Tila Tequila

Tila Tequila is fascinating. I wrote a college thesis on this woman. Except it had nothing to do with her. You see, Tila Tequila is not your standard Hollywood celebrity. If you didn’t know, Tila Nguyen grew in fame from a good ol’ grassroots campaign via Myspace, gradually becoming the most popular person (according to view and friend counts) on the website, and then developing modeling contracts with popular magazines such as Maxim. That’s not what makes her interesting. Basically, and this will result in the loss of the few visitors I have (though I love you all so very dearly), Tila Tequila may be a representation of the future of Hollywood.

STOP SCOWLING FOR A MOMENT AND BREATHE YOU LOLLYGAGGER. I’m not trying to shower her in praise or say that she has the it-factor. Personally, I think she’s just a cute girl with some distracting tattoos and a nice pair of hand-made chesticles. But Tila represents something bigger: the fact that today’s me-culture can and does produce instant celebrity. Look at her, look at Chris Crocker, look at Perez Hilton. Self-made household names. It’s an ode to the power of user-generated content on the Internet. And yes, I do think this will matter in the future. Sean Kingston (“Beautiful Girls”)was discovered through Myspace, as was Lily Allen and Kate Nash. It’s becoming too large to ignore. All that being said, Tila Tequila is PEOPLE!!!

As for a shot of reality, Tila’s music is not groundbreaking or particularly inventive. Doesn’t stop me from loving them though. Generally, the tracks are a varied fusion of hard rap and pop. “I Love U” is an infectiously over-the-top “hardcore” rap song about how much Tila loves you, and will also kill you. The song I wanted to display however, “Paralyze,” is brilliant. It’s a tiny gem amongst her other tracks. It’s short, sweet, and pretty. You might know it, as it was played during the season finale of A Shot At Love. And yes, I know, Dani should have won, you’re really clever and different for thinking that too.

Check out Tila Tequila’s “Paralyze” on YouTube!

And you, what do you think?

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Royksopp – The Understanding

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A merry 2008 to you and yours!

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