Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Alanis Morissette

I have been reading that Alanis Morrissette's video for her parody on the BEP's song 'My Hump'has generated some debate on the blog world. It seems like I have missed a lot, and not wanting to be out of the loop of things creating debate on the media industry I wanted to check it out myself.

Firstly I like the song, I think it's a great version of the song and the video is extremely funny (as they intended it to be.

I think that the two songs, Alanis and the BEP's deal with the fact that some women really know how to use their 'lady form' to extract money from men regardless of how 'clever'(the men) they are. The 'humps' will always get them.

Monday, April 23, 2007

As I had posted before on the rumour that Bachchan son and Bollywood's most beautiful actress were engaged, it is now official, they are now man and wife.

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai were married on Friday at the Bachchan residence in Juhu. It is reported that they will honeymoon in Italy where love will blossom till death do them part.

Ha,ha,ha wonder how long it will last?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The US Department of health and Human Services have released a report stating that 'abstinence only' programmes have not been working and that half of the students who have taken part in these programmes have not abstained.

This really got me thinking because in Botswana (which has the highest HIV/AIDS rates in Southern Africa) the government organisations and Non-governmental organisations have preached ABC (Abstain, Be faithful and Condomise). The ABC's have obviously not gone down well because the HIV numbers keep going up and more babies are being born with the virus.

So what is wrong? Me and my friend (who has recently worked for an HIV/AIDS NGO) always ponder this question and what we come up with is that the A and C are the ones that are always in the limelight by the B is always left behind. We know that if a person doesn't have belief in abstinence, no matter how many times you entice them with silver rings, they will not abstain. We live in a world that tells everyone who will listen that S-E-X is good and should be had and if you're not having it, there is something wrong. So what do you think someone young or even not that young will do? They will have sex of cause.

Of cause the C is very important in the message of safe sex but in moments of drunk fondlings and 'we trust each other' moments, the C word is very much forgotten until the test comes back negative.

So why is the B pushed aside? It seems that here in Botswana it is fun to have three or four relationships all at the same time and this is attributed to all the sexes regardless if they are male or female, multiple relationships are the in thing. So no one wants to hear about Be faithful...Be faithful? What is that?

But if we don't have the ABC all working together how do we hope to fight this virus? If you can't abstain which we all know is very difficult for some, why can't one be faithful with one partner and for the both of them to stick to that partner. If one strays, why can't they be honest and use a condom? It seems so simple but obviously very hard.

Friday, April 13, 2007

I was pleasantly surprised to read on BBC news that scientist have 'found' a clear obesity gene so now I have scientific reason to explain the extra pounds on me. 'Oh, it's not my fault that I can't lose weight, it's in my genes. I'm meant to be fat!'

The scientist have found that people with two copies of a 'fat' version of a gene had a 70% higher risk of obesity then people with none. I knew there was a reason why some people can have a large pizza to themselves and not gain a single pound then me who only has to look (and sometimes smell) at a pizza and will gain one pound. Now I have the Peninsula Medical School to thank for the reason.

The findings also suggest that people with these genes find it harder to lose weight but can gain weight a lot easier.

Aha, now this makes me feel a lot better, now where are those chocolate cookies?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Timberland's new album is out and it's entitled 'Shock Value'. The reviews I've read from music critics are not very good as they all trash the album but some of the listeners have enjoyed the album and I guess they are the ones to listen to because really they are the ones that buy the album right?
I love Timberland as I'm sure you have already figured out from reading some of my blogs, I think he is a gifted producer when it comes to beats and being able to mix his signature with that of the artist he is producing so I've always wondered why his first album never did well. I mean some of the songs I heard from the album where hot, but I guess just because you could produce it doesn't mean you could be a rapper or a singer (case in point being Diddy).
I've had a chance to listen to some of the songs from the album 'Shock Value' and I already have some favourites being 'Apologize' ft One Republic and '2 man show' ft Elton John (his piano riff at the beginning of the song is masterful) and of coz the mega hit 'Give it to me' ft Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake. Some songs could have done with some extra work like 'Scream' ft Keri Hilson and Nicole but other wise really I don't see why it had to be trashed. I guess if you are at the top of your game like Timbo, people will always expect the best from you.
My opinion is that although this album is good and has some gems, Timbo really didn't give his all like he has done with other artists and this makes the album a little lacking in some songs. And this album is more a collaboration album then a full fledged Timbo album where we can hear what he has to say so it's disappointing in that regard but other then that it's an album that I would love to get my hands on.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Make It Rain Remix - Fat Joe

Well what can I say....This song rocks! Just listen to it.