I would prefer the uncensored version of this song. Once I typed that sentence I actually paused for a minute and wondered if I ever would prefer the censored or shortened version of a song. It sounds like a challenge. Although I can't say for sure that such a song doesn't exist, I can't think of one. The artist made it, it should speak for itself. If it's too hot to handle for somebody, well, maybe they should just leave it alone.
I tend to prefer the "older" rap artists. Even if you disagreed with them, you could appreciate the messages that they were trying to convey were genuine. I feel like most modern rap artists have lost touch with actually having a message that doesn't revolve around drugs/women/riches. Public Enemy is one of those groups that has always had a message. Flava Flav has his outrageous clock, but I've never known anyone to doubt Chuck D's sincerity. It's music as a pointed art form, which happens to be my favorite flavor, regardless of genre.
Have a good weekend/holiday, y'all. There are good things coming.
Our host has informed us they're doing maintenance on the 18th (Friday). Service may be intermittent.
It's not uncommon for me to bookmark something for posting or podcasting and just forget about it for a long period of time. There are times where whatever it was is no longer relevant. An old video of Phil Collins rapping in an obnoxious manner? Always relevant.
The YouTube videos are ready for episodes 105-107. Audio will be ready today at some point (I hope), as well as more detailed descriptions. I need to hire a secretary.
Even with these changes, I still wouldn't watch golf on TV. I would be more inclined to play it, however, if it had even a fraction of what some gifted video editors spliced in to the footage below. I really want somebody to make a goofy golf course the size of a full blown one. Giant windmills would just be a start. (via Deadspin)
Do I owe you a pretty video to make up for the man bashing a brick suspended from his head? I suppose I do. It's a more mellow way to start your week to watch a man using the dexterity of his fingers rather than . . . yeah.
Recover quickly, though. We're live on Ustream tonight, starting around 8-830 central time. Sign in and talk to us if you're around! If not, interact with us on Facebook/YouTube afterwards. We love it when there's fan interaction.
The benefit for the Louisiana Modified Dolls was pretty packed last night. I'll go into more detail with that next podcast. For now, here's a couple of videos I took from the event. Well done, ladies.
Some fresh in-game footage from PAX East. I'm giddy.
Our friends in the Louisiana Modified Dolls have their event Saturday night! I should be in attendance, so come say hello.
Also, Ustream show Monday night, starting around 8-830pm Central.
With the plugs out of the way, let's get to the weekend. There are times you want a deep, poetic experience out of your music, and there are other times you want the comfort of something more . . . predictable. I don't intend that to come off condescending. It doesn't have to be a complete moving experience. It can be the equivalent of candy. A sugar rush now and again isn't going to hurt you. Can I get this metaphor any more convoluted? Yikes. Cue the music. See you this weekend.