Dec 30, 2009

The only music videos that mattered in 2009

No other videos mattered this year...impressive because one of said videos came out in October of 2008.

"Shoulda put a ring on it,” entered our pop culture lexicon and proclamations of being “a free bitch, baby” littered everyone’s News Feed.

Spawning a slew of spoofs since the '08 release, Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it) became the video that wouldn't die (Even the Chippettes did their own take). Beyonce took the ‘less-is-more’ philosophy and ran with it…err, danced with it. A sound stage, three leotards, one mechanical glove and three “single” ladies later—voila! A hit is born. Perhaps the most effective mainstream viral music video ever? I think so.

On the other end of the pop prism, Lady Gaga’s ‘more-is-more’ Bad Romance took advantage of a season’s worth of Alexander McQueen, razorblade sunglasses, a hairless pussycat, latex costumes, a busy Russian bathhouse filled with mobsters, product placement, crystal headpieces, a fur wedding dress, fire, Illumunati symbols (lol) and a personal orbit. Between the visuals and the lyrics, the references were just as random and varied: Nosferatu (and vampireism), Hitchcock, the twist, Bollywood, evolution and the sex trade. Well, she certainly isn’t boring.

Dec 23, 2009

You've Changed

I love Sia...her last album is still in rotation. She's working with Christina Aguilera on X-tina's upcoming CD and in the meantime, she's released this delicious track. The accompanying video is filled with GIF-able moments and LOL-tastic facial expressions.

Dec 10, 2009

Girls Just Wanna Viva Glam

Lady Gagalupe and Cyndi Lauper have teamed up with MAC for their Spring 2010 Viva Glam campaign.

Dec 6, 2009

O Canada!

These patriotic RED (see what I did there?) hot mittens are all the buzz- haven't you heard? The fleece-lined mitts make great stocking-stuffers and are flying off shelves countrywide. And why wouldn't they? At $10 CAD a pair, I regret not buying more.

I've been wanting them for weeks and they've been sold out at every Bay store...UNTIL TODAY. I found a pair and snapped them up instantly. P even managed to score a S/M size for himself (S/M sizes are REALLY rare).

Run, don't walk.