Shot Of Rhythm

[ Friday, December 03, 2004 ]



So now, based on the knowledge I gained by watching promos on VH1, everyone's favorite worthless network has apparently tired of the description "Awesomely Bad," which not two months ago was attached to every show the once-great channel was running. ("Awesomely Bad Hair," "Awesomely Bad Videos," "Awesomely Bad Things That Are Good But Bad But Awesome Too" etc.) Apparently though, now the "Awesomely Bad" descriptor has become - how do the kids say - "so five minutes ago," as the latest VH1 special featured this new adjective: "Cheese-Tastic." As someone who, despite occasional indications to the contrary, has displayed some facility with the English language, I find this new addition to the ever-growing etymology of VH1 absolutely fascinating, and am currently consulting with my fellow wordsmiths at Oxford, Cambridge and the Algonquin Round Table to discuss how our literary exploits should be updated to include this recent development. It shan't be easy, since we only recently excised replaced "Cringe-worthy" with "Awesomely bad" in our current manuscripts. E.M. Forster was particularly pissed, if I remember correctly.

On the box right now: Various Artists, MOJO PRESENTS "ROCK ROCK ROCK." A free 15-track disc that came with the latest issue of the best music magazine on the planet. While discs usually accompany each, this one - made up of the original versions of songs Elvis later covered - is particularly solid. Little Richard, Carl Perkins, Muddy Waters, Rufus Thomas...good shit.


Dove With Claws [7:38 AM]

[ Tuesday, November 30, 2004 ]


A philosophical conundrum

Is it worse to talk with someone who thinks you're smarter than you actually are, or someone who thinks you're dumber than you actually are? I've got my opinions, but first I wish to hear from the congregation.

On the box right now: Nas, STREET DISCIPLE. I was not planning on buying this double-disc record (on account of having been burned once too many on Nas records), but I found it on sale for $10, and I couldn't resist.


Dove With Claws [1:24 PM]