Gome of the Week
Does anyone remember when Spin used to occasionally help people discover bands that they might not have found on their own? I do. They helped me to discover Fugazi at a way younger age than I would have on my own. And Fudge Tunnel. And Paris. And Urban Dance Squad. Maybe that last one wasn't so integral to the formation of my musical id, but when I was 13 I thought they beat ass.
Anyway, I continue to make the mistake of paying for this rag when they run crap like this. U2 on the cover as band of the year, System of a Down get album of the year, and there is yet another article on the new generation of metal bands. I know they have to sell magazines, but if I have to see the sweaty lead singer from Papa Roach one more time I'm going to.......keep complaining while I read the magazine.
This Week's Link That's Probably Not That Great
iGhetto - It's all about the animated flash movies and games on this site. I think the Star Wars gangsta rap is still on there, and it is so worth checking out. Some other stuff that's pretty damn fun if you can wait for it to download.
This Week's Movie You've Probably Never Seen
Lock your refrigerators, it's the Fat Boys and they're facing their toughest challenge yet, taking care of an old rich white guy who lives in a mansion with a pool and a really hot maid.
From the back: "'These guys are like the real-life 1980's version of the Three Stooges,' says Disorderlies director Michael Schultz."
Wow, real-life Three Stooges. Yes, I know when Prince Markie Dee checks out a girl in the movie and says "Look at that ass!" that I found myself making comparisons to film actors that are legends and actually made more than one film in their career.
Watch out Shemp, Cool Rock might give you a run for your money in the next voting for the screen actor's hall of fame.
This Week's Record You're Probably Not Listening To
Marc Bolan & T.Rex - Spaceball (19??)
This is a bootleg CD that I picked up recently and it's a damn good one. Most people are familiar with Marc Bolan and T. Rex on some level, even it's just from Get It On (Bang a Gong). Some might know his music from the film Billy Elliott, which for some reason included a lot of it.
This CD contains acoustic performances that Marc made at some US radio stations in the early 70's and they kick ass. He started out as a strictly acoustic performer and so this is the way a lot of the songs were meant to be heard. If you've never listened to T. Rex, pick up Electric Warrior or The Slider and glam out a little bit.
This Week's Hip New Slang Word or Phrase
dildo - an imitation phallus, often used as a marital aide.
Usage: "Dude, have you heard that new Jay-Z disc? There are some tight cuts on there!"
"Dude, you're a dildo."
This Week's Top Ten List
The Top Ten Things on Johnny Wockenfuss's Christmas List:
10. The Wedding Planner on DVD
09. Subscription to "In Style" magazine
08. Nude photos of "The Weakest Link" lady
07. Dale Berra's rookie card
06. Bootleg videos of "Wolf Lake"
05. "4:21-Chronic Tardiness" bumper sticker
04. 12" single for Gillette's "Short Short Man"
03. Any spare Marlboro miles you might have
02. Drank and/or dank
01. Widespread tickets!