Am I The Only One Who Wants An *NSYNC Reunion?

GIMME MY REUNION DAMN IT!

The best thing about it was how unexpected it was, all of the feelings. Sure I heard the rumors and took them with a huge grain of salt, but it didn’t sink in until JC, Lance, Joey, and Chris came up on stage. Fifteen seconds into their 110-second performance, I officially lost my shit.

And I am not the least bit ashamed.

Now that it’s happened, the next question, of course, is, are we getting a reunion?

Chris Kirkpatrick, in a radio interview this morning, claims that there are no reunions plans, ever.

That sucks, because a short reunion, hell, even a one-off concert, would be everything.

The demand is there, considering how everyone lost their stuffing before and during the performance. I can guarantee that NONE of them besides JT are doing anything. Can you imagine a one-time only concert at Madison Square Garden, televised live on MTV or something? Forget One Direction, gown folks and teens would absolutely go nuts for nosebleed tickets to this thing.

I wouldn’t want a new album or anything (Backstreet Boys are proving why that is a really bad idea), but just a concert would be enough to satisfy everyone.

Especially after their criminally short reunion.

So Justin (because we all know he’s the one holding it up), I’m giving you a year. By September 2014, I want a goddamn announcement of the biggest concert ever.

And make sure Chris’s trap door works this time.

Thanks.

– B

 

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The Last Ten Minutes of Teen Wolf’s “Motel California”, and Dylan O’Brien, Are Absolutely Everything

Emmy anyone?

This is all my friend Akeem’s fault, whether he claims it or not.

He got me watching Teen Wolf again after falling off a while back. I had already been bingeing on Devious Maids and Catfish, so i figured why not catch up with a show I was genuinely obsessed with in 2011.

By episode six of the current season, I was completely taken out of the game, again (remember that last week’s episode of Hit The Floor did the same thing).

There is A LOT that could be said about the episode, but for the sake of being completely and utterly DONE with life, I’ll just focus on the last ten minutes (and for those who haven’t caught up and intend to, head to MTV.com and come back).

First off, Dylan O’Brien, who plays the sarcastic and lovable best friend Stiles, proved without question that he is one of the best young actors in any medium, certainly the best on the show. Considering the top crop of talent this show has, that is saying a lot. The scene when Stiles is talking Scott (Tyler Posey) down from a gasoline-soaked suicide was absolutely astonishing. The emotion and chemistry between the two was palpable, and if you didn’t even feel a tug at your heart, you might just be dead. Sure, we knew that Scott wasn’t going to blow himself up (that would probably be the end of the show), but the characters sure as hell didn’t, and the rest of the episode did a great job of raising the stakes. I was literally on the cusp of a breakdown myself, especially when the tears on the screen started flowing. It was an excellent moment that only solidifies Teen Wolf as MTV’s saving grace (besides Catfish, but for very different reasons).

Derek gets it in with the teacher!

Also happening in the last ten minutes (while everyone was trying to off themselves) was Derek Hale (played by Batman prospect Tyler Hoechlin) FINALLY getting some action. Sure, he was oozing black blood, but English teacher Jennifer Blake sure didn’t seem to mind. Plus, the sex actually healed his Alpha-caused wounds. Score! Considering how sucky Derek’s life has been (family-killing house fires and all of that), it was nice to see him finally happy for a minute, even if there’s a distinct possibility the other shoe will be dropping within the next couple of weeks.

All that said, the whole editing and sequencing of the scene,, juxtaposed with Scott’s almost suicide, was kind of very awkward.

Anyway, kudos to MTV and the cast and crew for an absolutely bravura season, worthy of its doubled season order (the second half of the season starts in January).

Ego Ramble: Are The MTV VMAs Relevant?

The most nominated artists…for the least irrelevant awards ceremony ever?

This past week, MTV announced the nominations for 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

And no one really cared. Or at least, I didn’t.

The truth of the matter is, I’m pretty sure I’ve only seen three or four of this year’s nominated videos. That includes Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” and Drake’s “Started From The Bottom”, neither which I terribly enjoyed. The rest of them completely slipped through the cracks for me. And then there’s that hot disastrous mess that is Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop”, but that’s for another post.

This is a particularly surprising admission, considering how much I live for pop music, and pop music videos.

However, since the demise of music videos on TV and the ultimately confusing and irritating advent of VEVO, I haven’t really had the desire to watch music videos, unless they are from people I know will make them truly excellent (i.e. Lady Gaga). MTV has all but said they no longer care about music videos, preferring to air reality shows that exploit and devalue my generation (again, another post for later).

I also feel like the quality of music videos has dropped off significantly. Best case, they are decent and somewhat interesting before you forget about them. Worst case, they are either outrageously awful (once again, Miley) or plain boring. Or oddly misogynistic (see Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and multi-nominated JT’s “Tunnel Vision”).

So with all of this in mind, I have to wonder whether there is a point to the VMAs anymore, kind of like there isn’t much of a point to the Daytime Emmys. Both awards ceremonies seem superfluous, honoring media that are either dying or falling into one hell of a rut.

All this said, I will be watching because I am 85% sure Gaga will be attending and performing her new single from ARTPOP. But that’s only 10 minutes of a three show? What else am I going to do for that time? Nap? Play Candy Crush?

Do we need the VMAs anymore? Vote in the poll and leave a comment!

– B

Ego GIFs: B’s Reaction to the Kanye West Audio Tape

An audio recording of Kanye West ranting and raving immediately following the 2009 VMAs has been leaked, blasting Taylor Swift and P!nk. The GIF above is my reaction.

Like seriously? Are people really surprised that Kanye West went off on another rant? That’s what he does all of the time. Hell, he called his last album Yeezus. It’s boring.

For those who haven’t read the transcript, here it is below:

I’d rather just let the [inaudible] speak for itself. You know, it’s like, I was happy to be in a situation where people couldn’t say, oh, I was trying to promote my own song. For the times that I’ve, like, defended myself… [Tape break] I’m pushing the envelope! I wrote my fuckin’ ‘Run This Town’ verse for a fuckin’ month! When I heard Eminem’s verse on the Drake shit, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I fuckin’ care! You know what I’m saying? And that’s what I’m saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé! Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé. As long as I’m alive! And if I’m alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I’m alive, you gon’ have to deal with it. ‘Cause there ain’t gonna be no more motherfucking Elvises with no James Browns.

[A female voice asks, “Why are you so angry? What’s the anger?”] Because my mother got arrested for the fuckin’ sit-ins. My mother died for this fame shit! I moved to fuckin’ Hollywood chasing this shit. My mother died because of this shit. Fuck MTV.

It ain’t no love. What the fuck was Pink performing? Don’t nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the fuck Pink perform two songs and I didn’t even get asked to perform “Heartless.” “Heartless” is the biggest song of the year! It had the most spins of the first quarter! I don’t know that Pink song! But I noticed that she’s pink! They put me in a fuckin’ room and [inaudible – maybe “projected it”].

[A male voice asks, “How the fuck did Eminem get the Best Hip-Hop song in 2008?”] Eminem won Best Video! Rap Video! Yo, when he wont that shit, I was so happy. I was so happy I [unclear – “ran all this shit,” maybe]. I said, “Nigga, I’m gon’ do this until y’all put a bullet in my head. I’m runnin’ up to y’all, put a…” [tape cuts].

Here’s another one for you all: