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AMOEBLOG PREDICTIONS FOR 2008, PART TWO

Posted by Billyjam, December 30, 2007 04:35pm | Post a Comment
DOMINATRIX HILLARY CRACKS THE WHIP TO WARM LEATHERETTE

I predict Clinton will win the presidency and immediately win a hefty boob job. She'll then dye her hair red and sport a hip cyber-dominatrix uniform while cracking a whip madly. Bill is on all fours on a leash in a pink muzzle by her side cranking Warm Leatherette by Grace Jones from a giant 80's boombox on his back at her second State Of The Union Address.

- Tim Ranow (Amoeba Music Hollywood )

USC, LAKERS, AND GOOGLE ALL GOOD BETS FOR 2008:

USC win Rose Bowl: In addition to being the Pac-10 champions, USC will beat Illinois in the Rose Bowl on New Year's day.
 
Google Shares cross $800: In 2007 Google's stock was as low as $437 per share and as high as $747 per share. 2008 will see Google's stock soaring past $800. Don't sleep on the big G.

Lakers in '08: Bold prediction -- the Lakers will be the Western Conference champions only to lose in the NBA Finals. Can't say who they will lose to.
                                                                                
  - Rameen Mansour, Amoeba.Com Web Office

GRAFFITI WILL CONTINUE TO FLOURISH IN 2008:


Despite monumental opposition, graffiti art will continue to flourish, grow in unexpected directions and continue to push the boundaries of contemporary art farther than anyone could imagine.
 
Jim & Karla Murray (photo-journalist authors of such graffiti books as Burning New York  and Broken Windows on Gingko Press)


L A  MAYOR FACES BAD YEAR + INDIE LABELS FACE GOOD YEAR:

Due to the continued ineptitude of the major labels, a few real big major label acts will sell their music as a download ala Radiohead, bypassing the major label completely. Some will follow but most will find themselves with strong indie labels that can offer a higher royalty rate and better in-house services. Strong independent labels such as Stones Throw, Nacional and Epitaph/Anti will have more former major label artists coming to them then they can handle.
 
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa will have to answer to his continued New Yorkrification of Los Angeles. Big problems he’ll have to face in 2008 will be increasing homelessness, general strikes and affordable housing. To top it off, whatever back alley deal he has made with L.A. gangs will come back to bite him in the ass.
 
The Democrats will take over this year. Despite the general hatred of those flip-flopping, ambiguous Dems, we will all give a collective sigh when they defeat the Republicans.
 
Kobe Bryant will still leave Los Angeles, despite having a great team of newcomers that will get them deep into the playoffs. L.A. will say, "good riddance."
 
Reggae En Espanol will make its first really big commercial push, taking some of Reggaeton fire. Cumbia will become popular with the with non-latino audience, as reggae, electronica and hip-hop artists will make Cumbia remixes of their popular songs. Also we will see more reissues of hard to find Cumbia songs.

 - Gomez Comes Alive!, "Los Angeles Me" Hollywood Amoeblogger

                                                       

Thank you for reading and be sure to check back tomorrow on the Amoeblog for Part Three in this Predictions for 2008 series. Jason Chavez (aka 4AM) and Whitmore will be the featured predictors. And meantime, feel free to post your 2008 predictions in the comments box below. Thanks!

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