Chances are David Geffen has had some sort of effect on your life (HE BIRTHED ASYLUM, THE LABEL GUCCI MANE IS SIGNED TO), the man is kind of a big deal. PBS dropped a documentary on him last week while you were scrambling home for Thanksgiving, I was floored after watching it out of curiosity. Rappers talk about hustling, but David Geffen was doing real hustling, venture after venture with the most powerful people. If you have an interest in pop culture, the workings/history of the entertainment & music business give yourself two hours to watch this. You might even get motivated to achieve more things with your passion, like I did. The outakes PBS has posted on their site are also worth a look as well, I mean, how can you not be interested in that Tiffany lamp story told by his good friend/Bruce Sprinsteen’s manager, Jon Landeau.
Holy crap, when the first digital short epic known as Lazy Sunday dropped about 6 years ago(!!), I played it countless numbers of times for nearly all my friends. With out doubt, it was one of the first things made for TV with the real intention of going viral. Sidebar: Metallungies was still on *blogspot* when we mentioned it in passing (it was so big, that it didn’t need a post, everyone had already seen it, word to my HS teachers).
Well, with Andy Samberg doing his last SNL episode, he called up the homie Chris Parnell and did what can best be described as a very worthy followup/sequel. The 101st installment of SNL Digital Short, wraps up the era nicely.
Shouts to Knobbz for picking up the brilliant ‘Welcome to Atlanta’ reference.
New York Comic Con! Baby Boba Fett with a tiny red lightsaber! Unabashed anime love! Sexy Asian Mario with big boobs! Hispanic Captain America! Comic Con, where we nerds come to roost! I wandered the floor on Thursday and Friday drinking in the sights and sounds and playing video games.
We’re back at it! Sorry we missed you guys last week, we had to skip last week to handle some lavish travel. 8PM EST like always (we hope you adjusted your clocks, flava flav.). You can also join by using #mlamazingrace, but this week will also be picking up things with #tar & #amazingrace
Note: We might skip next week, too. Stay tuned (ML is going to SXSW, check for more info on that this week.).
We’re back like cooked crack, as Fat Joe Juelz likes to say, for live blogging action of The Amazing Race 18, Episode 2 at 8PM EST. Clear out your Sunday evening social calendar and join us. Don’t even bother DVRing the Oscars. Don’t forget that you can use the twitters with the tag #mlamazingrace, and your brilliant thoughts will be added to our feed.
So, this is kind of a random/last minute thing, but ML is teaming up with Phil Dzikiy (who our hardcore readers may recall from his chilling thoughts on our ‘Trapped in the Closet’ reviews) to live blog The Amazing Race 18 ALL SEASON LONG (unless we get our TVs stolen repossessed). You might find yourself asking, “what the hell is this about?”. Well, let me explain, as I descend into old man age demographics, I have become fond of CBS’ programming including the globe trotting The Amazing Race. This past fall, The Amazing Race 17 was my first season, and I was hooked… like Biggie’s first album hooked.
If you join us tonight, at 8pm EST (All Star? Heritage Classic? That’s why you have DVR). You can also use the twitter hashtag #mlamazingrace to get your comments added to our coverage. Note: this is the first season in HD.. word on the street is it’s pretty hard to film people running around all over the country with HD cameras (I’m not talking your flip cams), so you don’t have to suffer with Standard Def footage, like I did last year. Lastly, don’t be intimidated if you haven’t seen any prior seasons, The Amazing Race is a show you can pick up with any season, without knowing anything at all.
So join the conversation..or just read the gems that we drop on y’all, below.
I might be trying to wife MNDR. She and Q-Tip get down like long lost siblings on the Late Show stage. Neither acknowledges the awkwardness of their pairing, but the song is so dope that it almost never occurred to me that the guy who produced “One Love” is on David Letterman with an electro-dance-pop Brooklynite who looks like she could be a Charlie’s Angel. Like I said, I might be trying to wife MNDR.
Yeah, yeah, this sounds like a paid post (what is the blogger term for payola, anyway?). Well, it’s not, it’s more like a plea. I came across Lone Star (a new drama on FOX) this past week.. I DVRed it, and got around to finally watching it a few days ago and was really compelled to stick it out for the long haul. Being the exciting person that I am, I decided to google to see what the internets were saying about the show. The reviews seemed positive but it put up abysmal TV ratings (going up against such intellectually stimulating shows such as DWTS (Dancing With The Stars, duh– Situation got this!). So here is my plea, watch Lone Star on Mondays at 9pm to save it from the brink of cancellation. There is nothing worse that investing time in a *good* show to only have it cancelled like the ’94 World Series (I see you, Expos fans). Being the kind that I am, I’ve included the embed for the pilot episode below. When you are done watching, check out some press about the show’suncertainty.
On Friday evening (I know, I know) I was aimlessly flipping through the ol’ cable box, ready to turn the TV set off, when I saw RZA’s face on NBC. Apparently, RZA was guest starring on a new NBC show starring Jimmy Smits (of NYPD Blue fame). I only saw the tail-end of the episode but RZA was playing.. a wait for it..a person jailed for a crime he didn’t commit. Anyway if you care to see RZA’s acting the embed is below.
Now, these days, a rapper appearing on a TV series are more common than bedbugs in Manhattan, but then I stumbeled across this on youtube.
Late pass please.
RZA co-starring with Joe Jonas (Jo Bros!!), Jake Gyllenhaal, & Lil’ Jon in a video for indie darlings Vampire Weekend’s Giving Up The Gun?
Yeah.. all of that combined let me to ask the question that you see in the title of the post. I’m not in the least bit upset or worried about RZA doing all this stuff, I’m just saying, hopefully there is enough beats to do a 2nd Beat Drop this decade.
Apparently there was some white kids in Utah that got in deep trouble for rapping at McDonalds drive-thru (late pass please?). The Colbert Report chronicles their dramatic/violent/epic story, with Fabolous making a cameo as an expert on all this gangsta rap stuff. Note to self: bring a vest if I ever visit a fast food spot in Utah.