Back in the game…February 12, 2009
Sorry for the serious lack of posts the last few days; the Funky Diabetic and I were on our annual vision quest (I’m a hawk, he’s a butterfly). Lot’s of things happened when we were gone.
First off, it looks like Chris Brown’s days are numbered. It’s been a while since a rapper called his shot the way Jay-Z did when he said “Chris is a walking dead man. He messed with the wrong crew.” Apparently Jay-Z is weirdly protective of Rihanna (suitors ask his permission to speak to her), and Chris got all Ike and Tina with her the night before the Grammys. In the end we got Al Green and JT instead of Chris and Rihanna. I’d say thats an upgrade.
Nas is back in the studio and this time he’s working with Damian Marley on an album that he says will help build schools in Africa. It’s all promises right now though as no title or release date has been announced as of yet.
Apparently the Valentines Day EP worked. It was announced the day Ryan Adams dropped Extra Cheese that he and Mandy Moore are now engaged. I was about to make a joke about possible collabo’s, but then I remembered that Ryan Adams will be retiring in a couple months. If there is one thing I remember from my days watching Entourage, it’s that Mandy Moore can’t be trusted. She did it to Aqua Man and she can do it to you RyRy.
You can now see the trailer for Wilco’s new live concert DVD Ashes of American Flags at Wilco World. It has been reported that the track list consists of Ashes of American Flags, Side With the Seeds, Handshake Drugs, The Late Greats, Kingpin, Wishful Thinking, Impossible Germany, Via Chicago, A Shot in the Arm, Monday, You Are My Face, Heavy Metal Drummer, and War on War (Thanks Hidden Track).
There is an amazing interview with The Dead over at JamBase. I seriously suggest you read it if you plan on seeing the boys this year or if you’ve ever enjoyed any type of music.
Also, it was reported earlier this week that the University of South Carolina marching band accompanied Radiohead at the Grammy’s earlier this week. This mistake probably would have gone unnoticed if I didn’t make my family read my website on a daily basis, and if my sister wasn’t a proud alumni of the University of Southern California. The band that accompanied Radiohead at the Grammy’s was from the University of Southern California, which makes a lot more sense because school is in session and the Grammy’s were at the Staples Center, just a couple of 70 degree miles from the Trojan campus. (thank you K-Trane)