The Passion of the Weiss

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Tryin To Survive, Los Angeles Times

Ah, the days when Xzibit was a great rapper, rather than a great pro ride Pimper. Nine years back when he dropped the above album and the song "Los Angeles Times." A song being played on repeat, as I got a story in the LA Times this morning (one that didn't involve the words "blogger indicted on securities fraud"). Specifically, a mini-feature on El-P in the print edition of Kevin Bronson's Weekly Buzz Bands Column. You can check it out here.

Having grown up in Los Angeles reading the Times daily, to get published in the hometown paper is pretty rad. Almost as rad as this Rad. As Duke, once put it: in most major cities you read the alternative weekly for good local music coverage. In LA, its the other way around, mainly due to Bronson's Buzz Bands Column (now with blog).

MP3: Xzibit-"Los Angeles Times"

Around The Blogosphere:

The Rawking Refuses To Stop Posts A Complete List of Elliot Smith Beatles Covers.

Dodge has an outstanding jealousy-inducing photo recap of SXSW

Floodwatch interviews Sea and Cake

Hidden Track Unveils a new column: I Love Bad Music. Topic 1: Michael McDonald.

Straight Bangin Says Black Milk's Popular Demand is the best rap album of the year.

Scott Sterling's been putting in work at Read Mezzanine. And he actually made it to Amy Winehouse this week.

Another new music blog I've been enjoying is Galactic Mystery Solvers out of Britain. Basically, anyone who makes Jibbs jokes is a friend of mine.

Another (sorta) eulogy of Jurassic 5, over at Just Sayin, involving record shopping with a very mopey Cut Chemist.


At 7:57 PM, Anonymous zuusoot (word verification) said...

mom and i saw the article this morning.. thats soo cool!!! congrats

At 8:07 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Props for the LA Times byline - nice one. I'm buying you a drink at El-P on Monday in honor.

Thanks for the linkage - much obliged. You inspired me to finally cobble together a review of the Amy Winehouse show. Just promise not to smack her too hard when you see her at Coachella!


At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Chris said...

I know this may be an entirely inappropriate place to post this but I read your review of EL-P's new album at Stylus and I have to tell you it was well done. I was already very excited to get it and listen to it but after reading your review the anticipation is killing me. Keep up the good work.

At 1:27 AM, Blogger Nate said...

You mean you're not just a rec league basketball MVP? But seriously, congrats on the Times article. There's more great stuff ahead for you in the future.

At 2:48 AM, Anonymous dudeAsInCool said...

Congrats on the the Times spotlight - POW is moving on up!

At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Cashew said...

Congratulations. A century of history you've just gotten into bed with.

At 8:48 AM, Blogger Ass Hat said...

thanks for the link! game recognise game, and so forth.

nice one on the la times. i'll be interested to hear what the live show is like.

shame about xzibit, i've always thought.


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