The Ramones Have Street Named After Them

The Ramones have had a street in NYC named after them:

A street in the band’s home neighborhood of Forest Hill, Queens, at the intersection of 67th Avenue and 110th Street, has been officially renamed Ramones Way. The sign stands in front of Forest Hills School, the alma mater of Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, and Tommy Ramone, and was unveiled by councilwoman Karen Koslowitz this morning.

Kanye West Says He’ll Boycott Grammys if Frank Ocean Isn’t Nominated

Kanye West has claimed he’ll boycott the Grammys if Frank Ocean isn’t nominated:

Kanye talked about his love for Ocean’s music, saying, “The album I listen to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album.” He went on, “I’ll tell you this right now: If his album’s not nominated in no categories, I’m not showin’ up to the Grammys.”

Frank Ocean’s albums were not submitted for consideration.

The New York Times Buys The Wirecutter

The New York Times is buying two of my favorite websites, The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, for a reported $30 million dollars.

The Wirecutter provides recommendations for electronics and other gadgets that are both obsessively researched and simply presented. The Wirecutter also owns The Sweethome, which takes the same approach for home appliances and other gear.

Both sites make their money via affiliate links, which generate revenue when consumers click on them and make purchases via e-commerce sites like Amazon.

My Thanks to Icaria

My sincere thanks to Icaria for sponsoring the website this week. Icaria are a progressive rock band based out of Atlanta, GA and they’ve just released a new lyric video for their song “Callous Warrior.” The band formed in February of 2015 and recorded their debut full-length with Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, He is Legend) and finished it this year. They’re currently shopping the record to labels and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Donald Glover Cast as Young Lando Calrissian

Donald Glover has been cast as a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo movie.

Lucasfilm announced today that Donald Glover, an acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich — previously cast as Han Solo — in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored.