Welcome to August dear reader(s).
Kids getting ready to go back to school.
The NFL is back in training camp.
And, infectious summer pop songs getting stuck in your head.
Its a tradition. It happens every year. Some bright poppy song transcends its inate mediocrity to become the anthem for the summer.
Katrina, I'm looking at you.
And, I'm looking at this week's cheesecake.
Say hello to Katy Perry.
Ms. Perry's hit "California Gurls" has been everywhere this summer. Maybe its the appearance of Snoop Dogg representin' as a blunted out Willy Wonka that put that one over the top. Maybe it was the whipped cream bra. Maybe it was naked cloud lounging. Whatever the reason, this one won't go away.
Or will it?
Turns out the Beach Boys aren't pleased and they were planning to sue Ms. Perry, specifically over her use of the phrase "wish they all could be California Girls."
Shit! Now they're gonna sue us.
Mike Love, you're an asshole.
The story has been updated, and now the Beach Boys aren't planning to sue, provided they get proper "credit" (and one would assume the royalties that would follow).
Did I mention that Mike Love was an asshole?
On to the links.