Thursday, April 30, 2009

Song of the Week

So as you can see, I have been somewhat AWOL the last few weeks. Don't worry, I don't have swine flu, but I have been pretty sick, causing me to fall behind in school and blogging...but I'm back. So without further adieu, let's get going on the Pop Culture Song of the Week.

This week's winner was featured in Ugly Betty, one of the best shows on TV that is for sure getting renewed for next season. The song, Earlimart's "Before It Gets Better," has actually won this award before, but it is such a great song and had such an awesome useage in Ugly Betty that I had to nominate it again. 

This wistful piano-driven starts playing at the end of the episode, just as (spoiler alert) Willi informs Christina that she can't have any contact with the baby since the blood tests have shown Willi to be the mother. This of course, is made more confusing because the baby looks nothing like Willie, in fact, she looks a lot like this sets up some future drama. Cue the song and the people at ABC did a great job editing the song to fit the montage perfectly...see for yourself below by clicking on the image of Christina.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pop Culture Song of the Week

I had a hard time deciding on the last "Pop Culture Song of the Week," because I don't really watch the show that it was on (Life), and had to be alerted about it by some of my friends that know how much I love Earlimart. After catching up on some programs I recorded last week, I discovered that there was another favorite song of mine used in last week's Making the Band episode. The song I'm talking about is "Consider It Done," by a band called Malbec, who are the beautiful group of people in matching blue outfits in the picture above.

They really used the song in an appropriate, emotional scene from the episode, and the dreamy guitars and keyboards work together to make a really soothing background. You can check out the episode here (The song starts at about 30 mins, 15 seconds in, but I recommend watching this whole show if you've never seen it before!). If you want to hear the whole song, I found a streaming version of it that you can play below. Ooh just some last-second advice, don't go to the website that's listed in this video, because it's just somebody trying to sell some money-making scheme :-(

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pop Culture Song of the Week

So this week wasn't that exciting for me personally when it came to music in pop culture, but I did get a tip from a friend that one of my favorite bands (and previous Pop Culture Song of the Week winners), Earlimart, had a song in the NBC tv show Life. Honestly, I've never heard of this show (maybe I have but it has such a forgettable name!), but I love the song that was used, which is called "The World." I absolutely love Earlimart songs when the female vocalist, Ariana Murray, takes over lead duties. Another sad-sounding, yet uplifting song from Earlimart, and definitely something you should check out. 

Friday, April 3, 2009

Pop Culture Song of the Week

I know I just blogged about this song the other day, but I really can't get enough of "Magic Show" by the Electric Owls, so I've named it this week's Pop Culture Song of the Week. Oh and sorry everyone that this posting is a day late, but I'm still recovering from Spring Break fever :)

Thanks to sotlat at the 90210 Music Livejournal community, I now have a clip to show to you. This video is actually a montage of all Silver/Dixon scenes from the last episode, but at about 3:44 you can check out the scene and the song. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

90210 loves Andy Herod (but not as much as me)

The new 90210 has been hit-and-miss so far. One of my main issues has been that they seem to be throwing out way too many subplots, which makes everything icky and cluttered. However, sometimes they get it just right, and last night's episode was great! The big news today is that Dustin Milligan (aka Ethan) won't be returning next year, but I personally find that this isn't a bad thing at all because I thought he was one of the more bland characters. I love the Liam/Naomi storyline regardless of how much of a fake %^@$%& Naomi is, and want to see more of this develop. 

Silver, the most awesome crazy character alive, also had a juicy storyline of her own.  I won't spoil it, but I'll just say this : if you missed it, you really shouldn't have. Hint: it involves a racy home video with Dixon. Good stuff. Oooh and just prior to the best scene involving Silver,  they used an awesome song called "Magic Show" by The Electric Owls. The Electric Owls are a new band, but their frontman, Andy Herod, is a familiar face. He used to date Michelle Williams, and is also the singer of one of my favorite bands, The Comas. Head on over to The Electric Owls' Myspace page to hear this catchy tune.