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“I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I’m not ashamed of anything.” — Eminem

Music is reflection of self We just explain it, and then we get our checks in the mail It’s fucked up, ain’t it? How we can come from practically nothin’ To bein’ able to have any fuckin’ thing that we … Continue reading

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“I put my soul through the ink.” — Proof

DeShaun Dupree Holton, a.k.a. Proof, a.k.a. Big Proof, was a Detroit-area rapper, born on this day in 1973. He was killed in still-mysterious circumstances at a pool hall in Detroit in April 2006. The story of his death took some … Continue reading

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The fan-kissing E’s

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“Yeah, and I’m buddies with Alfred.” — Eminem on Alfred Hitchcock

For Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday. “It got silent, then all these voices said ‘Come follow me into the gates of Hell.’ I heard ’em yell ‘Welcome to the Norman Bates Motel!’ I ring the bell for service and I was greeted … Continue reading

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Lose yourself in the (banjo) music: Kasey Chambers’ cover is a cover in name only

There are many stories behind Kasey Chambers’ cover of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” … but you can look all that up if you are so inclined. Which I imagine you might be after you watch the above clip. Australia’s mega-star Kasey … Continue reading

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“It’s innately in me to want to yell and love at the same time.” — Jessie Reyez

“I haven’t been compromising this whole time as an artist. Why would I start with my album?” — Jessie Reyez It’s her birthday today. Jessie Reyez first came on my radar, as I’m sure is true for a lot of … Continue reading

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“When I aim at praise, they say I bite.” — Alexander Pope

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! -— Alexander Pope, from “Eloisa to Abelard” Alexander Pope was born on this day in 1688. He was so huge … Continue reading

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After a long break: Let’s iTunes Shuffle

I work from home. It’s a busy job, lots of meetings and Zoom calls, and then there’s my writing work, as well as family stuff and having a personal life, and in the last 3 months I have been – … Continue reading

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Eminem’s Jack and the Bean

In Eminem’s song “The King and I” – which plays over the credits in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, with Cee Lo Green doing the raucous chorus (an exact echo of Jailhouse Rock), early on comes this verse: Modus operandi, bottle-a blonde … Continue reading

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Guess who’s back. Back again. Shady’s back. Tell a friend.

Pete Davidson and Eminem, the progression: December 6, 2020: March 28, 2021: May 22, 2022: This past Saturday, Pete Davidson did his third Eminem sketch on SNL, this time a joke about Lorne Michaels wanting to “do a music video” … Continue reading

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