Thursday, April 27, 2006

Your Droid's Off the Hook, But You're Not



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Los Angeles, the very first record from X. Robert Christgau once wrote that X was a bunch of "sexy thrift-shopping bohos" who "make a smart argument for a desperately stupid scene." That about sums it up. Ray Manzarek from the Doors produced and played keyboards on this one, which, depending on your point of view, either raises or lowers the record's credibility (personally, I'm on the fence).


- The line "she wasn't what you'd call living, really" in "Johnny Hit and Run Paulene" coincides with Darth Vader's first entrance.


Looks like we're in Slumpsville, population 2 (yesterday and today's experiments).

Hey, remember when Darrell Hammond did that monologue as Jesse Jackson on "Saturday Night Live" and he mentioned X? It was the show Chris Rock hosted. Rock reprised his Nat X character, and Hammond appeared as Jackson on "The Dark Side." His rambling diatribe went something like this:

"I only know that your last name...your last name X is a symbol of which all African Americans, from old Mississippi preachers to the Yankee Stadium bleachers, from the topper down, not the bottom up, gibbety gibbety, rat-a-tat-tat - I’m talkin’ about X. X, as in great civil rights leader Malcom X. X, as in 5-star Las Vegas hotel Excalibur. X as in "X-Files," or the show "Extra!," which is better than "Inside Edition." X as in the movie Exorcist 3. X as in the band X, and not the Brand X, the X-Man, NightCrawler and Colossus. X as in I’ block!"

Is DH super down with X, or just aware of their existence and comedic value to "Dark Side" skits? If my childhood dream of hosting/working for "SNL" ever comes true, I'll be sure to ask him (because you know he'll still be there, he's never gonna quit, he's gonna die on that stage one night in the middle of a Donald Trump impression).


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