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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Links for today

Explanation for Dave Chappelle's lack of season 3?
Sounds suspect to me. If it were indeed true, why wouldn't it be "chappelleexplanation.com"? Why did they even need a Web site?

edit: OK, I actually got around to reading all of the above site. and that shit is hilarious. some of my favorite parts:
On Tuesday, while watching an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show, Chappelle recalled being completely stunned when Winfrey turned to the camera in the middle of interviewing Tom Cruise and said "Dave Chappelle, you should be ashamed of yourself for airing that Niggars sketch on your show this week, I'm going to make sure you never work in Hollywood again."

The image, allegedly taped by Winfrey, and transmitted to Chappelle's house under the direction of Robert L. Johnson who called in some favors with Chappelle's local affiliate station manager, terrified Chappelle.

While in Washington, D.C. on a weekend break from shooting, Chappelle and his mom decided to catch a movie. Shortly after the movie started, witnesses reported a man who looked like Al Sharpton taking a seat behind Chappelle and his mother.

When Chappelle's mother excused herself to go to the bathroom, Sharpton was seen moving into the seat beside Chappelle. Chappelle would later recount what Sharpton had whispered: "I didn't appreciate the mockery directed at reparations in last season's shows. You should be ashamed of selling out the community for cheap laughs and ratings." Sharpton was seen quickly leaving the theatre immediately after.

aright one more. promise.

On that day, Chappelle received a package that made him decide to halt the show's production for good.

The package — which arrived via UPS — contained a picture of Chappelle's sleeping children, taken the night before in Chappelle's house. A person who appeared to be of Al Sharpton's build was standing next to their beds.

Lookit this kid.

I'm gonna join his punk band when he's 12.

Stones Throw Peanut Butter Wolf Holiday mix.
There some heaters on here, and I've got my own opinions on PBW, but it's the holidays so I'll hold my tongue. Direct link here. It's a streaming mp3.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Guess who's back ...

Wow, how many people have used that title when returning from weeks/months/years of not posting on a blog or a website? Anyway, how many are referring to the B-Legit song with E-40 offa his newest album? Just me, probably.

Check for more stuff soon, maybe.

If you haven't heard it yet, check out DJ Shadow's Funky Skunk mix. It's the dog's bollocks. I don't know how to get it online, really, and I think the version at Streetlight Records in San Jose is a bootleg, as it usually comes with a fat box set that's something like $150. It's been ripped online for sure though. I'll keep you guy(s) posted.

And I might have to take a late-pass, but there are two videos for Kanye West's song "Heard 'Em Say" that features dude from Maroon 5. As much as I want to hate on it for including Maroon 5, it's a good song. Anyway, there's one video that's animated by Bill Plimpton, some animator guy, and it debuted about a month ago in the UK. It features a black and white sketch animation with Maroon 5 guy and Kanye cut in at parts. Rocafella put it online here. Opens with Windoze Media Player.

A few days ago MTV ran "Making the Video" for the song--but with a different video, one directed by frenchie Michel Gondry (is he French?). The video is OK, there's some visually cool stuff, but he's done better (e.g. most of his White Stripes videos). Anyway, I vote for this one because it's a mini-reunion of people who worked on "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" --Jon Brion and Gondry. Is Jim Carrey gonna trade comedic barbs with David Cross on a skit on the next Kanye album? Make it happen, Mr. West.
Watch the Gondry video here. You're gonna need Quicktime.