Friday, August 31, 2007

Gus Johnson 'Pauses' Spike Lee During Interview

That pause was mad professional.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Woman refuses rain on skin, prefers umbrellas


You know someone emailed this via, and at first when I saw their headline "The Apocalypse is Upon Us", I assumed it was another child singing poorly, as is vogue for youtube these days (that and bad dancing, but that never gets old apparently).
In true black blogger form many have evoked the name of the Holy Spirit over this boy and his singing talents, but I truly caught a case when I heard what song the boy was singing. That m*fucking "unwritten" by Natasha Beddingfield, other wise fondly known as "feel the rain on your skin."
I seriously had been meaning to do a post on that song, because I swear to god it seems like every friggin moment is an occasion to feel the rain on your skin. Period cramps? Feel the rain on your skin! Just washed your hair? You guessed it, feel the rain on your skin girl! Your watching The Hills? We'll they've been making it rain since 2006!
So the fact that this young boy sloppily runs through all 4 verses truly is a sign of the end. And guess what? In hell they play this song on repeat. I suggest you get your life right.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

We are your friends

PR juggernaut Kanye West has been fervently promoting the forthcoming "Graduation", and in true graduate form he's been doing a lot of self-reflection on his many public missteps. One of the most noted was his blow up at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards, where he stated that “If I don’t win, your awards show loses credibility.”

As it turns out West realizes what an asshole move that was, describing it as a “complete momentum killer” So what was this video that defeated Kanye, not once, but twice (considering how he's since made nice with the video director As So Me, and is even working with him on the video for the next single, "Good Life")?

I had never seen this video before researching this post, but I recently became a big fan of Justice and this song in particular, so to see that the video is bad (as in good) is no real surprise to me. These are some creative cats, and if you like dance/electronica these dudes are at the forefront of talent, especially in Paris. Coincidentally, Kanye is up against Justice again this year in the best video category of the VMAs, with Ye's "Stronger" facing off with "D.A.N.C.E."

I love love love this video. Mad creative. I swear European's just do it better.

Either which way, Kanye says he won't be mad if he loses to Justice this year. “I would feel better to lose to this video right here, because this video is completely genius.” I'm glad he feels that way, because I personally think Justice's video dumps on "Stronger." They definitely bring some originality to the game. Unfortunately Ye's got home court advantage, so I think Justice is gonna have to hold off to the Europe VMAs to get their acclaim.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Replacement Therapy

While everyone's bemoaning Amy Winehouse's eminent demise (hey,she wrote a hit song about refusing to go to rehab. Put that on her tombstone and tip it.), allow me to suggest a nice, healthy, drug free substitution.

Her name is Alice Smith, and she hails from Washington,D.C. She's got a nice raspy deep voice that's reminiscent of Mary J and a deep register and clarity much akin to Anita Baker. Her amazing song "Dream" was featuring in the end credits of Episode 49 (The Day F*ckers, where they bet to see who can get laid first, E or Turtle).

Entourage features some crazy good music, to the extent that you can go to the show website and buy some of the tracks that were featured on the show. However, if you're a cheapo like me, you probably will illegally download it. So like a good mom who would prefer her underaged kids get drunk at home, I rather have you download from me instead of pirating from strangers. Enjoy!

Alice Smith - Dream

A woman scorned

So this is an old-ass story, but damn, every time I read it I am sheerly amazed.

"Amanda Monti, 24, flew into a rage when Geoffrey Jones, 37, rejected her advances at the end of a house party, Liverpool Crown Court heard.

She pulled off his left testicle and tried to swallow it, before spitting it out. A friend handed it back to Mr Jones saying: 'That's yours.'"

Geoffrey Jones described in a court statement that she ripped at his crotch so hard "That [it]caused my underpants to come off and I found I was completely naked and in excruciating pain."

I mean wow. Seriously. The girl ripped his balls off. Then tried to eat them. In public.

Every time I go to laugh at this story, I can't because I think about how seriously crazy that woman was. Ah bittersweet.


"Priced at $52,500 and made from best parts of 14 other LV bags, it easily overshadows the competition in originality, style, and class."

Um. No.

This is the handbag equivalent of saying "hey! I like pizza, chinese food, and ice cream, so why not bake them all together in a casserole?"

Not surprisingly, they both make me want to throw up.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

This one's for free, but the next one...

I personally didn't find this picture hilarious until I realized it was a school for the blind and the deaf. Then I imagined that they never really changed the signed, they just told the kids they did. Then I laughed until tears formed in the corners of my eyes. Enjoy.

Photo courtesy of Meri Haitkin.

Life in my Pocket

Survey's in... I liked the video!

Though I have to say it looked like a bootleg Hype Williams, mostly because it had the trademark letterbox and gray scale, yet at the same time dedicated a fair share of the video to a cheap-ass slideshow. I can appreciate the HP commercial shout though, I guess.

And someone astutely reminded me there was no credits to the video. It was "Da Beeper Song" by Fam-Lay featuring Pharrell. Feel free to download it, seeing as rumor has it homeboy isn't dropping an album anytime soon (which may also speak to why the video was a bit thrifty).

Friday, August 17, 2007

Drug Music = Fun Music?

I usually don't like to do two video posts in a row because, well, that's boring, but alas, a slow day + lack of creativity = video posts. I mean hell, I'm posting at work! Someone bust out the Andre's, this is a first.

Regardless, I love this song. I love this song so much, I'm posting this video without having even watched it (remember, I'm at work) just so it's here so I can watch it later. Yes, that's love.

Let's hope a post of regret doesn't soon follow.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ray Lavender - My Girl Got A Girlfriend

My inner feminist is raging right now. I could seriously write a whole dissertation on the litany of things that's wrong with this song and accompanying video, but due to half (read: 2, sometimes) of my readership being male, I'll stick to the obvious.

1. He took someone else's hot (relatively speaking) line and turned it into a song. Whack.

2. To play devil's advocate, the video does not live up to the song whatsoever. I'm just saying, if you're gonna go there, go all out. As they say, punks jump up to get beat down.

3. His last name is a flower. I know, cheap shot, but this dude looks like a linebacker, and his voice is obviously being manipulated in the studio. Please someone move the hands of time so his 15 minutes can be over.


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