (10)
9. Just Dance - Lady GaGa f/Colby O'Donis (9)
10. Broken Strings - James Morrison f/Nelly Furtado (11)
11. Not Meant To Be - Theory Of A Deadman (15)
12. You Found Me - The Fray (12)
13. Circus - Britney Spears (8)
14. Gives You Hell - All-American Rejects (14)
15. There Goes My Baby - Charlie Wilson (17)
16. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce (7)
17. Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat (19)
18. 1,2,3,4 - Plain White T's (25)
19. Here Comes Goodbye - Rascal Flatts (30)
20. I Will - Jimmy Wayne (20)
21. It Won't Be Like This For Long - Darius Rucker (26)
22. Love Hurts - Incubus (18)
23. Second Chance - Shinedown (23)
24. Not Falling Apart - Maroon5 (28)
25. Spaceman - The Killers (35)
26. Imagination - Jes (22)
27. I Told You So - Carrie Underwood f/Randy Travis (31)
28. Bring The Love - Nicki Richards (24)
29. Here I Stand - Usher (16)
30. Long Distance - Brandy (32)
31. Away - Enrique Iglesias f/Sean Garrett (27)
32. Nothin' To Die For - Tim McGraw (34)
33. Hot N Cold - Katy Perry (29)
34. Candle (Sick & Tired) - The White Tie Affair (38)
35. Diva - Beyonce (36)
36. Brother - Pearl Jam (49)
37. In The Night - Jimmy D. Robinson f/Ceevox (47)
38. Feel Your Love - Kim Sozzi (45)
39. Love Is The Look - Kristine W. (51)
40. Don't Think I Can't Love You - Jake Owen (44)
41. Soulmate - Natasha Bedingfield (54)
42. Untouched - The Veronicas (42)
43. Kristy, Are You Doin' OK? - The Offspring (43)
44. I Run To You - Lady Antebellum (55)
45. River Of Love - George Strait (46)
46. Thinking Of You - Katy Perry (50)
47. Love Story - Nadia Ali (63)
48. Sometime Around Midnight - Airborne Toxic Event (52)
49. Light On - David Cook (37)
50. God In Me - Mary Mary (58)
51. Superlover - LaBelle (53)
52. I Will Be - Leona Lewis (56)
53. Lifeline - Papa Roach (57)
54. Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon (39)
55. Rock & Roll - Eric Hutchinson (60)
56. So Close, So Far - Hoobastank (64)
57. Takin' Back My Love - Enrique Iglesias f/Ciara (77)
58. This Town - O.A.R. (66)
59. Audience Of One - Rise Against (71)
60. Angels On The Moon - Thriving Ivory (61)
61. The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script (81)
62. Ride - Martina McBride (67)
63. T.O.N.Y. - Solange (94)
64. If This Isn't Love - Jennifer Hudson (79)
65. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R. (62)
66. Show Me What I'm Looking For - Carolina Liar (85)
67. T-Shirt - Shontelle (33)
68. Love, Save The Empty - Erin McCarley (76)
69. Cool - Anthony Hamilton f/David Banner (70)
70. Right Round - Flo Rida (73)
71. Feel Good Drag - Anberlin (92)
72. Wanna Be A DJ - AmberRose Marie (80)
73. The Climb - Miley Cyrus (DEBUT)
74. The Boy Does Nothing - Alesha Dixon (74)
75. Halo - Beyonce (96)
76. How 'Bout You Don't - The Lost Trailers (78)
77. If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback (DEBUT)
78. It Happens - Sugarland (86)
79. Dead And Gone - T.I. f/Justin Timberlake (99)
80. Always The Love Songs - The Eli Young Band (91)
81. She's Country - Jason Aldean (84)
82. Day N Nite - Kid Cudi vs. Crookerz (97)
83. What About Now - Daughtry (82)
84. Marry For Money - Trace Adkins (88)
85. It's America - Rodney Atkins (87)
86. Chocolate High - India.Arie f/Musiq Soulchild (95)
87. Shuttin' Detroit Down - John Rich (89)
88. Then - Brad Paisley (DEBUT)
89. Irgendwas Bliebt - Silbermond (93)
90. Every Word - Ercola (90)
91. Kiss A Girl - Keith Urban (100)
92. Boom - Anjulie (DEBUT)
93. Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go) - The Noisettes (DEBUT)
94. One In Every Crowd - Montgomery Gentry (98)
95. Sideways - Dierks Bentley (DEBUT)
96. Ayo Technology - Milow (DEBUT)
97. sobeautiful - Musiq Soulchild (DEBUT)
98. Oye Party - Rod Carrillo f/Bodega Charlie (DEBUT)
99. Liberta - Pep's (RE-ENTRY)
100. Faxing Berlin - Deadmau5 (DEBUT)

This week there's ten new songs that debut on my chart this week. The highest is by tween sensation Miley Cyrus, whose Hannah Montana - The Movie soundtrack was one of my nieces Easter presents. Ahh, kids. Actually, her new song is more mature and quite nice. Here's "The Climb"...



Uber-manly rock band Nickelback follow up their #1 "Gotta Be Somebody" with the predictable (but still good) power-ballad "If Today Was Your Last Day"...



Country singer and perpetually "nice" guy Brad Paisley previews his forthcoming album with the sweet ballad "Then"...



Singer Anjulie may be on a predominantly "jazzy" label Concord Records, but her new song "Boom" is getting played mostly in the dance clubs..



Next up is the British band Noisettes, whose lead singer Shingai Shoniwa is of Zimbabwean heritage, have a Distant Shores Song/twostepcubchart crossover with "Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go)"..



Country singer Dierks Bentley has a winning singles streak so far, and continues with his latest, "Sideways", which follows his recent top-20 "Feel That Fire"..



Another of my Distant Shores Songs also debuts, and it's "Ayo Technology", the remake of the 50 Cent/Justin Timberlake collaboration done acoustically by Belgian singer Milow...



Neo-Soul singer Musiq Soulchild just debuted last week joining with India.Arie on "Chocolate High", but still find a way to come on again this week solo with "sobeautiful"...



Next, DJ Rod Carrillo pairs up with "Bodega Charlie" with the club track "Oye Party"...



and finally dance act Deadmau5 arrive with a trippy experiment in electronica, "Faxing Berlin"...



Steaks on the barbie!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lost in translations....

From the awesome website icanhazcheezburger.com

Distant Shores Song for the evening...scary electronica...

Tonight's DSS is by Scottish singer Calvin Harris. In 2007 he put out I Created Disco, which created a big buzz in the UK with tracks like "Acceptable in the 80's" and "Girls", both of which made the British top-10. After that, he produced two songs on Kylie Minogue's X album, including the single "In My Arms". He also appeared on the UK rapper Dizzee Rascal's fab track "Dance Wiv Me". Now his latest, "I'm Not Alone", enters the British chart at #1, and is accompanied by a quite disturbing (but cool) video...



You can pre-order a copy of "I'm Not Alone", available April 21st, at Amazon by clicking here....

Story of the day....I shaved my balls for this?

Well, yesterday was "tax day", where your US tax return is usually due (though most people put in early to get their refund, and a good chunk who owe file for an extension). It also was "teabagging day", where the dittoheads, psycho-rightwing freaks and Fox News planned to converge to protest...well....um....everything.

I mean, whatever taxes they're paying now had nothing to do with the current administration, which put through a budget plan actually lowering taxes for everyone except the deliriously rich. But don't stop the know-nothing dickholes in America from getting their hate on. I mean let's get serious. Nobody protested mortgaging our children's future when Bush/Cheney and the Republican cabal sent all those kids to die in Iraq and run up a trillion dollar debt. No, this is about spewing out all the racial and cultural hatred that these brain-damaged cunts weren't allowed to express on national tee-vee during the election, which apparently was the single cause of the scary black man taking over the presidency, not the overwhelming majority who actually voted him in.





These moron's have no fucking idea what they're talking about.

With moronic signs like "Obama's a fascist / socialist /thief" the only thing I didn't see is "Obama's gay" on one of their misspelled inbred signs. Another thing I didn't see is anyone except fat angry white people with the dull glaze of ignorance in their eyes. And I hope Sean "doughy piece of shit" Hannity, Glenn "batshit crazy" Beck, Neil "wish I were a Nazi" Cavuto and Greta "tranny without the personality" Van Susternen get violent diarrhea over the stream of shit they've subjected us to.



And to you "libertarian Ron Paul" morons who think you're hip. You're not. You're dicks. All of you. We all think it. But we pity you too much to advise you of it.

As for the lie of why this stupid teabaggin' day is a farce, read Jon Perr's post on crooksandliars.com which dissects every retarded argument these backward douchebags put out...

Lie #3: 40% of Americans pay no taxes.

This canard, too, has been in circulation since last summer. Parroting right-wing papers including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times and Richard Mellon Scaife's Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the McCain campaign argued, "Obama raises taxes on seniors, hard working families to give 'welfare' to those who pay none." While Sean Hannity and Rudy Giuliani echoed the "welfare" charge in January, on Monday, former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer kept up the drum beat, deeming Obama's middle class tax cuts a "moral problem" when "50% of the country gets benefits without paying for them."

Seriously, read the whole article, it's worth it.

And lastly to you dickholes who wasted your precious dickholing time at one of these "Teabagging parties"...

How the fuck did you get there?

Did you drive?

How the fuck do those roads come about? By magic?

and lastly,

go fuck yourself.

Toodles,

twostepcub




PS and here's a tip for you teabaggers...

The girl for me....

You gotta hand it to her, she does have a sense of humor...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Twostepcub's music chart for Friday, April 10, 2009...


Hey guys, sorry for being a bit late on the list (if it matters, modest me), but my internet connection at work conked out in the middle of the post unsaved. Dammit. Well here it is. This week Kelly Clarkson spends a second week at the summit, while Lily Allen (pictured above) jumps into the top-5. Songs by Kristine W., AmberRose Marie, and Kings Of Leon make the biggest moves, while former big hits by Musiq Soulchild, 3 Doors Down, and the Killers drop off the chart. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the name of any highlighted artist to go to their website (rightclick to use another window or tab). Happy post-hippity-hop!

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson (1)
2. Poker Face - Lady GaGa (2)
3. Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback (3)
4. The Fear - Lily Allen (8)
5. Sober - Pink (7)
6. White Horse - Taylor Swift (10)
7. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce (5)
8. Circus - Britney Spears (4)
9. Just Dance - Lady GaGa f/Colby O'Donis (9)
10. Love Story - Taylor Swift (13)
11. Broken Strings - James Morrison f/Nelly Furtado (15)
12. You Found Me - The Fray (14)
13. Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon (31)
14. Gives You Hell - All-American Rejects (18)
15. Not Meant To Be - Theory Of A Deadman (29)
16. Here I Stand - Usher (12)
17. There Goes My Baby - Charlie Wilson (27)
18. Love Hurts - Incubus (6)
19. Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat (26)
20. I Will - Jimmy Wayne (22)
21. Sweet Thing - Keith Urban (11)
22. Imagination - Jes (24)
23. Second Chance - Shinedown (16)
24. Bring The Love - Nicki Richards (25)
25. 1,2,3,4 - Plain White T's (32)
26. It Won't Be Like This For Long - Darius Rucker (30)
27. Away - Enrique Iglesias f/Sean Garrett (20)
28. Not Falling Apart - Maroon5 (36)
29. Hot N Cold - Katy Perry (21)
30. Here Comes Goodbye - Rascal Flatts (40)
31. I Told You So - Carrie Underwood f/Randy Travis (38)
32. Long Distance - Brandy (34)
33. T-Shirt - Shontelle (19)
34. Nothin' To Die For - Tim McGraw (39)
35. Spaceman - The Killers (35)
36. Diva - Beyonce (42)
37. Light On - David Cook (33)
38. Candle (Sick & Tired) - The White Tie Affair (43)
39. Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon (28)
40. Heartless - Kanye West (23)
41. I Hate This Part - The Pussycat Dolls (17)
42. Untouched - The Veronicas (47)
43. Kristy, Are You Doing OK? - The Offspring (49)
44. Don't Think I Can't Love You - Jake Owen (45)
45. Feel Your Love - Kim Sozzi (50)
46. River Of Love - George Strait (48)
47. In The Night - Jimmy D. Robinson f/Ceevox (51)
48. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz (41)
49. Brother - Pearl Jam (63)
50. Thinking Of You - Katy Perry (53)
51. Love Is The Look - Kristine W. (73)
52. Sometime Around Midnight - Airborne Toxic Event (52)
53. Superlover - LaBelle (55)
54. Soulmate - Natasha Bedingfield (58)
55. I Run To You - Lady Antebellum (60)
56. I Will Be - Leona Lewis (67)
57. Lifeline - Papa Roach (59)
58. God In Me - Mary Mary (72)
59. Cowgirls Don't Cry - Brooks & Dunn f/Reba McEntire (46)
60. Rock & Roll - Eric Hutchinson (61)
61. Angels On The Moon - Thriving Ivory (65)
62. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) - O.A.R. (54)
63. Love Story - Nadia Ali (81)
64. So Close, So Far - Hoobastank (74)
65. What I Cannot Change - LeAnn Rimes (37)
66. This Town - O.A.R. (78)
67. Ride - Martina McBride (69)
68. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - Lula (68)
69. I Stay In Love - Mariah Carey (56)
70. Cool - Anthony Hamilton f/David Banner (71)
71. Audience Of One - Rise Against (79)
72. Don't Go Away - Buckcherry (76)
73. Right Round - Flo Rida (83)
74. The Boy Does Nothing - Alesha Dixon (84)
75. Promise You - Deep Step (75)
76. Love Save The Empty - Erin McCarley (86)
77. Taking Back My Love - Enrique Iglesias f/Ciara (DEBUT)
78. How 'Bout You Don't - The Lost Trailers (80)
79. If This Isn't Love - Jennifer Hudson (DEBUT)
80. Wanna Be A DJ - AmberRose Marie (99)
81. The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script (DEBUT)
82. What About Now - Daughtry (82)
83. Only One - Chris Lake (85)
84. She's Country - Jason Aldean (88)
85. Show Me What You're Looking For - Carolina Liar (DEBUT)
86. It Happens - Sugarland (94)
87. It's America - Rodney Atkins (87)
88. Marry For Money - Trace Adkins (91)
89. Shuttin' Detroit Down - John Rich (89)
90. Every Word - Ercola (90)
91. Always The Love Songs - The Eli Young Band (97)
92. Feel Good Drag - Anberlin (RE-ENTRY)
93. Irgendwas Bliebt - Silbermond (95)
94. T.O.N.Y. - Solange (DEBUT)
95. Chocolate High - India.Arie f/Musiq Soulchild (DEBUT)
96. Halo - Beyonce (DEBUT)
97. Day N Nite - Kid Cudi vs. Crookers (Re-ENTRY)
98. One In Every Crowd - Montgomery Gentry (100)
99. Dead & Gone - T.I. f/Justin Timberlake (DEBUT)
100. Kiss A Girl - Keith Urban (DEBUT)

This week nine new songs debut on the chart (and another two re-enter). The highest is by Enrique Iglesias, who just last week peaked in the top-20 with "Away". I've already featured his new single before on Distant Shores Songs, and it's a smash all over Europe, with versions with American singer Ciara or German Sarah Connor. Here's "Takin' Back My Love"...



Next is Jennifer Hudson, who follows her #1 twostepcubchart hit "Spotlight" with the beautiful ballad "If This Isn't Love"...



Irish band the Script debut with their #2 UK hit "The Man Who Can't Be Moved", which has the potential to be this year's "Chasing Cars", and it's my pick of the week...



(the original video is cool, but unembeddable, you can check it out here...)

Los Angeles-based group Carolina Liar put their second single on my list, here's "Show Me What I'm Looking For" (a sugarbear favorite)



Next up is Solange (yes, Beyonce's little sis) with her third straight hit - following the 2SC top-40 hits "I Decided" and "Sandcastle Disco". It's cowritten be Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo. Here's "T.O.N.Y." (which stands for "The Other Night, Why"



and here's the dance remix which is tearing up at the clubs...



Well, I guess now you can't keep Musiq Soulchild away for the chart. After dropping out with his "IfULeave", he comes back as a guest on India.Arie's retro-smooth "Chocolate High"...



And talk about having a presence on the charts. Beyonce now again has three on my list, "Single Ladies" in the top-10, "Diva" making the top-40, and now her latest, "Halo"..



And now recently incarcerated (but remorseful) T.I. follows up his collaboration with Rihanna ("Live Your Life") with another pairing, this time with Justin Timberlake, and "Dead And Gone"....



and lastly, Keith Urban's "Sweet Thing" is still in the top-40, and his new single, "Kiss A Girl", sneaks on at #100..



Good night, and sweet dreams...