David Kirkpatrick

April 10, 2009

Snoop Dogg on Ustream

Filed under: Arts, Media, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:57 am

Pretty cool, Snoop has gone live webshow at Ustream. No charge, just tune in.

Check it out here – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/snoop-dogg-live

Found this via boing boing.

From the link:

I’m still digesting what this means for the future of the internet and entertainment, but something about this feels like (a) the end of all media or (b) the beginning of all media to come. Snoop Dogg has a webshow on Ustream. As I blog, it’s live right now. The show consists entirely of him sitting in a chair in his house, smoking a shit-ton of weed, and playing really good old-school music. Sometimes, singing along for a bar or two, or talking back to the chat room intermittently in Snoop-isms. Then, walking away entirely, leaving the webcam fixed on a poster of Snoop on the wall for, like, a half hour at a time.


November 11, 2008

Rudy Ray Moore, RIP

Filed under: Arts, et.al. — Tags: , , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 6:57 pm

I totally missed this one when Rudy Ray passed a few weeks ago. The world is a poorer place without Dolemite.

From the link:

Rudy Ray Moore, whose standup comedy, records and movies related earthy rhyming tales of a vivid gaggle of characters as they lurched from sexual escapade to sexual escapade in a boisterous tradition, born in Africa, that helped shape today’s hip-hop, died Sunday in Akron, Ohio. He was 81.

The cause was complications of diabetes, his Web site said.

Mr. Moore called himself the Godfather of Rap because of the number of hip-hop artists who used snippets of his recordings in theirs, performed with him or imitated him. These included Dr. Dre, Big Daddy Kane and 2 Live Crew.

Snoop Dogg thanked Mr. Moore in liner notes to the 2006 release of the soundtrack to Mr. Moore’s 1975 film, “Dolemite,” saying, “Without Rudy Ray Moore, there would be no Snoop Dogg, and that’s for real.”

May 25, 2008

Memorial Day weekend video fun — La Di Da Di

Filed under: Arts, et.al., Media — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 5:28 pm

Someone found this blog searching for “Slick Rick.” I have no idea which post ranked that high in search results, but in honor of that random webizen, and to make the holiday weekend a little bit slicker, here’s the original …

(And yes, I know Rick D isn’t Slick Rick, but if Rick D isn’t slick himself, the definition of “slick” needs an amendment.)

And for a holiday bonus, here’s Snoop Dogg with a somewhat portly Doug E. Fresh …