Saturday, September 25, 2010
Look, in this weird sort of virtual relationship between blogger and follower, I’ve been a huge disappointment. I’ve the equivalent of the guy who sweeps you off of your feet with romantic gestures while we’re courting only to turn into a slovenly lout once it’s official.
I’m horrible and I’m begging for forgiveness.
I’m just asking for one more chance.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
That's his new nick name as far as we're concerned.
Not "King James" or "Chosen One" or whatever the hell else he wanted to be called because last night, after a year of speculation and rumors and waiting, Lebron decided (in front of a nationally televised audience) to JOIN forces with Dwyane Wade, an NBA championship winner and a player who many would argue is his athletic and professional superior.
He works for D-Wade now.
Monday, June 21, 2010
So another reason for the lack of posting here is due to the fact that I recently moved. My ordeal with moving is an actual post unto itself, but needless to say that Skip Serpico’s days of living with “someone whom he had a relationship so contentious that he never once mentioned her on the blog” are finally over.
That’s right; Skip Serpico is now the proud owner of a swinging bachelor pad. Think of it like the hipper and younger cousin of Stately Fish & Spaghetti Manor.
Now securing the location did deplete my nascent savings account, but it was totally worth it. I can now, conceivably, realistically walk to work. I’ve also got shopping and dining options nearby. Believe me when I tell you that this place is sweet.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Ok, so there’s clearly been a dearth of content here at Fish & Spaghetti for the past few months. I guess I’m sort of the one to blame.
After all, I’m the one who got Jay1 hooked on the current “best show on television” Breaking Bad, which is the thing that completely derailed the blog. Over the past few months Jay1, Pinky and I spend most of our free time dissecting scenes, theorizing where characters would be at the end of the season and just generally waxing Vince Gilligan’s car.
(To be 100% honest we did spend a considerable amount of time listening to Chet explain why Lost was awesome and why we should be paying attention to the final season. I'm pretty sure he gave us an episode by episode rundown for the entire show, but he lost us when he tried to explain why “the Others” were abducting children.)
Actually let me take that back. If you want to assign blame for the disrepair of the blog, here’s where it should go;
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
We understand you’ve been having a pretty sucky 2010. In fact we’re pretty sure that only Haiti is having a worse new year.
It actually reminds us of the time that Chet made sensitive internal Fish & Spaghetti emails public and the outcry that followed. God, the money that we spent in spin. We’re still doing PSA’s to rehab our image.
Anyway when we heard you got dropped by Gatorade, first we were shocked.
Then we were sad. Then we raced to the store to buy up as much of your Gatorade flavors as we could find. Seriously, that stuff is going to go for at least three digits on Ebay in like four months.
But then we realized that a unique opportunity had presented itself. According to Kim, Fish & Spaghetti is “hilarious” and “slept on” and that we “need to advertise more.” So imagine it; Tiger Woods, the new face of Fish & Spaghetti.
Friday, March 12, 2010
By Nerenda Eid:
BB Kings was host to the consummate backpacker’s dream last Wednesday night when the Ultimate Breaks and Beats Tour DJs brought the story of hip-hop to life. Down the stairs into the main performance space the usual suspects you’d expect to find at a show like this were represented in force along with the old heads, the guys who supported the music before it even had a name.
The night, hosted by Ultimate Breaks and Beats (UBB) co-founder Louis “Breakbeat Lou” Flores, featured 3 generations of legendary DJs including Grand Wizzard Theodore, Eddie B Swift, Steve Dee, Evil Dee, Mr. Walt, Lord Finesse, Kenny Dope, and DJ Mocha, among others.
What I thought would be a simple review of a tour launch party turned into something much greater than I’d imagined once I had the chance to sit and talk with the DJs slated to spin. Onstage, each delivered 9-minute bite sized sets throughout the night that took the audience back to an era where hip-hop was pure and organic.
While they managed to conjure magic behind the decks, it was the mutual respect and camaraderie these guys share that struck a chord with me. They’d crowd around watching in reverence as the others played and crack jokes while hanging out backstage like siblings in a Mormon-sized family. And family is exactly how they viewed one another – the word coming up again and again with each interview. They were all appreciative of the lack of ego and competition that generally pervades the music industry especially with a group of that size and of that caliber.
Spearheaded by Eddie B Swift, the tour came about when Breakbeat Lou was pulled out of a 15-year retirement after appearing on DJ Scratch’s and Da Beatminerz’s respective Internet radio shows. Swift started connecting the dots and what initially was supposed to be a party celebrating UBB and honoring Lenny Roberts snowballed into a tour as more and more DJs began to sign on. Everyone had their reasons for joining the tour, but the general consensus is to inspire the next generation while returning the DJ and the skills that come with it back into the hip-hop pantheon.
Read The Rest Here
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Once again the Oscars® are just around the corner. It’s time for Hollywood fakes to fill the Kodak Theatre with half-hearted and hollow applause rather than genuine well wishing. It’s an annual tradition that’s little more than a popularity contest. Despite the all acclaim, hype and the recognition, there’s really only one winner
That’s right, we’re talking about the annual Montage of the Dead and who gets the coveted closing spot.
We at Fish & Spaghetti are offering up our handicapping of the Montage of the Dead free of charge.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
In general, I am fascinated by things that I don't understand. Things like Pyramids, Jellyfish, Time Travel and women drive my imagination and curiosity through the roof. One new mystery I found myself examining recently is the success of Tracy Morgan. That's one of the reasons that I was so excited to go see the premier of Cop Out this monday.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Because it's funny (and there aren't enough ads on the internet). I used to hate him too. He's cool with me now.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
When it comes to horror flicks, the F&S Home Office is pretty divided. Jay1 is a horror movie nerd. I’m not even a fan. Pinky’s MIA and Chet’s vote doesn’t count because he’s the goddamn intern who was supposed to be the blog afloat while we were complying with various subpoenas and cease & desist orders. Yeah, that’s right Chet, we’ll just have to see if you’re getting that precious college credit, won’t we?
But enough airing of dirty laundry, we’re here today to give you a pitch of a horror story, with a twist. A Haunting in Brentwood is destined to go down as one of the most notorious horror films in recent memory.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
So Baltimore had the worst blizzard ever recently and it kept most of the city, including me, trapped in the house for several days (for about 7 days, there were only 2 different times that anyone was able to safely go anywhere) and like the introspective, intellectually curious ponderer that I am, I had several revelations that I'm willing to share with you all. These are things I had the chance to sit around and give serious thought to...
Monday, February 8, 2010
Despite having moved to Las Vegas for four and a half years, I’ve had the misfortune of experiencing every blizzard that’s hit Baltimore in the past decade and a half.
Well, “misfortune” isn’t really the right word. I mean, it’s because of these blizzards that I’ve had some truly unique experiences. For instance as a result of the blizzard of ’96 I spent two days in St. Louis’ airport because I was en route to Baltimore when they shut BWI down. It just like a longer, much less enjoyable version of barely entertaining movie The Terminal, though I did get to frequent the Cheers at the airport.
Sadly they didn’t know my name.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
As I type this I’m sitting in the Dallas Forth Worth’s airport and my world just came to a crashing halt. Have you ever had one of those moments where there was a clearly delineated “before” and “after?” Y’know one of those momentous occasions where you know that your life is never going to be the same?
Well mine just happened. It was when I saw Cyril O’Reily as a shill for Goldline, one of those “invest in gold” companies.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
You know the drill, Download Here, click "read more" for the tracklisting, Harlem, Bronx, NY in general stand up, etc..
2. IM A DIPLOMAT-Hunned Stack
3. CAM'RON SPEAKS
4. MY LIFE-Begetz
5. EAST TO THE WESTSIDE STORY-Fly Boys
6. OFF DA SCALE-Gramz 4 Sale
7. THIS IS LONG BEACH-Young Hu$tle feat. Knocturnal and Crooked I
8. MAKE DOE-Begetz feat. Young Hu$tle and Hunned Stack
9. FLOSS MONEY-Stone Starr feat. Ruler Rah
10. THIS IS COMPTON-Lamborhgine
11. MURDA FOR A PROFIT-Felony Fame feat. Iceman, Hunned Stack
12. DEADMAN WALK'N 2-Hunned Stack
13. YOU KNOW ITS BEEN AWHILE-Lamborhgine feat. Young Hu$tle
14. CAN'T HATE US-Gramz 4 Sale feat. Hunned Stack
15. SHAKE EM UP-Begetz feat. Spider Loc, Hell Rell
16. PUT ME IN THE ZONE-Begetz
17. CAN'T SEE ME-Fly Bloys
18. SUGGA DADDY-Begetz feat. Byrd Lady
19. GET CHEDDA-Ruler Rah feat. J Classik
20. YOUNG OG-Young Hu$tle
21. SHOW U WAT TO DO-Gramz 4 Sale feat. Charler Clips
22. 100 ROUNDS-Hunned Stack
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Question: What happens when put an American Gangster with an American Psycho and Dracula and add a hint of The Punisher?
Answer: You get desolate film meant to inspire hope.
The Book of Eli is a few different movies rolled into one. It’s an action/adventure flick complete with the requisite speeding cars, shoot-outs and fight scenes. It’s also a post-apocalyptic thriller with all of the necessary shots of desolate landscapes, civilization in disrepair and of course the limited resource that’s incredibly precious.