music quick hits

1) sum 41 and ludacris are planning a mashup album, similar to the one that jay-z and linkin park did. which only furthers the cooptation of an emergent cultural phenomenon. while jay-z's and linkin park's record was really not all that bad, it is a far cry from some of the better mashups out there like dangermouse's grey album. it'll be interesting to see how the sum 41 and ludacris album turns out if it ends up being made. i'm actually fans of both acts, and have hope that their's enough real creative motivation to make this a little better than linkin-z's collaboration, but make no mistake kiddos, these a-holes are probably doing it for the cash.

2) bono (and the rest of U2...along with the pretenders, buddy guy, percy sledge, and the o'jays) are getting enshrined into the rock and roll hall of fame tonight. the weird thing is that instead of being at the actual rock and roll hall of fame in cleveland, they're doing it at the waldorf astoria in nyc. it just goes to show you that, in fact, cleveland does not rock.

the poor man's r. williams.

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