HTDW’s what is this heart? is still churning out the goodies, and even more so with this new live version of “pour cyril” complete with a full orchestra.
Live With Orchestra Version of “Pour Cyril” from How To Dress Well joined by Minna Choi’s Magik*Magik orchestra and first performed as part of a continuous sixty-minute live score put together to mark the release of “What Is This Heart?” in Berlin last June.
in an interview with GQ, flacko explained what A.L.L.A. means, (at.long.last.ASAP) and even spit a new verse for the folks in the office, which you can watch above. more importantly, we need a release date. flacko szn is upon us.
while everyone is up in arms about the entourage trailer, i got more excited at the sneak peek into season two of silicon valley, HBO’s hidden gem of a comedy in a typically huge lineup of shows. join the nerds as pied piper takes off a bit more. plenty of hijinks here.
March Madness took off without a hitch – and the Sweet 16 is now set. After this weekend, we’ll have the Final Four ready to go. Under the jump review all the Sweet 16 matchups and some quick predictions, as well as the rest of this week’s biggest news.
-grizzly and thevhb
The NCAA Tournament is down to the Sweet 16. We had a memorable first day on Thursday as we saw Baylor and Iowa State get upset, while the Round of 32 we lost our first one seed (Villanova) and some two seeds (Kansas and Virginia). It wouldn’t be March without the upsets. Hope your bracket is still in good shape, as we start the second weekend, where we will know who represents the Final Four.
Check out Vish’s breakdown of the Sweet 16 matchups and who he thinks will come out on top (and ultimately represent their respective regions in the Final 4). It’s a bit more entertaining than what you’ll find out there, so hope you enjoy.
Ben Howland will be the next head basketball coach for the Bulldogs. He was previously with UCLA.
Steve Nash has decided to retire. Tough to see his career shortened due to injuries, but the former 2-time MVP will go down as one of the better PGs of this generation.
Serge Ibaka is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after having arthroscopic knee surgery. Then it was announced that Kevin Durant will not play basketball the rest of the year. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook is having himself a triple double onslaught. Westbrook has 9 on the season (NBA took away his 10th one against the Heat).
Milwaukee – 6L Indiana – 6L New York – 4L
Golden State – 6W LA Clippers – 4W Phoenix – 4W OKC – 3W San Antonio – 3W Portland – 4L New Orleans – 3L
Former pro bowler and serial rapist, Darren Sharper will serve 9 years (and up to 20, following the verdict in Louisiana) after pleading guilty to several sexual assaults and rape charges. I think we speak for everyone when we say “have fun in jail, you sack of shit.”
The league has released their full list of compensatory picks for the 2015 Draft.
The Browns are front-runners! …. for HBO’s Hard Knocks (might be a year too late) Greg Hardy signed with the Cowboys in a potentially amazing deal. His contract is incentive-based and he can make a boat load if he can stay on the team and on the playing field. JJ Watt restructured his contract and freed up $8M in cap space. Adrian Peterson’s agent has gone on to say that Minnesota is no longer the place for AP. He also rode a camel into his 30th birthday.
Golf: There were two albatrosses (aka a “double eagle”) this past weekend at Bay Hill. It’s a rare sight, but you can see the first one by Daniel Berger and the second one by Zach Johnson
You’ll have to trust us that the NHL and the playoff race is starting to heat up. Jaromir Jagr netted his 718th career goal. Now fifth all-time.
What to Watch this Week:
Midwest [Cleveland, OH]:  Kentucky v.  West Virginia | 3/26 | 9:45* | CBS Vish: Kentucky. It’s hard to go against a team that finds a way to win on and off the court. Sorry for the jumping the gun, but it’s pretty difficult to believe this much talent on one team is being done in a “legit” way.
 Notre Dame v.  Wichita State | 3/26 | 7:15 | CBS Vish: I still don’t know wtf a Shocker is. I don’t think anyone that goes there does. But then again, how can you mess with a “Fighting Irish(man).” Wichita State had an emotional win over Kansas and thinks their luck runs out. They won’t get to the end of the rainbow and find their pot of gold. They are done shocking people. Ok, I think that’s enough. Notre Dame.
I’m taking Kentucky to beat Notre Dame, because they are better at basketball.
West [Los Angeles, CA]:  Wisconsin v.  North Carolina | 3/26 | 7:47 | TBS Vish: Frank the Tank goes off against goes off against the inconsistent Tar Heels. Whoops, wrong “Frank the Tank.” If you don’t get that or it doesn’t make you want to watch Old School, then this is probably not the blog for you. So bye. Oh yea, I think Wisconsin wins.
 Arizona v.  Xavier | 3/26 | 10:17* | TBS Vish: Arizona. Xavier sounds like a team that doesn’t really belong with a team link Arizona. Plus Arizona is in the desert, which is close to “dessert” and everyone loves dessert.
Arizona over Wisconsin to represent the West.
East [Syracuse, NY]  Louisville v.  NC State | 3/27 | 7:37 | TBS Vish: It’s pretty close to baseball season, so I’m siding with Louisville. Even though their offense is as inconsistent as the Cleveland Browns (sorry, had to), they get it done against their ACC foe.
 Oklahoma v.  Michigan State | 3/27 | 10:07 | TBS Vish: Michigan State. Sparty knows how to get it done in March. I wonder if they do this on purpose, just so everyone can marvel in amazement.
Michigan State will make to the Final Four after beating Louisville.
South [Houston, TX]:  Duke v.  Utah | 3/27 | 9:45* | CBS Vish: Duke. I know more about Duke than I do about Utah for the reason below.
 Gonzaga v.  UCLA | 3/27 | 7:15 | CBS Vish: Gonzaga. I really don’t know too much about any of these teams. My bedtime is usually 10 pm, so I rarely see them play. Went with the higher seed.
Duke will get past a feisty Gonzaga team to advance to the Final Four.
NBA: 3/24 | 8:00 | TNT | LA Lakers at Oklahoma City 3/24 | 8:00 | TNT | San Antonio at Dallas 3/24 | 10:30 | TNT | Golden State at Portland 3/25 | 7:00 | ESPN | Chicago at Toronto 3/25 | 9:30 | ESPN | Oklahoma City at San Antonio 3/29 | 12:30 | ABC | Houston at Washington
NHL: 3/24 | 7:00 | NBCSN | Los Angeles at NY Rangers 3/25 | 8:00 | NBCSN | Chicago at Philadelphia 3/26 | 7:00 | NHLN | Anaheim at Boston 3/28 | 1:00 | NHLN | NY Rangers at Boston 3/28 | 8:00 | NHLN | Los Angeles at Minnesota
this song’s been in a rotation as of late. there’s plenty of color and plenty of choreographed dancing, if anything else. major lazer’s new LP, peace is the mission, will be available june 1st. the preorder is up now.
after a string of great videos released during the LP1 era, FKA twigs is moving forward with new jams. “glass & patron” is currently slated to be on a new EP, out later this year. the video was directed by twigs herself, and is a part of the youtube music awards.
the only reason i mildly like a tyga solo outing is that kanye west and mike dean teamed up to produce this track (and will executive produce tyga’s upcoming LP). anyway, “40 mill” is decent, and now there’s a music video, directed by tyga himself.