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Monday, August 29, 2011

MONDAY MUSICAL MOTIVATION: SUPER BASS







"Super Bass" is a song
by Trinidadian recording artist and songwriter Nicki Minaj, from her debut album, Pink Friday. The song impacted radio as the
album's seventh single on April 5, 2011 and was released on May 13, 2011.
Written by Minaj, along with Daniel Johnson and Ester Dean, the song includes additional vocals
from Dean. Production of the song was done by Kane. According to Minaj the
song's lyrics tell the story of a boy that you have a crush on and are about
wanting to get intimate but instead taking a playful approach. The song draws
from the hip hopR&B genres while infusing elements of pop and Minaj's rap.






"Super Bass" received
mainly positive reviews from critics. The song was complimented for its
memorable hook, lyrical context and for its chorus. It garnered attention by
pop stars such as Taylor Swift. In the
United States the song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 reaching the top
five. A music video for the single was shot in March 2011, by director Sanaa Hamri. It was initially expected to
premiere on BET's 106 & Park on April 27, 2011, but the
video's premiere was later pushed to May 5, 2011 for unknown reasons. The video
received generally positive reviews from critics, most of whom complimented the
"eye candy" and colorful visuals seen throughout the video.












This one is for the
boys with the booming system
Top down, AC with the cooler system
When he come up in the club, he be blazin' up
Got stacks on deck like he savin' up
And he ill, he real, he might gotta deal
He pop bottles and he got the right kind of bill
He cold, he dope, he might sell coke
He always in the air, but he never fly coach
He a muthafuckin trip, trip, sailor of the ship, ship
When he make it drip, drip kiss him on the lip, lip
That's the kind of dude I was lookin' for
And yes you'll get slapped if you're lookin' hoe
I said, excuse me you're a hell of a guy
I mean my, my, my, my you're like pelican fly
I mean, you're so shy and I'm loving your tie
You're like slicker than the guy with the thing on his eye, oh
Yes I did, yes I did, somebody please tell him who the eff I is
I am Nicki Minaj, I mack them dudes up, back coupes up, and chuck the deuce up

[Chorus - Ester Dean & Nicki Minaj:]
Boy you got my heartbeat runnin' away
Beating like a drum and it's coming your way
Can't you hear that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass
Yeah that's that super bass
Got that super bass boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass
Yeah that's that super bass
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, he got that super bass
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, he got that super bass

[Verse 2:]
This one is for the boys in the polos
Entrepeneur niggas in the moguls
He could ball with the crew, he could solo
But I think I like him better when he dolo
And I think I like him better with the fitted cap onHe ain't even gotta try to
put the mac on
He just gotta give me that look, when he give me that look
Then the panties comin' off, off, uh
Excuse me, you're a hell of a guy you know I really got a thing for American
guys
I mean, sigh, sickenin' eyes I can tell that you're in touch with your feminine
side
Yes I did, yes I did, somebody please tell him who the eff I is
I am Nicki Minaj, I mack them dudes up, back coupes up, and chuck the deuce up

[Chorus - Ester Dean & Nicki Minaj]
Boy you got my heartbeat runnin' away
Beating like a drum and it's coming your way
Can't you hear that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass
Yeah that's that super bass
Got that super bass boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass
Yeah that's that super bass
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, he got that super bass
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, he got that super bass

[Hook:]
See I need you in my life for me to stay
No, no, no, no, no I know you'll stay
No, no, no, no, no don't go away
Boy you got my heartbeat runnin' away
Don't you hear that heartbeat comin' your way
Oh it be like, boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass
Can't you hear that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass

[Chorus - Ester Dean & Nicki Minaj]
Boy you got my heartbeat runnin' away
Beating like a drum and it's coming your way
Can't you hear that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass
Yeah that's that super bass
Got that super bass boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass
Yeah that's that super bass
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, he got that super bass
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, he got that super bass







Nicki Minaj Super Bass lyrics
found on  DIRECT LYRICS












TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 4, EPISODE 8 - SPELLBOUND







This may
be the only time I ever type this: I was ready for Eric to put clothes on in
this episode. But before I validate my recent title change to EW's "supernatural sexpert," let's resolve last week's cliffhanger... Jessica
died.







Just
kidding! She didn't. Was anyone actually worried? Of course Jason would tackle
her in the doorway and save her from fully frying in the sun. A bit crispy, she
was about to feed on him when Antonia stopped chanting and Jessica realized
that she was not only straddling Jason, she owed him her life. She thanked him
with a kiss, and quickly apologized. He reached up and grabbed her, and
they made out while Bill screamed her name thinking she was dead. Romantic.





Jason got
to carry Jessica back downstairs to the cell like he was in An
Officer and a Gentleman
, which I doubt he's ever seen. Even for a teen
vampire, that had to be fairly swoonworthy. She was upset seeing the guard
she’d killed under the spell, but Bill assured her all guards know the risks of
their job and his family would be well compensated. Bill knew they weren't safe
until sunset so Jessica had to be silvered again, which Jason did while trying
to get her to think of good things like hot summer days and barbecuing. Oops.
He meant the moon, never gettin' cold, and Tru Blood. Mercifully, Bill told him
they needed their rest and he and Jason agreed not to report the death of the
guard (for Jessica's sake) or the injured watchman Jason had shot in the arm in
the front yard (for Jason's sake).






Were you fooled by Jessica’s
dream breakup with Hoyt? I thought it was weird that her shirt was that
clean. And though it would be awesome to see a main character get killed that
swiftly, I didn’t think Jessica would actually slam Hoyt's head after he said
he’d die without her, then go outside with his blood still on her face and get
it on with Jason in his truck. Jessica awoke when Rita, a blood donor Bill sent
down for her, arrived in a robe. Was the robe so she wouldn’t bleed on her own
clothes, or so Jessica could have a choice of where to bite her? I assume the
former since Rita sat down and offered her neck.






When
Jessica did go home to Hoyt for real, she had changed shirts, obviously. She
told him they were each other’s first relationships and they moved too fast.
Real Hoyt wasn't as teary as Dream Hoyt. He thought there was someone else, and
when she didn’t immediately deny it, he thought she slept with someone else. He
was angry and cruel. He said she didn’t deserve him, and he certainly didn’t
deserve someone who was going to be a virgin for eternity. Jessica gasped out
of pain -- he knew exactly what to say to hurt her. He said he deserved someone
he could have a normal life with (kids and daylight), someone who’s not gonna
look at all the love he has to offer and say “sorry, not good enough” (which is
all he should have said), and someone who isn’t dead. He
took back his invitation to the house and told her his mother was right: Maybe
God does hate fangers, and now, so does he. He threw a fit inside the house as
she sat on the porch and cried. It was a great way to even that playing field
for viewers: Now Hoyt's not the only one who's been wounded.





Jessica
showed up at Jason’s house, which I thought was the worst idea ever. He’s
Hoyt’s best friend. The odds of Hoyt coming there, too, were high. Jason
managed to get out of his recliner to talk to her, but only to tell her Hoyt's
been his best friend since the first grade, deny he feels the same way she does
even though her blood inside him tells her different, and rescind the
invitation to his house. She reminded him he’d kissed her back, and he
remembered that -- it's why he did push-ups.





Now, we can
get into Sookie and Eric. At nightfall, Eric told Sookie to pull the chains off
his neck quickly, and the wounds were tough to look at. He hadn’t fed since her
fairy godmother. A Tru Blood wouldn’t help, so he was prepared to just rest and
wait it out since there was no one around to drink. (I know Bill had a lot on
his mind, but I'm surprised he didn't send someone over.) Sookie offered her
blood, which Eric told her not to do unless she really meant it. She did mean
it, she said, and he licked his lips. Eric told her to hold silver in her hand
and use it on him if he did anything unwanted. “I’m trusting you, Eric,” she
said. “I won’t betray you… ever,” he said. "I may remind you of that
someday,” she laughed. Then, she raised him and pulled back her hair to expose
her neck.





You think
he could have kissed her first, but he just sort of smelled her before popping
his fangs and sinking them into her. I hold all
male-vampire-biting-a-mostly-human-woman-for-healing-purposes situations up to
the Angel and Buffy
test of sensuality
. This was like a quarter as sexy. Pity. Eric
broke the embrace soon after it began, and he was healed. That was quick! He
bit his own hand and wanted Sookie to drink from him. She hesitated -- she’s
not injured. “We will be one,” he said. And there was no more hesitation. She
drank, and Eric made it sound nearly orgasmic. (But still, nowhere as hot as
Buffy and Angel.) How do we feel about Sookie doing that so eagerly? I
guess after nearly losing Eric, and having him give her a supernatural hickey,
all bets were off and she was turned on.





We finally
got Alan Ball's much-anticipated ode to the shower scene that’s in book four of
Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels, Dead to the World (listen to the
audio version here
 WITH HEADPHONES IF YOU'RE AT WORK). Ball's
shower scene is very different, though I think the shot of Sookie sliding her
hand along Eric’s naked butt (an R-rated version of what Baby did to Johnny in Dirty
Dancing
, if you need a visual) was a nod to Sookie commenting on Eric’s
butt in the book. They stepped into the shower naked and caressed each other
like both their blood was laced with ecstasy.





Sookie,
still with Eric’s blood on her chin, tried to start the shower. There was no
water. There was just... snow. Truth be told, I've never enjoyed V sex scenes.
The setting is usually beautiful, but the people always sound like fools and
it's a waste of perfectly good nudity. Eric and Sookie stepped out of the
shower and into the middle of the snowy woods where they saw a bed. "Why
is there a bed?" Sookie asked. "Can we make love in it?" Eric
said. "Like, maybe never stop," she answered. "Why would we ever
want to?" he replied. They hit the fur blankets and started having
sex. Snooze. When we returned to them, it was still snowing and the annoying V
sex-scene dialogue kicked into high gear. In short: If they managed to fall in
love, all is possible. I was happy that Eric could feel the sun on his skin in
this dream, but this is when I started wishing they'd put some clothes on and
do something productive. Enough with the strategically-placed blankets.





We next
saw Eric putting another log on the fire in Sookie’s bedroom, normal but still
naked. The writers have officially succeeded in desensitizing me to the sight
of Eric's ass. I am both happy and sad. Sookie said she wished Eric could stay
Nice Eric forever. He said he could, if they ran away together now while they
still can. Sookie said they had an obligation to fight alongside Bill after he
let Eric go so they could be together, and besides, Eric is a warrior who
doesn’t run from a fight. (Maybe Nice Eric does, Sookie.) Eric said he just
wanted to be with her, and only her, forever. "There’s no such thing as
forever," she said. FORESHADOWING!





Bill's
goal this episode was two-fold. First, there was damage control to be done. He
showed up as the local news was covering Maxine's vampire neighbor Beulah's
(assisted) suicide, and Jason stopped Andy from eating a pile of her
remains off the ground like he was a dog. (Andy told Jason the only time he
doesn't feel like he's letting people down, or feel like hitting people in the
head with a bat for having expectations of him, is when he's on V. The shrug
Andy did when Jason told him he'd stopped listening halfway through his
confession made this story line, which seems to exist solely for comedic value
at this point, worth it.) Bill glamoured the news reporter into letting
him make a statement on air blaming Beulah's suicide on the low self-esteem
vampires have in the wake of all the hatred directed at them following Russell
ripping an anchor's spine out on TV.





Antonia,
who needed help working the TV remote (nice touch), was understandably pissed
when she saw that instead of all vampires in a 20-mile radius biting it as
they'd done in 1610, only one did. Tara hadn’t realized that Antonia was trying
to kill all vampires. She just thought they were casting a
spell to protect themselves from vamps. (Really? Okay.) But it didn’t matter.
Nothing would make Tara happier than snuffing out the vampire race, she
said. Bill called the Moon Goddess Emporium and Tara put him on speaker
with Antonia. He wanted to apologize for what was done to her. He said he knew
there could be no forgiveness, but he thought maybe there could be peace since
many high-powered vampires share her belief that every human is entitled to
live freely and not as food. He wanted to meet, just the two of them
unarmed, to talk and try to avoid more deaths on both sides. They agreed to
meet at midnight at the cemetery.





Eric and
Sookie showed up at Bill's house. (Sookie’s Army green jacket was a nice choice
for fight night, don't you think? Her whole look was very Buffy.
I'd like to think she watched an episode to gear up.) Bill wasn’t willing to
let Sookie endanger herself, but Eric said it’s her choice. Sookie said she’s
willing to die if it helps keep an entire group of people she knows and loves
from being eradicated in the name of hate. Plus, she has powers (that she can't
quite control). "Thank you," Bill said. "My liege," Eric
nodded. "My… Bill," Sookie said. Bill smiled. For her to do
this, part of her must still love him.





Neither
Bill nor Antonia showed up alone. Bill tried to broker peace: No vampire would
ever harm Antonia again, and if they tried, they'd face the true death. All she
needed to do was remove the spells from Eric and Pam (whose shots are
working). Rightfully so, Antonia pointed out that Bill said he’s willing
to kill those who’d harm her, and yet, he wants her to fix two of the vampires
who came after Marnie. While Antonia pretended to consider the offer,
Sookie read her mind. She was casting a spell. "Now," Bill said, and
more reinforcements showed themselves. Antonia revealed the full extent of her
backup and their arsenal.





Since
Antonia can't control the living as she can the dead (or undead), Bill brought
along his guards who took aim at her, ready to fire. Surrender now and everyone
lives, Bill said. Antonia laughed. Eric sped over to a witch and ripped out her
throat. Game on! Marnie cast a spell for fog and the battle began. Bill
tossed one woman aside who wasn't worth his time. Tara shot a vamp and got him
all over her. Pam found Tara and took her gun. Just as Pam was about to
bite Tara, Bill forbid her to harm her now or forever by penalty of true death.
That went over well with Pam. Bill helped Tara up, and hopefully that gesture
convinced her that not ALL vampires deserve Antonia's wrath.





As Eric
chowed down on someone, Sookie crept through the fog and used her light ray to
push off a witch who thought she was a vampire. “Thank you,” she said to her
hand. But then, she got shot in the stomach with a wooden bullet.
"F---," she said as she sank down. Both Bill and Eric felt it
and wanted to get to her. But Bill was getting silvered, and Eric met up with
Antonia. She did a spell on him, and last we saw of Eric, he was kneeling
before her and getting pet like he was a good dog. Luckily, Alcide had shown up
at Sookie's house, heard the sounds of battle from the cemetery and went
running. He picked Sookie up and carried her off.





There was
a wolf trailing behind Alcide, and we all knew it was Debbie even before she
transformed back into naked human form. They'd been at a Shreveport pack
meeting earlier in the day at Shooter Jennings'  Marcus'
place. Marcus held the meeting to tell them witches were idiots for getting
mixed up with vampires and so would be any werewolf. The pack was to stay out
of it. I appreciated his healthy respect for vampires’ strength and
ruthlessness. Like he said, it might hurt their wolf pride, but it will save
their lives. Debbie loves her new pack. "I think I made some friends
tonight," she told Alcide. "A couple really nice bitches." She
also loves that Marcus recognizes that Alcide has alpha in him (Debbie was
proud when he helped Marcus break up a fight). And, if they've been told to
steer clear of vamps, that means Alcide can't see Sookie since fangers are a
part of her baggage. Marcus told Alcide and Debbie to be safe on their way home
-- his source told him something big was going down between the witches and
wolves that night. That's why Alcide went to check on Sookie even though he
promised Debbie he was done with her. Who's Marcus' source?





Marcus
seemed like a standup guy until he got pissed when he showed up at Luna's to
tuck his daughter in and found shifter Sam there having dinner with Luna and
Emma. Sam had come over uninvited to tell Luna he'd kicked Tommy out of his
life for good -- he could forgive him for killing their parents but not for
sleeping with her. Luna felt comfortable leaving Sam and Marcus in the room
alone together after she reminded Marcus she'd call his parole officer if he
started anything. Sam said he had no beef with Marcus, but if they needed to
take this outside, they should. Marcus told Sam he’d pissed on the wrong
boots and pretended to lunge at him. Sam didn’t budge. He looked more confused
than anything, like he was surprised Marcus would think that would work. I love
that Sam didn't back down, but this is going to get messy.





Tommy,
meanwhile, used Maxine's interest in Beulah's crime scene as an opportunity to
break into her house and steal clothes and accessories. (I love that he had
second thoughts about the shoes he'd chosen and switched them.) Without any
money, and with his newfound ability to shift into any human, you knew he'd be
phoning that natural gas guy to negotiate a deal as Maxine. It wasn't quite as
awesome a scene as Tommy pretending to be Sam, but it was pretty great to see
how Tommy styled Maxine's hair. He walked away with a free meal and a check for
$5,700.





Last but
not least, we finally got some answers about that doll that Mikey has. As
Arlene and Terry fought in the Merlotte's kitchen, that beautiful black woman
who sings to Mikey continued to serenade him. Lafayette walked in and said,
"F--- this shit." Later, while he was napping on his couch wrapped in
what I'd like to believe was a royal blue Slanket (so much more comfortable than a Snuggie), he had a vision
of that woman walking up to her house holding that doll and seeing a nice car
parked outside. A white man came out of the house, and she asked him where her
sister was. He'd sent her home -- and killed the woman's infant son. He
wouldn't let her call the preacher. It was better if no one knew the child had
ever existed, he said, because this man was white, married, and works for his
wife’s father. She begged him to let her hold her baby one last time.





Lafayette
awoke and saw the woman lurking in the room looking like she was about to
possess him, which she did. After fixing her sweatshirt, she left Lafayette's
place and broke into the Bellefleurs. Andy was sleeping downstairs, so
"she" grabbed his gun and headed upstairs to Andy's bedroom, where
Terry, Arlene, and Mikey were crashing after the fire. She took Mikey and
the doll from the crib. So that explains what the spirit wants with Mikey, but
not how Mikey can see the spirit. Do all children have the capability of seeing
spirits (a, cough, Ghost Whisperer theory), or just Mikey?





Your turn.
Which story lines do you think are working this season, and which ones do you
wish would speed up or get gone?


SOURCE: EW


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