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I have an overactive imagination, a knack for awkwardness and I really think Kristen Wiig might be using me as the inspiration for some of her movie characters. Ps - I love music so much I would marry it.

This Cartoon Theme Remake Reminds Us That Arthur Is The Hero/Aardvark We Need Right Now. (He Is An Aardvark Right?)

Source: Bustle

In case you missed, Late Show host, Stephen Colbert got Ziggy Marley, Chance The Rapper and Jon Batiste to remake this timely anthem for humanity.

and sure you might dismiss a sweet little cartoon mouse-vark in a yellow sweater and high-waisted pants but Arthur‘s theme song is incredibly on point!

Everyday when you’re walking down the street, everybody that you meet
Has an original point of view
And I say HEY! hey! what a wonderful kind of day!
Where you can learn to work and play
And get along with each other

You got to listen to your heart
Listen to the beat
Listen to the rhythm, the rhythm of the street
Open up your eyes, open up your ears
Get together and make things better by working together
It’s a simple message and it comes from the heart
Believe in yourself (echo: believe in yourself)
Well that’s the place to start (to start)

And I say HEY! hey! what a wonderful kind of day!
Where you learn to work and play
And get along with each other

And I say HEY! hey! what a wonderful kind of day!
Where you learn to work and play
And get along with each other


UK David Bowie Stamps Will Force A Strict Selection Process. Whose Card Is Worthy?

Source: Royal Mail

Sorry not sorry but Aunt Phyllis is probably not going to get a card with a Bowie stamp. Nor will any credit card bill….maybe no one is worthy? Maybe you’ll have to keep them all to yourself? Then again, unless you’re sending something to the UK you won’t be able to use them so I guess you will have to keep them all to yourself…

In the meantime, let’s listen to our favorite Starman and click here to pre-order stamps, fan sheets, bundles and more .

Ps- Royal Mail obviously winning the pop style game. Maybe we could get USPS postal carriers to wear stamp costumes? that would be fun. Maybe?


Drake Gets Deep With Kentucky Coach John Calipari. From Hosting The First Annual NBA Awards, To The Dream Collab He Missed Out On, His #1 Woman And More.

Source: Hot New Hip Hop

This will put to shame the Drake gossip of late. If you’d rather hear about his start, his hosting duties for the first ever NBA Awards, his idols and his dreams, rather than politics then this is worth your time.

Sit back, settle in and let’s get Drizzy.


THINK YOU CAN HANDLE FREESTYLE OPTIMISM? Chance The Rapper’s Call To Arms….And Legs And Feet And Smiles And Slides.

Source: Billboard

Chance The Rapper told GQ magazine not too long ago that he’s not afraid of a Trump presidency. He says, “In what I’ve seen happen so far, the good usually wins.”

Hence his #OptmisticChallenge.

In the video, Chance and friends get down to “Optimistic”, a track by Sounds Of Blackness. This 40-person, award-winning 90s gospel choir/orchestra was “designed to embrace all manners of African-American music and create rich, diverse music to celebrate God and the human spirit, as well as to make social statements.”

Click here to read more about the group’s fascinating story.

As Billboard pointed out, “Apparently, that’s the thing about optimism — it’s contagious.”

Let’s keep it going…

“Kanye West Soap Opera” Proves Yeezy’s Lyrics Could Save “Days Of Our Lives” From Cancellation.

Source: Uproxx

I want to believe James Corden recruited Bryan Cranston, Reggie Watts, Jessical Biel and Giovanni Ribisi for this sketch using only Kanye West lyrics (well mostly Kanye West lyrics) to send a message to NBC. Start incorporating rap lyrics into the script and Days Of Our Lives doesn’t have to die!

Not only does it work, I haven’t been this captivated by a soap opera since Marlena was possessed.

You could even give Kanye a role. No he won’t stick to the script but they would still be his words so it counts.


The Couch Is The Star In This Bob Moses Interview…Or Is It A Loveseat?

Source: Forbes

If you listen to The Weekly Alternative Countdown, you know I scour the interwebs in search of nuggets of information. It may look like nothing at first but by the time I’m done with it, it’ll be a fine piece of pyrite.

Take for example this interview with Canadian/New York duo, Bob Moses. As I said on the countdown, it isn’t the questions or the answers that make this interview, it’s the couch.

Forbes has always represented intelligence/luxury to me. I guess because they always tout an intellectual quote for 5-4-3 seconds before displaying the page you are looking for and they always count up the highest paid people in the world… so I guess that’s why the background stuck out more than the interview itself.

These were the thoughts that went thru my mind:

  • Would that be a couch from your mom’s basement or a frat house?
  • I guess it could be expensive… but doesn’t that one guy looks like he’s sinking? Giving the illusion it’s worn down…are they in an RV?
  • 4 men squished together, sinking into a couch while trying to give a pro interview.
  • Make that 3 men squished, Tom Howie seems to be quite comfortable, completely unaware how tight the other guys are.
  • Is it a couch?? it might be a loveseat.

Thank you to Brian Hernandez, Bob Moses and Forbes. I certainly don’t mean any disrespect. In fact out of all the boring interviews I watch, this was probably the most entertaining one I’ve seen in awhile. I hope you go next level in 2017 by doing all of your interviews on a single lawn chair.

Fans Want A Gucci Mane Book Club After Guwop Gets Real On ESPN About Addiction And The Book That Spoke To Him In Prison.

Source: Twitter

Mad respect for Gucci Mane and his honesty on ESPN’s Highly Questionable. The rapper got deep with Bomani, Dan and Papi about his past life of pain. From his paranoia to drying out to reading James Allen 1903 book, As a Man Thinketh.

I thinketh Gucci needs a book club. I’m serious. Move over Oprah. GMBC is a book club I would join.

Ps – How badly do you wish you could have been there when someone explained “lean” to Papi?


Coachella 2017: Yes, You Should Try To Buy A Ticket In The .03 Second Window Before Ticket Bots Jack Them All.

Source: Variety

Normally the Coachella lineup is released and you daydream about going….then Bryce  a few friends will pick it apart saying why the lineup sucks…and as negative as that sounds, it’s actually a coping skill.  Hating on Coachella snaps you out of actually wanting to go because realistically you know it will sell out before you ever had a shot. Why? BECAUSE BOTS. No really. Click here for a sobering read about ticket brokers/bots and how they happily devour your ticket dreams.

This year is slightly more depressing because the lineup is so damn good…and you know Beyonce wants you to be there!

So give it a shot, why not??

Someone has to get those tickets in the .03 window right??

Good luck…and if you see someone on the side of the road hitchin’ to the desert Shirley Temple-style, it’s me. So pull over.


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