by Sean Maloney
Happy Snowpocalypse 2013, everybody! Wait, are you saying that this massive blizzard has dissipated by the time this post went live? Surely there are at least eight-foot snow drifts and polar bears wandering aimlessly, looking for food, gnawing on the skulls of helpless salmon-resembling hipsters? No? A lot has changed in the last couple of hours. That or somebody spiked my Cheerios. Or I spiked my Cheerios and didn't notice. Anyway, if you don't want to bust out the dog team and go mushing through the sleet, why don't you just kick back and enjoy the latest video from Ducko McFli, which premiered on Vibe.com this week. It's the first video from Ratchet Life Sophisticated Dreams, which, if I'm not mistaken, is the first Ducko record that's actually for sale on iTunes. I've been enjoying the SoundCloud version quite a bit — mostly because the new iTunes interface gives me a headache and I don't want to deal with it — and so it's nice to see the dude get daps from a major publication. And it's also nice to see that the video wasn't a tribute to Al Pacino's Cruising, because that would have opened up a really weird can of socio-political worms that I have no interest in dealing with while it's snowing.
And now it's time for more Party & Bullsh*t, and this week we're going to start it with some bullshit:
* PRO-TIP: This is not the way to respond to a bad review. Especially when your video is as bad as this. If you post your art in a public forum, it is fair game for mockery and derision. Get over it, it's a bad review in a Facebook status. Also, learn to rap if you're going to get all defensive and shit.
* OK, since I'm on my "airing grievances" shit today, can we please commit — as a community — to quit it with these minute-long, rap-free introductions to rap videos? I like Black Catfish, I like the song, but I really, really don't like when the song drops out for "the story." Because it's not really much of a story and it's definitely not worth cutting out of the song for. I want to hear the song. Other listeners want to hear the music. Let's make a decision — either movies or music videos. I'd be down to watch BCF feature film, just not one inserted into a music video.
* All right, now it's back to that party shit: It looks like Petty's release party for the Short but Sweet cassette was quite the time. If you haven't heard SBS yet, it's one of the strongest releases to come out of Nashville in some time. Don't believe me? Well, I'll just let the Smoking Section's John Gotty explain it to ya then.
Annnnnd I'm out. Email cream[at]nashvillescene[dot]com.