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BREAKING NEWS: Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson are in for “Iron Man 2″…

Even more shocking movie news, Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson has both joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man 2” sequel for Marvel. Mickey will be playing the Russian villain and Scarlett will be playing the Black Widow, since Emily Blunt pulled out to join “Gulliver’s Travels” instead.

More on it here:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118001114.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

And here:

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/another-iron-man-2-exclusive-scarlett-johannson-will-replace-emily-blunt-in-iron-man-2/

“Iron Man 2” is sounding good so far. Hopefully, it will be better than the first.

Kev

CD Review: Scarlett Johansson “Anywhere I Lay My Head”…

Scarlett Johansson, a hollywood actress known for her gorgeous looks and big natural boobs just came out with an album full of Tom Waits covers. I finally got around to listening to this. Nice and relaxing. I enjoyed Scarlett’s unique vocals. While she gets a lot of negative critique from music listeners and profesional music critics of this album, I’ll have to send this album to a positive direction and say this is actually a real good one. The way I want to hear music is something that needs to be haunting, and something different. Well this album is it. It is haunting and something different.

The reason I enjoy Scarlett’s singing so much is because, her vocals doesn’t really sound like a real female singin voice. It’s supposed to add to the music, and that’s what Scarlett did with her vocals. She’s not worried about trying to sing like Whitney Houston, Barbara Streisand or Celine Dion, she’s singing her own way, giving her vocals to what the song needs. If she wanted to sing like Celine Dion, she would, but that is not needed on this album, especially with this being an album dedicated to Tom Waits.

Everyone is trashing her vocals on one song they heard which is “Falling Down”, the one she duets with David Bowie. But you can’t judge her singing and album just on one song you heard. If you actually listened to the whole album, you may find yourself enjoying it. As for the music being performed by instruments, there’s a lot of things going on in there, a lot of instruments being played. There are mixes of synthesizers, organs, guitars, various unique international instruments you get from other countries, etc.

I just laugh when everyone says she sucks even by listening to just one “song” when they really haven’t heard anything by hers yet. I really enjoyed “Anywhere I Lay My Head”, it’s a fine album. I feel that people diss Scarlett’s music because she ‘s a movie star turned musician like all the other movie stars turned musicians that failed in music. You can’t compare her to the other movie stars turned musicians because she is way different than them. People don’t like it because her music is mellow and slow, her versions of Tom Waits songs sounds nothing like Tom Waits. People would rather hear more upbeat and fast pop songs that you hear in mainstream radio than stuff like Scarlett’s music. Movie stars turned musicians will never get successful in their music because the fact is, their fans like the actors for the films they make, they don’t really care about the music.

Movie stars turned musicians get made fun of in the industry and it’s pretty sad. If you say to these movie stars turned musicians, “Why did you become an actor first, then musician later?”, they’ll respond back with something like, “We’ve always been a musician our whole life, we just wanted to take acting seriously first”. But I’m willing to bet you, these movie stars turned musicians wanted to become famous at music but aren’t able to so they used their movie careers to get record deals. I think that’s a good and smart way to get a record deal by doing movies first.

Like her or not, Scarlett is very talented. More talented than all the other movie stars turned musicians in the past. She has something going good and I hope she continues to make more albums. I hope her next one will be original songs she writes herself.

Score for Scarlett Johansson’s “Anywhere I Lay My Head” = *** (3 stars as in good)

Kev

 

Report: Listen to Scarlett Johansson’s album in it’s entirety now…

There is a website where you can hear Scarlett Johansson’s debut album “Anywhere I Lay My Head” for free in it’s entirety before you buy it in a few weeks.

Go here to listen to the full album but you must register to hear the full tracks though:

http://www.imeem.com/scarlettjohansson

I’m going to register to that site and give it a listen today. If I like the album enough for me to buy it, I will.

Kev

 

Cool Video: The Official “Falling Down” video by Scarlett Johansson…

Here’s the official video for Scarlett Johansson’s single “Falling Down” from “Anywhere I Lay My Head”, an album full of Tom Waits covers.

Check it out:

http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/–59655778

Listeners have been trashing her vocals in a negative way in this song and I wanted to write in for her defense. I enjoy the vocals. It’s unique. Do every female singer have to sing perfect like Mariah Carey or Celine Dion?

Not everyone have to be a profesional vocalist. People don’t have to be the greatest singer in the world to have a passion of what you do. Vocals aren’t important in my opinion. I’m more about melody, the lyrics, and the song itself. I don’t care about the singing and that’s the truth.

I think Scarlett did a great job with “Falling Down” and I’m itching to hear more of her stuff. People just don’t understand the unique quality in her music. I would think that the people who didn’t like her singing in these songs don’t understand the music of Tom Waits.

Tom Waits vocals were never all that perfect and he sounds weird when he sings, Scarlett is supposed to have that same personality. Not everybody have to be a Mariah Carey or Celine Dion. Because truth be told none of those perfect singers can’t really sing for real anyway.

I respect what Scarlett is doing here and I look forward to her album when it comes out in May. She’s not a bad vocalist. My understanding is when people are trashing an artists singing, they are grabbing the listeners attention whether you like the artist or not.

Again, not everybody have to be good vocalist if you look at guys like Neil Young, Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Billy Corgan, etc. Singers who don’t even have a powerful vocal range, they just sing for the enjoyment ’cause they enjoy doing it.

I’m not great at singing vocals to my own songs but I do it anyway ’cause I enjoy doing it.

Kev

 

Thought: Scarlett Johansson could be the first successful actor turned singer…

Lets see, the Bacon Brothers failed in music. Steven Segal failed in music. Billy Bob Thornton failed in music. The same goes for Russell Crowe and Bruce Willis who are also musicians. Has there ever been a successful hollywood actor turned musician in the music industry? I don’t think there ever was.

Scarlett’s upcoming album “Anywhere I Lay My Head” has been getting a lot of buzz lately. She sings Tom Waits songs on it. And you can betcha there’s going to be plenty of die hard Tom Waits fans out there that will be curious to hear her album. Her fans of her films will also buy it definitely and David Bowie fans also. So the album will definitely sell well.

I listened to that “Falling Down” track like over 10 times yesterday and couldn’t get over how great it was, the song sent chills down my spine. Scarlett does sing for real as she did a singing segment in her film “Lost in Translation” during the karoake scenes. I never really get all that excited for upcoming music albums, but I’m looking forward to picking this one up. I’m itching to hear more songs off that album now.

Kev

 

NEW: Hear the first single off Scarlett Johansson’s new album “Anywhere I Lay My Head” featuring David Bowie NOW!!!!

You can hear the first radio single “Falling Down” that David Bowie duets with Scarlett Johansson for her debut album “Anywhere I Lay My Head” exclusively at AOL…

Listen to “Falling Down” here:

http://us.video.aol.com/player/launcher?ar=us_en_audio_748x541_full&pmmsid=2110228

It’s a fantastic song. I absolutely love it and I’m looking forward to the album. It does have a Tom Waits vibe with Bjork mixed into it. I liked Scarlett’s vocals and the song is unique.

“Anywhere I Lay My Head” hits stores May 20th.

Enjoy. 🙂
Kev