Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Shake Shack Attack!!!!

Madison Square park sits comfortably close to the offices of Jest.com. Thank god it does. It has provided many a meal this summer (many purchased through the generous financing of Jest publisher Jim Pharo). We had this afternoon. Awesome burgers, awesome cheese fries! Don't know when they're shutting down (I think they're seasonal), but you shoudl check them out soon.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006

The nominees for the always frustrating Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been anounced and the list is awesome. The R&RHF is always sure to disapoint in some way but here's my picks: Blondie and Miles Davis are both first time nominees but are sure things I think. Cat Stevens seems likely Seymore Stein (head of the induction comitee, founder of Sire Records) said that one of the last letters sent to him by Jonny Ramone encouraged his induction, Eddie Vedder has also been pressing for this. I say okay to Cat Stevens or as he is now known Yusaf Islam, I think it'll have big time political implications, plus "The Wind" is an awesome song (also as a primary influence on Sufjan Stevens and Iron & Wine he is more relavent today then ever).

After those three there are two more slots. nominated are: Grand Master Flash and the Furious 5, Sex Pistols, Lynard Skynard, Chic, Patty Smith, Iggy and the Stooges, Black Sabbath and many more. Justice would dictate Iggy and Sabbath get in but the world is in some ways shit. Both bands have been nominated for the better part of a decade. I want to see Grand Master Flash bring hip hop to the hall, it may still be too soon(I wouldn't be surprised if the hall waited for Run DMC to be elligable to let rap groups in). My guess is Chic and Skynard being the most commercially successful nominees will likely be inducted. We'll see though.