30 Seconds to Mars’ Jared Leto Wins Best Supporting Actor


The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman and actor Jared Leto wins Best Supporting  Actor Oscar for his role in  Dallas Buyers Club  where he portrayed Rayon, a transgender woman who’s HIV-positive.

Prior to filming, Leto had taken a several years-long  pause from acting to focus on his band, “30 Seconds to Mars”. Having won a vast majority of awards this season ( including Golden Globe, SAG, Critics’ Choice and Independent Spirit awards )  it was clear that he was the heavy favorite for the Oscar. His acceptance speech was  simple , sincere , heartwarming , emotional and one of the best of the night.

Last year’s best supporting actress winner, Anne Hathaway, presented the award at Sunday’s ceremony and here’s what Jared had to say :

“ Incredible. Ellen, I love you. To my fellow nominees, I’m so proud to share this journey with you. I’m in awe and have so much respect for you all. To the Academy, thank you.

|In 1971, in Bossier City Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged here kids to be creative and work hard and do something special. That girl was my mother and she’s here tonight. I just want to say ‘I love you mom, thank you for teaching me to dream.’

To my brother Shannon, the best big brother in the world: Thank you so much for sharing this insane adventure that is 30 Seconds to Mars and for being my best friend.

To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight in places like Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to to say we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen and live the impossible, we are thinking of you tonight.

This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS. And to those of you who have ever felt injustice because of who you are and who you love, I stand here in front of the world with you and for you.

Thank you so much, and good night.”

Jared Leto’s Acceptance Speech for Supporting Actor ( video ) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVe9bxtH_DI

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30 Seconds to Mars – A beautiful lie : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kvd-uquuhI

30 Seconds to Mars – Hurricane : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdJDPepGOAM

A “ Handsome Savior ” comes to our rescue , just before “ ENDLESS LOVE ” is here


I guess we always have time to discover & love beautiful , touching songs .

After recording a show for NRK’s Studio 1 last week and while the European tour for 2014 is still being organized our favorite Norwegian troubadour gives us another taste of his upcoming album.

Here is Sivert Høyem’s HANDSOME SAVIOR , one more single before his new greatly anticipated album ENDLESS LOVE is released on March 10th.  The song has a bit of a gospel vibe to it. Another proof of his amazing talent & the fact that he likes evolving , experimenting and surprising us in the most pleasant ways !!!


 Check out the lyrics and the video on You Tube


 Sivert Høyem’s Official Site : http://siverthoyem.com/media/



What will it take to get you back on your feet

You lost your will and now you’re losing your sleep

My good intentions are all wasted on you

What good would trying do you ?

Trying is all you can do…

I do not think that this is anyone’s fault

It’s not my business to make sense of it all

I came here looking for a life & you came here too

What good would trying do you ?

Trying is all you can do…


You sat there waiting all night but nobody came

No handsome savior coming in from the rain

No steady hand to straighten everything out

He’s just the same as me , he’s never around


I do not claim that I am always so strong

You’ve seen me falter and you’ve seen me undone

Don’t add your spite to the load we’re dragging uphill

Rough times won’t rock our boat

but  our meanness surely will


You sat there waiting all night but nobody came

No handsome savior coming in from the rain

No steady hand to straighten everything out

He’s just the same as me , he’s never around








PLACEBO : Still very much alive and loud



Since their first album back in 1996 , when PLACEBO first exploded onto the rock scene , they  have admittedly remained quite loyal to the image they originally carved  which has rewarded them with thousands of loyal fans worldwide.

They are back with their seventh album which will definitely appeal to their long time fans. LOUD LIKE LOVE has a strange audible warmth to it that helps it buoy Placebo’s often melancholic songs. In terms of production there is a certain kind of spark , a maturity  and a dramatic tension to many of the songs that is rather familiar. An album loaded with Molko’s high-pitched vocals that he charismatically uses to convey the feeling of his songs. Perhaps in a less intense way this time but yet appealing and easily absorbed.

From MEDS ( released in 2006 ) onwards it has been claimed that the band have lost a part of their former charm  that probably made them so attractive to all the outcasts and they seem to have dropped their very dark gritty , spirited riffs and deviant behavior . However we should bear in mind that even bands have to grow , mature and evolve.  Their newest album is another strong step for them.

“ Loud Like Love ” is also the opening track that has a unique grace about it , spewing love and clarity. Tracks like “ A million thousand pieces ” resemble an open vein from which Molko’s inner psyche seems to flow. This is after all , something he has always been able to do with great ease , unabashed honesty and vulnerability.  Most of the songs are full of sensitivity , simplicity , honesty and make an effort to strike a balance between deeply moving emotions and less intense moments. Even though they sound more mature , their known  template doesn’t change much on the rest of the album.

Still seductive , with lyrical wit and sensitivity … there has always been far more to them than meets the eye. One might say that their best days are behind them , but we cannot doubt the fact that from the moment you press play , it is obvious that this is a typical Placebo album , with all the elements that have made them so popular. Trying to present familiar themes in a refreshed setting , it may not be a repetition of their past history or former triumphs but it continues their story in the same vein , on the same path.

If you are one of those who have kept up with them over the years , then you will probably have the album in your collection. In case you have lost touch , “ Loud Like Love ” is more than enough to entice you and bring you back.

♪ ♫ ♩ ♫ …

Sing LOUD LIKE LOVE and even louder … Rediscover PLACEBO , take a dive into a beloved familiar world and find your missing pieces


PLACEBO Official Site : http://www.placeboworld.co.uk/



Placebo on Spotify : https://play.spotify.com/artist/6RZUqkomCmb8zCRqc9eznB

Every me and every you : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSvkfy3ddrk

Without you I’m nothing  :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TOE3bRGaYI

Twenty Years :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EipGZpAUBws


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Loud like Love :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi_AJxsdOKo

A million little pieces : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-Kn2FfdfdE