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Story outtakes, celebrity confessions and the latest pop culture news in the Bay Area

About Me
I'm a pop music writer for the San Jose Mercury News. I cover pop, hip hop, punk, rock, dance, and ethnic - well, basically everything you can dance to.

My Articles

MY PICKS
CD: Common:"Be"
Music Video Eminem: featuring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Trailer: The Year of the Yao
TV: Harvey Birdman
Videogame: Fable

MERCURY REVIEWS
Art: The New Art of India
Bar: Boswell's
Book: Jill Scott
Club: Forum
DVD: Kinsey
Movie: Cinderella Man
Music: Sleater-Kinney
Restaurant: The Melting Pot
Theater:The Mambo Kings

SICK SITE
Earth and Sun Kiss

MY PLAYLIST

1. R. Kelly: "Trapped In The Closet"

2. Weezer: "Hold Me"

3. Bright Eyes: "First Day Of My Life"

4. Ringside: "Miss You" and "Criminal"

ENTERTAINMENT RESOURCES
  • Billboard Charts
  • Encyclopedia
  • iticket.com
  • Moviefone
  • Music Dictionary
  • MTV
  • Pollstar
  • tickets.com
  • Urban Dictionary
  • ticketmaster.com
  • VH1

  • BLOGROLL
  • Adisa Banjoko : San Jose's Bishop of Hip hop
  • Angry Asian Man: Asian American media watchdog
  • Berkeley Blogs
  • Black Electorate : Inside Cultural, Economic and Political industries
  • BLT's Parry
  • Crayone: the trials and tribulations of a graffiti artist
  • Dan Gillmor : Grassroots Journalism
  • Dat Phan : Last Comic Standing season 1 winner
  • East Bay Livin' : Ellen Lee's EB hunt
  • Davey D: Hip Hop Daily News
  • Fortt: black american gen x journalist musician multicultural christian technophile
  • Jeff Chang: fellow Asian hip hop writer
  • Joe Grimm : Ask the Recruiter
  • In Passing : Random Street Conversations
  • Pacific Standard: Bay Area hip-hop
  • Pop And Politics
  • Pop Licks : O-Dub, a cultural critic
  • Scape: San Jose graffiti artist
  • SiliconBeat: News about tech money and innovation
  • Wednesday, December 22, 2004

    A Very Shady Christmas

    So, I've already wished y'all a Crunk Christmas, now, its time for a very Shady Christmas with none other than Mr. Slim Shady himself.

    Pre- and post-Christmas, Eminem will be hosting a hip-hop show on Sirius Satellite Radio, on Shade 45, commercial-free, uncensored, fresh hip-hop radio channel.

    The broadcast schedule is below.

    Please have a very, very happy holidaze. I'll be rocking out in Asia for two weeks, so as they say in Hong Kong, Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun (Merry Christmas)! I'll be back Jan. 10, but maybe I'll log in while I'm there on the east side.

    DECEMBER 24

    2-6 pm ET - Shady National Convention (rebroadcast)
    6-8 pm ET - A Very Shady Christmas, hosted by Eminem
    8-10 pm ET - The Aphiliates
    10pm-Midnight ET - Cipha Sounds' More Fire Mix

    DECEMBER 25

    12-2 am ET - A Very Shady Christmas, hosted by Eminem (rebroadcast)
    2-8 am ET - Shady Christmas Rappin'
    8am-Noon ET - DJ Mars
    12-2 pm ET - DJ A. Vee
    2-4 pm ET - A Very Shady Christmas, hosted by Eminem (rebroadcast)
    4-8 pm ET - Whoo Kid & G Unit Radio Christmas Special
    8 pm-Midnight ET - DJ Green Lantern's Christmas Invasion

    DECEMBER 26

    12-2 am ET - A Very Shady Christmas, hosted by Eminem (rebroadcast)

    3 Comments:

    Blogger nathanieljue said...

    what is happening this week? i feel so musically out of touch.

    10:52 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Same here...Happy belated new years, btw. Looking forward to the entertainment scoop when you get back.

    11:16 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey Marian,

    Enjoyed hearing you on the radio this morning on KALX-FM 90.7FM (Berkeley). FYI, I think some of that Taiwanese music you played might be in those Asian music stores around the bay (i.e. Japantown, SF Chinatown, SF Clement Street, Pacific Market in Albany, etc.). Maybe that'd be another way in addition to finding it online.

    12:06 PM  

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