Friday, June 29, 2007


Trade Winds: The Spice Girls have announced the dates of their reunion tour: The group said the shows would be in Los Angeles on Dec. 7; Las Vegas on Dec. 8; New York on Dec. 11; London on Dec. 15; Cologne, Germany, on Dec. 20; Madrid, Spain, on Dec. 23; Beijing on Jan. 10; Hong Kong on Jan. 12; Sydney, Australia, on Jan. 17; Cape Town, South Africa, on Jan. 20; and Buenos Aires, Argentina on Jan. 24.

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Are you in LOVE? If so, Roba blogs "Well if you are, then good news; according to this video clip/song/”nasheed”, your beau will probably pop the question if you turn hijabi. Hilarious, especially as it was followed by a video of the self-proclaimed “first au naturale promiscuous Arab popstar”"[post]

On TV: Xiaxue reminds us that Episode 4 of the Wendy & Ros Road Show is available! Meantime, Hannah Montana kicks network ass big time - "CBS’s “Without a Trace” came closest to “Hannah,” averaging 6.52 million viewers, or nearly 1 million fewer than the Disney show. Nearly every network was down from the previous week."

Illyrian Gazette, Julia Gorin and Balkan Baby write about the controversial Croatian singer Marko Perković Thompson and his recent concert in Zagreb:
"On the 17 June 2007 at concert on Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Thompson in front of 60 000 people stated that he is not fascist. (translation- 'I'm often attacked and accused, that we are fascists, nazis, and by this you also who listen my music and follow. And we here by say to them that we are not fascists, nazis, but Croatian patriots. We tell them that there are values that we live for. There were people that we will never forget. And there are dreams that we will never give up. Because this country was made, our Croatia, on the blood and suffering of this generation, victorious generation.')"
Video Scandal in Latin America: involving Puerto Rican singer Noelia. From Edy's post El vídeo de Noelia:
La cantante puertorriqueña Noelia ofreció hoy disculpas a sus seguidores por un video en el que aparece teniendo relaciones sexuales con un ex novio y acusó a su padrastro Topy Mamery de difundirlo.

"A las personas que me han apoyado en mi vida y mi carrera les ofrezco disculpas por este desagradable momento que están pasando. Gracias por su respaldo y mensajes de cariño y amor" , señaló la cantante en un mensaje.[more]
If you haven't heard of Noelia yet, you will soon: Noelia presents her new look to the world as she performs in Long Beach, CA. Noelia will be releasing a new CD to accompany her new look and her new career launch in America. Noelia, who is currently dating producer and manager Jorge Reynoso, looked amazing with her straight & longer hair with fuchsia highlights.

Speaking of video: Proud owners of Apple's new uber-device the iPhone can peruse a variety of cheesecake content, courtesy of Playboy, which is calling the new service iPlayboy. With the announcement, Playboy appears to be first out of the gate with mobile content developed specifically for the iPhone. - Read the whole story...

Music: The story of Serhiy Taftay's guitar

Alain Mabanckou writes about famed Cameroonian musician (Fr) Manu Dibango, whose Soul Makossa has “all the rhythm, all the atmosphere” of Michael Jackson’s album Thriller, although it debuted 11 years before.

Dallas Penn: "In a few days we will kick off another round of the infamous DP Dot Com cRap Music Fantasy League. This game gives all of us regular rap fans the chance to make moves like music industry moguls for a few months. The rules are really simple and the registration is free so why wouldn’t you play? What? You don’t really listen to a lot of the new rap music on the radio so you don’t know who the players are? That doesn’t matter. Play anyway. The winner gets a pair of choice select NIKE Dunks. Take a peek at the joints that the Q1 winner got in the mail." Try this on for size too:

Barbados Free Press celebrates the outstanding achievement of Jamaican-born Barington Irving, who has become the youngest pilot and the first black person to fly solo around the world - and they’re even more impressed to learn that he built his aircraft himself!

Missing, not forgotten:
BALLSTON SPA - Mary and Doug Lyall hope that someone in the audience at Saturday's RUSH concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center might have information about their daughter Suzanne, who has been missing since 1998.

Check out the artwork on OBRA 2.

Une cigarette géante sur un camion (publicité Ogilvy)

Just for laffs:"Big Booty" VS. The "No Booty" ((Dream))

More Laffs: Not even worth linking to is the Albany Times Union's "Best of 2007" readers poll. If the tally of "Best Blogs" is any indication, you can't trust this poll. They have the newspaper's own blogs at #1, Ed Dague (who barely posts and has not posted since June 7th) as #2, and The Albany Eye (which hasn't posted since the Phish fiasco) as #3. The newspaper should EXCUSE it's OWN BLOGS from the poll, and any blog considered should have to be an ACTIVE blog, with a MINIMUM of at least one post a week! Or are the readers absolutely that STUPID that they don't know what a blog is unless it's a Times Union blog?!?!?!

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  1. Dave you are right

    The Times Union Best of is like The Berger Commission

    A bunch of idiots deciding what's best for us

    Did Ed Dague Die? Who cares about Albany Yee anymore anyway?


  2. Not trying to plug the print press here, but the TU has released it's Best Of 2007 list.... and the sheeple of suburbia have chimed in once again.

    Going thru the Food & Drink category, it's apparent that the chain-addicted Northway crowd has no idea that restaurants exist outside of the 146 corridor and Wolf Rd. Rounding out some Top 3 responses: Pizza Hut, Starbuck's, Panera, Subway (!), Dunkin Donuts, & Outback. Yikes.

    The Media category solicited the usual comebacks. It's all about Ch. 13. The comment about Liz anchoring a national newscast made me fall right out of my chair... David Allan scores best radio personality again? Only in SMALLbany...

    Goods & Services: Fairly mixed repsonses between locals & the chains, but a headscratcher is the Best Electronics Store... How in the hell did Radio Shack make the list? I don't think I've run into a Radio Shack employee that knew anything about what they sell, besides cell phones, in at least 20 years! (Rt. 50 Saratoga store is decent, but Catskill, Queensbury & Latham Farms stores are the pits.)

    The rest of the TU Best Of 2007


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