After my question about Ben 10 AF and UA and discussing stuff on Picarto I decided to dig up and finish some doodles of what AF Gwen would look like in a more classic inspired style. With references from her OG style and future Gwendolyn style.
I've always wanted Gwen to do a stripped down folk style album, and that cover of Waterfalls has only reinforced my desire. She can do a bunch of duets with Blake on it too :p
I want itttttttt. This has been my dream too! For like a long time. Even if it was unintentional Gwen has always had a bit of a folk vibe in her songs, mixed with all the other genres, obviously. I loveeee ND’s acoustic stuff. The Underneath It All- Acoustic Live (German Radio), and the different acoustic versions on Push & Shove, are some of my faves, and everyone knows I love Undone which has a much more mellow sound, plus Everything in Time is pretty stripped down, and even Truth really. So yeah, she’s set a precedent for it.
Idk if you saw but Maggie Rogers posted a little alt-country style version of Cool after she met Gwen at the tonight show and it was amazing.
This isn’t quite the same but ever since she mentioned how much she liked the 80s inspired chords on GAABMH I have been thinking about how much an album that combined all their elements. Actually the hella good jam snaps last night made me want this more than ever. Hella Good with a fiddle is something I never knew I always wanted…a fusion of no doubt’s eclectic style and Gwen’s unique use of melody, and Blake’s old school country roots plus their mutual love of upbeat 80s tempos…they could really create something special.
A new season of The Voice has just graced us with its presence, and thus we’re about to grace it with our judgments—not of the contestants, since we’re certainly not music experts, but of the coaches, who are music experts and who really do make the world of The Voice go ‘round.
Their chemistry is as vital as their industry advice, and based on the couple of hours we’ve seen so far, season 12 may have hit the jackpot with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Alicia Keys. We have honestly never laughed quite so hard or enjoyed The Voice nearly as much as we did during tonight’s two hour premiere, which did not even pretend to shy away from talking about how Blake and Gwen are dating, and allowed Adam to fully voice his complicated feelings on the matter.
Now, we’re not saying that the secret to the best Voice coach combo ever is having two of them date each other, but we’re not not saying it. We’re also not not saying that Adam’s obsession with Gwen and Blake’s romance is almost better than the romance itself. But we definitely are saying that Alicia Keys’ ability to give no f—ks while simultaneously giving all the f—ks is delightful, and the combination of all of those things makes for one hell of a lineup of coaches.
Season 12 Adam might actually be the best Adam of all of the Adams (12 of them, to be exact), since it was clear that he loves Gwen and Blake’s relationship, but he’s also very torn over competing against their apparent power team. Meanwhile, Alicia’s just there to really feel that music, and to occasionally join Gwen on Blake’s lap for giggles. It’s all weird, wonderful, and so much fun.
In fact, all this fun has made us think about past coach combinations on The Voice. Do any compare? Which one could we have done without? Which one would we like to see again? Which one can we barely even remember? Let’s take a look back, ranking them from worst to best:
6. CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine (seasons 1, 2, 3, 5)
Points for being the original lineup, but the magic wasn’t quite there, compared to more recent seasons. And we’re definitely better off without CeeLo’s slightly creepy comments and facial expressions when it came to a lot of female contestants.
5. Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine (season 11)
With two newbie coaches and after only one season, it’s hard to rank this one any higher, but we would like to see Miley and Alicia back again, now that they both know what’s up.
4. Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine (seasons 8, 10)
Pharrell often seemed overshadowed by his three outspoken fellow coaches with their four season rapport, but invaluable music expertise aside, he just wasn’t the right fourth ingredient to the Adam/Blake/Christina stew.
3. Shakira, Usher, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine (seasons 4, 6)
Both Usher and Shakira fit right in, and Shakira’s friendship with Adam was almost as fun as his friendship with Blake. Almost.
Gwen Carr’s daughter teased her, once she learned her mother had been arrested protesting outside of Trump Tower in New York City.
“You’ve been around 67 years — you wait until you get 67 years old to get arrested?” her daughter joked.
Carr was among more than a dozen National Action Network demonstrators arrested by the NYPD on Tuesday night for blocking traffic on a busy and highly surveilled street in Manhattan.
But Carr says that, given the threat Trump poses to civil rights, policing reform and other social justice causes, her arrest was necessary.
In July 2014, Carr’s son Eric Garner, was killed in an interaction with New York City police that’s slated for a Justice Department review under the new administration. As such, she said she will keep up the pressure on the people who make the decisions. Read more