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Friday, May 2, 2014

This Week: Kurt vs. Courtney, Jay Z vs. Drake, and Everyone vs. Donald Sterling

Posted By on Fri, May 2, 2014 at 9:45 AM

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"Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful

shredded wife even when she's a b**ch with zits and siphoning all yr

money for Doping and whoring"
Seattle Police have released a note they found in Kurt Cobain's wallet at the time of his suicide (written on paper from SF's Phoenix Hotel) -- and it would imply all was not well at home when he died (CBS).

"While on the road in support of our new album, Transgender Disphoria Blues, I've met gender-variant people from all walks of life, all at various points in their journeys. Hearing their stories and then being able to relate myself to it, is what I need right now."
Laura Jane Grace has a new show coming soon on AOL called So Much More, and we're pretty sure it's going to be awesome (AOL).

"To add a concert like this, one that's not only just great on a purely entertainment level, but one that is rooted in the city's history and musical history, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event."
Mayor Ed Lee announcing Paul McCartney's Aug. 14 'Farewell to Candlestick Park' concert (The Chronicle).


"Haters wanna ball, let me tighten up my drawstring/ Wrong sport boy, you know you're soft as a lacrosse team."
Jay Z on DJ Khaled's new track "They Don't Love You No More," telling Drake off for last week's fondue "insult." Yes. This is the weakest rap war in history.

"There has been a worrying rise in the number of self-inflicted deaths in the period since this ruling was introduced... We would like to know whether the recent changes to the treatment of prisoners -- which includes restrictions on books and steel-strung guitars -- could be at the root of this steep increase in fatalities."
Billy Bragg, members of Radiohead, Johnny Marr and more, are campaigning against the prohibition of guitars in U.K. prisons (The Guardian)

"If you can't open yourself up, you can't appreciate the wonder inside. So you can be with someone very wonderful, but because of your own issues you cannot let that be celebrated in the right way."
Coldplay's Chris Martin attempts to explain his "conscious uncoupling" from Gwyneth Paltrow and just keeps talking in riddles instead (BBC Radio 1).

"A message to the muthafucka that own the Clippers. You bitch-ass, redneck, white-bread, chicken shit muthafucka. Fuck you, your momma and everything connected to you, you racist piece of shit. Fuck you."
Snoop Dogg responds in a perfectly reasonable manner to Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers basketball team, being a racist piece of shit.

"The NBA & Society should force Sterling to build up the entire SkidRow area with massive affordable housing on his dime"
Chuck D: finding new and interesting ways to make Sterling pay for being a racist piece of shit (Twitter).

"April 29th Anniversary of the LA riots. How could you even think about going to see the Clippers or even watching on TV? Power to the people... A lifetime ban for Donald Sterling is a good start for the NBA. Now let's see if the other team owners finish him off. Don't exhale yet!"
Ice Cube is still straight outta Compton (Twitter).

And finally, the most English thing in the world happened this week. Yes, in the video below, you will see Damon Albarn performing Blur's "Parklife" in a pub, next to a cheeky cockney, accompanied only by yelling drunk people and a piano

(as is a London pub-party tradition). Cor blimey guvnah!

-- @Raemondjjjj

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