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    Friday, August 08, 2003

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    Thursday, August 07, 2003

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    Wednesday, August 06, 2003

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    Tuesday, August 05, 2003

    This Week's Releases Of Note

    Next Week's Releases Of Note (Get Your Pre-Order On)

    And Now, The News:

    • Investigators Say Deaths Linked to Suge
      Though this time they think he's the target instead of the responsible party. Lots of his associates have been killed recently, so it seems he is at the center of the target. Maybe he's safer in the clink for 10 months following a parole violation conviction.

    • Pras "Resigns" From Fugees, Prepares Second Solo LP
      I post this item just in case you were still holding out for a reunion of The Fugees. Of course, this just means the "we really need the cash" reunion in about 10 years will be even that more dramatic.

    • R.I.P Sister Mary Ignatius Davies
      Who? She was the head of music instruction at the Alpha School for Wayward Boys in Kingston, Jamaica and therefore was hugely influencial in the development of Jamaican music-- teaching several members of The Skatalites, Yellowman and countless other Jamaican artists not only how to play and read music but how to work with a band. She died in February but I am just hearing about it today.

    • Last Original Member of Oak Ridge Boys Dies
      R.I.P. to Marshall Lon "Deacon" Freeman, who left The Oak Ridge Boys in 1949 because the travel kept him away from his family. Jeeum crow, that brand has been around for a long time-- and none of the dearly departed's stuff is currently in print.

    • Ebersol to learn ‘So Vain’ secret
      Veteran tv exec Dick Ebersol will learn who is the subject of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" after paying $50,000 at a charity auction for the privledge. The popular suspects are Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger (who actually sings back-up on the song) and James Taylor. Ebersol says we won't divulge who it is once he learns it.

    • Sarai Looks to Prove White Girls Can Rap
      Holy smokes-- a well, written and thoroughly researched piece about the plight of the white female rapper from the Associated Press. I'm gobsmacked. The headline concentrates on new jack Sarai, but doesn't forget about Tairrie B., Northern State, Princess Superstar, Luscious Jackson and the one white chick in Fannypack. The only thing missing is Madonna 's recent attempt to rap-- but that is probably best forgotten.

    • Orton Walks On The 'Other Side'
      On Sept. 2, singer/songwriter Beth Orton will release a colelction of b-sides/covers/remixes titled The Otherside of Daybreak, which is now available for pre-order by clicking on the title of the album.

    • 'I gotta get out of here or I'm going to die'
      Note to self: When the guy in front of me at the Journey/Styx/Reo Speedwagon concert says it's okay to touch "his women," do not even pretend to touch them-- that way lies madness, or at least a stabbing.

    • Sheila E. Unites Prince Bands
      Peep the line-up for this chairty concert coming to L.A. in December: Shelia E.; Prince & The Revolution members Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Matt Fink and Bobby Z and The Family members Eric Leeds, Susannah Melvoin, Jerome Benton (a.k.a. Morris Day's manservant) and Paul Peterson. Hosted by Carmen Electra.

    • Nirvana Bassist To Rock No More
      "I quit," he writes in a post on the Eyes Adrift's Web site. "I can't deal. I can't read the magazines, listen to the radio or watch music television without feeling like I've just come in from outer space. I just don't get it and I probably never did." Poor guy is upset that he only sold 20,000 copies of the Eyes Adrift album and they haven't been getting the live support they wanted. I feel for the guy, but it is really hard for me to get worked up about only selling 20,000 albums.

    posted by Randy on 11:03 AM | permanent link to this entry

    Monday, August 04, 2003

    Ugh..I'll be back tomorrow, I swear. I just turned in my official work that I have been dwelling on this past week. Tomorrow there will be a huge-ass post to make up for all that I have missed.

    posted by Randy on 2:42 PM | permanent link to this entry

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