After a full year of disappointing Saturday Night Live without Kristen Wiig (even with last week’s unfunny Kristen Wiig) we finally have something to talk about.
Kanye West performed two new songs, ‘Black Skinhead’ and ‘New Slaves’ last nighton SNL. Both better than anything else we’ve seen on the sketch show in quite sometime. On Friday night Kanye debuted (unannounced) a video projection of ‘New Slaves’ on 66 walls around the world including Prada’s 5th Avenue store.
Last night was the first time we’ve seen him perform his new work. His performance was an artfully controlled fury of anger, defiance, self-reliance, empowerment and as always, clever wordplay. He snarled and barked in front of large video projections of dobermans and discount sale signs. The most prominent one reading: ‘Not For Sale’.
Something no one ever says about Kanye? He uses simple lighting to great effect in his live performances.
Kanye’s new album, ‘Yeezus’ will be released on June 18.
Check outhis performance of ‘New Slaves’ after the jump.
Abercrombie & Fitch’s CEO, the closeted, self-hating gay and proud douchebag, Mike Jeffries doesn’t like fat people. In fact, he hates them so much he refuses to sell women’s clothes in any size larger than large. He sells men’s clothes in size XL and XXL, but that’s only for guys with so many muscles that they need a larger size.
Oh, and he only wants good-looking people buying his clothes. During a recent interview with Business Insider, he explained, “…we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that.”
And in case you’re craving more asshole, he continued,
James Toback (check out his brilliant Mike Tyson documentary, ‘Tyson’ from 2008) has a new movie coming out. It’s a documentary that he shot while at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. He talks to icons of cinema like Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Roman Polanski about the state of cinema and how difficult it’s becoming to get a film financed.
Toback shot the film along with Alec Baldwin as the two were trapsing about the French festival trying to raise money for an upcoming project they’ll both collaborate on.
‘Seduced And Abandoned’ will premiere at Cannes Monday evening. It was picked up by HBO earlier last week and will air on the channel sometime this year.
I no longer get a boner for Apple. I mean, don’t get me wrong, they make a good product and as a designer their machines are virtually necessary tools, but my love affair has faded. I’ve been using Apple products for nearly 30 years. True story. Back in the 5th grade my computer teacher was all Apple all the time. I think the other teachers thought he was weird (and he was), but he was also ahead of his time. He saw the quality in Apple. Now, not to take anything away from his prescience, but probably the real reason we had them at our school was because Apple gave their machines to schools for free. Drug dealers work this way. Kids get it for free (you’ll pay later). Hey, it works, right?