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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Connetta- The World Is My Lobster

Connetta- The World Is My Lobster

Anyone can knock out an album cover, who can write a review for an album that does not exist....?

Conetta- The World Is My Lobster

Hailing from New York (with plenty of Italy thrown in) this debut from alt-pop gal Connetta (born Connie Manzettta) is at once as quixotic as it is exotic.

With her flair for quick, simple tunes and lyrics that are as funny as they are poignant, Connetta immediately stands above other so called competitors in her so called peer group- why? She doesn't care for the trappings and formulas for stardom. You get the feeling she would play to five as happily as 50,000. For Connetta it's apparent that it's about allowing herself the freedom to be herself.

Still confused? Try listening to "My Red Tricycle" and tell me you are not caught up in the simplicity and beauty of a child's favourite toy. On "It Wasn't Me, It was The Other Three" a blame shift in the manner of George W Bush's failures in Iraq come to mind. I'm no wiser after 10 listens to "Who's The Real Elmo Anyway?" but it has something to do with Facebook banning, Gene Simmons and That Phonecall. "Not Another Fucking Meme" is a light hearted look at the minutes of your life wasted on pointless social networking sites responding to mindless tags and is absolute pop perfection- right down to the people tagged in the liner notes.

In a world where a critic is supposed to be a cynic Connetta takes that frown and turns it upside down- without a hint of cliché.


9.5./10
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1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random... Read More”
or click en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 - Post it to FB with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in.

posted by thr at 11:00 pm

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