10 reasons why we can’t let our kids — or ourselves — “Get Schooled” by Obama

Politics

So, if you haven’t heard by now 1.) how’s life under that rock treating you? 2.) Barack Obama is going to take time out of his uberbusy schedule of actually doing things presidents do — y’know being an active president, it means actively presiding over the country — namely making your kids aware of the importance of a quality education, and engaging them to pursue said education (which relates — but is not directly correlated — to Viacom’s “Get Schooled” campaign, though Obama will be appearing with King James for the special). I know what you’re thinking, “How dare the elected leader of my country talk to my kids about their education?! I’ve spent years not caring about their scholastic endeavors: opting for book burnings instead of book fairs, enjoying a PBR — or twelve — in front of my JVC instead of attending PTA meetings, letting Lupita the maid immerse John and Jane in authentic conversational Spanish during my Botox follow-ups instead of going over their foreign language homework, playing them the timeless prose of George W. Bush — via Bushisms on tape — before bedtime instead of reading liberal-tree-hugging propaganda like Goodnight Moon, etc. all for our ‘President’ to wipe those years away with one fell swoop? In the name of ‘their best interests?'” Shameful. I’ll tell you one thing: I don’t have kids but if I did — I’d probably have a lot more empathy for Bristol Palin, but more importantly — I would be right there with the thousands of parents protesting. Here’s ten reasons why:

10.) Your child just got over Swine Flu, the last thing you need is for Jimmy to catch “Schooled” — whatever that is.

The British Sublet: Stem Cell Bans and Bands Selling Stems

Politics, Pop Culture, Soundtrek, TK:DC, TrapperKeeper

Again with the British-American tandem … Spring theme-du-jour: stems. While an American politician lifts the federal funding ban on stem cell research — to build a legion of South Park-esque Supermen no doubt — a British pop powerhouse builds a legion of super-producers. Thanks to stems you can be a superhero and a super producer … all in one!

On our coast this weekend, Barack Obama planned a much needed lift on the stem-cell research federal funding ban — per Peter Griffin’s inquiry of “Why aren’t we funding this?!” no doubt.


On the other side of the pond, lil’ Miss Lily Rose lifted the Oz/ProTools curtain and tucked an 80-track surprise in each hard copy and iTunes version of her album “It’s Not Me It’s You.” Anyone who uploads their legal copy of the album gets each track stem from the release.

I finally mustered up the civility to get my hands on a hard copy of INMIY – solely because of the stems – and it was worth every penny. Now, I’m finding it hard to break away from remixing Everyone’s At It, revamping the drums on Chinese, or seeing how Back to the Start would sound if I dropped the vocoder. But the fun doesn’t end with vanity listening sessions amongst you and your closest pal, remixers are encouraged to upload their exclusives for peer and label review … so get on the 1s & 2s, start scratching away, and you’ll be a Hollywood Kid in no time!

Stems are this girl’s new best friend.

Oh, and it’s not a British Invasion this time … it’s more of a sublet until things get back to normal

Watch this space