Mar 132012

If you really think about it, Britney Spears‘ “Toxic” — released as the second single off of her fourth album, In the Zone — isn’t just another shallow dance track. Sure, it may have broken the top ten of Billboard‘s Hot 100 and hit number one on its Pop and Dance/Club Play Songs charts back in 2004. But if you strip away its fast tempo and electrobeats, it becomes a song all about the dangers of love so strong, it’s addictive. Thankfully, the world has LA-based singer-songwriter Christopher Dallman to show us how truly sobering Britney Spears tracks can be when performed the right way. Continue reading »

Dec 022011

They Say It’s Your Birthday celebrates an artist’s special day with other people singing his or her songs. Let others do the work for a while. Happy birthday!

They do say it’s my birthday. To which my go-to retort is, “Yep, me and Britney Spears.” Though the Princess of Pop Insanity owned December 2 since before I was born (girlfriend is turning The Big 3-0 today, while I’m not quite there yet…), our shared special day has cast its shadow on mine since she pranced down the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” high school hallway in those pigtail braids a dozen years ago. Continue reading »