Friday, April 20, 2001

Kenny Aronoff! Thanks Ned! More information about the fearsome skin-pounder can be found here. (Beware that opening GIF, though...)
Safety campaigners slam Geri over album cover: And I thought I had no faith in the intelligence level of the average human being. Jeez.
O-Town ask fans to respect their personal space: All together now: "What fans?" Certainly the three prepubescent girls who were halfway interested in them will tune them out after this charming interview, where one member states that he doesn't think that O-Town owes anything to its fanbase (charming!) and another says that, if forced, hw would conceed to having a screaming threesome with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera (lovely!).

Did they have to pick the biggest idiots for this group? Was that a requirement set in stone by the producers of "Making The Band"? I could understand if they were all unbelievable singers, but... no, scratch that. It's UNBELIEVABLE how mediocre they are. I am more and more convinced that there is a record deal out there for me somewhere. I suppose these jerks have one up on me in that they were willing to actually get off of their asses and put themselves out there.


Thursday, April 19, 2001

Oh my. I get the sense that God has been logging my dreams and decided this one was a keeper. Probably the only thing that could make me more excited would be to find out that they've recruited Simon Gallup for bass, Alan Wilder for keyboards, Johnny Marr for guitar, and that bald guy who was playing on Smashing Pumpkins' Adore tour for drums. (Feel free to email me with his name if you know it.)
My new emblem: I ducked out of work briefly for a job interview. When I come back, I discovered that Ally had emailed me this. An entire world of philosophy has been unveiled before my wondrous eyes. Please, click and be enlightened.

Speaking of Ally, she's put some new reviews on her site, including Nelly, Crazy Town, Emma Bunton, and Jennifer Lopez. Read and enjoy.

Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Ricky Martin tipped to play Zorro in West End musical: This doesn't frighten me nearly as much as the idea that Robbie Williams has been approached to write some of the music for it. I mean, just imagine: the evil governer is about to kick his brutal plan into motion when ZORRO! bursts on to the scene and, while singing "Rock DJ", rips off his own skin. Hordes of cannibal models on rollerskates then beat the governer into submission while ZORRO! runs up the side of a building and gets all rumpy-pumpy with a cardboard cutout.

Upon reflection, this could be the greatest musical ever...

Tricky confirms details of new album: Hmm. Collaborations with Alanis Morissette and Red Hot Chili Peppers. A lead single called "Evolution" featuring Ed Kowalczyk, the lead singer of Live. People have already begun calling this new album "_Nearly God_ Part II", which would make me happy.

Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Times, they are a changin': I told my CEO today that I'm officially looking for another job. I'd been putting it off for about a week, but since my company only has six employees, I didn't feel right keeping this under wraps until I was ready to go. I really don't want to jeopardize the future of the company, but with this few employees and this much work, there kind of isn't any way of getting around it.

So, I'm looking in Boston. I've had one interview and there's another one coming up tomorrow. I also have a slew of calls I need to return. It's funny; the job market is sluggish right now, yet I still have fifteen headhunters and private firms asking me for my resume. Thank God I didn't give up on computer science when I had the chance!

Jay-Z says he is '100 per cent innocent' of gun possession charge: Well, duh. His bodyguard had the gun, not him. I don't even see how there's a case against him.

Monday, April 16, 2001

Jay Kay in nightclub fracas: Fame, fame, fatal fame/It can play hideous tricks on the brain... Some people, it seems, will do anything to extend their fifteen minutes.
"TICKLISH GUYS WANTED!" unmasked: Okay. I understand that I may be both more cynical and savvy as far as Usenet is concerned. However, I thought it was an accepted fact that "Territickle" was a man. In fact, I thought he initially attempted to post his requests for tickle videos as a man and switched pronouns to get more videotapes. *shrug*

Link stolen from Lyssa.

Watch every single Missy Elliott video: Screw the dodgy contest; I'm into for making a video montage of one of the most visually-innovative artists out there. (I think that you could make the world's greatest video by putting Outkast and Missy together with whomever it was who directed the video for Orbital's "Funny Break".)
ALERT! ALERT! There will be a Poem-Cees gig tonight on MHZ TV! A reliable source (ie, my brother) informs me that FREE tickets are still available by clicking here. Directions to the venue in Fairfax, VA, can be found here. If you are in the DC area, please go. If you know someone in the DC area, encourage them to go. A good time will be had by all attendees. The show starts at 7:00 PM, so don't be a sucka.
"Spy Kids" Still Tops: I think it's safe to say that I'm largely out of touch with modern movie-going America. I thought that "Josie and The Pussycats" was going to kill. In what bizarro universe does "Spy Kids" top the charts for three weeks?

Maybe I'll understand once I have children.

Sunday, April 15, 2001

A small addendum to my mini-review of Radiohead's new album: After listening to the tracks several times, I've come to the conclusion that the entire band needs to be lined up and stooge-slapped for messing up "Morning Bell" so profoundly. They tooka an absolutely gorgeous, dreamy song and turned it into an unlistenable mess.

Good thing for them the rest of the album is still fantastic.