Monthly Archives: September 2009

tickle to the beat.

Holy shit.

Once in a while, something comes along so funny that you injure yourself laughing.  This is one of those occasions.

Now that you understand, from watching that commercial, where this concept comes from, you will be highly encouraged to click over to the product’s official website: Tickle Hands.com.  Yeah, I thought it would be a porno site too.  But no, it’s better.

That song is FIYAH, money.  Quote Elmo Flav himself: “yeeeeaah, boiiii!”

UPDATE: There’s a freakin’ dance for this too!  For real!  Study up, son.  This is going pro soon.

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kanye west, drama queen.

Wait, so now ‘Ye is sorry?

He wrote, “I feel like Ben Stiller in “Meet the Parents” when he messed up everything and Robert De Niro asked him to leave… That was Taylor’s moment and I had no right in any way to take it from her. I am truly sorry.”

(Which is a much more intelligent response than his first apology.)

So let’s draw the timeline here.  Yeezy has an ego.  South Park checks his ego.  Yeezy admits he has ego problem, vows to curb ego.  Yeezy shows up at VMAs and interrupts Taylor Swift, spraying his ego all over your face.  The media checks his ego.  Yeezy admits he has ego problem, vows to curb ego…

Seriously.  Dude is straight drama queen.  South Park said everything that needed to be said about the guy.

Here’s some advice, Kanye: play nice or play dirty.  Don’t mix the two.  You’ll bank regardless, but you look so goddamn phony flip-flopping between the two extremes.  Either play the game or piss all over it, but you can’t have it both ways.

Some more advice: ditch the auto-tune please.

UPDATE: Barack Obama called Kanye a “jackass.” Those are politics I can agree with!

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thoughts on ‘true blood’ s2 finale.

True Blood has solidly been one of my favorite television series for the past few years.  But I was hesitant going into the season two finale, especially after the promising second season of also-great Breaking Bad scored an epic fail.

So how did the season two finale tie together a promising season of True Blood?  Was it effective or did it suffer a similar fate to Breaking Bad?  If you’re game for spoilers, check out my thoughts after the jump.

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kanye west is a tool.

I mean, seriously…

I refer back to his blog post following his slaughtering on South Park:

I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME. NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF “I TOLD YOU SO!!!” IT’S COOL TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOU’RE RAPPING BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. WHEN YOU MEET LITTLE WAYNE IN PERSON HE’S THE NICEST GUY FOR EXAMPLE. I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM. I NEED TO JUST GET PAST MYSELF. DROP THE BRAVADO AND JUST MAKE DOPE PRODUCT. EVERYTHING IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I’M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I’M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE.

So naturally, the gameplan is to act like a huge douche on a national stage and flash your ego in the process.  As was evidenced when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech to basically say she sucked.  Which she probably does, but at least her last album wasn’t a shat-out auto-tuned piece of shit.  Seriously, I don’t really give a damn about Taylor Swift, just someone probably covered by a crappy emo cover band on a Tuesday night at The Bluebird.  But Kanye, after 808s and Heartbreak, you can’t talk shit about other people in the music industry.  ‘Cuz that album was straight garbage.

Yeezy’s just getting annoying.  If he was just an ass all the time, it wouldn’t matter.  But he’s a goddamn dramatic ho.  About everything.  He constantly says stupid shit.  And I don’t exactly expect rappers to enlighten me, but Kanye really doesn’t have much to offer when he starts talking, which is far too often.

If he’s gonna act like he’s checking his ego, he needs to act on it.  You’re either an IDGAF artist or a conscious artist.  Can’t have it both ways.  When you try, you just look like an enormous tool.

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the coup.

I guess it’s only fitting that I stumble across some accessible material from the Oaktown-based rap/funk duo on 9/11.

If you don’t know the story, Boots Riley and DJ Pam the Funktress had created the above album cover for their 2001 album Party Music.  It was scheduled to be released shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  All artwork was done prior to the attacks, it just turned out to be an eerie coincidence.  Of course, the album was delayed due to fear of doing anything remote anti-American in the time immediately following 9/11, and consequentially suffered poor sales.

Anyway, most recently they put out Pick a Bigger Weapon and got some help from MCs like Black Thought and Talib Kweli.  Always nice company.  Here’s a sampling from the album.

The Coup – My Favorite Mutiny (feat. Black Thought and Talib Kweli)
The Coup – We Are the Ones

Thoughts on 9/11 after the jump.

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jared mees and the grown children.

Okay I felt bad about rambling on the last post.  So here’s some music.  At the expense of me waking up at 8am.

These tracks come from Jared Mees & The Grown Children.  They remind me of Neutral Milk Hotel somewhat.  Folk rock-pop.  Bop.  Hop?  Stop.  Good stuff.  Scratch that, really good stuff.  And now you can be a step ahead in your conversation with Hipster With Postmodern Ironic Shirt.

Jared Mees & The Grown Children – The Tallest Building in Hell
JM&TGC – Strong Black Coffee
JM&TGC – In the Fall

Consider buying their album, Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine, Money, for only $10 here.  It’s for sure worth it.

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ONLY BUILT FOR CUBAN LINX 2

rae

5 years in the making. gonna go out on a limb and call it another 36 chamber classic. numb face music. get slapped silly/get smacked silly

download it, but consider buying it

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