Avril Levigne is engaged to Deryck Whibley, the front man of Sum 41. Given the level of angst they both possess, the marriage should be explosive to say the least.
Michael Jackson, free as a bird ( although we hope his bird isn't running free ) left a heartfelt message on his website thanking everyone for their love and support. Personally I hope this all blows over quickly. With any luck he'll get back in the studio soon because the world needs more good music. Forget his private life, the man is a brilliant performer.
Diana, *cough* I mean Beyonce was quoted on AP Radio as saying 'We don't like the word 'breakup'. We'd like to say that it's the end of a chapter in our lives.' Although they were tedious in the end, the smooth moves and outrageous outfits of Destiny's Child will always have a soft spot in my heart. I'll miss them as a trio, but we should all look forward to the fun music they have yet to make.
That Corey Clark from the Idol just won't quit making noise. This time around, after that whole mess with 'the Paula Abdul affair,' Clark was in a hotel room with his record exec and got into a food fight over breakfast. Corey, boo, your fifteen minutes are OVAH. Let it go baby.
Are you sitting down? Good. Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Queen Latifah, and Floetry are all performing together in Chicago at the 'Sugar Water Festival' on July 29th. It's being held at the Charter One Pavillion, near the Planetarium. Google it for more information.
A friend of mine scolded me for not mentioning one of the bigger House tracks to come into popularity this year. In response, here is my review of this grand floor filler.
David Morales, DJ, Producer, and co-owner of Def Mix Production, knows what it takes to make good music. He was a sweeping success when he hit the decks in the late 80s, and quite soon became an Underground legend in the community.
Late last year, teaming up with the ethereal beauty Lea Lorien, their chart busting single 'How Would U Feel' would soon penetrate nearly every dance floor around the world.
And there's good reason it spread so quickly. You can listen to this track at the beginning of a night, at prime time, or at the close of a party and it always fits the mood. There's nothing unique about the beats or the sounds alone. But together, the flowing vocals, a gentle piano, and synth strings wrap the 'floor with the essence of dance. I have yet to see a crowd fail to react wildly to this track.
There are seven mixes floating around, but in my spotlight is the 'Stereo Anthem Mix', a ten minute track that will take you on a ride that you won't soon forget.
With you in 4/4,