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Thursday, July 28, 2021

boxy bouquet
For the first time in my life, I bought a box of wine today.

My giddiness knows no bounds.

Seriously, the thing reminds me of nothing so much as an oversized juice box. They should sell it with one of those plastic-wrapped straws glued to the side, and a puncturable hole on top. That would allow you to start sipping as soon as you walk out of the store. Now that’s a party!

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 07/28/2005 07:49:32 PM
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way of the dre
With the Anger Management 3 Tour rolling into town this weekend, now’s as good a time as ever to brush up on who begat who, MC-style:

Dr. Dre (who came out of the world’s most dangerous group) gave starts to Eminen his start and heavily influenced Lil John (WHAT?!). Who in turn brought along Obie Trice, 50 Cent, Stat Quo… Hell, you can read.

UPDATE: Upon further review, I’ve discovered an even more detailed rundown of the origins of rap, with an even more-def family tree. All hail the Three Kings — DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambaataa.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 07/28/2005 07:18:52 PM
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this is the big one!
Yes, I know the new White Stripes album, “Get Behind Me, Satan”, is named after Jesus’ rebuke — “Get thee behind me, Satan” — to the Devil’s offer of everlasting power.

Still, being the pop-culture junkie that I am, I’d like to think Jack and Meg’s more direct inspiration for the title came while they were watching a rerun of “Sanford and Son”, and hearing Aunt Esther invoke the phrase.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 07/28/2005 06:53:50 PM
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how big?
So I haven’t read or heard anything about last weekend’s performances of “Mr. Wooten’s Big Nite!” at Studio@620.

I’d assumed there’d be a review in the paper, since there were a couple of plugs leading up to it. But not a peep. Since there’s only one more set of performances this Friday-Saturday, it wouldn’t make much sense to do a writeup after tomorrow; and since today’s new tbt* doesn’t mention it, I’m guessing nothing’s forthcoming.

Despite piquing my interest, I wasn’t able to see it last week, and I seriously doubt I’ll catch it this go-round (I’ll be out of town on Saturday anyway). If anyone out there’s seen it, or heard anything about it firsthand, comment away and satisfy my curiosity.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 07/28/2005 01:32:47 PM
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