Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hamed Hadadi

from realgm:
Iranian basketball star Hamed Haddadi isn't happy with his role in Memphis.
"Grizzlies' officials don't let me show my abilities. I have done my best every time I was called up to play for my team, but I don't know why they don't trust me," Haddadi told Mehr News.
"I want to play regularly for the Grizzlies; nevertheless I will have to change my team now since I am a star of the team but sitting on the bench."

Hetty Fall

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Insain

"I keep telling you guys my aim is to become a legend," he added. "I don't think about records. I don't put myself under pressure. I know what to do and I go and execute.
"I did well for myself and I am on my way to becoming a legend so I am just happy."
America's Shawn Crawford, who finished fourth, admitted he was left in awe by Bolt's display.
"Just coming out there, I'm just waiting for the lights to flash 'game over,' because I felt like I was in a video game," said Crawford. "That guy was moving - fast."

(the old) D'angelo, David Sanborn, Eric Clapton and Friends


Use Me Bitch

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bob Dylan

from nme.com:
Bob Dylan was escorted by police in New Jersey last month after officers failed to recognise him, it has emerged.

Dylan was walking in the pouring rain in Long Branch when locals became suspicious of his behaviour and called the police. 24-year-old police officer Kristie Buble answered the call, and was told that an "eccentric-looking old man" was standing in a residents' yard.

"It was pouring rain outside, and I was right around the corner so I responded," Buble told ABC News.

"I asked him what his name was and he said "Bob Dylan"," she said. "Now, I've seen pictures of Bob Dylan from a long time ago and he didn't look like Bob Dylan to me at all. He was wearing black sweatpants tucked into black rain boots, and two raincoats with the hood pulled down over his head."

Buble added that she then asked Dylan for identification. Upon learning that he had none, she decided to take him back to what he said was his hotel in a bid to have someone identify him.

"'OK Bob, why don't you get in the car and we'll drive to the hotel and go verify this?'" Buble said she told Dylan. "I pulled into the parking lot," she continued, "And sure enough there were these enormous tour buses, and I thought, 'Whoa'."

Buble admitted that her sergeant also failed to recognise Dylan.

"I got out of my car and said, 'Sarg, this guy says he's Bob Dylan'," she explained. "He opened the car door, looked in, and said, 'That's not Bob Dylan.' So we go over to the tour bus and knock on the door and some guy answers and I say, 'Are you missing someone?'"

When Dylan's entourage showed her his passport, the officer said she sheepishly bid him farewell.

Dylan was in Long Branch to play a gig at New Jersey's First Energy Park on July 23.

In May, Dylan went unrecognised on a tour to John Lennon's childhood home in Woolton, Liverpool. He also made a pilgrimage to Neil Young's childhood home in Winnipeg, Canada last November.

Big Brother

From aintitcool:
Thursday's edition of “Big Brother” was TV’s highest-rated broadcast that night. The Thursday rankings in adults 18-34:

2.6 Big Brother 11
1.9 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
1.9 The Mentalist
1.6 The Office
1.6 30 Rock (9:30)
1.5 House
1.5 Bones
1.5 CSI
1.4 30 Rock (8:00)
1.4 Law & Order
1.4 Grey’s Anatomy
1.2 Parks and Recreation
1.0 Private Practice
0.8 Supernatural

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Still like da blues?

Booker 'Bukka' White - Poor Boy Long Way From Home


Skip James - Crow Jane


Skip James - Hard Time Killing Floor Blues

Made popular in O, Brother, Where Art thou by some white brother directors.

Skip James - I'm So Glad


Whitey Trying to Play Skip James

What's he Building in There???

In celebration of Mr. Waits playing the Devil in the Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus:

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Love Story

Last Night I Had A Dream

It was mostly about this guy I used to work with. He was the one who got the job I originally interviewed for, although I ended up getting a better one, depending on how you look at it. In the dream there was all this shit that kept going on. The settings and people were changing and things were going on. Conversations and arguments and fights and meetings. The whole time this guy was cutting apart something that resembled pizza but was not like any pizza I'd ever seen. The problem was his hands. They were jacked. Tightened up in fists like someone with that disease that makes you do that. He was completely focused on getting these pizza like masses sliced regardless of the fact that his hands weren't up to the task. His knuckles were rubbing through the food and making a mess and he struggled mightily with each gnawing line slice. I kept watching and feeling uncomfortable as the things happened and changed all around me.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tribute to the Glory Days of Rap

In a hilarious new ad, Nike pays tribute to the glory days of '90s hip-hop (hat tip to AdFreak). The folks at Nike have assembled a faux rap ensemble called the Hyperizers featuring the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the Orlando Magic's Rashard Lewis, the Cleveland Cavaliers' Mo Williams and the Philadelphia 76ers' Andre Iguodala.

Lewis ("Ice-O") sports a Kid N' Play-esque hairdo, Durant ("Velvet Hoop") looks like he stepped out of a Tribe Called Quest video, and Williams ("Fog Raw")...well, his hairstyle is certainly from a simpler time. Actually, the same can be said for some of the lyrics in this ad.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Interview

from GQ:
In It Might Get Loud creativity is portrayed as a reaction against one's surroundings. Jack, when you were growing up in Detroit you didn't exactly fit in?
White: I grew up in a rough neighborhood. I went to an all-Mexican grade school and an all-Black high school. I'd find a couple people here and there that liked the same music as me for a minute, but it was tough to feel supported. People would make a wrinkled up face when I would mention different things I was interested in. Even music teachers. It's not like I went to high school in the 50's. I went to high school in the 90's, you know? But that still happens. I was not encouraged musically at all. I was discouraged. It can leave a bad taste in your mouth.

You say in the film that when you don't have anything to react against, you make it up.
White: Oh yeah. I don't like making my job easier. How are you accomplishing anything if there's no struggle? If I have to create a struggle that doesn't exist, I'll do that. Time and money constraints are a great way to do it. Or if you're in the studio, record on four tracks instead of twenty-four. Onstage it's like, I don't know the lyrics to half this song, but I'm not going to write 'em down. When you finish playng the song you almost wish you could tell people, "You know, I sang half of that off the top of my head." You can't, of course, but I think they can smell it.

Jack, is it hard to step out of the spotlight to sit behind the drums in your new band, the Dead Weather?
White: Whether it's the Raconteurs, the Dead Weather, or whatever, I have to find a zone that makes sense to me and, more importantly, that makes sense to the music. There are a lot of traps: Star power, celebrity, and showmanship can all do a disservice to the songs. But I tend to be that guy, you know? When me and four friends walk into a restaurant and nobody else talks to the host, I say, "Yeah, it's a table for five." I don't want to be that guy; I wish someone else would say something. But it always ends up being me, and I hate what comes with that. There's a lot of baggage-ego and narcissism-that comes with leadership. It's difficult to cope with at times.

What's the worst thing about being a guitar player?
White: It's like a scarlet letter, you know? If I was playing bingo or drinking a cup of coffee next to someone who's 75 years old and they asked me what I do I wouldn't tell them I'm a guitar player. I'd be ashamed.