Thursday, 31 March 2011
Friday, 25 March 2011
If you've been following me you already know my thoughts on Chris Brown. And with his latest outbreak on Good Morning America it's clear he still has anger issues. Nonetheless there are a lot of stars and fans who have stayed loyal to him, much despite the fact he laid the smack down on Riri. Personally I think the whole thing is crazy. Take for example the whole Cheryl Cole and Ashley situation. Ashley Cole cheats. Everyone hates Ashley. Britain loves Cheryl.
Anyway, here's the new video. I like it a lot, but still think Chris Brown is a right numpty and a lot of girls are crazy for brushing off his actions. Be a different story if it happened to you.
The Far East Movement appeared from nowhere with their club banger 'Like A G6'. With news of a new Snoop Dogg album, the Dogg himself is making the right moves in terms of collaborations on this track and the infectious Bijou Club dancefloor favouite 'Black & Yellow' by Wiz Khalifa. Check out the brand new video by the Far East Movement below.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
(Pictured: Jsky, second from the right)
The night began in Living Room at a table booked out for the Bijou lot. Myself (Jsky), Sarah Lawrence, Sophie Reade, Elicia Davies (Miss Manchester '11), Munis and Craig Bramall started off on our first bottle of Grey Goose and mixers. Everyone from The Manchester Scene seemed to be on it...few familiar faces reappearing here and there to say hello.....few ballers, Stephen Beech, Kel El, Fiston Hoyi....even Mikey Fisher was in town!
When we got to Bijou Club I saw another old time friend, Marcquelle Ward. Long time no see. The local paparrazzi were onto the scent of the party already and were outside the club as we entered. The night was sponsored by boohoo.com so the girls were stopped for a quick photo in front of the Boohoo backdrop upon entering. As well as being the official Chase & Status afterparty, Jodie O'Conner of Roll Deep fame performed and Boohoo.com's very own Umar Kamani celebrated his birthday. Also celebrating her birthday was the beautiful Hannah Jobe.
As per usual all the men were sniffing around Nicole Bailey like Pepé Le Pew chasing the pussy (pardon the pun). Daryl Doolan, my brother from another mother gets caught on camera trying to feel her booty and Adam Hogg gets a major Jsky style cockblock in this week's episode below. Rising UK Hip Hop artist Pisees was also in the building, as well as the stunning Merabi model Ally Wood who used to feature heavily back in the day when Mode was Vogue. Thomas Groom and Ash Harrison shared a bro-matic moment at the bar, and Matt Peacock hid from the camera as best as he could as the night went into full swing.
From Bijou Club I proceeded to an afterparty with Michael Al-Iskalachi and Luca Havern. I snook away though as Sarah Lawrence and Chris Moore were driving back from dropping a friend at the airport and had a Maccys breakfast with them. I thanked them for saving my life; the things we say after a few drinks. One naughty sausage and egg mcmuffin later and we were en route to Leftbank Apartments, Spinningfields where we would discover Craig Bramall passed out on a mattress on the floor. Messy night. I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror..."what the f*ck i have come as!?".....pink eyelashes, purple hair, pink nails, jeggings.....have a word and head take a wobble.....definitely taxi time and to take off this look.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Stephen Bracken, of the Dynamite Hosts (www.dynamitehosts.co.uk) has made it to the cover of next months edition of Men's Health in Germany. Huge congratulations, and I look forward to seeing him next time I venture to another Swanky's Party. This isn't the first time Stephen has made it to the front cover of a Men's Health magazine though is it.....;).
Saturday, 19 March 2011
As part of the new adidas re-branding a competition is taking place to find a reporter with a passion for music or sport. Obviously music rules my life so I entered with the below. All entries must be less than 100 characters. Apply at adidas.com/areyouin - click.
Music has saved my life. Music is my life. It's the thing in my head that gets me through the day at work. It's the thing that drives me to look forward to the weekend. It makes me question, and it gives me answers. It gives me passion and makes me take chances. Gives me strength when I need it most and helps me open up when I'm far too closed. Without it, we are just instruments.
Thursday, 17 March 2011
I knew it would only be so long until disgusting people like this begun to crawl out. I'm sorry but this is not Christianity. Christianity amongst other religions is based on Love. What this troll is spouting out is heartless. She is putrid inside and out. It would be a completely different story if she were struggling in Japan. Nothing makes her, or you and I more special than the people of Japan right now. The only thing that separates us is luck, and that is why we should all do what we can.
The Black Eyed Peas are a long way from the band they used to be, which I guess is a good and a bad thing. Like them or not, you definitely cannot argue that they are indeed a force to be reckoned with. Check out their latest video below which was filmed in Japan a week prior to the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
It was reported that Nate Dogg, government name Nathaniel D. Hale passed away yesterday. The cause of death is still unknown, but Nate Dogg suffered from strokes in 2007 and in 2008. The 2007 stroke left the artist paralyzed on his left side, and 9 months later had the second stroke. Toward the end of his life, Nate Dogg spent a lot of time at in medical rehab facilities undergoing physical therapy in an effort to get his mobility back.
The entertainer was part of the highly successful hip hop crew the Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips which includes Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger. On Twitter, Snoop wrote the following about his friend:
“We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. I love u buddy luv. U will always b wit me 4ever n a day.”
I know he only features on the chorus, but when I think of Nate Dogg my first thought is of this tune. He made it what it is and it brings back so many memories of house parties growing up at High School for me. Life is precious.
Adapted from LoveBScott.com
Hey everyone! Well...I working through the long list of crap events I get invited to on Facebook (no offense) and one event stood out....'Facebook is Hiding You'. I clicked it to see what it was all about. It turns out that the reason why I was no longer in the loop with my distant friends was in fact down to a Facebook update which only shows people I have interacted with in the last 2 weeks on my newsfeed.
This can be changed though....by editing your options so your newsfeed includes all your friends. Viola!
A full step by step can by found at FB is hiding you - URGENT MESSAGE - click.
(Pictured: Nicole Bailey, Jsky, Jade Saleh on the VIP Terrace)
Munis kills it with his dance moves! Nicole Bailey gets grafted on! Jade Saleh lights up the VIP bar! Matt Peacock saved from hitting the floor by Jamie Waite! Manc-in-ell! Stay tuned folks....
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
The Story of Saturday Night: The Calm Before The Storm, Geek Boys Get Giddy + Nicole Bailey's Dress Drama
The night started slowly. From the outset, I had been defeated by a dress. Nicole Bailey had a new dress to wear to host Religion in, but the zip was jammed. We eventually got the zip to close but a gaping hole popped open in the middle. I gave up hope because I started to get a bead on (a bead of sweat on my forehead that is). No good getting moist at the start of a night ey. I sounded like a right p*ssy at work though on Monday when I had to explain that the bruise on my finger was from outfit drama.
Craig Bramall was running late with our vodka for the table, so myself (Jsky), Nicole, Munis, and Jade Saleh helped ourselves to a complimentary bottle of Bijou Shots. Only thing was we didn't realize that it was intended to have as shots, and we unobservantly topped our glasses like a child making Vimto. Being the lightweight that I am, I was well on the way.
I always like to enjoy my nights out at Bijou in stages; starting the night off at our table, observing the new crowd and catching up with friends, followed by dancing and vip pesting. This night played similar suite, and in a blaze of energy the Geek boys (Bradley Howard, Matt Peacock) and the Tongue N Cheek lads (Jamie Watie, Liam O'Dywer) injected the party atmosphere the night was waiting for.
The night got messy. Saffy Bux made a surprise appearance which I loved. Her Bij-inity was broken (Bijou virginity that is). Nicole Bailey was grafted on by 90% of the men in there (had to ask myself the next morning if even I was one of them). I remember Matt Peacock kept tw*tting me in the chest...BLAM! Proper wrecked as well it did; have you seen his guns! Third time he did it my b*stard chain broke. Grr lol. Wore brown shoes out and they got trodden all over and all. Not to worry though, they look vintage now ;). Funniest thing ever, Matt Peacock picking Munis up and tossing him in the air (pardon the pun) on the VIP terrace. Munis is only little though but he was literally centimetres from cracking his head on the roof. Gotta be careful boys.
I bailed out early again (bout 5ish). Had to be up early to model for Angelo Vallilo in Nottingham from after lunch. Beauty sleep was needed. More on that follow...
Saturday, 12 March 2011
I love me some Carlton Delingo! If you don't know, get to know. Bijou Club resident DJ as well as my very own Grace night DJ (which will return again!). This guy has literally taken over The Manchester Scene in the last year or so DJing at Circle, Boutique, Entourage, etc. Check out his latest mix for Manchester's hottest night....Religion.
NEW VIDEO FOOTAGE! Last Saturday....Seconds After Sarah's Hair Caught Fire! + FLASHBACK Darlene video!
Found some footage on the Blackberry from last Saturday, literally seconds after the whole hair catching fire incident. Also, check out the YouTube video of Sarah as Darlene back in the day on Hollyoaks (haha don't kill me!). Just getting ready for another super Saturday at the legendary Bijou Club. I wonder what will happen in tonight's episode.....
You can't deny a beautiful woman, no matter who you are. She has a similar look to Eva Longoria, but she also has a familiar face as she tried out of for Making The Band 3 and the Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search For the Next Doll. Check out her solo debut below (you don't even need to press mute).
Is it any wonder so many suffer with body dysmorphic disorder when there are magazines like this (and others) giving out a false illusion of true health and beauty. The title of the magazine today under scrutiny is 'Healthy', so why have such a heavily air brushed picture as the cover. I know there are far worse examples of photo's air brushed to death, and I'm not saying that touching up photo's is necessarily a bad thing to do. I just worry when this is a health based magazine. A few Holland & Barrett products surely can't make your skin, eyes and hair look like this can they....
It's clear the only "Anti-Ageing Prescription' here is a bit of Photoshop CS5.
Friday, 11 March 2011
Last Saturday was one of those nights that you just don't forget. Amongst the many faces was model Rhian Sugden (who I hadn't seen for ages!) looking lovely as ever. Check out some of her best shots below (@Rhianmarie if you're on the Twitter hype).
Check out my friend Sara (Miss Manchester 2009) in her latest shoot with Pic Fx. Schmoking! A lot of girls seem to be under the mis-interpretation that anyone can model by flashing the odd boob or so (and yeah some tits do look 'odd'). Sara on the other hand knows how do 'sexy' without looking 'slutty'....and yes there is a BIG difference (namely an erection). Follow her on Twitter @SaraBeverley.
He may have passed away, but his music will continue to live on. There is no way to sum up just how much Micheal Jackson has changed the world and music for everyone around the globe. Check out the latest Michael Jackson video since his passing below.
Dilemma is one of those tracks that really take you back to the days when R&B could be laid back and still do well in the charts. After the Grammy award winning success of their previous collaboration they were always going to work together again. Check out the new video below. Although it can never do what has been done, there's no denying that this is a nice track.
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Kelly Rowland has been on quite a journey of self discovery since her days of Destiny's Child. Since leaving manager Matthew Knowles (Beyonce's Dad) to pursue a career of her own making she has energised dancefloors across the globe smashing out tracks 'When Love Takes Over', 'Commander' and 'Forever And A Day'. Well, it's getting close to 3rd album time, and the rumoured next single is welcome trip back to the old Kelly (in the makings of Dilemma). I think the remix is cooler though. See what you think.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
There's no denying that at times Usher comes across as slightly arrogant in his interviews and performances. Whilst his singles and albums have always been consistently good, during his more up-tempo performances his vocals have struggled to deliver as well as on recordings (in particular with performances of 'OMG'). This is a track I do get excited over on nights out. It's easy to be won over by Usher as he continually delivers and has earned himself an impressive record of hits. Check out the video for his latest single 'More' below.
Monday, 7 March 2011
I can't lie, I've been a 'love muffin' since way back in my University days. I watched B Scott grow to the success he is in America, but I'm guessing hardly any of my mates still know who he is (oh yeah that's right, that's a man!). He now has a super successful youtube channel, hot gossip website, radio show and features on top shows such as Tyra Banks.
And now he is getting ready to release his debut track 'Kiss Kiss'. Even if it was crap I would still love it. But it's actually amazing and hope it's a smash! Get into this and also check out the classic B Scott video below, 'Ho Have a Seat'.
You already how much I buzz off this rising star! Bags of confident and 100% positive attitude. Check out her new video below and let's continue to watch her grow. Excited about her possible role in the re-make of Annie (see Jan jskychat post).
Do you think you have what it takes to become the next Matt Cardle, Alexandra Burke or Leona Lewis? Don’t fear if you didn’t manage to submit a paper application by the February 11 deadline, for open auditions kick off across the country this month to find another X Factor star!
As with the paper applications, you must be at least 16 years of age at the time of your audition. Those aged between 16 and 18 will also need the permission of their parents or legal guardians.
To audition simply prepare a couple of good tracks to perform a cappella for the show’s producers and turn up to one of the following locations at 9AM:
March 6th and 7th: London, O2
March 9th: Glasgow SECC
March 12th: Liverpool Echo
March 20th: Birmingham NEC
March 26th: Manchester Old Trafford Stadium
April 9th: Cardiff City Stadium
Be prepared for a long wait and a long day! You’ll also take part in filming the many crowd shots that will eventually end up on this series’ audition shows.
Read more: http://xfactor.tellymix.co.uk/2011/auditions/27033-the-x-factor-2011-auditions-open-audition-venues-and-dates.html#ixzz1FxCf01VH
Anti-Mode/Bijou protesters often allege that we don't know how to party. That we never let our hair down. That we're all fake. Well, anyone that managed to get in on Saturday will know that this couldn't be further from the truth. Doors were closed shortly after midnight as we had simply outdone capacity.
We started off at Living Room, Deansgate with a table booked out for us to begin celebrating Sarah Lawrence's birthday. To begin with there was myself (Jsky), Regan (Snog, Marry, Avoid), Sophie Reade (Big Brother), Sara Beverly Jones (Miss Manchester 2009) and of course the birthday girl Sarah Lawrence (Hollyoaks). Matt Peacock, Fiston Hoyi, Samii Darnley, Munis, Amy Ramsey, Richard Fleeshman, Rhian Sugden, Scott and Ryan Thomas pursued to Bijou Club where the party went into full swing.
The bottles were literally flowing, especially after a collision with Matt Peacock resulted in Grey Goose spilling out all over my flares. There was no way I was moving from the table until my legs were dry. I was far too drunk to let people think I had wet myself or elaborate further than "Matt wet me!".
We did run into a little bit of table drama before-hand as some guys were under the impression they could claim squatters rights on our table as we hadn't turned up yet and refused to move. One guy even started on little old Munis. Matt Peacock being the hero that he is stepped right in to defend him. I remember hearing one guy saying "What's it got to do with you", the sort of prick comment you expect from someone who thinks that it is okay to start on gay people as surely no straight guy will step in. Matt's response was priceless "F*ck off or I'll knock you out". And he meant it. Low and behold the cowards backed off. Matt Peacock saves the gay.
Sparklers arose as Sarah Lawrence's cake made it's way to the table. Camera's flashing, everyone singing, all eyes on the gorgeous birthday girl in a little red dress. However sparks caught hold of her hair and the bottom right caught alight and began to spread, fast! Matt Peacock's faster than fast hands put out the flames before Lawrence barely even notices.
I left Bijou with Adam Jones, Munis, Nicole Bailey and some random lads, and took a taxi to 235 casino. There we bumped into Tom Curle, Adam Bailey, Ash Harrison and a few others. An hour or so of pesting later and myself, Munis and Nicole snook off to Stephen Beech's pad to see how the afterparty was doing. I grabbed a pepsi from the fridge as I needed to start sobering up. I checked the time: 06:47. I booked a taxi home. I was to sing in a showcase at 1:30pm. Definitely time to call it a night.
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Adele really seems to be all the rage right now, with even the henchest of guys and hard-faced of gals falling victim to the sweet sounds of 'Someone Like You'. Good songs really are timeless and as music seems to progress, increasingly fewer tracks seem to have a quality about them that makes them 'cover-worthy'. See what you think of this cover anyway.
Hey guys/gals! My friend Ola Ademola (of Paris Hilton's British Best Friend) is in the running for International Beach Babe 2011. Absolutely love this girl, and even if I was to be unbiased I still reckon she would easily get my vote ahead of the other girls nominated. Let's help a friend :) and vote: http://beachbabe2011.internationalvoting.net - click.
Friday, 4 March 2011
I've been excited about this song hitting the clubs in Manchester for a while now. Infectious, and very much in the makings of a new classic holiday anthem. People, get into this!
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
A new promo video for team Tongue in Cheek's latest party to hit the north has emerged; Stolen Soul at Suburbia, Cheshire. Sublime, chilled, exuding effortless style and charisma. There are new ways to be cool and this night seems to capture the very essence of that fact. For guestlist enquires get in touch with @jamiewaite on Twitter.
Merabi by Nadine Merabi as of late, has gone from strength to strength with celebrities and models alike taking a keen liking to the custom made dress making skills by fellow Manchester scene friend. Her recent Fashion TV catwalk show was a huge success and her shop on Deansgate is looking good to open to general public soon. Now she is she looking a budding fashionista to work as her personal assistant. See below job description. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person.
"I need an assistant to aid me with my growing fashion label.
I need someone who has
experience in fashion and designing as well as being able to hand and machine sew. Also to manage my website, e-mails, facebook and appointment bookings.
The ideal candidate would see it as an apprenticeship. Someone who is studying or studied fashion and looking to get into the fashion industry.
It would be 3 days a week which would be flexible but when I have a show or a shoot you'd have to be available. Hours would be 11am-5pm and pay would be £8 per hour.
If you are interested and think you can fill the position, please e-mail me your c.v to firstname.lastname@example.org
The new Willow Smith video is looking very promising. The sound to this track is not as adult as with 'Whip My Hair'. My guess is that the Willow haters will now say she is just too cheese (as opposed to singing lyrics which are 'too much' for her age'). I'm partial to a bit of cheese myself though. See excerpt below for a behind the scenes preview of the new video.