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Celebs Pay Their Respects to Donna Summer Via Twitter!

 

 

The Twitter-sphere was full of messages of love and condelences for Donna Summer, who passed away at the age of 63 this morning from cancer.  Everyone from Beyonce to Gloria Estefan to Timbaland sent an outpouring of gratitude and respect, remembering the Disco Diva.  Here are some of the many celebrity reactions on the death of an icon.
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The Borowski Spin

Let’s kick things off by celebrating one of our own this week, shall we?

Spunk Pumpers Unite (EP) / Man Out Of U (Spunky UBetterDoIt Mix) – Matthew Duffy

Indie Electro/dance music pioneer Matthew Duffy (“Electric Shock,” “#1 Enemy,” and his killer remake of Jody Watley’s “Still A Thrill”) is out, proud and ready to make another splash.  Did we mention he’s also completely adorable and has a penchant for being photographed sans shirt?  Duffy is about to drop a new EP, memorably and colorfully titled “Spunk Pumpers Unite.”  The name alone cries out to be part of every girl’s iTunes library.  An advance single, a remake of the 1981 queer classic “Homosapien” by Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks, has been evocatively teasing us for the last few weeks.

Now “Spunk” is set to drop February 28.  The next single, “Man Out of U,” is a wild ride: a throbbing tune with lyrics that continuously f#ck with gender, all the while sounding equal parts macho and fey.  The video, featuring Duffy playfully tormenting eye candy and “Make Me A Supermodel” favorite Ronnie Kroll, is a white hot orgy of lipsticked boys and bearded ladies.  (And yes, the video, directed by Francis Legge, was also shot in 3D!)

In addition to writing, singing, playing and producing all the songs on the EP, the one-man band also created his own forthcoming dance remixes.  The “Spunky UBetterDoIt” mix for “Man Out of U” is a real winner.  It kicks up the bpm and uber-thumps the bass for a funkin’ good time.  Highly recommended as the Pick of the Week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgBr5qlVJ7M

[Album version / Spunky mix not currently available online]

As a heads up: MD gave us a preview of additional cuts from the EP and we’re especially excited for a song called “Better Than Dancing.”  With a name like that, you can bet your ass it will be calling all butts to the dance floor.  Stay tuned…

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Christopher's Corner: Pentatonix For The Win!

The Sing-Off

I respect a capella music a lot.  It is truly amazing when a group of individuals use their talent to create a musical orgy of not only vocals but instruments as well.  This is why when I first heard about The Sing-Off on NBC, I was like a kid at Christmas!  What a wonderful gift I have been given on Monday nights at 8pm.  Not only do I get to see the eye candy that is Nick Lachey (though being a 98 Degrees fan back in the day, Jeff Timmons is way hotter), I get to see and hear insanely gifted musicians who make all my visual and auditory senses tingle.
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Adele, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift win big at the AMAS!

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The 39th Annual American Music Awards were presented last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.  Fresh off recovering from her microsurgery  to remove a benign polyp on her vocal cords, Adele was not in attendance to accept the three  AMAs she won.  She was a string of ladies who won multiple awards throughout the evening, including Nicki Minaji (2) and Taylor Swift (3), who for the second year in a row won Entertainer of the Year.  It is a  title Swift holds dear to her heart since she won it two weeks ago at the Country Music Association Awards. 

Here is a full list of winners:

Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele

Alternative Rock Artist: Foo Fighters

Contemporary Inspriational  Artist: Casting Crowns

Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton

Country, Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum

Country Album: Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”

Latin Music Artist: Jennifer Lopez

Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele

Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars

Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5

Pop/Rock Album: Adele, “21”

Rap/Hip- Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Rap/Hip- Hop Album: Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday”

Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce

Soul/R& B Male Artist: Usher

Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, “Loud”

Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae

The winners were picked by the fans at abc.com   Though I love Bruno Mars, I was a little shocked the tweens did not rally for the Biebs in the Pop/Rock Male category.  Bravo to Adele, a true artist!  Here is to a quick and speedy recovery for her so we can see her perform her magic on the Grammys in February, where I am sure it will be her night!

 

Lady Gaga turns a different color

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You have seen her hatch out of an egg, take part in a murder spree with Beyonce, and make out with Judas but get ready little monsters to see your Mother as you have never seen her before: yellow.

That’s right kiddos! Lady Gaga will be on The Simpsons this up-coming season to bring joy into Lisa Simpson’s life and help boost the self-esteem of Springfield through speech, song, and a flash mob.  A kiss between Gaga and Marge will also occur.

Gaga jokes that she “plays kind of a slut and that apple does not fall far from her artistic tree.”  Entitled “Lisa Goes Gaga,” creator Matt Groening invited Gaga to be on the show because he felt she was “one of the most iconic personalities of our time.”  I could not agree more and am wicked excited to see this!

Gaga’s father agrees: “He’s gonna do 80 back flips when the episode comes out.”    Make sure you all tune into the 23rd season of The Simpson when it premieres Sunday September 25 at 8/7c on Fox.

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