Sunday

I never really post on here but this needs mega rainbow bazooka posting. This is totally insane. The balls hooked onto this man may not be in there tomorrow morning once the CIA gets their hands on him, but last night, Colbert riffed on America in full punk rock glory. Watch the man in action.

Colbert Roasts Bush 1
Colbert Roasts Bush 2
Colbert Roasts Bush 3

I am one to declare openly that I, among everybody else not in that room last night, to have a huge mancrush on him. God bless America!

Saturday

I just don't know what to do with myself, da da. I just don't know what to do with myself, da da. I really don't. This whole blogging thing is getting boring to me. I need something to keep me motivated. I'm just bored of it. Everyday I just post links. There aren't too many blogs that are highly creative (There are some really good blogs though). I simply don't have any motivation to go on. Plus, my dad just got employed with a corporate company ($122,000 base salary, and big bonus) so the whole Grandma's Basement has lost it's edge. I would be more than happy to be writing with another blog, but I don't think my writing can hold up a blog. Blogs need to be updated alot. I'd prefer to let things breathe. So I'm most likely going to hang up the jersey. But maybe Tom will still keep the train going. Thank you to my small following and bests to all. Remember the name Joe Lazar. Sienara.

P.S.-If you'd like me to help you out at your blog, please email me, because I'd love to.
The Nintendo Revolution has changed the official name to the Nintendo Wii. 1up has now posted an in-depth feature on Wii. I'll just point out some key points.

-I've talked to some of my friends at school, and they say that they would like a feature of a regular controller, instead of only using the insanely brilliant Wii controller (Pictured above). Nintendo has said that two controllers are going to be compatible. "Nunchuck" and "Shell". Shell being the Gamecube styled one. You can also use Gamecube controllers and memory cards if you want.

-It will be the cheapest system coming out of the Next-Gen systems. Possibly being as low as $150.

-You'll be able to download old-school Nintendo games from every system, with possible graphic enhancements for them.

-It will most likely feature online play. Yes, Yes, Yes.

-It will be released hopefully by Holiday Season '06.

-There is still a final secret that will smash our faces in even more than this thing already has.

Take a few minutes to read the full 5 page feature. Just to let people know, I'm going to be standing in line with a tent waiting for this.

Nas was right: life's a bitch, than you die.

Friday


Busta Rhymes-The Big Bang (Exclusive New Song)

MF Grimm-Watch Out
(New Song)

Information on Christina Aguilera's upcoming album, Back To Basics. I love my pop princesses, especially when DJ Premier produces half the album.

Some hip-hop shows were announced. But since those are in NY, and I live in Chicago, I'm going to try to go to this.

I've had Firefox for a long time, and it's majors above Internet Explorer. Firefox feels like the Revolution, and IE feels like N64. Now Google is getting in on the idea of a Firefox populated internet. Explorer Destroyer. Firefox is so good, if you refer someone to it, you get money. Get Firefox already.

I had a few spare bucks, so I got two Powerades. Man, Powerade is so fantastic. Now all I'll accept going down my throat is Powerade, Water, Propel, and Gatorade.

Thursday

Snoop is released without any charges.

Quentin Tarantino is making a Jimi Hendrix movie set for 2007.

People who talk on forums, here's a good avatar to have. It's Cam'ron spitting on a little girl.

White Sox fans, if yod didn't know already, Hawk and DJ have a blog now.

Seems like the hip-hop world has been boring of late. Nothing too creative to talk about. Just links and links and links.

Wednesday

Since I now reside with my grandparents, my Grandpa (We call him Papa) is always hanging around. He is 80 years old, and needs an oxygen tank, so he usually is reading the paper, watching TV, and sitting at his old faithful chair. Well as I was going to the library, I noticed something about him. He wears hip-hop clothes. He was wearing bright white Reeboks, almost identical to Jam Master Jay's. He had super baggy shorts on, with high socks, so you couldn't see any of his skin. Then he just had a generic T-shirt on, looking like he just didn't care much about the top. Just because everything wasn't fresh (Except for maybe his kicks), or he wasn't wearing a jersey, or he didn't have Paul Wall made grillz, doesn't mean he wasn't hip-hop. Papa is a wise, wise man. He is also a former Priest. He's got soul, much like your local Reverend. He was also formerly in the Navy, so he might of took some lives, possibly like your's, mine, and our's favorite rapper. Catching on. Keep the soul Papa.

Tonight at dinner, we had a cheesecake sampler. Which is a variety of different kinds of slices. I took a minute to find out which piece I wanted. Then Papa told me this story. He said that an old farmer hired a man to help him around the house. He told the man to cut all the trees down. In a half hour, the trees were cut. Then he said to chop them into logs, and make them into piles. In a half hour, the job was done. The old man thought he'd let the man have an easy job since he had done all this hard work. He told the man to organize his potatoes. The good ones went in this basket, the bad ones went in this basket, and the ones you weren't sure of go in this basket. The old man came back after a half hour, and the man was passed out. The old man splashed water on the man. "What happened, you cut all the trees, made logs, and put them in piles." The man replied. "It's all these damn decisions!"

I thought that story was true. Decisions are more hard then labor. Think about it. When you go to Best Buy, and have two albums in your hand. It's impossible to pick the right one, since you might have enough money for just one. Labor, you'll complain, but it's never that hard. You just don't want to do it.

-I found a horrifying thing. Open up Microsoft Word. Type in capital letters, Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane that hit the Twin Towers. Highlight the Q33 NY. Change the font size to 48. Change the font type to Windings. Crazy isnt it?

-Looks like the NFL basically invited the whole Def Jam roster to this party.

-By the way, Lupe Fiasco's album is still set for June 27

-Where has George gone? It's now almost a whole month.

Tuesday

"Now the fellas... Na-Na-NaNaNa" How many times does Paul have to play "Hey Jude". Well the answer is every concert. I was thinking about how acts like McCartney, Stones, etc. just play greatest hits concerts. I mean when you are still coming out to "Jumping Jack Flash" in 2006, it's about time you should come up with some relavant music. And both Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones had good albums in 2005 (McCartney's being great actually). Yet McCartney only played two songs off of Chaos and Creation In The Backyard. Old timer bands always make the setlist completely predictable, consisting of two-three dreadful new songs, and 15 or so 'remember this one' sort of tunes. I just think it's about time for those bands to give it up if they are just going to play "Start Me Up", "Tumbling Dice", and "You Can't Always Get What You Want". Or at least play some of the rarely played greatest hits if you're gonna stick to the formula. They always say they are giving the fans what they want. The fanboys will say you are, but deep down inside they want to hear something off of Bigger Bang. Hell, I bet they'd kill to see some Flaming Pie action. It's time to mix it up especially when you have a good album. I thought of this because I was watching an AC/DC DVD. They came out to "Thunderstruck", then after that Brian Johnson said "We got some Back In Black for ya!" I was just laughing so hard. Now I'm sure if I was at a concert I'd be singing "Hey Jude" with the 45 year old business man on my right and the 43 year old mom to the left. So I'll give some awareness to my possible hypocracy. But this is starting to hurt some bands. Take U2 for example. On their Live From Chicago DVD, the whole crowd is business men, the teenagers are non-existent (Although the UK shows do have people below 35). The show is pretty bad from a U2 standpoint too. The worst parts being the greatest hits time when the show was totally out of sync just to get "New Years Day" in there. I just think old timers should at least put some effort into making the setlist. Just no more "Hey Jude" Paul.

I actually listened to the radio for the first time in ages this past weekend. I'm going to give you a little report on the radio.

*Rihanna's new single "SOS" is amazing.
*Bubba Sparxxx' single "Ms New Booty" is horrible.
*Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" is pretty boring.
*I learned that I love all of Ciara's singles, especially "Goodies".
*The Ying Yang Twins singles are really catchy. By the way their last album is highly underrated.
*Power 92 is having a Spring concert with T.I., Paul Wall, and Juel Santana.

-Did you know that Michael Jackson didn't write "Thriller". Rod Temperton did.

As John Kruk said, the White Sox got their swagger back this past week and a half.

Saturday

Well if some of my readers don't know why the blog is called Grandma's Basement, let me explain. Well my family and I got evicted from our original house, so now we live in my grandma's basement. When we moved into my grandma's basement, our pet dog CoCo couldn't stay with us, because Mama and Poppa have cats, so this couldn't work out. We had to give CoCo to my sister's best friend's parent's house. They are animal lovers, so we agreed to the terms. CoCo is aging. I believe she is around 15 or 16 right now. She was beginning to have a limp in her stride. She has now reached the point where she might just be ready to throw in the towel. I mean she just got back from the hospital, and now she can't walk at all. I feel bad, because we had to strand her to live some place, but we still love her to death, and always talk about her, but she probably thinks that we were a bunch of jerks who dropped her off, and abandoned her. She is hurt too, because she was abandoned before and given to a shelter, where we picked her up, and kept her for around all of her 15 or so years. So twice in her life she has been dropped off, and left in the dust. I'm going to drive over to her current space, and see her for maybe the last time ever. This is tough man. I'm almost crying now, and will most definitely cry when I see her. CoCo was one hell of a dog. It's too bad her hours are coming to a close.