Above, a sketch for the stage design of Kanye West’s forthcoming tour, which may be called “Ye vs. th[photo cuts off here].” Gil Kaufman at MTV News wondered if the stage design was a portent that the tour would be themed after Joe Vs. The Volcano, but I’m wondering if it isn’t going to be some sort of abandoned amusement-park-themed thing, with Kanye walking through a junkyard (metaphor for his emotions!) that’s filled with decrepit Space Mountains et al (another metaphor!).
I’m probably overthinking, right? Anyway. If you have a better idea, feel free to toss it out there.
Also I love that this was the entirety of the post in question’s title:
THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR MAKING 808′S & HEARTBREAK THE NUMBER ONE ALBUM IN THE WORLD!!!!! LOVE LOCK DOWN HAS SOLD 1.3 MILLION SO FAR ON ITUNES AND HEARTLESS AND SEE YOU IN MY NIGHTMARES SOLD OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND EACH LAST WEEK. THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. THIS IS A NEW FRONTIER FOR ME AND MUSIC. ALL THE MIXED OPINIONS WILL BE OVER BY NEXT SUMMER WHEN I’M CLOSING FESTIVALS AND EVERYONE IS SINGING OKAAAAY … OKAY. OKAAAAAYEE .. YOU’LL NEVER STOP IT NOW!!!! YOU’LL NEVER STOP IT NOW!!!! OR YOU WORRIED BOUT THE WRONG THINGS , THE WROOONG THIIINGS!!!!
Working with Jon Brion resulted in the strangest things rubbing off.