Strange week. Sorta.
The Penn State thing is just so sad and tragic and infuriating.
Someone at Occupy Oakland got shot.
Heavy D passed away. Wow, it’s not that no one makes fun rap anymore, lots of folks do…it’s just that if an artist does a pop or dance hip-hop song these days, he gets called soft or a “sell-out”. Anyway, here’s to a time when folks were a little more open to what they would accept from hip-hop groups. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNEgUPKxk7A&ob=av3e
Random Internet Frustration: Ok, so sometimes I go to bed listening to BBC radio. A couple of nights ago I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, and I half heard them tease an upcoming interview with legendary music producer Niles Rodgers. They used an audio clip of Niles talking about how he used to read Freak Brothers Comix to Michael Jackson. I’ve been going crazy because I can’t find that audio.
Random Cool Website: I did stumble on a fun comic book blog. Ms Snarky’s Awesometastic Comic Book Blog. Basically humorous looks at old school comics. Check it out. http://mssnarky.wordpress.com/
Random Music Thing: You know…maybe I’ve got strange tastes, but… in theory… I thought a collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica could be awesome. The guy who wrote the first two Velvet Underground albums and the guys who helped invent thrash metal, should have been crazy awesome cool, but I’ve heard a few songs and um…they’re very NOT crazy awesome cool.
I’m behind on comics…
Frankenstein Agent of Shade #1: I know some people have accused this title of being a watered down Hellboy comic and I don’t think they are far off. However, I kinda feel about this the same way I feel about rock bands like say, Oasis. When I listen to Oasis’s music I hear the Beatles, The Who and the Kinks, but that doesn’t lessen my enjoyment of the song Champagne Supernova. It’s derivative, but derivative in a good way. It’s a fun comic. I might get the more recent issues.
Stormwatch #3: I’m still enjoying the story. I just wish I liked the art more.
Animal Man #3: Still digging both the art and the story. Continues to be the surprise hit of the season for me.
Speaking of Niles, there’s a a kinda funny story about how they originally wrote this song after being denied access at Studio 54. The original chant was F*ck Off.