Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Twitter Tuesday - Dear Questlove: Go Eff Yourself

Yeah, I know it's been awhile since we've done the whole "Twitter Tuesday." I'm kind of over the whole Twitter thing. It was cool in the beginning, but now it's just sort of "eh."

But given how I got put on blast on Friday morning I decided to resurrect Twitter Tuesday for a very special episode.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Munchies - Ben & Jerry's Late Night Snack

You know those people who know a ton about wine and have no problem sharing their expertise with you? What are they called again? Oh that's right; snobs.

Well, that's how I am about ice cream. I'm like a snooty wine expert, only with ice cream, and with half the snobbery. But I still wear the monocle.

Anyway this week's edition of Monday Munchies continues with the theme of new Ben & Jerry's Flavors and features Late Night Snack.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Munchies - Ben & Jerry's Bonnaroo Buzz

Do you know when my favorite time of year is?  It's not autumn, even though it is beautiful seeing the leaves turn.  It's not Spring, despite that being the time of year when women shed their winter layers and show off their feminine curves.

No, my favorite time of year is when Ben & Jerry's and Haagen Dazs release their new flavors.  That's the time of year that I look forward to the most.

Remember that one episode of The Simpsons when Homer enrolls in Krusty's Clown College?  In the beginning of the episode Homer is transfixed on his way to work because it's New Billboard Day.  Well, I'm similarly mesmerized by new flavors of ice cream.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Music From Driz Lo

New music from Philadelphia bred spitter Driz.

He has a smooth delivery and a "I'm-a-regular-dude-from-around-the-way" kinda vibe about himself that's refreshing if you're tired of listening to rappers who tell you how much richer they are than you while threatening to shoot you before they make your girl blow them in a luxury sedan.

Check it out, the website and album, The Missing Element, should be dropping soon. 

Obligatory "Charlie Sheen" Post (kinda)...

Yesterday I saw a video that completely changed my perception of Charlie Sheen and his recent antics.

Skip Serpico actually had a really funny idea for a "Friday Face-off that was going to have Sheen go head up with Gaddafi to see who was crazier. The post was funny too, however a few things kept us from posting it.

First, I didn't notice it until the saturday after the friday it was supposed to be posted, secondly, we thought it could be a little funnier and were considering edits, third, the very next day Saturday Night Live featured a bit that had the two go head to head in a "March Madness" sketch, but most importantly, given the extreme behavior of Sheen, we were all pretty much in agreement that he would be dead soon and didn't really want to be a part of making fun of what was obviously a man on the brink of complete self destruction.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Skip Serpico's Concert Adventures - Pete Yorn @ Ram's Head Live 3/15/11

I've been a fan of Pete Yorn for a few years now, so when I heard he was on tour, I was pretty excited that I'd have the opportunity to see him perform live.  I was especially pumped because Ben Kweller was going to be supporting him.

Now when I'd originally seen they were hitting the road, I thought I was going to have to see them at DC's 9:30 Club.  I wasn't too enthused to have to go down there to, so you can imagine how relieved I was when the Ram's Head Live show was announced.

I got to Ram's Head Live about twenty minutes before the 8pm start time and it was deadsville. I actually gave Jay1 a call because there was nothing going on.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Munchies - Ben & Jerry's Red Velvet Cake

It seems like Red Velvet Cake is really getting a push in the marketplace.  Cheesecake Factory has Red Velvet Cheesecake and the dessert is also offered at TGI Friday's.  Plus it's a Valentine's Day staple, or cliche depending on your perspective.

I think I'm a fan of Red Velvet Cake as I've found it's one of the few cakes that's not unbearably sweet.  Still I was apprehensive when it was announced that one of Ben & Jerry's new flavors would be Red Velvet Cake.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Five Favorite Covers of the Moment

I listen to music all the time.  I listen to music on the way to work and on the way home.  I listen to music at work.  I have music playing while I sleep.  If I got paid for listening to music, I'd be a multi millionaire.

One of the things about listening to music is that you go through phases.  Sometimes you're aware of it, like when you want to listen to music to get you pumped up at the gym or get you in the mood for love.  But sometimes your subconscious plays games with you.

For instance I've been on a real cover kick recently.  And it wasn't until I began writing this that I realized my favorite covers of the moment were all by artists beginning with the letter C.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monday Munchies - Tuscan Three Cheese Pretzel Crisps

As regular readers of F&S know, I'm a sucker for crunchy things.  My favorite snacks are crunchy.  I like hard shell tacos.  I dig candy that crunches.  I like crunch.

But I also love cheese. Cheese is one of my favorite things in the world.  I like hard cheeses and soft cheeses.  I wish there was a way to introduce cheese to pie or ice cream, so that I could just eat myself to death.

Naturally when I saw the Tuscan Three Cheese variety of Pretzel Crisps, I was down.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Point/Counterpoint Special Edition - Slaughterhouse on Shady/Aftermath

Point, by Jay1:

Slaughterhouse signing to Shady/Aftermath is a moderately big deal.  It might actually be a sign of a sea change for Hip-Hop,  and anyone who's sleeping on this or considers to be an insignificant signing is a fool.

Here are some things to consider:


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