April 1, 2008


Like the first Warren G pictured above, I am campaigning on a return to normalcy. I apologize for the inconsistency of my posting but its been hectic around here at Passion of the Weiss headquarters, which like Kramerica Industries consists of a “solitary man with a messy apartment that may or may not contain a chicken.”

First things first, there was that show that I may have hyperbolically waxed about (coincidentally, hyperbolic waxing is also a new hair removal service gaining real traction among the female population of LA). If I do say so myself, it was a pretty solid success. Both Clean Guns and The Knux killed it. I’m not exactly sure what “it” was, but at the very least, I know that he was breathing pretty heavily afterward and had a black eye and several bruises (blame Nico the Beast).  Even Wallpaper, who I had feared would suck after someone described them as “white New Jack Swing,” were surprisingly solid live. Source and All Hip-Hop writer Slav Kandya was at the Echo and wrote about the night here, as did Lisa Brenner, the illustrious music editor of LA.com, who wrote about it here. (sometimes, one gets struck by the serious need to use the word “illustrious.”)

Then there was that whole Idolator thing which was a pretty weird experience and one that left me with an incredible respect for how hard it is to blog that many times in one day. It also doesn’t help that I am a very slow writer despite being a very fast typer. I also think that the entire Idolator readership now thinks that I drink Cisco and listen to Crime Mob b-sides. This is probably my fault.  I didn’t have the heart to tell the people in the comment section otherwise. I have a few more posts to go at Idolator, one of which is a lengthy feature that I will link to separately later today. Without giving it away, it involves Lil Wayne worship, The Carter III and some of Weezy Fitzgerald Baby’s most fawning fans. In the meantime, download the two latest songs from the 5‘ O Clock Shadowboxers album (now with Myspace.) They probably deserve a post of their own but I probably give Beat Garden too much publicity and besides, they clearly speak for themselves. I should also mention that “No Resolution,” samples “Venus in Furs,” and by virtue of reading this on the Internet, you are required to download anything Velvet Underground related. That’s just how it is.

MP3: 5 0′ Clock Shadowboxers-“No Resolution”
MP3: 5 0′ Clock Shadowboxers-“Weak Stomach”

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