Muusical Chairs Volume 1: From Siobhan Donaghy to BoA

Okay--new post idea! This is Muusical Chairs, or essentially the "6 Degrees of Separation/Kevin Bacon" game. The idea is to take one pop star, connect the musical dots to another, and maybe share some previously unknown pop tidbits in the process! This one's an easy start, but I'm sure I can…


Club Track of the Week: Zoe Badwi - Freefallin'

Break out the poppers--we're going down under! As we all well know, Aussieland is prime pickin's for disco divas: The Minogues, Holly Valance, Olegendia Newton-Jesus...the list goes on and on. This week's club bumper is Zoe Badwi's "Freefallin'," which was first released in Australia back in July…


Bargain Bin Adventures: Corina - Give Me Back My Heart

After the success of my Bardeux post, I think it's time for another round of bargain bin adventures! Last Saturday, I found myself rummaging at a Goodwill in Somerville, MA after an amazing brunch with amazing friends at a tiny restaurant in the area that I will not tell you about for fear that…


Spike Heels and Skin Tight Jeans: An Ode to "Graffiti My Soul," A Perfect Xenomania Production

In light of the recent news/gossip published in the UK's The Sun about Britney's alleged sessions with powerhouse pop production team Xenomania (seizing, crying), I've decided a Xenomania appreciation post is in order. While there are simply too many brilliant Xenomania productions to count…


A Wonderful Song From A Wonderful Album: Jessica Mauboy's "Maze"

So here's a post I've meant to do for over a month. Jessica Mauboy is the runner-up from the fourth season of Australian Idol. For those who haven't encountered her name yet in their musical journey, a very brief history: Jessica Mauboy has a very listenable and melodic voice, comparable to that…


Last Dance, Last Chance: A Very Thorough X Factor Final Performance Night Review (December 11)

THIS IS IT, as one of the X Factor judges famously sang 17 years ago (oh my God, 17 years?!): The STAR-STUDDED X Factor final show is finally upon us! And thank God, because I'm totally over it.


Club Classics and Get Me To The Finals: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (December 4)

We're almost there! It's the semi-finals of X Factor. Five acts remain--four will go on to the grand finale! And now, we're down to all four of MuuMuse's favorites from the very beginning: Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson, Matt Cardle, and Mary Byrnes. Oh, and One Direction's still going strong.…


MamaMuuse Presents: Burlesque, A Review of A Modern Masterpiece

Yesterday afternoon, my mother and I went to the movie theatre for a screening of the film Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. Afterward, my mother felt compelled to write me an email with a review of the experience. Here are her thoughts. Dear Son – Thanks for inviting me out for…


Rock Week: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (November 27)

It was "Rock Week" on X Factor tonight. FUCK YEAHHHH! Oh man—what’s going to happen?! Will Dannii rock a mohawk?! Will Cheryl Cole light her nipples on fire?! Will Katie Weasel not be impossibly grating? No, none of that happened.


MuuMuse Live Tweets (Almost All Of) The 2010 American Music Awards

The 2010 American Music Awards aired live tonight. I live-tweeted the event. Well, most of it. (The Walking Dead came on at 10--I do have my priorities, after all.) So, rather doing a rather drawn-out summary of the affair, I figure I'd just regurgitate what I just said--except with pictures and…


Beatles Week: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (November 20)

It's Beatles Week at the X Factor! And, as one of the only human beings on this planet who doesn't care much for the Legendary Icons of Music Making (well, not until they dabbled with the Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds anyway), I can't seem to muster much excitement for this week--except by using…


Elton John Night: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (November 13)

Boy, they're really clobbering this whole Elton John thing to death, aren't they? This week's X Factor theme was "Elton John Night," in honor the same man who only a few weeks prior went on a queeny rant against X Factor, talent shows, Simon Cowell and popular music in general, which caused Louis…