The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Virginia’s Overarching Shame Revealed: Dave Matthews #1?

by Smitty According to this Time article, Dave Matthews is Virginia’s favorite musician. By that map, I need to move to Delaware, which fancies Rush, no doubt as an act of Joe Biden compensation. In fairness to Matthews, he’s funny. Here he is impersonating Ozzy Ozbourne, while Hader impersonates him. Dave Matthews as Ozzy Osbourne […]

‘Nobody Matters Less to Our Society Than Young Black Women. Nobody.’

The headline quote is from a very long Village Voice interview with former Chicago Sun-Times reporter Jim DeRogatis about the sexual accusations against pop singer R. Kelly. Since the release of the singer’s latest album, Black Panties, DeRogatis has quite evidently become angry at the way Kelly’s predatory conduct has been glossed over, or even […]

Thursday Evening Silliness

– by Wombat-socho FOR SCIENCE! (h/t some bird owner on Facebook)

R.S. McCain’s Thesis, That Rock Died With Bonham, Is ‘Climate Change’ For Music

by Smitty Watch Rush working out to “Headlong Flight” off of their recent “Clockwork Angels”. This is one merits going full screen.:

Tony Sheridan, R.I.P.

The Beatles had their first recording sessions as his backup band during their formative Hamburg phase. He has died at age 72: In the spring of 1961, the German producer and composer Bert Kaempfert offered recording contracts to both Mr. Sheridan and the Beatles, with the intention of using the Beatles as Mr. Sheridan’s backup band, but with […]

‘And the Grammy Award for Most Implausibly Enhanced Cleavage …’

Katy Perry displayed her ginormous silicone implants. “Write what you know” is always good advice, and two things I definitely know are awards shows and cleavage. Back in the day, it was regularly my duty as an assistant national editor working the late-night desk at The Washington Times to compile (in a format known as […]

Find Her Binder

by Smitty @dustbury “Find her binder / Sneak up behind her / Rap like a Romney ’til ya finally unwind her. . .”… — Chris Smith (@smitty_one_each) October 17, 2012

Another Shocking Republican Scandal! ‘Redneck Romeo’ Jason Aldean Goes Wild

While we were at Mitt Romney’s rally in Toledo last week, I remarked to Ali Akbar that the warm-up music for the Republican’s events includes some country-rock songs that aren’t quite what you’d usually associate with GOP family values, for example Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)“: Get up on the hood of my […]

MUSIC VIDEO: ‘You Didn’t Build That’

Two words: HI-LARIOUS!

Tres Fedoras

by Smitty Unrelated: @momus1978 Hey, it looks like Neal is now Tweeting as “Brenda Kahn”? — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) September 12, 2012 RT @smitty_one_each: @rsmccain Didn’t you play live at Brendakhan? | Ohhh man…that was bad. — Bob Belvedere (@BobBelvedere) September 12, 2012

@hicaliber75 — Who Knew Conservative Rap Existed?

by Smitty I really don’t get much out of hip-hop. But even the non-aficionado can appreciate this, and you may know some hipsters who are best reached through material like this: The artist has apparently fallen on harder times than most, via email from Chris Cassone: Hi Caliber (Cal) needs a lift. We met when […]

Clockwork Angels

– by Wombat-socho Back in February, Smitty mentioned that Kevin J. Anderson would be writing a novel to accompany the new Rush* album Clockwork Angels. Well, thanks to a librarian friend, I got hold of an advance reader copy. It’s not bad. It’s an odd little book, much less Randian than I would have thought […]

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