Friday, May 30, 2014

Jennifer Lopez,World Cup Official Song,14 On Fire Tour

The sights and sounds of today and of all time are in the entertainment sack tonight.Two new releases are here in Jennifer Lopez's new single "First Love" and Pitbull's "We Are One(Ole Ola)." JLO's studio track with bright dayglo lyrics is proving to be a favourite with the audience.It's from her new album "A.K.A." that is scheduled for release on 17 June.A really smooth song that will stay in your mind.*
The huge production of the Official Song of the FIFA World Cup by Pitbull,"We Are One(Ole Ola)" featuring Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian superstar Claudia Leitte is garnering a huge number of views as well.It's a singalong that unites the football and music fans around the globe,being sung in English,Spanish and Portuguese.
The Latina artists are really en fuego these days.Just think of JLO,Demi Lovato,Selena Gomez and,as we hear tonight,Claudia Leitte-to name a few.It's one of the biggest trends.*
We've got some film clips in the sack:another fan tribute to the in-production "Star Wars Episode VII," compiled from various past productions to get us in the Star Wars mood,plus the latest film from The Rolling Stones' 14 On Fire Tour that just resumed in Oslo,Norway on Monday and Lisbon,Portugal on Thursday.Mick Jagger loves to reach out to the fans in whatever language-even Norwegian.
The Lisbon festival show was a spectacular Midnight-2 am set before about 80,000 fans with guest artists Bruce Springsteen and Gary Clark,Jr.,as well as longtime friend and former member Mick Taylor.Former President Bill Clinton sat in the VIP section wearing a sport coat,with his Secret Service agents standing by in their black suits.Oslo was a more intimate indoor performance.
Next up for the Stones:
1 June-Zurich,Switzerland Letzigrund Stadium
4 June-Tel Aviv,Israel Hayarkon Park
7 June-Landgraaf,Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
10 June-Berlin,Germany Waldbuhne
13 June-Paris,France Stade de France
As of Thursday,tickets were still available for Tel Aviv.
But for tonight,we have an HD video of the classic "Shattered," a song about New York City performed in NYC's own Beacon Theater in 2006.You get a good look at longtime Stones bass player Darryl Jones,who replaced Bill Wyman.
Love and hope and sex and dreams
Are still survivin' on the street
Look at me,I'm in tatters
I'm a shattered,shattered"
The half-spoken song is from their "Some Girls" album.It seems to be related to hip-hop songs.

Jennifer Lopez - First Love (Lyric Video)-newly released

We Are One (Ole Ola) [The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song] (Olodum Mix)-Pitbull,Jennifer Lopez,Claudia Leitte

The Rolling Stones - Shattered (Live) HD-NYC 2006

The Rolling Stones - 14 ON FIRE - Oslo - Jumpin' Jack Flash-26.05.14

Star Wars Episode VII New Trailer (HD) Harrison Ford-a fan tribute

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Rolling Stones Ready for Europe;Champions Tour Golf

The entertainment sack is bulging this weekend,Memorial Day weekend in the United States.We have songs by artists old and new,as well as a new Rolling Stones promo and a film trailer.The film trailer is for "Interstellar," a science fiction adventure starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughy.The film is scheduled for a November 2014 release.*
The new promo is for the Rolling Stones' 14 On Fire Tour.It is a film clip from the Abu Dhabi show that launched the Asian stage of the tour.There are snippets of the songs "Angie" and "Tumbling Dice."
Catch the studio track of "Angie" in a slide show posted here.The track features a strings arrangement with acoustic guitar.The Stones also have this soft side of their music,let's not forget.It's not all rockers.
Stage 2 of the 14 On Fire Tour starts Monday.
Upcoming tour dates are:
26 May-Telenor Arena,Oslo,Norway
29 May-Rock in Rio Festival,Lisbon,Portugal
1 June-Letzigrund Stadium,Zurich,Switzerland
4 June-Park Hayarkon,Tel Aviv,Israel
As shown in the promo,the Stones are still in the moment and hitting their notes.They wouldn't settle for anything less.*
We also have some more Tom Petty tonight in "Refugee."It's the official,original video with remastered audio bringing it into the 21st century.*
Emerging artist Lauryn Vyce's real name is Lauren Vogel and she hails from St.Louis,Missouri,although she now lives in Los Angeles.A 2011 graduate of Indiana University,her highly melodic "Fallin'" is posted tonight.The track is available on iTunes.Lauryn's EP "Secret's Out" is also out on is a fan of New Zealand singer songwriter Lorde.*
In golf,the PGA Senior Championship presented by KitchenAid is underway at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor,Michigan.There's a six-way tie for first place at four under par,with German Bernhard Langer,Colin Montgomerie of Scotland and American Tom Watson among those topping the leader board of this major tournament of the Champions Tour.With his two wins so far,Langer leads the standings of the season-long Charles Schwab Cup.*
Happy Memorial Day.Have a safe holiday weekend,the unofficial start of the summer season.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Paramore;Demi Lovato;Billboard 2014 Music Awards

Congratulations to Paramore for cracking the Billboard magazine Top Ten for the first time with "Ain't It Fun," a song with a manic video that was previously posted on this blog.The track reached #10 this week,up from #13 the week before.Paramore has been in the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the past seven years.*
Demi Lovato's "Neon Lights" single just entered the Hot 100 this week,checking in at #86.Her "Neon Lights Tour" has been described as being shimmering.The power of Demi's voice and her charisma are definitely conveyed in tonight's video.*
The Billboard 2014 Music Awards are this Sunday 18 May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.They will be broadcast live on ABC at 8:00 pm Eastern.Top Artist nominees are Miley Cyrus;Imagine Dragons;Bruno Mars;Katy Perry;and Justin Timberlake.Top 100 Hot Song nominees are:
Miley Cyrus,"Wrecking Ball"
Katy Perry,"Roar"
Imagine Dragon,"Radioactive"
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharell,"Blurred Lines"*
The Rolling Stones are featured tonight in "You Got Me Rocking." The video is from their epic Copacabana Beach concert in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil in 2006,the largest concert in history with 1.5 million fans.Their "2014 On Fire Tour" is set to resume on Monday 26 May at the Telenor Arena in Oslo,Norway.It's the European leg of the tour.The first leg,in Asia,was a great success,having been completely sold out.A total of 204,044 fans attended the Asian shows,which earned revenue of 41,615,401 dollars.The third and final leg,in Australia/New Zealand,will commence in October.
There will be a total of 30 concerts in the tour.In addition to the four Rolling Stones,bass player Darryl Jones,who appears in tonight's video and several other Stones videos,will be on the tour,as will guitarist Mick Taylor,backup singer Lisa Fischer and Bobby Keys,saxophone.*
The 1980s classic "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty is also on tonight's lineup.It's still getting airplay.The video has some good views of Los Angeles.The track contains several references to places in L.A.,such as Ventura Boulevard.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Shakira;Coldplay;Exile On Main Street

Tonight we have mostly new items in our entertainment sack.Indeed,"Star Wars Episode VII" has just started filming and won't be released till December 2015.It will be the first episode of the saga to be filmed since Disney acquired it.*
Shakira's new video "Dare(La La La)" is from her 2014 album "Shakira" that has reached number 2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.The video is in honour of the 2014 World Cup this summer in Rio de Janeiro.*
Coldplay's "Always In My Head" is a pre-release performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.It's from the British band's new album "Ghost Stories" that comes out on 19 May.You also get a glimpse of Jimmy Fallon,The Tonight Show's new host following the retirement of Jay Leno.You can't get any newer than this video.*
Then we have "Tumbling Dice" in a 1995 live performance.It's got to be one of The Rolling Stone's hottest videos,from the yellow-orange lighting to backup singer Lisa Fischer grinding her hips.
"Tumbling Dice" is from what many considered the Stones' greatest LP,the double album "Exile On Main Street"(1972,remastered and re-released with 10 additional songs in 2010).Produced by Jimmy Miller with engineers Glyn and Andy Johns,the tracks were recorded from June 1969 to March 1972 in London;Nellcote,France;and Los Angeles.In 2010,ten extra tracks were discovered in the vault and the Stones decided to release them along with the re-mastered original tracks.
Mick Jagger re-recorded the lead vocals for most of the rediscovered tracks in Los Angeles in 2010,and Mick Taylor added a guitar part.Backup singers Lisa Fischer and Cindy Mizelle also worked on the extra tracks.So we can say this massive,critically acclaimed album was actually recorded over many decades,from 1969-2010.The 2010 version of "Exile On Main Street" reached number 1 in Britian and number 2 on the US charts.*
The Los Angeles Clippers lost Game 3 of their series with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Playoffs Friday night 118-112,giving the Thunder a 2-1 lead.The Thunder were powered by 2014 MVP Kevin Durant and his 36 points,while Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 34 points.
We just weathered the storm,Durant said.Every run they made,we just kept fighting.*
Celebrity-cam picked out Rihanna among the fans enjoying the game at Staples Center in Los Angeles.She was wearing a black headband and several rings.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Selena Gomez;The Rolling Stones;Mavs Stay Alive

Selena Gomez,21,tops the video show this week with another hit from her solo album "Stars Dance"(2013).You can see how well she dances in "Slow Down."Her birthday is coming up on July 22 and she has just put one of her two California homes on the market.Her full name is Selena Marie Gomez.*
We continue The Rolling Stones retrospective.If you can't catch one of their upcoming shows this summer,I've got you covered with the next best thing.It's remarkable how many hits they've had over the years:countless.Their consistency is beyond belief.
In "Happy" you get to hear Keith Richards sing the lead,which he hardly ever does.He's quite a good singer,it turns out.That was the biggest concert of all time,with an estimated 1.5 million fans gathered on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil.
You also get to see Ronnie Wood play the steel guitar,a country music instrument.*
"Bitch" is from the classic "Sticky Fingers" album released in 1971.The song was actually recorded in October 1970 and the concert was in Texas in 1972.You can see their lead guitarist of that era,Mick Taylor,standing to Mick Jagger's right-his right hand man,so to speak."Mick" is short for "Michael,"by the way.We can say that was the era of the two Micks,one of the high points of the band's life with a memorable sound.
There is also a brass section performing in this song.
"When you call my name
I salivate like a Pavlov's dog
When you lay me out
My heart starts beating like a big bass drum"
"It's a bitch
Sometimes I'm sexy
Move like a stud
Kicking the stall all night"*
Well,the Dallas Mavericks were kicking the stall in Dallas Friday night as they clipped the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 in the NBA Playoffs,evening the Western Conference series to 3-3.The deciding game of this round 1 series will be Sunday in San Antonio.Monta Ellis led the Mavs with 29 points,followed by Dirk Nowitzki with 22.Tony Parker scored 22 points for the Spurs.