Things That Happened on ‘Miley Unplugged’

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Last night Miley Cyrus took over MTV for an hour to perform for the series MTV Unplugged.

It wasn’t as outrageous as it could have been, but maybe that’s because she’s already done enough craziness on MTV for the VMAs.

As the promo art for the show suggested, the acoustic performances of songs from Bangerz would be country themed.

She went all out. Really. Red and white checkered onesie, cowboy hat and all!

I will admit that the first outfit was very cute.

In the audience, some familiar faces popped up on screen, including Youtubers Tyler Oakley, Connor Franta and Ricky Dillon. Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus were also present.

Here’s a list of totally Miley things that happened during the performance:

– During “Do My Thang”: Miley grinded her booty on the horse. I feel bad for the two people in that costume.

– During “#GetItRight”: Miley upgrades to full on twerking on the horse, spanking the rear portion of the horse, and finally (and most unfortunately) she gets on top of the horse and rides it inappropriately.

– During “SMS (Bangerz)”: For some reason she kept tapping her lady junk during this number.

– During “Don’t Tell Me”/”We Can’t Stop”: Madonna joined Miley for this one, and ended up grinding with her and getting spanked by her. Well.

I will admit that I very much enjoyed her performance of “Rooting For My Baby.” She actually calmed the heck down for a good four minutes to pour her heart into that song.

Hope you all enjoyed ‘Miley Unplugged,’ and for those going to see her in concert this spring, have fun!

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New Year’s Rockin’ Eve ’14 With Ryan Seacrest

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New York City was the place to be last night for the biggest of the New Year’s Eve festivities.

Over in Times Square Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy hosted while Fergie held the fort down in Hollywood. Partiers at the Miami Fountainbleu had a good time with host Parrell Williams dancing the night away.

The performances were an absolute blast to watch. I could not contain myself in my little blanket while I sat and watched from the couch.

Best Performances:

1. (Live from Hollywood) Ariana Grande and Mac Miller, “The Way”: Of course, Ariana’s voice was perfection, Mac Miller looked like a creeper, and Ariana looked adorbs (and so tiny). I can’t seem to figure out her corset dress, though. I think they tried to make a skirt out of leftover silver Christmas bows and failed miserably.

2. (Live from Times Square) Icona Pop, “All Night/Just Another Night/ I Don’t Care”: Great performance of their hit single “I Don’t Care.” The crowd definitely got warm while jumping to that one. I loved their statement necklaces.

3. (Live from Hollywood) Enrique Iglesias, “I Like It”: The guitar rocker elements of the instrumentation worked well in his favor. Back in Times Square, Jenny McCarthy said, ” perder el muchacho camisa.” She wanted Enrique to take GIS shirt off. She clearly messed up that translation! “Oh yeah. I took Spanish in high school,” she continued. Sure.

4. (Live from Hollywood) Jennifer Hudson, “I Can’t Describe (How I Feel)”: Two things were on point, her body and her dancers!

5. (Live from Hollywood) Capital Cities, “Holiday” (Madonna Cover): Capital Cities put an 80s electropop spin on Madonna’s “Holiday.” I loved their matching outfits. And that trumpet player is freaking phenomenal.

6. (Live from Fountainbleu Miami) Pitbull, “Don’t Stop the Party/Sube las Manos Pa Arriba/ Timber”: Pitbull started the Miami party with one hell of a performance. Not sure why he was wearing motor gloves in the Miami heat though. The Brazilian themed festival-like vibe of “Sube Las Manos Pa Arriba” looked so fun as the crowd waved their Brazilian flags back and forth. The dancers were shaking their hips like an earthquake for “Timber.”

7. (Live from Times Square) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop/ Can’t Hold Us”: Macklemore gave the crowd a little thrift shop treat when he threw both of his red sneakers into the crowd. He even trusted the audience during his “Can’t Hold Us” crowd surf.

8. (Live from Hollywood) Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”: All the good girls danced their selves senseless when Robin Thicke performed “Blurred Lines” in a black vintage print suit. He was so chill, standing in the crowd for some of the performance.

9. (Live from Times Square) Miley Cyrus, “#GetItRight/Wrecking Ball”: The moment we’d all been waiting for. Miley Cyrus and the Sexy Sexies took the stage in Times Square 20 minutes before the ball dropped. The temperature dropped as well, forcing Miley to wear a fur coat on top of her fold glitter sequined outfit. She got emotional during “Wrecking Ball” remembering the hell of a year 2013 was for her.

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I hope you all enjoyed your New Year’s, and have an amazing 2014!!

2013’s Best in Music

music illustrationA lot of great art came to be in the entertainment world this year. The music industry especially saw some amazing projects across all genres. From pop/rock to indie, the albums that were produced in the year 2013 were spectacular, and have been on my Spotify playlist since the first week of their release. Here are 20 of the best albums created in 2013, along with my favorite song from each one:

1. Santa Fe,” Andrew Belle, Black Bear
Andrew Belle really blew me away with this album. His new dream pop sound is eargasmic, and I hope he sticks to it for a little while.

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2. International Smile,” Katy Perry, Prism
Prism was a mixture of sentimental Katy and fun Katy, her wild side tamed to a bare minimum. The upbeat tracks on the album are a blast to listen to.

3. Deja Vu,” Urban Cone, Our Youth
Thanks to the MTV VMAs, ever since “New York” played during the award show commercial break, Our Youth is one of my most played albums of the month. Their relaxed alternative vibe is definitely one to tune into.

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4. Fashion!,” Lady Gaga, ARTPOP
What would Lady Gaga be without  her fashion?! ARTPOP is a giant koons ball of a treat for the Little Monsters.

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5. Rooting for My Baby,” Miley Cyrus, Bangerz
The most talked about celebrity of the year managed to blow up during the second half of 2013 with her VMA performance and raunchy music videos. Had a bad day at work? There’s a Miley song for that!

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6. “Origami,” Capital Cities, In A Tidal Wave of Mystery
Capital Cities is one of 2014’s bands to watch. Their 80s electro-pop vibe is groovy like no other.
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7. Everlasting Arms,” Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
Vampire Weekend has done it again, coming in at number one on Rolling Stones “Best Albums of the Year,” and rightfully so. Each track on MVOTC has its own unique story.

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8. Trying To Be Cool,” Phoenix, Bankrupt!
The French invasion by band Phoenix proved to be a success with the fans in New York after an amazing night at Barclay’s Center this year. Wish I could have been there!

9. “Mountains,” Yuna, Nocturnal
Yuna’s combination of sweet songbird and vibrant melodic sass come together to create a beautiful array of island paradise on Nocturnal.

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10. “Confident,” Justin Bieber, Complete My Journals
I can’t even handle how grown up Justin Beiber’s voice is on this album. It’s unreal how the little kid that once upon a time had a song called “One Time” on Radio Disney turned out to sound like this!

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11. “Instant Crush,” Daft Punk feat. Julian Casablancas, Random Access Memories
Daft Punk + The Strokes = Perfection. Have you seen the amazing music video for their latest single?!

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12. “When It Was Now,” Atlas Genius, When It Was Now
The smooth alternative rock of Australia’s Atlas Genius is “almost too much to be enough.” It really is.

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13. “Save The Day,” Selena Gomez, Stars Dance
Even though Selena is planning to take a break from singing after this year, I have to admit, despite her inability to sing well live, Stars Dance is her best music project to date.

14. “Closer Than This,” St. Lucia, When The Night
How we all long to get closer to Jean-Phillippe Grobler. The old fashioned synth of St. Lucia is so addicting!

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15. “A World Alone,” Lorde, Pure Heroine
I sometimes forget that this girl is only 17. She’s got such a bright future ahead of her. Just keep it coming with the bedroom confessionals, Lorde.

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16. “DNA,” Empire of the Sun, Ice On The Dune
“Be mine, be my DNA,” Luke Steele. Trust me, you’ll want some of it too. Everyone does. (Except for the horrified woman whose house they invaded in the music video).

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17. “Dear Boy,” Avicii, True
You can always count on Avicii to be true to his fans. This entire album is about dedication to the EDM fandom.

18. “Thunder,” Gold Fields, Black Sun
Without Empire of the Sun, Black Sun would not be on this list, because I only know of them due to the fact that Gold Fields opened for them earlier this year. “Thunder” is literally the first song I play on Spotify whenever it’s pouring rain outside.

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19. “Great Escape,” Washed Out, Paracosm
Earnest Greene, can I live inside your head? Can I be in your paracosm, as a fairy perhaps?

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20. “Rose Quartz,” Toro Y Moi, Anything in Return
The sexual tension on this album is too much for words. “I feel weak. Uh huh.”


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Here’s to a great year of music, and another opportunity for loads more in 2014!

Miley Cyrus Announces MTV Documentary ‘Miley: The Movement’

It doesn’t look like Miley Cyrus’ name is going to come off of our tongues any time soon.

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Between her crazy music video for “We Can’t Stop,” her VMA performance, and the new “Wrecking Ball” video that people are beginning to consider a mild porno, this girl is getting the attention of literally anyone who’s got enough time on their hands to watch/listen to her insanity.

I will admit that the “Wrecking Ball” music video was a very well thought out artistic interpretation of vulnerability. The song is quite amazing itself as well.

With the release of her new album Bangerz, coming out on October 8th, I honestly cannot wait to hear the criticism.

Because, I mean, look what just two songs has gotten her…

You have to understand that since she took a break from music for a bit, she has to make a big comeback so that she’ll still appear relevant.

“Big comeback” is an understatement at this point though, Miley.

A few days before Bangerz is released, MTV will air a documentary titled “Miley: The Movement” at 10pm ET/PT.

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Well, now we all know what most of us will be tuning into on the evening of Wednesday, October 2nd!

“There’s going to be a lot of ups and downs, and it’s going to be completely insane. You’ve gotta be a part of the movement with me,” Miley says in the promo for the documentary.

Maybe we’ll finally find out where all the madness that is now Miley Cyrus is coming from.

I wonder if we’ll see any of Liam in the documentary…

Watch the promo here.

Songs to Celebrate Independence Day

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Today marks the 237th birthday of the United States.

It’s time to celebrate!

We’ve come a long way since 1776.

It’s a shame though, that the founding fathers didn’t have a soundtrack to go along with their signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Or did they?

In any case, here a few patriotic songs to listen to as you celebrate your independence in America, the land of the free.

1. The American Dream, Allstar Weekend: Because we all believe in the dream, don’t we? This song celebrates the fact that in America, it doesn’t matter who you are and where you’re from, you can make it in this world if you have the dream.

2. Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus: Every Fourth of July since 1776 has been a party, so let Miley remind you to live it up!

3. Made in the USA, Demi Lovato: Anything that has been fabricated here in the US has special meaning, so why not celebrate love as well as independence with this song from Demi’s new album?

4. Americano, Lady Gaga: Think about how hard the soldiers fought when Gaga sings “I will fight for, I have fought for how I love you.” And go a little gaga for America.

5. The Star-Spangled Banner, Frances Scott Key: At some point during the day, you’ve got to remember the national anthem. It’s only right.

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Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!