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Most anticipated SXSW parties March 13, 2009

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Nothing like a little Rudd to make it all better… March 5, 2009

After writing the previous hatred-spewing post, I found this in my inbox.  Proof that there is a god…


Miley Cyrus is going to “ruin” Radiohead. Yeah. Right.

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Firstly, “Is this real life?!”

So, I’m hating myself for even thinking, let alone, writing about this, but this just crosses the line.  I really do hate it when people talk about Radiohead like they’re some sacred cow.  It’s totally obnoxious…blah blah blah…But, I really don’t care because I unabashedly adore them.  “OK Computer” consumed a few years of my life.  Yeah, I know, how utterly typical.  Whatever.  However, this conversation is basically the worst.  Miley Cyrus is not allowed to let Radiohead enter her thoughts, let alone listen to them.  And, definitely never ever expect to actually meet Thom Yorke.

So, she’s very coy in the first few minutes about this band that dissed her at the Grammy’s.  A band that is “the reason she loves music”.  Ugh.  Throws in the adjective “stinkin!” somewhere along the line which will undoubtably catch on like wildfire with the tween contingent.  Then, these shitty morning radio DJs are like, “No, lemme guess..Bon Jovi? Foo Fighters? The Wiggles? U2 is the BEST…Coldplay is soooo good.  But Chris Martin is so quirky in interviews.  Haha!!”  My rising anger boils over at this point.

Miley: no amount of your threatening Disney wranglers is going to intimidate them into meeting you, because no matter how much money you make, they’re always going to be fundamentally better people than you.  They have something that money can never buy: integrity.  I know it’s a dreadfully confusing concept to you, but it’s something that truly talented people who passionately believe in their craft possess and an unwavering belief system that they live by.  Let me break it down for you.  Essentially, they’d rather die than be a glorified whore for a large media conglomerate.  They take on indie projects for the love of the process, because they are constantly pushing their own personal boundaries and absolutely must challenge themselves to live, and not to gain some sort of “hip” credibility.  They make music because they MUST.  Success is just a serendipitous perk that comes along with living their lives in a truly authentic way.  I know, I know, you’ll never get it.

And you cried when you met Chris Martin because no matter what you accomplish in life, you’re always going to be a painfully typical person without any original thought to say or think.  Oh, I’d highly recommend not listening to the last few seconds of the interview because (spoiler) she butchers a few lines of “Creep” and your soul will die a little inside having heard it.

And, no, self-proclaimed “music aficionado” morning radio show DJ, “Sex on Fire” is not the best song ever.  You clearly don’t know anything about music due to your praise for Coldplay, U2 and KOL when they’re all clearly past their prime, entirely soulless and churning out the radio hits, having resigned themselves to another cog in the music industry machine.   As a side note, why hasn’t KOL starred in an Apple commercial?  And, no, Miley, their dad doesn’t own a church in Switzerland.  He was a Pentecostal pastor that was “defrocked” because he was a deadbeat alcoholic father in back water Tennessee.  How are you not friends with Bono?  My disdain for the current KOL media whirlwind will have to be resigned for another post, though.  But, seriously, who the hell hadn’t heard of them before their latest?  They have like 4 albums yet people act like they’re a new band.  And, the best still remains “Aha Shake Heartbreak” which was released in 2004.  If I have to hear someone say, “Dude, I am so loving this new band.  They’re called Kings of Leon.  I discovered them.  They’re pretty obscure and a little different, but I think you’ll love em!” or another conversation along those lines, I will get mad and…not do anything.


Those crazy old kooks…. January 8, 2009

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What’s a Bromance??!! The most homoerotic show evers. Courtesy of Brody Jenner. Obvi. January 6, 2009

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So, why mess with excellence?  I totally agree with Videogum when they say this: “Bromance makes me wish that I was smarter. I know that Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy say that graduate students are the worst, but if I was better at critical thinking and dialectical argumentation, I would totally go back to school just in order to write a PhD thesis about this show and its incredibly complicated treatment of modern American masculinity.”


Watch this right about…NOW January 4, 2009

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So, I read about this cult documentary, “Sherman’s March”.   Brief synopsis: guy attempts to film a serious doc about General Sherman’s famous march through Georgia and the Carolinas during the Civil War.  However, he went through a really rough breakup prior to filming so the movie ends up, instead, being a rumination on the women in his life, love and religion.  Of course.  That’s what you do when you’ve lined up financiers and completed massive loads of tireless research on a particularly overdone (and mindnumbingly boring…sorry, personal taste) era in history.  Also, it’s about the nuclear holocaust in the context of the Cold War.  Which totally correlates.  Obviously, it sounded suitably weird enought to pique my interest.  I checked out some of the clips on Youtube and…boy oh boy is it an absolute gem.  My personal favorite character is Pat Rendleman because she is totally Annie Hall crossed with Little Edie.   If you don’t know who Little Edie is, check out “Grey Gardens”.  It’s an absolute classic.  You’re pretty much hopeless in the pop culture blogosphere without being able to recognize GG references.  Yep.  They’re a plenty.

Back to Pat. he scene with her family is soooo reminiscent of a Southern version of the Halls.  Remember that scene where they’re sitting at the table up in Vermont or wherever…Yeah, you know.  All that’s missing is a brother like Dwayne.  That would be too perfect, tho.

Watching her, you just wonder, what kind of childhood did she have and what made her this way?  How is she so completely grandiose and dillusional?  And why can’t I stop watching?   This is kind of the best clip ever.   But, then again, anything that references the golden age of Burt Reynolds is stellar in my book.