ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2018-03-18

Saturday, March 24, 2018

BE YOURSELF! – A little chat with the duo SEM AND STÈNN

“We’re all stars now in the dope show
We?re all stars now in the dope show” – Marilyn Manson, The Dope Show

Last November, the live performance of the electro-pop duo Sem and Stènn had made to discuss during the second live show of X Factor Italia. As two surgeons in a clinic of horrors, they sang The Dope Show, a song by Marilyn Manson from the ‘98 cult album Mechanical Animals.

Only four months have passed since then. Despite the early elimination from the famous television format, our two boys imposed themselves on the national and international music market quickly becoming favorites of younger generations. To help them an unconventional research of sound and that their aspect of good guys a bit ‘smart.

We met them during the video processing Baby Run, their last single. This is what they told us.

FUCKING YOUNG! – Hi Guys! We immediately break the ice… What does music represent for you?

SEM AND STÈNN – For us, music is the most important communication and expression channel. We started to feel really ourselves when we started our project. We feel alive on stage, we feel free when we write.

F.Y! – The genre you propose is the exquisitely electro-pop and finds its roots at the turn of the ’70s and the’ 80s and its consecration in the 90s. How did you manage to contextualize it and make it contemporary, sometimes innovative?

S&S – When we started writing and producing, we had no idea what could come out of it. We have a super varied background: from The Doors to the MGMT, from Aguilera to the Goldfrapp, from The Basement Jaxx to Robyn. There’s really a lot of stuff. We have a weakness for the bass and a timbre similar to Pete Burns, so it was a moment to find ourselves in the synth-pop / dark wave in some respects, the rest of the other influences make it ours anyway.

F.Y! – Sem, a quality and a glitch of Stènn. Stènn, a quality and a glitch of Sem.

Sem – About Stènn I only say borderline. He knows he is the most beautiful person in the world, as well as the most terrible person.

Stènn – Sem is too good and generous but speaks too softly.

FY! – How two different souls like yours merge to become a single body and a successful duo? When and where does the compromise take place (if we can speak of compromises)?

S&S – Actually, there is not so much a compromise. We have two different souls and let’s make them live together, making them both express. Sem is uptime and Stènn is the ballad, so to speak.

F.Y! – Baby Run is the last single of which you have finished shooting the video in recent days. Do you want to talk about it?

S&S – Baby Run is the first song we wrote 2/3 years ago. In an out-of-wave, we sang her to Manuel and did not fall madly in love. When we decided to duet on a piece of the album we said: what other songs if not Baby Run? When Manuel Agnelli (voice of the Italian brand Afterhours and our mentor during the show) arrived in the studio and began recording the first take the song became even darker. Our voices (which were already so dark) looked like the voices of two girls in comparison. The end-result was crazy. He added the icing on the cake. It is absurd to think back to how much willingness and enthusiasm Manuel has put in collaborating with us on the song and the video. It was like having the expensive doll you always dreamed of and being able to do what you wanted.

F.Y! – Next April 6th will be published your first album OFFBEAT. Why this name? How did you arrive at the realization of this project?

S&S – Our path, before X Factor, has always been hindered precisely because it is not definable and can be traced back to something that already exists in Italy. Or you’re indie, or you’re commercial pop or you’re trap or rap. We are not one of these things. OFFBEAT contains a series of meanings like “against nature”, “upstream”, “different”, “syncopated”. We are each of these things. Our diversity has never deterred us, indeed. It is in diversity that you can be authentic. And authenticity is the first value we want to communicate as artists.

F.Y! – Surely. the participation in X-Factor Italia 2017 has contributed to your success. Would you like to tell us about your experience?

S&S – It was all very beautiful from start to finish. We had a fantastic team who understood us both humanly and artistically and never thought of plotting us into something more reassuring, indeed. As independent we looked at every aspect of our lives alone (Styling, makeup, art direction). Having a team of professionals at our disposal was really rewarding.

F.Y! – Next dates? Where can we come to listen to you?

S&S – On March 24th, make the first stop in Naples, we will pass for Rome, Bologna, Turin, Bari, Lecce, Foligno, Treviso, Brescia many other dates that we will announce until May 19th at the Ohibò in Milan. Ah, of course, there will be the opening at the Afterhours’ concert in Assago on April 10th. The sold-out has been made official and we can not wait!

F.Y! – The future?

S&S – Tours all over the world, lots of music, lots of collaborations, a beautiful attic and an experience in cinema, with Xavier Donal or Luca Guadagnino, maybe.

Photos: Silvia Tofani." -

Friday, March 23, 2018

Christina Aguilera Reveals 'Infatuation' Was About An Ex Who Turned Out to Be Gay!!!

"Alright, care bears, one of our preferred vocalist in musique history is icon prodigy Christina Aguilera  and she is spilling all the hot tea on Rupauls Drag Race. Christina revealed what we already knew. Her 2002 "Stripped" album track 'Infatuation' was actually about an Ex who turned out to be gay. According to our sources over at

When it was announced that icon Christina Aguilera would be making an appearance as a guest judge on the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10, fans were ecstatic. From her stunning Farrah Moan impression to her genuine critiques on the judge's panel, Xtina showed up for Drag Race -- but perhaps one of the most revealing moments with Aguilera came, as it usually does on Drag Race, during Untucked.

The queens were discussing their mainstage looks and performance backstage when Aguilera came back to have a chat with the ladies. After a few off-handed jokes, the now-eliminated Vanessa Vanjie Mateo asked the singer who the “Puerto Rican” in her song “Infatuation” was. “Because you know, I might be related,” Mateo added.

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Aguilera took a second and revealed that the lover in her song was based on a real lover who turned out to be queer. “It was heartbreaking because I found out he played for your team, not mine,” she said, with a smile. After a moment of cheers and screaming, Mateo interjected by saying, “He gonna see this and he gonna be mad!”

“I hope so,” Aguilera quipped.

The singer also told the queens that her song “Fighter” was about a lover who wronged her. Monique Heart asked Aguilera if she was singing about a guy, because “girl, you read him for the back row!” Aguilera replied simply, saying “Of course it was!”

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked airs every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET on VH1."

"Tattooed In Reverse" Is Marilyn Manson

Once upon a tragic time 20 years ago, growing up we had concert tickets to see Marilyn Manson and Hole on their joint tour. But to our mortification, Marilyn and Courtney Love couldn't stay out of each other's hair, fighting and bickering behind the scenes. It eventually led to the cancellation of thee entire tour prematurely. Alas 20 years in the future, now the present, Manson this time around is playing nice with Courtney.

In a perfect setting for the duo, Miss Love plays nurse, and her role is pretty much pushing Marilyn in his wheelchair through the hallways of an asylum. Did we not say impeccable setting?

The main plot of the video involves Manson and an entire gang of swag-surfing extra thirsty mofo's in fencing masks menacing a young lady. Conjuring ritualistic rites that eventually transform her into a lap-dancing asylum inmate.

Watch Manson in all his 90's reminiscent shock-rock ways.

Camila Rips Through The Ellen Show!

Looking ice hot in sheer black lingerie and a very elongated pearl necklace, our choice for the pop princess of 2018, Camila Cabello gives a spellbinding performance on a taping of The Ellen Show.

Hitting all the right notes Camila struts seductively strumming her electric guitar, and as usual, delivering a flawless vocal set. Blurring all the lines, just like the song itself, it's a little pop, a lil rock, a lil soul, and whole lotta Camila signature. It intoxicates you just like nicotine, heroin, morphine... ;P

But enough quoting fun lyrics. Camila's media tour in the US continues and we couldn't be more elated!

Hottie Mctoddie Matt McGorry Struts Fifth Harmony's "Work From Home" on Lip Sync Battle!

Hottie Mctoddie actor Matt McGorry struts Fifth Harmony's "Work From Home" on a new episode of Lip Sync Battle! Let us just precaution yall, get your hormones in a headlock because what you're about to see, you cannot unsee. And we wouldn't want it any other way!

Mister McGorry thrusts humps and rips every piece of clothing in sight including his very own. His dance moves are quite randy. In particular, his body rolls stole the show.

Dressed as a construction man, Matt danced on top of an office table, twerking and working his little bum off.  Dig out all thee spiciness right below!

Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper Talk Touring, Losing Grammys & Witch Doctors with Andy Cohen:

Music juggernaut icons Cyndi Lauper and Rod Stewart are a hilarious duo that needs there own reality show asap. Sir Rod Stewart and Miss Lauper stopped by to film an episode of Andy Cohen's WWHL on Bravo. The following videos depict impeccably what true authentic rock n roll musicians they are.

They spill the tea on everything from touring, losing Grammys, fired publicists, David Bowie, Cher, Madonna, Barbara Streisand, Tina Turner, Elton John, and of course Witch Doctors.

At one point Rod is quoted saying, "I never want to be dishonest with my fans. Not in my music or in my life. That's just not rock n roll." And we concur. Rock n roll is real and it's raw and it's the truth. It's being both the puppet and puppeteer. Like we always say here at headquarters, BE YOURSELF ON PURPOSE. 

Now gals and gents, get all the funny business from these two popsicles right below!

 The following is segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News!

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MMSCENE STYLE STORIES: Ryan Keating by Mark Binks

"Top model Ryan Keating at Want Management stars in Dylan from the Snack Bar story captured exclusively for MMSCENE STYLE STORIES by fashion photographer Mark Binks. Grooming is work of beauty artist Brittany Sinclair at P1M.

In charge of styling was Steph Major at Judy Inc, who for the session selected pieces from Acne, Comme des Garcon, Wil Studios, Converse, Hendrixroe, Andrew Coimbra, Marni, Patrik Ervell, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Our Legacy, and Joao Paulo Guedes." -

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