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icp actually stands for “independent cinema prodigies”

It has recently been brought to my attention that Detriot based rap (I think?) group Insane Clown Posse have a movie coming out. This was surprising news as I, like most others, had not heard anything about the Insane Clown Posse since 2002. When they belong.

Their movie is a western, starring the clowns as themselves. I presume, anyway. I can’t be bothered to actually watch the trailer, I like all my brain cells right where they are, thank you.

However, if you were interested in seeing what Big Money Rustlas (real title) is all about, you’re in for a treat.

Might this be the most ill-advised foray into acting taken by a musician? Maybe. I mean, it won’t get the same backlash as Glitter or Crossroads, because those were starring relevant musicians, but it’s bound to at least be on the same level of infamy as Busta Rhymes starring role in Halloween: Resurrection.

Or maybe ICP’s acting debut will go the same as forgotten Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland’s forgotten role in the forgotten film Freddy vs Jason.

Sorry for the poor quality, but no one cared enough to get a good copy of this up on YouTube. Beyonce’s got her own HD channel, though. Just sayin’.

What is it about crappy horror movies that attract so many musicians? Jon Bon Jovi cameo-ed as the pedophile professor in Cry_Wolf (pronounced “Cry underscore Wolf”). However I have come to the conclusion no one saw that movie except for me, as I see every bad horror movie ever. The only scene of Jon I can find on YouTube has been delightfully edited to music for your viewing pleasure.

Aaand that was better than any scene that actually happened in the movie. Thank you, internet.

But hey, maybe if Jon shows us good musicians can still be in bad movies, the opposite is also true? Maybe terrible musicians can be great in films. I mean, Mandy Moore’s had a successful movie career. By which I mean “I really like the movie Saved!

Let’s not forget the award worthy turns by Courtney Love, Bjork, Queen Latifah, David Bowie, Tom Waits, Mos Def and more. And how about the fact that many actors working today started out in music first? Johnny Depp did it, and Mark Wahlberg was Marky-Mark long before he was Oscar Nominee Marky Mark.

So although Big Money Rustlas seems like an easy punchline, we can’t be sure. Don’t be surprised if this time next year you’re hearing about “Best Supporting Actor Shaggy 2 Dope” or “Violent J starring as Frank Sinatra in Scorsese’s biopic.”

Or maybe immediately after reading this blog we’ll all promptly go back to forgetting ICP even existed, except for the odd time you pass a Faygo pop at a convenience store. Only time will tell.

…. wait, who are we talking about?


Occasional Playlist – December 2009

One of the coolest things about Youtube is the sheer wealth of music that’s on the site.  I like it because it makes it a lot easier for me to put together stuff like a playlist of what I’ve been enjoying lately. Take a listen by clicking here or read on for some thoughts on a couple of the tracks.

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YouTube Pick of the Moment

Matt and Kim – Yea Yeah

Matt and Kim are a fun little act, this is a fun little video. Like their music, it’s minimalist, clever and pretty cool. I think Bob Dylan said it best with “It takes a lot to laugh, especially with a plate of pasta to the face.”