I meant to get to this story a month ago but I was distracted by the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney trolling all the Bieberites or whatever they call themselves.
Gareth Paisley of Los Campesinos! decided to have some fun with people who rely on Twitter for Premier League transfer news. He assumed the persona of the Daily Mail’s Martin Samuel on January 31st and went to work dropping last minute transfer garbage on Twitter.
Pepe Reina to Arsenal? Anyone with sense would have picked up on the discrepancy between the name and Twitter handle. Relying on Martin Samuel and the Daily Mail for facts is the equivalent of doing the Harlem Shake in front of an industrial fan with your dick hanging out. Needless to say, people were not happy when they found out they had been tooken back like Ghostface.
STATS: over 2,500 RTs. Trending #1 (Reina to Arsenal) and #9 (Martin Samuel) in the UK, #4 Worldwide. Gained over 2,000 (temp) followers
Let’s think about this. Arsenal has the steadiest keeper they’ve had since David Seaman. Arsene Wenger may be many things but he surely wouldn’t be foolish enough to bench Wojciech “Kenny” Szczesny for Pepe Reina who seems to be evolving into the next coming of David “Calamity” James by the season.
We need more Twitter trolling by musicians. Wait until Babyface and Ralph Tresvant start trolling fools. It’s gonna be so sensitive.
There’s a new IHOP in the West Village but can you order a new David Bowie single first thing in the morning? Hell no. They don’t even serve Moons Over My Hammy. Don’t worry. The Deuce got you.
“Where Are We Now?”, Bowie’s first new single in 10 years, dropped on his website early this morning to the delight of Twitter. Hopefully this will slowly move the circle jerk over AJ McCarron’s girlfriend off my timeline by the time the East Coast wakes up. Try it out with a grilled-cheese burger melt and some corn beef hash smothered in gravy.
The new album entitled The Next Day comes out March 8 in Australia and March 11 in the rest of the world except the US where it comes out on the 12th. The following is a statement on the single from his newly updated website:
Produced by long term collaborator Tony Visconti, ‘Where Are We Now?’ was written by Bowie, and was recorded in New York. The single is accompanied by a haunting video directed by Tony Oursler which harks back to David’s time in Berlin. He is seen looking in on footage of the auto repair shop beneath the apartment he lived in along with stark images of the city at the time and a lyric constantly raising the question Where Are We Now?
Speaking of Denny’s, when are they going to challenge IHOP’s push into New York City? If I’m going to eat breakfast in a NYC diner with patrons who look like the spawn of Mags Bennett and Beetlejuice, I better damn well be able to get a Lumberjack Slam. Why hit up Great NY Noodletown at three in the morning when you can try the IHOP on 14th St. between 2nd and 3rd Avenues? Bouncers, shit customer service and ice garnishing “hot” entrees await you and your drunk ass crew.
My ears! The goggles do nothing! What the hell is NASCAR thinking? Normally we wouldn’t bother writing a post about NASCAR but something should probably be said about Kevin Costner signing on with them to provide music and personal appearances.
Bitten and Bound reports that Costner’s band Modern West will be featured on NASCAR.com and presumably this means NASCAR broadcasts as well. They must want to drive people to Formula 1. You think we’re being too harsh? You be the judge.
I’ll suffer through The Postman before I listen to any more of this. I may not know country music but I know bad music is like pornography. I may not be able to tell you what it is but I know it when I hear it. I’d tell Costner to stick to acting but we’d still lose. No one needs to be subjected to his movies if he’s going to offer up crap like that Coast Guard movie with Aston Kutcher. Anyone see Dan Duquette lately? This smells like one of his personnel moves.