Tuesday, April 19, 2011


"I know EXACTLY what I want and who I want to be!" sang Marina as she glided across the Mojave stage this past Friday night rocking an ironed out 80's Madonna bob and a single pink glitter glove to perfection. And she did. She dazzled us with her indie pop fabulousness reminding her audience that Beyonce ain't the only diva who can work a fan.

Everything she did was magical. "Hellooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!" she yelled to her sound crew as she sat down to an inaudible piano. Just as we were about to dismiss her as a bit of a cheeky brit brat, she lovingly introduced her sound man and demanded an applause. This girl is a pro. A glittery, fantastic pro.

She reminds us of top 40 American pop princesses with her style, beauty and diva costume changes, but one listen to this doll's deeply round and husky vocal tone and we are introduced to indie gold.

Marina makes no apologies for who she is and inspires her audience with lyrics like "It's better to be hated, than loved, loved, loved for what you're not"


Check out her bubble gum comic book pop vid for "Oh No" here:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fantasia: Motown in the new Millenium

CORNBREAD AND COLLARD GREENS! Fantasia is back and she ain't afraid to bring some old school soul with her. YES GIRL!

Last week I saw her on American Idol and threw my shoe at the TV (a sign of overwhelming R.E.S.P.E.C.T according to my girl Nicole Julian) Damn she good! But not only is she a commanding force on stage and a brilliant vocalist with her sassy growl and her Ella Fitzgerald riffs, she takes risks!!! Who else could take a song about comfort food and make you BELIEVE.  "We're gonna take it back old school IDOL!" She demands! You can see this performance here or on her website:


For me that's what soul does. Simple lyrics. Epic delivery. Thank you Tasia.

Look for her upcoming album appropriately titled "Back To Me" comin soon! Till then get your cornbread on ;)