29 August 2008

College Football has Begun

I have nothing more to say until Tuesday. (h/t: EDSBS)

28 August 2008

Wolf Blitzer is Secretly a Rock God

Wolf Blitzer (aka, "The Beard") loves him some music. He keeps commenting on the good music, and Anderson Cooper called him out tonight and let everyone know that The Beard used to rock it on the keyboards. Really. Apparently, The Beard wears that well-groomed face-mane in order to hide his earlier identity as Harold Faltermeyer, the keyboardist par exellence who performed "Axel F"--known to most people as the Beverly Hills Cop song.

I don't know why. John Roberts can morph from a vee-jay named J.D. Roberts into the host of CNN's American Morning.
It's amazing what 20 years and a haircut can do.
So why won't The Beard admit that he was and is a keyboard savant? Is he afraid of being associated with Beverly Hills Cop and that if he finds The Beard, Eddie Murphy will ask him for money? Or perhaps The Beard was somehow responsible for Eddie Murphy's "hit" single? Whatever it is, I think Cooper is investigating or blackmailing and The Beard really doesn't want people to know about it.

Peter Fonda Makes me Sad

I just saw a commercial for some TimeLife series of 60s psychedelic rock, and I'll be damned if they didn't trot an over-the-hill Peter Fonda out in his little Easy Rider leather jacket and shades to shill for this collection. That's a damn shame. It's on the level of using Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" on Guitar Hero II. Or Bob Dylan shilling for GAP.

I want to ask if this is what we've been reduced to, but I think I know the answer. It probably has something to do with Foucault, or Zizek, or Althusser, but that doesn't make it any less depressing for Fonda, Dylan, or...Courtney Love or Dave Grohl. Not sure who would control Nirvana songs, but he or she should be ashamed.