Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
For those of you not properly schooled in the use of the "n-word", go see an Eddie Griffin comedy show and you'll leave well versed in the variations and different meanings of the word nigga, negro and nigger.
While I thought myself familiar with the lingo, he enlightened me to the difference between a nigga and a nigga nigga, a designation that apparently Obama has now earned, as well as several other developments in n-word usage. Needless to say - there were a couple nuggets to pull away from his 'n-word' inspired performance....
1. Avoid all uses of the term if you're white.
2. Most definitely don't articulate the r.
3. White people are the new niggers.
Through out his entire performance, Eddie entertained with short spats of C walking and using the microphone to symbolize a penis. While all of the above had us laughing - it was his imitations of Richard Pryor, Bernie Mac and Bill Cosby that really did it for us.
If you appreciate good comedy, enjoy excessive use of the word nigga, like Richard Pryor stories, or just want to see a performer at the top of their game - consider checking out Eddie Griffin when he comes to a theater near you.
BTW - thank you JP for the free tix!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Well, I'm glad the cool people at DipDive finally decided to release "Imma Hot Cheeto" because it is absolutely f'ing hilarious (the burrito part and ambien sex are top notch). It makes me want to dance, make my own mock video and watch Caddy Shack all at the same time. I won't do most of that because no video I created would possibly hold a candle to this masterpiece....Peep it:
Monday, February 15, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Justin Townes Earle, Joe Pug, The Hi Hos @ Echo
Eyedea and Abilities, Dosh, Silent Army @ Echoplex
Imaad Wasif, Becky Stark, Voice On Tape @ Spaceland
DJ Frankie Presents: Death Hymn #9, Dante vs. Zombies, The Living Sickness @ Alex's Bar
Babylon Saints @ Saint Rocke
James McMurtry, Johnny Burke @ The Mint
Steve Tyrell @ Catalina Jazz Club
The Thermals, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, Slang Chickens @ Troubadour
Shawn Colvin, Michelle Magione @ Brixton South Bay
Surf Film Premier of "Gum For My Boat" - Hosted by ZJ Boarding House - feat. Atlantic Line, LA VIA @ Air Conditioned Lounge
Olio @ The Joint
Garaj Mahal @ The Baked Potato
Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), The Romany Rye, Line and Circle @ Bootleg
Captains, Venus Bogardus, Bullied By Strings, Dreamers @ Silverlake Lounge
Ledges (11PM) @ Molly Malones
Body Parts, Alina Cutrono, Micah James, Deathday Party @ Echo Curio
Kelly Colbert, Julie Slater, Colin Bickley @ Genghis Cohen
Michael Nhat, Big Whup, No Paws (No Lions), Pangea @ The Smell
Guggenheim Grotto (7PM), Oak & gorski (9PM), Big Phony (10PM), That Noise (11PM) @ Hotel Café
Richard Thompson and Band @ The Largo
89.9 KCRW presents Editors, The Antlers, Princeton @ The Wiltern
Eddie Santiago @ Conga Room
Harmonies for Haiti @ House of Blues
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
While we're working late at night on the Concert Blast, I just needed to share with the supergood community how exciting it was to see Foster The People this weekend at the Stand Up Charity Benefit.
Mark and the band were on fire. Mark kicked it off with some solo piano and guitar playing, where he charmed the crowd as he always does.
Desperate Housewives cast members as seen below, William H. Macy) and children were even gathering around for the performance.
In addition to covering material from Mark's previous work with the Rondo Brothers, the band also did the debut performance of "Pumped Up Kicks" which is available for download at the bands site - http://www.fosterthepeople.com/
The band treated the crowd to an impromptu version of "Get Up, Stand Up" that featured some improvised vocals by Mark (singing) and freestyles (Reason) that drew tremendous applause.
At the end of the night, you could feel a buzz in the crowd as if something special had happened. This band is poised to do big things in 2010. "Pumped Up Kicks" will be featured in NYLON's online coverage of Fashion Week and the band is currently working on confirming a date or two at SXSW - so interested parties should definitely holler at them! Don't miss out on the next special performance from Foster The People (and the second chance to hear the sure-fire hit "Pumped Up Kicks" live) at The Viper Room on February 24th. It will also be Mark's birthday celebration - so I might expect something wild :)