Posts Tagged ‘love’


Yep, the title says it all!

U.S. President Barack Obama injured his lip while playing basketball on Thanksgiving with his personal aide Reggie Love and other members of his family.

Obama was struck by a player’s elbow (for some reason it doesn’t seem to be Love) to his lip (Thank God it wasn’t somewhere else) and had to take 12 (yes, 12) stitches while given a local anaesthetic. Obama was seen holding an ice pack on his lip later on (poor thing).

Why did Obama receive 12 stitches?

“The medical unit that treated Obama used a smaller filament than typically used, which increases the number of stitches but makes a tighter stitch and results in a smaller scar,” said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.

Nice way for the President to spend his Thanksgiving I guess.

Oh, here’s a picture of him with the icepack:

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!


Eminem performing at the DJ hero party at June...

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We here at TnT are huge Eminem fans, even before he made his amazingly successful album Recovery. We have previously reviewed Love The Way You Lie and No Love, both great songs in their own right, as well as their status as chart-toppers. We are therefore a bit perplexed about his most recent collaborations that are not up to his usual standard.

The first is a Part Deux of Love the Way You Lie, which will be featured on Rihanna‘s latest (and most probably lame, boring, non-creative) album Loud. This news should come as no shock to anyone familiar with how the music industry functions. Apparently, the fiery redhead (yes, she doesn’t seem to be giving up that color anytime soon) Barbadian doesn’t. As reported by MTV News, she was shocked that Eminem wanted to a follow up to their smash duet. Rihanna, sweetheart, it’s very simple. Once you make a hit record that gets a lot of buzz generated (mainly because you have Megan Fox in the video), you want to ride out the success for as long as you can.  How could you not know that with all the success you’ve had? (more…)


Note: This is a special blog collaboration [SBC] by both Tom and Tal. Hope you enjoy 🙂 :

Eminem’s second music video of his new album Recovery was released last night.  Love the Way You Lie, which features Rihanna as well, is at top of the U.S. single charts for the third straight week.

With one of the hottest actresses out there, Megan Fox and Lost star Dominic Monaghan are the couple of focus in this video, where they are going through an abusive relationship as the video shows. Directed by Joseph Kahn, the music video is great but not as strong as the single’s lyrics depict. Inspired by Eminem’s relationship with his ex-wife Kim, according to Monaghan, a lot of domestic violence and abuse, prettified by sex images, takes place in addition to make-up sex. Fox and Monaghan’s characters are mostly shown in their motel room in addition to scenes shot in a supermarket, where Monaghan’s character steals a bottle of vodka and in a bar where he also attacks a guy talking to Fox’s character.  Meanwhile, Rihanna is shown singing in front of a burning house (assumed to be the couple’s place) and Eminem is rapping on a desolate field before eventually joining Rihanna.

Talk about just "all right" kissing for Monaghan

Rihanna, in an interview with Access Hollywood, said it was “something needed to be done” about recording the song, since it was something both her “and Eminem have experienced on different sides, different ends of the table.”

On an unrelated note, Dominic Monaghan said Megan Fox is an “all right kisser,” and tried not to cross the line with the brunette, as she just got married to actor Brian Austin Green. Monaghan enjoyed doing the video with Fox, as both got along well.

Megan Fox donated her music video fee to Sojourn House charity. (more…)


If you have been on the streets of Lebanon recently, you may have repeatedly heard the following chant “Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh….Oh my Gosh, Oooo oh oh, oooo oh oh… , loudly being blasted from nearby cars. Don’t be surprised much, because that’s the hook from Usher’s summer hit O.M.G. It has been getting a lot of airtime recently, on every possible radio and television station, so there is no way to avoid its catchy beat and simple earworm lyrics. Of course, in true Usher fashion, the song isn’t that in-depth. Heavily auto-tuned and featuring guest vocals from the famous will.i.am, the song is all about, drumrollllllll please, falling in instant love with a girl at a club. See, I told you, nothing too wildly exciting. But with lyrics like

This was something special
This was just like dynamite
Honey got a booty like pow, pow, pow
Honey got some boobies like wow, oh wow!

you just can’t help but laugh and sing along, maybe even dance. And this is coming from a person who originally hated the tune. (more…)


This album review was written sometime in March or February, however, this album has proven to be one of my favorites for 2010 and it’s unlike what we’ve been mostly bombarded with on the radio. I really hope you give it a listen after you read this review. Enjoy 🙂

British electro-rock connoisseurs Hot Chip have been leaving their distinguished mark on the music world for the past decade. It is with their new release “One Life Stand,” however, that they really cement their standing as a band that can combine the latest technologies, tongue-in-cheek lyrics, and melodic voices in one album. Though the use of auto-tune is greatly obvious, it serves a point here, unlike with the rest of the music being made available to the public at the moment.

Album Cover

Born out of the concept of transforming “a one night stand into a one life stand,” as vocalist Alexis Taylor has put it, the band’s fourth release dabbles with issues of commitment and long-term relationships, be it romantic or non-romantic ones. The overall theme is delivered beautifully thanks to ingenious lyric-writing and Taylor’s smooth high-pitched vocals combined with second vocalist Joe Goddard’s dreamy bass voice. The carefully tailored instrumental part, courtesy of the rest of the group, serves as a plus point for the band.
The album opens with a steady percussion beat, before Taylor begins to sing the first verse of “Thieves in the Night,” a song that deals with finding the love of a lifetime and hanging onto them, especially after the long search. The key verse in the song “happiness is what we all want” is something everyone can relate to and it is highlighted by the very upbeat background music.
Second track “Hand Me down Your Love” has a distinct jazzy feel to it with very simplistic and repetitive lyrics, making it easier for the listener to remember this when going through the record. It continues the theme that was established in its predecessor,  ensuring cohesion. (more…)


Maybe I’ve been watching too much Glee, but a lot of the songs that seem to stick to my head are either favorites that they show has covered or songs that I’ve discovered because of Rachel Berry and Co.
An example of the latter is Faithfully by Journey, which I seem to be singing to myself at every occasion. It’s one of the last songs performed in the first season, right at the Regionals competition, so it’s pretty symbolic. Plus, Glee seemingly have a strong relationship with Journey, choosing the show’s signature song to be Don’t Stop Believing, one of the band’s most popular tracks.

Frontiers: The album on which Faithfully was released

But the original song, is a timeless classic. Released in 1983, it’s a classic power ballad that’s had it’s fair share of abuse at weddings, but after hearing it, you’d understand why. Nevertheless, something about the song just keeps it fresh in your memory. I’m going to go ahead and pinpoint it to Steve Perry’s ability to carry the vocals to a place beyond reason. And it’s just beautiful.
But of course, a great voice needs great lyrics. While Faithfully doesn’t have the deepest of words, it’s sure enough to touch your heart. The general notion of the lyrics is a music-man singing to his beloved about being apart because he’s being forced to tour and how much he misses being with her, and of course being faithful, as the title suggests.
My favorite part of the song is right around the second verse, right before the chorus

And being apart ain’t easy
On this love affair
Two strangers learn to fall in love again
I get the joy
Of rediscovering you
Oh girl, you stand by me
I’m forever yours…faithfully

I know several girls who would do anything to have these words dedicated to them, so this song will resonate more with the female crowd. Still, it’s a good listen for anyone whose looking for a romantic song.
I have included the videos to both versions so that you can choose what version is better. I’m personally inclined to the Journey one because of it being the original, however the Glee case sure does a great job at making it sound current.

Journey’s Version:
Glee Cast Version (Audio Only):