Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Amazing Ben Sollee

I saw this guy yesterday on Tennessee Shines and he was simply amazing. He pulls sounds out of the cello that I didn’t even think were possible. This cover of Erykah Badu’s “Bag Lady” doesn’t even come close to showcasing Ben Sollee‘s talents, but I had to put up something of his. He’s an amazing dude.

This song, “It’s Not Impossible” is off of Ben’s “Learning to Bend.”

New Maxwell – Bad Habits

The audio/video quality isn’t going to win any awards anytime soon, but it’s still new Maxwell and it’s off the chain. Enjoy.

I said pay attention when I’m speaking!

I’m sure you’ve done it too. Maybe at a meeting. Maybe during the sermon at church (sorry Pops). Perhaps you’re doing it now.

It’s no big deal, right? You’ve had a long day. You’re a little tired. You lean back a bit, open up your mouth and let a good yawn reverberate out of your lungs. Ahhh! Simply refreshing.

So what’s the big deal? Well….if you happen to be a soldier attending a ceremony honoring assassinated Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, a simple yawn could land you in jail for 21 days!

According to published reports, that’s exactly what happened for one unfortunate soldier who got caught with his mouth open during his commander’s speech honoring Rabin. Apparently when the commander saw the guy yawn while he was speaking, the commander stopped talking and eventually ordered that sleepy solider to 3 weeks behind bars for his simple yet extremely dishonorable lack of respect.

Wow! 3 weeks behind bars for a yawn! I’d hate to think what the soldier would have gotten if he eased a little gas out too. Lol. That’s hardcore!

Totlol

You’ve heard of youtube and godtube…some of you have heard of that other more hush-hush adult-themed tube as well, but what about the kids? Where is their tube?

To meet this need, Ron from Canada ( a father of two) created a community website strictly for the 13 and under crowd called Totlol. It’s just like youtube minus the cursing, beating up homeless people, and foul comments. PC Magazine listed Totlol in its 2008 list of “The Top 100 Undiscovered Websites.”

So check it out when you get a chance.

Cadillac Records

I’m loving this.

Sony Pictures is releasing a movie on the legendary blues record company, Chess Records, on Dec. 5th.

The flick is called Cadillac Records and stars Adrien Brody (Leonard Chess), Jeffrey Wright (Muddy Waters), Beyonce Knowles (Etta James), and Mos Def (Chuck Berry) in this intriguing retelling of the historic rise of the iconic blues label.

If you love the blues or are a fan of The Five Heartbeats, Dreamgirls, or The Temptations, this movie is one you don’t want to miss. For a full cast listing, go here.

MMA Monk Style

Now that the election is over, the mainstream media can finally get back to serving up the good stuff–like this old fashioned Monk brawl at the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem.

If they were asking themselves, WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?), I don’t believe a flying DDT would have been the answer given back to them from the Man of Peace!

But that’s just me! Lol.