David Bowie and Tilda Swinton Join Forces, Bring Campy Perfection To Everyone

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Well my Tuesday, which was going to be spent debating whether or not I should write something about the Academy Awards, just became infinitely better. Tumblr has alerted me that Floria Sigismondi directed the latest David Bowie music video. And that it features Tilda Swinton.

I’ll wait while you take that in for a second.

David Bowie and Tilda Swinton. Together. In a music video. (Someone is aware of something.)

“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” is the second single from Bowie’s forthcoming album The Next Day. In the video, Bowie and Swinton play a celebrity couple who live in a surreal version of suburbia. An androgynous celebrity couple moves next door and the result is campy perfection. It is exactly what a David Bowie music video directed by Floria Sigismondi featuring Tilda Swinton should be like. Enjoy.

The Elvis Files: One Direction Dances To The Jailhouse Rock

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Only One Direction could distract me from writing about Blue Hawaii. I’ve been so intrigued by the British boy band’s latest music video “Kiss You” that I have been unable to finish the post. (I’m probably also procrastinating.) If you don’t hang out with tween girls, then you most likely haven’t watched this video. Here it is.

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Midweek Break with Adele

Happy Wednesday! To celebrate the week being almost over, here is a glimpse at what is on my mind today: Adele.

The British-singer’s second album 21 releases in the U.S. next Tuesday. I cannot be more excited. The first single, “Rolling in the Deep,” has been on heavy rotation on my iPod since I first heard it two months ago.

What caught my attention today was Adele performance of “Natural Woman” for VH1’s Unplugged. Prepare to be amazed.

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Oh I how love her. The girl can sing and she puts so many other pop stars to shame.

VH1 Unplugged: Adele premieres online March 3, at 7 p.m. I cannot wait. Are you excited for Adele’s upcoming album, that is if you haven’t already downloaded it?

Music Fix: Tegan and Sara, “Alligator”

Last Friday I caught Tegan and Sara at the Calvin Theater in Northampton. It was their first stop on their tour and probably the only concert I’ve been to where the band sounds better live than recorded. (Of course, I have seen Britney Spears “live” so I’m very jaded.)

The music video for their single “Alligaor” off of their latest album Sainthood has premiered. The song is awesome although a bit more poppy than some of their other songs. The video, however, is generating a big “Ummmm, what?”.

Is that really a choreographed dance sequence? And are they making snow angels…in piles of (what I am assuming is) sand? It’s an odd music video, to say the least. I guess this means Tegan and Sara are pop stars now…


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