Snoop Dogg Arrested in Sweden, God of War II Reviewed

12 03 2007

Since when is Snoop Dogg getting arrested breaking news?

Snoop Mug

He was almost convicted of murder about ten years ago and it’s common knowledge that THC will be traceable in his system for the rest of his life. But, the Swedish police thought it was necessary to arrest him and make a story out of it. Apparently he was stopped in a car (not sure if he was driving) and was arrested because the officer found him to be under the influence of narcotics. If he was high on crack, then ok, this is news only because rappers don’t smoke crack, they sell it. But, if he was high on anything else besides that, who gives a shit. I think I’ve even heard my grandmother talk about Snoop Dogg blazing “L’s”. The Swedish police made Snoop give some body samples in order to determine if he was in fact under the influence. The results are to be determined in two the three weeks. Now you need a lab to determine if Snoop Dogg was high? What the fuck. I’m going to go with my gut on this one and say he was.

Snoop High

If found guilty, he can face up to $280 in fines. Snoop Dogg will whipe his ass with $280 dollars, then smoke it, and get high from the amount of THC absorbed in his excrement.

Anyway, the first reviews of God of War II are starting to surface and the infamous GameSpot has posted its review. GameSpot is known for being very critical, but God of War II dominated their faces with a 9.2/10.

GoW 2

God of War I was an amazing game on a semi-outdated console and now Playstation 2 is completely in the shadows of XBOX 360 and the PS3 but the second installment managed to be described like this:

“Simply put, it’s easily one of the best action adventure games of the last console generation, and it even trumps much of what has been shown in the current generation. For fans of the first game, and fans of bloody, violent, exciting action in general, God of War II shouldn’t be missed.”

God of War II releases tomorrow in the United States and I’m sure anyone who owns a PS2 will be shelling out their last $40 they will ever spend on a PS2 game ever again.


John Mayer: The Most Underrated Musician of the Past 10 Years

3 03 2007

I know what most of you are thinking, “Your body is a wonderland”. That is exactly my point. When people hear the name John Mayer, they think of acoustic guitar and sappy love songs. Which isn’t completely wrong, his albums are full of songs about love and girls, but, he’s also one of the most talented guitar players and lyricists in my opinion since the early greats like Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, etc. But if you only listen to John Mayer’s songs that you hear on the radio, you would have no idea.

John Mayer

If you listen to his albums, Continuum, Heavier Things, and Room for Squares, you can easily identify his talent for song writing but what these albums don’t showcase is his guitar playing ability. There are a few nice solos scattered around on each of the album, but the fact of the matter is, that music isn’t written for people who listen to Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Mayer’s albums are produced for the radio and the mainstream. I’m not saying that is a bad thing. I still love all three albums, but, as I said before, his ability is not accurately portrayed there.

How many of you have heard of John Mayer Trio. I’m sure a few of you have, but I’m sure even fewer have actually heard it. Trio consists of John Mayer on guitar, Pino Palladino on bass, and Steve Jordan on drums. They have only recorded on album together so far, Try!, which is live but this album is where you can really hear Mayer let loose. His sound is much different as well. Trio has a more rock/jazz feel to it and it works well, even when they play songs from Mayer’s other albums.

Most guys I know, would never even give John Mayer a chance because they have an image of him in their head as a stand-alone Back Street Boy. Some people don’t even know that he writes and plays his own music. This is exactly the reason why he is the most underrated musician. Maybe it’s because people first started hearing him around the time that boy bands were just starting to die out, but he was unjustly stereotyped and profiled.

Mayer is no boy bander, but he is banging a girl who used to date one.

John Mayer and Jessica Simpson

For those of you who still don’t believe me, watch this video of John Mayer Trio, Who Did You Think I Was?

30 Seconds to Mars, the Only Band in the Past 5 Years I Can Listen To

15 01 2007

I have had their album, ‘A Beautiful Lie’, for a while now and I have to say out of all of the rock music that has come around in the past five years or so, I can actually listen to these guys.

30 Seconds to Mars

Their style may be really weird and defnitely considered ’emo’ but they are really talented guys. I’m sure that most of you have heard of them by now but I’m sure some of you haven’t, since many of my friends are strong advocates of the anti-MTV movement. If you haven’t heard of the band itself, you defnitely know Jared Leto, their lead singer. He played Harry in ‘Requiem for a Dream’.

The album has a “hard core” sound to it because Leto can definitely scream but he can also sing, which is something that I personally feel most hardcore bands lack, which makes their music impossible to listen to.

If you haven’t heard any of their stuff and are interested, check out this video: