Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Daily Roundup

This weekend seemed to fly by and unfortunately none of my posts from the past two days have seemed to find their way onto Spielster, so I am going to try and make it work this time . This past Sunday, I went to McCarren Park Pool to check out the weekly pool party – this weekend headlined by none other then Brooklyn’s own TV on the Radio . Despite the many puddles and gloomy weather, the show was amazing and the crowd didn’t seem fazed by all the on and off rain storms. The band, as always, played a great set with the usual raw energy they have on stage. It seriously wouldn’t be a summer if TVOTR didn’t play a rocking show. With some different takes on my personal faves, such as “Dirtywhirl”, they were able to bring a different feel to a set I have seen a few times. This is what I love about this band – they can literally play the same songs over and over and make them sound completely different each time. They have released some selected reworked tracks exclusively through Itunes. If you haven’t checked out this band yet, you are nuts and must go out right away and buy Return to Cookie Mountain. Next Sunday’s pool party will be Blonde Redhead, which should be an equally amazing show.

And now let’s get this started…….

  • Steve Martin got himself married at a private reception this weekend . The comedian used the old “Come over for a BBQ – I mean my wedding” trick that somehow continues to work every time. This wedding should finally end that rumor that Martin is dating Kristin Davis.
  • Tom Snyder, talk show host, passed away this weekend at the age of 71 from leukemia. Snyder was an integral force within the late night arena and can honestly be thanked by Letterman and O’Brien for allowing the acceptance of more alternative bands in late night programming. Snyder was the man who brought rock acts such as Johnny Rotten and shock jock Howard Stern to the forefront and gave them all a more “human” persona with his famous tête-à-tête interview style. Here is a great profile on Mr. Snyder, a man who brought sub-culture to the mainstream.
  • ASCAP sues clubs for playing music without permission Huh??? This makes no sense to me...Isn't that what a DJ does??? They play other people's music? And should this be considered a "performance" of a song? I would like to see how this plays out.
  • It’s a good thing! Martha Stewart is bringin her craftiness to the DIY Network with her own show. The show, which will be a best-of type of program, featuring how-tos on crafts from Martha’s LIVING program, will premiere on Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day.
  • Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal caught in same car – TALKING!!! you know what that means. Yeah, the same thing it means when I have someone in my car – I know them. Although I have to say they would make a super duper cute couple!!!!
  • Give me a break! I am so bored of these paparazzis whining about threats. You are in these people’s faces on a daily basis and its to the point of harassment with some people. And although I do agree Spears is a crazy lady, I am pretty sure even she wouldn’t kill a photographer. But that would make an amazing Law & Order episode!!!!!!! (COPYRIGHTED IDEA!!!)

  • On the other hand, Britney Spears is nuts. Why does she still have these kids????????
  • News Corporation now owns another media outlet. Board members of the Dow Jones and News Corporation have approved the deal to purchase Dow Jones & Co. for $5 billion. This will now make News Corporation the publisher of the Wall Street Journal.
  • Donald Rumsfeld testifies in front of the House committee to discuss details of Tillman’s death. The former Defense Secretary was a last minute addition to the witness list in discussing the “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan that killed the once professional football player.

    And in this weeks DUH!!! News:
  • Nicole Richie confirms, what I thought she did with US Weekly, that she is in deed pregnant with child. Remember when Good Charlotte was mocking the “Lifestyles of the Rich & the Famous. Seems they don’t really care anymore. And why is this skank getting less time in the slammer then Hilton???

  • Star Jones finally comes clean about gastric bypass surgery
    And speaking of Star Jones, the new co-hosts for the View are apparently being announced this morning. Our bets are on Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepard – like everyone else, but until it comes out of Babwa’s mouth, I won’t confirm a thing. TMZ is confirming that is just Whoopi who will be a co-host for the gabfest "The View". Read their exclusive here