'Cuz if I ever stuck it to any singer in showbiz
It'd be Jennifer Lopez and Puffy you know this!
I'm sorry Puff, but I don't give a fuck
If this chick was my own mother
I still fuck her with no rubber and cum inside her
And have a son and a new brother at the same time
New Kids on the Block, sucked a lot of dick
Boy-girl groups make me sick
And I can't wait 'til I catch all you faggots in public
I'ma love it [hahaha]
Talkin' about I fabricated my past
He's just aggravated I won't ejaculate in his ass
(Eminem, being offensive and popular in the
Grammy-nominated -- "Marshall Mathers LP")
Yes, tonight, boys and girls, this same Eminem,
this same Madonna, will appear on your TV in
the Grammy awards.
(February 21, 2001)
You have to admire CBS's strenuous efforts
to attract viewers to the usually lame
Grammy Awards (8 p.m., CBS).
Madonna will open the show, but it's the
freakish duet between Eminem and Elton
John that's expected to bring the rubberneckers out. Also
slated to perform: U2, 'N Sync, Destiny's Child, Christina
Aguilera and Faith Hill. Jon Stewart hosts.
Eminem's performance of his song, "Stan," with Elton John tested the censors of the CBS network, which broadcast the show. At least three expletives slipped by and were heard on the air.
Eminem -- the target of 100 protesters outside the
awards show -- was honored for best solo rap
performance, best rap album and best rap performance
by a duo or group for his collaboration with his mentor
and producer, Dr. Dre.
Sorry, Zach, and Amity, and anyone else who, like me, is just not into Eminem, but I guess the line about a word sometimes slithering like a serpent just set me off. You'll have to admit that some of Eminem's words do slither. As for a new thread about M&M, methinks we have already plumbed his depths, so to speak.
Eminem continues a proud literary tradition in the spirit of, say, Emily Dickinson. Compare this, "Low at my problem bending", by Dickinson:
Low at my problem bending,
Another problem comes --
Larger than mine -- Serener --
Involving statelier sums.
I check my busy pencil,
My figures file away.
Wherefore, my baffled fingers
to this, "Untitled Freestyle #113", by Mathers:
So barricade your infants, put up some extra fences
A woman beater, wanted for repeated sex offenses
..Take em' on long vacation trips
Kidnappin' em' and trappin' em' in abusive relationships
Mess up your face and lips
Slit your stomach and watch your gut split
Gut you wit that razor that I use to shave my nuts with
Mama don't you cry, your son's too far gone
I'm so high, I don't even know what label I'm on
"One (convict) told me he's gotten some of the hardcore readers to try me and that I'm gaining popularity with the heroin users but haven't made it yet with the crack and cocaine crowd because they're younger and less educated."
-Elmore Leonard, on his prison audience
"Mum told me she found Mart crying in the night about the size of his bum. I do feel sorry for him, but a) it is enormous, and b) it's not going to go away."
-Philip Amis, in a 1963 diary entry, on the anatomy of his 14-year-old brother, Martin
"One can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age I always did it for one half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
-Lewis Carrol "Through the Looking Glass"
"I'm not so sure that America is not importing mad cow disease by way of medicines and vaccines, makeup, gel caps, and gummy bears."
(Michael Stipe of R.E.M., speculating that gelatin is contributing to one of society's current problems)
The concept of "The Rock Guitar Solo" in the eighties has pretty much been reduced to: "Weedly-weedly-wee, make a face, hold your guitar like it's your weenie, point it heavenward, and look like you're really doing something. Then, you get a big ovation while the smoke bombs go off, and the motorized lights in your truss twirl around."
-Frank Zappa in, "The Real Frank Zappa Book."
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
"It was like a revelation. My deeper self issued the message. If you are a comforter, you may as well be the pillow she cries on. The pillow may want more of her, but winds up soaked in tears and a shattered heart."
"See, I could never marry her, because that's like admitting to the world 'We have sex!'"
"There were a lot of things that didn't add up during the PMRC [the Parents' Music Resource Center responsible for the congressional hearings on rating labels, i.e. censorship, for musical compositions, founded by Tipper Gore] episode. It seemed to me, and I stated it in interviews at the time, that the whole business looked like the ground floor of a presidential campaign for the Junior Senator From Tennessee."
--Frank Zappa in 1989 speaking of Al Gore and his role in the mid 1980's parental advisory sticker media event.
"We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors.... but they all have to learn to live in the same box."
I don't foretell the future or think about it. I just live for today, and have curiousity about what tomorrow may offer, but don't go into too much thought about tomorrow, because I am living today.
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things to unknown, and the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
--Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream V(i)
I tell Sheryl Crow [who collaborated with Nicks on her new cd]: Don't get interested in
somebody who's going to go back on the road… Men are going to go out on the road and they're
going to find other women. So if you really want to save yourself a whole lot of heartache, do
not fall in love with somebody in a band. Just don't. Because it just doesn't ever work. It's too
much to ask of them to be true… In my book, it's a rule. It's just an invitation to heartache… If you
want to find somebody and you want to be married and you want to have children, don't make it
a rock star.
(Stevie Nicks, singer)
"Instead of just pounding on the 'terrorist on the mountain theme'," I told one of Bin Laden's agents, "we could frame his issues about America in such a way that people might find his arguments reasonable."
The man smiled. "It may be better if he does not appear to be too reasonable," he said.
-excerpt from a 1998 Esquire article containing an interview with Osama Bin Laden.
A second chance to dance in flame
At second glance the answer's the same
I'm calling on the day
When all will wash away and I'll be
Free at last surpass my past
No strings attached come out without a scratch...
There was a guy that I went to Europe with that has the best quotes. Once I told him I was having a hard time social wise in school...so this is what he said:
"Remember, high school is a joke. Laugh at it while you can."
-Dave Obenour (Dave rocks!)
Perhaps a meat product that is scrambled and pummeled by industrial processes into a brazenly inorganic geometric shape once seemed futuristic and exciting. But like a lot of things that once seemed futuristic and exciting, Spam now seems funny and maybe a little creepy. You can't help but imagine a big vat of, I don't know, whipped pig, being poured into those cans." (Rob Walker on Spam)
"Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business."
(Michael Ledeen, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute)
"A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge." (Dave Barry)
"I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves." - John Wayne