Saturday, 29 March 2014

2Face- Dance In The Rain

2Face- Dance In The Rain

Check out the video for 2face's latest effort. I like the video of the Nigerian Crooner's song.

Mad props for trying to be different and all, with the song.


I think the intro is too long, and doesn't really develop as the song progresses. The melody is monotonous and the lyrics aren't really memorable, though one can identify with the 'struggle' theme.

For somebody with good vocals, I really didn't think he put his best foot forward here- the backup singer's vocals were on point though. Nothing special about the instrumental arrangement either.

Overall, not too many people will remember this song in 6 months! ( Cf- African Queen- his Magnum Opus )

You can download the new song here


Friday, 28 March 2014



Check out this single from Shakira's self-titled latest album, Shakira

The song has a Bond-like theme

The introduction was soft and captivating. The lyrics were love- themed ( as was all the tracks in Album). The vocals were strong and complex and had an impressive range that reached a climax during the melody. The instruments and the background vocals gave the song a greater depth and appeal.

Beautiful song

( she courted some controversy with one of the song, available in the Spanish version of the Album, which she sung in Catalan, 'Boig Per Tu' )

You can download the Single here: link

You can buy the whole Album CD here: Link


Thursday, 27 March 2014

It's Mother's Day on 30/3/14

It's Mother's Day on 30/3/14

It'll be Mother's day in a few days.

Here are a few quotes to appreciate our mothers who:

-sired and raised us -often against all odds

-Comfort us through crappy boyfriends and dodgy girlfriends

- are there for us when we are under the weather

- are always watching our backs and looking out for our best interests

- turn to ad hoc nannies when we have our own kids

-are just awesome beings!!

We love you

Here are a few gift ideas:

For Nursing Moms = link

Gift cards- link

Experiences she would be chuffed about- link


Of David Moyes & Change being the only permanent thing

Of David Moyes & Change being the only permanent thing

Pix 1 -Age 50 ( dude! )

Pix 2 -just sheer Hubris

Pix 3- Age 75

Pix 4- A week...nah, scratch that, 10 months is a long time in football!


300: Rise Of An Empire

300: Rise Of An Empire

Saw this flick a few days ago.

It's told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300" (2007)

But this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield-on the sea-as Greek general Themistocles ( Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

This film pits Themistocles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

My verdict- it didn't quite reach the heady heights of the original '300' and Sullivan Stapleton is no Gerard Butler- in the original flick ( this is Sparta!! Prepare to dine in Hell!! ) but props for Eva Green's acting ( it was immense ) and the skilful weaving of the storyline such that it incorporated that of the original '300'

My famous line- Themistocles: "Better to die standing than live on your knees!!"

You'd not need to think too much in this film. Just get your popcorn and watch gore, splattered blood in slow motion and insane fight scenes if that ish catches your fancy


Saturday, 8 March 2014

True Detective- good Tv show

True Detective- good Tv show

It's official! I'm a 'True Detective' fan now!!

Great acting, great storyline

Starring Matthew McConaughey. ( as the misanthropist cop, Rust Cohle) & Woody Harrelson ( as the slightly hypocritical cop who couldn't keep his sh*t together, Marty Hart) They are as different as night and day. The trouble is: they are partners!!

If you ever wondered whether McConaughey deserved his recent Oscar or whether he's a great method actor, watch True Detective!

He says sh*t like this: "In eternity where there is no time, nothing can grow, nothing becomes, nothing changes. So death created time to grow the things that it would kill, but into the same lives that you've always been born into"

Check out this link to find out how this new show is already having a Cult followership

Episode 8 ( the finale) of Season 1 is on Sunday

Get with the Program, y'all

Check out what people think would happen in the finale on Sunday


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Of House of Cards Season 2 , The Underwoods & Machiavelli

Of House of Cards Season 2 , The Underwoods & Machiavelli

Just finished watching Season 2 of House of Cards

The Underwoods-Frank & Claire. Ha!!

Unabashed Liars-check

Murderers- check

Risible menace-check

Ruthless Pragmatism-check

Ultimate power grab resulting in acquisition of the President & First Lady's Offices -Check

Machiavelli ain't got ish on this duo

I tell you -You've never met a couple quite like this before

Frank: "Any Pugilist worth his salt knows that when someone is on the ropes, that's when you throw a combination to the gut and a left hook to the jaw"

"In Gafney we have our own brand of diplomacy: shake with your right hand but hold a rock with your left"

The higher up the mountain, the more treacherous the path.


"We're giving you an out. If you choose not to take it, I will bury you"

"Cut out his heart and place it in his f*cking hands!!"

'Nuff said

Get with the Program, Y'all



Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Oscars, 2014-Winners

The Oscars, 2014-Winners


Best Picture

12 Years a Slave

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)

Best Animated Feature

Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)

Best Cinematography

Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)

Best Costume Design

The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)

Best Directing

Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)

Best Documentary Feature

20 Feet from Stardom (Nominees to be determined)

Best Documentary Short

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed)

Best Film Editing

Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)

Best Foreign Language Film

The Great Beauty (Italy)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club (Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews)

Best Original Score

Gravity (Steven Price)

Best Original Song

Let It Go - Frozen

Best Production Design

The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn)

Best Animated Short Film

Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares)

Best Live Action Short Film

Helium (Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson)

Best Sound Editing

Gravity (Glenn Freemantle)

Best Sound Mixing

Gravity (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro)

Best Visual Effects

Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould)

Best Adapted Screenplay

12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)

Best Original Screenplay

Her (Spike Jonze)