Wednesday, October 31, 2001

CD Review

I just finished listening to the new Britney Spears album, called Britney. You're probably thinking to yourself "but Phronk, that album isn't in stores for another week, how in God's name could you possibly have heard it?!?!" Well, you see, I have many secret industry contacts that can get me stuff before it comes out in stores. Lucky me.

So what do I think of it? At this moment, I'm slightly disappointed. After hearing "I'm a Slave 4 U", I was expecting something a little different than her previous albums. Something more along the lines of N Sync's newest...still crappy pop music, but a little rough around the edges, and maybe even showing a little talent. However, most of Britney is the same old crappy talentless pop music. You can hear a bit of N Sync's influence in some songs though. By the way, I don't believe that she's a virgin for a second. Justin and her probably boink like rabid monkeys every night then turn on the TV and laugh at the stupid-ass media speculating about how they could possibly "physically express their love for each other" without bumping uglies.

Anyway...don't get me wrong, I like the CD. It's crappy pop, but GOOD crappy pop. "Cinderella", which seems like the "Lucky" of this CD, is a nice little tune. Several other songs that I don't remember the names of were pretty good too. But in between the promising songs are mediocre ones that could just have easily been on a Backstreet Boys album, or any other pop artist.

Overall, I like it, but it could have been better. Three thumbs up (out of four and half).

Sunday, October 28, 2001

If you have some time to waste (and you obviously do, since you're here), then click on this link: Piano Graphique. I won't ruin the surprise...and it's kinda hard to explain anyway...but trust me, it's lots of fun. Just go. Seriously. Go.

Why are you still here?

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Phew. I've been so busy for the last 3 weeks or so. I've had so much work to do that I literally haven't had time to eat or sleep. Oh, but I did have time to go to the Music Without Borders benefit concert in Toronto this weekend. It was great fun...Alanis, Bruce Cockburn, The Barenaked Ladies, Our Lady Peace, and The Tragically Hip were all there. All the money went to helping people in Afghanistan, so it was even for a good cause. There were some real assholes sitting behind us though. Why do people have to be assholes? Can't we all just be nice to each other and be happy? Sheesh.

Yeah, so anyway I finally have a moment to rest now. It feels good to finally be able to rest after having to work for 24 hours a day every day for 3 weeks. It also feels a bit strange though...I feel like I should be doing something productive. I usually don't feel that way...being productive means doing work, and I'm a lazy bastard. Oh well, I'm sure the feeling will pass.

Hey, are you bored? Then go to my university's homepage and move your mouse over the little picture of the paper boy. If you move your mouse on it then away from it real fast, it looks like he's bashing himself in the head with a rolled up newspaper. HAHAHAHAA...woo...hours of fun! Hmm. Yeah, I need something to do.

Friday, October 12, 2001

I found a web site that perfectly summarizes how I feel most of the time. Click RIGHT HERE to go to the article and read it. It's fun stuff, trust me.

There have been some minor updates to the Music Section.