Monday, June 18, 2007

The Beat-Down: Random Thoughts To Open the Week

Random thoughts and observations for this week:

- If you see Pac-Man Jones at a strip club, by all means, just leave. It's more likely to be raining bullets than dollar bills when he's in the building.

- Battle of the Bay: April headline in the SJ Mercury News: Hyphy is Dead. SF Chronicle headline last week: Hyphy Not Dead, Just Reloading. In the meantime, Keak Da Sneak remains unsigned. Somebody help.

- Obligatory Sopranos reference: The Journey song "Don't Stop Believing," played at the end of the series finale, has recieved a 400 percent download bump on iTunes. Butt rockers rejoice!

- On the local front, Rock Wars are coming up at Lava Lounge in Monterey. Wasted Noise will defend it's title against all comers. For more information, visit the Lava Lounge MySpace page,

- Other local news: This weekend, Gunslinger at the Lava Lounge (Thursday night) and Robbie Rasta and the Love Militia at Monterey Live (Friday night).

- It's not too soon to get your tickets to the West Coast Regional Poetry Slam, July 21-22 at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. For more info, visit the Web site

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