Saturday, April 16, 2005

4:20---U Know What Time It Is!

True story prelude
I go to the Mobil store and get a pack of cigarettes. The guy rings it up and tell me the total. $4.20. (generics) Then he starts giggling. Being the paranoid freak that I am, I think he is laughing at me for buying generics. As I start to pop the trunk it hits me. Ohh..that 4.20.

The story

It’s one of those days kid…..the incense is lit, The Congos “At The Feast” just popped up on Music Chocie, and I’m cleaning out the email, typing up news bits I missed the last few days. I come across one that makes me laugh. It is the second time today that these numbers have come to my attention. 4/20!

If you don’t know what this is, try to keep up and don’t get all judgmental on us when you do catch up. To the rest of you, my familia, you are probably grinning already. Being the professional writer that I am, I begin to do a bit of research to find the meaning of the mysterious 4/20 that is following me around today. The email starts like this:


I read the press release and got briefed on the details. Every year on April 20th, major celebrations, demonstrations, concerts and festivals take place in honor of the marijuana holiday. This year, hydro-holding rockers Kottonmouth Kings teamed up with Cypress Hill and recorded a song that will be released on 4/20. “Put Down The Pipe” is the name of the cut .

KMK front man Brad "Daddy X" Xavier will be doing the radio rounds, promoting the song and the holiday. "This song teams the two biggest pro-marijuana bands on the planet," says Kottonmouth Kings' frontman Daddy X. "We're happy to be a part of this year's 4/20 holiday festivities and hope that this song can give people a reason to light up their pipes in unison."

"Why is it that a plant made by the creator is illegal, yet guns and bombs manufactured by man are legal?" says X from his California home. "We're just trying to raise awareness about marijuana and all the benefits it brings with it."

“Put Down The Pipe” will be on the KottonMouth Kings next self titled album. The Kotton Mouth Kings and Cypress Hill have a lot of supporters with their pro-marijuana stance uniting them with fans. They should not be disappointed with the new material.
(I am disappointed however that no MP3 were included in the email, so I have nothing to show you all….see bottom of this post for a few links to some older stuff)

Now…back to this 420 thing. Wikipedia had the following things to say about the subject.: and The Straight Dope claim that in the early 1970s a group of teenagers at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, California used to meet every day to smoke marijuana after school at 4:20 PM. The time became a code word for the drug, and usage spread. 4:20 PM has since become a popular time to "smoke up". (It's also worth noting that 4:20 PM is the time of LSD creator Albert Hofmann's first deliberate ingestion of the substance, in 1943 on what was later dubbed Bicycle Day; perhaps this is where the San Rafael teenagers picked up the idea.)

Another possible origin of the term can be found in the works of H. P. Lovecraft. A short story of his, entitled "In the Walls of Eryx" and first published in Weird Tales [34, No. 4 (October 1939), pp50-68], contains this passage:

I had encountered at least one of those curious mirage-plants about which so many of our men told stories. Anderson had warned me of them, and described their appearance very closely—the shaggy stalk, the spiky leaves, and the mottled blossoms whose gaseous dream-breeding exhalations penetrate every existing make of mask...Although everything was spinning perilously, I tried to start in the right direction and hack my way ahead. My route must have been far from straight, for it seemed hours before I was free of the mirage-plant's pervasive influence. Gradually the dancing lights began to disappear, and the shimmering spectral scenery began to assume the aspect of solidity. When I did get wholly clear I looked at my watch and was astonished to find that the time was only 4:20. Though eternities had seemed to pass, the whole experience could have consumed little more than a half-hour.

Other theories include the following:

Urban legend claims, incorrectly, that 420 is or was a police code for a drug bust.

It was, at one time, believed that there were 420 chemicals in marijuana.

April 20th, or 4-20, is the last day on which one is supposed to plant cannabis seeds.

April 20th, or 4-20, is the birthday of Adolf Hitler.

The Beatles song "Come Together" is 4:20 in length.

Pot Parades” are some of the more familiar events associated with Marijuana Day (is it an actual day? I thought it was every day…opps). If you are planning on joining in on the demonstrations, have fun but be careful. I have strolled through a few of these back in the day. They used to have them in Washington Square Park. I remember hearing all these crazy stories like guys in helicopters were throwing dime bags in the crowds and shit. The only thing that happened to me at any of them was I bought some really horrible dirt weed from some dread, and later on the cops busted the whole thing up, bum rushing the spot and sending a bunch of high slackers in a state of panic. Not a good look. It could have been worse. Another myth is that the cops won’t bust you for smoking in the street during one of these things. You might get lucky and a cop decides not to bust you. You might bump into another cop later on who isn’t amused by you or your tye dye Ronald Reagan smoking a blunt tee shirt. Don’t do anything stupid, regardless how kind that bud next to you smells, and you should be fine.

Here are a few more links on the subject. Please feel free to comment on anything I may have missed.

The real Source Magazine

Hwy 420

HTV: Watch Steven Hager explain 420 on ABC Television


Pot Smokers Abuzz Over 420 'Holiday'

NIDA InfoFacts: Marijuana

Weed Hip Hop Songs

I Got 5 On It Luniz(Just because it fits)
I Can't Wake Up KRS One
Peer Pressure-De La Soul w/ B-Real
Smoke Some Kill-Schooly D
Good Times-Styles P

Cypress Hill cuts
Everybody Must Get Stoned
Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk
Spark Another Owl
Hits From The Bong

"Where are my weed carriers? "

Cypress Hill's weed carriers!

I’m out
(Where’s my lighter…)

MVD brings "The Big Band Feeling" back!

MVD keeps it rolling with their "Stars Of Jazz" DVD. They shine the spotlight on yet another jazz legend on their next release, "Duke Ellington The Big Band Feeling". The second installment brings several classic Ellington songs to the screen, with memorable performances by his famous Orchestra. Duke Ellington is a key figure in American music and this DVD serves as a brief introduction to those who may not know of his work.

The DVD features recordings from 1952, and includes two performances of Duke and His Orchestra. Some of his most memorable works are on this DVD, making it another must have DVD for jazz fans. "The Mooche" sounds just as good as ever, as does "Flamingo", "Mood Indigo" and the Jimmie Grissom lead "Solitude". (Trust the link!)

Knowing that this film would serve as education for years to come, he makes sure to introduce his entire Orchestra in "VIP's Boogie". The early video styling of "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" show Duke playing the lead male role while his un-credited girlfriends sings about how bad he is treating her. With her sitting on the window sill, looking out to the alley while Duke plays for the crowd, this looks like a early forecast to MTV, as if Duke knew how ahead of his time he really was. This DVD is a nice way to re-acquaint yourself with some of his music, if you haven't done so.

Songs presented on the DVD

Sophisticated Lady,
The Mooche
VIP's Boogie
Solitude, Mood Indigo
The Hawk Talks
I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
Bli Blip
C Jam Blues (Hot Chocolate)

Pay Clint and the guys at MVD a visit! I have another one from them to review..stay tuned!


I found this (1st) link when I entered "Stars Of Jazz" DVD in Google News (he he). Hey Katharine, guess what happens when you enter Miles Davis in Google News. Try it, you'll like it!

Anyway, while researching the series, I found another (2nd) link which I should have posted in that (1st) link. The (2nd) link is a MVD webpage with a video clip from the "Stars Of Jazz" series featuring Miles Davis. Cool clip, cool dvd, cool Google News trick.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Random 5

Peace Not Greed-Kotton Mouth Kings

Diplo Rhythm -Diplo f/Sandra Melody, Vibez Kartel & Pantera Os Danadinhos

Son of X-51-Powerman 5000

Boing Boom Tschak-Kraftwerk

Computer Love- Zapp

You Don't Know Your History

How many people are in the Funky Four?

Better than CB-4 and showing on IFC!

"Hatless....not even a babushka!"

Stamp of Approval?

Can I Kick It? Soccer Thugs Throw Flares and Chairs

I once wrote an article on athletes who get into trouble with the law, fans fighting in the stadiums, riots at arenas and all that fun stuff that comes with attending major league sporting events. It amazes me how often these events take place. In the last week alone we have several incidents involving sports stars and fans during games. I’m sure that by the time I finish this article, there will be a few more new worthy incidents as well. Let me just say that the thought of taking the kids to the ball park for a nice afternoon game is losing it’s appeal. It’s safer to stay in the hood these days.

One sport always ups the ante when it comes to barbaric behavior by it’s fans. My favorite sport, soccer, continues to support my statements about it. This is a sport that does not like black people. Any black people, Haitian, African, European, American, Latin, Heavy Tanned Dutchno Negras at all! Hockey shows brothers more love, (when they are playing) and that’s not saying much cuz some hockey fans can be racist as hezzell! Yet soccer remains the cruelest sport to people of African descent.

Within the last 10 days, there have been multiple incidents of violence as the Champions League rolls on, letting the bodies hit the floor as they leave. This makes any Artest/Sheffield thing look like temper tantrum. These fools were waving Nazi flags, throwing lit flares at the goal keeper and throwing anything they could get their hands on.

The few brothers who are unlucky enough to be on the field playing during one of these fun filled soccer fest are in the middle of the cross-hairs like the guy in the Public Enemy’s logo for real.
Since I am not an expert, I call on them to present the evidence to you the people. After reviewing the information, I’m sure you will come to the same conclusion that I have. (Soccer sucks!)

• In 1999, S.S. Lazio played city rivals AS Roma, a team widely supported by Rome's significant Jewish population. Lazio's ultras took anti-Semitism to sickening heights when they unfurled a 50-metre banner around their section of Rome's Olympic Stadium that read: 'Auschwitz is your town, the ovens are your houses.'

• In May 2001, Inter Milan ultras stole a motor scooter, set it on fire and hurled it onto the field from the second level of Milan's Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.

• Last September, AS Roma's home game against Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League was halted when referee Anders Frisk was bloodied after being hit by a metal object thrown from the stands.

• This past weekend, 17 fans were arrested and 259 later identified and charged with throwing objects onto the field, committing acts of violence in the stands, chanting fascist slogans and waving neo-Nazi banners following games in Rome, Palermo, Udine, Cava dei Tirreni and Perugia.

• Prior to this past Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final contest between Juventus and Liverpool, police in Turin clashed with Juventus supporters hell-bent on getting even with the English fans. In 1985, 39 Juventus fans died in a riot started by Liverpool supporters prior to the European Cup final in Brussels.

Taken from “The Dark Heart of Italian Soccer” by John F. Molinaro

Here are some more links for you.

Italians adopt new rules to curb soccer violence,1299,DRMN_2_3702439,00.html

Europe: Soccer Marred By Violence, Sparking World Cup Concerns

Italy to address violence at soccer games

Stadium ban, fine for Inter-Indian Express

Li Fuchang, lineman for a Chinese Super Leaguae match betwen Beijing Hyundai and Tianjin TEDA, walks out of the field after being hit by a bottle thrown down from the stand. The match resumed after a 10-minute pause. Tianjin won the match 3-0. [newsphoto]


Guess who made BlogCritic of the Day today? Imagine my surprise when I scrolled down and saw my name in the highly prized spot. As I am still a rookie to blogging and I'm just now getting my stride, I am REALLY HAPPY about this! Thanks to Eric Olsen and all the guys at BC!

DMC says P-E-A-C-E to BC for showing love to C-U-E!

Hmmm....I should post something huh? Give me a second, I have two DVDs to review, tons of stuff I'm posting on E-Bay, and some MP3s I want to give you. So...I'll be back.

Thanks again guys!

Thursday, April 14, 2005


Look at these bargains over here folks! I hate to be the used car salesman on you all of a sudden like, but I'm clearing out the crates here at Canhead. Feel free to browse as I post new titles daily..some 12 inches, some old movies, some comics...all kinds of crap.

For example we have these choice hip hop selections:

KRS ONE "Sneak Attack" LP!

Common "Electric Circus" LP

Indelible MC's-"Fire In Which You Burn" 12 Inch

Way Of The Gun DVD


Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Get Some Crunk In Your System!-Lil Jon AOL Live Review!

Yesterday as I was on MS Word, typing like a madman, trying to finish Macro/Micro Economics and juggling a few online bills, my MS Outlook reminder rings with an alert.

“AOL Music Live presents Lil Jon and The Eastside Boyz @ Webster Hall-9pm!”

~Damn it, how could I have forgotten about that so quickly? I was just emailing people about it last night! What time is it anyway…3:45….DAMN!~

I drop everything I’m doing and start calling up people trying to find someone willing to take that 2 hour drive down to the city with me. As I start to do a quick mental rundown, I begin to get that sinking feeling again. I have no clean clothes and I am supposed to be there around 7pm. If I run to the laundry mat, I might be able to make it. I will not let this turn into another South Beach situation, with me running around trying to get the story. I have tickets waiting for me too. I’ll be damned if I don’t make it to this show and write the review like I said I would. Then it hits me. This is an AOL LIVE show….I don’t have to get off of my incredibly cozy couch at all! It would have been cool to see it live, but I can still watch it and finish the story. You gotta love technology! So I relaxed and waited for show time. It was quite a show at that.

The show was proceeded by clips of some of their past AOL Live performances along with some music videos. The show started at 9 o’clock on the dot and after a brief announcement, Lil Jon and The Eastside Boyz hit the stage and got it crunk! I know some of the hip-hop purist might turn their nose at my next statement, but Lil Jon puts on a hell of a show! When you hear his patented yells boom over the speakers, backed with his production magic, you can’t help yourself. The crunk gets in your system! Judging from the way the usually statuesque New York crowd stands frozen in attention when out of town rappers perform, New York has mad love for the King of Crunk! They were jumping and singing and moving like they were reppin’ one of New York’s finest. To be clear, Lil Jon is one of hip-hop’s finest, hate it or love it.

The show was pretty tight looking at it through AOL’s eyes. Lil Jon and the ESB bounced on the stage and ran through some of their hits. They definitely got the crowd apmed with “Bia Bia” and made the AOL censors earn their money. While all the acts performed censored versions of their singles, when they hit their club bangers like “What They Gon Do?” both the acts and the crowd provided the missing curse words, in this case…”Shit!” The AOL censors were shitting alright…all over the mute button, as the entire chorus got bleeped, just to be safe.(FCC sees and hears all, you wanna hear it too, don't you? Yeah I know you do!) Lil Scrappy and Pitbull came on stage to help turn the heat up a bit.

The show went on with Lil Jon and the ESB doing “Headbussa” and ”Get On My Level” w/ Trillville. Then Crime Mob hit the stage and dared the NYC crowd to “Knuck If You Buck”. (That girl in Crime Mob that swings her hair around is crazy…she did it until it was her time to rhyme, then started swinging again! I’m surprised she didn’t pass out) Then Lil Scrappy came back out, took off his shirt to show he meant business, and ripped “No Problem”. Lil Jon came back on for “I Don’t Give A..” and woke up the censors again.

Lil Jon is good at this. The way he kept bringing out BME groups to do a hit or two, then do a few of his own was perfect. He really paced the show, like a real emcee. Surprising huh? Anyway, at this point in the show he addressed the crowd, and the AOL Live audience. The camera scanned the room to show all the packed house, and then Lil Jon and the ESB started passing out free cans of Crunk Energy Drink. Dude is smart. There was like 30 minutes left in the show and he wanted the crowd amped! They had been jumping for about a half hour straight! So after giving everyone enough time to down a can, Lil Jon continued with the show by bringing Brooke Valentine out on stage. She did a little bit of “I’m Going DownAcapulco style (old Fred Sandford joke) to prove that her chops are real and not Pro Tools. After that, she went into her ode to female boxing, “Girl Fight”.

Ying Yang Twins were next to rock the stage, as they came out and performed “Salt Shaker” Then the lights dropped, the cool blue light caressed the stage and the boom of “Wait (The Whisper Song)" came across the speakers. They rocked it and thanked the crowd and left (No “Say Iy Yi Yi” or “Get Low”? What’s up with that?)

Pitbull came out after that, kicked it with the mujeres for a minute. He went on to bring the heat back up with “Culo”and his new one “Toma”. After that, he kicked his verse from Daddy Yankee’s "Gasolina" remix, gave a shout out to Pimp C (“Free Pimp C”) and jetted.

Trillville came out and blessed the crowd with “Some Cut” and then Lil Jon and the ESB closed it out with a call and response version of “Lovers and Friends” with the ladies in the house filling in the missing Luda and Urrsher high note parts. With that, Lil Jon asked the crowd for a “WHAT?’ “YEAAAH” and “OHHKKKAAYY!” and exited stage left. All in all a great show made better by the fact that I didn’t have to leave the couch to see it! Make sure you visit AOL and click on their Music link to see the show!

Yeeeaah shawty!

Presidential Playlist

This was originally a comment that I posted on Katharine Donelson's post at BC, in regards to the news that Dubya gets down with his bad self while rocking his IPod. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to act like a program director and suggest a few tunes for the Boss.

"Whatcha looking at, nah shawty, u don't know me..."

That damn T.I. goes hard..gotta remember to
thank Noelle for the download!"

Song suggestions for The President's IPod

1. Mosh-Eminem -video
2. Cocaine-Eric Clapton -(no comment)Wmp audio
3. Legalize It- Peter Tosh --(I heard about that weed comment…don’t be a hypocrite, do like Peter says!) -Real audio
4. Traveling Solider-The Dixie Chicks -(forgive and forget)-WMP audio
5. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams-Green Day --(S.S. Reform theme)-WMP video
6. Karma-Alicia Keys
7. U Don't Know Me,-T.I. (dedication from the American working class and SS Reformers)
8. Ordinary People-John Legend(dedication from the Iraqi people to Mr. Bush) WMP video
9. Drop It Like It's Hot,-Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell--(Iraq war suggestion)WMP video
10. Soldier-Destiny's Child Featuring T.I. & Lil Wayne --(technically he is/was one)QT video

and last but not least

11.Look What You've Done-Jet (needs no explanation) -WMP video

Oh yeah…NWA’s “Fuck The Police” always gets the blood pressure up Dubya! Check it out sometimes…I’m sure it’s a favorite song of Noelle, Jeb Jr., Jenna and Barbara’s.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Dont Stop Get It Get It!

You don't have to remind me about that tatoo on your back side

When I make love to you I look at that.--Flavor Flav
What do you get when you cross a Jehovah's Witness and an atheist?

Someone who knocks on your door for no reason whatsoever.
Jehovah's Witness and the lawyer

A lawyer was invited to become a Jehovah's Witness. He politely declined the invitation, as he had not seen the incident.

However, he did say that he would be glad to consider representing the case.
I got a million of them folks! I'll be appearing in Compton next month. If your in town come check out the show!
Do yourself a favor. Go see the “Lean Back” original video at Spine
Demonoid Phenomenon” Rob Zombie (that's right!)
Daryl and Joe”-Run DMC
Leatherface” Big Pun
Temperature's Rising” – Mobb Deep
Serious” EPMD w/ Redman & Das EFX

6 Degrees of Benzino

It's getting, it's gettin', it's gettin' kind of hectic!

It's not looking to good for The Source. After waging war with one of hip-hop's heavy weights and taking deserved shots from all around, The Source has taken two huge blows, one to the head, followed by a body blow to the gut. It's amazing The Source is still standing. First Benzino leaves, then both he and Dave Mays are hit with a body blow in the form of sexual-harassment and discrimination lawsuits filed by Kim Osorio and Michelle Joyce.

Rev Al Sharpton, LA Reid, Eminem, and U.S. District Judge Gerard Lynch are all in the mix, like a new 6 Degrees of Benzino or something. It is going to be the hip-hop story of the year. I just wonder if they will be in business long enough to print it. If not I'm sure XXL will. (Do it..just do it!)


The Source Magazine Hit With Employment Discrimination Claims By Former Top Women, Announces Thompson Wigdor & Gilly LLP

David Mays Responds to Kim Osorio Suit, Benzino Can't Stay Away

Source Magazine Hit With Employment Discrimination Claims

"Source" Soap Opera Continues

Accusations Fly In Sexual Harassment Suit Against The Source

Discrimination charges made at The Source

The Source Slapped With Sexual-Harassment Lawsuit From Two Former Employees

Benzino Slapped With Sexual-Harassment Charges

Hip-Hop’s ‘Bible’ Wants Day in Court

Channel Zero

Whoa….today while drinking a Pepsi, smoking on a Camel lite (not) and dubbing a copy of the Lion King, it dawned on me. Subliminal messages are everywhere! It’s bad enough that we can’t escape advertising anymore. It’s not enough that the average person will watch 15,000 ads A DAY! No, instead they up the ante by taking the subliminal witchcraft to the internet!

It’s things like this that make me the conspiracy nut that my ex so loving calls me.(among other things) I’m not paranoid…they are watching and listening and hypnotizing! They are acting like Plankton did when he put the buckets over everyone’s head and made them try to kill Spongebob! They are trying to take over the world!

My boy Frat knows what I’m talking about. The Grand Deception is in full effect and instead of more heads talking about it in their songs, they act like Flav said. They are

“blind baby, they blind to the facts of who they are because they watching that garbage! Straight up garbage, pure garbage baby! Look! Don’t nobody live like that. Don’t nobody even look like that you know what I’m sayin!”


Dear KFC:

Recently, I noticed that your Chicken Capital USA advertisements are using the Lynard Skynard song, Sweet Home Alabama. As a Kentuckian, I find this disturbing. Have you disowned Kentucky? Are you now Alabama Fried Chicken?

Honorable Ernie Fletcher, Governor of Kentucky


Oh yeah, if your lucky, you might catch an episode of “Taken” on Sci-Fi, they are playing it again.

Let me just say this before some azz gets all excited, I'm joking with this post. Here is the link to Snopes before you all start emailing it back to me~~~

Monday, April 11, 2005

Let The Girl Go!

It took me a while but Saturday night I finally saw "Sin City". I gotta say, it's a hell of a movie. I never read the comics (I know, I lost a few points for that one) but you don't really need to read a single panel of the comics to see how amazing this movie is. But it is one of those movie that will lose you if you don't pay attention, or have the comic as a cheat sheet.

Visually, it is the first to make the viewer feel that we are indeed watching a comic book. Spider-Man 2 came close, but the semi black and white look of "Sin City" really helps enhance the comic book feel. Everyone is great in the movie with Mickey Rourke giving us one of his best performances ever, Bruce Willis playing the hero who get the shaft, Esquire magazine's coverboy Benico Del Toro as a David Byrne-less talking head and a few of my favorite actresses making sure I would not take my eyes off the screen.

Rosario's body is so loco!! DAMN!
However, "Sin City" is not without it's shortcomings, in my opinion. First of all, I love Tarintino films. His influence is all over this one, with the plot skipping all over the timeline. Normally, this works for Mr. T, who was called on to help this little flick along. This time, it backfires on him. With so much going on in this movie it is really hard to keep up, especially if you have not read the comic book. By the time they came back around to the begining story, I don't know who was who. The yellow guy appears and it took me a minute to realize he was the first scene's bad guy, somehow transformed into a light bulb looking freak after getting shot the fuck up by Bruce Willis.

I saw through the script a few times too. As soon as Clive Owen's charater jumps outta of Brittney Murphy's window, I knew he was on his way to fight Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro). I guessed that they were going to get all Charlize Theron "Monster" on us and sure enough, Jackie Boy is a cop. I figured the set up scene as soon as Michael Clarke Duncan and the boys are in position as it was the only way to solve the problem. Still, I was diggin the movie and proud of my plot guessing abilities.(I really think I could write this stuff!)

The other thing is the movie is a little long. Again, I normally like movies that are longer than the average 90 minutes, but this was long and I got lost in the plot. Not good. (Can someone do something about those theater chairs! If the new trend is going to be longer movies, make sure tall dudes with so-so circulation don't walk out of your flick to regain feeling in their toes by installing about 4 more inches of cushion in those stadium seats!)

And when the movie ended on the farm and Elijah Wood didn't eat Willis and Alba like he did Goldie, I felt like they should have gave me a call before releasing this one. My comments might have helped a little----"Loose 20 minutes of it. Make Elijah's character say something, he talked his ass off for 3 "LOTR" movies....on second thought keep him quiet. Somebody needs to make Rosario's top come off "accidently" like Janet at the SuperBowl..etc, etc.---- At the least, I would have had Wood kill Willis so he didn't have to. (Don't want to spoil it for you)

All in all, I like the movie and will buy the DVD, if only for the deleted scenes of Rosairo Dawson and Dark Angel's Jessica Alba.(mmmmm..Rosairo & Jessica....mmmmm) But "Sin City" did have me antsy by the time it ended. By the time it was almost over, I was like, "Come on, we know what happens next, Willis dies, the girl lives...great flick...I can't feel my butt!"

Dumbest line in "Sin City":

"Let the girl go"--Bruce Willis
Anytime I hear that line in a movie, I repeat it in a mentally challenged voice, like Damon Wayan's "Blankman" charater, really loud. It always gets laughs from the audience and it didn't fail me Saturday night either. You know how us black folks can be in a movie theater! Heckling the screen and what not= good times!

Brendon, Amelia and McMullen thought it was bad ass too.

More "Sin City" links:

Be careful Googling this movie might find yourself in a completly different web site than you expected, and I aint talking Vegas vacation packages either! People have been accused of being a perv for less!

Beneath the Planet of The…Gorillaz

Gorillaz do the Jim Morrison thing and turn their backs to the fans.
Pure Rock and Roll!

Not too many cartoon characters are this funky. A few of them have tried their hand at making music. Hell, it’s a requirement for Mickey’s crew as everyone from Timone( “Hakuna Matata” is the jam, just ask your 1-4 year olds!), Aladdin, Mulan and the crab from The Little Mermaid have record deals. As talented as these animated lip syncers are, they are child’s play when compared to the pen and pixel Fab Four that is The Gorillaz!

Since the day they emerged from the creative ink well, Gorillaz have done more for the animated cool set than Roger Rabbit or his badly drawn girlfriend Jessica. She probably has the Gorillaz entire catalogue in her IPod as we speak. If she does, she is not alone. Real people really like the Gorillaz too, as they proved their chops with their groundbreaking self titled debut CD. Of course, behind every great animated man there is a great….production team and the Gorillaz are no different.

Gorillaz is the creation of Damon Albarn of Blur fame and animator Jamie Hewlett.
Along with Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori, Tom Tom Club's Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, they crafted one of the most original groups ever, ask Guinness World Records if you don’t believe me. With such past hits like “Clint Eastwood”, “Tomorrow Comes Today” and “19-2000” (“Project Gotham Racing” #1 cruising song), the song singing simians are set to release more musical monkey business with their latest disc, “Demon Days”. The new video, “Feel Good Inc.” featuring De La Soul is out now. Group members 2D and Murdoc gave a few word about the new video and project.

2D: I think Gorillaz built a tower around themselves that they couldn't get out of. Of excess and hedonism. The video is based on this feeling. For a while it was great to be on the inside, but the party's got out of hand. It' s become like the Last days of Gommorah. The Feelgood Inc Tower represents this. The palace we built has become a prison. In the video I'm just waking up from this year-long hedonists dream, and I realise that maybe... the fruits of success have turned sour.

Noodle is outside of the Tower, in the pale morning-after light, sitting on the edge of this floating island. And you can see she knows what's happening. But people have to wake up to it themselves. So that's what the video is about; being trapped by the things you make, and realising everyone else is caught up in it. Using it. Just...they need their party to continue, to keep this thing afloat. The Tower of Babel.

Murdoc: Apart from the obvious thing, which is my gyrating hips, the coolest thing about the video would be the the hydraulics on this gig. Just for the windmill section alone cost about 3.5 million pounds. That's sterling. We had to buy a small island, make a mold of it and then scrape out all the insides. When that was done we filled the whole thing full of helium. Using the motor from the windmill we managed to get the thing to float, but it was an absolute bugger.

Demon Days will be released on 23rd May (11th May Japan, 24th May in the US), and will be preceeded by the single "Feel Good Inc", released 9th May.

Please use the links below to view the new video "Feel Good Inc".


Real Hi-

The Gorillaz racing game!!!

Rolling Stone article with video links


Pitchfork Media review

ps..what’s up with a collabo with Josie and The Pussy Cats? I’m sure that Murdoc would like that at least. I hear the Biz Markie doll is available for booking too…..

Two injured in dirt bike accident

Two injured in dirt bike accident
Updated: 4/10/2005 10:07 AM
By: Capital News 9 web staff

Coeymans officials have released the names of the two men involved in Friday's dirt bike accident.

At last check, 20-year-old David McCauslin was in critical condition at Albany Medical Center with injuries from the accident. The second man, 23-year-old Jason Krzykowski, was listed in serious condition.

A police officer saw the pair driving along Route 143 without their headlights on at around 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The officer became alarmed and followed the bikes. He caught up with them a short time later and found one of the bikers lying in the middle of the road. The other was on the grass nearby.

The crash is still under investigation.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Lovers and Friends and more missed hits

What's happening party people? It's El Q back in the driver's seat, revving up the engines and getting ready for the upcoming week. It should be a very interesting one at that, as there are a ton of things lined up.

The Lil Jon AOL show at Webster Hall is Tuesday night. Then on Thursday, Nelly rolls in Madison Squard Garden with Fat Joe and TI. If all goes well, I will bring back details from both events for you, maybe a picture or two.

And of course my personal life is a work in progress of sorts. Its like when your reading the end of a chapter and you know where it's going so you skip a few pages so you can see what happens to our hero, when he finally moves to LOS ANGELES like he has been threatening to do for a year. Something like that. But it will take a lot more than that to stop the Canhead machine! Stayed tuned for more exclusive interviews, DVD reviews("Rockers" is coming to Canhead!),
weblinks, and personal notes from your boy Q!

Oh yeah..I did the dumb shit the other and posted evey Lil Jon link but THE Lil Jon link. Sorry folks.

“Lovers and Friends” ecard:

"Lovers and Friends" (explicit) – Windows High -

"Lovers and Friends" (explicit) – Quicktime High -

"Lovers and Friends" (explicit) – Windows Lo -

"Lovers and Friends" (explicit) – Quicktime Lo -

"Real N***a Roll Call" video E-CARD -

"What U Gon' Do" Video e-card -

News segment/interview on Pimp C at Word Of! Check it out here!