Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Fun three days.
BTW, I'm being tongue-in-cheek about never going back. Everybody I met -- including police, jail staff, the manslaughterer, and indeed most of my fellow detainees -- were in fact very kind to me. I just really like this song.
Friday, November 12, 2010
My first thought: McMillion? Is that real? Or is she trying to one-up Creflo Dollar in having a gospel-of-wealth-worthy name?
My second thought: Bambi? That's not right, unless you are a deer, or an adult entertainer.
My third thought was to search this woman and find out about her background. Turns out it's -- surprise! -- kinda trashy.
But she's entertaining. Check out Bambi McMillion, the Speak'n' Spell remix, done by the brilliant -- and prosperously named -- Steven Buck.
Not Found (Bambi McMillion Extended Remix) from (steven) Buck on Vimeo.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
But why not? Think about it, Brooklyn. Manhattan needs you more than you need it.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
- Chad Farmer engaged to Misty Sorrow. Farmer is self-employed at Farmer Construction. Sorrow is employed by Hunstville Hospital Emergency Room.
- Entries now being accepted for the Ardmore (TN) annual Rodeo Queen and Cowboy Contest. Also don't miss the Ardmore Tractor/Truck Pull.
- Addison Claire Tiemann, daughter of Kendall and Holly Tiemann, turned two years old on May 30. She is the granddaughter of Wayne and Sherry Browning and Chuck and Terri Tiemann. Addison celebrated with a Bumble Bee Party (sic) and (sic) her Meme (sic) and Papa's house.
- Obituaries: Barbara Ann Martin (nee Caudle).
Did Barbara Ann Caudle have a sister named Molly Caudle?
On June 26th,
She was Fifty!
You Old Doll!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Soup" with Joel McHale, who kinda reminded me of Craig Kilborn. So I sez "hey where the HELL is Craiggers, anyway? Is he ever coming back to TV?" So I hop on the Nets and find that, lo and behold, he is coming back, with a new show on Fox -- in less than one week. Sweet!
"The Daily Show" was way better in the Kilborn days. I've heard people say he was "smug" and "smarmy," but they don't get that it's a shtick,
a joke. He's playing a character.
Jon Stewart, whose smugness is deadly serious (and totally unfunny IMO). His audience are the type who think they're the smartest people in the room. Ehh...
And I find that other Craig, the Scottish dude, about as funny as a steaming bowl of haggis. You do know what haggis is, right? I have never managed to get through a full episode of that guy. Kilborn should've stayed.
Now if only I can just put these psychic skills to more lucrative use.
Friday, May 28, 2010
SOME FOLKS HAVE A PROBLEM, apparently, with the fact that young white hipsters are such a large portion of retro soul act Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' audience.
My reply to the Chicago Reader piece went like this:
I'm sure SJATDK appreciate people of all ages and ethnicities who buy their records and come to their shows, as long as they're paying customers.
By the way, I am a black dude who grew up in the late '70s and '80s and I hated Motown music. It was my parents’ music. The records sounded ancient and tinny, and they weren’t even in stereo.
But I was a huge fan of Hall & Oates. I started building a Hall & Oates record collection in high school. Little did I know I was listening to two white guys channeling doo-wop and Philly and Motown through New Wave. So now, I can appreciate Motown music. (I never really disliked Philly, I guess because the style was still in during my formative years and I heard it often: see Spinners, O’Jays, Frankie Valli in Theme from Grease…)
In similar fashion, I got into the British group Swing Out Sister, who do jazzy loungy pop. They in turn got me into -- or reintroduced me to -- SOS influences such as Fifth Dimension, Laura Nyro, Astrud Gilberto, Ennio Morricone, Burt Bacharach, etc. *
And how many soul or funk or jazz records would people have never heard if it wasn't for hip-hop samples?