Human beings may not be able to agree on a lot of things, but one thing we should all agree on is that Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley is a song that stands the test of time. Astley tweeted out a reminder that the song turned 30 today, which is kind of insane seeing as that means the song is older than I am. 80’s music will always have a place in my heart & Spotify library, and Never Gonna Give You Up will always be towards the top of the list. May we all be Rick roll’d for millenniums to come.
I’ve been on a gigantic 90s/early 00s R&B kick recently. I don’t think there was a better stretch of time for a genre of music in the history of the world. From the Gregorian monks chanting their dicks off in a cave somewhere far away, all the way up to 2017’s EDM scene, nothing matches R&B songs from my middle school dances. Every slow song was an absolute banger. BANGER. Joe’s ‘I Wanna Know’ has been stuck in my head for a solid week, so I figured i’d infest yours as well.
P.S – 90s and early 00s music videos were fire.
Thomas Schoettle was looking forward to seeing Zac Brown Band, his favorite country act, perform live on July 14. However, a tragic diving accident 17 days before the concert left the Pennsylvania teen paralyzed and unable to attend the show.
On Saturday, Zac Brown surprised his No. 1 fan at Bryn Mawr Rehab Center where Schoetlle continues to recover from his injuries, including a fractured neck and bruised spinal chord.
“Oh my God,” the 17-year-old Glenolden native said as Brown entered his room as seen in videos shared by his mother, Samantha Springfield-Schoettle, on Facebook. “I figured since you couldn’t come to us, we’d come to you,” Brown, 38, joked. – People
Is someone cutting onions around here? This is simply wonderful, and while it might’ve been a minor inconvenience for the ZBB to visit this kid in the hospital, it clearly meant the world to Thomas. I’ve never understood people who have fame, fortune or power and don’t use it for good, but I’m glad to see that Zac Brown and his band are some of the good guys. Kudos to them for this gesture, and hopefully Thomas continues to recover.
Before we begin, let’s all hope Dave Chappelle is hard at work on a new R. Kelly scandal song. I’m thinking ‘I’ll Never Let You Fly (The Hostage Song)’ to the beat of ‘ I Believe I Can Fly.
And now, back to the drama.
It has been a longggggggggggggg while since we heard from R&B singer, R. Kelly, and I think I know why.
Kelly has been pleasantly, or unpleasantly, keeping women in a cult.
Couple of things on my mind here before we continue about Mr Kelly
- I didn’t know that cults provided food, shelter, and clothing. I thought they only provided Kool-Aid
- What’s stopping women from leaving Mr. Kelly if they live in Chicago and Atlanta? It’s not like they are next door neighbors
But, that’s neither here nor there …
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle—Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee— provided details supporting the parents’ worst fears. They said six women live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs, and he controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records. – Vice
First of all, keywords here are RENT, PARENTS, SEXUAL. I’ll explain why.
- Kelly is renting. I guess “I Believe I Can Fly” didn’t make enough royalties to buy a home? Can’t you leave rent agreements freely by calling the police? What ever happened to that idea? “Hi Officer, I’m being detained against my will because I won’t pay the rent, will you come arrest somebody.” Try that.
- Parents normally fear for their children’s lives. Understandable. However, they don’t go to the press – they go to the cops. This is why I believe this is just terrible PR management and R. Kelly is just trying to make a comeback, and his publicist was just like “hey Rob, let’s run with the sex thing, tell your [expletives] they each get 50k.”.
- Let’s see. How about if he’s really being a dick, you can technically bite his tallywacker right off and claim temporary insanity, domestic abuse, and self defense all in one defense and BAM you’ll be that girl, but you’ll be … how do you say it … FREE
The truth is, this R. Kelly mess is just a big made up scam by his publicist in a desperate attempt to free R. Kelly’s soul.
On the other hand, let’s talk about the happy days when you didn’t know R. Kelly liked to perform golden showers and make females hang out with him against their will. Remember little Michael Jordan’s dad saying “And when you’re all done with that … I suppose … youre gonna fly, huh?” and Jordan dunking the ball? Oh the times, they have changed. But now you know where all that Space Jam money went, and obviously it’s not enough for Mr. Kelly because he can’t purchase a damn mansion and store his collective females there.
Oh, Lord, this has been one hell of a day. I need a ZIMA. Google it.
Stay Classy my Nobodies. Until we meet again.
This honestly didn’t shock me. Donald Trump is the leader of the free world, so it’s going to take a little more than Kid Rock running for US Senate to actually shock me. The reason I want to bring this to everyone’s attention is because the Kid Rock for Senate website is a NATIONAL TREASURE. First off, here’s the header image:
I appreciate Kid Rock asking if we’re scared right off the bat, and the answer is yes, I’m petrified that someone like him would wield any true power. Back to the picture. As we talked about on last night’s podcast, this is a picture you could look at for hours and continually find something new to talk about. He’s wearing typical Kid Rock clothes, which consists of a leather shirt/jacket, jeans and some type of terrible hat. I say shirt/jacket because it’s clearly not just a shirt, but it’s also too thin to be a jacket. As you may have already noticed, he’s sitting next to a taxidermy moose.
I was going to try and find some type of symbolism for the moose, but I really just think it’s something he owns that was put there. Under the moose is a picture of George Washington, and above him are old timey looking documents that I’m sure have no relevance whatsoever. He definitely just got those at a yard sale. By far the best part of the picture is the trophy case behind him, clearly showcasing his little league baseball trophies. I don’t know what that has to do with running for senate, but if his slogan turns out to be ‘Make Little League Baseball Great Again’ you know where it all started from.
The current slogans on his site range from ‘In Rock We Trust’ (not bad) to ‘Pimp of the Nation’ (oh God why) and he’s also selling t-shirts, lawn signs, trucker hats and bumper stickers. What I’m saying is you need to go check out his website right now.
During the build to the pay per view and throughout last night’s 3 hour show, I’ve probably heard Great Balls Of Fire 100 times. That is too many times. In the hopes that I never hear it again, I’m sending it off as our latest Music Monday entry. Also, if you thought that the comments section would be normal for a song with ‘balls’ in it, you would be very, very wrong:
John Mayer released his newest album The Search For Everything last month and a few of the singles are slowly making their way to XM Radio. It’s tough to not like John Mayer’s music. That’d be like saying you hate baby animals. It’s better to just kick and smile and enjoy them. Warm weather and John Mayer’s angelic voice are what summer’s are all about.
I’m a huge fan of the Alt Nation station on XM radio, and The 1975 have been dominating those airwaves recently. They announced a new album entitled Music for Cars that will come out in 2018 however I’m more interested in the songs we can listen to now. That includes Loving Someone, one of my favorite songs off their 2016 album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. Don’t ever accuse The 1975 of not putting an absurd amount of thought into their album titles.