Monday, March 31, 2008


FILE UNDER: Video of the Night!/The Kid Stays in the Picture!

For Your Consideration.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Nite Moves.

FILE UNDER: New flava in ya ear!

Ever wonder what a night out on the town is like for Tauwan Patterson? Peep this video and you'll find out.

the TIME MACHINE presents:


  • DISCOBELLE: Time Machine (Dave Nada remix) (exclusive)
  • Get down on it!

    Remind me to play some Lucy Pearl before the day is over...

    B-ROCKA: ...But I gotta tell u about this dude I met out here in the target parking lot.
    TAUWAN: You got holla'd at in a target parking lot?
    B-ROCKA: Yes I did. He asked me to take him to get some gas. And when I brought him back he asked for my number.
    TAUWAN: Haha. Was he cute?
    B-ROCKA: Yes.
    TAUWAN: Oh okay, so you lucked out. Not shabby B-Rocka. Not too shabby at all.
    B-ROCKA: He came over for drinks a few nights ago.
    TAUWAN: I swear you are so grown.

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: B-Rocka is 23, just moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta, alone, bought a house, and now works for the IRS. Lucky sonofabitch. I wanna be like B-Rocka when I grow up.]

    Like your life is one giant heartwarming black movies from the late 90's - early aughts. You know, the Best Man, Brown Sugar, etc.
    B-ROCKA: Lol. N***a u so silly.
    TAUWAN: Seriously. You sure you ain't friends with morris chestnut, sanna lathan, and them down in hotlanta. (notice how i can't get enough of this moniker).
    B-ROCKA: The my best friends. I thought u knew.
    TAUWAN: Haha. N***a you silly. Haha.

    Remember when Black cinema was the shit? I ain't saying it's all gone to hell in a handbasket, but try if you will to remember a time before Tyler Perry and Roscoe Jenkins. Go back, way back, back into time... Love Jones, Brown Sugar, Love & Basketball, The Best Man, Soul Food, The Wood, Waiting to Exhale. -Sigh- Those were the days. Here's hoping that these filmmakers present in this article below can return Black Cinema back to its glory days of yore.

  • LOS ANGELES TIMES: African American filmmakers seek a new star
  • Saturday, March 29, 2008

    New flava in MY ear!

    Heading straight to the bank with this?

    Lil Wayne talk, I listen.

  • A Milli - Lil Wayne
  • Simpsons already did it.

    FILE UNDER: Oh Word?


    "...the 34-year-old [AKON] insists he is already on his way to making it big as a country star as he has already released his first single - and it has been a major success. He says, 'No black artist has ever broken into the genre. I’m going in under a secret alias and I’ve already got my first hit record.'"

    Just what the world needs, more Akon ringtones. I ain't mad at cha? Do you Akon. Do you.

  • CRUNK + DISORDERLY: Yee-haw!
  • Sexy [Can I?].

    New flava in ya ear!

    Trina feat. Keyshia Cole.

    I Got A Thang For You.

    Act excited.

    Sorry ladies, but this felt like a "last time on New York Undercover" minus the cops and the violence.

    Friday, March 28, 2008


    FILE UNDER: OH MY GOD!!!/New flava in ya ear!

  • DISCOBELLE: You Belong - Hercules And Love Affair (Riton remix)
  • Be Here Now.

    Ladies and gentlemen, it's about that time!...



    Do you like lists? Well you're in luck, cause as of Tuesday comes the dawn on a new month, and A BRAND NEW QUARTER for the year in movies, music, etcetera OH MY(!), so far. So why don't we go ahead and do like
  • he who was spotted by the folks over at Idolator,
  • and take a quick look back at the 10 best albums of the year thus far, shall we?


    WHEN/MARCH 18, 2008
    WHY?/These two [thing one being Zoeey Deschanel and thing two being M.Ward] make beautiful music steeped in the lush emotional stylings of your soulful swinging 60's.


    WHEN/FEBRUARY 26, 2008
    WHY/Janet Jackson takes a step back, lets loose, and tones it down. More focus, less raunch, more jams. Could you ask for anything more?


    WHEN/MARCH 25, 2008
    WHY/On the first go round, the boys in this band came this close to coming off as gimmicky, well timed with their entrance into the Fueled By Ramen kingdom darlings. With Pretty.Odd., Panic turn down the theatrics and tear back the labels, offering up a disc laced with strings, warm bellowing flights of fancy, and Beatlesque harmonies that point them in a direction that should do nothing but widen their already giant fan base.


    WHEN/MARCH 18, 2008(?)
    WHY/Cee-Lo Green is the soul machine. No doubt about it. And on album number two, he and Danger Mouse dig deep into the bowels of one's soul and inner workings. It ain't always pretty, but then again it shouldn't be. Uncertain, dark, and downright menacing? Now that's more like it.


    WHEN/MARCH 11, 2008
    WHY/A rag-tag hodge-podge collection of boom claks, finger snaps, bleeps and blips that, despite their bombastic pizazz, play second fiddle to the often witty and observational words coming out of Yoni Wolf's mouth.


    WHEN/JANUARY 29, 2008
    WHY/Phew. For a minute there the words, and the hype, and the press, and the backlash almost overshadowed the music didn't it? Good thing it hasn't done so quite yet, cause let's not kid ourselves people, this is one of the tightest and sharpest debut albums to come around in a while.


    WHEN/FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    WHY/With album number three the lads of Hot Chip show no sign of slowing down, or taking off their dancing shoes. The beats come harder, jumping out like BOOMs and ZAPs on a comic book page. And when the lights go dim, the mood and intent stays the same, refusing to fall by the wayside as you wipe up the sweat. Yes, this shit right here? It's ready for the floor.


    WHEN/MARCH 18, 2008
    WHY/There's something wonderfully hypnotic about this disc right here. I don't know what it is? Maybe it's the late night after hours sex appeal; so open, so not put on, so fresh, that ropes me in. Or maybe it's the bountiful swagger present in every hook and purr of Ms. VV's voice and the harmonies she shares with Hotel. I don't know. All I do know is that's it's all just so damn slick and just


    WHEN/JANUARY 22, 2008
    WHY/I did it with Devendra. I do it with Animal Collective. And I was ready to do it with MGMT. One listen at Time to Pretend was all it took for me to cast this band into the experimental indie unknown, never to give hem a listen or care for them again. But thankfully I didn't, and I came around. And I am glad that I did. This is an ambitious piece of work that refuses to sit still/let its many colors hide in the darkness.


    WHEN/FEBRUARY 26, 2008
    WHY/this album is a revelation. A straight up start to finish, top notch LP drenched in reality, drenched in soul; An ambitious, soul stirring effort, and definitely one of 2008's first headphone masterpieces. This is music for fans of good music; you know, that good shit. You ain't just gotta be a fan of soul, hip-hop, and/or R&B to buy what's she's selling. I promise.

    Old school funk for the true funk soldiers!

    Still can't believe I haven't gotten my hands on that Niggy Tardust album...


  • LOS ANGELES TIMES: Saul Williams: Poetry in Motion
  • Beautiful Girls

    FILE UNDER: And anotha one...

    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back to the stage Justice with the


    Never gonna give you up?

    Hoping, and wishing, and praying...

    On the Racounteurs :

    So on Tuesday I purchased three, count em 3 CDs, with only one of them [PATD’s Pretty.Odd.] being on sale. But it was all good cause the other two just happened to be by Gnarls Barkley and Jack White’s side project, and I just knew that all three would be worth the price of admission alone so to speak. [I was doing the whole old school New Music Tuesday buying excitement thing.] None of these three CDs grabbed me on the first spin. Panic’s lost me after Nine in the Afternoon, only to grab me again during Northen Downpour and then lost me again. Gnarls had me and then lost me in the bottom half when the middle to last tracks before Neighbors sounded like one giant track. The Rac album had me for the first two tracks with their Icky Thump like appeal, only to bore me to death and wonder what the hell happened to Jack and Brendan’s mojo. But unlike others, I decided to not give up, forcing myself to listen to all three CDs again, from start to finish, and I am happy to report that the Gnarls CD is definitely a grower and not a shower, while the Panic at the Disco CD is refreshingly retro and wonderfully ambitious. They will definitely [and hopefully] gain some newfound fans with this one. But this Consolers of the Lonely album? Sorry Mr. White. Can’t do it. And this is coming from someone who is in the “White Stripes have done no wrong and just keep coming with the banging LPs from White Blood Cells onward” camp. [Not to mention that stellar Loretta Lynn disc he put his stamp on]. Unlike disc one, Broken Boy Soldiers, this album feels weak and unispired, [and I hate to say it, but kind of boring] and those are two words you should never apply to a Jack White production. Yes, yes I know I need more time, but I don’t know if the other five or so CDs I have added to my collection as of late will permit it, cause unlike this one, many of those discs keep calling me back.

    Thursday, March 27, 2008

    Sweet Dreams.

    FILE UNDER: Oh Word?

    The return of Jezebel James?...

    From ContactMusic:

    "U.S. TV bosses are so thrilled with BRITNEY SPEARS' guest spot on sitcom HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, they want to give the pop star her own show...And network chiefs at CBS are now planning to hand Spears future guest appearances, before creating her own spin-off sitcom..."

    Yeah. Whatever. I'll believe it when I see it.

  • OH MY GOD!!!!

    FILE UNDER: New flava in MY ear!


    Just playin.

    But this shit right here? No joke son. No joke at all...

  • Touch My Body [RMX] - Mariah Carey feat. Rick Ross and The Dream

    Widlin' Out.

    Y Control [it]?

    1 [Put That Pussy On Me] Spank Rock
    2 [Brass Monkey] The Beastie Boys
    3 [Sunrise] Yeasayer
    4 [Beautiful Nitemare] Beyonce
    5 [Danger] Hilary Duff
    6 [Heaven On Earth] Britney Spears
    7 [Bum Like You] Robyn
    8 [2 of You] Danity Kane
    9 [Royal Flush] Big Boi feat. Raekwon and Andre 3000
    10 [Don't Stop the Music] Rihanna
    11 [Cheap and Cheerful] The Kills
    12 [Come To Me]Diddy Feat. Nicole Scherzinger
    13 [Touch My Body RMX] Mariah Carey feat. Rick Ross and The Dream


    FILE UNDER: New flava in ya ear!/Video of the Day!

    Get in, fit in.

    Get stupid, jump up go crazy for Be Your Own Pet's


    Antichrist Superstar.

    Me first and the gimme gimmes.

    I've never been one to kick someone when they're down [and Mr. Corgan is obviously down, seeing as how his time in the spotlight has been dwindling as of late], but Billy I'mma need you to go play somewhere, I'm busy. From Rolling Stone:

    "I think it's really difficult for the young artist, who doesn't have at least some sense of a pathway. For example, if you were a kid today and you're looking at the bands who are successful right now, you think, if you don't sort of sell out and let somebody make you a star, go on American Idol, then you can't be successful. Alternative culture is really critical towards introducing new ideas. We need those young bands to push old band like us, to push new boundaries. We need our butts kicked regularly. That's where all the energy comes from, from the bottom. And when the message on Amy Winehouse is drama is better than music, and for Radiohead publicity is better than music -- no disrespect to them. But I think it's a bad message to young bands of how to make it happen. It's almost like the evil stepchild of the rap bling-bling thing, like, the only way to make it work is I've got to come up with a gimmick."

    -Rolls eyes, sucks teeth, moves on.-

  • ROLLING STONE: Corgan's Fury: Exclusive Q&A
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2008

    For Your Consideration.

    "Oh no he didn't!"

    "Oh yes, yes he did..."

    Old School Funk for the True Funk Soldiers!


    FILE UNDER: And anotha one...

    Who's bad?

  • Thirsty - Cassie
  • Hung Up.

    FILE UNDER: New flava in ya ear!

    Janet Jackson did it. Ciara did it. Rihanna is doing it. And, and Danity Kane is straight killing it.

    So why can't I do it?...

  • Beautiful Nitemare - Beyonce
  • "Play on Playa."

    Ba da ba ba ba...

    FILE UNDER: New flava in MY ear!

    DJ CLUE!!!




    Oh Word?

    FILE UNDER: For Your Consideration.

    Ain't nuthin but a G thang.

    Only Harmony Korine (writer of KIDS, auteur of GUMMO, JULIEN DONKEY-BOY) could weave Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, her daughter Shirley Temple and flying nuns into a hypnotically funny and truly poignant tale of the instability behind fanaticism and the redemption we can hope to find in one another. The film follows a lonely Michael Jackson impersonator (Diego Luna) who is invited by a beautiful Marilyn Monroe (Samantha Morton) to a commune full of other impersonators including the Queen of England, Madonna, Sammy Davis Junior and James Dean, in the Scottish Highlands. In a parallel story line, the incomparable Werner Herzog plays a Latin American priest who learns his missionary of nuns can literally fly.

    Yeah. Definitely checking this one out. Not sober of course.

  • IFC ENTERTAINMENT: Mister Lonely
  • God bless the USA.

    FILE UNDER: A Moment of Clarity.

    Being a college student during the Bush/Gore and Bush/Kerry face-offs of the early aughts definitely had its perks. Especially when you consider that said years of learning took place in the lovely far off state of Maine. And even more so when you factor in my status as a resident of the State of California. I mean, let’s face it, when it comes to voting cycles and the State of California, Democrats pretty much have that shit on lock. Yeah, we’ve got our fair share of swing voters, Idependents, and Rebulicans, but 9 times out 10, seeing California go blue in the midnight hour on CNN’s, ABC’s or Fox News’s power point map is pretty much a given. But in Maine, not so much. As a politician running for office –as is the case in many a state during an election season – you gotta put in work, cause you never know which way the tide will turn ; you gotta up the ante, place them phone calls, make those appearances, and get your word out to every college student, working parent, and voter on the fence who will listen. Sir George W. Bush, he knew this. And one of the greatest things I remember from his face-off with John Kerry was the clunky television advertisement that played constantly on local Maine affiliates soundtracked by, yep, you guessed it, God Bless the USA. Now let me go ahead and just say right off the bat that I’m no terrorist, and I’m with Mr. Mellencamp on that ‘this is our country’ tip, but I always found the song to be overblown and a little too patriotic, and once it was coupled with the imagery of George and Laura Bush chilling on a porch stoop as an apple pie cooled on a windowsill in the background [okay so maybe I am embellishing a little bit], I found it all to be quite hillarious.

    But, it seemed that I was alone.

    I realized this one brisk New England afternoon as I rode in the backseat of a former roommate’s car with his rents behind the wheel. As we inched towards campus, God Bless the USA came on through the speakers and I couldn’t help but chuckle, this time silently, for my chuckle was being drowned out by singing, yes singing, from my roommate’s mother in the front seat. This song was hitting a nerve as it had been and does for many an American, overblown lyrics and all. It is simply, for better or for worse [you decide] a non-threatening rallying call that many people can and choose to stand behind. So big ups to you Ms. Kristy Lee for both knowing and realizing this, and in turn using this song to override your shortcomings and ensure a spot on that stage next week. For better of for worse.

    Good Morning!

    FILE UNDER: New flava in MY ear!

    Blame it on the boogie...

  • RCRD LBL: DVNO [Sunshine Brothers Mix] - Justice

  • Big ups to
  • Pitchfork
  • for putting this on my radar.

    Tuesday, March 25, 2008

    Get innocuous!

    And then, as noted by reader jc796202 over at
  • LAist,
  • there's this:

    So...What came first, the chicken or the egg?

    "Julie knows a party at some actor's Westside loft..."

    FILE UNDER: New flava in ya ear!

    Run to your grave.

    with The Mae Shi.

    Goodnight Hollywood Blvd.

    Stolen from the good folks over at Idolator [thank you]...

    Willow weep for me...

    Being a teenage to early twentsomething West Coast transplant on a New England campus was not easy or financially rewarding, but you best believe I spent many a work study dollar on New Release Tuesday. [Both during the day, and Monday night at midnight.] And one of my favorite record stores ever had to be Bull Moose Records on tiny little Main Street in Brunswick, Maine. New releases [no matter how big the artist]ranging in price from $6.97 (?*%$#@!) to $11.97; New release/top sellers shelves that would place a new Janet Jackson disc next to a new flava of the month in indie without batting an eye; Chill ass record store clerks who gave advice [of the non-condescending variety] AND sought advice [I turned a clerk or two on to Basement Jaxx with one simple purchase]; And a points system that rewarded you for buying discs, and which in the end helped me save a few dollars on many a disc. -Sigh- I miss that place, and it sucks to keep reading headlines and articles about little islands in the sun falling by the wayside...

  • IDOLATOR: Shocking News: Record Stores Keep Closing

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

    FILE UNDER: A Moment of Clarity.

    "And THAT is why I'm hot"

    "What does it mean to be Girlicious? It means more than just singing and dancing. It means getting a makeover and crying because your orange hair makes you look like a white girl. It means taking Lil’ Kim’s advice on how to be a great singer. It means sharing a house full of teen girls who desperately want to look like the police lineup after a raid on a tranny-hooker crack den in Branson...As Christian from Project Runway would say, this show is one big tranny mess..."

  • ROLLING STONE: Pop Life: Too Girlicious for You, Baby
  • "Damn it feels good to be a gangsta!"

    The kid stays in the picture.

    FILE UNDER: Headline of the Day!

    "If you want it, baby you got it!"

  • PITCHFORK: Al Green Reveals Details of ?uestlove-Co-Produced LP
  • Monday, March 24, 2008

    For Your Consideration.

    FILE UNDER: New flava in ya ear!

    "We're gonna rise?..."

  • Donnie J. feat. Diddy - Take You There

  • Also...

    I would like to take this time to "snap for the kids 2 times." Once for Diddy's swagger, and then once mo gin for Diddy's ghostwriter.

    Nite Moves.

    FILE UNDER: New flava in ya ear!

    My English Romance.

    Old School Funk for the True Funk Soldiers!

    1) I can't believe I just heard this on Dancing with the Stars,

    2)And that Penn Jillette was dancing to it.

    "Homie don't play that!"

    FILE UNDER: A Moment of Clarity.

    "You think it's a game? You think it's a fuckin GAME?"

    Please, for the love of God, let this be a joke. From Pajiba:

    "...Tyler Perry continued his streak of successful opening weekends, this one falling in line with the $21 million opening of his last film, Why Did I Get Married? Here’s an interesting note: Perry is now working on a film based on Barack Obama’s relationship with his wife, Michelle. It will be called, For the Love of You and it’s about “a man’s love for his woman.” He hopes to get Denzel Washington and Angela Basset to play the leads. I’m not making this up. I don’t know if Obama has any control over whether the movie gets made, but I hope to God Denzel doesn’t get involved in a goddamn movie that’d no doubt feature a cross-dressing, saggy-boobed Tyler Perry as Hillary Clinton. And you know what never gets old? Black men in dresses..."


  • PAJIBA: Werewolf Bar Mitzvah/The Weekly Box Office Round-Up
  • Hot Child in the City!

    FILE UNDER: For Your Consideration.

    Saturday, March 22, 2008


    FILE UNDER: Headline of the Day/Oh Word?

    Was it because of this?

  • NAH RIGHT: 12 Year-Old Tries to Assassinate Soulja Boy
  • "You ain't nobody!"

    "Google Me Baby!"

    FILE UNDER: New flava in MY ear!

    Teyana Taylor.

    Google Me.

    You better ask somebody.

    And anotha one...

    FILE UNDER: New flava in ya ear!

    Boy(z) stop! Oh my God!...

  • PITCHFORK: Ghostface Killah: "Charlie Brown" (Guns N Bombs Remix) [MP3]
  • Stop the madness!

    FILE UNDER: New flava in ya ear!

    It's a Different World.

  • DISCOBELLE: Old Money - Steve Harvey
  • This is how we do it.

    Yes it is Dru Hill. You don't even know...

    Now if you visit this blog often, you know that old school jams are more often than not posted under the "Old School Funk for the True Funk Soldiers" headline. But sometimes old school joints are so good, so well put together, so classic to a brotha, [see Montell Jordan's This is how we do it] that all I can do is marvel at their goodness as they boldly play on and show us how's it done. This jam, presented below, is one such example.

    One of the few times Dru Hill reached Boyz II Men like levels...

    Dru Hill.

    5 steps.

    Get nostalgic!

    Press Play.

    Don't delay. Press play.


    Song of the Sad Assassin.

    Gossip Folks.

    FILE UNDER: New flava in MY ear!

    Irresistible Delicious.

    I like Gossip Girl. Victor does not. It's too safe. The girls ain't that pretty. And why would a young Mexican fella from the hood want to watch the life and times of "pretty little rich" girls on the Upper East/Westside? Plus he's watching this show - which I had the pleasure of being introduced to last night - and it pretty much trumps anything they show on Gossip Girl.

    Swishas & Doshas.

    FILE UNDER: New flava in ya ear!

    Upside down, boy you turn me.

    Last weekend. A Sunday. Hungover as all hell. But it's cool, it's Sunday. Too many channels, not enough content. All else has failed. MTV Hits/Jams/Videos it is. Outkast. So Fresh, So Clean. Damn. Been way too long since I've played this/seen this/grooved to this. And boy do they seem to be having a lot of fun. And so am I. These dudes. I swear man. They hardly, if ever, disappoint. Let me go and press play on some ATLiens shit right now.

  • Big Boi feat Raekwon and Andre 3000 - Royal Flush
  • The Cool.

    No, wow.

    There's something wonderfully hypnotic about this disc right here. I don't know what it is? Maybe it's the late night after hours sex appeal; so open, so not put on, so fresh, that ropes me in. Or maybe it's the bountiful swagger present in every hook and purr of Ms. VV's voice and the harmonies she shares with Hotel. White lines, whiskey soaked jeans, the burnt haze of cigarette smoke, sultry whispered come hithers, stop and go movements, bands on the run; this imagery is all so cool, and could easily be soundtracked by the 12 songs present on this disc. You might slip up and mistake it all for sleaze, but you'd be wrong, cause it ain't. It's just all so damn cool. They should bottle this shit up and patent it.
    KEY TRACKS: Cheap and Cheerful/Last Day of Magic/Goodnight Bad Morning

    There she goes.

    FILE UNDER: A Moment of Clarity.

    Okay, so this is still pretty awesome.

    "More glam and glitz were on hand at Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin’s closing Smashbox show for her lingerie line called Shhh...Also in the audience were Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Quincy Jones, Dr. Dre, and Chelsea Korka from Antin’s first TV show, The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll (she tells us that even though she lost on the show, Antin signed her to another group, the Paradiso Girls, and she is releasing a disc on Interscope next year)..."

    Dear Robin Antin,

    Stop. Please, just stop. The Pussycat Dolls, Girlicious, and now the Paradiso Girls? DAMN GIRL! Slow your row...Jesus.

    That is all,


  • LA WEEKLY: Tabloid Takeover: L.A. Fashion Week's Celebrity Overdose

  • LA WEEKLY: Nightranger at Fashion Week: Robin Antin presents Shhh.
  • Friday, March 21, 2008



    The Black Keys.

    Strange times.

    Press play and let the fun and games begin!

    Thursday, March 20, 2008

    A Moment of Clarity.

    This. is hilarious.


    FILE UNDER: New flava in ya ear!

    "I just had a panic attack which is so stupid. really. 33 years old and I still have f’n panic attacks. i feel okay now. i think i just needed to crap and also i was really hungry at the same time, which is gross, i know, but you know, that shit happens. woah. why would anyone say this on a blog/
    i like this valerian root tea i got at whole foods. it is very chill. like drugs but minus the whole feeling of being on or near drugs, so in fact, nothing like drugs...."

    ladies and gentlemen I present to you Ryan Adams: the blogger.


  • TOTALLY BORED the musical
  • Turn on the Bright Lights.

    Little known fact: that first Cut Copy album? Did [does] nothing for me. Perhaps I should revisit it, cause this new track, Far Away, off their upcoming Tim Goldsworthy of DFA fame produced album In Ghost Colours is kinda off the chain. Press play and get lost. It'll do ya good.


  • Spotted over at
  • Discobelle.
  • If that's your girlfriend....

    ...she wasn't last night...

    I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You.

    Black Kids.

    Version 3*.

    *Version 1 would be the initial rough demo of the song, and version 2 would be the more polished studio edit released onto the public a week or so ago.

    Why you wanna trip on me?

    What, no bleeding madras?

    MARK IT: Thursday, March 20, 2008. The Los Angeles Times reignites the Vampire Weekend backlash with one simple headline:

  • LOS ANGELES TIMES: Vampire Weekend doesn't vant to drink your buzz

  • Earlier...

  • Canary in a Coalmine.
  • Wednesday, March 19, 2008

    Bone Broke.

    They're creepy and they're kooky...

    I don't know what it is, but something seems a little off in this pic. Don't you agree?

  • THE MODERN AGE: Earth-Shattering News: Jack White Gets a New Haircut

    I'm with Eskay on this one...

    John Brown.

    Keg Party.


    Shout out to
  • Nah Right
  • for the vid!

    Bright Like Neon Love.

    FILE UNDER: New flava in ya ear!

    Shock (!) me like an electric eel.

    I fucks with this shit right here. Time to Pretend pulled me in, but the remaining nine tracks kept me around, and keep calling me back. And I think we all know how I feel about Kevin Barnes and the boys in Of Montreal. Put the two together? I don't think I'm ready for that jelly.

  • PITCHFORK: Of Montreal's Barnes, MGMT Guy Team as Blikk Fang

  • Earlier...

  • One-A-Day! Tauwan's Top 25 Albums of 2007! ONE/HISSING FAUNA, ARE YOU THE DESTROYER?/OF MONTREAL

    FILE UNDER: A Moment of Clarity/PRIMARIES: So fucking Disco!

    "America's political story is studded with such addresses -- historical signposts that divide that which went before from all that followed on an issue of crucial national importance. Franklin Roosevelt's "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" speech fundamentally changed Americans' expectations of their government in times of social and economic crisis. John F. Kennedy's address on Catholicism and politics to the Greater Houston Ministerial Assn. in 1960 forever altered the way we think about religion and public office. Sen. Barack Obama, another lanky lawyer from Illinois, planted one of those rhetorical markers in the political landscape Tuesday, when he delivered his "More Perfect Union" speech in Philadelphia, near Independence Hall...instead of offering a simple exercise in damage control, Obama chose to place his discussion of the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright's incendiary comments in a wider consideration of race in America -- and the results were, like those Kennedy achieved in Houston, historic..."

    All the bloggers were posting it. All the news shows were showing it. The younger lawyer and I? He and I were discussing it. But I had yet to see it. I took no time to read it. And my ears had yet to catch the rhetoric. But I knew, I just knew that I needed to experience it. I just had to, had to, read it. This morning when I grabbed the paper, my eyes widened with delight. Barack Obama front and center, investigative reporting beneath him to the left, primo quote from his speech beneath him to the right. I had to leave the paper home so that others could take some time to read, but rest assured it was in the back of my head all day. I knew, just knew, that a transcript of the speech would be embedded somewhere deep in the paper. And it was. Page A10. Barack Obama at the podium front and center, investigative article beneath him to the left, transcript of "A More Perfect Union" beneath him to the right. Between sets I picked up the paper, back and forth, forth and back. Maybe it was the exercise and the blood flowing through my veins? Or maybe it was the emotional clarity pouring from the speakers courtesy of Lupe Fiasco's The Cool? But I finished that damn speech, took a step back, and felt a lump in my throat. It moved me in its simplicity; it got me; struck a nerve; And I'm glad it finally hit me, cause it was definitely something I had needed to hear...

  • LOS ANGELES TIMES: Obama's Lincoln Moment
  • Old School Funk for the True Funk Soldiers!

    FILE UNDER: Oh Word?

    2 things:

    1) I was completely surprised when I grabbed the paper this morning and saw a front page Calendar section article on this band, and

    2) In 2008, this band can still sell out shows, as evidenced by tonight's Sold Out show at the Troubadour.

  • LOS ANGELES TIMES: If seeing the Vines is believing
  • For Your Consideration.

    So here's the album cover for Mariah's Carey's upcoming album E=MC2. Age appropriate, simple, and kind of classy?
  • Though I get the feeling that the same probably can't be said for the tunes contained within.
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2008

    Da Art of Storytellin'. Part 2.

    "He said, I write what I see
    Write to make it right, don't like what I be
    I like to make it like the sights on TV
    Quite the great life so nice and easy,
    See, now you can still die from that
    But it's better than not being alive from straps.
    Agreed, a Mead notebook and a Bic that click when its pushed and a whack ass beat.
    That's a track thats weak that he got last week
    'Cause everybody in the studio's like that's that heat
    A bass-heavy medley with a sample from the 70s with a screwed up hook that went "Stack that cheese"
    Somethin somethin somethin "Stack that cheese"
    Mother sister cousin "Stack that cheese"
    He couldn't think of nothin' "Stack that cheese"
    He turns down the beat, writter's block impedes
    Cryin' from the next room a baby in need of some pampers and some food and a place to sleep
    That plus a black Cadillac on D's
    Is what keeps him on track to be a great emcee.

    Lupe Fiasco.

    Hip Hop Saved My Life.

    Nuff said.


  • Da Art of Storytellin'.
  • Shawty get loose.

    FILE UNDER: Video of the Day!

    This just might be the best thing you watch all day. Even if you don't understand the words that are coming out of her mouth.


    Je Veux Te Voir. (I Want to See You)

    No, merci beaucoup.

    Almost Doesn't Count.

    FILE UNDER: Oh Word?

    Play in the sunshine.

    You know, you would think that a music fan such as myself would be all "bout it, bout it" when it comes to the Coachella Arts and Music Festival, but, I'm not. But this rumor? This rumor right here? It could maybe, just maybe, make me change my mind.

  • SOUNDBOARD: Prince to be added to Coachella bill? Or not…
  • Oh Word?

    This is just in: if you're into buying albums legally and don't really need a case, head on over to iTunes where this album is currently for sale, ahead of it's original release date no?