We're admittedly a little tardy with our Grammy coverage, but hey, better late than never, right? Here are a few photos from this past weekends 2011 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Usher Raymond in Vivenne Westwood, Justin Bieber in D&G, Jaden Smith
Mumford & Sons: Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Ted Dwane in Burberry.
Mumford & Sons
Paramore: Jeremy Davis, Hayley Williams and Taylor York of Musicians
The popular Colombian music group, Choc Quib Town
The Kings of Leon
I'm not a Glee-fanatic by any stretch of the imagination, but Kevin McHale (the guy in the wheel chair) often cleans up well
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You know how each morning you'll be in the mood for a different type of music?…well that's how I am anyway. Some mornings I'm in the mood for 80s hits (music like "Don't You Forget About Me", "Danger Zone", and "Purple Rain"), other days Motown Classics, then it might be Theophilus London, etc etc…. well, today it's Mumford & Sons.
So, I was thinking about Valentine's Day, Fashion Week, and Black History Month all at the same time, (since they're all this month), when "My Girl" by The Temptations randomly started playing in the background (I had my ipod on shuffle)… and from that, this posting was born. The Temptations have some of the greatest love songs on earth and they sung them with so much style (and soul of course). So here's a mini-tribute to them (inspired by v-day, style, and history).
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
The Way You Do the Things You Do
Of course, I really wanted to post "My Girl", but re-posting was disabled for the video, so you can watch it here.
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… it's just an undisputed fact of life. It doesn't get much better than Cee Lo Green. It was made official to me after I listened to "Cee-Lo Green… is The Soul Machine" years ago. And it has been further confirmed in the past few weeks of listening to his mixtape "Stray Bullets"…
Little Black Book, Talking to Strangers, Night Train, You Don't Shock Me Anymore, I Like It, The Secret. Sophistic@ted B!$ch, It it?, Super Woman Theme Song are my favorites (Yes, I named all but 4 songs on the album, two of which are intros and outros). The sounds of the mixtape literally take me through the past decades. He uses the best sounds of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s to create a moving thoughtful album, focusing on relationships of course.
I've finally downloaded "The Lady Killer", and, well, Cee Lo is pretty much it when it comes to an artist that gives us music in it's full on untainted essence– with real lyrics (not randomess, degrading mess, fakeness to build a certain persona, or cookie-cutter pop). His wittiness, untouchable flavor, and unique perspective on life, women, and relationships allows his music to cross every other genre barrier. You can't put Cee Lo in a box, he's just one of those artist that stands alone.
Now some people may not feeeeel the greatness of Cee Lo off the first listen, but give it a few spins then come back later and listen again, I'm sure your musical senses will have set it… and you'll be vibing to the great Cee Lo like the rest of us.
To get the full effect of Cee Lo. It's best to atleast download: Cee Lo Green… is The Soul Machine, Stray Bullets, and The Lady Killer. For bonus, I'd download a couple of Goodie Mob and Gnarles Barkley albums (his two groups). You can get all of it HERE. Download Stray Bullets torrent here.
This song just never gets old…
… even though I've heard it a million times.