Thursday, June 17, 2004

Picasso core.
In the last year I was in the Picassos we added a guitarist by the name of Gavin Downie, who we christened Gavaroonie. He headed off the the US earler this year, seems he's doing all right, and bloody good on him... Paul Reid of Rubicon (and Marshall on Shortie St) is in LA and met up with Gavaroonie...
"6/5/05 — I hung out with Gavin Downie (NZ guitar tech) last night, he has been doing the Steriogram tour for the last two months. Their song was presented to pop radio yesterday and they got 24 ads to playlists out of the 280 or so pop stations that it was submitted to, which makes it the third most added song in USA for the week."
Man, Steriogram are gonna be huge. Their marketing is brilliant, check this from Apples website.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Wrong wrong wrong.
O-dub reports that "This new Ol Dirty Bastard/Macy Gray song, a cover of Elton John and Kiki Dee's hit duet "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," is so unbelievably bad, is such unfathomable dreck, is so remarkably horrid that 1) it must either be a brilliant joke that Roc-A-Fella is perpetuating on the world or 2) proof that Jay Z is a goddamn genius for selling his share of the label [Rocafella] to Dame and signing to Aftermath."
Have a listen, its unbelievably bad (I did warn you). O-dub also suggests that maybe it's so bad, it's good, but I don't think so.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Holla
DJ Sirvere did his Holla Hour show on C4 from New York this week - he and DJ Shan went there for the Hot 97 Summer Jam. Which means he got to see Alicia Keys, Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz, Jadakiss , Ludacris , Beanieman, Kanye West, Mobb Deep, Public Enemy, Naughty by Nature, 50 Cent and G Unit, you name it. According to this writer, Fifty didn't get much love from the crowd...

"Someone from the back told him his time on stage was up, and he said, "I ain't going nowhere, you're gonna have to send them niggas in the blue suits to get me off this stage." Then he continued to diss the crowd, saying, "R. Kelly's about to come out here and do 'Step, step, side to side,' and all that bullshit and you're gonna eat it up. But you can't show me no respect? I put in mad work for you, and right now you're not giving it back." He just kept going on and on until eventually everyone in the stadium started booing him."

Rest of the show sounds pretty choice tho.