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IQ’s Obsession… Mr. Hudson!

My new obsession is Kanye West’s new BFF Mr. Hudson. Not much is known about him. I have tried to research about him but the only thing that is evident is that his real name is Ben Hudson!  He appears a proper English gent which is probably why I’m attracted to him. Blonde hair has never appealed to me; especially bleached blonde hair. But having said that, there is some mystique surrounding him. Maybe he’s strangely alluring because I never thought he would create music with any kind of R&B feel to it. It could be his Darcy posture and his slight aloofness or maybe it is because I cannot obtain his date of birth from anywhere!

Mr. Hudson’s songs are a cool, complimentary blend of R&B and indie. For this reason, I believe he is an original musical mastermind and  I hold very high estimations for him in the future. He has impressed the likes of Kanye and Jay-Z. I just hope that he can now win over the hearts of the British public and establish himself fully as an artist in his own right without having to be linked to American superstars for his success. Mr. Hudson mas made appearances on a few shows around the UK supporting Calvin Harris. I did not get tickets for any of those shows but I will be keeping my eyes open for when he tours under his own headline. Mr Hudson is the definitely the artist to watch out for in 2010!

After such a declaration, I leave you with this anthemic song There Will Be Tears on his Straight No Chaser debut album. It is hard to pick a favourite on his album but this song makes my spine tingle everytime I listen to it. Press play, sit back, close your eyes and relax!

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The Brit Awards 2009

The Brit Awards was on tonight. I haven’t watched the Brits in years. Most of the acts are voted for by pompous music critics who think that ‘out there’ artists should take home awards over popular, more mainstream artists. I was looking forward to seeing Take That’s performance of Greatest Day but I was slightly confused by their chosen theme. It was some kind of homosexual robotic outfit. I’m hoping the way they were dressed was just for the Brits, I’m seeing them at Wembley later on this year and I hope they don’t dress as stupid as that! Luckily, they were performing on a round stage descending from the ceiling to the audience. My ticket is a standing one, so it is good to see that they are likely to have a circular, central stage optimising my viewing pleasure! I believe Kings of Leon deserved their awards, they’ve been a relevant band of 2008 and I wish them well for 2009. I particularly liked that Girls Aloud won the category for Best Single. I love my pop, more so than any other genre. Take That won nothing, but I am glad that one pop group did. Girls Aloud have been going from strength to strength. I give to them more credit than the Spice Girls. The Spice Girls’ fame was like a massive explosion which died down very quickly, after their second album in fact. Girls Aloud’s success has been more consistent, they have released six albums and have released some good, all round pop songs. I have no affinity with all other award winners, some I dislike, others I’m indifferent towards and others I simply think they have a few good tunes. I do think Coldplay were at an injustice for not winning anything. They are a great, solid British band that deserved at least one win. All in all, I believe an award cannot determine how good an artist is and deem the Brit Awards as bullshit.

Here are the winners of the Brits 2009:

British Male – Paul Weller

British Female – Duffy

British Group – Elbow

British Live Act – Iron Maiden

British Single – Girls Aloud

British Album – Duffy’s Rockferry

Breakthrough Act – Duffy

International Album – Kings of Leon’s Only By The Night

International Male – Kanye West

International Female – Katy Perry

International Group – Kings of Leon

Critics’ Choice – Florence And The Machine

Outstanding Contribution – Pet Shop Boys

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