Saturday, September 26, 2009

twostepcub's music chart for September 25, 2009...

Hey guys, it's time for my tunes for the week. This week Kings Of Leon makes it six weeks at the top, while English duo La Roux (pictured above) are one of four new songs in the top-10. The biggest moves are made by Solange, Alice In Chains, and Agnes, while former big hits by Kelly Clarkson, Erika Jayne, Nickelback, Wynonna, Lady GaGa, and Gloriana drop off the list. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any of the artists to go to their website to find out more...Happy Birthday Mike and Christian!

This Week Song/Artist
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1. Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon (1)
2. No Surprise - Daughtry (2)
3. Panic Switch - Silversun Pickups (3)
4. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas (8)
5. Waking Up In Vegas - Katy Perry (4)
6. Bulletproof - La Roux (11)
7. 21 Guns - Green Day (9)
8. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead (16)
9. Evacuate The Dancefloor - Cascada (17)
10. Fallin' For You - Colbie Caillat (14)
11. Her Diamonds - Rob Thomas (7)
12. I'll Just Hold On - Blake Shelton (13)
13. Please Don't Leave Me - Pink (6)
14. Crazy Possessive - Kaci Battaglia (10)
15. Celebration - Madonna (21)
16. Let The Feelings Go - AnnaGrace (18)
17. When Love Takes Over - David Guetta f/Kelly Rowland (15)
18. Sweet Dreams - Beyonce (25)
19. Another Day - Sophia May (19)
20. Battlefield - Jordin Sparks (23)
21. Never Say Never - The Fray (20)
22. Fire Burning - Sean Kingston (12)
23. I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull (27)
24. Closer To Love - Mat Kearney (24)
25. New Divide - Linkin Park (5)
26. Notion - Kings Of Leon (36)
27. Boots On - Randy Houser (22)
28. Money's Too Tight To Mention 2009 - Simply Red (28)
29. Pretty Wings - Maxwell (29)
30. Be Alright - Kristine W. (30)
31. Goodbye - Kristinia DeBarge (33)
32. She Wolf - Shakira (37)
33. Living For The Night - George Strait (35)
34. Armageddon - Jessica Jarrell (34)
35. Uprising - Muse (43)
36. You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift (32)
37. Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go) - Noisettes (49)
38. Barefoot & Crazy - Jack Ingram (41)
39. She Is Love - Parachute (39)
40. Staring Down - Collective Soul (40)
41. Second Chance - Shinedown (31)
42. Rose Of Jericho - BT (42)
43. Good Girls Go Bad - Cobra Starship f/Leighton Meester (45)
44. Savior - Rise Against (50)
45. It's A Business Doing Pleasure With You - Tim McGraw (46)
46. Release Me - Agnes (76)
47. Hush Hush - Pussycat Dolls (26)
48. Stay - Safetysuit (48)
49. On The Ocean - K'Jon (44)
50. Only You Can Love Me This Way - Keith Urban (56)
51. Down - Jay Sean f/Lil' Wayne (61)
52. Knock You Down - Keri Hilson f/Kanye West (52)
53. Infinity 2008 - Guru Josh Project (51)
54. Last Chance - Ginuwine (58)
55. Be There - Howie Day (57)
56. Would've Been The One - Solange (87)
57. Come Back To Me - David Cook (47)
58. Attention Whore - Deadmau5 f/Melleefresh (62)
59. Smile - Uncle Kracker (67)
60. Sexy Bitch/Sexy Chick - David Guetta f/Akon (85)
61. Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean (64)
62. Obsessed - Mariah Carey (DEBUT)
63. Shoes - Tiga (71)
64. The Fixer - Pearl Jam (72)
65. 99 Times - Kate Voegele (65)
66. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight - U2 (70)
67. Runaway - Love & Theft (68)
68. Check My Brain - Alice In Chains (99)
69. Love Your Love The Most - Eric Church (73)
70. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas (66)
71. Red Light - David Nail (75)
72. Already Gone - Kelly Clarkson (82)
73. Chances - Five For Fighting (81)
74. Toes - Zac Brown Band (88)
75. I Remember - Deadmau5 & Kaskade (77)
76. Joey - Sugarland (83)
77. Small Town USA - Justin Moore (79)
78. Welcome To The Future - Brad Paisley (80)
79. Summer Nights - Rascal Flatts (69)
80. Paranoid - Jonas Brothers (93)
81. Gettin' You Home (Black Dress Song) - Chris Young (91)
82. If A Song Could Get Me You - Marit Larsen (84)
83. Everybody Shake It - Ralphi Rosario f/Shawn Christopher (DEBUT)
84. I'm Alive - Kenny Chesney f/Dave Matthews (97)
85. Sounds Like Life To Me - Darryl Worley (89)
86. Keep It Goin' Louder - Major Lazer f/Nina Sky (DEBUT)
87. The Sound Of Missing You - Ameerah (RE-ENTRY)
88. Ignorance - Paramore (90)
89. We Weren't Born To Follow - Bon Jovi (100)
90. Bad Habits - Maxwell (94)
91. Hey Soul Sister - Train (DEBUT)
92. American Ride - Toby Keith (92)
93. Living For The Weekend - Jill Jones (95)
94. 15 Minutes - Rodney Atkins (DEBUT)
95. I Look To You - Whitney Houston (DEBUT)
96. Lasse-Toi Aller Bebe - Collectif Metisse (98)
97. Sextonik - Mylene Farmer (DEBUT)
98. Get Sexy - Sugababes (DEBUT)
99. Heavy Cross - The Gossip (DEBUT)
100. I Wanna - All-American Rejects (DEBUT)

This week ten new songs debut on my list. The highest is by uber-diva Mariah Carey, who rockets on with the song "Obsessed", complete with crossdressing dual-role video...



Next is dance DJ legend Ralphi Rosario who teams with Shawn Christopher for "Everybody Shake"...



Thomas Pentz and Dave Taylor, or better known as DJs Diplo and Switch, respectively, paired up to make Major Lazer. The Philadelphian and Brit recruit twin act Nina Sky for the eclectic "Keep It Goin' Louder"...



Rock band Train is back, still with lead singer Pat Monahan, with "Hey Soul Sister"...



Country singer Rodney Atkins returns with the shuffler "15 Minutes"...



And now for the biggest diva comeback, Whitney Houston is back with "I Turn To You"...



French siren Mylene Farmer has the fifth straight #1 in her homeland with the provocative single about sex toys "Sextonik"...



Meanwhile, British super-girlgroup Sugababes lost their last remaining original member, as Keisha Buchanan was booted to be replaced by former Eurovision contestant Jade Ewen. Here's Keisha's last pop with the band, in "Get Sexy"...



Next up is the coolest band in the universe, The Gossip, with "Heavy Cross"...



And lastly is All-American Rejects with the followup to "Gives You Hell", and it's got a similar crowd-singalong chorus, "I Wanna"...



and as a bonus, the song that returns, after a single week on previously. Here's Ameerah, with the dance track "The Sound Of Missing You"...



Blow out the candles!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Story of the day....squawk like an Egyptian...


...or rather a Libyan, as the focus of the first appearance by President Obama at the United Nations seems to be hijacked by the hoodoo over where Moammar Gadhafi will be staying. Since most of the world's leaders are meeting at the UN for the General Assembly.
The town of Bedford is at arms that Gadhafi's group is preparing to stay in a tented area on a property leased by Donald Trump by Middle Easterners. This is after the Libyans failed to be able to set up shop either on their own property in Englewood, and in Central Park (nice try).
The thing is, first of all, yes Gadhafi is a douchebag, and we all know it. That Lockerbee conspirator getting released was total bullshit. But we KNOW he's coming. He's not the only idiot, since he and Admedispaghettios from Iran will have a pissing match on who's the nuttier. And he's got to stay somewhere. Who gives a shit? He ain't gonna do anything but throw a freaking "Rock the Casbah" party anyway. And I just know he's loving the attention. Ignore the bastard, and his panties will be in a wad.
Part of being a civilized culture is knowing when to play the "turn the other cheek" card and fight the real fight, being human rights and terrorism and all, in the UN. Let the moron tent. Whoopee.
The real focus of the UN summit should be Obama's efforts towards reconciling the Israel-Palestinian rift, and the threat of global warming.

I have been in office for just nine months, though some days it seems a lot
longer. I am well aware of the expectations that accompany my presidency around
the world. These expectations are not about me. Rather, they are rooted - I
believe - in a discontent with a status quo that has allowed us to be
increasingly defined by our differences, and outpaced by our problems. But they
are also rooted in hope - the hope that real change is possible, and the hope
that America will be a leader in bringing about such change.

I took office at a time when many around the world had come to view
America with skepticism and distrust. Part of this was due to misperceptions and
misinformation about my country. Part of this was due to opposition to specific
policies, and a belief that on certain critical issues, America has acted
unilaterally, without regard for the interests of others. This has fed an almost
reflexive anti-Americanism, which too often has served as an excuse for our
collective inaction.
Like all of you, my responsibility is to act in the
interest of my nation and my people, and I will never apologize for defending
those interests. But it is my deeply held belief that in the year 2009 - more
than at any point in human history - the interests of nations and peoples are
shared.
The religious convictions that we hold in our hearts can forge new
bonds among people, or tear us apart. The technology we harness can light the
path to peace, or forever darken it. The energy we use can sustain our planet,
or destroy it. What happens to the hope of a single child - anywhere - can
enrich our world, or impoverish it.
In this hall, we come from many places,
but we share a common future. No longer do we have the luxury of indulging our
differences to the exclusion of the work that we must do together. I have
carried this message from London to Ankara; from Port of Spain to Moscow; from
Accra to Cairo; and it's what I will speak about today. Because the time has
come for the world to move in a new direction. We must embrace a new era of
engagement based on mutual interests and mutual respect, and our work must begin
now.

Amen.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

distant shores song for the night...Jacques Johnson?

Tonight's DSS is by French singer Tom Prager. According to his myspace page, Tom was born in Africa and grew up on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, where he became an accomplished surfer. (sound familiar?) He formed his band Gwayav seven years ago, and right now has the #1 song in France. It's a breezy beachtime song, and a video that has a special heartwarming guest star. Here's "Lady Melody"...



"Lady Melody" isn't available directly here, but if it floats your boat, you can grab an import of the single or album at Amazon's French site by clicking here...I recommend it if you love the Jack Johnson/Kenny Chesney vibe but don't mind listening in another language...

Cee U Next Tuesday for the week....redneck journalism...


This week's winner of the Cee U Next Tuesday award for female excellence in the male-driven field of douchebaggery is Fox producer Heidi Noonan, who, thanks to the glory of youtube, is caught rallying up the scant ragged crew of mouthbreathers that descended on Washington a little over a week ago. The "9/12" movement gathering, coined by dickweed-in-chief Glenn Beck to "bring America together like we were on 9/12/01", which translated from the original fucktard means "lets go scream and yell at the brown people in the White House", apparently wasn't hyped-up enough for Fox's already cheerleading broadcast, so Buffy Producerpants pumps up the loons behind the idiot Geek-Squad toss-off they had "covering" the weekend. Fox, of course, is somewhat putting a "Who, me?" air on, with Fox News VP Bill Sammons shitting out a "don't do it again" decree, but knowing Fox, this cunt and her male gay porn-librarian sidekick will be promoted in no time.

So congrats on your C-U-N-T award, you can use it for a baton, just don't let it bounce off your head.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

twostepcub's music chart for September 18, 2009...

Hey everyone, it's time for my tunes for the week. This week Kings of Leon spend a fifth week at the top, while the Black Eyed Peas (pictured above) jump into the top-10. The Noisettes, Muse, and Jay Sean make the biggest moves, while former big hits by Cage The Elephant, Billy Currington, and Pet Shop Boys drop out. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the name of any of the artists to go to their website. Where's my rice ball?

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon (1)
2. No Surprise - Daughtry (3)
3. Panic Switch - Silversun Pickups (7)
4. Waking Up In Vegas - Katy Perry (4)
5. New Divide - Linkin Park (5)
6. Please Don't Leave Me - Pink (2)
7. Her Diamonds - Rob Thomas (6)
8. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas (16)
9. 21 Guns - Green Day (9)
10. Crazy Possessive - Kaci Battaglia (10)
11. Bulletproof - La Roux (17)
12. Fire Burning - Sean Kingston (8)
13. I'll Just Hold On - Blake Shelton (13)
14. Fallin' For You - Colbie Caillat (14)
15. When Love Comes Over - David Guetta f/Kelly Rowland (11)
16. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead (21)
17. Evacuate The Dancefloor - Cascada (24)
18. Let The Feelings Go - AnnaGrace (18)
19. Another Day - Sophia May (19)
20. Never Say Never - The Fray (15)
21. Celebration - Madonna (26)
22. Boots On - Randy Houser (23)
23. Battlefield - Jordin Sparks (25)
24. Closer To Love - Mat Kearney (20)
25. Sweet Dreams - Beyonce (31)
26. Hush Hush - Pussycat Dolls (12)
27. I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull (33)
28. Money's Too Tight To Mention 2009 - Simply Red (28)
29. Pretty Wings - Maxwell (29)
30. Be Alright - Kristine W. (32)
31. Second Chance - Shinedown (27)
32. You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift (22)
33. Goodbye - Kristinia DeBarge (38)
34. Armageddon - Jessica Jarrell (37)
35. Living For The Night - George Strait (41)
36. Notion - Kings Of Leon (51)
37. She Wolf - Shakira (55)
38. Wild At Heart - Gloriana (40)
39. She Is Love - Parachute (43)
40. Staring Down - Collective Soul (42)
41. Barefoot & Crazy - Jack Ingram (45)
42. Rose Of Jericho - BT (57)
43. Uprising - Muse (65)
44. On The Ocean - K'Jon (44)
45. Good Girls Go Bad - Cobra Starship f/ Leighton Meester (54)
46. It's A Business Doing Pleasure With You - Tim McGraw (56)
47. Come Back To Me - David Cook (47)
48. Stay - Safetysuit (48)
49. Don't Upset The Rhythm - The Noisettes (93)
50. Savior - Rise Against (60)
51. Infinity 2008 - Guru Josh Project (49)
52. Knock You Down - Keri Hilson f/Kanye West (52)
53. LoveGame - Lady GaGa (35)
54. Patron Tequila - Paradiso Girls f/Lil Jon & Eve (50)
55. Only You Can Love Me This Way - Keith Urban (61)
56. Sing - Wynonna (30)
57. Be There - Howie Day (64)
58. Last Chance - Ginuwine (58)
59. If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback (34)
60. Give You Everything - Erika Jayne (36)
61. Down - Jay Sean f/Lil Wayne (83)
62. Attention Whore - Deadmau5 f/Mellefresh (62)
63. The Point Of It All - Anthony Hamilton (53)
64. Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean (67)
65. 99 Times - Kate Voegele (66)
66. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas (59)
67. Smile - Uncle Kracker (75)
68. Runaway - Love & Theft (72)
69. Summer Nights - Rascal Flatts (69)
70. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight - U2 (70)
71. Shoes - Tiga (81)
72. The Fixer - Pearl Jam (76)
73. Love Your Love The Most - Eric Church (73)
74. Drop A House - DJ DeMarko f/Heather Leigh West (63)
75. Red Light - David Nail (79)
76. Release Me - Agnes (RE-ENTRY)
77. I Remember - Deadmau5 & Kaskade (78)
78. Alright - Darius Rucker (68)
79. Small Town USA - Justin Moore (80)
80. Welcome To The Future - Brad Paisley (82)
81. Chances - Five For Fighting (85)
82. Already Gone - Kelly Clarkson (86)
83. Joey - Sugarland (87)
84. If A Song Could Get Me You - Marit Larsen (84)
85. Sexy Bitch/Sexy Chick - David Guetta f/Akon (100)
86. I Do Not Hook Up - Kelly Clarkson (46)
87. Would've Been The One - Solange (DEBUT)
88. Toes - The Zac Brown Band (96)
89. Sounds Like Life To Me - Darryl Worley (89)
90. Ignorance - Paramore (91)
91. Gettin' You Home (Black Dress Song) - Chris Young (94)
92. American Ride - Toby Keith (92)
93. Paranoid - Jonas Brothers (97)
94. Bad Habits - Maxwell (99)
95. Living For The Weekend - Jill Jones (95)
96. Holiday - Dizzee Rascal f/Calvin Harris (DEBUT)
97. I'm Alive - Kenny Chesney f/Dave Matthews (DEBUT)
98. Lasse-Toi Aller Bebe - Collectif Metisse (98)
99. Check My Brain - Alice In Chains (DEBUT)
100. We Weren't Born To Follow - Bon Jovi (DEBUT)

This week there are five new songs (and one re-entry), and the highest debut is by Solange (Knowles), who places her fourth straight single on my chart from her Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams CD. The last three became #1 Billboard dance hits, and the newest is at #6 and heading there as well. Here's "Would've Been The One"..



Summer may be over, but British/African "grime" artist Dizzee Rascal, who pairs up again with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris for the former UK #1 "Holiday", is still enjoying the beach...



Next up is country star Kenny Chesney, who revives a track from his previous album to make the second "new" hit from his Greatest Hits II collection. It's a collaboration with Dave Matthews, who's latest foray in the news wasn't his fault - it's been rumored that former presidential candidate John Edwards offered a wedding concert to his mistress Rielle Hunter. But take that with a grain of salt. Here's the poignant "I'm Alive"...



Returning after ten years following the death of lead singer Layne Staley, Alice In Chains is back with singer William DuVall and "Check Your Brain"...



and finally, we have the return of Bon Jovi, who after a one-album foray into country-tinged rock, go all out hair-metal where they belong with "We Weren't Born To Follow"...



And as a bonus, Swedish Idol winner Agnes returns in a big way, leaping over all the other debuts to come back following the American release of her first US single, "Release Me"...I hope this song catches on like Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" did, it deserves it..



Mmmmmm, Deep-fried Oreos!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Story of the day.....He's like the wind...


Today brings news that actor Patrick Swayze passed away after a publicized bout with cancer. Swayze is best known for his roles in the movies Dirty Dancing and Ghost, but I reserve a special place for the fab job he did in playing Vida Boheme in To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. He was assured enough in his own sexuality that he could play a dancer and a drag queen, and not really care what people thought. Here's a highlight.



Dirty Dancing also gave Swayze a top-10 pop hit with "She's Like The Wind", which compared to other actor-musician affairs, comes off now as rather respectable...

Monday, September 14, 2009

So THIS is to honor 9/11?

So are we not supposed to be alarmed by this kind of ignorant signage from the mouthbreathers that gathered by the ten-thousands for the 9/12 slash fuck-the-brown-people party? I hope you're proud of yourself, fucktard. I hope the Secret Service is casing the hole of a trailer you call "home" right now. I'd love to have you alone in a room full of families of the real 9/11 victims.
And while we're at it, I hope this white trash tranny cunt above got lost in real Washington DC after this. I'm sure they'd find a home for that flag.

So basically, this Fox News "party" turned out to be a hate magnet for people who just can't stand a black man as president of Mehr-kuh. Good job, guys.

To see more pictures from this calamity, if you can stomach, please to to TPM's excellent coverage of the atrocities by clicking here. And support talkingpointsmemo.com, one of the best political blogs ever.

Story of the day...There's just not enough ducttape...


Dear Kanye,

You've obviously by now figured out what a stupid spectacle you made of yourself during the MTV video music awards last night. Were you drunk? Or just ignorant? I mean, it's the FUCKING VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS. Not the Nobel Prize. With less anticipation than the People's Choice Awards. And while I may have disbelief at times on Swift's ability to carry a note, she's obviously musically very talented and genuine in what she does. No beefs with anyone. And Beyonce's video is cool, but it is a remake of a more classic dance number...and a "viral" popularity of a clip doesn't mean she was robbed of anything in particular. And if you really want to argue the importance of a video music award Beyonce won best video of the year.

So, whatever angst you've got going, you just blew your wad of sentiment. Chris Brown is laughing at you. You're on the one hand championing tolerance for gay rights, then back up Jay-Z with a lyric like

Its crazy how you can go from being Joe Blow,
to everybody on your d-ck, no homo,
What the fuck? did you have to prove yourself to your butt-boy Jay? Well after Beyonce probably castrated you afterwards, that won't be necessary, no?

So in conclusion, whatever ego trip caused this spew of dumb, find some medication for it. And freakin' chill.

Toodles,
twostepcub

PS. If you have Serena Williams' number, please share those meds with her roid-raged ass.



Friday, September 11, 2009

twostepcub's music chart for September 11, 2009...

Hey guys, it's time for my tunes for the week. This week Kings of Leon spend a fourth non-consecutive week on top, while former tweener turned club siren Kaci Battaglia (pictured above) makes it into the top-10. Former big hits by Coldplay, Beyonce, and U2 drop off the chart, while current hits by Muse, Rise Against, and BT make the biggest moves. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any of the 100 artists to go to their website (right-click and you can use a different window or tab). Let's get shakin'....

This Week Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon (1)
2. Please Don't Leave Me - Pink (3)
3. No Surprise - Daughtry (4)
4. Waking Up In Vegas - Katy Perry (2)
5. New Divide - Linkin Park (5)
6. Her Diamonds - Rob Thomas (6)
7. Panic Switch - Silversun Pickups (8)
8. Fire Burning - Sean Kingston (9)
9. 21 Guns - Green Day (11)
10. Crazy Possessive - Kaci Battaglia (12)
11. When Love Takes Over - David Guetta f/Kelly Rowland (7)
12. Hush Hush - Pussycat Dolls (10)
13. I'll Just Hold On - Blake Shelton (13)
14. Fallin' For You - Colbie Caillat (18)
15. Never Say Never - The Fray (16)
16. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas (20)
17. Bulletproof - La Roux (21)
18. Let The Feelings Go - AnnaGrace (22)
19. Another Day - Sophia May (25)
20. Closer To Love - Mat Kearney (23)
21. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead (33)
22. You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift (14)
23. Boots On - Randy Houser (28)
24. Evacuate The Dancefloor - Cascada (32)
25. Battlefield - Jordin Sparks (26)
26. Celebration - Madonna (43)
27. Second Chance - Shinedown (17)
28. Money's Too Tight To Mention 2009 - Simply Red (29)
29. Pretty Wings - Maxwell (31)
30. Sing - Wynonna (30)
31. Sweet Dreams - Beyonce (41)
32. Be Alright - Kristine W. (37)
33. I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull (35)
34. If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback (27)
35. LoveGame - Lady GaGa (15)
36. Give You Everything - Erika Jayne (24)
37. Armageddon - Jessica Jarrell (39)
38. Goodbye - Kristinia DeBarge (42)
39. Ain't No Rest For The Wicked - Cage The Elephant (19)
40. Wild At Heart - Gloriana (40)
41. Living For The Night - George Strait (48)
42. Staring Down - Collective Soul (52)
43. She Is Love - Parachute (45)
44. On The Ocean - K'Jon (44)
45. Barefoot & Crazy - Jack Ingram (46)
46. I Do Not Hook Up - Kelly Clarkson (36)
47. Come Back To Me - David Cook (47)
48. Stay - Safetysuit (50)
49. Infinity 2008 - Guru Josh (49)
50. Patron Tequila - Paradiso Girls f/Lil Jon & Eve (51)
51. Notion - Kings Of Leon (57)
52. Knock You Down - Keri Hilson f/Kanye West (54)
53. The Point Of It All - Anthony Hamilton (53)
54. Good Girls Go Bad - Cobra Starship f/Leighton Meester (64)
55. She Wolf - Shakira (67)
56. It's A Business Doing Pleasure With You - Tim McGraw (58)
57. Rose Of Jericho - BT (75)
58. Last Chance - Ginuwine (62)
59. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas (55)
60. Savior - Rise Against (79)
61. Only You Can Love Me This Way - Keith Urban (66)
62. Attention Whore - Deadmau5 f/Melleefresh (63)
63. Drop A House - DJ DeMarko f/Heather Leigh West (65)
64. Be There - Howie Day (69)
65. Uprising - Muse (97)
66. 99 Times - Kate Voegele (68)
67. Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean (71)
68. Alright - Darius Rucker (61)
69. Summer Nights - Rascal Flatts (73)
70. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight - U2 (72)
71. People Are Crazy - Billy Currington (38)
72. Runaway - Love & Theft (74)
73. Love Your Love The Most - Eric Church (77)
74. Love Etc. - Pet Shop Boys (34)
75. Smile - Uncle Kracker (83)
76. The Fixer - Pearl Jam (93)
77. Jungle Drum - Emiliana Torrini (78)
78. I Remember - Deadmau5 & Kaskade (80)
79. Red Light - David Nail (81)
80. Small Town USA - Justin Moore (82)
81. Shoes - Tiga (DEBUT)
82. Welcome To The Future - Brad Paisley (86)
83. Down - Jay Sean f/Lil' Wayne (87)
84. If A Song Could Get Me You - Marit Larsen (DEBUT)
85. Chances - Five For Fighting (95)
86. Already Gone - Kelly Clarkson (99)
87. Joey - Sugarland (91)
88. Can't Live Without You - Charlie Wilson (88)
89. Sounds Like Life To Me - Darryl Worley (89)
90.Never Leave You - Tinchy Stryder f/Amelle (90)
91. Ignorance - Paramore (92)
92. American Ride - Toby Keith (94)
93. Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go) - The Noisettes (RE-ENTRY)
94. Gettin' You Home (Black Dress Song) - Chris Young (96)
95. Living For The Weekend - Jill Jones (DEBUT)
96. Toes - The Zac Brown Band (DEBUT)
97. Paranoid - Jonas Brothers (DEBUT)
98. Lasse-Toi Aller Bebe - Collectif Metisse (98)
99. Bad Habits - Maxwell (DEBUT)
100. Sexy Bitch - David Guetta f/Akon (DEBUT)

This week seven new songs enter my list, as well as there is a re-entry. The highest debut is by Canadian DJ Tiga, who has a novelty slash tribal club hit with "Shoes". His greatest success so far has been a remake of Corey Hart's "Sunglasses At Night" which made the British top-40, and two top-30 dance hits, "You Gonna Want Me" and a remake of "Hot In Herre"...



Next up is Marit Larsen, who was a member of the tween duo M2M back in the turn of the century. Norweigans Marit and her partner Marion Raven had a top-40 hit with "Don't Say You Love Me" from the Pokemon movie, and while Raven has gone on to record with Meat Loaf, Larsen has made #1 in Norway, Germany, and Austria with the pretty "If A Song Could Get Me You", which is my "pick" for the week...



Jill Jones was a former protege of Prince, and has sang backup for him and Teena Marie. That's R&B cred. Jones now comes on with a dance number that's on Jody Watley's Peace Bisquit label. Here's a perfect song to start off Friday night, "Living For The Weekend"...



The Zac Brown band's third single debuts, and I'm grateful that the line "toes in the water, ass in the sand" has found a home on the stodgy confines of country radio. Here's the Atlanta-grown group's "Toes"...



And as far for the scruffy band above, the Jonas Brothers surprisingly enter by way of a club remix of their single "Paranoid"..now here's the original clip...



...and here's the club mix of it..fun fact - the song was co-written by 90's dance singer Cathy Dennis...



Neo-soul star Maxwell is still climbing my chart with "Pretty Wings", but that doesn't stop him from debuting with his new fresh single "Bad Habits"..



And finally, French dance artist David Guetta follows up his #1 2SC hit "When Love Takes Over" with a dirtier track featuring Akon. It's made #1 in the UK, as "Sexy Chick", but here in the states, it's "Sexy Bitch"...



and now for an added bonus, the song that re-enters, English band the Noisettes, with the club remix of "Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go)"...



Vaya Con Dios!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Distant Shores song for the night...School days

I love touting Scottish bands, all proud and all, and tonight's DSS is by rock group Biffy Clyro. They have had consistent success in the UK, but their popularity hasn't "crossed the pond" fully yet. Of course with song names like "Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies" and "Hermafrofight" doesn't help (though the former is their biggest US hit so far). BC's latest, "That Golden Rule", is the second British top-10 from the Only Revolutions CD, and it's delightfully epic, going from moshworthy to experimental...



You can order a copy of the "That Golden Rule" CD single from Amazon.com by clicking here.

Bonus: Totally twisted version of a classic....Don't know if Stevie would approve...

Cee U Next Tuesday winner of the week....One Life To Leave...

This week's Cee U Next Tuesday, the woman who excels in the male-dominated field of douchebaggery, is One Life To Live actress (well, former) Patricia Mauceri. Mauceri was replaced on the soap opera because of her refusal to act or compromise with writers regarding a storyline involving her fictional son coming out of the closet. Her objection? That the mother was portrayed as too sympathetic to her son's condition. Not that she would have to kiss a girl, or do nude scenes, or whatever - just being positive was too much for her, as it would go against her "religious" views.

Mauceri says it was those objections that got her fired -- she says her character would not have been accepting.

"I did not object to being in a gay story line,” Mauceri said in a statement. “I objected to speaking the truth of what that person, how that person would live and breathe and act in that story line," she said. "And this goes against everything I am, my belief system, and what I know the character's belief system is aligned to."

Umm, Ms. Mauceri?

You're a fucking soap opera actress.

That's like saying that you're an Orthodox Jew working at Hormel. You are on a daily parades of musical-chair sleeparounds, but apparently that's nothing compared to the horror or being paid to act like you're the compassionate mother of a son struggling with his identity. Your job is to portray a character. Not yourself. A fucking character. Thousands of actors and actresses play roles that do not fit who they are as a person (Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, anyone?). So stop playing victim. Maybe there's an opening at the Lancaster, PA dinner theatre production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Until then, take your C-U-N-T award, you might need it to defend yourself from the throng of unemployed waiters and waitresses that would decimate you to get that role. Oh, and by the way, sorry to say, the award isn't battery-operated.

Toodles,
twostepcub

P.S. Eat Me.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Story of the day...Happy Labor Day!

I hope everyone in the US enjoyed the final big weekend of summer, Labor Day Weekend. In doing so, remember those workers whose hard work and perseverance enabled us to be entitled to things like an eight-hour work-day, health coverage, and freedom from unsafe work conditions.

To celebrate, jam to a little Dropkick Murphys. Peace out.



Thanks Susie @ Crooksandliars for the inspiration of clip...

Friday, September 04, 2009

twostepcub's music chart for september 4, 2009...

Hey guys, it's time for my tunes for the week. This week the Kings Of Leon reclaim the #1 spot for a non-consecutive third week, while Sean Kingston (pictured above) jumps into the top-10. The biggest moves come from songs by Madonna, Cobra Starship, and Keith Urban (all big moves in red), while former big hits by Lady Antebellum and Oceana drop out. Link-O-Rama is still in effect, so you can click on the highlighted name of any of the artist below to go to their website (I even fixed one here I had wrong last week, my apologies). Happy Labor Day everyone!

This Week Song/Artist (Last Week's Position in parentheses)
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1. Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon (2)
2. Waking Up In Vegas - Katy Perry (1)
3. Please Don't Leave Me - Pink (3)
4. No Surprise - Daughtry (7)
5. New Divide - Linkin Park (6)
6. Her Diamonds - Rob Thomas (4)
7. When Love Takes Over - David Guetta f/Kelly Rowland (5)
8. Panic Switch - Silversun Pickups (8)
9. Fire Burning - Sean Kingston (16)
10. Hush Hush - Pussycat Dolls (12)
11. 21 Guns - Green Day (15)
12. Crazy Possessive - Kaci Battaglia (17)
13. I'll Just Hold On - Blake Shelton (13)
14. You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift (14)
15. LoveGame - Lady GaGa (10)
16. Never Say Never - The Fray (18)
17. Second Chance - Shinedown (11)
18. Fallin' For You - Colbie Caillat (21)
19. Ain't No Rest For The Wicked - Cage The Elephant (9)
20. I Gotta Feelin' - Black Eyed Peas (25)
21. Bulletproof - La Roux (29)
22. Let The Feelings Go - AnnaGrace (22)
23. Closer To Love - Mat Kearney (23)
24. Give You Everything - Erika Jayne (20)
25. Another Day - Sophia May (27)
26. Battlefield - Jordin Sparks (31)
27. If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback (24)
28. Boots On - Randy Houser (30)
29. Money's Too Tight To Mention 2009 - Simply Red (33)
30. Sing - Wynonna (34)
31. Pretty Wings - Maxwell (32)
32. Evacuate The Dancefloor - Cascada (36)
33. Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead (38)
34. Love Etc. - Pet Shop Boys (19)
35. I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull (41)
36. I Do Not Hook Up - Kelly Clarkson (26)
37. Be Alright -Kristine W. (45)
38. People Are Crazy - Billy Currington (28)
39. Armageddon - Jessica Jarrell (43)
40. Wild At Heart - Gloriana (40)
41. Sweet Dreams - Beyonce (54)
42. Goodbye - Kristinia DeBarge (46)
43. Celebration - Madonna (77)
44. On The Ocean - K'Jon (44)
45. She Is Love - Parachute (50)
46. Barefoot & Crazy - Jack Ingram (48)
47. Come Back To Me - David Cook (42)
48. Living For The Night - George Strait (52)
49. Infinity 2008 - Guru Josh Project (49)
50. Stay - Safetysuit (51)
51. Patron Tequila - Paradiso Girls f/Lil Jon & Eve (58)
52. Staring Down - Collective Soul (56)
53. The Point Of It All - Anthony Hamilton (53)
54. Knock You Down - Keri Hilson f/Kanye West (55)
55. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas (57)
56. Life In Technicolor II - Coldplay (35)
57. Notion - Kings Of Leon (61)
58. It's A Business Doing Pleasure With You - Tim McGraw (63)
59. Halo - Beyonce (37)
60. The Sound Of Madness - Shinedown (60)
61. Alright - Darius Rucker (59)
62. Last Chance - Ginuwine (66)
63. Attention Whore - Deadmau5 f/Melleefresh (68)
64. Good Girls Go Bad - Cobra Starship f/Leighton Meester (78)
65. Drop A House - DJ DeMarko f/Heather Leigh West (67)
66. Only You Can Love Me This Way - Keith Urban (80)
67. She Wolf - Shakira (69)
68. 99 Times - Kate Voegele (72)
69. Be There - Howie Day (71)
70. Never Give U Up - Raphael Saadiq f/Stevie Wonder & CJ (70)
71. Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean (73)
72. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight - U2 (75)
73. Summer Nights - Rascal Flatts (74)
74. Runaway - Love and Theft (76)
75. Rose Of Jericho - BT (79)
76. Magnificent - U2 (39)
77. Love Your Love The Most - Eric Church (81)
78. Jungle Drum - Emiliana Torrini (85)
79. Savior - Rise Against (91)
80. I Remember - Deadmau5 & Kaskade (82)
81. Red Light - David Nail (83)
82. Small Town USA - Justin Moore (86)
83. Smile - Uncle Kracker (87)
84. That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings (84)
85. Back It Up - Gia Bella (64)
86.Welcome To The Future - Brad Paisley (92)
87. Down - Jay Sean f/Lil' Wayne (89)
88. Can't Live Without You - Charlie Wilson (95)
89. Sounds Like Life To Me - Darryl Worley (90)
90. Never Leave You - Tinchy Stryder f/Amelle (94)
91. Joey - Sugarland (DEBUT)
92. Ignorance - Paramore (93)
93. The Fixer - Pearl Jam (97)
94. American Ride - Toby Keith (96)
95. Chances - Five For Fighting (DEBUT)
96. Gettin' You Home (Black Dress Song) - Chris Young (98)
97. Uprising - Muse (DEBUT)
98. Lasse-Toi Aller Bebe - Collectif Metisse (99)
99. Already Gone - Kelly Clarkson (DEBUT)
100. Ca M'enerve - Helmut Fritz (RE-ENTRY)

This week there are four new songs on the chart, and Helmut Fritz's "Ca M'enerve" re-enters for the third time on the list. The highest debut is by country duo Sugarland, who recently had a very positive article in ChicagoPride.com about how they are grateful of their gay and lesbian fans, and how Jennifer Nettles performed at Atlanta Pride (partner Kristian Bush also toured with the Indigo Girls). Click the highlighted link to read the interview. And here's their fourth single from their latest CD, Love On The Inside., and the last three became #1 country hits. The new one may be heading there as well, and it's called "Joey"...



Next is John Ondrasik, who performs as Five For Fighting, with his latest single, "Chances", and again it's more poster-art pontificating (but hey, it's quite pretty).



British rock band Muse, with the first single from their upcoming album The Resistance, and appropriately, called "Uprising". The get their full Queen on in this one...



And finally, it's Kelly Clarkson. Ah, Kelly. Her "I Do Not Hook Up" is still in my top-40, while her new single "Already Gone" debuts. "Already Gone", as in, the same song as Beyonce's "Halo" at #59. As in the song Kelly trashed to the media, even though she co-wrote it. Kelly, SHHHHH. No one will notice! Everything sounds the same anyway!



And as an added bonus, here's the clip for the song that re-enters for the second time, Helmut Fritz's Franco-fantastic "Ca M'enerve". Boogie down and enjoy!