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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Music Junkie Digest

...and that little bitch James Blunt's gettin' it next!


Alright, well, not even the Claymates can keep the fightin' D'luv down, and apparently, Justin Timberlake isn't going down anytime soon, either...


This week JT's FutureSex/LoveSounds dropkicks Beyoncé's booty off the top of the Billboard album chart after first-week sales of 684,000 copies. Funny thing is, last night for about four hours, we kept hearing Justin songs blasting throughout our neighborhood (which you can see in the top pic). Then this morning I read that Jive Records threw a party for him (pictured above with Xtina) literally two blocks away at trendy photo studio Miauhaus. Guess my invite got lost in the mail...?

Probably not in attendance last night was second-time mom Britney Spears. Apparently she had recently been holed-up in the studio lately with producer du jour J.R. Rotem, who tells MTV News: "She's like everyone else. She's hearing all the hits on the radio. Our goal is to try to one-up it. How can we innovate?" Well, preferably by not doing the same old-song-as-new-song schtick he did on "S.O.S." and Paris Hilton's "I Want You."

That brings us to these guys...



Now first of all, Britain's NME is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal Nevermind album (Christ, I'm old!) being released with their latest issue. As we all know, the huge hit off this was "Smells Like Teen Spirit." But that got me to thinking how it's also another album's anniversary this year, as well -- one that's loosely-related. Of course I'm referring to A*Teens, and their equally magical sophomore album, Teen Spirit, which came out five freakin' years ago. I loved these kids bigtime back then.

The cool news is that ex-A*Teen Marie Serneholt is releasing her debut solo album here in the States in October, and it's got the rad tune "I Need A House" on it, which is as pop as pop can get.


Naturally, I want you to all run out and buy her CD when it comes out (which you can read more specific details about here).

Well, speaking of being old, I'm late for picking up The Duke and hitting the Veruca Salt concert tonight, and you know how volcano girls can be.

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20 Comments:

  • At 11:45 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    Oh, boy, A*Teens--did seeing that video make me smile! I miss those kids. If you're going to post an mp3 (*gasp*), "I Need A House" was an excellent choice--you really can't get more pop than that. Seeing a song like that do well in the U.S. would probably make my year...which, of course, means Marie's album will flop horribly here. Good luck to her, though.

     
  • At 5:20 AM, Anonymous Adrianna Pennino Balboa said…

    Grrr. Sexy pic there, Tiger. I'd go a few rounds with you...

     
  • At 6:13 AM, Blogger PinkieDust said…

    Bless the A-Teens!! They is gonna be on POPEATSPOP soonish. Do you hear about Dhani and kissing boys?

     
  • At 9:58 AM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    WHAT!?!? No.... do tell!

    Adrianna, you're buying me a couple rounds? Aweseome. I'll take four White Russians.

    Poster Gal, I bought the CD single for "Upside Down" on a day in January '01 when I went to this Italian restaurant with some friends... I always dragged them there 'cause there was this really cute waiter named Ben who kind of looked like Daniel Bedingfield during the 2 weeks he was cute. He was always really friendly, and I imagined in my mind he was into me, too. So, my friends were finally over it and they psyched me out to ask him on a date (it'd been about 8 months this had been going on)...

    Anyway, I wrote my number on a napkin and gave it to him when I paid the bill, and said, "We should hang out sometime." Yeah, I never heard from him. He shot down the heart D'luv.

    I never went back to eat there again. But "Upside Down" was totally my jam from that day forward.

     
  • At 11:54 AM, Anonymous xolondon said…

    o cute pic.

    I will comment more later, but I am distracted b/c Moogaboo is hatin' on "Numb" on the PJ board right now!

     
  • At 12:06 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    The where? Computer says no....

     
  • At 12:21 PM, Blogger MoogaBoo said…

    Gasp. I posted that two weeks ago. And really, come on, was I that far off the mark?

     
  • At 12:53 PM, Blogger MrBrady said…

    That's the first time I've seen D'Luv making a fist as opposed to...

    Popchildren, be sure to check out Marie's "That's The Way My Heart Goes" too.

     
  • At 1:51 PM, Blogger mobius said…

    Love the D'Luv pic!

    Dish the dirt on Dhani's boy snogging escapades!

     
  • At 2:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I's 'faid o' D'luv! Please Hammer, don't hurt 'em! (:-(

    Loving the Marie song, best line "I need a house...and car and a dog and a cat and a fish"

     
  • At 2:56 PM, Anonymous One concerned orangutan said…

    "making a fist as opposed to..."

    er um 'taking' a fist up the er um 'backdoor'? I had no idea you two knew each other so intimately....

     
  • At 3:01 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    For Christ's sake! That's enough of that.

    Oh, and... mom??

     
  • At 6:15 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    Oh ma gaww. You are a fister? A member of FFA?! Well WHO KNEW? I must blog this NOW!

     
  • At 6:16 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    Oh wait don't your parents read this blog? Sorreee.. just a tiny joke among adults!

     
  • At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Blair said…

    I downloaded Marie's album and it's great. Pure pop heaven. I Need A House is the pearly gates.

    Will be buying the album as soon as it is available in North America. The single has already been pre-ordered from amazon.ca.

    I saw an interview on youtube with Marie. Surprisingly, most of the interview was in english although she appeared to be in Scandinavia or Germany.

    She speaks english very well and with almost no accent. I guess promoting a-teens for Disney in the US helped. Hopefully, this along with the music will help her out in NA.

     
  • At 9:02 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Blair, yeah, the entry on Wikipedia mentioned how the label felt with Xtina, Paris, et all, it was good timing for a 'pop' album to come out. Guess we'll see...

     
  • At 11:47 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    Just as well it didn't work out with that waiter--if he followed the Daniel Bedingfield route, he would've ended up pretentious and without any sign of fun. The A*Teens make for a much better long-term relationship; they never pretended to be anything other than they were (well, except when Dhani tried to go R&B with his second single, but let's ignore that...I am intrigued by pinkie's Dhani reference though--don't leave us all in suspense!).

     
  • At 10:37 AM, Blogger MrBrady said…

    Speaking of James.. er, Blunt - can anyone point me in the direction of Weird Al's take on "You're Beautiful"?

     
  • At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Blames Junt said…

    You can hear the heavenly voice of la Wierd singing 'You're Pitiful' here:

    http://www.com-www.com/weirdal

    It is possibly the most beautiful and touching version of the song to date.

     
  • At 9:55 PM, Blogger The Duke said…

    YOU BITCH! You kept me waiting so you could post this trash on your damn blog!?!?!

    Hot pic.

     

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