Weezer has always been known to produce fun upbeat songs and “Memories” is no exception. This song has a feel good vibe writen all over it and they decided to make the video with a little bit of that goodness. For their latest video, the band decided to hang out with the cast of “Jackass” and show everyone how to really have a good time and make some “memories” that you’ll remember forever. There’s everything you would expect from the “Jackass” guys – skateboarding, funny faces, odd characters, and stupid but hilarious stunts.
Today a great comedian died, Greg Giraldo. Giraldo was one of my favorite comedians who always seemed on the verge of breaking through to the main stream, but always stayed on the fringe of mega stardom. If you don’t know who Giraldo was, he was best known for his celebrity roasts and stand up comedy. Giraldo died today after an accidental overdose of prescription meds at the age of 44. Now I can leave you with a bunch of his stand up videos but I will let you do that yourself if you want to laugh your ass off. Instead I want to leave you with a video that just about all of you are going to remember when you start watching. It is the the song by Lazyboy called Underwear goes inside the pants, which is really just the wisdom of world issues, politics, and comedy by Greg Giraldo over a beat, watch it, it’s 5 minutes of a comedian genius spitting the truth. (yes its a black screen until 22 seconds in, then the magic happens. )
After not performing a show together since 1997 SoundGarden performed a secret show this past spring in Seattle and reunited at Lollapalooza this summer. The grunge pioneers are now set to release a hits album of sorts, “Telephantasm”, with some previously unreleased tracks. One of the un-released songs on the album “Black Rain” was previously recorded during sessions for their album “Badmotorfinger”. I read a review that said its pretty disappointing that a song recorded nearly 20 years ago sounds like it could of been recorded today. Rock is stuck. Either way it’s a decent song if you’re a grunge fan. Chris Cornell will certainly have a legacy in rock music might be worth it to see him at his roots if they decide to do a couple shows with this release. FYI, it comes free with a million copies of the new Guitar Hero.
Provided by the awesome research of Stefanie Gray, in this song, Ludacris brags about the area codes where he knows women, whom he refers to as ‘hoes’,” says Ms Gray, who plotted out all the area codes mentioned in this song on a map of the United States. She arrived at some interesting conclusions as to the locations of this rapper’s preferred female companionship:
* “Ludacris heavily favors the East Coast to the West, save for Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Las Vegas.”
* “Ludacris travels frequently along the Boswash corridor.”
* “There is a ‘ho belt‘ phenomenon nearly synonymous with the ‘Bible Belt’.”
* “Ludacris has hoes in the entire state of Maryland.”
* “Ludacris has a disproportionate ho-zone in rural Nebraska. He might favor white women as much as he does black women, or perhaps, girls who farm.”
* “Ludacris’s ideal ‘ho-highway’ would be I-95.”
* “Ludacris has hoes in the Midway and Wake Islands. Only scientists are allowed to inhabit the Midway Islands, and only military personnel may inhabit the Wake Islands. Draw your own conclusion.”
So this list might really surprise you, here are 10 artists and bands who are (or were) giants in the music industry but have never had a top 40 hit. The list pretty much is an all star list of music hall of famers for the most part but never were played heavy on the radio. This just goes to show you the garbage the radio waves spit out every day. They are an industry of trends and fads that ignore musical creativity and talent. They want you to hear the exact same bubble gum shit over and over and over again all day. So while this is a shocking list, it takes nothing away from the talent and super stardom each artist and or band has received over the years.
1. Bob Marley.
Closest: “Iron Lion Zion”, #11 on alternative chart in 1992
I just couldn’t believe this but it’s true. While every single college kid ever had bought (pre-1998) or downloaded (post-1998) the album “Legend”… and many have had a terrible ill-advised “white poser rasta phase” in the wake of said acquisition… not a single one of the iconic songs from that album ever cracked the overall top 40. Not even the top 100. In a weird twist, Ziggy Marley actually has had a top 40 song, with “Tomorrow People”. Which, with all due respect to Ziggy, is like the American people passed over prime rib for the weird brother of prime rib.
Closest: “Express Yourself”, #2 on rap chart in 1989
Sure, they changed the rap genre forever… but that wasn’t good enough to make Whitey play their music on the radio. (The top 40 takes into account sales and airplay.) They never even came close. Still, they were more successful than the other NWA — Northwest Airlines. That NWA has never been on the top of ANY list.
“Do not think that I don’t know where I’m at right now. I’m also honored to be on this fuckin’ stage in the Bronx, the fuckin’ birthplace of Hip Hop.”- Eminem
Last night marked the first of Eminem and Jay-Z’s two sold-out performances at Yankees Stadium in the Bronx. Th performance was a star-studded event that found Hip Hop’s two reigning titans sharing the stage with a plethora of guest artists and zootpatrol was there first hand. I know everyone is hearing how incredible the show was but it truly was a once in a life time event that I am so happy I got to attend. I am not going to bore you with a play by play review because everything I write will end with me just saying how awesome it was.
Highlights for me though was when Dr. Dre came out as well as 50 Cent during Em’s performance. Chris Martin from Coldplay coming out during Jay-z’s set was also a highlight as well as Beyonce doing a song with Hov with jay remarking “Damn that girl is baaaaad.” when she left the stage. I really liked how Jay-Z paid homage to Notorious BIG in a giant way, playing a few Biggie songs before playing a clip of an old interview on Big explaining performing in front of 30,000 people on the big screen, it was a nice touch. From beginning to end it was just unbelievable leaving me getting excited just thinking back on the night. If anyone reads this and does not have tickets for tonight, do yourself a favor and just go to the stadium and scalp them, sell your body if you need to, it’s worth it.
Highlights of this video:
1. How awesome is 50 Cents glow in the dark gear.
2. Dr. Dre telling us he isn’t going to let us down with Detox gave me chills, he is going in HARDDDD.
3. Yankee Stadium looked unreal last night with the sold out crowd bouncing the whole time.
4. Loved how Eminem didn’t have Drake come on stage to do the chorus of Forever live, that talentless ass bag doesn’t deserve to be on the same stage.
Beyonce definitely winked, smiled, and asked me to have sex with her back stage after the show. Unfortunately security didn’t believe me and they wouldn’t let me through, freakin cock blockers.
I don’t think we have to explain how much we dig Girl Talk around here, he is the man, so when we stumbled across this we were pretty excited. Evan Roth’s video for Girl Talk’s Cache Rules Everything Around Me was made entirely from animated GIFs he found around the web. Take this song and these awesome GIF’s which supply endless amount of entertainment and you got a solid ten minutes of video and music to slap a smile on your face and get in the grooving mood for the weekend to start. LETS GOOOOOOOO.
Kyle Andrews’ music video for You Always Make Me Smile features the largest water balloon fight on record, with 4,000 participants, 120,000 flying water projectiles, and one really wet singer. We always dig when someone gets creative with their music video, just sitting there playing a guitar doesn’t really make us want to watch whatsoever.
Like many I am a rap fan, or hip-hop, whatever you want to call it. I think everyone knows by now that rap has become accepted in the music industry and is bigger then rock and roll in some peoples eyes. The thing I have against rap these days is there is a bunch of no talent idiots who tend to just rap about cars, women, and money, hell I could make a list of ridiculous Lil Wayne lyrics that will have you laughing your ass off (I’ll make a post on that topic soon). But below are some very highly respected, and rich rappers in the game today, that still say some awkward and terrible lines from time to time, here are 10 that come to mind.
Jay-Z – $63 Million
Diddy – $30 Million
Of Haiti. There are a few reports out there that Wyclef Jean is seriously considering running for president of the earthquake ravaged nation. According to E!, Wyclef’s brother Sam Jean told them “there is a very good chance” the former Fugees front man will run for the office. Wyclef’s Yéle Haiti foundation has raised millions in disaster relief for his homeland so it seems like something he really cares about.
Wyclef still hasn’t confirmed. He tweeted ”Just to Clear up the rumors I have not announce to the Press that I’m Running for President of Haiti.” A statement from Yele Haitit: “Wyclef’s commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward. At this time, Wyclef Jean has not announced his intent to run for Haitian president. If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately.” Seems like that country could use a fresh face in politics who has strong moral values. Vote Clef Haitians!