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Aug.
18th

Weekly Weigh-In (How gangsta is Ice Cube really?)

Allow me to re-create an exchange I had this afternoon with lifestyle editor Sue Kidd. Topic: Ice Cube’s upcoming appearance at Showbox at the Market.


Sue: [Eyes light up] Oh, I saw him back in the ’90s with Body Count!


Me: Uh, no you didn’t. That would be Ice T. We’re talking about Ice Cube.


Sue: [Confused] Whaaaat? He used to rap? [Laughs] Oh, I guess he did.


By now there’s a whole generation that knows Cube more for his roles in the "Barber Shop" and those "Are We There … ?" flicks

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Aug.
15th

Videos of the Week (Radiohead rarities)

In today’s column about Radiohead I mentioned “Bangers and Mash” as the rarity you’re most likely to hear during the band’s stop at White River Amphitheatre news Wednesday, that based on set lists I’ve seen posted on fan site AtEaseWeb.com. And that got me to thinking about my wish list. So here are a few of the non-album tracks I’m hoping might make an appearance, too.


Here’s a clip of “Bangers,” featuring Thom Yorke on drums and vocals.



The band played this one last time they were in

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Aug.
11th

Weekly Weigh-In (So who are you most excited to see at Bumbershoot?)

Over the weekend a friend of mine was asking me who I was most excited to see at Bumbershoot 2008. First I thought, "@#%@! It’s less than three weeks away." And then I answered Beck. The new album is amazing, and he always comes up with some fun gimmicks for the live show. Were those puppets at Sasquatch a couple of years ago a hoot or what?


Anyway, enough of what I think. Who are you excited about seeing on the main stage this year? Weigh in here.


P.S. You can see who’s playing all the

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Aug.
11th

Weekly Weigh-In results (It’s Jill Sobule by split decision)

Here are the results of last week’s Weekly Weigh-In survey, regarding who has the better “I Kissed a Girl” song:



43% said, “Jill Sobule’s version rules all over Katy Perry’s.”


29% said, “@#%@% that! Katy Perry’s version rules all over Jill Sobule’s.”


%14 percent said, “Eh, I like ‘em about the same.”


%14 percent said, “Are you kidding? I hate both songs.”



And no one was confused by the fact that the lusty Katy Perry started out as a wholesome Christian pop star. Maybe that’s because she didn’t record

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Aug.
3rd

Weekly Weigh-In (Yeah, but who kissed a girl better?)

I’ve posted plenty of surveys on Bring the Noise. But today, I’m launching a regular feature to let you weigh in on some of the most important issues in pop music. Like Katy Perry, who will perform her smash hit “I Kissed a Girl” this weekend when Warped Tour stops at the Gorge.



But, like, wait a minute. Didn’t somebody already have a hit about the virtues of same-sex lip locks? Hmmm. Who was that? Oh yeah! Jill Sobule, way back in nineteen and ninety-five.


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