Links for 7.7.08: White’s poesy, West’s angel, hip-hop marketing…

by Josh Kimball

*Read: Jack White’s poem about Detroit. I wish more people would write poetry. Especially about Detroit.

*Update: Kanye West does NOT have a painting of himself depicted as an angel in his home. On a tangentially related note, the Black Dog Cafe in Lowertown St. Paul had hanging on its walls, not that long ago, an ENORMOUS painting of Prince depicted as Napoleon. I think it is still available.

*Local: Alan Sparhawk’s Retribution Gospel Choir recorded a Daytrotter session recently. Download songs here.

*The Wall Street Journal: Tom Waits can’t sing.

*Earfarm compiles a list of the most embarrassing uses of hip-hop in marketing (1985-1992 edition): The Super Bowl Shuffle was embarrassing?

*Side note: I heard “Lust for Life” on the radio yesterday, and it took me fully 3/4 of the song to realize that it was not the introduction to a commercial.