Well, you won't see any more entires until Friday, as Finals are Thursday of this week and Tuesday of next week. When I post in Friday, you can look forward to a new list of the 10 best stories in music history in my opinion, as well as the worst Christmas albums of all time in December, and the obligatory best of the year list.
-Pushing Daisies-Best new show of the season. It's funny, has likeable characters (and hot chicks), great visuals, an intersting plot, and more. Great stuff. A
-Dirty Sexy Money-Not too wild about what I saw. Not even Donald Sutherland can save it. D
-Carpoolers-Not even the presence of Kids in the Hall member Bruce McCulloch as a writer can make this good. Cliched and disappointing, as it could have been great. C-
-Big Shots-Sucks. I miss the shoe "Titus." F
-Chuck-The geek gimmick can occasionally get annoying, but it's still good stuff. B
-Journeyman-I really have wanted to like the show, and while Kevin McKidd is great, I have yet to be really involved. C+
-Bionic Woman-I really wanted to like this one also, but so far, it's just so-so. C
-Life-Good, but not great. It's fun, but formulaic. B-
-K-Ville-Also fun but formulaic. The thing that makes it is the cast, particularly Anthony Anderson. B-
-Back To You-Boring, with the exception of Fred Willard. D+
-The Big Bang Theory-From the producers of "2 1/2 Men." So yeah, it's not good. D-
-Cane-Interesting, and well acted, but a bit of a let down. C+
-Moonlight-Vampires as PI's? No thanks. F
-Viva Laughlin!-This is...well, it's something. It's a horrible show, but it's like a bad acid trip kind of horrible, as it's something you saw, hallucinated (well, it feels like it) and wish you never did see. F
-Aliens in America-Not too bad. The leads have great chemistry, and Adhir Kalayan could be the season's breakout star. Plus, it's got the kid from "The Hills Have Eyes" remake. B
-Reaper-The second best show of the season. Ray Wise gives the season's best performance as Satan. A
-Gossip Girl-Haven't seen it.
-Life is Wild-Ditto.
I know, it's been a while, but here's an entry.
-I saw "30 Days of Night", and it rocks. It's not 100% perfect (the acting is hit and miss), but it's still great. Also, it's nice to see a movie where vampires are treated as a threat. After the dull vampires of say, "Blade III", the overly glossy ones of "Underworld", the post-modern approach of movies like "Dracula 2000" and "Modern Vampyres", and etc., it's good to see a movie with vampires that don't wear capes, whine, or seduce people: These fuckers are vicious killing machines.
-I also recommend "Evil Aliens", which is now on DVD. Imagine early, "Bad Taste" and "Dead Alive" Peter Jackson, add British Humor, and the lowbrow gags of say, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and this is what you get.
That's all for now. Next time: gary floyd rates new TV shows.
Yeah, it's been a while since I posted an entry. I have an excuse however: I've been up to my neck in homework. I've had midterms,quizzes, and papers to do, and I haven't been able to post as many blog entries, or post in TSM, as much as I'd like to. I'll do more later.
No description needed. With NSFW examples.
5.) Hentai-Hey, why not wack off to something that isn't even real! Come on, why masturbate to animation or drawings? Just go with the real thing, it will save you the embarresment. Another reason hentai goes here is because of it's fantasy element. And by that, I mean tentacles. Just watch a gang bang video if you want to see a girl surrounded by a swarm of cocks.
4.) Erotic Fanfiction-Believe it or not, this used to be dominated by lonely guys without a chance of getting laid. Now it's dominated by sexually repressed teenage girls and housewives who like to think if Goku or Harry Potter taking it in the ass. Oh, and fictional males becoming impregnated.
3.) Furry Porn-What's worse than spanking it to anime? Spanking it to anthropomorphic animals and dressing up like said animals for sex. Someday, the internet will become so ingrated into the minds of humanity that normal consensual sex will be frowned upon and looked at as taboo.
2.) Second Life-Can't get laid? Masturbation just not doing it anymore? Then go to Second Life and pretend that you're getting pussy! It's pretty much virtual sex, only more widely used, and more pathetic. Oh, and apparently, furries have now gotten in on it. And yes, they watch anthropomorphic animals fucking instead of virtual people, which is even more pathetic than watching virtual people.
1.) Girls Gone Wild-Compared to the other examples, this one is tame. That's one of the reason's I included this, and why it is the most pathetic form of pornography available: porn that really isn't porn at all. Sure, there's all the tits and ass you'd expect, but it's so tame. It's pretty much porn for those who are too weak to look at actual porn.
And that's the list.
-Yeah, happy labour day. Just don't whine over it and enjoy it while you can.
-Anyways, since it's labour day, all the stores and such on campus are closed. I'll be headed to a store later on (probably Meijer) to get an alarm clock. Oh, and classes start tomorrow, so wish me luck.
-Hugo Chavez is starting to win my heart, though not because of his policies or the fact that he's pretty much going to fuck up Venezuela. It's because he's insane to the point of comedy. Really, at this point, he comes off more as a goofy cartoon villain, and it's a riot. He's like some kind of heel you'd find in pro wrestling. Here's a great quote from the Something Awful forums:
-The new Halloween is the top movie in the box office. I saw it in a preview screening, and it's pretty much a disaster. You can read about my thoughts on it in the Movies & TV board. Anyways, what the fuck were ya thinking Rob? The Devil's Rejects was an impressive little movie, yet you fucked this up. Oh, and why the fuck did you make Michael Myers more human? He's not supposed to be that way. He's supposed to be an evil, unstoppable, unreasonable force. He's the boogieman, not just another serial killer.
Yeah, that's all for now. Next time: the 5 worst/lamest forms of pornography today.
Sunday was interesting, as I returned to the mall. Was it a fun experience?
Unlike last time, I saw no Juggalos. I even found t-shirts I wanted (all horror movie related). The guy working at the store though, hoo-boy. He was a loud talker. I mean a really loud talker. I was practically worried he was going to skin me alive, the way he went on about horror movies and whatnot, practically seeming like he was about to come out of his skin. In short, he scared the shit out of me. Oh, and the guy he was working with him looked like a chick. Also, the music they played in there sucked.
I thought of going into the Hot Topic for a laugh, but changed my mind. I already went to one store for shirts (called Cosmic or some bullshit) so I didn't want to suffer. I did go to the bookstore there (Waldens, which sure as hell ain't Borders) and got John Skipp's book "The Long Last Call." It's a good, quick read, with interesting characters, as well as a great introduction by Brian Keene.
All this out of the way, it would be nice if the people working at the mall knew where certain places were. Come on, they work there at the mall, and they don't know where the mall's book store is? Also, why do bookstores all the sudden have to be flooded with Anime merchandise? I go there to get a horror or sci-fi novel, or a magazine, not to have Inuyasha (no, not CronoT's attempt at being a master of disguise) look at me.
I then went to FYE, then left. In case the music industry is wondering "why aren't people buying CD's like they used to?", it probably has to do with the fact that CD's cost $19.99. I'm not paying that much for a Neurosis CD, no matter how much I like the band. That's too fucking expensive.
So yeah, that's my return to the mall in a nutshell.
Yep, summer's almost over, and we don't have mcuh time for movies. Here's what's coming up, and what I think.
-War- It's Jason Statham, it's Jet Li. I really hope it doesn't suck. The trailer for Saw 4, or "How can we milk this for all it's worth now?" is attatched to it.
-Right at Your Door- It's a limited release movie that comes out this week, but it's been getting some good buzz from the horror community. It involves dirty bombs apparently.
-Balls of Fury-Only razazteca is looking forward to this. Everyone else (myself included) thinks it looks terrible. Advanced word is that it's terrible. In other words, it should be terrible.
-Halloween-I'm skeptical, which doesn't usually happen to me when remakes come around. On one hand, there's really no need to remake it, and I'm sick of hearing fanboys pissing and moaning over it. On the other hand, Rob Zombie does seem like somebody who respects the source material, and he's got a hell of a cast.
-Death Sentance-The director of Saw moves away from the horror genre to do a revenge movie starring Kevin Bacon. I'll probably see it later.
-Hatchet-The online buzz for this has been deafening. If you haven't heard about it, it's a slasher movie that came to the festival circuit last year, has recieved rave reviews, and comes out in a wide theatrical release via Anchor Bay September 7th. Oh, and Kane Hodder (largely considered to be the best Jason Vorhees) plays the killer. I'm definately going to see it, especially since it's recieved comparisons to slasher movies of old ("Friday the 13th IV", "The Burning", etc.)
-3:10 To Yuma-Christian Bale and Russel Crowe in a western from the guy who directed "Walk The Line." That's all you need to know.
-After watching Saturday Night's Main Event, I no longer care too much about Vince has a kid anymore. Yep, what was once corny but enoyable has now grown old fast. So much for small things...
-SuperBad is fucking awesome. Really, I haven't laughed that hard in ages. The funniest movie of the year so far, beating out Knocked Up.
I also saw Hot Rod on a Sunday Matinee, but wasn't too impressed. Sorry folks, it really didn't amuse me too much. If anything, it annoyed me.
I skipped The Invasion, since it's gotten some pretty bad word of mouth, and didn't look all that good.
-Dwarf glued penis to Hoover. I love the internet.
-Well, in case you didn't see Raw last night (with more Regal goodnes-oh, and Santino is growing on me), Vince has been kicked out by his wife. This just gets better and better.
-This is the worst thread in a while that Vanhalen wasn't involved in. "Let's Boycott TNA!" Yeah, you and Lance "Some people actually think my opinion matters, believe it or not" Storm, and who else? Give me a fucking break.
-The Roast of Flava Flav was on last Sunday. Some thoughts:
--Bridgette Nielson should never do comedy again.
--Sorry Jimmy Kimmel, not even a Chris Benoit joke makes up for your shitty performance.
--Snoop Dogg and Gregg Geraldo did best. Patton Oswalt gains bonus points for referenceing "The Descent."
--Chuck D looked really uncomfortable before the event. No, he didn't attend.
--Carrot Top scares me.
It amuses me to see some guys over at the Wrestlecrap forums getting all bent out of shape over Kimmel's Benoit joke, which went "Even Chris Benoit is a better father than Flav." Come on, we live in times where people joke about 9/11, the Holocaust, and Slavery, yet Chris Benoit jokes offend them. Puh-leeze. If we can't joke about Benoit, then the terrorists have won.
-There's new chapters to "Trapped in the Closet" coming soon. Eh, it got boring after he left the girls house.
I know, it's been a while, but I've been busy.
-Anyways, in case you didn't see Raw, Vince came back, and we have another "so bad it's awesome" storyline: This time: Vince has an illegitimate child.
Hell yeah it's dumb. But it gets your attention. Remember last week, when Kurt Angle's wife left him on TNA? Of course you don't, that was boring. Vince having an illegitimate kid though, awesome. That may be his best talent: no matter how stupid (or even how bad) it is, you pay attention.
-To Hollywood: I'm concerned about the environment too, but come on, you aren't fooling anybody. Seriously, are you fuckers actually worried, or are you just acting like it because Al Gore is worried? Me thinks it's the latter.
-So, Bob Allen says he gave a black guy a blow job because he was scared? Yeah, that big, black cock really must have "intimidated" you into sucking it...
-There's going to be a movie about the Notorious B.I. G., though it won't co-stat Butters. I'm sure it will end with a bang though.
-I got to see "The Simpsons Movie" early, and yes, it is great. Reminiscent of the show in it's prime, with very few jokes/gags that fall flat, ton's of quotable lines ("I like men now!"), great animation, some good gags during the credits, Spider Pig, and much more. It's worth your money.
-I also saw "I Know Who Killed Me", and it's not as bad as some (particularly critics) are making out to be, but it's not good either. The acting is hit and miss (especially Lohan, who's performance goes from cringe worthy to pretty damn good several times), and it makes little if any sense logically. It's worth a matinee showing, or a rental on DVD. Since it tanked, I expect it to do better on DVD.
-Speaking of Lohan, I don't know what to make of her at this point. At one hand, I think she's an idiot, and should go to jail. On the other hand, I will admit it, I kinda feel bad for her.
-The "Red Band" trailer for Resident Evil: Extinction is up. I kinda liked the first one, but after the second one, I'm not holding my breath. It looks gorier than the previous ones. Oh, and yes, that is Ashanti.
-Finally, I went to a cookout recently. If you ask me, it's not a successful one unless there are these three things: Beer, Brauts, and BBQ. It didn't have the third one, but with the Beer and Brauts, it was worth it. Oh, and cheese fries. So I guess it was worth it.
I love you tube. You love it too. Here's some videos I love.
-Excited Pug. This is the best video ever.
-My Passive-Aggressive, Obssessive-Compulsive, T-Rex Boss
Lex Luger is pissed now Predictable, but still good.
-House of Cosbys episode 2 worth it for the themesong
-BARBERIC! Movie over Ted stevens
-Cooking with Scorpion
Remember one of Czech's old avatars?
-Bernie and Ert No, I don't know either
hope ya like.
Well, the Raw ratings are doing bad as of late. Bonnie Hunter now wants "more Russo style shows" (that will be a sucess...), and Vince is having a mental breakdown behind the scenes apparently.
What's to blame for the ratings drop?
Well, this isn't exactly the boom era anymore. The "Vince is dead" storyline was cool, but let's face the facts: it would have gone on for a really long time, and would have just dragged on and on. This is the WWE we're talking about here, they have a tendancy to milk something for all it's worth until there's nothing left, and you aren't interested. Austin vs. McMahon was popular, but he's gone, and let's face it folks, you can only see Vince get humiliated by the guy so many times before your finger hits the remote.
Then there's the death of Chris "The 'How's-it-hangin'' murder" Benoit. This whole story has demoralized a buisiness not known for being upstanding and moral. Now some wrestling fans are embarressed to watch, or don't have it in them anymore after this, and those who are/were potential viewers feel that it would be wrong to do so. Even I feel uneasy watching WWE programs now.
The company does need something to strike interest again. Unfortunately, Cena isn't it. I know, I kind of defended the guy last time, but he isn't bringing in anybody. You can only see the guy overcome the odds so many times before you get tired. A shame really, as this isn't his fault as much as as it is the companies.
One thing Raw really needs is a strong heel. Edge is out, Khali is champ at Smackdow, Batista is still chasing the gold, nobody cares about Rey enough to see him as champ, and Orton, while a good heel, doesn't need to be champ. Don't give me that "at least it will get the belt off Cena" bullshit, I don't want to see Orton as Champ.
Will TNA start to generate interest? I have no idea at this point. I know I'm growing interested in the product, though you tend to hear some people say "TNA will be gone by next year" It's like The Pit: You want to give it a try, but certain guys (Kevin Nash, Russo) keep you from checking it out.
The point of this whole rant? I have no clue as to what is hurting the ratings, but bringing in "Russo like ideas" isn't going to save the day.
I sometimes wonder why I talk about wrestling to some people.
Let's face it folks, the wrestling boards here (except for General Wrestling) suck, especially the WWE folder. That out of the way, not many are that much better. Hell, DVDVR has good discusions on wrestling that don't devolve into "Cena Sux lol" or other childish insults.
Seriously though, there is always going to be that guy that the IWC sees as a scapegoat. Then again, when was the last time the IWC was really happy? No matter what, they will complain. That out of the way, this is the internet. Everybody complains about something and has a scapegoat, be it AICN vs Rob Zombie, the IWC vs. Cena or HHH, and the list goes on. Nobody is ever really happy online.
Anyways, these are pre-determined wrestling matches. Has it ever come to some of your minds that maybe you are overreacting a bit. I mean, John Cena isn't the Antichrist. Sure, I don't like him being at top for so long either, but he's not the worst wrestler ever. Hell, he's actually a good worker (watch his matches with Michaels-if you didn't like those, then you just harbour a blind hatred) and seems to be a professional guy who was just forced onto the spotlight. Does he deserve all this? Maybe not, but I'm not going to through a fit over it.
What is the fucking point of having member titles like "Cena hater" or "HHHate." You don't even know these guys. For all you know, they are pretty good guys.
And why would anybody harbour such hatred for a wrestler? Doesn't that ever seem like a waste of energy?
In short, life's too short to spend that much time and energy taking a pre determined "sport" so seriously. Tat's all I have to say.
-Well, I went to yet another wedding reception on Saturday. Was pretty good, but that's mostly because there was an open bar. So yeah, I had a good time. The actual wedding itself was pretty short. I also couldn't get drunk, since I had to go back to my place. I'm not spending the night in some hotel in Columbus right now, I really don't know if I could afford it.
It's funny really, So many of the people I know, both friends and relatives, are settling down. I'm 24 years old, and I have yet to do so. Maybe someday.
-Michael Vick is in trouble for owning fighting dogs. Why is this worth mentioning? Because it's BARBERIC!!!
-The last Episode of "Harvey Birdman" was on Adult Swim last night. It was pretty good. I liked it more than "Morel Orel", which was just depressing. Christ, those guys had a bad childhood.
-I wish I started watching TNA more, because I saw a clip of Jay Lethal as "Black Machismo." Seriously, that is awesome. Are they still doing it? If so, I'll have to watch more.
-A Chihuahua actually caring about it's owner? You learn something new every day man.
-The reason for this entry's title: "Hairspray" and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" are in theatres. That's pretty gay.
-There's a thread in CS right now that started with something MikeSC said. I'm I really missing something over at The Pit. Last I checked, the music folder isn't too active. Also, how did Mike try to spin the Mark Foley thing?
-In case you didn't see Larry King last night, it seems like Tammy Faye Baker will be kicking the bucket soon. A shame really, as she's one of the few fundies I can think of who's tolerable, and who seems like a nice person.
-A creepy looking couple was caught having sex in public.
The Couple themselves:
It's never the couples who you want to see. He looks like a white trash version of David Cross.
The Angelic Process-Weighing Souls With Sand Really good shoegazer meets metal stuff that will keep the neighbors up. Sounds like Jesu meets the Swans.
Agalloch-The Mantle Black Metal with folk influences and great gothicesque passages. Sounds like Katatonia meets Death In June in their prime, and great for cold winter nights.
Alice In Chains-Facelift, Jar of Flies, Sap, and the Self Titled "But gary, that's grunge!" Shut up, it's metal to me.
Slayer-Seasons in the Abyss No metal list would be complete without Slayer. You really can't not love an album with "War Ensemble" though.
Enslaved-Isa Call it what you want (Black Metal, Viking Metal, whatever), it's really good, with progressive rock overtones to match.
Nile-In Their Darkened Shrines Really good technical Death Metal, with Lovecraftian undertones (you knew I'd love that), trible drumming, choirs, and more.
Symphony X-Divine Wings of Tragedy I normally don't care for Symphonic metal, but this is actually a good album. I love the keyboard work on it.
Gorgoroth-Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam I normally don't like these guys, but this is a pretty impressive album, with awesome drumming, and a frontman (Gaal) who actually sounds scary. Also, it's quick and to the point, with no filler at all.
White Zombie-Astro Creep 2000 I always liked this more than La Sexercisto, as it gets the whole sleazy comic book vibe down better.
Melechesh-Emissaries Black Metal filled with middle eastern rhythms (they are from Jerusalem), killer riffs, and even a song with tabalas.
Amorphis-Elegy The last Death Metal esque album they did, with awesome riffs, acoustic guitars, prog rock keyboards, and more.
-Well, the TSM chat is alright. Not many people seem to show up. I really love the fact that the Jetson's theme pops up in it. I did chat briefly with Amnesia. To anyone who wants to chat over there, I'm still giving it a shot.
-I hope you folks liked that list of hip hop songs, since it won't continue. Theres more that I do love, but it would be pointless to continue it, as I was starting to get tired of it.
-So, if he doesn't care whether or not Jimmy crack corn, why the hell is he telling us?
-"Captivity" tanked, and I'm glad. I already mentioned that I'm sick of torture flicks, and I've been waiting for more worthwhile looking horror movies. There's a new "Resident Evil" movie coming out, and after the disaster that was the second one, I'm not exactly jumping for joy. Also, I'm not excited over "I Am Legend", since it's basically one of my all time favorite stories becoming a Will Smith vehicle, written by the guy who usually writes writes Will Smith movies.
-I'm growing a goatee and moustache right now. So far, it's turning out alright, though this isn't the first time I've had one. I grew a beard last year, but ended up shaving it as it itched like a mother fucker.
-Finally, the new Interpol album, Our Love To Admire is a good album but I can't help but feel disappointed in it. It just kind of sounds like the band is treading water now.
Next time: More Metal Albums I'm enjoying
Notorious BIG - Suicidal Thoughts
"When I die, fuck it I wanna go to hell"
Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg - Fuck With Dre Day
I've mentioned this song before. Hip Hop amazes me in it's homophobia: It constantly attacks on homosexuals and the gay lifestyle, yet talks more about gay sex than a gay porn director.
Grand Master Flash and the Furious 5 - The Message
A "favorite hio hop songs" list without this song? Fuck that.
A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got)
I really love this song. It's the group in their prime, it's one of the best examples of hip hop and jazz fusing together, and the organ kicks ass. There's some great tour stories involving these guys.
"Strictly hardcore tacks/not a New Jack Swing"
Dr. Octagon - Real Raw
Dr Octagonecologyst is a great album, and this is the best song on it. It's a shame that Keith was never able to live it down (though Sex Style comes awfully close)
Mantronix - Bassline
From the first (and best) Mantronix album, this is a great example of electro hip hop.
Erik B. & Rakim - Paid in Full
The "7 Minutes of Madness" mix by Coldcut is even better.
LL Cool J - Rock the Bells
Sure, "Momma Said" is good, but it doesn't even come close to this one.
Nas - The World is Yours
Um, yeah. The best song he ever did, bar none Tell me otherwise. Come on, I dare ya.
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. II
Yep, they were good once, believe it or not. I really love the piano loop.
The Roots -Silent Treatment
Whether or not it's their best song is debatable, but it's a great song, and probably my favorite of theirs.
De La Soul - Say No Go
While De La Soul is Dead is their best album, this is their best song.
Ice Cube - Today was a Good Day
His jimmy went so deep it put the mammy to sleep. Those are words to love.
Wu Tang Clan - Bring Tha Ruckus
Probably my favorite album opening yet, and an excellent statement of intent song. Ghost Face Killah's verse in the song is sure awesomeness.
Pharcyde - I'm That Type of Nigga
The Pharcyde's first ablum is one of my favorite hip hop albums of all time, and this song is all kinds of awesome.
Notorious B.I.G. - Warning
Let's put it to rest folks: lyrically, Biggie was always better than Tupac, and deserves more accolades than Tupac, who, let's face it, had albums filled with filler.
NWA - Straight out of Compton
I still refuse to believe Ice Cube was in "Are We There Yet?" and it's sequal.
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
My favorite PE song. Sure, Fear of a Black Planet may have more sonoc innovations, but lyrically, It Takes a Nation is superior.
GZA/Genius - Liquid Swords
It's hard to pick a best song off of the album Liquid Swords, but here's my pick. RZA's stripped sown production is top notch, and GZA is great as always.
Beastie Boys - Shake Your Rump
The best Beastie song off the best Beastie album. Slick sample ridden funk thanks to the Dust Bros., and some of the Beasties best rhymes. It's amazing that they were once good. Now they just kind of suck.
Ghostface Killah - K.I.L.O.
In spite of popular opinion, I still think that Fishscale is the best solo Wu Tang album. I absolutely love this album.
Jay-Z - Nigga What
Still my favorite Jay-Z song, with some awesome production (it's kinda spacey), an awesome beat, great chorus (Jay seems to have a way with choruses), and a great flow.
Snoop Dogg - Serial Killer
This song always gets overlooked, IMO. The beat is incredible (Dre's early production is awesome), as well as Snoop in his prime.
Justin Warfield - B-Boys on Acid
Warfield's album My Field Trip to Planet 9 is one of the most overlooked albums in 90's Hip Hop. It's a psychedelic, drug fueled, jazzy, and all around awesome album. This song captures the tone of the album perfectly.
More to come
Zapp & Roger - More Bounce to the Ounce
More R&B/Funk than hip hop, but the amount of artists that have sampled it (Coolio, Compton's Most Wanted, Brotha Lynch Hung, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, Insane Clown Posse, EPMD, and many more) makes it impossible to resist, especially the awesome beat. The best use of the song as a sample source goes to EPMD's "You Got's Ta Chill" and Ice Cube'ss "Steady Mobbin'"
Public Enemy - Shut 'em Down
One of their angriest songs, with an incredibly hard hitting beat, vitrolic lyrics, and more, it's one of the groups last hurrah's before they hit mediocrity.
Wu Tang Clan - Grave Pit
Awesome rhymes, a great use of Gap Band samples, excellent chorus (I hum it to myself regularly), and we go back, and forth...
Ice Cube - Ghetto Vet
Carnival mentioned this song in the past, and it's a good one. Probably Cube's most underrated song.
Erik B. & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
One of the early examples of using James Brown samples, it's also one of the best. Rakim may be the closest thing Hip Hop has ever had to having God on the mic, and the samples and breaks just makes it a great cut.
Man Parrish - Boogie Down Bronx
Though "Hip Hop Be Bop" is more well known (and was used to great effect in "Shaun of the Dead"), "Boogie Down Bronx" is Man Parrish's best song.
Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half Steppin'
"I stop and stand strong over MC’s/ And devour with the power of Hercules" That is still one of the best lines in Hip Hop history.
Afrika Bambaataa + Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
Yeah, so some old school hip hop has mediocre rhymes, but this is still great. Everything from the Kraftwerk sample, tot he influence the song has on Hip Hop, House, and Electro. It would be a crime not to include it.
Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Deep Cover
While I also love "Nothin' But a G Thang", "Deep Cover" is the best Dre/Snoop collaberation.
Dr. Dre - Lyrical Gangbangs
One of the most underrated Dre songs, with a pounding, metallic snare drum beat, and maybe some of his best wok on the mic.
Don't worry, there's more to come.
-Live Earth sucked. Aside from a few good performances (Roger Waters, Metallica, Crowded Houses, & Duran Duran), it was largely dull. The Police were horrible, Yellow Magic Orchestra (think Kraftwerk, only Japanese and a bit more lighthearted) were dull and their set was too short, Al Gore looked more like Darrell Hammond playing Al Gore than the actual thing, and well, it sucked.
-If you haven't seen "Children of Men" yet, go rent it. It's one of the best movies of last year, and it has an awesome soundtrack. That out of the way, avoid "The Fountain", which aside from an excellent score, is really boring and pretentious.
-Transformers is the top movie in America (bet yer suprised), and as I already mentioned, is a blast. It's amazing that out of all the huge budget blockbusters, this one is the best. "Spider Man 3" was a dissapointment, "POTC 3' is pretty much milking the franchise for all it's worth, and I'd rather stuck my nuts in a vice than watch "Shrek 3" again. Besides, "28 Weeks Later" was the best sequal of the summer so far.
-Finally, how stupid can hippies be?
In the following days, look for:
A sequal to the Metal albums thread
Some of my favorite hip hop songs