Friday, March 27, 2009

TI gets year and a day in prison

TI finally got his day of reckoning. 
The rapper and recent MTV reality star earned himself a year and one day in prison and was ordered to pay $100,300 in fines on Friday by a Federal judge in Atlanta.
Apparently the dude tried to buy machine guns and some silencers off  FBI agents awhile back and they weren't too happy about it...   
His ongoing TV show — "TI's Road to Redemption" — in which he mentors at risk kids and tries to teach them to stay off the streets, apparently didn't have any affect on prosecutors. He's gonna do some time. 
"I would like to say thank you to some, and apologize to others," said TI, whose real name is Clifford Harris (sounds menacing). "In my life I have been placed in the worst case scenario and had to make the best of it."
Well, let's hope he makes the best out of Federal prison. They might have a decent gym? 
Just listen to the age-old prison rule: don't drop the soap. And if you do, clench & twist. 

Check out the rest of the story on or listen to TI's myspace page here.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jenny Lewis spring/summer tour

In support of her new album, Acid Tongue, the intoxicating songtress Jenny Lewis, will travel from Australia to Hawaii — to all over the U.S. this spring and summer. 
Check out Lewis' official myspace page here, to look for dates near you. 
The Rilo Kiley singer has teamed with the Watson Twins as well in the past, but her new album — in which she stands on her on two feet — is arguably her best work yet. 
If you don't have Acid Tongue, seriously buy it and play it the next time you have a date over. The record seals the deal every time, guaranteed. 
Recording sessions for the album were filmed for the soon-to-be released documentary, Welcome to Van Nuys. 

Here's Rilo Kiley's myspace page too — for good measure. 

Phoenix playing two new songs on Saturday Night Live

Parisian rockers, PHOENIX, have announced they will be performing on Saturday Night Live April, 4th and will debut two new songs off their upcoming release, "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix," due out May 26. 
The group plans to play "1901" the first single — available for download here — and "Lisztomania," named after Franz List, the first huge classical music star and the 1975 movie of the same name. 
This is the first time Phoenix has been offered the slot on SNL, a very popular platform of exposure in the states. Let's hope the kids catch on to the band's return to what they do best — fuzz it up and dance it out. Seth Rogen hosts, presumably to push his new movie "Observe and Report," due in theaters Friday, April 10. Check out the trailer — here

Pheonix's ever popular myspace page — here