We are like the Susan Lucci of the Boston Music Awards. It’s all good.
I woke up and was really feeling the self doubt about my blogging ability.
I mean, we all know Vanyaland was going to win. Michael Marotta was all over the place last night. He was fucking DJing the event, he booked a hotel room there, he was nominated in at least one other category, he actually puts in hourly work in the Boston music scene, and lest we forget to mention the fact that he’s probably slept with half the nominating committee, judges, and 90% of the nominees.
Whatever, we love the kid. Hell I fucking voted for Vanyaland over JTTS.
Anyway – I was feeling really #sadboyz status until I received the following email, forwarded to me by DJ ON&ON from his Mom. Words of encouragement (??).
I’ll repost this email after the jump and respond line by line…
The Chef’s absence from the almost-finished reunion album A Better Tomorrow is the elephant gun in the room. He’s the reason the RZA can’t wrap it up (pause). Much like Marty, Rae’s been out to lunch. Despite shirking on Shaolin, he’s managed to keep up a steady stream of joints to prep for his upcoming record F.I.L.A. Read the rest of this entry »
POSTED BY: Sleezy Trees - December 3rd, 2013 - JTTS Lists
JTTS is a WordPress #based blog. Our back end (pause) is cluttered with poasts that were started and abandoned. WordPress calls them “Drafts”.
Today I was glancing through our “drafts” folder and I realized that there are several hundred poasts in there. Ideas that at one point had the opportunity to be the next “FUCK COMCAST” or even the next “K-I-S-S-I-N-G“.
These long forgotten ideas will remain a mystery to us all.. but I’ve sifted through much of the bullshit to present to you:
By the time you read this, the voting for the BMAs will have just closed.
Somehow JTTS has been nominated the last 4 years for Best Boston Music Blog, despite a barrage of inconsistency, Blog-AIDS, no foreseeable revenue $ from advertisers, waning writing interests…. and the usual drug, alcohol and sex-related problems that continue to destroy the hearts of our bloggers and halt the progress and cohesion of what JTTS could be.
BUT…this Sunday we’re going to cast all that aside when several of us partake in this once a year grand soiree; One that has continued to show us love while “pitting us” against some of the most respectable blogs in the city.
I’m DJing. Bought a hotel for the evening. Plan to wile the fuck out and honor the true spirit of what JTTS should be.
JKLVNIN, ON&ON, DOZ, TOMMEE / TAMMY, ASH, and other various Boston “tastemakers” will be in tow……getting twisted.
POSTED BY: Sleezy Trees - December 2nd, 2013 - Media
Dude made like 1 good movie and it was the one where Jessica Alba was in a bikini the whole time.
I’m more upset that 4 people died in a train derailment on Metro North. Know how many times I had to ride that muhfukka?
Anyway – it’s weird to me that there is a hive mind culture of people that feel the need to immediately put out “RIP [Insert Celebrity]“. We all know they died. You posting RIP does not somehow connect you to their lives. So what if you enjoyed one of their songs/movies/television shows? I get that human life is precious but why hold celebrities to a higher threshold? Do you want to prove you are in mourning? I don’t think in my life I’ve ever posted a “RIP [Insert Celebrity]“. Does that make me a better person? Probably not – but I feel proud for doing so.
I don’t know if I have a point here – but I just think it’s fucking really weird that people are posting up pictures of Tyrese crying at Paul Walker’s crash site like it’s fucking breaking news.
RIP to the two dudes who died in that crash. RIP to some anonymous guy in Indiana who died of a heart attack last night, some still born in Michigan, a grandmother in Alaska, a construction worker in Japan… People die every second and some of those people are entertainers. RIP TO ALL YA’LL! Now let’s keep it moving…
Pretty much all of my frangs worked hard on this book including Marty (that kid that used to blog here) and myself. Please make sure to pick up a copy this Friday.. peep the limited swag it comes with.
Gonna take a break from all this Goblin Metal and get back to some hip hop shit this Saturday night. Our guest is DJ Felli Fel, who’s worked with everyone from Lil Jon to Kanye West.He’ll be rocking the decks along side our buddy DJ Doze, myself and DJ Tommee. CLICK ON THE FLIER BELOW TO RSVP!
I can see myself turning into this guy in 20 years - berating some well-meaning dj just trying to do his own thing as I loudly remind him I once ate ox-tails with Cormega in 1995.
The magic kicks in at 1:30
So what if Mike Napoli was singing “Straight Outta Compton” and not censoring himself? It’s the lyrics to the song. I am not offended by it. I guess maybe because I am not black and I would find it hilarious to hear Mike Napoli doing this…
Quick off the cuff thoughts I’ll more than likely get hated on for: If N.W.A. didn’t want white people to enjoy their music word for word than that makes THEM the racists? Right? Wrong?
Should he be singing the lyrics in public if people are offended by it? Probably not… but should he be allowed to do whatever he wants because he’s Mike Napoli and a World Series Champ and we’re not? I think so…