Adam Lambert – For Your Entertainment

30 11 2009

One night, a long, long time ago, in a dirty hotel room full of empty booze bottles and used condoms, David Bowie, Jon Bon Jovi, and Cher had a threesome – or ménage à trois if you prefer- and pooped out Adam Lambert.

I’ll leave it up to you as to whether or not that’s a good thing. I’ve listened to For Your Entertainment multiple times now, and I’m quite honestly just feeling ambivalent about the whole thing. I am a poor soul who is forced by people in my life to watch American Idol every year. Last season, Lambert was the only thing that got me through that show. He was my sparkly, glittery, makeup-y shining star. And I have to say that I’m disappointed. This whole album is just so, “meh”, and no matter how much I listen to it, I can’t get a feeling of who Adam Lambert is, or what his music’s about. The album is disorganized and doesn’t seem to flow.  It feels like he’s just a tool for the music of multiple other people. A player for a mixtape type of thing. There are a few bright moments in the album, songs that I like to classify as “gay anthem songs” – songs that I expect to be remixed and blaring when I go out to the gay clubs. These include Fever, Sleepwalker, and If I Had You.  I’ll shake my bootie along to these songs when I’m out on Saturday night, but in my head I’ll be thinking about how disappointed I am.

Adam, for your next record, stick to the anthems, buddy!

Posted by Garvey

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A Lunchtime Musical

17 11 2009

Those crazy kids at ImprovEverywhere are at it again, this time with “I Love Lunch! The Musical”. Check it out for your listening (and lunchtime) pleasure. Keep an eye out for the special guest, Ann Curry, who announces proudly that she’s eating… clam chowder! (Bet you thought I was going to say, curry! Well no. It’s clam chowder.)

Check out other ImprovEverywhere sketches at http://improveverywhere.com.

Posted by: Leah, who’s eating Potbelly’s for lunch





Jets Overhead Contest Winner Announced!!!

15 11 2009

JetsOverheadTeeCDThe time has come to announce the winner of the Jets Overhead shwag contest! But before that, we’d like to give a big THANK YOU to Koop over at Against The Grain who was so gracious in including our little blog in her super sweet gear giveaway.  And now, the winner of the Jets Overhead contest isssss……

CANDICE from Chicago, IL!!!!!!!!!!  Oh heyyyyy Candice!  Way to represent the hometown!  Judging by the sound of her name, Candice, I’m going to guess that this young lady is going to look wicked hot while rocking her new JO tee, dancing around her home to her new JO CD.

Thank you everyone who entered!  Don’t worry, if you didn’t win, you can still pick up the new Jets Overhead album, No Nations, on itunes!

Posted by Garvey

 





Happy Birthday Neil Young

12 11 2009

Happy birthday to one of the best singer-songwriters to ever come out of Canada.

Posted by Garvey





Stila’s Makeup Bag With An Identity Crisis

11 11 2009

stila-makeup-case-ipodStila recently launched a new product for gals who like to bump and grind to their favorite tunes while doing their makeup!  I know what you’re thinking – but Garvey and Leah, you don’t seem like lipstick lesbians!  And we’re not, well sort of not.  This post will be full of snark, do not worry, dear readers.

We found this product somehow listed under coolest gadgets of the year on PopGadget.  And then we had a discussion…

Leah: What is this? I don’t really get it. Is it a makeup box that plays music? A music player that holds makeup? I think it has an identity crisis.

Garvey: Kind of like a drag queen who wants the fake ta-tas, but doesn’t want to shave the beard.

Leah: Yeah totally. But more importantly, I don’t like the assumption that women who are into music…

1) Wear a full suite of makeup. This thing comes with foundation, three eye shadows, lip glaze (glaze?!), brush, other colors and an instructional DVD of how to put all this stuff on. Who needs all of that?

2) Need a ready-made suite of makeup, i.e. they can’t buy the items they actually need and that work for them… they need a kit. It’s so 80’s era “pretty girl makeup kit”, with all of the stuff in it because (gasp!) women can’t possibly know what looks good on them.

Garvey: I concur.  Not to mention their pre-made kits don’t really cater to ladies of color.  As in, the darkest available color was compared to the skin tone of J-Ho.  My major issues are with the assh0le who wrote the article.  Like this line: “you can plug in your MP3 player and enjoy your favorite “I feel pretty” tunes through the built-in speakers while reciting your daily affirmations.” What’s with the assumption that all women are SO lacking in self confidence that they,
1) need daily affirmations, and
2) need “I feel pretty” tunes?  Like, what are “I feel pretty tunes” anyway?
I have music that makes me want to dance, is good for when I feel sad or when I want to work out or when I want to make out, but… I just like myself anyway so why and how would music make me “feel pretty”?

Leah: I know! What about your “I’m angsty and want to say ‘f*ck the world'” tunes? Or your “I had a bad day at work and I just want to watch TV” tunes? Or your “I’m all hopped up on caffeine because I had too much coffee” tunes? What would you wear for those? Soft pinks and lip glaze?

Garvey: And what about women who are comfortable enough to not have to worry about “i feel pretty” days because they just feel good every day?  And what if they are able to feel pretty without makeup?

Leah: Right. Makeup executives hate those girls. They don’t want to acknowledge that they exist. Maybe they tune them out by listening to their “I feel pretty” tunes. And one more thing while we’re ranting…  pretty according to whom?  Like, would Tegan and Sara listeners want this box?  Or T&S themselves since they rarely wear makeup, but are beautiful women?

Garvey: Ha ha, I doubt it.  But I think they’d like the box.

Leah: Ha. You said box.

Posted by Garvey and Leah together, holding hands.





Get Yer Weezer Snuggie!

3 11 2009

Get ’em while their hot, kids!  The Weezer snuggie, only $29.99 comes with a copy of Weezer’s latest album, Raditude, and is available at Weezer’s site, www.weezer.com.

*earbudz does not endorse snuggies of any kind.

Posted by Garvey





Meet The New Earbudz Contributor!!!!!!

30 10 2009

Hi kids!  Day two of exciting news for you!  Drum roll, please… I would like you all to meet our new contributor, Leah Neaderthal!  Leah is an avid music fan, one of my funniest friends, and founder of this other super awesome web site.  I’m sure that you’re all going to love her even more than you love Oprah.  As an introduction, I forced Leah through a short interview so that you, our lovely readers, can get to know her.  Please enjoy. – Garvey

Garvey: Leah, who’s getting the most play in your iTunes right now?

Leah: Santigold, definitely. I’m kind of mesmerized by her songs. They’re just… cool. She would kick my ass in a cool contest. I also like that she went to Wesleyan. She’s wicked smahht and she don’t front.

Garvey: What do you love most about music?

Leah: This question reminds of the movie “Almost Famous,” where the lead character asks the DJ the same question, and the DJ replies, “In a word, everything.” And then it reminds me of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays the DJ. I like him. Did you see “Doubt”?

Garvey: No, I thought it looked boring. Have you ever seen Happiness? That movie is fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked.

Garvey: As an avid bicycler (side note – is that the right term?), do you listen to tunes when riding and if so what do you listen to?  If not – whose music is good for spinning, since I know you’ve taught some of those fabo classes.

Leah: Bicycler, cyclist, biker… they all work. I don’t listen to music when I ride – I don’t think it’s safe. I know a bunch of other cyclists would disagree with me, but personally I’m against it. When I spin, though, it’s a must (Have you ever tried to do a spinning workout without music? You can die of boredom). I like electronic music like BT, Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers and Crystal Method. Sometimes I sprinkle in Today’s Hottest Hits.

Garvey: Do you think that the fact that you have fun, bouncy curls gives you a leg up in the dancing department over straight-haired people such as myself?

Leah: Yes. Next question.

Garvey: Do you care to put that answer to the test in a dance off with me?

Leah: Yes, although I elect H. Reed to be my pinch-dancer.

Garvey: You’re not allowed to have a pinch-dancer and you will lose!

Garvey: Why does Miley Cyrus suck so much and are you surprised that the world has not yet had a Britney/Kim Zolciak crotch shot from Miley?

Leah: Oh, so many reasons. Her dad, whose claim to fame is a mullet and one terrible song, completely bought her fame with the help of the Disney Channel so they could grow the Hannah Montana brand and merchandise it even further (sorry, I’m a marketing geek). Is she even a real person?

Garvey: Maybe she would seem like more of a real person if she did give a Britney crotch shot.

Leah: Ha. Ew.

Garvey: How do you feel about the opportunity to contribute to Earbudz?

Leah: I feel warm and tingly all over. I also feel a hand on my leg. Wait a second. Garvey! Get your effing hand off me!

Garvey: You like it.