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by Christopher Grant Harris

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Police Myself” by Open Mike Eagle & MF Doom

Is Oh-Em-Eee Em-Eff-Doomed by the Tiny Cop in his head…?

Is Oh-Em-Eee Em-Eff-Doomed by the Tiny Cop in his head…?

Back again with yet another new song and amazing video from his Comedy Central show The New Negroes is your friend and mine, Open Mike Eagle. “Police Myself” is a rather biting song about the necessity of self-censorship in the face of racial bias with a denouement that made me say, “Ouch” aloud. It also has some hilarious visuals with Mike as a tiny cop speeding around town in a tiny cop car with an enormous (to him) blunt.

It’s interesting how this song fits thematically with the previous New Negroes music video release, “Unfiltered” (that I featured a couple of weeks ago, so go listen to that as well if you haven’t). It’s also great seeing Mike swinging for the fences with some of the biggest and best names in hip-hop! Em-effing MF Doom!

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Movie Review: Captain Marvel (2019)

Movie Review: Captain Marvel

I feel merely Marvelous…

Captain Marvel (2019): ★★★

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

“Hey, this is fun!”

That seems to be the overriding sentiment throughout Cap’m Marvel. Everybody in the film seems to be having fun. And not just the actors (though that does seem to be the case, too), but the characters. Brie Larson as our amnesiac heroine (who is called “Vers” for most of the movie) is witty and quick with a quip, and seems to have a wry smile curling the corner of her mouth throughout most of the movie. Sam Jackson’s Nick Fury is just a bit more exasperated at times with all this alien business, but he seems pretty darned excited by it all, too. More… »

Categories: Movie Reviews, Reviews.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Baby I’m Sorry” by Prom Queen & Google

Baby I'm Sorry by Prom Queen & Google

Baby I’m so…

Nothing quite like using Google search’s autocomplete to write song lyrics with Prom Queen (AKA Celene “Leeni” Ramadan) and her signature breathy vocals.

Too bad she didn’t work in Kidz Bop!

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Unfiltered” by Open Mike Eagle & Danny Brown

Open Mike Eagle & Danny Brown: Unfiltered

Danny got filtered through Mikes mouf…

Hey, howcome Mike Eagle is the Wednesday Listening Pleasure two weeks in a row? Well, son, it’s because he just keeps on a-puttin’ out musics!

This time it’s the debut clip from his upcoming (premieres this Friday, April 19th!) Comedy Central series, The New Negroes, in which the expressive Danny Brown lives inside of the repressed Mike Eagle and spouts the things Mike only wishes he could say. It’s very funny. You can take a look/listen here!

Short and hilarious. Good work, fellas!

Be sure to watch The New Negroes when it premieres on Comedy Central this Friday!

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Warren Dunes Album Release: Part Two!

Warren Dunes

Oh, there’s more…

Hey, remember how Warren Dunes had an album release party back towards the beginning of April? Well, it turns out they’re not done yet, because they’re having another album release party this Thursday night (April 18th).

This one is at the venerable Sonic Boom Records in Seattle. Says the members of Warren Dunes:

We are so excited to celebrate our release of ‘Welcome to Warren Dunes’ at one of our favorite record stores in Seattle! This is a dream come true for us, and we hope you can make it.

It is free, and all ages! CDs will be available at the store!

Sonic Boom Records Seattle

A very sonic boom to you, too…

Details:
Warren Dunes Sonic Boom In-Store
Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 PM
@ Sonic Boom Records
2209 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107 (map)
Free! All-Ages!

Even though this is a school night, we’re seriously considering going. SO CAN YOU!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Seattle.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Every Single Thing” by Open Mike Eagle

Open Mike Eagle: Every Single Thing

What’s in your box of meaning…?

Open Mike Eagle recently released a new video for the song “Every Single Thing” off of his EP What Happens When I Try to Relax (another EP!). In it, a man played by Tracy Kernell gathers and burns a “box of meaning” over another stunning, clever, angry, and beautifully lyrical Open Mike Eagle song.

Seriously, how can Mike keep on putting out music that’s so good?

Don’t forget that Mike’s Comedy Central Show, The New Negroes, premieres on April 19th! Also he has a webseries currently running called Live from WZRD. Also he’s pretty much completely awexome.

Open Mike Eagle Burns Shovel Knight

Not Shovel Knight. NOT SHOVEL KNIGHT! IT SHOULD’VE BEEN ME!!

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Warren Dunes Animated

The band, not the state park…

The band, not the state park…

On Saturday I went to the Seattle to go to the album release show for Warren Dunes. As is my fashion, I made some animated .gifs of the festivities:

o yes

o yes

Warren Dunes Animated GIF

Has Sonics Guy seen any photos from this event…?

I also snagged the album! It turns out it’s only a 6-song EP, not a full-length album. What’s the deal with my friends only putting out EPs recently? See Exhibits A, B, C, and now D (this EP that I’m talking about now).

Anyway, it’s pretty great to get these songs in my own grubby mitts after what seems like such a long time. Strangely, it looks like they haven’t actually released this album anywhere online yet(!?). I got it directly from Julia Massey’s hands. But here’s what it looks like:

Welcome to zombo.com. I mean Warren Dunes.

Welcome to zombo.com. I mean Warren Dunes.

Hopefully you’ll be able to listen to it soon, too!

Categories: Animated .GIFs, Concerts/Shows, Music, My Famous Friends, Seattle.