Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I keep having these really long breaks between blog updates, I guess because I've been kind of busy lately. It's been a rather long and stressful few weeks, and I'm broke as hell so that's not helping.

I don't really have much to give you guys right now. So how about a rant?

Have you heard that song "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock? What the hell is that all about? I know that most of these narrative type songs about the musician's younger days aren't true at all. But at least when the late great J.C. sings about pickin' cotton or going to jail it's plausible. Then again, he did pick cotton and go to jail (if only for a short time). Kid Rock claiming he was camping by the lake in 1989 listening to 'Sweet Home Alabama' and dreading the end of summer, however, seems much less believable. Especially since in 1989, at the age of 17, Kid Rock was signed to a RAP LABEL. I doubt he cared about "when the leaves begin to change" living in Detroit and rapping about performing oral sex.
The girl in the video for the song, supposedly aged 17, looks like a prostitute. In fact all of the 'teenage' girls in the video seem really oversexualized, never mind the boatload of strippers that mysteriously appears in the video. Is there a Kid Rock video that doesn't have strippers in it?
All of this would probably piss me off less if he wasn't taking some seriously good rock songs and butchering them. I don't care if Lynyrd Skynyrd approves, or the estate of Zevon. Those are awesome specimens of PURE rock, and they've been hacked apart to be used by some no-talent jerk. Seriously? Who rhymes "things" with "things"? In the chorus of the fucking song?! GAH!
Okay, cooling off now. Kid Rock, You are not from the south. You are not a Rock & Roll Jesus. I don't care how much Hank Williams Jr. likes you, you aren't a cowboy, or a rebel. In the words of Hank Williams III;
"Just so you know, so it's it's set in stone, Kid Rock don't come from where I come from: Yeah, it's true, he's a Yank, he ain't no son of Hank: If you even thought so, god-damn, you're fucking dumb."

And so I will leave you with a real rock song, as written by one of the best rock bands ever, performed by a real rock band (and a modern rock icon).

Sunday, September 7, 2008

One Star At A Time

I guess it's been a while since I updated. Been busy, you know how it is. I've pretty well clinched a job at a Casino, though, which is pretty exciting. I'll be gettin' my dough from the High-Rollers, bonafide hustlin'. Pfft, yeah right. Still pretty stoked about it though. Apparently the tips are mad money.

Say you're involved a sword fight. What are you fighting with? Swords, of course. How about a gunfight? Guns seem like the most reasonable answer. A fistfight? Must be fists. So what were these guys fighting with, and how did someone lose a hand?

Hexiom Connect has stolen my soul! I'm not even joking. I see it when I close my eyes at night. Play, but be warned.

I'm sure by now everyone has heard of the Reel Geezers. I found them a few weeks ago but forgot to mention them. I absolutely love their perspective on modern movies, and it's funny how sometimes their opinions echo my own. I particularly enjoyed their critique of Superbad, but all of their stuff is pretty good, so go check 'em out.

And speaking of movies...

Pineapple Express (2008)
I pretty well loved this film. Most of the stuff that Judd Apatow has been involved with is pretty funny stuff, but none of it has made me laugh like the first 40 minutes of this movie. Seth Rogan, appearing here as Dale, is as funny as always. I've never seen James Franco in anything but a serious role, so I was a little worried about his performance in this movie. Thankfully he surprised me and was totally convincing and hilarious as perma-fried dope dealer Saul. My favourite part was probably the fight between Dale, Saul, and Red (played by Danny McBride). As far as plot is concerned, it got a little stupid towards the end, and if you don't like drug humour you're gonna hate this. Also it was a little violent, a lot more than I expected. But It was funny all the way through, and I really recommend that you see this flick.
(My Rating - 4 out of 5)

I'm going to end today's post with a video. Any Canadian should know these guys, but I was shocked to discover I don't actually own anything by them. Here's "Bobcaygeon" by The Tragically Hip. I remember hating this song when I was a kid. Kind of funny how your tastes mature with you... If you like this, and you've never heard it before, check out their song "Ahead By A Century"

P.S. I've uploaded a bunch of pictures on my Flickr account that I'm rather proud of, but won't be appearing on the other blog. Please, go have a look at them. It will make me feel good.