Writing long, self-indulgent soliloquies on how great I am is a little taxing, as you might imagine. So today we’re taking a break from that to touch on all the arts and entertainment news that I’ve been ignoring in this space.
1. The Arizona Cardinals are going to the Super Bowl. Get out. No really, get the hell out. You’re lying to me. What year is this? How many drops of that sleeping potion did I drink?
All football fans should be happy for the Cardinals fanbase right now. If anyone deserves this, it’s them. For non-NFL people, this is the football equivalent of the Cubs going back to the World Series, or of season 4 of “Heroes” suddenly and unexpectedly being awesome, and making sense.
And sure, there’s another team playing in the ‘Bowl (the Steely McBeams, I think?) – and sure, that team is probably going to squish the Cards like a real steel beam would squish a real Cardinal. But still.
2. “Lost” season 5 is almost here! Ah god! Holy crap!!! Ahhhhh sweet merciful fuuuuuuck! …I have nothing intelligent to say. I’m just kind of excited. Just have to slog through two more days of work and shitty “Two and a Half Men” re-runs, or whatever is on when “Lost” isn’t.
3. OutKast are supposed to finally get off their asses and release some proper new material. This has been long-blathered-about in the hip hop community. Big Boi has a solo album in the can, and it’s ostentiously titled “Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty.” (The man does like a pseudonym or two.) Dre is supposedly working on a solo album also, which is due out in 2009, at some point. Late ’08 rumors had it coming out by the end of the year, or “early next year” (meaning early this year, meaning… ah, screw it). My guess is that we’ll be lucky to get it this summer. And then supposedly a new, true OutKast record will be out in the fourth quarter of 2009 – and my guess about THAT is that we’ll be lucky to get it by NEXT summer.
But hey, this is some kind of news, and at least it appears they’re working on stuff. I just hope that A. Dre gets back to more rapping, not that his pitch-inconsistent crooning isn’t delightful; and B. all of these releases are a little better and a lot more coherent than “Idlewild,” which was a letdown, if an enjoyable one.