Crack that Whip!! Is it Devo or Vevo?

Google is at it again to Crack that Whip! You know the Devo song? Well this is Vevo, a YouTube and Universal Music venture.

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Devo

Devo

This new Google venture is a premium music and video site called Vevo.  This advertiser sponsored site will be set to launch in a few months. Google states that the videos will be of a more professional quality less grainy than the ones that are on YouTube presently.

So far artists such as U2, 50 Cent and Kanye West will have their videos sponsored on the site.

I knew they weren’t finished with YouTube when they bought it, lol!

Two more star icons moving on!

 

 

It seems that I have been blogging for a few days about celebrities health issues. Well today we are faced with yet two more deaths in the celebrity icon world.

Oscar-winning soul singer Isaac Hayes who, along with Al Green, James Brown and Stevie Wonder, was one of the dominant black artists in the early 1970s, died in Memphis on Sunday. He was 65. We all know him for the movie “Shaft” he was the singer that made the theme song for the movie. I remember watching it and thought it was really some great P.I. stuff.  Eventhough Samuel Jackson played a more up todate and modern figure Shaft, in the more recent version, my mind still went back the orginal version.

Issac Hayes

Then there is Bernie Mac who was in the hospital being treated for phenoumia died this past Saturday. Bernie Mac blended style, authority and a touch of self-aware bluster to make audiences laugh as well as connect with him. For Mac, who died Saturday at age 50, it was a winning mix, delivering him from a poor childhood to stardom as a standup comedian, in films including the casino heist caper “Ocean’s Eleven” and his acclaimed sitcom “The Bernie Mac Show.”

 

Bernie Mac

 

Both men will be missed as they had much to contribute to our entertainment of music and comedy.

 

R.I.P. Gentlemen!