Morning Music Notes – Lion To Yourself
Crystal Castles Don’t Care Much for Katy Perry
Hopefully you heard the new Crystal Castles song, Affection, yesterday. They band are back in the news, after slamming Katy Perry and her sexualization of young children. Singer Alice Glass said, “I think a lot of kids are more sexualised now than they were now than they were years ago and I’m not sure it’s a coincidence. Like fucking Katy Perry spraying people with her fucking dick, her fucking cum gun coming on fucking children. And little girls, like six-year-old girls wearing a shirt with ‘I wanna see your [pea] cock’ on it. Don’t prey on vulnerable people like that. Don’t encourage little girls to get dressed up, to have cupcakes on their tits to get people to lick them off ‘cos that’s what you’re insinuating” (via NME).
Although most rants are typically rants for the sake of them, Alice raises many good points. She also reminds me that I need some cupcake underwear.
Grimes Cancels Tour Because of Tinnitus
Tinnitus isn’t some punk rock band, causing trouble for young Grimes. She had cancelled a few tour dates because of the hearing condition, but now she’s had to can her entire European tour (via Spinner). The 24 year-old tweeted, “It’s depressing to cancel more shows, but we have to cancel all Grimes dates in Europe due to health issues :(” Adding, “im having hearing problems and im supposed to limit my exposure to loud noise for as long as possible.”
Shocker – Chris Brown Causes Controversy
Does Chris Brown have a PR rep? Either they are an idiot or a genius. Sure, I’m writing about Chris Brown, but not positively, nor will I likely ever feature his music. Chris Brown has done some things that many of us would never do, so we can sit back and judge him harshly, right? First, he beat up his then (and possibly current) girlfriend, Rihanna. That’s a big no-no. Then, he got a tattoo of a beaten woman, who looks oddly like Rihanna, on his neck. His latest stunt? Dressing as the Taliban for Halloween (via Gigwise).
Brown and his gang of Talibanners display their long beards, robes, and machine guns, with Brown tweeting “Ain’t nobody Fucking wit my clique!!!!#ohb.” While an original costume idea – I didn’t see Brad Pitt in this outfit – there’s likely a reason that dressing as the enemy in a war and terror actions is not the best idea out there. Next year, he’ll go as Adolf Hitler and the SS.
Watch! Snoop Lion and his Band of Children
The older Snoop Dogg gets, the more mature, mainstream, and kid-friendly the man gets. His latest evolution, besides making bad commercials and selling out a great song, is to become reggae artist, Snoop Lion. He now has a video for one of his reggae tracks, produced by Major Lazer, and you can see it below. The video was directed by actor Eli Roth.
The video is filled with lots of little children, cute, cuddly outfits, and some animation. You will totally feel like you’re watching a children’s television network, except that former thug rapper Snoop Dogg is in it, with a much more mellowed out tune and delivery. Give it a viewing below, and don’t shoot your 1993 former self – artists need to evolve, too.
Snoop Lion – La La La