Thursday, January 03, 2008

Radiohead's Scotch Mist Webcast

At Midnight on New Year's Day, Radiohead webcast live in-studio performace of songs from In Rainbows (coupled with other weird Radiohead-esque shit). Enjoy!


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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dewey Cox & The Hard Walkers at The Knitting Factory

After the screening, we were bused over to the Knitting Factory to see the final performance of Dewey Cox & The Hard Walkers (until the Oscars with the strike doesn't destroy it).

The show was hilarious. The best parts were his covers of Rehab (Amy Winehouse),Cocaine (Eric Clapton) and Sabotage (Beastie Boys).

The world needs more Cox.


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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

(Some Of) My Favorite Albums From 2007

While I'm sure better music came out this year and I haven't had a chance to really listen to a couple of albums I just downloaded acquired (Lupe Fiasco, LCD Soundsystem, Ghostface, Wu-Tang Clan) but here are my some* of favorite albums of 2007 (in no particular order) with my favorite song from each.

"No Cars Go" by Arcade Fire from Neon Bible

"Breakin' Up" by Rilo Kiley from Under The Blacklight

"Back To Black" by Amy Winehouse from Back to Black
(Yes, I know it really came out in 2006)

"I Feel It All" by Feist from The Reminder

"All I Need" by Radiohead from In Rainbows

"Say Hello" by Jay-Z from American Gangster

"When Your Mind's Made Up" by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová from Music From The Motion Picture Once

"The Heinrich Maneuver" by Interpol from Our Love To Admire

"Flashing Lights" by Kanye West (featuring Dwele) from Graduation

"Lucky Ones" by Kevin Drew from Spirit If...

"When Everything Is New" by Little Brother from GetBack

"Burn Your Life Down" by Tegan & Sara from The Con

* I say "some" because these albums are just the ones I thought of when I decided to make this post and not some well thought out list like I was working for Rolling Stone or Pitchfork Media.


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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Music Video Of The Year

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Rilo Kiley @ Webster Hall

Marry me, Jenny Lewis.

To be honest, Under The Blacklight, Rilo Kiley's latest release, is already my least favorite album of theirs. Doesn't mean it's bad. Far from it. But I didn't feel attached to it instantly.

Anyway, to hear the songs performed live made me love songs I liked and like songs I didn't care for. My favorite songs from the night were "Dreamworld", "Portions For Foxes", "Silver Lining", "It's A Hit" (with Orenda Fink formerly of Azure Ray and now Art in Manila on trumpet), "Breakin' Up", "Does He Love You"...I'm going to stop because I'll probably end up listing them all.

I can watch Jenny Lewis on stage all night long.

I forget how short Blake Sennett. He really hasn't grown much from his Boy Meets World days

That said, Webster Hall is a weird venue for a rock show because you can hear the club music bumping down below. It's particularly awkward during slow, quiet songs. if your favorite band is playing here, double check to make sure they aren't playing anywhere else in the city.

Despite the venue, it was a great show.

All photos by Jenny Francois

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Bye Fiddy

West's Graduation shifted 957,000 copies in its first week of sales while 50 Cent's album, Curtis, only sold 691,000, according to Billboard.

Before the albums went on sale 50 Cent vowed he would retire from making solo albums if he was outsold by West.
Maybe if he didn't leave the best song off his U.S. release, he might have had a chance.

Now the song is just prophetic (or he saw the writing on the wall).

50 Cent - "Smile (I'm Leaving)"


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Monday, September 17, 2007

Leading Questions: Rilo Kiley

Do you like/love Rilo Kiley?

If so, what's your favorite song?

Do you live in New York?

What are you doing Sunday night?

Do I even know you?

I'm just asking.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Did I mention Feist is awesome?

Monday, August 27, 2007

Drivin' Me Wild - Common (feat. Lily Allen)

I love when your favorite song off an album becomes the next single...


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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Kanye West's "Can't Tell Me Nothing"...Starring Zach Galifianakis

Monday, June 11, 2007

Feist at Town Hall NYC

I wish I got a better picture

Goes without saying she was great. Such a beautiful voice. It was a fun show and Kristy and I had awesome seats (third row).

My favorite songs she did were "So Sorry", "I Feel It All", "Lover's Spit" (with Kevin Drew from Broken Social Scene on keys), "Sea Lion Woman" and "Let It Die".

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Björk at Radio City Music Hall

What a weird, awesome woman

So Bill & I went to her Radio City Music Hall show. I expected she would be doing mostly songs from her new album, Volta. So I was pretty pleased when she essentially ran through the greatest hits, sans "Hyperballad" which is probably my favorite Björk ever so that was disappointing.

She came out with the same horn section that she did for her recent Saturday Night Live appearance.

This was the setlist:
"Earth Intruders"
"Venus As A Boy"
"I See Who You Are"
"Dull Flame of Desire"
"All Is Full of Love"
"Pleasure Is All Mine"
"Pagan Poetry"
"Where Is the Line?"
"Army of Me"
"Anchor Song"
"Declare Independence"

I'm always amazed at how powerful her voice is and how she's been able to maintain it it. Especially when she says "thank you" after every song with a voice of a ten year old at a spelling bee and is dancing around stage like Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine.

The funniest moment was when some fan tried to get on stage and dance along with Björk. Radio City Music Hall security does not fuck around. That guy took two hops on stage before he was taken down and dragged off the stage on his stomach.

All and all, a great night.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My Favorite CD Right Now

Monday, February 05, 2007

Greatest Halftime Show Ever

How do they think they are going to top that next year? U2 already performed.

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Sorry, Nas

De La Soul pronounced Hip Hop Is Dead a decade ago...

Stakes is High

by De La Soul

The instamatic focal point bringing damage to your boroughs
Be some brothers from the east with some beats that be thorough
Got the solar gravitation so I'm bound to pull it
I gets down like brothers are found ducking from bullets
Gun control means using both hands in my land
Where it's all about the cautious livin'
Migrating to a higher form of consequence, compliments
Of strugglin', that shouldn't be notable,
Man every word I say should be a hip hop quotable.

I'm sick of bitches shakin' asses
I'm sick of talkin' about blunts,
Sick of Versace glasses,
Sick of slang,
Sick of half-ass awards shows,
Sick of name brand clothes.
Sick of R&B bitches over bullshit tracks,
Cocaine and crack
Which brings sickness to blacks,
Sick of swoll' head rappers
With their sicker-than raps
Clappers and gats
Makin' the whole sick world collapse
The facts are gettin' sick
Even sicker perhaps
Stickabush to make a bundle to escape this synapse

Man life can get all up in your ass baby you betta work it out
Let me tell you what it's all about
A skin not considered equal
A meteor has more right than my people
Who be wastin' time screaming who they've hated
That's why the Native Tongues have officially been re-instated

Stakes is high
(Higher than high)
You know them stakes is high
(Higher than high)
When we talkin' 'bout the
Stakes is high, you know them stakes is high
When we dealin' with the
Stakes is high
(Hey yo, what about that love?)

Yo, it's about love for cars, love for funds
Loving to love mad sex, loving to love guns
Love for opposite, love for fame and wealth
Love for the fact of no longer loving yourself, kid
We living in them days of the man-made ways
Where every aspect is vivid,
these brothers no longer talk shit
Hey yo, these niggas live it
'Bout to give it to you 24/7 on the microphone
Plug One translating the zone
No offense to a player, but yo, I don't play
And if you take offense, fuck it, got to be that way
J.D. Dove, show your love, what you got to say?

I say G's are making figures at a high regard
And niggas dying for it nowadays ain't odd
Investing in fantasies and not God
Welcome to reality, see times is hard
People try to snatch the credit, but can't claim the card
Showing out in videos, saying they cold stars
See, shit like that will make your mama cry
Better watch the way you spend it
'Cause the stakes is high

Y'all know them stakes is high
When we talkin' 'bout the
Stakes is high

I think that smiling in public is against the law
'Cause love don't get you through life no more
It's who you know and "How you, son?"
And how you gettin' in, and who the man holding
Hey yo, and how was the scams and how high
Yo what up, huh? I heard you caught a body
Seem like every man and woman shared a life with John Gotti

But they ain't organized!

Mixing crimes with life enzymes
Taking the big scout route
And niggas know doubt better
Than they know their daughters
And their sons
(Oh boy)

Yo, people go through pain and still don't gain
Positive contact just like my main man
Who got others cleaning up his physical influence
His mind got congested
He got the nine and blew it
Neighborhoods are now hoods cause nobody's neighbors
Just animals surviving with that animal behavior
Under I who be rhyming from dark to light sky
Experiments when needles and skin connect
No wonder where we live is called the projects
When them stakes is high you damn sure try to do
Anything to get the piece of the pie
Even die for the cash
But at last I be out even though you wantin' more
This issue is closed like an elevator door
But soon re-opened once we get to the next floor where the

Stakes is high
Y'all know them stakes is high
When we talkin' 'bout the
Stakes is high
Stakes is high, come on


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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Can 50 Cent Dis ALL These Rappers?

The Game - One Blood (Remix) featuring...Jim Jones, Snoop Dogg, Nas, T.I., The Game, Fat Joe, Lil Wayne, N.O.R.E., Jadakiss, Styles P, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Rick Ross, Twista, Kurupt, Daz, WC, E-40, Bun B, Chamilionaire, Slim Thug, Young Dro, The Clipse & Ja Rule.

Wouldn't you be kinda mad if The Game didn't call you up?


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Friday, October 13, 2006

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins at Town Hall

She was great. Better than on the album.

That's all I've really got to say on that except get her album if you don't already have it.

Actually two things...

You ever hear a song that you liked in the album but it didn't necessarily stand out to you...until you hear it live? That said, after the show, "Born Secular" became my favorite song on the album.

Also, if anyone has a live .mp3 of "Acid Tongue", let me know.

Photo by baonguyen

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Soundtrack To My Life Ver. 1.2

This started as a bulletin on MySpace where you were supposed to populate this list based on the whims of your iPod/iTunes and this would be the "Soundtrack To My Life". Well, inspired by perinnial cheater Bill, I've decided to make a real one based on a week's worth of iPod listening and my stupid MySpace blog.

Opening Credits:
Sean - Aya
"But its all just part of the game
Where you see your self go, in and out of love
You're always the same
Can you free yourself and live enough for us?"
Waking Up:
Gotta Get Up (Another Day) (Featuring 4Hero) - Jill Scott
"I don't want to go to work today
I'd rather stay home and play video games
I'd rather chill for real
I don't know how you feel"
First Day At School:
New Deep - John Mayer
"I'm a new man
I wear a new cologne and
You wouldn't know me if your eyes were closed
I know what you'll say
'This won't last longer than the rest of the day'
But you're wrong this time
You're wrong"
Falling In Love:
Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong - Radiohead
"A beautiful girl
A beautiful girl
Can turn your world into dust"
Fight Song:
Love and War (11/11/46) - Rilo Kiley
"Why must you try to ruin my peace of mind
And they were only words and I never meant them
I never loved you even in my weakness you were fuel for the fire cannon fodder"
Breaking Up:
"Last Goodbye" - Jeff Buckley
"Kiss me, please kiss me
But kiss me out of desire, babe, and not consolation
You know it makes me so angry 'cause I know that in time
I'll only make you cry, this is our last goodbye"
"One Evening" - Feist
"The evening was long, my guesses were true
You saw me see you
That something you said, the timing was right
The pleasure was mine"
The Child Is Gone - Fiona Apple
"'Cause I suddenly feel like a different person
From the roots of my soul come a gentle coercion
And I ran my hand o'er a strange inversion
A vacancy that just did not belong
The child is gone"
Mental Breakdown:
Sometimes - Bilal
"Sometimes, you got me wishing I didn't have home training
Sometimes, then it wouldn't hurt me so bad
With dreams of knocking you in your head
Then it wouldn't hurt me so bad
With our kitchen knife put up your ass"
Electioneering - Radiohead

Waves - Lewis Taylor
"I know what I want but I just wouldn't dare
I'd let her into my heart but she's already there
'Cause she comes in waves and I just reach a point
I fall over and over (and over and over) again"
Getting Back Together:
Above You, Below Me - by Badly Drawn Boy
"I will take you as you are
Please accept me as I am
There'll be something in the wind
To show us we're right
And tell us we're wrong"
Kiss of Life - Sade
"There must have been an angel by my side
Something heavenly led me to you
Look at the sky
It's the color of love"

Birth of Child:
India - Eric Benet
"I got the biggest part of heaven in my life
And I can feel it every time I see your eyes"
Final Battle:
Won on Won - The Cocoa Brovaz
"DING! That's the sound of the bell
"Oh shit!" is all you heard before you fell
to the canvas, all washed up like my dirty drawers
and pants get, try to challenge get damaged"
Death Scene:
Colorblind - Counting Crows
"I am ready
I am ready
I am ready
I am fine"
Funeral Song:
Numb - Sia
"I saw you cry today
The pain may fill you
I saw you shy away
The pain will not kill you
...It has to end to begin"
End Credits:
Last Dance - Sarah McLachlan

The sad thing is I will spend the rest fo my life wanting to change this list

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Monday, October 02, 2006

The Best Music Video I've See This Year...

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I'm bringing SexyBack

I'll admit the first time I heard this song (off of One Soulful Negro), I thought it was awful and a really bad choice for a first single.

Then I was at a lounge and people were dancing and this song came on and it took a whole new life. This song is least for the club scene. That song comes on and all of the sudden, you are in a music video.

A couple of thoughts crossed my mind:
  • This is one of those songs that anybody could have released, much like Omarion's "Entourage" which I'm sure Usher wishes he bought. What would have happened if Kevin Federline (a.k.a. K-Fed) dropped this song? Would we love it as much?
  • Between "Promiscuous Girl" and "SexyBack" and the flop of Pharrell's solo album, it's safe to say that 2006 is the Year of Timbaland.
  • I think that JC Chasez should be pissed that Justin is getting props for basically making club music when he tried to do the same thing with his 2004 solo effort, Schizophrenic.


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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

See? Bob Dylan Gets It...

I don't know about 20 years but it sure feels that way...,71636-0.html?tw=wn_technology_1

Bob Dylan: Technology Sucks
Reuters 12:30 PM Aug, 22, 2006

Bob Dylan says the quality of modern recordings is "atrocious," and even the songs on his new album sounded much better in the studio than on disc.

"I don't know anybody who's made a record that sounds decent in the past 20 years, really," the 65-year-old rocker said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

Dylan, who released eight studio albums in the past two decades, returns with his first recording in five years, Modern Times, next Tuesday.

Noting the music industry's complaints that illegal downloading means people are getting their music for free, he said, "Well, why not? It ain't worth nothing anyway."

"You listen to these modern records, they're atrocious, they have sound all over them," he added. "There's no definition of nothing, no vocal, no nothing, just like ... static."

Dylan said he does his best to fight technology, but it's a losing battle.

"Even these songs probably sounded 10 times better in the studio when we recorded 'em. CDs are small. There's no stature to it."


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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Fiona Apple & Damien Rice at Jones Beach Theater

So after my friend and I did a couple of No Rain dances, we manage to avoid the torrential downpour that The Weather Channel all but guaranteed.

We got there early and we're reading the program when all of the sudden, music starts playing. Apparently David Garza wanted to surprise us. If David Garza is a really talented guy, I was not sold after that performance. He did a real quick opening set- 4 songs. The two highlights being his first song, "Song for Ann Marie" (if anyone has this on .mp3, hook me up) and halfway through his second song, he sang "I just changed my tune/I forgot what I was supposed to say".

Anyway, he came and went.

Then Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan and the band came out. It was kind of weird because they performed in front of Fiona's set that was covered in tarps so it looked like they weren't even supposed to be on stage. Nonetheless, it was an amazing set. Damien Rice is one of those singers who sounds the same live or recorded. Actually, I kinda prefer him live. Equally amazing was the voice of Lisa Hannigan. I really hope she comes out with an album of her own some day although they make a great team. So he did his set (Another request: if anyone has an live .mp3 of "Acidental Babies" or "Rootless Tree", send it this way) and everybody was loving it and cheering and then he said Thank you and goodnight. And a near riot broke out. He didn't perform "The Blower's Daughter". Apparently we were sitting in the Damien Rice Fan Club section because everyone freaked out. A few minutes ago, I thought they were going to cry and orgasm at the same time and now they wanted his blood. "Did we miss it?" "What happened?" "How could he not sing my favorite song?" "I don't even like Fiona Apple" And a whole bunch of them left never to return. I can't believe they spent all that money JUST to see Damien Rice (and presumably David Garza). Weird.

A little while afterwards, Fiona Apple's set started. She was one piano and it did not start off well. Her voice sounded as if she had swallowed Spike from Gremlins whole and he was trying to escape while she sang. The first two songs were off and my friend and I gave each other the "Uh Oh. Could we be in for a Fiona Breakdown?" look. Luckily, she got off the piano and opted to stand and sing and DANCE. Oh did she dance. She definitely went to the Thom Yorke School of Stage Dancing. It was a combination of her fighting ghosts on stage and her beings chased by a swarm of killer bees with the occasional "AH! There's a spider on my right leg." It was amazing and worth the price of admission alone. Anyway, dancing aside, she did a beautiful set and I can now cross her off the lists of artists I want to see live.

Photo by HighTea

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Jay-Z Rehearsal Concert @ Nokia Theater

Well, that's another one off "The List"...

So Bill IMs me on Thursday night asking me if I wanted a free ticket to this Jay-Z rehearsal show on Saturday to which I said "of course" (this may seem like a nice interaction but Bill asked me in a more dickhead-like way and, later, took one of my tickets away from me because he thought I was one of the people who he didn't think was possible to get someone to go with case you are wondering why I didn't ask anyone to go to me).

So, Saturday, after I went to the movies (Click) with friends, I decided to make my way to the Nokia theater. Doors opened at 8:30 and I got there like 7:10. The line started forming but there could not have been more than 40 people ahead of me and I was like "Cool". I put on my iPod and started reading some comic books.

Rule #1, 5 and 17 of Waiting on Line: If you don't want someone to join you in line or don't feel comfortable letting someone cut in line, no eye contact. That's why I brought the comic books. Someone who joined me in line that I didn't mind did not adhere to this rule which not only allowed 4 people to join us in line but those 4 people got in to the theater before us.

No matter, we got a really good spot at the stairway to the right of the stage.

Now that was 8:45 PM.

?uestlove had a really good DJ set where he played a lot of sampled soul records.

And that was cool.

For an hour.

Although by 2 and half hours later, I was ready to go outside and scalp my ticket.

When the show finally started at 11:15 (!), the curtains pulled back and there was Jay-Z, ?uestlove and the Illadelphonics and a fucking orchestra. Nice!

Jay-Z went through all the songs on Reasonable Doubt (celebrating the 10th anniversary of it's release) and hit us with the sequel to "22 Two's", "44 Four's", which was really hot.

Memphis Bleek and Sauce Money (who has gained at least 125 pounds and should go by the moniker of "Extra Sauce Money" or "BBQ Sauce Money") did their verses. I was expecting (hoping) that Mary J. Blige ("Can't Knock The Hustle") or Foxy Brown ("Ain't No N!gga") would come out for their parts or Nas would do the chorus of "Dead Presidents" (although he was in the VIP section) but it wasn't to be. It was only a rehearsal (Genius idea btw, charge $100 dollars for tickets but by calling it a rehearsal you are not guranteeing the quality of the performance).

After he finished those tracks and the band and orchestra left the stage, Jay & Memphis Bleek did a good set of snippets of Jay-Z's hits which got the crowd amped. He could have gone on all night long. The only thing that sucked is when he did your favorite song, he would cut it off and move quickly on to the next.

All and all, it was a great night.

Thanks for the tickets, ?uest...sigh...and Bill. Now if ?uest would just get good enough to be on Prince's band so we can get some free tickets to his shows.

Two side notes:
  1. The only rappers who can do a show like this -- i.e. number and quality of songs -- are Jay-Z, Outkast, Run DMC (although DMC can't perform anymore) and LL Cool J (but LL would probably ruin it by doing songs released after Mr. Smith). I'm sure I'm missing someone but I doubt it.
  2. Seeing Jay-Z Saturday took him off "The List of People I would Like to See Perform While They Are Still Relevant". I've seen Prince, Omar, Lewis Taylor, D'Angelo & Me'Shell Ndegeocello. I'm going to see Fiona Apple on July 25th which would leave me with Outkast and Radiohead.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

My Top Ten 80's Pop/Rock Songs (at this point in time)

Every time I listen to my "I Love The 80's" playlist on my iPod and a certain song comes up, I always mentally deem it as "THIS IS MY FAVORITE 80'S SONG EVER" until another song comes up...

So I'm am going to list in no particular order, my top 10 80's Pop/Rock/New Wave songs (excluding Michael Jackson & Prince songs):
  1. 'Til Tuesday - Voices Carry
  2. Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart
  3. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
  4. The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter
  5. Def Leppard - Photograph
  6. INXS - Need You Tonight
  7. The Jets - Curiosity
  8. Swing Out Sister - Break Out
  9. Matrika - Toy Soliders
  10. U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
This is by no means a definitive list but I feel good about it right at this very moment.

I promise this won't turn into the "My Top 25 Movies (At This Point and Time)" which was re-edited at least 5 times after I posted it.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

My Valentine's Day Dedication to Everyone

This Is Not A Love Song (click to listen)
by Omar

This is not a love song
This is not a love song

I draw the line at getting involved with anyone
I’ve been messed with all my life
I don’t consider it much fun
Love is all around me but so damn hard to find
People keep telling me it’s there I must be blind

This is not a love song
This is not a love song (don’t get me wrong)

Every day I try to get on with my life but you get in the way
Excuse me if I’m distant I’m trying to keep love at bay
If you love me you will give me all the time that I need
Love is for some people maybe it’s not for me

I tried to sit and wait and contemplate that
You were simply a phase I had to overcome
Spend sleepless nights around you procrastinate about you
I’m thinking something simply has to be done

Who says I love you but I don’t think I do


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Friday, February 10, 2006

R.I.P. James "Jay Dee" Yancey

Thursday, February 09, 2006

I Hate The Grammy's (still)

Every year, there is a win that defies logic.

This year's "winner" is Gwen Stefani.

Her album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby., was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Album.

Now, hers was the only album in the Female Pop Vocal Album category that was nominated for Best Album of the Year.

So, it should be a no-brainer that she would at least win that category.


Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway won Best Female Pop Vocal Album.

While I am happy for her, it just reminds me why I don't watch the Grammy's any more after the India.Arie debacle of 2002 (7 nominations including Album of the Year and she left empty-handed)


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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Fiona Apple's "Not About Love" video

Friday, January 27, 2006

Dave Chappelle's Block Party trailer

I can't even remember when I actually went to this. All I know it was a long time ago because we were all anticipating Chappelle Show season 3.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Update: Go, Go Elizabeth, It's Your Bah Mitzvah

Monday, October 03, 2005

Low Fidelity

So I received my new iPod on Friday.

It's like getting a new puppy after your old one died.

He's already my best friend.

This weekend I took it to the next level.

On previous iPod, I had a variety of playlists -- by genre, by artist, by speed (slow vs. uptempo)

But this weekend, I officially became the Rob Gordon* of iPod.

I set up threee playlists.

Grade School, High School & College.

Yup, now I can listen to the music by where I was scholastically.

I love it.

and I'm a loser.

As one of my co-workers said to me last week after she had seen a balloon I had drawn a Charlie Brown face on hanging outside my cube:

"We need to get you a hobby...or a girlfriend"

*High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Epiphany #178 b/w I'm a grownup

I am officially too old for the MTV Video Music Awards.

By the way, for everyone (read: ladies) who used this as justification for watching it (or any other celebrity event), who the f*ck cares what so-and-so is wearing?


I think the extreme popularity of US Weekly is the next level of social decline.

Why isn't it called THEM Weekly?

I'm gonna stop now.


I bought a suit today.

I feel grown.

Although I'm a little late to start feeling grown now.


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Friday, July 22, 2005

So all the mp3s have been erased from my computer...

I feel like a dingo ate all my babies.

(Fuck you, Bill)


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Monday, July 11, 2005

Being Bobby Brown: Television Gold

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


I've been tagged by Kevin at Kev's Musings. Ok, you rogue, I'll play your little game.

The total volume of music files on my computer:

My lawyer has advised me not to answer that question. Let's just say enough.

The last CD I bought was:

That's easy (because I do it so rarely). Jill Scott's "Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds Vol. 2" That was the last time I felt the need to support an artist. Now I'm too broke to support an artist. I have to support myself. But artists, thanks for the soundtrack.

Song playing right now:

"Better And Better" by Lalah Hathaway. She's the oldest daughter of Donny Hathaway. A very upbeat, positive song. A huge contrast to the moody shit that dominates my iPod.

Five songs I listen to a lot or mean a lot to me, in no particular order:

That's tough. Most songs mean a lot to me (except hip-hop songs--they really don't mean shit to anyone. They're either good or they are not):

John Legend - "Ordinary People": One of the best songs about relationships written in the last five years.

Lewis Taylor - "Waves": The greatest song ever written (that I've heard) about the agony of getting over someone.

Aimee Mann - "Wise Up"/"You Do": I have to list them together because they both reminders that nothing is going to change unless you change it.

Queens of the Stone Age - "Go With The Flow": I dare you to drive to this song and not speed. Go ahead. I hope you're got a radar in your car.

Tiombe Lockhart - "G.P. (Growing Pains)": i don't know what it is. Could be her voice. Could be the words. But since 11:00 PM last night this song has really stuck with me.

Who I am tagging and why?

Tara & Tia because I'm interested to see their five songs.

Now only if they read my blog...


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