“Damn, shorty! Yo momma so fly, she should be a pilot.”
The Astronomical Kid ain’t playing and he don’t like your eyes, your lines and just because he’s a shorty don’t mean he won’t do no harm. Yo, y’all need to just stop looking at his moms!
Naww, but really how cute is he? He’s just trying to protect his beautiful mother… sigh…
Did you miss me? We have been a little quiet over here as I made a last minute decision to head over to Japan for a rather bizarre sort of a trip. Not strange in the same way as the video above, but a totally different variety of bizarreness. I would like it very much to tell you the details, but I am saving it for the memoirs, neatly filed under crazy things one does for… hmmm… Onigiri.
So the new full-length Kanye West video has been released.
If you have 35-minutes to kill have a look. I ain’t gonna lie, I only watched it so that when everyone else started talking about it, I’d know what they’re talking about. I’ll also admit, that sometimes the lines between crap and art get a bit blurry for me.
Whenever I hear of these long play video clips, I wonder what the hell the artist is thinking. I don’t give a shit about a 13-minute music video (let alone 30) and the only time you’ll probably be able to see it is either on the Internet or on Rage at 3am. I just wanna hear the song, maybe see some ass, a nice car, a cool stunt and something in slow motion. Under no circumstances should a music video become a short-film starring the artist and their friends. Case in point: Puffy, Ma$e and J-Lo did NOT need to make a ten minute recreation of True Lies with the track Been Around the World. No one needed to see that. No one.
However, when done right, a mini-movie music video clips can be quite neat (Thriller, Remember the Time, California Love, etc). I just don’t know where to put this Runaway video. I mean, I actually quite like some of the visual aspects; colours, set design, shots and the appropriate use of slow motion. But the dialogue is horrendous at best (he calls the phoenix “baby”), the acting was average and some parts just plain ol’ annoyed me (he took her to a party where they were serving bird!).
The ballet scene was stunning while the scene where they copulate or dry hump is forgettable. The way he soundtracked the clip was also on point with the ballet scene and the end credits (ha!) being the ones that stuck out most – although the auto-tune made me cringe.
Overall, it was aiight. And I bet if he cut the video in HALF it’ll still be aiight.
Larry David is one bad-ass mofo (yep, that’s Vivica Fox hollering in the back) and makes a living telling funny jokes. But what’s not funny is the subject in question: product packaging.
Do you know what’s so appalling? Vacuum packaging or packaging altogether for that matter. Fuck this waste-conscious period where everything is sealed with minimal yet airtight packaging (and fuck the factory robots that are programmed to do so). I’m tired of being thwarted by packaged items that lack a tab, slit or pull-back flap to make opening as seamless as possible. I recently bought a pair of headphones and after an unnecessary period of time I finally broke into the packaging where my finger was promptly sliced open by a sharp edge of plastic. That shit is fucking ridiculous.
This blog is mostly for getting up our Stolen Records content onto the world wide interwebs, however, I had to share this one with ya’ll. About 1,000 of the hits on this video are me listening to it over and over again. We need to get more singers into the studio. Any suggestions on Sydney artists that we really need to get behind the microphone?