Tuesday, November 22, 2005
You May Not Be In The Mood To Learn What You Think You Know
So the news story that's stuck in my head (at this particularly strange point in time) is perhaps the most relevant sociopolitical event I have witnessed in my lifetime---William Shatner plans to sell his fuckin' kidney stone on eBay. I was kinda thinkin' at first that I might be interested in having some of what Captain James Tiberius Kirk is smokin' these days. I mean---damn---who wants that shit? A kidney stone is something you pay to get rid of---not something that you purposely acquire. However, upon deeper reflection, I came to realize the sad truth---William Shatner's calcium deposit is probably worth a fuckin' fortune. I can just see the highest bidder now---some pencil-necked Trekkie geek with unresolved anger issues towards his mother, alien abduction fantasies, and an unhealthy obsession with bodily excretions. Don't try to outbid this imaginary dude either---if the stakes get too high, he's prepared to pawn his Battlestar Galactica lunchbox and everything. Word has it that Jimmy Kimmel came up with the whole idea when Shatner appeared on his show. The proceeds will supposedly go to charity, assuming that eBay's pesky regulations concerning the sale of human body parts doesn't stand in the way:
Free Tacoma is currently offering MF Grimm's "Street General":
If you haven't already seen the "Hold Ya Head" video (Notorious B.I.G. and Bob Marley), you can check it out here:
I don't think I've ever needed to mention this before, but I'm a huge fan of Bigg Jus. It always seemed to me like El-P and Mr. Len got more shine, but Jus has always been my favorite ex-Company Flow member. Freemotion just posted 3 mp3s from his latest effort, Poor People's Day, and I can't urge you strongly enough to go cop those tracks (link to your right). Then, you can go to Dirtyloop.com and download another song from the album, "Illustrations of Hieronymus Bosch...That 1467 Shit": http://www.dirtyloop.com/MusicandVideos.html. If you dig the track, and find yourself wondering who the hell Hieronymus Bosch is, you can check his artwork and bio at Bosch Universe:
http://www.boschuniverse.org/. I know advertising is bullshit, but if you like Jus, please buy his stuff. Dude needs your twenty bucks so he can eat next week...
Download Prince Paul's "Sucker for Love" at MP3 4U:
"So You Wanna Stay Down" and "(At Your Best) You Are Love" by The Isley Brothers are available at The Number One Songs In Heaven: http://www.londonlee.com/blog.html.
Cop a couple of dope tracks at Spine Magazine---"God Is Back" (Sadat X/Spencer Doran mix) and "Black Opera" (Supernatural/Raekwon): http://www.spinemagazine.com/index.php?task=.
Soundtrack to the film Derailed (produced by the almighty RZA) hit the shelves today: http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/7900.
I'll try to hit you up again before the holiday, but I have a lot of dysfunctional people to feed on Thanksgiving, so shit's getting pretty hectic. Peace and absolute gratitude to all of my dedicated readers...