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A much-overdue quote from Fergie re: peeing onstage

Though Fergie (aka The Dutchess) is one of the main reasons for the founding of this blog, we have been lax in our Fergi-centric coverage of late.

To remedy this error oversight, I offer up this outstanding quote of Fergie (commenting on the time she peed her pants on stage) from a Blender interview (by way of this month’s Bust):

“You haven’t had to go straight on stage after being late to a show, then jumped up and down while singing ‘Let’s Get Retarded,’ OK, motherfucker? I was late, so I didn’t go to the restroom before I went onstage. It was horrible, but whatever. It happened.”

Video: Hilary Duff v. Black Eyed Peas

I have an unreasoning love of the BEPs.

I’m sorry.

[hip-hop elements]

Links for 3.8.08: Naughty librarians, PowerPoint Karaoke, the Power of the Pearl…

*Study says dancehall music leads to sex. Or seizures. [getty images]

*Read Barack Obama’s thank you letter to Shepard Fairey for the posters he designed. [good]

*Lil Wayne is pimping Strapped condoms. [idolator]

*I have been on the receiving end of much denigration for my purchase of a Blackberry Pearl. But what will my detractors be saying after I join Will.I.Am’s social network, Dipdive.

*Dead Buddy speakers. The perfect complement to the Voodoo knife holder.

*200k musicians are using iLike’s Universal Artist Dashboard? High.

*The Future of Music Coalition has lined up Wilco and Bright Eyes, among others to rock for Net Neutrality. [peefork]

*PowerPoint karaoke: Present a random deck of slides to a group of bored onlookers. It’s like every week of my job, but for fun. [adverlab]

*San Francisco readers: There’s a Naughty Librarians’ Convention happening today in your city. Just saying. [laughing squid]

Links for 2.19.08: Last.fm numbers, Microsoft music, Will.i.am acts…

*ReadWriteWeb calls out their Top 10 Last.fm data mashes.

*For all your punk rock prophylactic needs: Ramones condoms. [pop candy]

*If you’re not already depressed from a long day at work: Music made from sounds taken only from Windows 98 and Windows XP. [all things d]

*Free music downloads from local (Minneapolis) music label Royalty, Etc. Records. REVEILLE takes a look.

*Will.i.am will be appearing in the next X-Men movie. Possibly as a superhero who so smells like funk that he overpowers his foes via their olfactory systems? [daily swarm]

*This has nothing to do with music, but I still love it. Video of gloves that shoot flames out of the fingers. [geekologie]

Links for 2.15.08: will.i.am’s future, Google’s music, Spore’s sound…

*Holy buzzword watch: Google, ad-supported, drm-free, music, China.

*The Alternative Consumer tracks down some chic and eco coasters – made from record holes. I want.

*will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas claims that mobile music is the future. This is the man who sang “if it smells like elephant shit, it must be us.” Fair warning.

*The music generating algorithm (whaa?) for much-anticipated videogame Spore was created in part by Brian Eno. [listening post]

*Read: a mock Diablo Cody script. Annotated for your pleasure. [defamer]

Video: Fan video mashes up “My Humps” with metal’s Cradle of Filth

[metalsucks]

Video: Will.i.am + Barack Obama = Yes We Can

I’ve seen this video linked everywhere. Weird that it only has 2K views as of this posting. Anyway, Will.i.am, Scarlett Johansson and other celebs rally for Barack Obama in this “Yes We Can” video.

Links for 1.1.08: Will.i.am injured, Cross cross, Yorke live…

*The New York Times asks if anyone (else) will buy In Rainbows. (They’re shipping about 400,000 copies to record stores initially.)

*Big news on the Black Eyed Peas front: BEP quote machine Will.i.am has broken his foot. [earsucker]

*Is David Cross a sellout for taking a role in Alvin and the Chipmunks? (Note: This blog, like so many others, is required by law to mention David Cross at least once per quarter.) [waxy]

*Okkervil River’s put out Golden Opportunities Mixtape, an album of some of the bands covers and oddball performances. It’s available for download free on their site. [vulture]

*The top 10 tv theme songs of all time: Couldn’t agree more with “All in the Family” as #1. I sing it weekly. [listening post]

*Tough times: The Financial Times reports on EMI’s belt-tightening under Terra Firma. [xrrf]

*Recommended: Stereogum’s mashup mixtape, 2007 Mashed Up, which includes MIA vs. the A-Team theme.

*VERY LOCAL: I am recommending that everyone in or near St. Paul go to brunch at Blondie’s on Snelling today. Just saying.

Links for 12.1.07: Will.i.am’s “Girl,” Gondry does Bjork, Brian Wilson raps +

*Another iJigg-like Digg-for-music thing: thesixtyone.com. [mefi]

*Net, Blogs and Rock’n’Roll: On the bad habits of music bloggers.

*For the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album, Kanye West will be remixing “Billie Jean,” the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am will take on “The Girl Is Mine” among others, and Akon will try his hand at “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin.'” [marrina]

*Michel Gondry + Bjork = “Declare Independence” on stereogum.

*From WFMU: Lost track of of Brian Wilson rapping. It was aired on the Dr. Demento show in 1992. Dr. Demento.

*Maybe I’m just uninspired today?

Links for 11.13.07: Sparhawk skis, meat toilets, robot guitars +

Prepare your eyeballs, lazy effers.

*The New York Times writes a love letter to the unretired Jay-to-the-Izzo.

*Gibson is launching a self-tuning ROBOT guitar. Yes, a guitar that is a robot. [bb gadgets]

*Rolling Stone quotes long-time listenerd favorite master of nonsense Will.i.am:

“Here we are with the most technology in human history walking on the fucking planet humming and singing, and there’s no form of music formed, and I’m talking to you in Brazil on a cell phone at lightning speed. I’ve got the Internet pumping right now, and there ain’t no form of music in 2007? That’s fuckin’ crazy.” [via vulture]

*Manu Chao – who is huge with the pre-walking, pre-speaking set – is planning digital rereleases of his back catalog. Recommended: “Bongo Bong” on repeat for no less than three hours. [pitchfork]

*The Future of Rock Band: action figures (and more merch), the game as platform, more licensing deals + crazy-ass peripherals. [kotaku]

*Pandora has added classical music to its catalog. [venturebeat]

*Ask 500 People. Major potential. [buzzfeed]

*The A.V. Club interviews a chick (Kristen Schaal) from always-IM’d HBO musicomedy Flight of the Conchords:

“I did The Education Of Max Bickford, with Richard Dreyfuss. That was another one of the first times I ever worked. I was coming out of college, and I was so idealistic, and I just hated the writing so much. I just didn’t understand how that stuff could get made. I had to do a rap to Richard Dreyfuss, because my character was eager—and loved to rap, I guess.”

*Look for a new Rob Zombie movie – animated – in 2008: “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.” Yes, Rob Zombie has a successful career in cinema. [the playlist]

*There are new Zunes. Now with more customization, and with semi-positive reviews. Still nothing to dispel the whole Enuz thing, though.

*Pop Candy + the relatively recent habit of constantly making me go through interstitial ads = YOU ARE DEAD TO ME.

*Read Hypebot’s super-short Q&A with the Imeem CEO. Loving the brevity.

*Huh. All WSJ articles get DIGG buttons starting tonight, and there’s now free access to dugg articles says Kevin Rose on the Digg blog.

*Alan Sparhawk of Low has released a DVD of him and his side-project bandmates the Black-Eyed Snakes cross-country skiing: “Cross Country with the Snakes.” A video. Of a band. Cross-country skiing. [peefork]

*Awful: Kanye’s 58-year-old mother died while undergoing plastic surgery. His statement here.

*Wendy’s is offering Rhapsody downloads with their burgers. They’re giving away 100 million songs to combo meal buyers. Mmmm, chili. [digital music news]

*What if a toilet were made out of meat? [neatorama]

Video: Ben Gibbard hates the Black Eyed Peas

Ben Gibbard, you are chubby.

2 notes on the Black Eyed Pees: Will.I.Am + their toothbrush

*Idolator spots this pitch-perfect quote from punctuationally innovative Black Eyed Pee Will.I.Am in Radar: “When I wrote ‘My Humps,’ I said, ‘This is the stupidest thing ever,’ but in a good way.'” [Ed. note: I COULD NOT AGREE MORE.]

He goes on, “It’s harder than you think to write the sort of song that keeps your attention and entices you to sing it verbatim later. It’s easy, if you’re a poet, to write complex verses like, “I’m coming after you like VWXYZ.” Just think about that. It’s like, “Yo, V does come after U! That’s fucking crazy!” [Ed. note: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT MEANS. BUT I LIKE IT.]

*The Times‘ new Health blog covers Hasbro’s mp3 toothbrush, ToothTunes, which I wrote up for the day job last year. The funny thing about this particular mp3-playing toothbrush (other than the fact that it is a toothbrush that plays mp3s) is its song selection: the Village People’s “YMCA,” BEP’s “Let’s Get It Started,” and KISS’ “Rock and Roll All Night” are all available. None of those songs’ origins, of course, immediately take one to the warm, happy place of nightly childhood ablutions.