Thursday, July 28, 2011

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Scan for some goodies.........
(the content will evolve and change)

~MarK~

Monday, July 25, 2011

OM(usic)FG - Taylor Momsen - The Pretty Reckless

I'm not quite sure how this happened..maybe it's the vodka...but I have to say I'm impressed with Taylor Momsen's music and style. Being a fan of the TV show Gossip Girl, I knew Momsen mostly for her role as Jenny Humphrey. I knew that Taylor's role on the show was shrinking due to her desire to tour with her band, The Pretty Reckless, and pursue her music career. Little did I know that I'd actually really like her music. Well everyone, the girl with the face for movies and television has officially hit the music scene. Her wild stage antics have earned the spot in many a gossip magazines. Flashing the crowd, inviting topless girls on stage with her, singing pant less, that's only the beginning for Taylor as she transforms herself being the little girl that starred in The Grinch with Jim Carey to being the next Courtney Love/Brody Dalle.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

OMFG - Russell Brand's Tribute to Amy Winehouse

I really liked this tribute to Amy Winehouse from Russell Brand (*UsWeekly):

"I've known Amy Winehouse for years. When I first met her around Camden she was just some twit in a pink satin jacket shuffling round bars with mutual friends, most of whom were in cool Indie bands or peripheral Camden figures Withnail-ing their way through life on impotent charisma," Brand writes. "Carl Barrat told me that 'Winehouse' (which I usually called her and got a kick out of cos it's kind of funny to call a girl by her surname) was a jazz singer, which struck me as a bizarrely anomalous in that crowd. To me, with my limited musical knowledge this information placed Amy beyond an invisible boundary of relevance; 'Jazz singer? She must be some kind of eccentric,' I thought. I chatted to her anyway though, she was after all, a girl, and she was sweet and peculiar but most of all vulnerable."
"I was myself at that time barely out of rehab and was thirstily seeking less complicated women so I barely reflected on the now glaringly obvious fact that Winehouse and I shared an affliction, the disease of addiction. All addicts, regardless of the substance or their social status share a consistent and obvious symptom; they're not quite present when you talk to them. They communicate to you through a barely discernible but un-ignorable veil. Whether a homeless smack head troubling you for 50 pence for a cup of tea or a coked-up, pinstriped exec foaming off about his 'speedboat,' there is a toxic aura that prevents connection. They have about them the air of elsewhere, that they're looking through you to somewhere else they'd rather be. And of course they are. The priority of any addict is to anesthetize the pain of living to ease the passage of the day with some purchased relief."

"From time to time I'd bump into Amy she had good banter so we could chat a bit and have a laugh, she was 'a character' but that world was riddled with half cut, doped up chancers, I was one of them, even in early recovery I was kept afloat only by clinging to the bodies of strangers so Winehouse, but for her gentle quirks didn’t especially register."
"I arrived late and as I made my way to the audience through the plastic smiles and plastic cups I heard the rolling, wondrous resonance of a female vocal. Entering the space I saw Amy on stage with Weller and his band; and then the awe. The awe that envelops when witnessing a genius. From her oddly dainty presence that voice, a voice that seemed not to come from her but from somewhere beyond even Billie [Holiday] and Ella [Fitzgerald], from the font of all greatness. A voice that was filled with such power and pain that it was at once entirely human yet laced with the divine. My ears, my mouth, my heart and mind all instantly opened," he writes. "Winehouse. Winehouse? Winehouse! That twerp, all eyeliner and lager dithering up Chalk Farm Road under a back-combed barnet, the lips that I'd only seen clenching a fishwife fag and dribbling curses now a portal for this holy sound. So now I knew. She wasn't just some hapless wannabe, yet another pissed up nit who was never gonna make it, nor was she even a ten-a-penny-chanteuse enjoying her fifteen minutes. She was a f**king genius."
"Shallow fool that I am, I now regarded her in a different light, the light that blazed down from heaven when she sang. That lit her up now and a new phase in our friendship began. She came on a few of my TV and radio shows, I still saw her about but now attended to her with a little more interest. Publicly though, Amy increasingly became defined by her addiction. Our media though is more interested in tragedy than talent, so the ink began to defect from praising her gift to chronicling her downfall. The destructive personal relationships, the blood soaked ballet slippers, the aborted shows, that YouTube madness with the baby mice. In the public perception this ephemeral tittle-tattle replaced her timeless talent. This and her manner in our occasional meetings brought home to me the severity of her condition," he continues.

"Addiction is a serious disease; it will end with jail, mental institutions or death. I was 27 years old when through the friendship and help of Chip Somers of the treatment centre, Focus12, I found recovery. Through Focus I was introduced to support fellowships for alcoholics and drug addicts which are very easy to find and open to anybody with a desire to stop drinking and without which I would not be alive."
"Now Amy Winehouse is dead, like many others whose unnecessary deaths have been retrospectively romanticized at 27 years old. Whether this tragedy was preventable or not is now irrelevant. It is not preventable today. We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease."

"Not all addicts have Amy's incredible talent. Or Kurt [Cobain]'s or Jimi [Hendrix]'s or Janis [Joplin]'s. Some people just get the affliction. All we can do is adapt the way we view this condition, not as a crime or a romantic affectation but as a disease that will kill. We need to review the way society treats addicts, not as criminals but as sick people in need of care. We need to look at the way our government funds rehabilitation. It is cheaper to rehabilitate an addict than to send them to prison, so criminalization doesn't even make economic sense. Not all of us know someone with the incredible talent that Amy had but we all know drunks and junkies and they all need help and the help is out there. All they have to do is pick up the phone and make the call. Or not. Either way, there will be a phone call."
Source: Us Magazine
Posted by: S (steph_gossipgrrrl)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

OMFG - Breaking News: Amy Winehouse Found Dead

Reports are coming out that singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment today. 4:05pm London time. Rumors of an overdose are the only thing circling about her cause of death so far. The singer had recently cancelled her European tour. Sadly enough she will join the 27 Club of famous musicians who passed away at the age of 27. Others include: Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, & Brian Jones.
 Stay tuned for more info....
Posted by: S (steph_gossipgrrrl)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

OMF(ashion)G - Gwen's New Line: Harajuku Mini For Target

We all have loved Gwen Stefani since she sang with No doubt, serenading us with tales of spider webs, and pink ribbons. Not only did she captivate us with her vocal chords, but also her charisma and cutting-edge fashion sense. Therefore, it was no surprise in 2004 when she launched L.A.M.B, following it up in 2005 with Harajuku Lovers, because this gorgeous dame was born with a sense of style. Over the years the brands have expanded and dominated, but in reality who wants to throw down thirty dollars on a key chain?
Well now the Gwen has made her creations into mini, much more cost-friendly clothing; since she is to release a line at Target on November 13th for the little people in our lives. The line will focus on babies, children, and tweens, but we can sure hope her break into Target will not end there, and we will get full sized love from Gavin’s lady, mother of two, soon! As a mama myself I am elated, because it never hurts to have another excuse to blow my money at Target...
People.com Article
Posted by: Ashley Vesta

OM(usic)FG - Brandon Kelley - Saturday July 23rd @ Peachtree Tavern

Big Time!
Recording Artist/Singer/Songwriter/Producer Brandon Kelley has always invisioned a style of music that can bring you back from a less than perfect day, make you want to sing along, and get your dancing shoes on.

Raised in Dothan, AL and son of a preacher man, he excercised his soulful voice. Traveling world-wide he has shared his talents. Although he has taken a break from the performing side, he brings life back to Atlanta this Saturday with Wesley Cook at Peachtree Tavern (Buckhead).
Cover is $5 for both of these scrumptions sounds. Doors @ 9.
 

Posted by: Tiffany

Monday, July 11, 2011

OM(yspace)FG - He Brought Sexy Back!

The mind works in mysterious ways, that's how the saying goes. Timberlake played the role in 'The Social Network' and suddenly the wheels started to turn.

His passion for music and the connection to fans seems to fit the role for 'Myspace'. He recently purchased the social media website for $35 million. His office will be a staff of six and his title will be 'Creative Director.' He is trying to think of ways to bring Myspace back, such as a talent competition.

Much love to the once boy band-er turned business man. He also has his hand in a tequila brand, restaurants, and clothing line with William Rast...
 
Posted by: Tiffany

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Matt Mahaffey - Seth Timbs - Jason Moore - The Basement - July 17th


Matt Mahaffey is going to be playing this Sunday, the 17th, at The Basement in Nashville, TN alongside Seth Timbs and Jason Moore. Here at OMFG, we love Matt and Seth so we are super excited to go to this show! 


~MarK~

OM(usic)FG - Music Midtown to Return!

Tickets will go on sale July 16th for the return of Music Midtown to Atlanta. The music festival that was highly missed by the city will only be returning for one day as of now in Piedmont Park. I think we are all hoping that another day or two will be added to this event.

Posted by: S (steph_gossipgrrrl)
As of now the line-up is:
Coldplay, The Black Keys, Young the Giant, Manchester Orchestra, Cage the Elephant, The Joy Formidable, Band of Skulls, The Constellations, The Postelles, & Mona.

Check out the website for more info: http://musicmidtown.com/

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

OM(usic)FG - Vote for Wesley Cook!

Atlanta is steadily becoming one of the up and coming cities for entertainment. Movies, videos, and most importantly music artist. Rising up with the tide is Wesley Cook. He has been chosen out of EIGHT artist from the whole country! The only way for him to win is to vote from the Street to Stage page. Help Atlanta and our own, Wesley Cook to win this mo fo!!
Click here to see Wesley Cook on RollingStone.com
Also, check out our original post on Wesley from back in Feb:
Mo's Wesley Cook Post - Feb 2011