++So thrilled to hear that Ryan Gosling and Robert Downey Jr. are having a baby together. Mazeltophergrace!
++Woah, okay ETID, I guess full-frontal without any warning is now allowed on You Tube? Not cool, mang.
++Fine. I'll give this video one more go-round if only because I like the way Never Shout Never pronouce the word "blossom."
++I've been going through a buncha of these Young Hollywood videos and here's a belated review that adds nothing to the conversation: I watched Neighbors when it first came out and was somewhat surprised by how much I enjoyed Zac Efron's performance..since I've never been much of a fan or given him much thought.
I went into the theater expecting a few gross-out Farrelly laffs, which were there, but ended up admiring Efron's skill at portraying (air quotes) subtly troubled and related to the movie's larger message about wanting to be cool as you age. (Though honestly, that doesn't seem to be a thing anymore. Aimee Mann wears fishnets with Chucks, ergo, so can I. Separate dissertation for another day: how Chucks are now worn at all ages?)
Anyway! Watching this I'm also impressed by how the interviewer works in the word "indulgent" (the Magnum Bar talking point/keyword) and thinking that I maybe need to raise my standards for what I consider impressive.
(Also the adlibbed Rack City ref was lost on our knockkneed, starry-eyed host. Snappouttaoffit!)(Also how funny is it to think that Efron probably sings the song to hImself as Zack City?)
++Hey, speaking of Dijon, I love this header picture choice of YG explaining his thoughts. Very philosopher. Hoping it becomes an ongoing series called "YG Thinks.." along the lines of Kings Things. (Looking it up just now, I never would've have guessed Larry King was a Trey Songz fan or that Rita Ora was a media mogul .) Someone I know says that it was actually Lil John that first created the sound YG refers to but I'm not comfortable enough on hiphop ground to put forth this argument...
++Ever noticed how gossip sites will show a pic of a female star and her "hubby" but never a male star and his "wifey." Because that just sounds wrong/sexist. Wait a sec, I just lost track of which side of the gender wars I'm on.
++All of the movies! Please give me aaall.of.theeeeemmmmm!!! Cantcha see, I'm no good without them?
++Lulu James: This video above is a little glossier than what I usually post and not re-inventing the wheel, but it has a chill, light vibe that's scratchin' the itch for today. I've only listened to it once.. seems like it would be a great choice for a wedding playlist?