Monday, September 17, 2007

Aliday - J'en Ai Marre de Broken Dreams

Alizee is a singer from France who dances seductively while performing her songs, averting the attention of the audience from anything else and solely to her hips. What better match for her, then, than rock band Green Day, who don't dance seductively while performing their songs? I felt her ode to giving up, "J'en Ai Marre," makes the depressing "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" song from the band sound much happier, which it really shouldn't be, but it sounds so good as a happy song. Plus, you know, seductive dancing. The artwork above is a visual equivalent, because Helnwein's painting is so melancholic that there shouldn't be a sexy French woman in it, but alas there is, thanks to Photoshop.

Green Day - Official Site
Alizee - Official Site
Alizee - Sexy dance to "J'en Ai Marre"

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Bejojokast - Southernjojolistic

Creating the artwork was the true challenge here. Given that this was the only decent OutKast picture Google Search provided me with, I was pretty uncomfortable sticking 16-year-old Jojo into the bunch. Forgive me if you see this, Jojo's parents. I had the young popstress sing her first hit song "Leave (Get Out)" (which, when I first heard it in 2003, I concluded that this was the deepest, most emotionally aware 13-year-old ever) over OutKast's "Southernplayalisticadillac." To highlight Jojo's anger at her junior high school sweet heart's unfaithfulness, I've thrown in a bit of Beyonce's angsty chant from "Ring the Alarm." While I'm quite content with the mix, I've got to say I'm a bit disturbed by Jojo.

Jojo - Official Site
OutKast - Official Site
Beyonce - Official Site