Yesterday a 16-year-old girl had a whole club hold its breath as she, alone on a stage glowing with dimmed lights, played the piano and sang of lost teenage love. Wearing a simple white dress, Swedish Amanda Mair shared with us the pain and beauty of an innocent first love. Time flew past as she served us delicate ballads decorated with perfectly hit high notes and when the crowd requested one more song, she returned to sing one she had already performed. But only after her dad had snuck in backstage to give her his support.
Amanda Mair may be too young to enter Debaser Slussen on any other occasion, but it didn't stop her from blowing her entire, much older, crowd away last night. This young lady will go far.
Here's Amanda Mair performing on Swedish Morning TV:
Stole this one from one of my fave blogs, Lads On Tour. My old pal Dean is doing a great job with the Horizon boys and I'd say it's about time someone appreciates all the backstage work that goes on on tour. Guitar geeks, don't stop dreaming - one day your passion might get you this far.
Now for bed and the rerun of last night's The Rock Show.
Britney joins Rihanna for some s&m. Not that much of a shocker maybe but do check out YouTube or iTunes for the new collaboration, it aint too bad.
Also, the interview with Miss I Love The Smell Of It featured in the latest issue of The Rolling Stone is phenomenal. Get it today and make sure you don't miss the report on Afghanistan, though don't read it too late if you want a good night's sleep.
Britney Spears premières her new video for "Till The World Ends" and takes it back to her signature dark roots. With a video free from sickening advertisement for some fatal perfume no one wants anyway, she gives us a futuristic underground version of the saucy "I'm A Slave For You" and literally spice(s it) up (your life?) with crashing sky scrapers and DJs in studded vests spinning laser decks. Despite those oh so forced and awkward sex/kiss/tongue scenes it is nice to see good old Britney on true from again.