Saturday, February 26, 2011
Ice Cube shows up a in a cameo (at 'lil over 5 minutes) in this Dr. Dre directed video to say "Damn right it was a good day", this indicated that the beef between Dr. Dre and Ice Cube was over. Yuh!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
"Unlike most songs on the album and by N.W.A, the song is almost devoid of profanity and violent content. "Express Yourself" was released in 1989 as the album's last single." (wikipedia.org)
Sunday, February 20, 2011
(Also drops "Willie D told me to let a ho' be a ho, so....")
This comment from YouTube says it all:
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
A memorial for Eazy from the Netherlands made by street artist LJvanT (3/26/10)
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Some background information on this photograph from Wikipedia:
In 1984, Jackson was approached to donate "Beat It" as backing music for a commercial on drunk driving. Jackson agreed and it was arranged for the singer to be awarded with an honor from the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Prior to collecting the award, President Reagan sent Jackson a telegram, which read:
|“||Your deep faith in God and adherence to traditional values are an inspiration to all of us. You've gained quite a number of fans along the road since "I Want You Back" and Nancy and I are among them. Keep up the good work, Michael. We're very happy for you.||”|
The presentation took place on May 14, 1984, at the White House. Upon reaching the podium, Reagan remarked, "I hope you'll forgive me, but we have quite a few young folks in the White House who all wanted me to give you the same message. They said to tell Michael, "Please give some TLC to the PYTs." A reference to Jackson's Grammy Award-nominated song, "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)". Reagan also stated that Jackson "is proof of what a person can accomplish through a lifestyle free of alcohol or drug abuse. People young and old respect that. And if Americans follow his example, then we can face up to the problem of drinking and driving, and we can, in Michael's words, beat it."
In April 1990, Jackson returned to the White House to be recognized as "Artist of the Decade" by President George H. W. Bush. Two years later, on May 1, 1992, President Bush presented Jackson with an award acknowledging him as "a point of light ambassador". Jackson received the award in recognition for his efforts in inviting disadvantaged children to his Neverland Ranch. Jackson was the only entertainer to receive the award.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
We got Buddy Holly representin' Lubbock, Texas. (Both times I have been to Lubbock we've never checked out the Buddy Holly Museum). The Big Bopper was also born in Texas. And we got Riche Valenz reppin' the Chicanos, or as Lou Diamond Philips would say in Young Guns: "chavatos".
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
John Barry won a Best Instrumental Theme Grammy for this theme from Midnight Cowboy (1969). My first introduction to this composition was when Faith No More did a cover on their album Angel Dust (1992). I loved that album in middle school (and truly still have love for it).
I have this soundtrack on wax and play it all the time. I love how side one starts with the Nilsson single "Everybody's Talking" and side two starts off with this main theme. This song is so sad.