#TBT Remembering TRL

Remember TRL? AKA Total Request Live, a television show that aired on MTV when they actually focused on music (I KNOW THEY REMOVED THEIR MUSICAL NOTES FROM THEIR LOGO).

It was hosted by my friend over here:

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Since it is Thursday, I decided to give you all a recap as to who rocked the countdown on April 16, 1999.

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1. ‘N Sync “I Drive Myself Crazy”
2. Korn “Freak On A Leash”
3. TLC “No Scrubs”
4. 98 Degrees “The Hardest Thing”
5. Ricky Martin “Livin’ La Vida Loca”
6. Orgy “Blue Monday”
7. Eminem “My Name Is”
8. The Offspring “Why Don’t You Get A Job?”
9. Jordan Knight “Give It To You”
10. Kid Rock “Bawitdaba”

Do you all remember 98 Degrees sexy video where Nick Lachey boxes? Or when ‘Nsync went into a mental institution after a break up? Ahhhh the 90’s the good ol days!

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Are They Really THAT Talented?

Everybody seems to adore Queen B, and by the queen I mean Beyonce aka Sasha Fierce! She is beautiful, a wonderful performer, and has sold millions of records. Not to mention she me makes up half of one of the “it” power couples in Tinseltown, but is she really that talented? She does not write her own lyrics; she does not play any instruments, and her acting ability is okay. I am not implying she lacks talent, but what I am stating is….she really that talented? 

Britney Spears has been famous since I was 10!!!!!! She has sold out tours, been the primary subject for media outlets on a regular basis, acquired a huge fan  base that continues to support her, and sold millions of records, but is she really that talented? In my opinion, Ms. Spears is the product of excellent marketing, and pure luck, because when Ms. Baby One More Time stepped onto the music scene, there was no female competition. She paved the way for a new era of bubble gum pop female singers, and the marketing geniuses behind Jive knew that selling her as an innocent sex kitten would help cultivate a pop sensation, and it worked! She had that innocent girl next door face on a perfectly sculpted sexy body, and she could shake her ass. Back in the day, Spears could put on a performance, but her voice has always been so, so…and she also does not write her own lyrics, or play any instruments, or act well, or write, or choreograph her own dance moves, so again is she really that talented?

I love Madonna, because she is a tough bitch who knew exactly what she wanted, and went out and achieved it, but again..is she really that talented? Her voice is okay..have you listened to any of her performances from her Blonde Ambition tour? I think Madonna is a trendsetter, and knew how to use controversy and sex to keep herself relevant. She also has a great “image” which I am sure was created by her record label, and producers. Her image is constantly being redone, and this is a great move, because it maintains the brand and fame. Madonna could never let go of her fame; it is like her child.

What do you think…are they really that talented? Comments are always appreciated 🙂 & tell me an artist you think is DEFINITELY talented!

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#MCM Back Again- Clerks & Fast Times Oh My

I love doing MCM & WCW because I enjoy posting about my crushes (yes I do have girl crushes all females do like oh my god I wish I was as cool as her) anyways today mine are dedicated to some fellas from two of my favorite movies of all time, Clerks and Fast Times At Ridgemont High

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Above is Judge Reinhold, he played Brad Hamilton in Fast Times… “I shall serve no fries before their time”, was one of his most famous lines. Judge is awesome and has also been in another one of my favorite movies (Ruthless People).

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The two above me are double the MCM BECAUSEEEEEEE they’re from Clerks, and in case you don’t know by now Clerks III is going to happen (according to IMDB). Dante is cool, but Randal is my favorite. 

In case ya missed it you can read my post on Thought Catalog about Clerks- http://thoughtcatalog.com/jaclyn-ashley/2014/07/6-lessons-we-can-all-learn-from-clerks/

My FIRST Long Awkward Pause Video!!!!!! BOY BAND LYRICS THAT SUCK!!!!

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family and friends opening tons of presents while eating delicious fattening foods :). Now you can get to the same New Years Resolution you’ve had for the past five years, and that is to lose weight. Have fun with that. Anyways, I wanted to let you all know I am now making videos for the AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME blog www.longawkwardpause.com my first video is a countdown of some of the worst boy band lyrics of all time…please take a look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYgvmx_WfLI the videos will get better from  here 🙂 if you have any topic suggestions please feel free to comment below.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY!!!

#FLASHBACK FRIDAY!!

I love music. I was pretty much born with a cassette tape coming out of my mouth. I remember being two years old sitting down and watching Madonna’s Express Yourself  & Paula Abdul’s totally lame video, Opposites Attract. Here is a list of some horrible, but good tunes you can listen to start off your day on the snarky side of the bed!

1. Billy Joel’s- WE DIDNT START THE FIRE!

2. Tiffany- I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW!

3. MC Hammer- YOU CANT TOUCH THIS

4. Salt-N-Pepa Push It

5. Toni Basil- Mickey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E-Zrg9CB_Q **FUN FACT TONI WAS ALMOST 40 IN THIS VIDEO**

6. Britney Spears- Baby One More Time ***the video that launched a pop icon’s career***

Music How I Always Adore You.

When I was two years old, I used to rap Ice Ice Baby; my parents recorded music videos on VHS, because they made me shut up. I clearly remember being mesmerized by Paula Abdul’s Opposites Attract music video, and just loving music! I understood lyrics at a young age, and always had appreciation for older music. Below are some of my favorite songs..in no particular order…hope you enjoy and share some of yours. xoxoxoxoxoxo

Journey- Faithfully

Prince-When The Doves Cry

Billy Joel- Only The Good Die Young

Bon Jovi- Bed Of Roses

Bon Jovi- Living In Sin

The Goo Goo Dolls- Black Balloon

The Goo Goo Dolls- Flat Top

Nirvana- Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nat King Cole- Unforgettable

Madonna- Vogue

TLC- Waterfalls

Mariah Carey & Whitney Houstan- When You Believe