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Jeffrey Morgan’s Media Blackout

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Heath LedgerThe Joker (Warner Bros.) :: Speed up his voice and you have Mel Blanc doing Daffy Duck. Go on, try it. You'll see.

SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK – GIRL DIVISION: Von IvaOur Own Island & Girls on Film (Ruby Tower) :: I was updating my Facebook status last week when someone messaged me to ask if I'd heard Von Iva's two recent records. Well, now I have, and I gotta confess that I'm still an all day sucker for this soulful hard rocking eletropop trio with their minimal Kraftwerkian retro synthesizers, primitive electronic percussion, and sultry sassy vocals. When multi-positional Jillian Iva isn't proudly standing on her feet and singing about being a liberated sister, she's busy getting down to expertly turn grown men into simpering shot wads of incapacitated goo. Then she walks out on them, laughing.

Michael PhelpsThe Bong Show (Olympic Gold Medalist) :: So he got caught smoking pot, so what? Speedo did the right thing to stand by him — as did Phelps' other sponsors: Smacko, Cocaino and Heroino.

Lux InteriorBrain Cramp (Bad Karma) :: Yeah, but is the world's really gonna miss a guy who received paintings by convicted death row serial killer John Wayne Gacy — and then received a portrait of himself from the killer that was so grotesque that he couldn't hang it on the wall? What a maroon!

SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK – BOY DIVISION: Burn HaloThe Self-Titled Debut (Rawkhead) :: Now this is how I like my rock 'n' roll: served piping hot and nasty with a pounding passel of bowel-buffeting bass and drums; relentless rhythm guitars spewing out in split stereo; laser-like leads riding high right in the middle; and prototypical Draino-drinkin' glass-garglin' scotch-swillin' three pack a day vocals that make that guy in the Cult sound like he's auditioning for the title role in a remake of Disney's The Incredible Mr. Limp Wrist.

Mel BlancDaffy Duck (Warner Bros.) :: Throw down hith voith and you haf Heeth Leather doing Thuh Choker. Go on, try it. Yull thee.

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