Sunday, April 24, 2005

Just a B-Boy on the Block With It


Straight Outta London

Checked out the Dizzee Rascal show at Irving Plaza last night. Mr. Rascal is b-boy from London's Council Estates (we call 'em the PJ's). While he has the requisite quick flow of say a Twista and the hard-scrabble backstory of any of the legion of hip hop practioners, his popularity has not quite extended beyond the hipsters who made up the bulk of the audience. Which is unfortunate cause the dude has a flow.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Colin Powell Finds His Balls

It appears that Colin Powell has located his balls from wherever it was that he left them. Mr. Former Secretary of State, according to WaPo has been leading the charge to get Wilford Brimley enthusiast John Bolton from bringing his perverse sort of kink to the shores of Turtle Bay.

The Flathead

NY Press has a pretty hilarious piece on Thomas Friedman. I always knew the man was a few fries short of a happy meal but they really tore into him.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The Natural Order Restored

The Crossfader fader has been rocking Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" on his Ipod like a sixth grade girl amped on Now and Laters. Damn, I forgot how good the woman can sing.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Lemme Get This Straight

Washington D.C. has to foot the bill for a baseball stadium so a bunch of suburbanites can watch a game? It they wanted a team so much, let them pay for it. As it is now, a city already strapped for cash has to pony up for a suburban fantasy. Funny how the people forced to pay for the stadium don't look like the people in the stadium.

Rapper as John the Baptist

It's official. The Crossfader officially jumps on the bandwagon. The new Common album is the mofo shiznit. Full stop. When it drops buy one for yourself, your girl, your moms and pops, even your baby's mama (yes I went there). It's that tight. Eff that, it's tighter than that playa.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Where's the Payout?

The United States forked over a few million to the survivors of the 9-11 bombings. My question is where is the clamor for a similar payout to the victims of Eric Rudolph's delusional fantasies? Why is it that Christian terrorists get to blow shit up willynilly without anyone getting a check? Seems to me that shrapnel is shrapnel and death is death regardless of the nutjob who set the wheel in motion.

But if you pay these victims then the Christian nutjobs get uncomfortable with the equating their brand messianic nonsense with that other cave dwelling idiot we're looking for.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Can Saudi Women Rollerblade?

Just wondering. Now that forced marriage is out, who knows . . .

Monday, April 11, 2005

Music

The Crossfader is awaiting his bottleg copy of the latest Common LP. Heard a coupla tracks before the kaibosh was laid down. One word. Hot. It may be just the thing I need to survive a 50 Cent induced summer. Also been listening to the latest Beck album. Not bad.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Prince Charles Marries Transvestite

Apparently Prince Charles has decided to wed a noted transvestite this weekend. Fresh off the heels of his appearence at the Pope Show, Charles decided that with the Pope gone, the way was open for his clandestine marriage.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Where is the Summer Joint?

Every summer here in New York there is usually one song that has the city on lock. Think "You're All I Need to Get By" from '95 or "Hot in Herrr" from a few summers back. But what about now? I know it's not summer yet but I sense a drought fast approaching. I need music people!! And yeah that Amerie track is hot but that's like four months old.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

The Crossfader Battles Laziness

Alas fans my blog has gone quite a few days without comment. I guess I was being lazy or just taking a few days off. Who knows? Anyway this spring everybody seems to be lining up to kick the bucket. Perhaps they know something we don't. It's a toss up as far as I can tell.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

U.S. to Mark Thatcher: Fall Back!

The Crossfader is happy to learn that Sir Mark Thatcher, coup plotter and son of the Iron Lady, has been refused entry into the United States resulting from his guilty plea in connection with an aborted coup attempt in Equitorial Guinea.