PopCult Rudy Panucci on Pop Culture

Spice Surprise

Not being a person to turn down a freebie, I recently was given the new album by former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.

I figured it would be better to accept an album that might not be very good, than to burn bridges with the PR person offering it by turning it down.

I was in for a pleasant surprise. At some point, Ginger Spice learned to sing. “Passion” is a decent little collection of tunes. It’s a mix of well-executed torch-song material and “Kylie”-styled electro-pop. Way better than I imagined it would be.

And well worth a listen. Goes to show, you should never turn down a freebie. You never know what you might get.

Nostalgia

Remember when all those guys ran around and did all that stuff?

Feeling a bit crabby….

I’m notoriously seafood-phobic. Can’t stand the stuff. I can’t even eat at a table where somebody else is eating shrimp–it just grosses me out. But there is one execption. I love crabmeat Won Tons. So the question I put forth is this–just exactly where in Charleston can a person find a decent crabmeat Won Ton?

Back in the 80s, I used to be able to get them at the mall, but now it seems that every place that sells Won Tons either fills them with nothing, or they fill them with some sort of sick, twisted cream cheese concoction (surely a creation of the Debbil!).

Has all the crab meat been hi-jacked for use in Krabby Patties or something?

Buy an E Bow on Ebay

Then write emo songs. Maybe you can get Brian Eno to produce your album.