Monday, May 23, 2016

Steve Grand Videos That Need More Views

As I've passive-aggressively done in other posts, I'm demanding payment from you delinquent en masse bitches who refuse to pay in anything but near dust. This time, I'll have to spell out certain demands that I want from you at large.
As to what this pertains to, it involves both the cover of "PillowTalk" and the YouTubeMusic Foundry debut of out Singer/Songwriter, Steve Grand.

First up, the April 7th, 2016 released cover of that infernal ZAYN song known as "PillowTalk".

- Current View Count: 22,096
- GOAL I DEMAND: 25,000 minimum
This low view count is simply inexcusable considering the #GrandFam history of taking "All I Want For Christmas Is You" to 500,000 views in 6. DAYS. IN DECEMBER. It is a cover, but it's not like this is the first cover he's released ["Bennie and the Jets" got a cover treatment/official audio the same day "Time" was released as a single.]
Give this video love as Grand proves he can take a lump of coal quality track like "PillowTalk" and make a VVS diamond out of it (Flawless quality cannot be achieved due to the simple fact that "PillowTalk" in its original form is still utter, mumbled trash.) Shit-talking aside, give Steve some YouTube love and share this enough until it breaks through the goal I demand.




Although if unlike me, you have money, you can buy the track on bandcamp [remember, iTunes sucks with impromptu covers] https://stevegrand.bandcamp.com/track/pillow-talk

Now, it's the November 12, 2015 secret release turned April 26, 2016 YouTube Music Foundry debut of "We Are the Night".

- Current View Count: 41,883
- GOAL I DEMAND: 50,000 minimum
I'm not sure why the hell it happened upon initial release, but despite media outlets covering and mentioning the acoustic rendition of "We Are the Night", the video got the worst case of luck Friday the 13th that year. It could barely crack 20,000 if I remember it correctly & only recently made it past 40,000.
Still, this version of the song deserves attention but not just because Grand gives his most dynamic vocals on the song that ended up closing out the All American Boy era [with the remix, but same difference]. This marked a debut in a brand new initiative launched by YouTube that could be a key difference in his career being noticed by someone mainstream.








You've been given your demands, internet. Meet them, or I keep tweeting near INCESSANTLY until you oblige. : )

Sunday, May 22, 2016

"Look Away" Reaches 500,000 Views



No one really could "Look Away" from the Steve Grand and Eli Lieb* collaboration as it now has amassed over 500,000 views since its March 29th release.
*FINE; the Eli Lieb & Steve Grand collaboration as the video is on Lieb's channel...


*INTERMISSION: 5 Lines with Steve and Eli*


"Goddamnit David, I know I'm first to you but be a little less psycho about who gets star billing."

"LOL, who's that nutcase again?"

"Shut up Eli, he'll call you Olaf from Frozen again."

"LMAO that's the best he can do?"

"Without hurting your feelings dude. He could easily say you have more disturbing crow's feet than that one scene from Dumbo."


I'll LOOK AWAY as you apply Aloe Vera to that BURN.

That aside, this is actually something worth congratulating the singers/songwriters and their fanbases the #GrandFam and the...#LiebTeam [I guess] for sharing the video on social media platforms to make this happen.
In a way there's also credit to give to French blogger, Gay Music Chart [who I assume is doing this for fun as they see fit] as the collaboration along with the "We Are the Night" remix has been well received on that site (And not just because I vote for "We Are the Night" repeatedly.)

In short, congratulations are in order for Lieb and Grand for having a viral hit to their names. On a related note with reduced passive-aggressive tone, view and share both Steve's videos for "We Are the Night" and his cover of "PillowTalk".



"We ALL know you're out there, viewers. We want you too."


"At least you got to over 110,000 views. They all had time March 29th to view a video but not an April 7th to view me...I JUST broke 22,000 but that's none of my business though..."


"GURL, I was a 'secret release'/THNX 4 200K LIKES ON FACEBOOK release back in 2015 and any view hopes were dashed FRIDAY THE 13TH that year. I'm now out as a YouTubeMusic Foundry release and JUST broke past 41,000."

NOTE to Steve: I'm having fun with this. I'm actually happy for your shared success. Keep up the good work, DO A SONGWRITING VLOG & tell me who I need to contact to get you to perform in San Antonio!

Monday, May 16, 2016

3 YEARS LATER: A Retrospective (AKA THANK YOU STEVE GRAND)

I knew at some point I would be celebrating 3 years of this blog existing. Then I looked at my 1st ever posts and realized that the 3 year anniversary was yesterday. I couldn't celebrate it then as I just graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications (Which certainly explains a lot of the blog.)

The blog features album reviews, song reviews, my 3 act story and has essentially become a stan blog [with depth] for singer/songwriter Steve Grand. HE is essentially the reason I still kept the blog up after recapping The Voice was no longer worth the suffering that came with seeing the wrong person win or advance EVERY. SEASON.

My biggest hits with Steve [in no particular order]:

http://mrswearword21.blogspot.com/2016/04/steve-grand-behind-scenes-of.html [got a retweet from him]

http://mrswearword21.blogspot.com/2016/04/steve-grand-is-part-of-youtube-musics.html [got a retweet from him]

http://mrswearword21.blogspot.com/2016/03/we-are-night-deserves-more-views.html
He actually saw this and essentially told me that he appreciates the support I have for this [and also more or less told me to not get so worked up over people not supporting it like they should have]

http://mrswearword21.blogspot.com/2016/01/steve-grand-quiet-confidence-boner.html
Saw this and asked if I really did hate that yarn monstrosity he wore (Yes Steve, I still hate that hideous yarn monstrosity) and told me "Your sass gives me life".

http://mrswearword21.blogspot.com/2015/08/steve-grand-and-post-he-deserves.html
If memory serves me right, he retweeted this BUT the bigger thing was that I learned he actually did read things like this which to this day shocked the hell out of me. He thanked me a lot for showing support in a really difficult time and looking past needless criticism of him.

The greatest hit with Steve? When he shared my review of his album All American Boy on his Facebook page. http://mrswearword21.blogspot.com/2015/03/all-male-music-review-all-american-boy.html


This is, in all seriousness, one of the highlights of my life. I never expected him to have read it let alone share it with his followers on Facebook.

There are other notable mentions here: singer/songwriter Cody Belew from The Voice actually read and liked my reviews of his albums Paradise and What You're Looking For. Shit, that might actually be it; however, I still can't believe that a blog I started just to write about whatever the hell I want has lasted 3 years.
Thank you to every and all maybe 3-6 Twitter followers of mine for sharing the shit I did for as long as I relentlessly tweeted you to do.

This isn't a ploy to say I'm no longer blogging. As long as Steve Grand makes vlogs, as long as I feel the need to comment on music I can actually muster a fuck to give, etc. I WILL BLOG.
All I'm actually considering is a name change. Not sure as to what, but it's something that's crossed my mind. Until you see changes, I'm here to say "I'VE BLOGGED FOR 3 YEARS. HUZZAH!"

Thursday, May 12, 2016

From a FORMER Azealia Banks Fan

Recently, Harlem rapper and Twitter shit-stirrer Azealia Banks managed to finally cross a line and get her account suspended from Twitter. All that happened involves racial and homophobic slurs against Zayn Malik and a 14 year old actress currently under Disney or whatever, Skai Jackson verbally tiger-fucking Azealia from here to hell.

This post however will be a slightly more detailed account as to how I knew LONG before this ever happened that Azealia Banks was no longer worth defending. She was no longer worth defending before the release of her Triple TIC-TAC selling [on the mixtape market] Slay-Z (And while we're on the subject, her other two "planned" projects Business & Pleasure and the OTHER mixtape Fantasea II: The Second Wave ALONGSIDE A "PLANNED" FABLES series can officially be declared dead in the water now.)
The incident? When she called a flight attendant a faggot. Yes, THAT was the straw that broke my back and not her future incidents of biting a club bouncer's breast in a club and LONG before this Zayn thing [which is rooted in her thinking he swagger-jacked her...]

Once upon a time, I used to look past the Twitter fuckery and view Azealia Banks as the savior to the dying form of female hip-hop (Because my hatred of Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea runs DEEP.) "1991" and "Chasing Time" are some of the best songs I've ever heard but once that flight attendant scandal broke, I was absolutely done.
However, while I was able to write posts like this about Banks...

http://mrswearword21.blogspot.com/2013/07/wwciitmi-post-9-azealia-banks.html

http://mrswearword21.blogspot.com/2014/07/azealia-banks-and-what-future-should.html

http://mrswearword21.blogspot.com/2015/07/azealia-banks-and-what-future-should.html

I have NO qualms dragging the shit out of her with facts...and I'm certain that most of this will pop up in the 3 blog post links above. The site awesomelyluvvie.com , The AV Club and Tumblr have gotten this before but I will post this here for extra measure. GATHER ROUND...

ALBUM “SALES”/”PEAKS”: in the U.S., Azealia’s got 2 entries album wise; her 2012 EP, 1991, which was #1…on the Heatseekers chart before stalling at #133 on the Billboard 200. Her 2015 album, Broke with Expensive Taste was #2 on the Rap charts…BENEATH T.I.’s album that year. BB200? #30 with 11,165 sales in 4 days but it’s sold 31,000 as of April of LAST DAMN YEAR.

SINGLE “PEAKS”: Azealia’s only “big” hit was “212”…which wasn’t even a TOP 5 IN IRELAND as it peaked at #7. Hell, up until her U.S. peak and she does have ONE, her songs were only released in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, aforementioned Ireland and Australia. Enter her only U.S. AND Japan charting song, “Chasing Time”…in Japan, she flopped at #48 AND in the U.S.? #12…ON THE DANCE CHARTS. She couldn’t even break through the most niche chart in the U.S. & acts like she’s Madonna sales wise; have the several seats you can’t fill, AFAILURE.

TOURS: She pretty much couldn’t get her ass gigs in the U.S. other than Coachella (TWICE; 2012 & 2015 and NEITHER appearance helped her career, OBVIOUSLY) and pathetically enough could only scrap up an appearance at the FOREVER 21 version of the festival known as CRANEchella, ironically, L.A. PRIDE in 2015 and she pretty only played every European music festival you can think of from Glastonbury to MELT!
***and this isn't even including the failed intent to tour with K. Michelle before she and her team pulled out!***

YouTube CHANNEL FAILURES: Yes, her ass is messy here too. She has THREE. DIFFERENT. CHANNELS. INCLUDING VEVO. Her VEVO has 7 videos total but “212” ISN’T ON SAID VEVO; PLUS when her channel launched, VEVO SPELLED HER NAME WRONG & COST HER MILLIONS OF VIEWS.
Her channel that features “212”, “1991”, “Succubi” and other failed singles has ONLY 11 VIDEOS. AND it took 5 years (!) for “212” to break 100 MILLION VIEWS.
Her 3rd channel? 20+ videos that are mostly 1 minute chunks talking about songs from her album and her whack ass attempting to cook food.

FWIW: She’s been on XL Records, Interscope but claimed it was Polydor because her ass could only get so many European gigs (Universal) AND Prospect Park (a no name label that BWET was released under). Emphasis on BEEN as ALL 3 failed and now she’s “independent”.
That AND when I sold my copy of her album AND Taylor Swift’s 1989 album like 2 days ago, you know what I got combined? $6 and I can guarantee $5 was for T-Swift and not “Slay-Z”.


I have said this to 3 different websites but it needs repeating...let this be your go-to source of slamming Azealia Banks any goddamn chance you get.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

"We Are the Night" FINALLY Breaks 100,000 Views

UPDATE: I just realized this marks my 300th blog post! Another reason to enjoy this moment!

It took over 2 months to do it [what with it getting paid dust by pert near every goddamn LGBT media outlet not named NewNowNext] but it happened April 30th, 2016 at around 3:42 P.M. [when I was out of town for more or less, a dumb as fuck reason and I noticed it on my phone.]

The 2nd/official video for "We Are the Night" by singer/songwriter Steve Grand BROKE the 100,000 VIEWS mark and has since amassed 101,324 views since initial breaking.



Now be that this is a joyous occasion, make no mistake; I am still saltier than McDonald's french fries that it took TWO. MONTHS. PLUS. for his video to break 100,000 views considering you sons of bitches of the internet had ALLLLLLL the time in December to make "All I Want For Christmas Is You" a viral hit of 500,000 views plus IN SIX. FUCKING. DAYS.

I'm implementing a new rule: I will relentlessly tweet and promote the video until it gets to a VERY comfortable view count. FUCK your gravitation to "thirst trap"/cheap content. If you look at him, you will listen to him AND SHARE HIS GODDAMN MUSIC VIDEOS AS HE IS A SINGER/SONGWRITER FIRST.

All of this is me saying "NO MORE WARNINGS"; you bitches are delinquent AND I WILL have full payment; RING THE ALARM*

*Most of it not all of the rant seen here is more than likely a play on the near psychotic, jealous rage of the author of this blog. Please at least take the time to listen to Mr. Grand's music as to not have the author of this blog unleash hell on you all through near incessant tweeting and such as he will pull up the receipts to prove it...*

Steve Grand: "Allergic to Cuntiness"

***NOTE: I was out of town for the dumbest reason but this entry was going to be short anyway considering it wasn't THAT deep. Cute but not that deep. Kind of like Trevor LaPaglia.

Singer/songwriter Steve Grand adds to his vlogging kick. Let's find out what daddy felt like "rambling" about today...[please be about songwriting, please be about songwriting or at the very least some BTS about music or not simply more thirst trap content...]






OBSERVATIONS: OH MY GAGA, STEVE. What will it take for you to do a video over songwriting [mainly to shut people up and have them NOT call you "country" anymore]? If it requires sex, get to San Antonio and I shall do my best in attempting the duty of pleasing that booty.

- STEVE GRAND IS A SARCASTIC MAN. He honestly does not care only about looks. An interview with a Hilton employee (or something) or his 3RD VLOG VIDEO EVARRRRRRR reveals confidence [NOT arrogance] is his biggest turn on.
He likes hot guys but really...gay men like men they consider hot and worthy of really filthy sex.

- "Allergic to cuntiness." - Steve Grand; one eloquent son of a bitch.

Validate him on social media with 1 of the big 3...

Share his cover of "PillowTalk" if like me, you have no money but know how tweet a YouTube link...


If you have money, buy it from bandcamp using this link https://stevegrand.bandcamp.com/track/pillow-talk

LAST but nowhere near least, share his music video for "We Are the Night" as remixed by Dave Aude or stream it on Spotify [iTunes people, you can buy it there too.]