December 2006


UPDATE 1/3/07: Guessing closed… You guys got ’em all!!! Way to go!!

The Rules (in case you want to do it too!)
Step 1: Put your MP3/iTunes on random.
Step 2: Post lyrics from the first 20 songs that play.
Step 3: Post it on your blog & let everyone guess what song & artist the lyrics are from.
Step 4: When a song is guessed correctly, strike out the lyrics & post the title in bold.
Step 5: Looking the lyrics up on Google (or any other search engine) is cheating!!
So, if you know the song – leave your guess in a comment. If you’re right, I’ll post your name (or link). Enjoy!

The Songs

1. “I know you seen me on the video true I know you heard me on the radio true but you still don’t pay me no attention listenin to what your girlfriends mention he’s a slut he’s a ho he’s a freak got a different girl every day of the week it’s cool, not tryin to put a rush on you I had to let you know that I got a crush on you ay-yo shorty, won’t you go get a bag of the lethal I’ll be undressed in the bra all see through while you count your jewels thinkin I’ma cheat you the only one thing I wanna do is freak you keep your stone sets I got my own baguettes & I’ll be doin things that you won’t regretCrush On You (Remix) – Lil’ Kim & Lil’ Cease ***CrystalG

2. “I near a wind whistling air whispering in my ear boy mercury shootin’ through every degree oo girl dancin’ down those dirty & dusty trails take it hip to hip rocket through the wilderness around the world the trip begins with a kiss roam if you want to roam around the world roam if you want to without wings without wheels roam if you want to without anything but the love we feelRoam – The B-52’s ***ShannonH

3. “maybe I’m brainless maybe I’m wise but you’ve got me seeing through different eyes somehow I’ve fallen under your spell & somehow I’m feeling it’s up that I fell every moment as long as you’re mine I’ll wake up my body & make up for lost time say there’s no future for us as a pairAs Long As You’re Mine – Wicked OBCR ***Phillip

4. “hey yo I’m still not a playa but you still a hater elevator to the top hah see you later I’m gone penthouse suite penthouse freaks in house beach French countesse 10 thou piece rent-out lease with a option to buy coppin a 5-0 benz for when I’m not far up in the sky puffin the lye from my twinzito up in the benzito with my kiko from Queens nicknamed perico we go back like PAs and wearin pjs now we reach the peakage runnin trains for 3 days who wanna ride it wont cost you a dolla whether soft or harder of course you still gonna holla my my I’m big huh I rip my dick through your hooters I’m sick you couldnt measure my dick with six rulers hold up chula I’m all about gettin loot but I knock that boot if you out to get hoofStill Not A Playa – Big Pun & Joe ***CrystalG & Saul

5. “and when she walks she walks with passion when she talks she talks like she can handle it when she asks for something boy she means it even if you never ever seen it everybody get your necks to crack around all you crazy people come on jump around you doing anything to keep her by your side because she said she love you love you long time maneater make you work hard make you spend hard make you want all of her love she’s a maneater make you buy cars make you cut cords make you fall real hard in loveManeater – Nelly Furtado ***ShannonH

6. “I hitched a ride with a vending machine repair man he says hes been down this road more than twice he was high on intellectualism I’ve never been there but the brochure looks nice jump in lets go lay back enjoy the show everybody gets high everybody gets low these are the days when anything goes everyday is a winding road I get a little bit closer everyday is a faded sign I get a little bit closer to feeling fine he’s got a daughter he calls easter she was born on a tuesday night I’m just wondering why I feel so all alone why Im a stranger in my own lifeEveryday Is A Winding Road – Sheryl Crow ***Phillip

7. “there are worse things I could do than go with a boy or 2 even though the neighborhood thinks I’m trashy & no good I suppose it could be true but there are worse things I could do I could flirt with all the guys smile at them & bat my eyes press against them when we dance make them think they stand a chance & then refuse to see it through that’s the thing I’d never do I can stay home every night wait around for Mr. RightThere Are Worse Things I Could Do (Grease cover) – Sophie Ellis-Bextor ***Phillip

8. “you don’t where you belong you should be more careful as you follow blindly along you just need to belong somehow relying on rhetoric not well versed on topics any idea what youre talking about revisions of history fair well in some company but dont shove that bullshit down my throat you don’t know where you belong you should be more careful as you follow blindly along to find something to swear to till you don’t know whats right from wrong you just need to belong somehowYou Don’t Know – Cyndi Lauper ***SHannonH

9. “thought that I was going crazy just having one those days yeah didnt know what to do then there was you & everything went from wrong to right & the stars came out and filled up the sky & the music you were playing really blew my mind it was love at first sight cause baby when I heard you for the first time I knew we were meant to be as one was tired of running out of luck thinking bout giving up yeah didnt know what to do then there was youLove At First Sight – Kylie Minogue ***Saul

10. “when you call my name its like a little prayer I’m down on my knees I wanna take you there in the midnight hour I can feel your power just like a prayer you know I’ll take you there I hear your voice, its like an angel sighing I have no choice, I hear your voice feels like flying I close my eyes oh God I think Im falling out of the sky, I close my eyes heaven help meLike A Prayer – Madonna ***Phillip

No seriously!
Not to be bested by the crummy likes of Britney, Beyonce, or Barbie; Kylie released 2 fashion dolls in her likeness 2 years ago. They came in 2 outfits.
One in the likeness of her “Silvanemesis” costume from her famed Fever tour.
The other in a mock-up of the flashy D&G outfit designed for her appearance on the World Music Awards.
These classy and kitschy dolls are not to be confused with the Kylie doll for lonely men.
Kylie’s furhter adventures in Doll world can be investigated here.
I already received them both for Christmas last year, thanks to my BFF. But more are always welcome! So I can make new outfits for them, becauseI’m gay like that!

And this week we return to the old standbys – the Great Lakes Avengers (Defenders/X-Men/Champions) – and more specifically, they’re second in command.


Now generally, I defend gay characters in comics. However, this tool is beyond help. It’s never a good way to start a character off to have them be a direct copy of another character. Usually the chracter their based off of has a much stronger history and fan base. Like Mr. Fantastic, a genius with a hot wife, who leads the Fantastic Four, the original superteam. From him we get, Flatman, a mary with a foot fetish, who is the second in command for a team of super-dorks, based in the Great Lakes. And his powers are just like Mr. Fantastic, except he’s… FLAT. So he can stretch and bend just like Mr. Fantastic. He can even turn invisible by turning sideways. Just like Nicole Ritchie & the Olsen twins.

But to give him a tragic flaw, like being a lame charcter wasn’t enough, Flatman is stuck in his 2 dimensional state. Never to know a proper man’s touch, and always in fear of a strong gust of wind. I say we put him in a paper shredder, and use the shreds to line the bottom of Squirrel Girl’s cage. Oy!

Light week this week… shame tho.. cuz now I’m a man of leisure and have plenty of time to read…


New X-Men #33 – So Wither is now seduced by the Black Queen, and we’re onto a new storyline about the new enemy being introduced in X-23’s new mini-series. I would also like to congratulate the creators on dedicating the bulk of last issue to all the recently deceased characters of the past storylines. If they’re going to kill off a bunch of characters, I’m glad they gave them a memorial service.
Ultimate X-Men #76 – So Ultimate Cable is Wolverine from the future… Bravo, Kirkman… you are truly inspired!
X-23: Target X #1 – A new mini-series about more of X-23’s mysterious past. I’m game.
X-Factor #14 – This is one of the best series out there… y’all NEED to check it out. This ish, M and Siryn are PISSED the Madrox has been banging them both. And the mutant shit hits the fan!

Today’s holiday offerings, some Christmas songs, with a beat. Because, you know, Christmas parties shouldn’t be a total snooze!

Ella Fitzgerald – Sleigh Ride (The Latin Project Remix)

There is a CD out there called Merry Mixmas. It takes a hint from the popular “Verve Remixed” projects and updates some classic Christmas recordings by some of jazz’ greatest voices. We’re not talking full on Vasquez-esque tribal reworkings, but you get to hear your Christmas favorites, with a more electro-jazz feel. Here is a re-working of Ella Fitzgerald. Enjoy!!

Lena Horne – Let It Snow!Let It Snow!Let It Snow! (Suedojazz Remix)

Here’s another oustanding mix. This time with Lena Horne lending her voice. Now I’m not gonna dupe you into thinking that every track on the cd is utter bliss… however it’s about 85% effective. Some mixes fall a little short. I would also recommended tracking down the physical CD, as opposed to going to iTunes… last I checked iTunes was missing a few songs. For shame!!

Next week… bring on the punks!

Two live cuts today… from two of the most popular ladies on my iPod this year:

Nelly Furtado – Say It Right (live iTunes Session)

Nelly’s newest single… done live. I think the song is the most effective fusion on her new album. Her old style of more singer/songrwiter type lyrics and singing, with the beat and music of her newer hip hop sound. And it works. And what’s even more impressive, it still works live. So enjoy it!!

Jamelia – Take Your Mama (live on Jo Whiley)

And here’s another live track from one of my discoveries for 2006. Jamela, hailing from England, where she is very popular, and she’s completely unknwon in the US. Which makes me like her already! And on Radio 1, Jo Whiley has a show where artists come in, sing their new single and then do a cover of another popular song. Jamelia threw me for a loop with her fun cover of the Scissor Sisters hit, “Take Your Mama”. I think it’s worth a listen for all you SS fans out there! Enjoy!


UPDATE 12/18/2006: Guessing is closed… newie on the way soon!!

The Rules (in case you want to do it too!)
Step 1: Put your MP3/iTunes on random.
Step 2: Post lyrics from the first 20 songs that play.
Step 3: Post it on your blog & let everyone guess what song & artist the lyrics are from.
Step 4: When a song is guessed correctly, strike out the lyrics & post the title in bold.
Step 5: Looking the lyrics up on Google (or any other search engine) is cheating!!
So, if you know the song – leave your guess in a comment. If you’re right, I’ll post your name (or link). Enjoy!

The Songs

1. “i need love love to ease my mind i need to find find someone to call mine but momma said you can’t hurry love no you’ll just have to wait she love don’t come easy it’s a game of give and takeYou Can’t Hurry Love (Supremes cover) – Dixie Chicks ***EddieZ

2. “is it worth it let me work it I’ll put my thing down flip it and reverse it tiesreverdnatipilfnwodgnihtymtuplli if you got a big elephant let me search yaWork It – Missy Elliott ***Phillip

3. “10 years living in a paperbag feedback baby he’s a flipped out cat he’s a platinum canary drinkin falstaff beer mercedes rule & a rented lear bottom feeder insincere prophet lo-fi pioneer sell the house & go to school get a young girlfriend daddy’s jewel a change would do you good a change would do you good Gods little gift is on the rag poster girl posing in a fashion mag canine feline jekyll & hyde wear your fake fur on the inside queen of south beach aging blues dinners at 6 wear your cement shoes I thought you were singing your heart out to me your lips were syncing and now I see” A Change (Would Do You Good) – Sheryl Crow

4. “I’m bossy I’m the 1st girl to scream on a track I switched up the beat of the drum that’s right I brought all the boys to the yard & that’s right I’m the 1 that’s tattooed on his arm I’m bossy I’m the bitch you love to hate I’m the chick that’s raised the stakeBossy – Kelis ***ShannonH

5. “I’m spinning around move out of my way I know you’re feelin me cuz you like it like this I’m breakin it down I’m not the same I know youre feelin me cuz you like it like this clearin this house out of joy that I borrowed from back in the day threw away my old clothes got myself a better wardrobe I got something to say I’m through with the past ain’t no point in looking back the future will be & did I forget to mention that I found a new direction & it leads back to meSpinning Around – Kylie Minogue ***ShannonH

6. “the dawn is breaking a light shining through you’re barely waking & I’m tangled up in you yeah I’m open you’re closed where I follow you’ll go I worry I won’t see your face light up again even the best fall down sometimes even the wrong words seem to rhyme out of the doubt that fills my mind I somehow find you & I collide I’m quiet you know you make a first impression I’ve found I’m scared to know I’m always on your mindCollide – Howie Day ***ShannonH & Saul

7. “yellow bird flying gets shot in the wing good year for hunters & christmas parties & I hate & I hate & I hate & I hate elevator music the way we fight the way I’m left here silent oh these little earthquakes here we go again oh these little earthquakes doesn’t take much to rip us into pieces we danced in graveyards with vampires till dawn we laughed in the faces of kings never afraid to burnLittle Earthquakes – Tori Amos ***ShannonH

8. “I’m been a bad bad girl I been careless with a delicate man and it’s a sad sad world when a girl will break a boy just because she can don’t you tell me to deny it I done wrong and I wanna suffer for my sins I’ve come to you cuz I need guidance to be true & I just don’t know where I can begin what I need is a good defense cause I’m feelin like a criminal & I need to be redeemed to the one I sinned against because he was all I ever knew of love heaven help me for the way I am save me from these evil deeds before I get them done I know tomorrow brings the consequence at hand but I keep livin this day like the next will never comeCriminal – Fiona Apple ***Saul & CrystalG

9. “I never really knew that she could dance like this she makes a man wanna speak Spanish como se llama bonita mi casa su casa oh baby when you talk like that you make a woman go mad so be wise & keep on reading the signs of my body & I’m on tonight you know my hips don’t lie & I’m starting to feel it’s right all the attraction the tension don’t you see baby this is perfectionHips Don’t Lie – Shakira & Wyclef ***Phillip

10. “hold on hold on to yourself for this is gonna hurt like hell hold on hold on to yourself you know that only time will tell what is it in me that refuses to believe this isnt easier than the real thing my love you know that youre my best friend you know I’d do anything for you my love let nothing come between us my love for you is strong and trueHold On – Sarah McLachlan ***Phillip

11. “shake ya ass but watch yourself shake ya ass show me what you workin with I came here with my dick in my hand dont make me leave here with my foot in yo ass be cool & dont worry bout how Im rippin this shit when Im flippin what Im kickin n***a thats just what I do Im effervesecet & Im off that crescent nastier than a full grown german shepherd motherfucker keep steppin they dont fuck with me and they dont yall bitches cant catch me & you wont pay ya fare fix ya hair throw that pussyShake Ya Ass – Mystikal ***ShannonH & Saul & CrstalG

12. “to my surprise 100 stories high people getting loose now getting down on the roof I tell ya the folks were screaming there was a there was a out of control yeah it was so entertaining when the boogie started to explode I heard somebody say burn baby burn disco inferno burn baby burn burn that mother down burn baby burn disco inferno burn baby burn burn that mother downDisco Inferno – The Trammps ***EddieZ & CrystalG

13. “if I wrote you a symphony just to say how much you mean to me what would you do if I told you you were beautiful would you date me on the wegular tell me would you well baby I’ve been around the world but I ain’t seen myself another girl like you this ring here represents my heart but there’s just 1 thing I need from you say I doMy Love – Justin Timberlake ***CrystalG

14. “everything is everything what is meant to be will be after winter must come spring change it comes eventually I wrote these words for everyone who struggles in their youth who wont accept deception instead of what is truth it seems we lose the game before we even start to play who made these rules were so confused easily led astray let me tell ya that everything is everything everything is everything after winter must come spring everything is everythingEverything Is Everything – Lauryn Hill ***ShannonH

15. “she take my money when I’m in need yea she’s a triflin friend indeed oh she’s a gold digger way over town that dig’s on me she did me wrong now I aint sayin she a gold digger but she aint messin wit no broke n****z now I aint sayin she a gold digger but she aint messin wit no broke n****z get down girl go head get downGold Digger – Kanye West ***ShannonH

Kylie has had many incarnations over her decades long career. They all show her overwhelming brilliance and relvance.
She most notoriously paid tribute to them in her fabulous “Did It Again” music video. She spotlighted the 4 most famous.

Dance Kylie
Cute Kylie
Sex Kylie
Indie Kylie

There have been some newer additions to the crop of Kylies out there… I give you:

Dead Kylie
Showgirl Kylie
Survivor Kylie
Retard Kylie

Madonna calls it re-inventing. Kylie just does, and she does it well!

Here are the multiple Kylies duking it out. Enjoy!

Not a lot of info on this one, as I believe he made one, maybe 2 brief appearances. But it’s from when I first started reading comics, so it was my first glimpse of how stupid things could get. I give you:

Plaid Lad

In the first few issues of the new Legionnaires series in the mid-90’s, the already massive Legion team, decided to hold tryouts to bring on some new members. I don’t know why. When issue #1 debuted, their team roster was at a staggering 20-ish different members. There were too many members to give them all enough attention in each issue. They covered it decently enough, each arc focused on a few characters working together in some smaller adventure. However, I can’t imagine why they would think of adding more. (Though it did introduce a girl who got dissed by the Legionnaires, possessed by some evil spirit, and became their first big adversary for most of their first 20 issues.)

So you can imagine that someone named Plaid Lad wouldn’t make the cut. His mighty power: he turns things plaid. I didn’t think that powers could get more useless than Cypher’s, but I was wrong! I mean, he might be great to have around in a clothes factory, but fighting fururistic forces of evil!? I think not. Plus he’s allegedly a mutant. I hate that! Marvel has the market cornered on mutants. You may have heard of them… The X-Men. Even the sucky ones are surrounded by great characters like Rogue, Cyclops, or Sabretooth. So, DC… stick to alien and Amazons.

Not much else to write about, since he didn’t make the team, but just think of how high someone must have been to think this loser up!?

Slow week this week… it’ll help me catch up… and keep reading one of the Essential X-Men’s I got for my b-day.


Dr. Strange: The Oath #3 – This series is great, but I haven’t read issues 2 yet… so I have no idea what’s going on right now!
Irredeemable Ant-Man #2 – Same story as Dr. Strange… great 1st issue, and I need to get caught up!
New Excalibur #13 – So the Juggernaut may be turning bad again. I’m ambivalent about this, since, in my opinion, he functions very well as both a hero and a villain. Time will only tell how well this works out for the character!
Uncanny X-Men #481 – Xavier’s team continue along in their space epic. Now that we’re halfway through it… I’m starting to wonder if Brubaker has another epic story planned after this arc… or if we’ll get some shorter stories… hmmmm

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