The Morning Mix: Ke$ha Trades In The Glitter For Body Paint

Apr 15th, 2010 // 1 Comment

Did you hear?

:: Ke$ha rides an elephant and covers her body in glow-in-the-dark face paint in the music video for “Your Love Is My Drug.” We’re just happy she’s no longer abusing glitter as much as before. One day at a time, girl. One day at a time. [Just Jared]

:: We know everyone under the sun nowadays wants to feature Ke$ha or Nicki Minaj on their track—but what about SuBo? Here are five acts that should collaborate with Susan Boyle. (Personally, we’d like to see the Black Eyed Peas team up wtih Lin Yu Chun.) [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: Whitney Houston’s return to the stage following the cancellation of several shows amid reported respiratory trouble failed to impress — the diva was evidently panting and out of breath throughout the show. It’s tough to hit those high notes without oxygen. [PopEater]

:: Rihanna cheers on her baseball player boyfriend Matt Kemp at his first game of the season. It’s adorable. You treat her right, Matt, or else… well, you can probably figure that one out for yourself. (Re: Chris Brown’s career now.) [E! Online]

:: Green Day, David Bowie and various other rock acts have made the opera much more palatable for rock fans. Check out the definitive (or not?) list of the Top 10 Best Rock Operas. [Spinner]

After the jump: our countdown to Coachella finds its musical muse with, well, Muse.

Music On TV Today:
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (repeat)
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) – Kenny Chesney
:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) – Spoon
:: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) – The Unseen
:: Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) – She & Him
:: Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) – Sade


VIDEO REWIND OF THE DAY: Since Idolator is headed to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this Friday, we’re doing a countdown of all the big acts set to perform in the desert this weekend. We’ve hit up classic hip-hop group De La Soul, partied with MGMT, walked through an animated ape graveyard with Gorillaz, and now we’ve reached Saturday night’s headliner, Muse.

We could reach far, far back to 1999 to highlight the British band’s first music video, the mind-tripping “Uno.” But if there’s any opportunity to feature a music video from this epic rock-pop group, it’s going to be the cinema-inspired “Knights of Cydonia.” The tongue-in-cheek clip combines pretty much every beloved B-movie genre there is—kung-fu, sci-fi, spaghetti western, and romance, features robots, unicorns, gun fights, motorbikes and a hologram of the band performing in an old-timey saloon.

The song, from 2006′s Black Holes & Revelations, was never quite a hit on the U.S. charts, but remains a fan favorite, particularly during live performances. (It has even been covered by the USC marching band during football games.)

This video is absolutely hilarious, but the best part is obviously (in our humble opinion, anyway) this eagle’s shocked facial expression, which is probably how our face will look Saturday evening when we hear Muse play this song live at Coachella:
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  1. kidvengeance

    huh. well, if you're into Spaghetti Westerns, you should check out my Spaghetti Western Concept Rap album, called “Showdown at the BK Corral.” It's basically an epic Spaghetti Western over 9 tracks – very influenced by Morricone. I'd love to hear what you think of it! You can download it for free at

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