Squid Fry for Apr 17, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
BOW WOW WOW… Squid hearts Doggystyle, the debut album from Snoop Dogg that takes Squid back to happier days: sitting on Squid’s front porch sipping, well, gin and juice, of course. (Truth be told: Squid hates gin, but Squid imbibed away for the sake of the song. About the chronic: that’s a whole different story.)
The Doggfather seems to be everywhere these days – wearing black and a cowboy hat at the recent County Music Television Awards, showing off his softer side in his reality TV show, “Fatherhood,” sharing the couch with Ice T and Carrot Top at Comedy Central’s Roast of Flavor Flav. Next month, he’ll be in Monterey, headlining the Monterey Music Summit.
The festival, which is aiming to be a 100 percent carbon neutral event, will be held at Laguna Seca, May 30, 31 and June 1. Snoop plays the Summit Stage on May 31, following Ozomatli, and joining bands including Slightly Stoopid, The Crystal Method, Tea Leaf Green and Moonalice in the still-evolving lineup. Organizers say the summit’s all about peace and diversity. Squid’s translation: hippies and hip-hoppers, fo’ shizzle.
TOTAL RECALL… Squid’s been having a weird recurring dream lately. State Sen. Jeff Denham and Monterey County Supervisor Simón Salinas are standing on a street corner, and Denham has stuck little “I Am Jeff Denham” Post-its to Salinas’ back. Meanwhile, Denham’s yelling, “Do I hear 10,000?” to a bunch of racetrack owners waiting in line for gas.
Maybe it has something to do with Denham’s antics in the 2000 Assembly race pitting Denham against Salinas. Apparently the Election Code wasn’t yet available on audiobooks, or Denham had fast-forwarded through that whole section on buying votes ‘cuz there stood Denham, outside a Salinas gas station, “protesting a gas tax” by handing every driver a refund of 15 cents per gallon.
Ultimately, smarter heads prevailed: Denham couldn’t afford enough votes, and Salinas won the election by a landslide.
In Face-Off 2008, Denham clearly is having an identity crisis. Why else would he and his cronies have started simonsalinas.com, a website devoted to how fabulous Denham is and why he shouldn’t be recalled?
If the phony website goes the way of the gas-money refund, and voters recall Denham in June, Squid sure hopes Denham runs for something else in Squid’s lifetime. Squid just can’t get this level of comedy on cable these days.