One wrote: 'Finally someone with dark circles! I'm not alone anymore [laughing while crying emoji] she's so confident with her dark circles. I hate mine, can't leave the house without makeup and one of the reasons why is that I'VE NEVER seen anyone in the showbiz with it. so I could never see myself in any of the artists. … [Read more...] about Make-up free Bebe Rexha shares her tips for covering dark circles under eyes and is praised by fans for being so open: ‘She’s so confident!’
Stars your eyes song
Pulp Different Class (1995) From the pie-eyed field-ravers of Sorted for E’s and Wizz to the poverty tourist in Common People, via the crushing first-love-anthem Disco 2000, this is a masterclass in colour-saturated storytelling. Pulp’s pop theatrics set the stage for a cast of movingly real characters. Listen to Common People … [Read more...] about Song lines: five of the best storytelling albums
Harriet Gibsone The songs on my dad's car compilations send me back to childhood summers trapped on the motorway. Every June, the Gibsones made an eight-hour pilgrimage from Essex to Edinburgh to see our extended relatives, the family Ford hurtling up the A1 like a jukebox on wheels. These meticulously crafted tapes were planned weeks in advance. To steady his nerves for the mammoth drive, Dad would ease into a mix of 50s and 60s rock'n'roll featuring Del Shannon, Bobby Vee and Buddy Holly, before the haunting girl group ballads of the Shirelles and the Crystals chimed as the first pangs of boredom set in. He specifically chose music to get lost in; we daydreamed to Roy Orbison's In Dreams and Jeff Buckley's Lilac Wine. The one band that most potently evokes these summers is Crowded House. Each of their hits is a glorious burst of melody and unexpected melancholy. I remember Four Seasons In One Day ("Worlds above and worlds below/ The sun shines on the black clouds hanging over the … [Read more...] about The songs that soundtrack summer
LeBron's squad: (Back Row) John Wall, Paul George, Kevin Love, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kemba Walker. (Middle Row) Jama Mahlalela, Nick Nurse, Dwane Casey, Rex Kalamian (Front Row) Goran Dragic, Bradley Beal, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo, and DeMarcus Cousins of Team LeBron pose for a portrait … [Read more...] about ‘I honestly tried my best’: Fergie apologizes for her bizarre and widely ridiculed rendition of the National Anthem at NBA All-Star game
Her 1969 hit Fancy, recorded with Rick Hall in Muscle Shoals, seemed autobiographical. Gentry never said as much, but the sassy story of a girl who “might have been born just plain white trash but Fancy was my name ... and I ain’t done bad” sounded like a sly confession-cum-celebration. What’s more, the smoky, bordello-set painting on the album cover was a self-portrait. So was the painting on the cover of 1971’s Patchwork, this time with Gentry sitting on the stoop of a southern shack, looking out into the distance. Patchwork turned out to be her last album to date. Although she was finally given a production credit on it (something artists didn’t usually get, even if they had produced or co-produced), the album didn’t sell, despite being her most cohesive set of songs. Among them was Your Number One Fan, a dig at her more crazily devoted supporters that would create a blizzard of social media fury if it were written today. That and the … [Read more...] about Bobbie Gentry: whatever happened to the trailblazing queen of country?