for December 10, 2002
Bits And Pieces: Girls, Girls, Girls
by Stiffy Biceptz
Without any particular theme grabbing my attention, lets empty the random observation basket.
Background: When 'Come on Over' came out a few years back, I happily admit I was a big Shania fan. She's disturbingly gorgeous, writes her own music, has a good sense of humor and knows how to do the crossover better than anyone. First observation: A recent publicity photo of Shania had her posing in a provocative spread barely wearing a ripped Ramones T-shirt. Could she be this cool? Or did she borrow it from her rock producer husbands wardrobe... Nah, he's not even that cool. Second observation: Her first single off her new album 'Gonna get ya good' is HORRID. Someone needs to tell her this soon or its all over. I guess I just did. Next.
A couple of months back I casually said to my wife, "gee, we haven't heard much from Christina Aguilera in a while. As if she were bugging my house, she reappears with gusto in her new persona, 'barely dressed pincushion girl'. Of course she now proudly states this is the real grown up Christina, the old 'good girl' was just a record company cutout. Observation #1: Apparently she likes sex, or at least likes to simulate it on TV. Observation #2: Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani and Pink are 10 times sexier and will have much longer careers by keeping their clothes on. Are you listening Britney??
If you can't wait for your favorite new CD's to be available from the BMG music club, buy them online from Amazon or Walmart. They're a lot cheaper and you can sample them from the comfort of home.
U2's single 'Electric Storm' is amazing, haunting, a must have. Unfortunately it's on their latest greatest CD, and we already have all their stuff anyway. But they are allowing free downloads off the web, so go do it legally for a change.
The Donnas' latest CD 'Spend the Night' is very cool, and they're the real deal. Go get it right now. It won't leave your CD player for a long time.
©2002 Stiffy Biceptz
All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.
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