Friday, August 06, 2010

Publishers perish

Hey, remember the Men at Work/Colin Hay/"Down Under" plagiarism suit? It's happening again. The publishers of the iconic Beach Boys song "California Girls" are making noises about suing Katy Perry for her hit of the summer, "California Gurls."

The publishers, pls note. As this entry makes clear, the Beach Boys themselves (and in specific the co-writer of their song) are just fine with it.

This is what happens when people think anybody who didn't write a song can possibly own it.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

For Cal

How it makes me quiver
Originally uploaded by sgs_1019


Open question to those of you with MP3 players: Any recommendations for better earphones than those that came with my 4th generation iPod, which have already gone bad?

We're looking for great-sounding, quality earphones (or "buds" as I understand the kids are calling it these days) at not too great a price. So?

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Is it possible for somebody to become...

... a parody of themselves, when there was already something pretty funny (not funny ha ha, funny strange) about her?

Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle's understanding of the political press appears to have even conservative outlets scratching their heads.

The Tea Party favorite made another peculiar remark during an interview with Fox News on Monday evening, explaining that she wanted "to have the press be our friend," and "ask the questions we want to answer so that they report the news the way we want it to be reported."

Fox News's Carl Cameron told Angle that she sounded "naïve" before resorting to somewhat nervous laughter.

"Garrulous!?" Hey, I resent that!

Via Sinematik.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Inter Views

I want to build up a little more interest around here, for me if no one else. So I think I'll throw the "interview" net out again...

("What others reproach you for, cultivate; it is yourself." - Jean Cocteau)

Here's looking at the rules, sweetheart:

Do YOU want to be interviewed?

Interview rules:
1. Leave me a comment saying "Interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the
3. You will update your blog with a post containing your the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview
someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Is it possible Mel Gibson is really just an underground poet?

I mean, not to be the last person on the dogpile or anything, but check out this collection of text messages:

"Your goddamn mailbox is full! Hear you are at Sherman Oaks.

"Safe is best!

"I'm drowning in self doubt and depression. And pure rage.

"I'm just not digging it. Every minute like an agonized eternity. F*ck."

This means something, and I think it's artful.

Oh no, wait. Not artful. Awful. Yeah, that's it.