Think back to the last time you were at a family event and someone pointed a camera at you right at the moment you'd been cornered by a relative you couldn't stand. The discomfort shining through your fake smile and awkward body language is captured forever and stuck in the family photo album for al ... More >>
Lynn Goldsmith, provided by San Francisco Art ExchangeSome poor employee at mobile entertainment company Predicto Mobile was asked to come up with 10 text-friendly Michael Jackson songs to be complete asses/butcher classic lyrics honor the pop star's legacy on the one-year anniversary o ... More >>
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We'll admit there's more than a little schadenfreude going on in this list of the best onstage gaffes of 2009. But why else would Al Gore have invented YouTube if not to feed our obsessive need to see celebrities get taken down a peg? Here with, our favorite of the year's music-related missteps, cau ... More >>
Radio GaGa? No, Lady Gaga Interesting article on Bay Area radio Music Directors in today's Chron. When I say interesting, it's because the information presented runs counter not only to what's currently happening with the commercial radio industry, but is written in such a way to suggest that writer ... More >>
Last weekend passed with plenty of Michael Jackson tributes, from DJs to foodies alike. But this is the first report we've gotten of a full (and by full, we mean 15-piece) band performing the King of Pop's classic hits. On Saturday, July 11, Neverland: A Tribute to the King of Pop! will ... More >>
Michael Jackson R.I.PartyThursday, June 25, 2009Alamo SquareBetter than: Hiding from the cops in the woods on nights when Michael Jackson didn't die.There are times when you really appreciate living in a city--because it means there's an instant crowd willing to gather for any momentous occasion. Li ... More >>
Rudy Rucker Yes, He Is: RU SiriusEccentric oddball and author RU Sirius --best known as onetime Editor of cyberpunk bible Mondo 2000-- has just released a new book, "Everybody Must Get Stoned: Rock Stars on Drugs." Sirius calls the book, which details the drug-induced exploits o ... More >>
Paula AbdulAs people turn away from soap operas in droves, daytime television continues to pull out the dramatic stops in order to keep afloat in the recession. But if Days of Our Lives or All My Children wants a bit of a buzzy boost that a fictional transsexual rock star just cannot provide, the pr ... More >>
(This fan-created photo graces the pages of Bobby Brown's unauthorized biography, and is apparently a true statement) Warning: This post contains spoilers of Bobby Brown: The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But . . . , the "un(authorized)? biography" by Derrick Handspike (Down South Books). Tu ... More >>
EKAphotography copyright 2007. all rights reservedOur shoulder-brushin', fist-bumpin' POTUS in Oakland, 2007 For a long time, hip hop debates have tended toward the tawdry and tabloidesque--i.e., Is Kanye Gay?; Is Alicia Keys creepin' with Swizz Beats?; Joe Budden vs. Saigon, T.I. vs. Mysonne, Cha ... More >>
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