JINKX IS GOING TO WIN THIS FUCKING THING. That's what I say. I feel it in my bone. (My. Great. Big. Bone.) And believe me, I had my doubts. And theories! I entertained suspicions, developed wild-thighed conjectures—way back a dragillion years ago, before all this madness officially began. It was shortly after Xmess, just when Jinkx had been freshly outed as a new RuPaul's Drag Race contestant but the season had yet to air. I saw Jinkx and Alaska Thunderfuck perform together on a dual billing, at a clever little club tucked away in some obscure elbow of Portland, and... something. Something in the way the two interacted, the way the show that night was billed, a certain je ne sais the fuck quoi that left an overwhelming taste of OHHOLYSHITBIRDS ALASKA TOTALLY WON in my mouth that I just couldn't spit out. But now? Jinkx, as she herself put it, is "pissing all over" this shit. Barring a vicious crossdressing coup or an epic act of injustice, she's got this competition in the glittery handbag. That's what I think. Just don't quote me on that if I'm wrong.
PBS ran this kinda decent History of Rock & Roll series in 1995, so for your lunch time today, if you can't stand to watch ANOTHER fucking episode of Dr. Phil, I suggest watching this The Wild Side episode. Um, "wild side" meaning when rock developed some "art" strains, beyond the R&B rave ups and the hippie's lysergic revolution, when shit got weird, fantastic, AND creepy. The Wild Side is still relevant, rightfully heavy on the Velvet Underground, however it ends with Kiss and Iggy/Bowie in Berlin. My only problem is I'd like to have seen a few other freaks interviewed, like the lit-on-fire theater of Arthur Brown for instance!! Oh well... the documentary proper starts @ 1:40.
This weekend Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live (hosted by Kevin Hart). The last Seattle artist to appear on SNL was the Fleet Foxes in 2009. And before that it was Pearl Jam and Death Cab for Cutie, who both performed in 2006 (PJ's show was hosted by Lindsay Lohan!). It's a rare and awesome opportunity for us Seattleites to see a 206 face on the show, and it's something worth celebrating, even if you think the R. Kelly joke in "Thrift Shop" is, like, so last decade.
We're not the city of grunge anymore. Right? People are done calling us that now, right? Surely they are after this:
Who'll be the next Seattle band to take the SNL stage?
by Dave Segal
on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM
In my review of Spectre's adventurous 2012 hiphop album The True & Living, I mistakenly wrote that he had sampled the theme song from The Twilight Zone (composed by Gregor F. Narholz); in actuality, he'd sampled the Lost In Space theme (composed by John Williams). I watched both shows as a lad, but somehow over the ensuing 40+ years, I mixed up the two. I swear it won't happen again.
Both pieces are among the best TV tunes in history; the shows weren't bad, either, though I preferred The Twilight Zone because it chilled my blood with more regularity than did Lost in Space. However, the latter's robot was the best character on either program.
Hey, dudes? I was wondering, I'm watching LOST for the first time and everybody says it starts getting dumb. It seemed to start getting dumb in the 2nd Season, but now I just started Season Four... is this where it gets REALLY dumb? Also, just tell me the ending now. I mean, somebody told me that they're already dead but there has to be more to that because that's just ultimately the worst.
Lost W/ Pasta, 2013
Also, Shannon was the best character. It's dumb that she died so early. She should have her own show of just her reading Beverly Cleary books. If anybody reading this is in the TV business, a show of Shannon reading Henry and Ribsy would make a lot of money.
Mary P. Traverse: SHANNON WAS NOT THE BEST CHARACTER! OMG are you TROLLING ME?!
Gregory Jacobsen: Season 4 is when it starts to get real good- absurd convolution. The ending was terrible, but it doesn't matter.
Sarah Dandelles:Lost is like the puffy kind of Cheetos. Dumb in all ways but you still eat them/it. Watch. whatever.
Here's the thing about being adorable while possessing a moderate rapping ability. YOU ARE ASKED TO BE ADORABLE AND RAP ALL THE TIME! I know nothing about this—however, Alison Brie knows far too much. Here she is with Community pal, Danny Pudi at the Viper Room performing some very impromptu freestyle—and while it's not amazing... IT IS AMAZING. (How does she do that?)
On Tuesday night, Seattle champions Mack & Ryan played that late night show hosted by that one guy, backed by The Legendary Roots Crew, the true stars of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. (Just an hour earlier, his boy Allen Stone was on Leno.) It was surreal seeing the legend Questlove thwack the drums right before Macklemore threw his arms wide and hissed my favorite line from "Thrift Shop"—"PISSSSSSSSS."
Of course, Mack, Ryan, and trumpeter Owour Arunga got it in—but I'm particularly happy at the exposure for the hook's singer Wanz, who was previously known chiefly as the big-voiced vocalist behind a bunch of cuts in the gangsta-fied Street Level Records catalogue. When Macklemore asked mastering engineer and producer D-Sane for a singer with a voice like Nate Dogg's, the SLR founder knew just the guy. Now he's poppin' tags all over the country, and that is fucking awesome.
Sorry for the late pass (a really, REALLY late pass, as this old-as-the-hills urban myth has been going around since the 60's)... But do know about the koo-koo conspiracy theories that Paul McCartney is dead, and has been that way for a long time?!?
Some friends and I went into an hours long K-hole last night, of looking at photographs and conspiracy videos of Paul vs. Fake Paul, aka "Faul." It is really weird that his eye color seems to have changed. And his height. And his face shape. And now, even though he's 70 years old, his face sags so unnaturally...
It's a ridiculous (but fun) debate—and all the recorded backward messages are deliciously creepy...
h/t to Emily from Stickers! (and damn you for turning me on to this!)
But most interesting detail of all was Kelly's announcement that he'd "just got an offer from Broadway to do a Broadway version."
"Would you star in it?" nudged his interviewer. "Are we gonna see you singing on Broadway?"
"Some of the cities, I can't guarantee all of them, and that's what's being negotiated right now because it takes a lot of time to do these chapters—I'm the only one in the studio writing these chapters," he reminded us. But he's already started adapting the script for the stage, he said. Think "Bridget," "midget," and the Macy's Day Parade.
I would go to that. I would absolutely, definitely, without a doubt go see that.
He just looks so natural in that setting. And really, just what happens around 1:40? Headphone sales coulda got a spike if they just let that chemistry sizzle on screen a little longer. The best part, as pointed out in the comments, 50 barely speaks a sentence the entire time. I think those ladies are smitten! Really, though, I think she's lying when she says she loves her job. But maybe QVC has really good benefits or something?
I just made 177,000 dollars in 9min on QVC.can some one hate on me so I can know this is real life.#SMSaudio — 50cent (@50cent) November 11, 2012
One hundred and seventy-seven thousand dollars and QVC host macking in nine minutes! Obviously, game got real.
I learned of this here, which learned of it from here, which learned of hit from here, which learnt of it from here.