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December 07, 2004

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Jess

True, true. The above-mentioned hip hop songs are most excellent jams -- I don't change the station when I hear them. Plus Usher eating breakfast at boring ol' Caffe Latte on Wilshire and Crescent Hts. is one of my favorite celeb sightings of all time. Stephen King raved about the Green Day album in his latest EW column, but I can't really vouch for his music taste nor is that genre my bag.


Re: CEE: let it be said materialism and Industry-rule has gotten much worse than it was in our day. Reveta (the school director, who I greatly respect) can call all the attention she wants to her categorical no-gift policy, as she does in the recent NYer article about indulgent LA private school gift giving culture. Heh. Might be true on an individual level but money carries influence there, no doubt. Our teachers were grateful to receive the mugs and books we offered them (or at least they feigned thanks quite well).

jgold

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It's not THAT bad a year for pop. The Kanye West and the Green Day are both really solid, and if I'm in a certain mood I can even admire the craft of the Usher/L'il Jon collaboration, which at least has healthy perversity going for it. And that bizarre Snoop song powered by the tongue clucks has to be the most interesting five minutes of hip-hop in years.


Also, it must be said that the student body at CEE, the de facto elementary school of the entertainment industry, probably has a greater interest in Grammy night than any 10-year-olds this side of Dalton.

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