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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sun by Belinda Carlisle

Hello Again!

Another singer famous from the 80s is back with a new song. That's right, Belinda Carlisle has a new song out called "Sun" and it is dancey! Hooray!

Belinda was and is the lead singer of the Go-Go's, an all-girl band that made it big in the early 80s but split up by the mid-80s. They had some amazing songs like "Our Lips Are Sealed", "We Got The Beat", "Vacation" and "Head Over Heels." 

The Go-Go's: Jane, Charlotte, Belinda, Kathy and Gina

When the band broke up, Belinda went solo and had a string of hits such as "Mad About You", the #1 hit "Heaven Is A Place On Earth", "I Get Weak", "Circle In The Sand", "Leave A Light On", "Summer Rain", "Live Your Life Be Free""Big Scary Animal" and "In Too Deep."

Belinda in the late 80s or early 90s

Belinda recently did a TV show called "In bed with Joan Rivers" where Joan interviews Belinda in bed. It's very entertaining as Joan asks a lot of great questions. You can watch it here.

Belinda said that her son found this new song and thought it would be great for her. I think it is a great return. And I hope you will support her by buying the track. There is even a campaign to get the song in the Billboard Top 100. 

Here is the official video ... Someone turn on the air conditioner! Ha! It looks awfully hot in there!

To learn more, visit her official Facebook page.

And please download "Sun" from iTunes. <---Click there for the iTunes link. And you might as well pick up the rest of her hits on her new "Best of" if you don't have them!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Jody Watley in concert

Dear Poptastic Readers,

It's been a busy week. And exciting, too! With all of the marriage equality love in the air! Anyhoo ...

Last Saturday, I saw Jody Watley in concert and it was a dream come true seeing her perform live. The show was amazing and Jody was in prime form. And her hair was incredible. Loved it!

Last month, I wrote a blog entry about Jody's new song "Cold Enough" with French Horn Rebellion. I also wrote a quick history of career. In all honesty, I wish I would written more about just how much her music has meant to me over the years. Perhaps words can't describe it, or I feel it too personal to share here. But her songs have been very important in the soundtrack of my life. 

A couple of days before the show, I tweeted Jody Watley telling her that we were coming to the show. To my surprise, she tweeted me back!

Saturday morning before the show, I got out my 45 singles for "Looking For A New Love", "Don't You Want Me" and "Some Kind Of Lover." I also found my cassette tape of her debut album. I decided I would take them with me. I have more vinyl, tapes and CDs ... but I didn't want to drag everything in. I thought these would be small enough to handle.

My hubby Arturo and our friends Janice and Mourad went out to dinner at the venue. Yoshi's sushi was delicious! And then we went to the show. I really appreciated the three of them coming along. And they enjoyed the show, too.

Mourad, Janice, Davearama and Arturo

The show opened with a new song called "Nightlife." It is wonderful new track that had me searching on iTunes for it. But it isn't out yet, hopefully soon! And I'll let you know here when it is. In the meantime, you can hear it on YouTube as fabulous dancer named Princess Lockeroo is waacking to it ...

Throughout the show, Jody interacted with the audience. She told us stories about her career. She was so appreciative of the audience, and although it may sound a bit silly to say, you could definitely feel the love of the audience. Everyone was having a great time.

During the show, Jody came out and walked through the audience. She didn't come by where we were sitting, so Arturo and Janice urged me to go to the pathway where she would walk back to the stage. I just grabbed two of my 45s to hold up so she would see I was a fan. Well, Jody saw me and said ...

"You're name is Dave, right?"

"Yes," I said.

"I recognize you from Twitter! See I'm not one of those artists who ignore their fans."

I'm not sure if she said anything else right then as my mind was racing. And she was still in the middle of the song when this exchange happened.

We had gone to the 8 p.m. show, and there was a 10 p.m. show. So we weren't able to stick around to meet her after the show, as we had to get home to the kids.

Even though I didn't get to officially meet Jody, I left on a high! It was a dream come true seeing her in concert. And it was unbelievable that Jody actually knew my name! And outside the venue, I was recognized as the "Twitter guy!"

I had also tweeted Jody while waiting for the show to start, letting her know it was a full house. She tweeted me back Monday morning ...

It was a great time, indeed! And now I've been listening to Jody's albums nonstop. I can't wait for her new album this year. You better believe I'll be reviewing it and promoting it here. And who knows, if I'm lucky ... perhaps I'll even get to interview Jody for Poptastic Confessions! Fingers crossed!

Please like Jody's official Facebook page.

You can follow her on Twitter.

Bookmark her official website.

Visit her blog!

Watch her videos on YouTube.

And purchase Jody's music on iTunes.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

We Are Young by Le Kid

Hello Poptastic Readers,

Sorry it has been over two weeks since the last update, but life gets busy. 

While I was a away, the Swedish pop group Le Kid have released a glorious new single called "We Are Young." That is the good news. The bad news is that it might not be available in your country just yet. But they are working on that!

So what does the new song sound like? It's great slice of pure pop. It is indeed POPtastic! The vocals by Helena and Johanna are divine. And the music by Märta and Felix is uplifting. This is anthem. You're going to love it.

Although now that I am in my early-40s, I feel a bit silly singing along to the words "We are young." Hahaha. But my middle name is Youth so that should make it OK for me to be forever young. ~;-)

Unfortunately, there isn't a video yet. I'm not sure if the band is filming one. Hopefully so! I did read there might be a lyric video coming soon.

However, the band has made the song available on Soundcloud and they want you leave your comments. Listen to the new song here ...

Would you like for Le Kid to release music in your country ... Let them know! In the meantime, you can ...

  • Buy "We Are Young" when it is available in your country.

  • And smile, Le Kid is back!   ~:-)