Wednesday, September 26, 2007

oh mickey you're so fine

we've enjoyed the perverse pleasure of following mick jagger's solo career
for some time now. watching the most famous rock star in the world branch out on his own and continually fall flat on his face gave us a feeling mostly associated w/ watching stumbling ponies after birth, or the marchers on free michael vick vids on youtube. the drive and compulsion for said most famous man to prove he's no billy corgan circa thefutureembrace, but instead phil collins in his 80s glory flying the concorde to gigs, playin with clapton & plant, n' sellin out msg under his own name is too appetizing for us to resist.

with word of the release of his new "best of" (editors note: ... stop right here and ATTEMPT to name a song on it ... we didn't think so!), we're pleased to relive the glories and highlights of "she's the boss", "primitive cool", "wandering spirit", and "goddess in the doorway" (note to sufjan stevens, THOSE are album titles son) ... oh mick, we missed you.

his website, which trumpets his "distinguished solo career", offers the tracklisting, and its a stunner. title after title of songs you've never heard of. in fairness, his first solo tune "memo from turner" was pretty awesome. yeah, awesome enough to be included on the rolling stones' "metamorphasis" and the "singles collection: the london years", awesome enough for mick taylor to play on it, and whattya know, the song is credited to jagger/richards (though mick alone wrote it)! and, as far as the rest of the album goes, does everyone get as giddy as we do when we read "(with lenny kravitz)"?

of course everyone remembers the FIVE STAR review rolling stone gave his last solo joint ... oh, just us? well, it's a great story, and if our top 100 wasn't already so lamely sixties-centric, we use a few more paragraphs to honor jann wenner.

we were going to conclude with the vid of he and bowie's horrendous version of "dancing in the street", but we stumbled onto this little gem. jagger & joe satriani on an ill-fated solo tour in '88 might be the best hookup since GIHYB and that chick in raleigh waaaaaaaayback that the bandmates swore was a dude.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

east wmsbgggggggggg

weirdest bklyn encounter i’ve had in a while tonight.. buddy of mine and I were talking bout risin crime around my studio. mostly kids holdin up people. typical shit, lots of new blood (read hipster/white) in a nabe that’s been hispanic/black/poor for a good many years. i’ve been in wmsbg since ’92 and have seen the whole rise and or fall (dependin on who you speak to). went thru the same in dc/mt. pleasant in late 80s/early 90s. this is a shadier neighborhood than the normal wmsbg. anyway, in conversation, he mentioned a latin king newly sprung from jail who’d been hittin him up for money. He guessed the dude had been incarcerated for a while.

after studio we split for a drink at a newish local/hipster/white bar we’re buds with. leaving the bar, we’re met by a smallish spanish dude, askin for money. not an out of the ordinary situation in the neighborhood. buddy and I are aren’t lookin at each other. suddenly the dude says, “I got $22.50, need to go see my girl, i need some money!” my bud says he’s spent til the first of the month, i spill the obligatory “i got nuthin on me”. he offers, “yo. I’m a latin king!” and I realize this is the guy. I give him another good look, ballcap wearin maybe 5’5”, NUTHIN inspirin fear in me (nod to 2 fellow free swingin bloggerz …. that must mean sumthin!!!). he pseudo-angrily sez “what is it with the white guys around here? i’m a latin king. i’m king dito!” he starts to trail behind.

all sudden, i feel bad. when he left, it was his place. should he have kicked my ass and grabbed the $60 outta my pocket? or has time has left this dude behind? i’m guessin maybe his time in the joint was longer than my tenure in the nabe? look on his face was priceless. It’s like cousin tony getting outta the joint with his miami vice suit or maybe the dude from ”i’m gonna get you sucka.” is it sorry dude, i got a kid to feed and shit to do. i’m the white dude … who’s lived here for 15 years?

Thursday, September 13, 2007


we at GIHYB are excited to announce our newest venture. GODIHATEYOURBLOG will launch Thursday, September 20. we'll be chronicling the highlights, witticisms, rants and grunts of our friends and neighbors along the blogosphere. who did it this week? who didn't? and more importantly, who caught that little gem of a moment whilst backing out of the parking spot at Hardees?

you can think of it as a drudgereport for those who don't have time for the drudgereport or you can just sit back with can of cheesewhiz, hum "the ballad of the green beret", and enjoy.

we'll chart posting statistics, site hits (which we call "touches"!), response counts, but more importantly QUALITY response counts. who has time to wade through pondering misty mountain crapola. NOT US!!!!

remember, if a blog falls in the forest and no one reads it, then it's potentially TP (thanks to jonsquarepants74 for that one!), so log on to GODIHATEYOURBLOG and figure some shit out!

we'll see you soon!