Archive for February 7th, 2007

“Hey Ya” by Charlie Brown

Impressively well done video cover of Outcast’s “Hey Ya” song.

N800’s FM Radio and Fergie

Heh, what do you know? Just like the Nokia 770 with its initially non-announced hardware feature of having a microphone on board, the N800 actually has an FM radio! Apparently the radio application leaked from someone at Nokia and now everyone is raving about it in the Maemo-related forums. It even has applet support so you can tune in and control the radio right from the main screen of the device.

I was testing the capability and so I was tuned into a random local station. They were playing rap/hip-hop music and as I am not into this kind of music at all I was not paying much attention… But then a song with an extremely sweet melody came around and I got hooked on it immediately. A bit of googling around revealed that the artist is called Fergie, she is an ex-BlackEyedPeas member, and the song is called “Glamorous”. This is the 3rd single from her first solo album but the video is brand new although already posted on YouTube. I found a few more samples of her music on YouTube, and I liked what I heard. Her album “The Dutchess” will probably be the first hip-hop/R&B CD album we will ever buy in this house in our next Amazon shopping spree.

The song has very nice lyrics that she obviously wrote them herself (she co-wrote and co-produced her album, so she is not just a pretty face/voice):

I got problems up to here,
I got people in my ear,
telling me these crazy things that I don’t wanna know (Fuck ya’ll),
I got money in the bank and I’d really like to thank,
all them fans I’d like thank, thank you really though,
cause I remember yesterday when I dreamt about the days when I’d rock on MTV, that’d be really dope
Damn, it’s been a long road and the industry is cold
I’m glad my daddy told me so, he let his daughter know.