identity theft?


“That party last night was awfully crazy I wish we taped it

I danced my ass off and had this one girl completely naked
Drink my beer and smoke my weed but my good friends is all I need
Pass out at 3, wake up at 10, go out to eat then do it again
Man, I love college”


So…when Eminem woke up one fine morning and turns on the tube, I wonder what his reaction was when he saw Asher Roth completely aping his rhyme style and The Slim Shady LP-era irreverence. Did he give himself a facepalm? Did he place a call to Jimmy Iovine or Dr. Dre firing off a slew of expletives with the words “copyright infringement” buried somewhere in the maelstrom of frustration? It’s these things that make you go….hmmm. What sucks for Em is pretty funny for the rest of us. I really tried to resist featuring  Asher as I figured everyone else would so what would be the point but it must be said that the song is pretty hilarious and for those of us who went away to school, you can chuckle to yourself as you think back to some fond or maybe not so fond memories of dorm life. 

I mean, you have to give a guy credit who’s able to namedrop Allen Iverson and Hakeem Olajuwon while boasting about his beer-pong proficiency.  His debut record Asleep In The Bread Aisle is out now and I’m sure it will sell among the multitudes of mallrats, thug-lites, and Eminem wannabes who finally realised they’re just not hard enough and will settle for the next best thing but right now I admit it’s a bit of a guilty pleasure. So enjoy this temporary lapse in judgment while it lasts, kids.

By the way, how funny is it that Amazon has Asher Roth and Eminem together as a bundle option? These things make me chuckle.

the enemy, for the people…


“The morning after the revolution

PC 1525 tells me there’s no real solution.
Bruised ribs and a ripped up jacket, money all in the road.
Some man with a big fat mouth screaming while I’m on my way home!”


Psst! Hey you! C’mere! Have you heard? The Jam reformed!  Yeah. That Jam. Paul Weller. Bruce Foxton. Rick Buckler. The thing is they look a lot younger and they come from Coventry instead of Woking but the fire and brimstone is present in full abundance. The angst is there. The incisive lyrical content and anger at the state of an England that’s turned on its back on an increasingly agitated youth contingent. In all seriousness, I think Paul Weller would be awfully proud when he turns on BBC Radio One and hears the new single by the Enemy. Fresh off the blistering debut record We’ll Live And Die In These Towns, the trio return with their sophomore release Music For The People just released in the UK yesterday.  The debut was a personal favourite of mine when it was released in 2007 as it simply hit me like a ton of bricks over my head. It really was a breath of fresh air with songs Away From Here and the title track to name a couple.

Above we’ve got the leadoff single No Time For Tears displaying a louder, rawer and more abrasive sound than before showing a bit of growth and a growing swagger for a band that wasn’t lacking in the latter if you read the press clippings from the NME. Here’s hoping the record storms the charts and finds its way Stateside a lot sooner than it took for the debut to.