No emo bullshit here. This is created for my rhetoric class, which is good because it gives me incentive to back my shit up after talking all kinds of trash about teenage asian girls' xangas. This will most likely not be any better. Probably worse.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

bandwagon's full.

Damn, Beyonce IS a good actress.

I took the liberty of 'sampling' the new Fall Out Boy album last night and it is much better than what I thought it was going to be. If for nothing, they are consistent. You get the same infectious choruses, the same nonsensical song titles, the same unintelligible singing, and the self-referential, borderline retarded lyrics. That list might read like a bunch of qualities you don't want in a band, but this time it's OK. It's called a 'niche'.

I, for one, can't fathom how I used to take the lyrics so close to heart. All the horribly conceived metaphors that honestly don't really make sense unless you're in high school. I put them up on in my AIM profile and had away message wars of sorts with girls that I were too scared to say directly. Does it get more pathetic than that? I doubt it. The irony now is that for how much those lyrics meant to me back then, half the time I had to look them up cause I couldn't understand what the fat singer was saying. Enunciation was not part of the production process. Again, it's their niche.

Despite all that, applause is due for this band because now that I have gained some perspective and distance to where I can just listen with no emotional attachment, they still write some damn good tunes. Those choruses just soar with no end in sight. The instrumentation is tight and well orchestrated and executed. Some new r&b arrangements even show up, probably thanks to Babyface. Bashing Fall Out Boy isn't even hip anymore, they found what they're good at and became the best at it. I'll take a Fall Out Boy single repeatedly bashed into my skull over a John Mellencamp Chevy ad about our country any day of the week.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

hot and fresh out the kitchen.

Fat Joe - Make It Rain (remix ft. R Kelly, Lil' Wayne, T.I., Baby, Rick Ross).mp3

I struggle to put into words how ridiculous it is to hear this remix. It blows my mind in every way possible, both ironic and pure. Kels' verse is obviously the highlight of the whole song. It is so ridiculous that I seriously thought my head was going to explode. Who else could come up with such a retarded verse that so blatantly links to his infamous need to 'piss on you'? I can't figure out whether it's done in parody and humor or if he actually ignored the obvious connections. The passion and intensity he puts into making it 'rain on them hoooooooooes' points to the latter. Either way it's still good.

R Kelly overshadows the rest of the guys, even T.I., who comes with the same double time flow he surprised everyone with on 'I'm Talkin to You'. It's still impressive, maybe even more so because I kind of understand what he's saying this time around.

Anyways, I'm more amazed by this song every time I press replay (which is like the 47th time tonight already). It somehow managed to upstage the original while being a completely parody of itself. Color me impressed.

Monday, January 08, 2007

two on the vine.

a fitting tribute to the OG of America.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

it's prime time, baby.

I feel like an old ass motherfucker talking about 'the old days'. But for christ's sake it's been 11 years. All I'm left with now is Deion slurring about gators and library cards to remind myself the 'boys used to be a powerhouse. Shit's embarrassing. I mean, I don't really expect the glory days all over again, but come on. It isn't even all Tony Homo's fault either. We wouldn't have to be in that situation if TG's dumb ass held on to the ball. I couldn't believe I was in a room with 10 other guys praying that we would be awarded a safety. A SAFETY! So many things went wrong and we were still in the lead only to fuck it up as only the Dallas Cowboys know how.