This hip hop “tribute” album is the worst thing I have ever found on Rdio
I don’t frequently find things that are so unbelievably bad that they actually deserve an honest recommendation. I wouldn’t subject you to even the suggestion that you should listen to this tragedy all the way through, but just pick and choose - don’t worry, you’ll get the full effect. That said, I think “Turn It Up / Fire it Up Sound-A-Like As Made Famous By: Busta Rhymes” is a can’t skip. I mean don’t skip it entirely, feel free to skip it halfway through, you are only human. They are also editing these songs, seemingly on the fly, and nowhere is this more glorious than on “What’s My Name” so that’s worth a listen too.
Anyways, listening to this - I hesitate to use a word like “album” here, lest I lend even the slightest shred of legitimacy - this thing forces you to think about how high the failure rate realistically must be for human endeavors. It was a bad idea to begin with and has been so poorly executed that you have no choice but to look back through your mental inventory of half-baked plans and dreams and think “well, I mean it’s bad but… it can’t possibly be as bad as this other thing that, incomprehensibly, reached completion”.
If I ever make it big and have to do an interview about when I decided to make something happen, I hope I have the presence of mind to look back to this moment - 4 am on an unseasonally cool Summer night - and remember thinking about the Various Artists (using both terms quite loosely) involved having to, at some point in this process, face the facts about how terrible the finished product was going to be and persist in spite of that inevitability.
yeah seriously tell us how wizardry’s done in the new world tell me how the wizards from france and spain and britain stamped out the brujos and the medicine men and set up their own schools tell me what the fuck the british raj did to fucking india…
This was a big part of the turn off for me for a while in Harry Potter (I know, I know, I’ve come around) but I just always got distracted wondering about the extended implications of constant wizard/muggle interactions through major historical events. On that note, what was Ollivander (a Roman) doing in Britain 300 years before any other Romans?
Also, tell us about the weird offshoots of medical science in the wizarding world that are trying to find the genomic difference, if any, that makes you a wizard. Since 2 muggles can make a wizard baby, they’re not different species, right? It must have been a conscious split at some point or the first wizards probably would have just enslaved all the humans, or the other way around?
And the nerds trying to build an app to match young wizards up with the right wand. Do wizards have Khan Academy? How do you even make a broom faster? More magic? I have so many questions.
lotr meme: ten scenes [5/10] → the lighting of the beacons
man I always wonder about those people who had to live way up at the top of a freakin’ mountain range for the off-chance that Rohan/Gondor needed back-up or a chat
I always assumed it was more like a rotation of soldiers. Like every two years you had to do a fortnight of beacon duty or something. But even so, there has to have been some time where that chain got broken and one side got boned as a result.