Sunday, October 28, 2007

Have You Tried It?


UPDATE From Nyc:

It's in my freezer right now, though I wonder why he didn't go for a Red, White and Blue Italian ice/sherbet type dealio. I mean it's obvious it could have been called "Colbert Sherbet". Maybe that one will be next.

On a personal note, I see Colbert as a complete, non-stop menace to society at large.

I mean, jeez Louise, the Maureen Dowd column was one thing, but now that his book is #1 on The New York Times Bestseller list, he's going to be beyond insufferable for at least a month...

By way of comparison, Ann Coulter's latest piece of drivel has been out for less than a month, and it looks like her crazy talk has finally caught up with her, and people are fed up with her shit, because she's dropped all the way down to #95 on Amazon.

It's about fucking time.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Harder They Come Finally Gets The Props It Deserves

Jimmy Cliff’s THE HARDER THEY COME movie soundtrack has been named by Vanity Fair as being the NUMBER THREE best film soundtrack of all time.


That’s so awesome.

Especially since it beat out the Pulp Fiction soundtrack.

Now for those of you out there in the Howdy Doodyland Peanut Gallery that are scratching your heads in disbelief and wondering what in high holy hell this album is doing so high on this list, please consider that without this soundtrack, and its influence, (and you can forget about it popularizing reggae in the USA), Punk Rock, (to name just one genre), as we know it, in all likelihood, would probably not exist.

That’s because in the early 1970s you could not turn on the BBC radio in England without hearing at least one song a day from it, if not more, since it was on the kind of heavy musical rotation that would make an MTV marketing VP, from the late 1980s, blush bright beet red and wet their pants.

That Clash song that you hear in that car ad these days? It’s a cover of the Toots & Maytals’s Pressure Drop, which is track 9 on The Harder They Come soundtrack.

Now for all you LA Surf Thrash Punks out there who believe that Sublime’s Bradley Nowell was a bigger talent than Kurt Cobain because he had greater musical range? Well, we could debate that one for a month of Sundays, all day long, until the cows come home, but one thing is true of both Nirvana and Sublime, besides them being Power Pop Trio bands, and that is they kicked ass when it came to covers, this unplugged, live, Nirvana album being Prima Facie evidence of that. In Sublime’s case, from their seminal 40 Oz’s To Freedom, there’s Rivers of Babylon, which is, that’s right a cover from the original Melodians version of it that’s the third song on The Harder They Come soundtrack.

If you’re lucky enough to have this bad boy on vinyl, like I do, I suggest busting it out and giving it another listen to and feel the warm glow of it finally getting the recognition of the place in musical history that it so richly deserves.

Many rivers to cross, indeed, but it does go to show that you can get it if you really want.

Even if it requires the patience of Job, and stuff.

If not there’s alway the YouTubes, and the opening, title song itself isn’t a bad place to start, but for myself, this has always been my favorite tune. Those that know me know why.

Now, all that being said, I haven’t seen this complete Vanity Fair list of 50 film soundtracks past their Top Ten Picks, but I do know this, if I don’t see The Repo Man Soundtrack on there, as it should rightfully be, I’m gonna scream bloody murder at the top of my motherfaluckling lungs.

But for now, I’ll be more than happy to settle for this.



Thursday, October 11, 2007

Local Boy Makes Good Internationally

Sad thing is, Senator Oddo isn't even original, he completely stole the "Get the fuck out of my office" line from Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP:

Steve: Tower Records told me to shove this record up my ass! Do you know what it feels like to be told to have a record shoved up your ass?
Eminem: But, I-
Steve: I'm gonna lose my fuckin' job over this. You know why Dre's record was so successful? He's rappin' about big-screen tv's, blunts, 40's and bitches. You're rappin' about homosexuals and Vicadin.
Eminem: I mean-
Steve: I can't sell this shit!
Eminem: What-
Steve: Either change the record or it's not coming out!
Eminem: What, I-
Steve: Now get the fuck out of my office!
Eminem: What am I supposed-
Steve: NOW!
Eminem: Alright man, whatever.

More to follow...

Saturday, October 6, 2007

"This Country Doesn't Torture, We're Not Going To Torture..."


And I've got some land in Florida and a bridge in Brooklyn to sell ya.

Speaking as a former tech from ALT, America's premiere BDSM website, let me break some news to you.

Take a look around, not only do we Americans torture, early and often, we totally love, adore and get off on that shit, in a really big way.

Forget Jack Bauer.

We use torture to sell soap and shampoo for Chrissakes:

It's The American Way, bitch.

God Bless America.

Friday, October 5, 2007

No Doubt A Taser Would Have Been Preferable

JP From Welcome to Pottersville provides his always erudite commentary on this here.

Show him some love.

And spread this video of 15 year old Shelwanda Riley getting pepper-sprayed all over the web.



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