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Krampus

Posted by Eric Brightwell, December 5, 2008 10:07am | Post a Comment
Last year I posted an entry about St. Nicholas and the rather unsavory company he keeps. Child murderers, demons and hags (oh my). Well, the Krampus proved very popular, earning me another nickname that has stuck around throughout the year.

The Krampus is a demon that, with the approval of kindly St. Nick, terrorizes bad children and apparently lusts after the ladies. His chief implements of torture seem to be a switch and a tongue which would embarass Gene Simmons. This is designed to frighten children into behaving well. Germanic peoples have always understood that the best way to rear children is by keeping them terrified of the consequences of bad behavior. My mother used to get on the phone to call "The Nanny," a character who rammed food down the throats of ungrateful children with her thorny stick. I credit my continued membership in the Clean Plate Club to these threats.

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If you've never read Der Struwwelpeter then you don't know what you're missing. It's a childrens book which uses stories and wonderful illustrations to suggest that misbehavior is likely to end in disaster and even death. It's a wonderful tool.

So, enjoy these Krampuses, have a happy St. Nicholas Day and behave or die!

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First Krampus scours the globe. With many means of travel available, hiding is futile.

AMOEBA MUSIC WEEKLY HIP-HOP ROUND UP 12:05:08

Posted by Billyjam, December 5, 2008 08:09am | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music San Francisco Hip-Hop Top Five: 12-05-08

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1) E40 The Ball Street Journal (Sic Wid It/Warner)

2) San Quinn From A Boy To A Man (SMC/Fontana)

3) Bored Stiff The Sad Truth (SolidarityRecords)

4) Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak (Roc-A-Fella Records)

5) Ludacris Theater of the Mind (Disturbing tha Peace/Def Jam)

Thanks to Luis at the San Francisco Amoeba Music store for this week's Hip-Hop Top Five chart. Three of these five best sellers are homegrown Bay Area rap talent, including E40's anticipated The Ball Street Journal which, according to Luis, has been "selling well since it was bored stiff the sad truthreleased last Tuesday." The other two Bay Area new chart entries are from longtime San Francisco hip-hop acts: the Fillmore's San Quinn, whose latest From A Boy To A Man is selling especially well at the SF Amoeba, and Bored Stiff, whose The Sad Truth features many guests joining the multi-member crew including The Grouch and The Jacka of the Mob Figaz. Check the video interview below with Bored Stiff to learn more about this slept-on longtime local act. 

Regarding the other two new chart entries Luis says he is feeling one more than the other although, he stressed, each are "good in their own right." What does he think of Kanye West's new album 808s & Heartbreak which many, myself included, have been disappointed in? "Yes, it is hard to listen to as a whole, but if you play certain tracks individually you can see why many people are liking it and buying it. It ludacris theater of the minddeserves checking out," insisted Luis. And to his credit Kanye West deserves praise for always trying something new, as well as always sticking to his beliefs. Even if I am not always a fan of the man's music I will forever give him props for his brave outspoken post Hurricane Katrina "George Bush doesn't care about black people" statement.

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Paul Benedict (Jeffersons/Spinal Tap) R.I.P.

Posted by Billyjam, December 5, 2008 08:08am | Post a Comment
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As reported in the Obitiuaries section of this morning's LA Times, the actor Paul Benedict was found dead at his home on Martha's Vineyard. Benedict was best known to most as the actor who played the eccentric English neighbor Harry Bentley on the televiison sitcom The Jeffersons but he was also known for his small role in the movie This Is Spinal Tap as the "twisted old fruit" hotel desk clerk. See clip below. 

Unlike the neighbor character he played in the TV series, the actor  was not English. Benedict was 70 years of age. The cause of his death is still under investigation according to his brother, reports the LA Times.

M/R/X is back

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, December 4, 2008 10:35pm | Post a Comment

                        
                         M/R/X is happening this Saturday nite...Mark Lane will be performing...
                         Veronica from East Village Radio & Minimal Wave Records will be DJing...
                        


out this week 11/18 & 11/24...beyonce...the killers...belle & sebastian...

Posted by Brad Schelden, December 4, 2008 10:33pm | Post a Comment
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I don't really know what happened to November, but all of a sudden I woke up and it was Thanksgiving and now it is December. I sincerely apologize for not updating this blog in the last couple of weeks. I had that cold that everyone seemed to get and there really has not been a whole lot out in the last few weeks of November. So I am combining a couple of street dates of new releases here. Way back on 11/18 we had that big R & B album that I know you were waiting for by Beyonce. Well, I know I was waiting for it. Destiny's Child and Beyonce have always been one of my guilty pleasures that I don't really feel that guilty about. Ibeyonce still don't think

that solo Beyonce has topped the brilliance that was Destiny's Child, but she has put out some good songs over the years. It really was the Saturday Night Live skit a couple of weeks ago that made me fall in love with the new album. They spoofed a video shoot for the single "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)." The new album is called I Am..Sasha Fierce. She made the album a double album even though it really is the length of a normal album. She just wanted one side of the CD the be the slow ballady album and the other the dancey Beyonce album. It is her idea of a concept album. Most people probably like to go out dancing to Beyonce or maybe drive around in their car. I just really like to do the dishes and fold the laundry to Beyonce. It works for me.



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