Music Video Pick: Dua Lipa – New Rules

Today’s TasteTV music video pick is by Dua Lipa, called “New Rules.”

The song was recently ranked as the official UK NUMBER 1 song and the first solo female #1 since Adele’s “Hello.”

The staccato beat is refreshing, with a repetitiveness that is catchy but also improvisational. The lyrics are a great match with the actual music video visuals, which show a love sick disenchanted woman learning the new rules of relationships and hookups from her various friends, and then eventually passing them on to others in need. The well synchronized dance routines are choreographed yet spontaneous, ranging in locales from a hotel bedroom, to the bathroom, to the hotel swimming pool.

The video filters and styles have a flashy nouveau tropical vibe that makes the viewers feel cool and hip, especially when seen with the multi-hued designer sunglasses worn by her diverse multi-ethnic ‘posse’ of advisers and friends.

In this video, the ladies literally walk on water. Once you start humming, “I’ve got rules, I’ve got rules,” you’ll find the Dua Lipa ear bug has been caught for this song. The rules are contagious.

She is currently on tour around Europe, Asia and the United States. We certainly look forward to seeing her act live!


MORE ABOUT DUA LIPA

According to Wikipedia: “Dua Lipa (/ˈduːə ˈliːpə/; Albanian pronunciation: [dua liːpa]; born 22 August 1995) is an English singer, songwriter and model.[5][6] Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was signed with Warner Music Group, and released her first single soon after. In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, titled See in Blue.[7] In January 2017, she won the EBBA Public Choice Award.[8] Her self-titled debut studio album was released on 2 June 2017. The album spawned seven singles, including the top-10 single “Be the One” and the number-one single “New Rules”.”

The 5th TASTE HALL OF FAME Inductees Announced

The Fifth year Inductees to the TASTE HALL OF FAME have been announced, and the list is here. See who joined the legends this year.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend host Pasta Party with Crateful

New TASTE AWARDS Trailer Released

The TASTE AWARDS have released the new trailer for the 9th Annual Awards. They feature many of the previous winners and nominees, plus several new additions. Take a look and see if you can spot a few.

The TASTE AWARDS are the highest awards for creators, producers, hosts, and directors of Lifestyle Programs, Series, Shows & Cinema.

Also known as the Tasty Awards, they are the premier broadcast awards show celebrating the year’s best achievements in Food, Fashion, Health, Travel, Sports and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, in Online Video, and in Apps, Radio, Podcasts and Photography.

www.thetasteawards.com
 

360 Degree Food Festival: Eat Drink SF

Going to a food festival is always a great opportunity. Being able to test a new type of camera while there is basically icing on the cake. In this case, it was the Insta360 Nano. The Insta360 shoots pictures and HD video in 360 degrees. The images can be used in Virtual Reality (VR) goggles, as well as on sites such as YouTube.

A food festival like Eat Drink SF is the perfect place, because you have a wide variety of food and drink, and lot of people and places to capture.

We set up our camera at various partner tables around the event, and produced short 30 second 360 degree videos from each. The quality of the initial videos were impressive, although we have to admit that after editing, export, and upload to YouTube they did lose a fair amount of resolution.

If you couldn’t go, or even if you could, take a look at what we saw.

In the spotlight:

  1. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: REBBL
  2. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Fine Cooking Magazine
  3. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Blue Diamond, Almond Breeze
  4. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Temple Rye
  5. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: China Live and Lillet
  6. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Don Julio
  7. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: (name?)
  8. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Tratto
  9. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Lillet
  10. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Mixologists
  11. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: House Spirits Distillery
  12. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Blue Stem Brasserie


ABOUT EAT DRINK SF:
San Francisco’s premier food, wine, beer, and spirits festival. Eat Drink SF (fka SF Chefs) returns for its 9th year to celebrate the Bay Area’s world-class culinary community. The festival is four days of delicious events featuring our four signature Grand Tasting experiences that highlight 160+ restaurants and 70+ breweries, wineries, and distilleries throughout the weekend. Guests meet the area’s top chefs, taste their way through more than 35 creative bites from restaurants around the Bay Area (each Grand Tasting features different restaurants), enjoy unlimited pours of wine, beer, and cocktails, learn about wine in the SF Wine School’s classroom, watch demonstrations on the main stage, play giant lawn games in our Backyard Bites zone, and be part of this quintessentially San Francisco celebration of flavor.

Trailer for Will Smith’s Netflix film BRIGHT is as good as an actual Movie

Although the movie Suicide Squad grossed millions of dollars at the box office, it was not extremely well received by critics and fans alike. Will Smith’s character was well-developed, but the movie was not the best vehicle for his talents. Fortunately, the director of Suicide Squad and Smith have teamed up for a new reality/fantasy movie where he plays an LA cop in a world where magic exists.

The movie is called BRIGHT, coming out on Netflix in December 2017. The awesome trailers are certain to generate buzz and excitement leading up to its debut.