February 7, 2007
I’m not going to pretend like I don’t like Avril Lavigne or I’m too indie for that kind of stuff, cause I think she’s created some fantastic pop songs. She hasn’t ever topped “Complicated” but if one of her singles came up on the radio, I wouldn’t be one to turn away. If you forget about the skate-punk angry teenager attitude she’s always portraying, then you start to realize that the songs aren’t that bad.
Avril’s new song is called “Girlfriend” and while most of the song is still straight-up super-catchy guitar-pop there’s an interesting bridge in the middle that strips the sound down to a beat, handclaps, and some shout/sung vocals (Tony Basil, anyone?). I’m all up for Avril to shift towards the urban side a little more and seeing that people behind Lady Sov are also helping out with songwriting on this album, it’s a definite possibility.
There’s quite a bit of hype going into this new season of Lost (I consider what we saw in the fall it’s own “mini-season”), and I’m buying into it in a big way. In preparation for “Not in Portland”, which is the first others-based flashback story, here’s a some news excerpts and video clips.
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, here’s a couple teases for tonight’s episode (click here for more):
-The first line in the episode is ”Hello,” and it is uttered by one of the most menacing and mysterious characters in the Lost verse.
– For the second straight episode, there is a fleeting yet conspicuous reference to the name ”Jacob.” This time, the context is decidedly religious.
Here’s part of an interview with Damon and Cuse talking about the skeletons found in the beginning of the Season 1:
CUSE: The answer to that question goes to the nature of the timeline of the island. We don’t want to say too much about it, but there are a couple Easter eggs embedded in [the Feb. 7 episode], one of which is an anagram that actually sheds some light on the skeletons and hints at a larger mythological mystery that will start to unfold later in the season.
LINDELOF: There were certain things we knew from the very beginning. Independent of ever knowing when the end was going to be, we knew what it was going to be, and we wanted to start setting it up as early as season 1, or else people would think that we were making it up as we were going along. So the skeletons are the living — or, I guess, slowly decomposing — proof of that. When all is said and done, people are going to point to the skeletons and say, ”That is proof that from the very beginning, they always knew that they were going to do this.”
Finally, go to lostblog.net for video interviews with the cast/producers that made dropped some significant clues for what to expect this season (very droolworthy).