This is the top 50 songs, albums, and artists of 2008 by music bloggers, plus songs you can listen to. It’s mostly pretty predictable (and hey guys, “Paper Planes” came out last year), but the Music Headlines (like the launching of Muxtape in March, and the death of LaLa) kind of let you relive the year in music blogging. Which is enjoyable. Also, the tracks are generally really catchy. It would make a nice Muxtape itself.
“I want the freedom of having less fans. It’s like the freedom of having less money. If you have less money, you have less responsibility. It’s like Björk. If she wanted to pose naked, you’d be like, ‘Oh, that’s Björk.’ But if I wanted to pose naked, people would draw all type of things into it. I definitely feel like, in the next however many years, if I work out for two months, that I’ll pose naked. I break every rule and mentality of hip-hop, of black culture, of American culture.”—
- Kanye West
I, too, would like Kanye to pose naked. And I have broken very few rules of hip-hop.
I have finished this, my masterpiece. It is an a cappella cover of “Whatever You Like,” as I have been fantasizing about forever. I worked on it for probably nine hours. Which is way longer than it should have taken considering the quality is… well, I recorded it in 25 vocal layers on Garage Band using my internal mic, with my laptop literally on my lap the whole time. So that gives you some sense. Enjoy.
The third volume is AMAZING, you guys. Download immediately. Particularly: Ludacris vs She & Him - Sentimental Hearts; The Cool Kids vs Le Loup - We Are Mikey! We Are Rock!; T-Pain (feat. Chris Brown) vs TV On The Radio - Frozen Age; Lil Kim (feat. Missy Elliott) vs MGMT - Can You Hear My Kids Now and Usher (feat. Young Jeezy) vs Los Campesinos! - The Year This Club Broke (My Heart).
“I have always had trouble keeping my cat clean since they are indoor and outdoor cats. While talking to my neighbor yesterday, she recommend the following instructions to me in keeping my cats clean. 1. Thoroughly clean the toilet. 2. Add the required amount of shampoo to the toilet water, and have both lids lifted. 3. Obtain the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom. 4. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. (She mintions I may need to stand on the lid so that it cannot escape). CAUTION: Don’t get any part of your body too close to the edge, as its paws will be reaching out to grab anything they can find. The cat will self-agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from your toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this. 5. Flush the toilet 3 or 4 times. This provides a “powerwash and rinse” which I have found to be quite effective. 6. Have someone open the door to the outside and ensure that there are no people between the toilet and the outside door. 7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids. 8. The now-clean cat will rocket out of the toilet and run outside where he will dry himself.”—
This is not a joke. It is the first hit that comes up when you Google “How can I clean my cat.” Don’t you think if your cat was “actually enjoying this” he wouldn’t “rocket out of the toilet and run outside”? This is the most blatant form of cat abuse I have ever heard of in my entire life.