Archive for May, 2010

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CASRAM: Cakes & Kisses w/ Invincible @ Asylum On June 3rd

May 26, 2010

Just one of the many events going on as part of the Can A Sista Rock A Mic? Festival.

For more information, check out the festival website, and join the Facebook Group.

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The USB (Emcee Edition) This Sunday At Velvet Lounge

May 26, 2010

It’s a long weekend, what with Memorial Day, so y’all have no excuse for coming through this Sunday night. Come check out some good hip-hop, and if you’re early enough, you can get a USB drive packed with free music.

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Not Sure How I Feel About This One

May 24, 2010

Hitman may not have been the greatest film, but dammit if it wasn’t without its charms. It certainly wasn’t about no pussified PG-13 rating, like a lot of recent action flicks, what with its abundance of splattery headshots, and a pretty sweet katana fight in a train car. Oh yeah, and Olga Kurylenko sure did love being nekkid as a jaybird whenever possible!

But I can honestly say that I never thought it would warrant a sequel. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that one will start shooting in the fall, and it may not be one of those straight-to-DVD dealies! Especially if FOX manages to pull off the miracle of convincing Timothy Olyphant to return to the role of Agent 47. I don’t know, I think he’s enjoying that TV money from Justified, right about now. He shoots the mess outta people all he wants, and doesn’t even have to shave his head! That sounds like a win-win to me!

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Oh, This Has Got To Stop!!!

May 18, 2010

It’s getting to the point where KidzBop is eventually gonna become irrelevant. As it stands, it’s only a matter of time before one of these pre-pubescent YouTube discoveries comes out with a song featuring Nikki Minaj. It’s time to raise the terror alert level, ’cause this kid is a threat to all the beautiful freedoms we enjoy in this country. Look at those eyes! There’s no soul behind them! He might as well be a ginger! And having Flo-Rida on a track just makes the threat that much greater. Justin Beiber may look like the lesbian you tried to hit on in art class in high school, but at least he doesn’t try to burn out your essence with a death-gaze!

Listen (at your own risk): Cody Simpson feat. Flo-Rida – “iYiYi”

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Heroes: A Eulogy

May 17, 2010

Hello Everyone,

I stand before you, a once faithful friend and companion to Heroes. I remember when we first met, and we hit it off immediately. We learned a lot from each other, and as time went on, I thought things could only get better . . .but then they really didn’t. He still hung out, but nothing was the same after that first year. Dealing with Heroes meant dealing with a lot of baggage; a multitude of unresolved daddy issues, gross lapses in judgment, bad relationship choices, the whole nine. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Currently Listening To . . . Zero 7 PixMix 1

May 14, 2010

Sam Hardaker of Zero 7 put together this nice little mix of jazz, soul, techno, world beat, and hip-hop, and it’s helping me kick off the weekend right! Check it out on YouTube, complete with a slide show of pics from the duo’s recent tour.

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And Like Bond, Christopher Chance Will Return

May 13, 2010

Now, I’ve given FOX a lot of shit in the past. With the exception of Fringe, they’re arguably the worst network for genre programming. It’s not because they put out genre shows that are bad (okay, some of them have kinda sucked), it’s that they never give the good ones a fighting chance. If they put your show on Friday night, you might as well start shopping around your next best idea to other networks! What I do love about FOX is that they’ve managed to build a stable of scripted series that are very unique from one another. There’s not much in terms of overlap when it comes to what each series has to offer. And it’s why a show like Human Target fits so well into their programming schedule, and I’m thrilled to see it getting a second season. Read the rest of this entry ?