Game recognize game, so recognize. Mark your calendars for the 31st (next Fri.) and the 23rd and 28th of April.



We Take the Pyrex and Then We Rock With It

Since people seem to enjoy talking shit about Crash, here's a link to the best review I've read about it, by the illustrious Jace Clayton, aka DJ /rupture. Excerpt:

Crash only works as a litany of white racial fantasies. In a certain sense, it's instructive as such. There are people (Haggis and the Oscar board at least) who see in this hyperbole a believable portrait of Los Angeles. And, within that, they value his attempts to entertain and instruct us about this portrait. The arrogance and unwillingness to listen that enables the film to succeed is darkly impressive. The grandeur of imagining society as pieces on your chessboard, manhandling them, then lecturing us about how those pieces behave.

So the question becomes: what is Crash trying to make real? Phrased differently -- what realities are masked by the dramatic, well-lit 'Reality' of Crash?

I know some people who really, REALLY loved this movie. That kinda scares me.

In other Oscar blogging, I love this picture of Three 6 Mafia backstage at the Oscars, from CBS News/So Many Shrimp.

Per Paul's request, I have to mention this amazing Juvenile video that was posted by The Shrimp. It takes place in post-Katrina New Orleans, and not the part that's "coming back" as they say. In addition to giving you a good hard look at what it really looks like down there, the video and the song are both intelligent and disturbing commentaries on life in New Orleans. I'll take this video over crash any day. Of course it contains obligatry Bush-hating, which is warranted, but there's so much more, which is why you really should click it up.

P.S. Watch what you say about Weezy F. Baby.


Crash, the best picture winner, was a really shitty movie.

The other really great moment in the Oscars was when Jake Gyllenhaal laughed after reading the bullshit the Academy wrote for him about how some movies demand to be seen on the big screen rather than watched at home on DVD. Hard to believe the extent to which the moguls are willing to keep their blinders on as the industry is revoutionized by DVDs, cheaper, bigger, better quality televisions, and soundsystems, and dowloading. You can't beg people into giving up their DVDs and going back to the theater. Pardon me while I download some illegal shit.
Philip Seymour Hoffman's acceptance speech was pretty sweet too.

Oscar Blogging

Awards aren't quite over, but I feel pretty confident that I can already announce my favorite part of the Oscars this year. HOLY SHIT THREE SIX MAFIA WON A FUCKING OSCAR! Best acceptance speech ever, basically three dudes giggling for 2 or 3 minutes cause they couldn't believe they were even able to perform a song called "It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp" on national television, let alone won that shit. Amazing performance, great song, great speech. Gotta love that Three Six Mafia (666 Mafia) thanked Jesus. A proud day for Memphis, Tenn., I'm sure.


Devastating Sheep Beat Creator

If you ever wanted to try your hand at making beats, you should head over to sheeps get their grooves on. Just start clicking on the empty squares. You'll get the hang of it. (via Music Thing)