Jack White was named this year’s Record Store Ambassador and released a note pretty much telling people to stop relying so much on computers, phones and the internet. I agree with some of what he says. Jack, let’s get a cup of coffee and talk it over.
ESPN the Magazine has put together a music issue featuring athletes posing as famous album covers. Here is Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman as Michael Jackson (slightly modified) on the Thriller cover.
The issue also features NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson as Bob Dylan and track and field sprinter Allyson Felix as Beyoncé. You’ve got to give it to ESPN the Magazine for knowing their audience. They took athletes their readers might usually not care about and dressed them up as musicians they probably don’t care about.
Katy Perry helped Ellen Degeneres celebrate her 55th birthday last week by coming on her show dressed as a male game show host. Male Katy hosted a game called “Grab Ellen’s Bust” which sounds inappropriate if you ask me. I wouldn’t know though. I turned off the video 30 seconds in because I was feeling embarrassed for some of the audience members and how excited they were getting.
Cliff Burton was the bassist for Metallica before he died in 1986. If Cliff were alive today, I’d imagine he’d have written several Op-Ed pieces for the Wall Street Journal on the insustainability of our government to function for the people with the callous and irresponsible way in which they conduct business. Or maybe he’d just spit in John Boehner’s face. Either way, ya know?
Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake sported steeshes in the SNL Digital Short, Dick in a Box. I saw this for the first time in a while last night and it still made me laugh. I don’t know what’s harder to believe – that it’s been around for 6 year and that I still laugh at penis jokes.
As everyone knows, Ben Gillies is the drummer for the Australian rock band Silverchair (previously known by Innocent Criminals or The George Costanza if you were into them in the early 90’s like I wasn’t.)
When I googled Dave, the first page of results were for links to pages listing the worst album covers of all time. I like his style. It’s as if he said, “I like what Eddie Murphy did on raw, but I don’t know about purple. Let’s go pink.”
But if he stole from Eddie Murphy, we need to call Bret “The Hitman” Hart for stealing Dave’s style.
To make up for yesterday’s lack of posts, I’ll make today an extra special days. Julian Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes, tweeted a link for a magical site with the worst album covers of all times. It’s a cornucopia of steeshes. It’s also possibly not safe for work with a couple photos that would only be appropriate in public if I photoshopped some hungry babies onto them (there are bare breasts on a few album covers).
First on the list is Quim Barreiros, a Portuguese pimba music writer and singer. Quim was Borat before there was Borat.
England Dan & John Ford Coley were a music group in the 1970s. They are known for their hit song “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight.”
In the song, Dan & John are real coy with their intentions when they call up a woman, claiming they’d be all right with just watching tv with them. But that long hair and mustache tell you otherwise, ladies. They’re coming over to get it on.
When my son or daughter asks me what the 1970s were like, I’ll simply show them a picture of the England Dan & John Ford Coley album above. Seems accurate.
Adam Levine, who has long been the lead singer for Maroon 5, and more recently a judge on American Idol: Swirling ChairsThe Voice, has found himself with a mustache, making a movie, even though he’s never acted before. It’s good to see him finally catch a break.