Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ta da! Songs Of The Week.

Here are my favourite songs of the moment. I'm obsessed... in a good way ;D

Small Sins ~ Why Don't You Believe Me?
A wicked group from Toronto. Formed in 2006 and Have this slightly retro sound. Wicked guitar. A great song to listen to while on a long drive.

Two Door Cinema Club ~ Something Good Can Work
These guys are from Northern Ireland. They're like this amazing blend of Keane, Muse and Phoenix. I think they almost sound like Phoenix's younger and peppy cousin. Wanna know why they originally formed their group? To get chicks. Straight up. At least they keep it real! They performed here in Vancouver at The Venue April 11th. I was lucky enough to chat with them and have a wicked video to post soon.

And speaking of Phoenix....

Phoenix ~ If I Ever Feel Better
Another perfect song to listen to on a long drive. Trust me on this one.

Santagold, Julian Casablancas & Pharrell ~ My Drive Thru
Originally written for a Converse commercial. Wanna get pumped up, or just dance? Listen.

Kid Cudi ft. Lady Gaga, Kanye West & Common ~ Poke Her Face

George Michael ~ Freedom
One of the sexiest music videos ever! From a time when the word 'supermodel' was used a bit more sparingly. These women were the real deal.

Ray LaMontagne ~ Old Before Your Time
When oh when will you come to Vancouver?!?!?!
Couldn't find a good, clear vid that does this song justice. One of the Best songs of the year, so far. My little brother & I can't stop listening to it. Listen to the words...

OutKast ~ Idlewild Blue (Don't Chu Worry 'Bout Me)
These guys are on my list of top 10 bands/groups/artists of all time. Freaking love them. When I checked out their website, there's still no word on the boys ever working together again. Why Outkast??? Why???

OutKast ~ Ms. Jackson
This song was written for Erykah Badhu's mom. André 3000 and Erykah were once a couple, and have a son together named Seven. The song talks about the problems that break-ups, separation, and divorce can have on a couple, and the animosity that a woman's mother can have for her daughter's former boyfriend or husband. Wicked Video.

Sorry... Just ONE MORE OutKast song I think you'll like....

OutKast (Off of 'The Love below" by André 3000) ~ My Favourite Things
Remember that song from 'The Sound of Music"? You know the one I'm talking about, '...raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens'. Yeah, well this is what it sounds like after André 3000 gets his hands on it. Love. (p.s: This is clearly not the actual music video, but at least you get to hear the song, nice and clear).

If you have any suggestions of some songs you think I might like/love, please send me an email.


Besos, CC.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Carmen Cruz vs. Carmen Cruz Update!!!!

Since my last Carmen vs. Carmen update , here's what's happened so far...

I ventured onto Carmen Cruz's website **use caution when taking a look at this one. Not at work at not in front of the kiddies!!!**

Here's how the 'communications' unfolded (I'm in blue, she is in red):

On Mar 1, 2011

Hi Carmen!

My name is, yes, Carmen Cruz as well. I work on air at a radio station in Vancouver, Canada. I've spent years being teased about the fact that I share my name with the worlds most famous transsexual adult film star. You know what? I really and truly don't mind it. I have nothing but respect for who you are and what you do. It takes an amazing amount of courage and self awareness. Seriously, you've gotta have balls to be who you really are (no pun intended! :).

So I'd like to do an over the phone interview with you. I'd like to talk to you about who you are, and what it means to be the most well known transsexual adult star in the world. I also want to talk about what similarities we have, and above all, what music (songs, bands, albums, etc.) is your absolute favourite (I work in radio, so music is always a topic of conversation). This interview will air on our radio station (100.5 The PEAK) and it would also be posted on our Soundcloud account, as well as being posted on our station's facebook page, my facebook page, and my blog.

If this is something that you feel you would be interested in, please feel free to contact me at this email address at your convenience.

Muchas Gracias for your time and consideration.

Carmen Cruz

p.s: Now that you own the domain name, I'm screwed... ;)

Carmen Cruz
Afternoon Traffic/ On Air/ Fiery Latina
93.7 JRfm / 100.5 The PEAK

RESPONSE: March 2, 2011 Carmen Cruz ***********

I think this is so funny. You sound pretty cool. I want to meet you. Maybe I should fly to Canada and do a face to face interview. That would be hotter. But if a phone interview would be fine too. Are you Mexican? I am

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RESPONSE: March 2, 2011 Carmen Cruz ***********

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On March 2, 2011

Hola Carmen,

AWESOME!!! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!
If I worked at a TV station, I'd definitely love to have you come down... but sadly it's just radio. I got the pics you sent me, which will be awesome for me to use (if that's ok with you, of course!).

Me? I'm Chilena. My mom & dad are from Chile and I'm the first one in my family to be born in Canada. Do you speak Spanish? We may have to show some of this off on the air when we chat :)

So I'm hoping that we can chat sometime next week. When are you free and what time??? I'll also need a contact number from you.

CoooooooOOOOOOOooooooo!!!!. I'm pretty pumped about this!!!

Let me know what works for you and I'll make it happen.

Gracias Chica!!!!

Carmen Cruz
Afternoon Traffic/ On Air/ Fiery Latina
93.7 JRfm / 100.5 The PEAK

So I haven't heard from Ms. Carmen Cruz since. I've emailed her a few times, trying to set an interview date, but.... nada. After she sent me a few pics of herself, that was it.
Am I giving up? Nah.

I'm going to keep trying to snag this interview. The AWESOMENESS potential of this interview is through the roof!

Wish me luck .