Wednesday, June 25, 2008

So When Does the Apocalypse Happen?

Here we have a prime example of something nobody would have ever in a million years thought would happen: Snoop Dogg and Panic at the Disco (my most hated band) on the stage at the same time performing Gin & Juice.

I'm going to go stick my head in an oven now.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

From Worst to First

The C's will soon be hoisting up a 17th(!) banner in Beantown. The Celts put together the perfect pieces to solve their puzzle: Cassel, Posey, PJ, and o yeah Garnett and Jesus. All those dudes have paid their dues (specially PP for sticking in Boston for 10 years) and have earned themselves a well deserved ring. It's great to be a Bostonian these days...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Heaven On Earth Does Exist....

.... and its called Bonnaroo. The last 3 1/2 days of my life have been pure bliss after experiencing what every true music fan needs to experience at least once in their life.

Though the scheduling by the festival heads wasn't the best (I was supposed to miss Talib Kweli to go see Kanye, but that turned into a whole other fiasco), this past weekend was 80 solid hours of almost non-stop music.

I missed the beginning of Rilo Kiley's performance to see The Raconteurs (Jack White's other band aside from the White Stripes) cap off their incredible show. Lupe was on stage 30 mins. before Kanye was scheduled to hit the stage, but Yeezy failed to hit the stage until 2 hours after his scheduled time (thanks Pearl Jam).

I finally got to see one of my favorite groups play live: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (old-school funk and soul band), and I got to see BB King play an hour and a half set that nearly changed my life.

I really wish my camera wasn't "confiscated" by a fellow festival goer, though, because I had some decent pics of Lupe, Kanye's crazy set and Metallica (not on the same stage, though that would've been awesome).

More stories from the weekend later in the week.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

DJ Pop$ikle - Bumpin'

Check out this instrumental on DJ Pop$ikle's newest track, Bumpin'.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ring Ring Went the iPhone...

3G IPhone. Phone has it all-widescreen iPod, Phone, and wireless interent. Like many of us (actually all) here at the Boogie, if we had the cash we'd cop it in a hot second. For the fortunate who are able to, this device is due out July 11th

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Not an N.E.R.D. post? What the hell!?!?

In case you didn't know, we actually have an NBA Finals worth watching. The people at ABC were hoping for a Lakers-Celtics series since the start of the playoffs. even posted a cover story of how great the Celtics and Lakers series will be on April 19th. At first, I refused to buy the hype. Before I continue, let me first say THIS ISN'T BIRD-MAGIC 08'. It just isn't. The rivalry isn't that heated anymore, no matter what Paul Pierce chants or what shirts UNDFTD prints up. Of course, my opinion will change if Kendrick Perkins does this to Lamar Odom:

Having said that, I did watch the first three games. The first game was unimpressive because Kobe failed to carry his team (note: it isn't selfish if you are the only hope your team has for winning the title). The second game was boring for the first 7/8ths before LA built up a comeback and got within 4 points. Last night, the game was the first truly good game as it went back and forth for a while before Kobe and Co. pulled away late. This is the main point: I might have been wrong. The first three games have set the stage for an exciting Game 7. So far, there haven't been any classic games, but I am wiling to bet there will be an awesome Game 6 and 7 around the corner. I predict a game where Kobe and Paul Pierce match each other, point-for-point, until KG comes up big and the C's take it in 7.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Next Time You Shower...

Shower with the lights off.

Go Buy Seeing Sounds and support good music!


Monday, June 9, 2008

Maybe we are a little N.E.R.D.-heavy

Simply put, we can't help it. I haven't been this hyped for an album to come out since all the way back in 2007. I'm not against bootlegging albums, but its important to let record labels know what they want to hear. I don't want a ton of N.E.R.D.'s getting heavy promotion, but I do want bands that push boundaries (which happens to be every music journalist's way of describing Pharrel & Co.). Having said that, here's a little sampler to wet your pallet. These songs didn't make the cut for the American albums, so you don't have to worry about ruining your initial listening experience tomorrow.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Longest 2 Days of My Life

I can't take it any longer. Just a few moments ago I couldn't resist myself and streamed-not downloaded-Love Bomb... its crazy! I'm not promoting you to down their tracks, but i assure you in just a few clicks you will find it and other snippets. Come June 10th (or the lucky Germans who its already available to OR to the fortunate Euros who get it a day early) N.E.R.D. will be the much needed savior to music(sorry Plies and Dwayne). It's not that hip-hop has been on a drought with albums like Finding Forever, the Cool and oh yeah Graduation-to name just a few- to have blessed our airwaves. Its just that this album will surely bring back a much needed freshness to the music industry. I thought In Search Of... was the best of the 2 albums via the N3RDS, but this album can surely exceed both. I indulge you all to cop this album come this Tuesday. Even if you normally don't buy CDs or simply think the Neps have enough money as it is, at least buy it for the credit sheet it comes with pictured above lol.Its dope. Support music and buy Seeing Sounds!!!

I Wanna Be Like... 'Ye?

Yes, the man featured above is indeed Nasir Jones, and not Complex style critic (and rapper) Kanye West. Apparently someone convinced the man to go a "little" out of his boundaries for this edition of Complex's Fashion Spread. Personally, I'm down with Nas just the way he is, and don't wanna see him converge over to the back-packer/'80's-esque look. Still, the fits featured in there are dope, and would look great on other artists such as that college dropout guy.

Friday, June 6, 2008

In the super-busy/crazy shoe category

Here's Ferrari Murakami, friend of everything G.O.O.D. Music, at the Nike HQ with the new Air Trainer II's that he designed. It looks like he's trying to come up with a more colorful version of the Air Yeezy's. You know these are going to be overpriced, but if they weren't, I'd cop them.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Damn Honkies!!

This kid is an idiot, no other way to describe it. How embaressed do you think he was after he got pushed off. Plus, why was he just standing their smiling when he got on stage. Dance fat boy, DANCE! He kind of looks like he has down syndrome which, if he does actuallt have down syndrome, will lead me to apologize and ask for forgiveness.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Life Is Good, and Its Just Getting Better

I slipped into a catatonic coma earlier this morning when I saw the newest Street Fighter IV trailer, and its sure to be epic (even the song is Epic by Faith No More):

Complete with Ken & Ryu and the dreaded Zangeif (thank you Lupe), this will give every SF II fan a new reason to burn bloody images of superpowered gore into our cornea's.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Wale Hats Are Neat

Fresh off his mixtape drop (if you haven't gotten it, get it), Wale has collaborated with Urb magazine and New Era to release his own cap. Wale is from DC and the hat is coincidentally a clone to that of the Washington Nats, assuming the team added an "A.L.E." to its logo. Wale is getting ready to explode, I'm giving it 3 months.

Please People, Watch Hockey or You Will Make Don Cherry Cry

Last night, with the ratings bomb known as the Stanley Cup Finals on its last legs, the NHL may have gotten the biggest boost in the history of the sport. The game began around 8:30 pm (eastern), and proceeded to keep every fan on the edge of their seat (including me) until 12:30 am.

The Penguins, down 3-1 in the series and up 2-0 in the game at one point, made the series a bit more interesting as they forced 3 OVERTIMES, after making it 3-3 with 35 seconds left in regulation, to make the series go back to the Steel City for game 6. Gary Stillman, the NHL commish, may have breathed a significant sigh of relief as he watched his sport be saved by one game.

Its a shame that, we as Americans (don't deny it), don't appreciate this sport as much as we should, especially when the players are as passionate as they are. When the ratings come out after the series is over, they will be sure to disappoint, but this one game may save hockey in this country.... for what that's worth.

Oh, and if you don't know who Don Cherry is, here's the sharp-dressed man himself:

And yes, that suit is real.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Damn Reggie!!

There were some rumors about Reggie making a brief comeback to a playoff team to get a much coveted ring. All great athletes are ultimately judged by whether or not they can win a championship. People assume if you are one of the best, you should carry your team to at least one championship. That type of thinking is somewhat justified in all sports but football since everyone's favorite contact sport requires a team effort for success. The list of great players who never won "the big one" is probably better than those that got over the hump. Dan Marino, Karl Malone, Barry Bonds, Andy Roddick, Barry Sanders, Patrick Ewing, Tony Gwynn, Kane (that's right, I just named a fucking wrestler. he did actually win the title in the 90's, but he preceded to lose it the next day.), Allen Iverson- you and I both no he's never going to win a championship-, Chris Carter. And those are without using Google. Regardless, when Reggie walked away, everyone wanted to know how it felt for him to know that he wouldn't reach the ultimate achievement. I'm willing to bet that he feels pretty damn good seeing that all he has to do is work the easiest job in the world (color commentator for any sporting event), tease Spike Lee about the '94 Eastern Conference Finals, and get wasted. Tight.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

For all the Weezy fans out there

Despite his best efforts, Wayne was unable to keep his work from prematurely landing in the hands of the fans. All but a couple songs are available here and you have to assume the songs that haven't leaked yet will be out before the June 10th release date. The production is done by guys like Mr. West, David Banner and Just Blaze among others. Too bad he's gonna O.D. on sizzurp within the next two years.

First the Chinese, Now Diddy?

Can we not let Sharon Stone get in front of a microphone anymore? First she says the Chinese got what they deserved when the fatal earthquake tore apart the country a few weeks ago, now she's asking how Diddy spends his money, at a f*cking AIDS fundraiser. See for yourself: