The SuperVillain

By Kevin Gordon My first exposure to MF DOOM was a similar experience to many of his fans, I’m sure.  Madvillainy was brought to my attention as a classic hip-hop album of the 2000’s; featuring outrageously precise rhyme schemes, sample-heavy production by a genius in their own right, Madlib, and a mysterious gravelly voice withContinue reading “The SuperVillain”

2020 Lakers, Game 3/4

Lakers Games 3 & 4, Timberwolves/Trail Blazers The Fast Break:  The Lakeshow faced their first back-to-back of the ‘rona shortened season this week, trampling the Timberwolves 127-91 and losing a tight matchup to the achilles heel of the Lakers the past few seasons, the Blazers 107-115. Since we are covering two games in this breakdownContinue reading “2020 Lakers, Game 3/4”

2020 Lakers, Game 2

Lakers vs. Mavericks G2 12/25/20 The Fast Break: Like the moody mall Santa from A Christmas Story pushing Ralphie down the slide, the Lakers gave a powerful stomp of the ol’ boot to the Mavericks, rejecting any notion of Luka and Co. getting an NBA Christmas present victory (or Red Ryder BB Gun), 138-115. AnthonyContinue reading “2020 Lakers, Game 2”

2020 Lakers, Game 1

Kevin- I tried my hand at writing a Lakers game recap from this Tuesday’s NBA kickoff! I intend to write one after each Lakeshow contest throughout the season, so stay tuned for memey NBA takes from a memey NBA fan. Clippers at Lakers 12/23/20 G1 The Fast Break:  The joy of the Lakers’ ring nightContinue reading “2020 Lakers, Game 1”

Culture Blender’s 15 Best Albums of 2020

2020 was…a year. It’ll be remembered for some historic ups and downs (mostly downs), but amongst it all there was music for us to cling to. Music that made our hearts sing. Music that gave us hope. Music that grounded us despite the state of our world, and music that addressed it. Music that – we’llContinue reading “Culture Blender’s 15 Best Albums of 2020”

Why Do Weezer Fans Hate Weezer?

Tortured insights about the plight of the Weezer fan. Written by Colby Jordan. Weezer is one of those unique bands everyone knows of for some reason or another. Whether it be for their cover of “Africa” by Toto or their insanely popular songs such as “Beverly Hills” or “Island in the Sun”, they’ve been aContinue reading “Why Do Weezer Fans Hate Weezer?”

The RS 500 Shitlist

Recently Rolling Stone magazine revamped their famous 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time list, with the addition of 154 albums not previously featured in past versions of the list. With a continually expanding musical cannon, it’s always exciting to see a more diverse crop of newer and deserving entries placed in the discussion of the greatestContinue reading “The RS 500 Shitlist”

Cannabis Cuts Vol. 7 – Road Trip!

Welcome back to the much belated installment of our sporadically released Cannabis Cuts commentated playlist, a tribute and appreciation of the symbiotic relationship between music and Mary Jane. A few weeks back, we had the opportunity to go on a six hour road trip to the Sierra National Forest with a few friends and weContinue reading “Cannabis Cuts Vol. 7 – Road Trip!”

Cannabis Cuts Vol. 6 – Your Parents’ Alternative

Welcome to the sixth installment of our (usually) bi-weekly Cannabis Cuts commentated playlist, a tribute and appreciation of the symbiotic relationship between music and Mary Jane. This week we’re taking a look at some of our favorite new wave, post-punk, and synth-pop recordings from the late 1970s and 1980s, an era that’s influence permeates soContinue reading “Cannabis Cuts Vol. 6 – Your Parents’ Alternative”

Cannabis Cuts Vol. 5 – Kevin Goes Shoegazing

Welcome to the fifth installment of our (usually) bi-weekly Cannabis Cuts commentated playlist, a tribute and appreciation of the symbiotic relationship between music and Mary Jane. We’re back with an eclectic platter of chestnuts and epics bound to enrich your ears and your life: “Maggot Brain,” Maggot Brain, Funkadelic (1971) MC: We’re coming out swingingContinue reading “Cannabis Cuts Vol. 5 – Kevin Goes Shoegazing”