Sunday, October 28, 2007

Random playlist

Here's my totally random playlist of the day:

1. Come Out And Play - The Offspring
2. Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine - The Killers
3. In Bloom - Nirvana
4. I Can Only Disappoint U - Mansun
5. Coffee And TV - Blur
6. Evil - Interpol
7. Only - Nine Inch Nails
8. One Step Closer - Linkin Park
9. Slither - Velvet Revolver
10. Running Away - Hoobastank
11. Celebrity Skin - Hole

Friday, October 26, 2007

Michael Jackson Beat Boxing

Caught a local beatboxer in action during the Overdrive dance party last Saturday, and got a little fascinated about beat boxing. Then I watched Justin Timberlake's music video collection and live concert DVD as well, where there were segments of Justin beat boxing.

And to tell you the truth, Justin's not a good beatboxer. I think he will be ashamed in years to come at his attempts at beatboxer. He must be thinking like it's so cool, but you know what, he's not even up there in terms of beatboxing.

Then I was surfing youtube a while, and I came across MJ's acapella rendition of Who Is It during the Oprah interview in 1993. This is where he does an amazing beatboxing intro of the song, and I couldn't believe that he did all the sounds all by himself!

It's not the conventional hip-hop style beatboxing like the one I heard on Saturday, but MJ does a lot of lip smacking and hiccups on top of the bass line and melody, and it's amazing how he did it altogether. I think not many people even knew that he could do this. You check it out and judge for yourself!

Is he good or is he good?? For more proof, I found a couple more videos.

Beat that, Justin!


Friday, October 05, 2007

Nirvana MTV Unplugged heading to DVD on 18 Nov!

One of the most awaited musical performance is finally going to see the light of the day on DVD. According to Billboard, Universal Music will release Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York on 18 November, more than 13 years after it was released on CD.

This performance is arguably the most famous in the MTV Unplugged series, and it is especially significant because it revealed a different side of the band and surprised many people that Nirvana could actually pull this off. Cos Nirvana had been stereotyped as a loud and thrashy band that could only play loud, loud, loud. It just goes to show the strength of the compositions and the musicianship of Nirvana.

The tracklisting of the DVD is as follows:

"About a Girl"
"Come As You Are"
"Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam"
"The Man Who Sold the World"
"Pennyroyal Tea"
"On a Plain"
"Something in the Way"
"Oh Me"
"Lake of Fire"
"All Apologies"
"Where Did You Sleep Last Night"

Like the CD, Something In The Way and Oh, Me are included here. These two songs were not included in the original MTV broadcast.

I haven't watched the original broadcast on MTV before. They should seriously bring back MTV Unplugged. Or at least air re-runs of past episodes. It's really a test of an artist's talent if they can make it in front of a live audience, stripped and raw.

The most recent one I caught was Alicia Keys' one. She's damn good and talented. I also quit elike the one The Corrs did a few years back.

I think MJ should definitely do one session, to show the world how good his voice and singing is. His acapella rendition of Who Is It on the Oprah interview in 1993 was so popular it resulted in the song being released as a single, when there weren't plans to do so. Think MJ will redeem himself, career-wise, if he does an Unplugged session.

Anyway, this is about Nirvana, and I can't wait to buy this DVD. They released the Live! Tonight! Sold Out! recently as well and I was damn happy. Next up will be a DVD of all their music videos and another DVD of one full concert. I can only wait.