Posts Tagged ‘Justin Bieber’

By Hans Ebert I once had a girl or should I say, she once had me. Wait: I once lived with a woman not that long ago who was on Repeat that “no one listens to lyrics anymore”. There have been songwriting partners over the recent years who’ve said the same thing, then change lyrics [...]

By Hans Ebert Listening to “Work”, the new recording by Rihanna, and then hearing a brilliant Remix of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” recently in a club, one had to wonder whether, like everything else, if writing songs for a living and trying to make this a financially viable career, there’s a need to rethink one’s modus [...]

By Hans Ebert Other than those who have “made it”- and this term becomes more oblique every day- musicians still struggling to have their work be heard seem to fall into different categories. It’s a personality thing mixed with the stark realities of life. There are the dreamers. And there’s nothing wrong with making music [...]

By Hans Ebert There’s an awful lot written about “25″, the new record by Adele that’s been four years in the making. Most of everything written reads like one very long press release cranked out by a relentless marketing machine intent on ensuring that this record results in massive sales, numerous Grammys, and a Sainthood [...]

“Sometimes we do the happy dance”, says Jessie. “Eric is soooo big that he doesn’t know he sometimes hurts me”. And with that, Jessie wraps her legs around Eric and the big lug happy dances her into the bed room. I have no idea who Eric and Jessie are, but from what I saw, I’m [...]

Dude, l’il bro, dudette, and as my long-distance homie, I must implore and implode you to get some help- ‘cos all this trash talk about you is affecting ME. Bieb- can I call you the Biebster?- I got into a fracas on New Year’s Eve, bro ‘cos someone called you The Boob. I said, listen [...]

The same day I heard that the Stones will be playing Macau early next year, I decided to watch MTV for the first time in around three years and was mortified to catch the latest video from Justin Bieber. This is where the lost man-child of pop who, today, finds himself in those difficult in-between [...]

What a hue and cry there was by the media including righteous radio stations in America that followed John Lennon’s throwaway line that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus and the apology he was forced to make as the boys still had a long way to go with their music. Compare that episode with [...]

(Source: Wikalenda) There is something about artists who bring out “unadorned” music on their YouTube channels that, for some reason, just does not translate when recorded in a proper studio and with all the bells and whistles and posses of producers. I don’t know why, but perhaps the recordings become “too perfect” or lose their [...]

The news that ABC is producing a television special about the life of Justin Bieber before he became famous had me pulling up the retch bin. What will they show? The life story of his Mum, who, by the way has a book to promote,and how she uploaded his videos onto YouTube followed by all [...]