Some Bits & Pieces

In an attempt to not bore the pants off you, today I have some snippets of news and thoughts…

Gnarls Barkley have deleted Crazy as a single. So, you can no longer buy the track Crazy on it's own. They claim that fans could get tired of the track (shock horror!) and that could in turn mean people don't go to their shows. [INITIATE CYNIC MODE...] I think it is just a way to make sure that anybody that has yet to purchase Crazy (all 4 of them) go purchase the full album. Pretty clever thinking, I guess. As a side note; I didn't think too much of St. Elsewhere, a few cool tracks, but pretty average and very short.

Previous MySpace feature on this blog; Grudle Bay Riots, have put up a new track on their MySpace page. It's called Mr Master and is definitely a cracker. Nice acoustic samples alongside a solid beat and some sweet strumming. Good instrumental piece by those boys – check it out.

"To all those bastards who don't like my music – you're all adults, you can switch your radio off." Those were the words of the mighty James Blunt after receiving a truck load of ornaments awards. So, some of those bastards are starting to. Essex FM in England will no longer be playing You're Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover. This was actually in response to research that suggested James Blunt was becoming tiresome. Tiresome? Yeah, just a little bit.

'Rapper' Fabolous was apparently a little upset that by the time he arrived on the MySpace scene there were already 19 pages claiming to be him. So he had the admin shut them all down. Not one to dwell on an annoyance(!), the gold mouthed fella even posted up a track to diss these so called "MySpace thugs" – classic lyrics include; "You shooting e-mails, you a Internet thug/ You a MySpace addict, caught on Internet drugs" and he added "I guess they were doing it for the chicks or whatever you can get out of it. They was probably getting all types of free shit. But I had to shut that shit down. You never know what niggas is doing with your name."  Wow, real profound.

If you have any spare time left after reading the masses of text found on this blog, please take a look at my pal Linda's music blog; Eardrums Shall Fail. It's a top read.

That's about it really for today's bits & pieces, but if you have interesting nuggets of info to add, please feel free to leave a comment. The funnier the better, could do with a laugh!

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  • http://eashfa.wordpress.com/ Linda

    ta for the slinky, chap! your clout is good clout :D

  • http://eashfa.wordpress.com/ Linda

    ta for the slinky, chap! your clout is good clout :D

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Thanks Linda.

    No worries bout the link. :-)

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Thanks Linda.

    No worries bout the link. :-)

  • Sam Hayler

    Haha, James Blunt. I kind of resent the implication that I’m a “bastard” just for not liking his music. The fact that I want to kill him every time I hear his voice is irrelevant. Nope, you’re a bastard if you don’t like his music. And how am I supposed to turn it off when it comes on in a bar/shop/restaurant/gym? Okay, so I don’t go to the gym, but that’s not the point. The point is, he should delete himself, lest people get tired of him and want to kill him…

  • Sam Hayler

    Haha, James Blunt. I kind of resent the implication that I’m a “bastard” just for not liking his music. The fact that I want to kill him every time I hear his voice is irrelevant. Nope, you’re a bastard if you don’t like his music. And how am I supposed to turn it off when it comes on in a bar/shop/restaurant/gym? Okay, so I don’t go to the gym, but that’s not the point. The point is, he should delete himself, lest people get tired of him and want to kill him…

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    “Self-deletion”, that sounds like a more P.C. phrase for suicide.

    I don’t condone suicide.

    But I would condone James Blunt not making anymore music.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    “Self-deletion”, that sounds like a more P.C. phrase for suicide.

    I don’t condone suicide.

    But I would condone James Blunt not making anymore music.

  • Rusty Sheriff

    Paul McCartney bought Heather a plane for xmas…

    She still needs a razor for the other leg though…

    *ahem*

  • Rusty Sheriff

    Paul McCartney bought Heather a plane for xmas…

    She still needs a razor for the other leg though…

    *ahem*

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    That’s terrible!

    Anyway, they’ve split up.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    That’s terrible!

    Anyway, they’ve split up.

  • Rusty Sheriff

    I know, I know!

    I thought it might cheer you up!

    I think you should write an article about sampling Gav. Reason being, I just picked up this Three Degrees rekkid for 20p today, I’m listening to it as you do, and there’s this vocal hook I notice straight away. 5 seconds later I realise its ben nicked by the lo fidelity allstars (top act I might add!) on a tracks of theres called ‘Vision Incision’ [sic]. Thought it might be a good topic?

    Hope all’s well?

  • Rusty Sheriff

    I know, I know!

    I thought it might cheer you up!

    I think you should write an article about sampling Gav. Reason being, I just picked up this Three Degrees rekkid for 20p today, I’m listening to it as you do, and there’s this vocal hook I notice straight away. 5 seconds later I realise its ben nicked by the lo fidelity allstars (top act I might add!) on a tracks of theres called ‘Vision Incision’ [sic]. Thought it might be a good topic?

    Hope all’s well?

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Funny you should mention that, my cousin actually wrote a great big piece bout sampling, not too long ago.

    I’ll see if it is finished, then with his permission get it posted up with full credit to him. Might create a good discussion.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Funny you should mention that, my cousin actually wrote a great big piece bout sampling, not too long ago.

    I’ll see if it is finished, then with his permission get it posted up with full credit to him. Might create a good discussion.

  • ingrid

    ahaha that faboulous thing, stupid

  • ingrid

    ahaha that faboulous thing, stupid

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Indeed. I bet the biggest stress in his life is deciding what ‘bling’ to put on when he wakes up in the morning.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Indeed. I bet the biggest stress in his life is deciding what ‘bling’ to put on when he wakes up in the morning.

  • ingrid

    hahah : D

  • ingrid

    hahah : D

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