It’s one thing for an aspiring hip hop artist to emulate R. Kelly’s career, but DJ Boyd seems to have taken that admiration just a bit too far. You probably don’t even remember who DJ Boyd is, and you shouldn’t, so here’s a quick refresher – after making it to the “Top 70″ on the 5th season of American Idol, Boyd was dismissed and joined the ranks of rejects deemed unworthy of competing against the likes of Clay Aiken. But back home in Utah, Boyd held onto his dreams of musical stardom – he signed to “Big Fedi” records, released an album you’ve probably never heard, and constantly reminded people that he was once on TV for a few moments. Nothing too impressive, unless of course you’re two teenage girls who he has just filled with booze, in which case you might have found him attractive enough to have sex with, even allowing him to videotape the encounter. But when that Smirnoff Ice buzz finally wore off and you woke up hungover with the realization that you’d just slept with some J-list reality show failure, you might have regretted your decision so much that you called the police and reported to what this 27 year-old sleazebag did to you and your friend (who happens to be 15, a year older than yourself), resulting in his arrest and a possible judgement much harsher than even the nastiest thing Simon Cowell could have said to him. As the local court justices he’s now facing probably won’t be nearly as drunk as Paula Abdul, this wannabe Idol could be in some serious trouble.
- Scenestars serves up a few classic tracks from indie pop fuzz-freak OG-hipsters Stereolab, from their forthcoming “best of” album.
- Stereogum says The Slip is a band to watch, which means that in about 6 minutes every blog-reading indie-kid on the planet will be doing just that – so hurry over and grab yourselves a good seat!
- If you still haven’t discovered the sweet sounds of Bishop Allen, you’re just not listening. So stop what you’re doing, check out Indie Mix Tapes, and hear the hotness.
- The early birds over at The Pelican’s Perch get the
wormword out on the awesome new album from Regina Spektor by posting three of the latest tracks.
- MOKB shakes up the sounds of Snowglobe, a great indie rock band from Memphis who happen to be friends of mine. Do yourselves a favor and give them a listen!
A while back we asked some filmmakers to put together interesting Best Week Ever promos. Anything goes. Here’s what the folks over at Hungryman came up with: Timothy- a man who truly is having the Best Week Ever.
Worth 1000′s latest Photoshop Contest may be one of my favorite ones yet. I don’t know what’s better; Reagan as The Terminator Taft as Shaft, or the body building Lincoln to the left.
All I know is that Adolf Rumsfeld is going to give me nightmares tonight.
Which one is your favorite?
Lindsayism pointed me to this “on the street” footage of Entourage star Adrian Grenier getting
accosted interviewed by The T-Bird Show (who, ironically, happens to be my upstairs neighbor) while he was chillaxing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this past 4th of July weekend. Check it out – and be sure to listen for his hipster boasting about “being in Williamsburg before Williamsburg was Williamsburg” (which sounds like something he read on a t-shirt at Urban Outfitters)!
You know, writing day in and day out about all the dumb stuff that celebrities do can be a pretty daunting task. Sure, it’s easier to make snarky jokes about famous people who do foolish things, but sometimes I find myself wishing that just once I could report some news about a celeb who has actually done something right for a change. And lo and behold, while her peers are all out partying and prostituting themselves, young Mischa Barton has made the incredibly wise decision to use her post-OC hiatus to (imagine this) learn how to act! Even though being a famous actress these days only requires an eating disorder, a drinking problem, nymphomania and the willingness to be constantly photographed in public, Mischa is actually taking the time to learn the craft of her trade, which means that while Lohan is blowing Paul Walker while he races a tricked-out Honda through The Faster and Furiouser 4, Mischa could be enjoying the kind of success reserved only for the serious “indie” actresses of her generation – like getting to blow Vincent Gallo.
I’m not going to let it happen again. I’m not going to let myself miss another season of Project Runway while everybody obsesses over it and talks about it non-stop. The 3rd season kicks off tonight and I’ve vowed to get on board so I’m no longer left in the dark as my friends do Tim Gunn impressions and rattle off the names of designers like they were FIT students. This time I’m ready. Bring it on, Klum.
Also starting up tonight is the 8-part mini-series Nightmares & Dreamscapes based on stories by Stephen King (and starring the lovely Claire Forlani). Throw in a ton of reality shows (including The Hills and America’s Got Talent) and you’ve got another full night of TV. So what are YOU watching tonight? Vote now!
If you’ve been watching Entourage this season, you’ll remember that Vinnie Chase’s big superhero movie Aquaman opened up at $116 million, shattering the previous record set by Spider Man. You’ll also remember that Entourage is a fictional television show, and that in reality there has thus far been no film version of the Aquaman comic. Well, that is unless you’re CNBC’s Joe Kernan and you’re easily confused by gimmicky promo ads, in which case you’ll just report the fictional Aquaman box office results as fact on your news program:
If you live in New York, if you own an iPod, or if you’ve ever harbored a secret desire to ride the Cyclone drunk after scarfing down a couple of Nathan’s Hot Dogs, then odds are you’re going to be at the Village Voice Siren Festival this Saturday afternoon. With acts like The Scissor Sisters, The Stills, Art Brut, Priestess and Stars you’d be crazy not to go.
Well, if you’re not able to make it, don’t worry, we’re holding a contest so you can win some fun stuff from a couple of Siren bands. Send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day and you’ll be automatically entered to win a signed Art Brut CD, some Art Brut singles, a signed copy of Priestess‘ “Hello Master” and we’ll even throw in a T-shirt from Tank Theory brand clothing. Not too shabby. So email us now. Make sure you include your address so we know where to send the swag. We’ll pick two lucky winners at random at the end of the day today. Good luck!
Winners chosen! Thanks to everyone who entered.
When I saw that dg dropped this Nintendo Zidane Game I got a little *too* excited. All I want is a fun flash soccer game where I can run around, kick a ball, and headbutt my opponents at will. Is that too much to ask for?
This little Nintendo animation is a tease. Yes, it’s cool to see the little bald 8-bit Zidane leap from the ground and headbutt another player in the chest, but it can only satisfy me for so long. Has anybody come across a real Zidane game? If so, Drop It now!