Thursday, August 17, 2006

The View again!

Hey everyone, sorry for the late notice, but sooo much has happened in the last week. But please let me start of by saying that I will be on THE VIEW again tomorrow, Friday, August 18th talking about Dorm room gadgets. Well, let's just say they are not all gadgets with one item being a three-compartment hamper, but lemme just say I wouldn't send it away if showed up at my door. Plus I hear Joy, one of the hosts, claimed that bad boy before it made its nationwide appearance. Free stuff brings out the vulture in us all. Mama be proud!

Currently I am back in my second home, the bay area, working with MobiTV on their new project, MobiFest. It is a free to the public music monster that is showcasing some of the hottest bay area talents around. They have indie rockers, hip hop artists, and one of the hottest ballad bands around. I know what you're thinking, ballad like Skid Row and Guns N Roses ballad? No, I can only hope for the reintroduction to the days of hair. They are indie rockers who make really good make-out music. But no baby-making there. I don't hear any Luther influences. But I'll keep you posted.

Plus I saw a sneak preview of Idlewild, starring OutKast. Now you all know that I have interviewed some heavy-hitting A-listers in the past year, but I SWEAR I have never been as nervous teen trying to apply the right lip chap to ask the hunk to the Sadie's Hawkins Dance as I was in front of these two music makers. Soooo hot! Plus all the journalists and people around were saying that Big Boi and Andre 3000 were not really into the interviews or giving much, but once I rolled in, being one of their biggest fans, well those boys were so nice, funny, and generous. OMG, not only that, but one of the junket gifts (I know, my life is hard. not only do I meet these really great people after seeing their projects, I get little t-shirts and presents!) was a flask with 'Idlewild' on it. Well, Big Boi signed that for me. And he is a little dude. But just a big personality, hence the name. The big highlight of the day was meeting my future baby daddy, Andre 3000. He is soooo hot, in an understated cool. It kills me!

So do I recommend the movie? Well let's just say it is visually stunning. This isn't your average musical where people break into song at the bite of a hot dog, the songs are there to describe events, and since the songs are OutKast, it ain't a bad score. Plus the director, Bryan Barber, of many music videos' fame really brought a musical hard-hitting lyricism to the celluloid with amazing dance sequences and lots of excitement. Even he admits that directing the larger productions was easier than doing the movie's quieter moments, and he really went all out with the scenes in this one. Though the story is not something to write home about, the movie, with its graphics, dance and music are worth a theater visit if you're looking for a good time, music video after music video.

Peace out!

1 comment:

Tim Courtney said...

Congrats on the View re-re-appearance, Chi-Lan!

Check this site out, I think it'd be up your alley:

Looks like they're under a time crunch on their member drive--but it'd be really really sweet to see the HUGE Diet Coke/Mentos geyser. Are there any venues you could promote this in before 8/31?