Friday, 28 May 2010

TOP 5: Lee DeWyze Performances

Once in a while, I will write something about in Top 5. This week, is about our new American Idol, Lee Dewyze. He is the second American Idol contestant I support to ever win the final (the other is David Cook). So, I will write about the Top 5 songs that made me support him throughout the show....

No. 5: Hinder - Lips of an Angel
To me, this is one of the best song of the 2000s. And after impressed me with the performance a week before (refer No. 4), he needed to impress me again. After he performed it, I said, "This is the guy I'm gonna support, even though he looked nervous on stage."

No. 4: Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
It was a boring male week, I was wondering that Simon was right that this season's gong will go to the female. I was so bored I almost fell asleep, that night was flat. At the end, he came out, did his rendition of Chasing Cars, Simon said it saved the night, he was right. And you know what, that felt like David Cook, the first "daring" contestant on the show.

No. 3: Duet with Crystal Bowersox - Falling Slowly
This season is one of the dullest I must admit, no one ever wanted to take a risk and no one is competing with one another. That Movie Theme week was one of the worst week I've seen, but it was saved by two duet performances, one with Casey James and Mike Lynche, another was Crystal and our Idol, Lee.

No. 2: Frank Sinatra - That's Life
One of the greatest thing in American Idol is that you can see contestant singing music's great and sometimes make it new, current and appeal to the new generations. On the Frank Sinatra Week, Lee's rendition of That's Life made the two lady judges, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen Degeneres made a bold claim that he was the person to win it (during TOP 5!!!)

No. 1: Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (Simon Cowell's Choice)
Hate him or not, Simon Cowell is the right person in American Idol. He knows what he is doing, beside judging the show (giving honest and evil comments to contestants), he knows what kind of songs to choose for contestants. He is almost spot on on every choices... In his final selection before leaving the show, he chose Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah for Lee, which I think is one of the main highlight of the season.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

This is the Future

Yes, it's a car

Wait... Don't close this blog, don't think "It's just another Petrolhead topic".... I mean it, this might be the most important innovation for the next century.

Why you ask this is the most important car for the future. Well, this car might be the solution to replace our petrol, really. As we all know that petrol supplies will come to an end eventually and we (human) are gas guzzlers, using fuel even for switching on the lights. If petrol really runs out, the world will be halted and nothing will move.

This car, the Honda FCX Clarity is powered by hydrogen, the most abundant element of the universe, it will never run out. It is dangerous, but they have found a way to contain the hydrogen and not making it explode, it's already two years it came out, yet no accidents have been reported as of today.

You might ask, "Why not use a Hybrid or an electric car?". The answer is Hybrid cars still use petrol and got carbon emission. "Electric car is zero carbon dioxide, why not use electric cars?" Electric cars is still a very weak solution, you can only drive for a bit more than 40 miles and the next thing you know is the car stopped on its track and will take 3-5 hours to really fully charged up and go for another 40 miles. Do you want to be restricted to that range? I don't think so. Besides, where are all those electricity comes from? Power Plant, and those power plants largely use fuel as well, not a very smart idea. The FCX operate just like a petrol car, you fill up the tank, drive like 400-500 km and stop at a Hydrogen pumps station and fill up again for another 500 km of journey, and it is zero emission, it produce the stuff we use everyday, H2O (water). How great was that!!!

It might be scarce at the moment, but this technology is backed by the US government, especially the governator, who is a very "green" man (no, not the Hulk). Currently, Honda leases out cars to residents of California as an experiment to tested out the technology and Californian Government set up hydrogen station around the state to help the experiment as well. If the car test really go well, it might be the solution for the future of motoring, we can drive car for another century. Petrol replace horse, and now this can replace petrol, who can finally deserve a retirement.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Size Doesn't Matter

Everyone might be asking: "Why no post after Form 6 opened?" I'll explained on my next post...

In many of the people's mind, the bigger the car, the safer it is... Actually, it is not the case (really). Smart ForTwo, a cute tiny little car which was considered not safe, Think Again (I sounded so National Geographic-ish)

Smart ForTwo was rewarded a four star rating by Euro NCAP, one of the best car safety ratings in the world. Yes, the video still show the crash is violent, but for a car that looks like a small square, it's very good... The big brother Mercedes S-Class is not really any different as the size is like a monster, just like David and Goliath...

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Sackboy, I LOVE YOU!!!

Remember this cute little doll? Well, he is Sackboy, he is from the game called LittleBigPlanet. Sackboy is one of the most adaptable and most adorable and cutest game characters in recent game history... I've never seen a video game character that is so cute in recent years, since video game started making realistic characters and real personality into it.

I love LittleBigPlanet, I played it when I borrowed from my cousin and I play a lot. Even though the single player is short, there is a lot of online feature for the game. The game online is just a video game version of YouTube, everyone can create their stuffs and put it on the internet. I play a lot of other users' content, like mini Star Wars, Indiana Jones, jokes about Xbox and many many more. The possibilities are actually endless, which made me wonder, will a sequel possible considering the first one is literally use up your whole gaming life.

Well, there is.. And the features for this sequel is tremendous, the community will be expanded and the you can play driving games, shooting games, Bubble Bobble, Space Invaders and many many more... And you can create not just one level, but a whole new different game! And create new story and even music videos (Yeah, You heard that right) for your game!!

Let's see the trailer for the sequel and I can't get enough of Sackboy!!!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Music is back to normal

After months of laggy service, Crasherkhoo.blogspot has restored it's Music Playlist feature, much like the old Imeem after Imeem was bought by MySpace.... No more laggy video to accompany the music, which will be a pleasure to your ears. Enjoy!!!

Initial list of Songs:
  • Train - Hey, Soul Sister
  • OneRepublic - Secrets
  • Paramore - The Only Exception
  • Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted
  • Travie McCoy - Billionaire (ft. Bruno Mars)
  • Usher - OMG (ft.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

One Last Hurrah: One-Hit Wonder of the Decade

I ended my feature of Stuff of the Decade a while back. Well, I think of one more list and I want to end the reborn and end the feature much more nicely, and it is related to the music industry: The One-Hit Wonder. If you don't know what is that, One-Hit Wonder means artist have only one song that hit the charts but fails to do so after that.

My One-Hit Wonder of the Decade:

No ones will ever forget about that easy going song called Bad Day. It is easy to our ears and become a Billboard No.1 in the Hot 100 chart. But after that, none of his song ever reach the chart ever again...

Other artists and songs that made the cut:
  • James Blunt - You're Beautiful
  • Gnarls Buckley - Crazy
  • Cassie - Me & U
  • Hinder - Lips of an Angel
  • Nick Lachey - What's Left of Me
  • S Club 7 - Never Had a Dream Come True