I think Donald better start worrying about Guido coming by and breaking his kneecaps for trying to dodge this month’s payment. And Guido, even he says he’s good for it don’t trust him, the man has already declared bankruptcy once, he’ll do it again.
It’s nice to see that someone managed to actually get free of the Disney ghetto known as High School Musical and actually appear in a REAL film. Sorry Zac Efron but Hairspray doesn’t count as a leap forward into real roles (same goes for you Ashley Tisdale album of bad pop songs).
A great song from the ’90s that doesn’t get enough play these days. My favorite moment is when they sing “seventy seven thousand piece orchestra set” and the strings come in. It’s a nice music tied to lyrics moment which sounds completely sincere and isn’t winking at the listener. Cornershop made 3 pretty great albums, it’s a bummer they’re MIA. Hey Coachella, why don’t you reunite them!
Alright this is a good first step, but I can’t wait to see an all robot production of Cats. Just imagine hearing “Memory” being sung in a creepy robotic voice. It’ll probably run on Broadway for another 15 years.
The Jonas Brothers at the Hollywood Palladium, Tonight
Reason: I’m 27 and I don’t love irony enough to actually attend. Plus I fear the screams of rabid 11 year old fans.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at Club Nokia, Tonight
Reason: It’s sold out. I can’t believe Bone Thugs can still draw a sold out crowd. Who is still listening to “Tha Crossroads” on repeat. Also a hip hop act’s notable feature should not be its harmonies. It should be its bling.
For your viewing pleasure i present “Tha Crossroads” Please note that first thing the Thugs sing is “Bone, Bone Bone” just in case you forgot who they were.
Take that Amsterdam. You think you’re so cool with your decriminalized pot. Well Switzerland has doctor approved heroin. How are you gonna top that Amsterdam? Maybe have your mayor shoot up, while chatting up a prostitute in the red light district. Man if that happens, the war on which European country can be more lax on drugs will be pretty damn exciting.
The BBC reports that French Physicists are using a particle accelerator to help determine the authenticity of bottles of wine.
"The analysis works by measuring the X-ray radiation emitted when the glass bottle is placed in the path of an ion particle beam."
Look French people, I know you love your wine, but if you open a Black Hole and destroy the universe just to determine if a wine was made in the Bordeaux region in 1954, I’m going to be pretty pissed (assuming my consciousness survives to some sort of afterlife). At least those Hadron Collider people were trying to unlock the secrets of the universe. That knowledge is almost worth complete and total annihilation.
Plaxico Burress and his thigh were fighting over who got the last Sony 40 inch Plasma screen at the local Best Buy on Black Friday. The thigh grabbed a knife and charged at Burress but Burress dodged the attack like it was a defender coming to tackle him, grabbed his gun and shot himself in the knee. Burress is said to be at home resting and enjoying last weeks Heroes in HD.
after watching the entourage season 4 finale (in which they managed to maintain conflict for 2 and a half minutes: a new record for the show), i was inspired to take a stab at writing a spec for the season 5 opener. It’s only an outline, but this is what i’ve got so far:
-while starting to shoot martin scorsese’s modernization of the great gatsby, vince mysteriously starts to feel dizzy.
-e finds himself up against a wall as bow-wow’s pilot doesnt get picked up.
-drama thinks hes gay after he jerks off to what he thought was straight porn.
-after a visit to the doctor, vince discovers that the dizzyness was a bi-product of a huge tumor sitting on his frontal lobe. yikes!
-turtle gets high because he’s so worried for vince.
-the guys reminiss about the good ol days of queens. drama cries.
-turns out that the doctor mixed up the results! vince is fine! he was just hung over for the first time in his life. silly vince. the guys hug, but their celebration is cut short as e gets a phone call. it:s bret ratner! he wants bow wow to play chris tuckers brother in the new rush hour! everyone is ecstatic.
-they all get jerked off on a bed of money by a magical golden pony. its awesome. but drama is still probably gay.
what do you think, blogosphere? has it got legs?
after reading Steve’s spec for season 5 of Entourage i have to say that it all sounds about right. my one note would be that instead of it being a magical golden pony it should probably be a unicorn.
I think the election of Obama made me think that America was changing and evolving into something better. I guess today just shows that Americans are still greedy and violent people. This is why the world hates us, this is why we’re in a financial crisis, this is why things like Prop 8 pass, this is why Bush got 2 terms. America, let’s change and evolve. Let’s show the world that we’re better. Let’s show everyone that we care about each other, more then saving money, having material possessions, and flexing our muscles with guns.
I’ll get off my soapbox now. It just saddens me that after a day which is about celebrating family and friends, the news is filled with death and violence over people going crazy in order to save a hundred dollars on TV.
Bel Biv Devoe are playing the House of Blues on Sunset tonight. I guess my dream of hearing “Poison” performed live will have to wait. I suppose it’s for the best because I’d probably be depressed to find out that Bel and Devoe’s flattops have been sucked into an early 90s vacuum.
I think Biv is trying to do his best Uncle Sam impression, Devoe is thinking about how pissed he is that Kid & Play also have flattops, while Bell is marveling at how smooth his skin feels after his first shave.
For this Black Friday please enjoy Slate’s possibly too in depth look at the rumor of Hitler being a one balled wonder. I’m going to start a rumor that he called his silly little moustache his lost ball. Hitler, so evil, so allegedly short on a full sack of balls.
"Anything that has to be rescued during a financial crisis, because it plays an essential role in the financial mechanism, should be regulated when there isn’t a crisis so that it doesn’t take excessive risks.”
Now hopefully the US Government will do this. Please Obama listen to Paulie.
I made that last post before I heard this news. The fact that this happened is sickening and disgusting. No “deal” is worth knocking a person over and injuring them. Americans should take a look at itself and see if Black Friday is worth this. Anyone that thinks it is I dub a shit head.
Congrats Lieberman, you win this year’s Thanksgiving Judas award. Democrats, I can ‘t believe you let this dickwad keep his seat. Grow some balls. He’s just gonna keep fucking you over. Stop being a Tina to his Ike.
What happened in Mumbai today is a terrible and tragic event. Terrorism is horrible thing and every time a new attack occurs it saddens me. My heart goes out to all the victims and their families of today’s events and I send you hugs via this blog. It’s Thanksgiving time, let’s all try to love each other a little more instead of hurting each other. The world would be a better place if we did that.
Should i see what this Latin Impact class at my gym is all about? Class description is “A latin influenced aerobic workout that will leave you ready for more! Enjoy the dance styles of Salsa, Meranga and Cha Cha Cha while getting fit!”
It’s been coming for years but i think now that a major label just made more money from digital as opposed to physical releases the final nail has been put in the coffin for the Major Label Album. Once major labels see that most of their money is coming from individual song downloads what will be the point for them to finance an album full of 12 songs when they only see one song as having commercial potential.
In the 90s major labels were able to be greedy and still sell tons of CDs, even if an album only had one great song (“No Rain” by Blind Melon anybody). Soon enough the consumer started realizing they were spending $14.99 for one good song. Unfortunately for the labels this corresponded with the rise of MP3s and Napster, crippled album sales, and helped destroy the way major labels function. Why should a consumer buy a full length album when you can get that one song for free (other factors come into play with major labels’ downfall too but this played a big part).
The rise of digital stores like iTunes helped change this and allowed people to download that one great song and pay for it. I think in the next 5 years we’re going to see the rise of the single in a way we haven’t seen since the early 60s. This new single will cross all genres. Some will be big mainstream hits like a new Jonas Brothers song, while others might be one hit blog wonders like the whistletastic “Young Folks” by Peter, Bjorn and John. Expect Rhino to release the craziest Nuggets box set they’ve ever done in about 35 years.
This could be great. We’ll see lots of innovation and diversity in our singles. It might not reach our radios or MTV but more and more people will be buying that one song they love. This new generations of consumers will buy songs that cross all genres, from Pop, to Hip Hop, to Indie. If it’s a great song they’ll buy it.
My one hope is that this doesn’t destroy the album. While there is something amazing in the creation of a 3 minute single there is something even more spectacular in the creation of a 50 minute piece of art. Kid A (one of the best albums of this decade) is not meant to be digested as a singles. It’s best heard as a whole unit. The new album by The National is another example. I hope people still cling to the album as format. I imagine Indie labels will. However, i think the days of the great major label album is gone. Labels will foster stars and pair them with the perfect song. They might make some great singles but the prestige that major labels had for releasing fully realized albums by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads, and Nirvana will slowly die out. So long and farewell Major Label album. You had a great run. And I’ll always listen to you in your proper sequence on my iPod.
I’m embarrassed that for the past 8 years I’ve lived in an America that had a President who refused to say this. I’m proud of the fact that we will have a President who will admit his mistakes and recognize that both himself and America can be imperfect sometimes (and in America’s case, often).
As per Betty’s request, her body will be placed at the top of the stairs, then folded so half her body rests on the step below. Mourners are then invited to watch her body descend the staircase in an exciting fashion. Refreshments and fun with Silly Putty to follow.
Be strong citizens of Beverly Hills. You will get your brand new Waldorf Astoria hotel and condos. No one in America deserves a fancy hotel more in these hard economic times then the super rich living in Beverly Hills.
Also can someone please explain to me why it’s taken so long to count these votes. It’s been nearly a month and there are only like 14,000 to count. There needs to be a way to count votes faster in this post modern world we live in.
Astronauts are one step closer to drinking their own urine. For some reason this makes them say “Yippee.” I guess considering everything that keeps getting fucked up on the space station it’s the little, urine related victories that matter.
I wonder if the Astronauts are bummed or happy that they are going to need a year to wait for tests on the pee water before they can drink it. I’m gonna have to guess happy on that one.
PS: Huffington Post, please come up with a headline that doesn’t sound like something Austin Powers would say. Everyone knows the kids are all about Love Guru quotes these days.
Sure it’s been around for a while but still…Oh happy day!!! I bet he writes about the same sort of things Brody Jenner blogs about. You know what it was like to date LC on the Hills and how Heidi is such a bitch.
My days of blog reading have just become a little bit more focused on the economy.
careful it immediately starts playing the opening riff of “You Make My Dreams Come True” when you log in. No, I’m serious.
This week’s episode features guest John Oates. I’m guessing Daryl has the title Talent Booker as well as star. The other thing I noticed, is no one bothered to tell Daryl that Oates was there. Apparently Live From Daryl’s House is not run as tight as those hand claps in “Private Eyes.”