Asrai Devin- the Maven of Mischief

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Things I dislike: names dropping in music

I noticed this phenomena the other day. Not name dropping other artissts, but name dropping the person singing. It’s mostly in duets, but the occasional artist will name themselves (or Jagger).


Shakira and Beyonce in Beautiful Liar. (I like the song)

Justin Beiver and Nicki Minaj in Beauty and the Beat (also Nicki Minaj in Super Bass).

J-Lo ft. Pitbull in Get on The Floor.

I found a whole list of songs who reference OTHER bands/artists etal. You can read that list here:

I think it’s just such a weird trend. Every time it happens I think “well no one is ever going to remake that song”. And then I realize that hopefully, none of these songs that I’m listening to are going to be considered decent listening in 10 years. I’m still coming to terms with 90’s music being called “classic”. I am not that old for my music to be CLASSIC Rock already. no no no.

Any music trends that bug you? Or that you like?

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Things I’m obessed with: I Found You by The Wanted

I know it’s pop. I know it’s a boy band. But I am in love with the song.

Alright confession. I love the video as well.

Totally hot when he kisses her and she’s totally into it and then he grabs the key, winks at her and takes off.

Also it makes me think of Gabriel, who is the hero of the book I am working on.

What can I say about Gabe? He’s self-assured, he’s sweet, he’s generous, but he has some moments of imperfection. He screwed it up with Shanna five years ago, and she’s not too willing to let him have a second try to break her heart.

I think if I watch this a few more times Nathan Sykes MAY invade my dreams. I’m attracted and repelled at the same time.


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I make art

I have a two year old, so it’s not a big surprise that the Red Guy, Elmo is pretty big in our house. And with a nine year old, pop music is also pretty big.

There are days I think I need to either invest in earplugs or my own mp3 player.

My son will watch this video dozens of times in a row if I let him. After a handful, I have to stop the madness.

Any Elmo fans?

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Songs you can’t understand

I’ve noticed there are a lot of people who enjoy listening to music they cannot understand. Be it Celtic, French, Indian, Spanish or another of the many languages.

I first heard this song on Little Big Planet, which in itself is a post.  The song is in Spanish. It’s a pretty catchy little tune. Here is a link to the lyrics and a translation of the lyrics into English.

It always drive me crazy when these types of songs get stuck in my head, I cannot walk around singing them, because I don`t know the actual words. Yet I can hear them.

Are there songs you enjoy that  you cannot understand the words to? What do you do when it gets stuck in your head?

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Oh the 80’s

I don’t recall a lot of the 80’s I was born in  1981, so I was only in elementary school. I had a tiny electric piano that I loved to death, I don’t know how much time I spent playing with it (probably less then I recall because I didn’t know how to play the piano). But it had a demo song and it was “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” A year or two I stumbled upon the video for this song.

I’ll embed it at the end. If you watch it know you’ll lay on the floor laughing yourself to death before you read what I have to say.

That is if George Micheal‘s shorts don’t make you gouge your eyes out or you don’t go blind from the colours, the hair and the black light. And the hat. I guess George Micheal’s partner Andrew Ridgley just go back from a safari and forgot to take his hat off.

I don’t usually indulge in gossip (unless someone will listen) but was there actually a time when people thought George Micheal was straight?  I see a lot of similarities of his dance moves to say Ricky Martin. Plus he was very pretty.

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Useless records

I recall pouring over Guinness Book of World Records at various times in the 90s. Some of the records were interesting, some were funny and some you just wondered why people would do that.

I give you a 10 of the most useless records on

10. Most times kicked self in the head in 15 seconds.

I just really dont know what to say.He did it 24 times.

9. Most x-box cases balanced on a head.

As opposed to DVD cases, Wii cases or any other type of plastic case. It is 11.

8. Largest Snapple Bottle Collection

As seen on A&Es Hoarders? 269

7. Most newspaper articles mentioning ones full name

Did you really need to share with the world you were in the newspaper 20 times? Not sure if letters to the editor should really count? And the Sun newspaper is closer to a tabloid then news printer.

6. Most pencil taps on a flute book

Im not impressed by this. No mention of a time limit. Do you just tap til you get bored or your hand cramps up? If I beat the record does it  have to be on a flute book?

5. Most URLs tattooed on a body

Should we be impressed by the way this guy ruined his body for no reason? I think a t-shirt with an advertisement would be a better way to get money. Besides URLs change so fast, half of those probably don’t exist anymore.

4.Most graphic novels balanced on a head while wearing a Bobba Fett helmet.

I would be more impressed if it was encyclopedias. Although they don’t make those anymore.

3.Largest pile of snails.

Where do you even get 56 snails from?

2. Most people jumping invisible rope

Well good for you, you lined up 31 of your friends in a hallway and you jumped at the same time. I’d be more impressed if they jumped an ACTUAL rope.

1. All of the Highest Score on any game on any level.

No one cares but you and your friends. I promise. Even Angry Birds.

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