Thursday, March 11, 2004


  • Our good friend Jessica Hopper aka the tinyluckygenius has come up with a list of words and phrases that should be banned from any and all future writing on music. Damn, if this goes into in effect, I might be in trouble.
      breaking the boundries of genre
      genre defying
      genre defining
      decidedly different
      defies categorization
      auspicious debut
      ambitious debut
      striking debut
      thoughtful debut
      willingness to reinvent themselves
      distinguished by
      a sound that is distinctly their own
      unique, but familiar
      singular voice
      musical landscape (also see "traversing of")
      musical tapestry
      punctuating rhythms
      punctuating bombast
    Here's a new drinking game: pick up any magazine or go to an online music site and everytime you read one of these words/phrases, pound a shot. Most of you could be dead by alcohol poisoning within about half an hour.

  • This story is already starting to make the blog rounds, but Talib Kweli is mad that someone uploaded an early version of his album to the internet. I won't properly do it justice so read the story over at However, dude over at Cocaine Blunts had this to say about Kweli:
      "I won't buy Talib's album. Not because I downloaded it, but because he doesn't know how to ride a beat and sounds like a little girl. Not to mention his hypocritical, ever conflicting politics. Is he trying to get gangsta with that "I will find you" shtick? I have no idea who this Iamrickjamesbitch character is (although he clearly has a penchant for terrible screen names), but I bet he'd shut down Kweli's 3'6", 85lbs frame. Is this gonna be Jay/Steve Stoute 2003? Or is it just gonna be Vordul/Will High pt. 2? I do have to say, the world we live in is a wonderful place where artists can dis you back after they catch feelings."
    Ha, tell me about it.

  • George Michael retires from music industry? Wait, I didn't realize he was still in it. Did I miss something?

  • Finally, the new all-liberal talk radio network is set to debut on March 31st. Al Franken stand up! All the conservatives be quiet.

  • This is kind of funny but in the latest William Hung news, he's told our good friend Jeff Chang and his family to stop selling Hung-related t-shirts. Damn Jeff - caught, can you get a witness?

  • AngryAsianMan.Com (and no, that's not me, contrary to popular perception. And no, that's not Jeff either) reports that there's a new Fast and the Furious sequel in the mix, this time bringing back Vin Diesel. Ha - dude's last three films all flopped, no wonder he's back, presumably no longer asking for $20,000,000. Also, just because it's so vogue to get up on the Tokyo dillsnik, they're shooting it there. Woo hoo, more Japanese stereotypes galore, I can't wait! Another new drinking game - when this film comes out, drink a shot everytime you see any of the following on screen: 1) a Yakuza gangster, 2) a woman in a provocative school girl outfit, 3) shot of Shibuya at night, 4) motorcycle gangs, 5) the interior of an arcade. Blood alcohol poisoning death within 15 minutes this time.

  • Hua sent this over: The Reel Ghostbusters. Who knew Asians were so superstitious?