I probably shoulda posted about this earlier, but my friends Pontiak are on tour. They're somewhere out west right now, doing some vaudevillian riffing. They got an album just came out called Valley of Cats. It's got some Tom Waits moments, if the dude played guitars instead of human skulls and ukealaelis or whatever he's doing now.
I saw the Lil' Wayne video for shooter, which I guess has been out for a while. I guess in the video they decided to do some combination of the Nelly and Tim McGraw split screen where the two musicians never meet and the Run DMC/ Aerosmith playing the music through each other's walls and competing to see who's loudest thing from Walk This Way. The whole song is full of sound effects from a robbery in progress and police chase - I think that would've been a pretty good video.
I went to the Ravens game on Sunday and watched them humiliate Oakland. During halftime the marching band played a meddley of Iron Man and Mama I'm Coming Home. It was dope.
So I read Entertainment Weekly today, and found out that the Wire has been confirmed to go all the way through season 5 and that the new Jay-Z is officially coming out. Not bad
I went to Hampdenfest yesterday, which is a street festival they have every year here in Baltimore. It's fun, they have bands and little stalls selling stuff nobody would want and it was a nice day. I saw Long Live Death for the second time there. I had seen them before but I thought it was boring. They're this band with about 10 people on stage and most of them are playing drums. I had seen them open for someone in the Ottobar, and when you're standing up in a crowded bar nobody wants to hear that type of shit - at least not me. At this festival though, where everybody was just milling around and casually watching and kids were popping ollies in front of the stage it was perfect.