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Puerile stoners will be in for a surprise on June 28, when WEEN kicks off a “Don’t Judge Me…EmPower Me” tour with help from Lil’ Mama and MC Lyte. “Our tour begins in New York City at a most opportune time given the unprecedented national debate about the leadership of women in American society. WEEN’s fast growing network of artists, executives and professionals will deliver vital and exciting information to thousands of young women on June 28. After many months of preparation, we are enthusiastic about the launch and our goal is to provide young women with the tools necessary to make informed professional and personal life choices,” said Gene Wee…sorry, Valeisha Butterfield, founder of the Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network. In advance of the tour, WEEN held an “I AM WEEN” event in March, at which they gave away prizes including “a funky WEEN couture T-shirt.” I know some folks from college who’d kill for one of those.
The super-indies at Magnet are waiting until the January issue to print their Top 20 albums, but a sneak peek has revealed that the mag has chosen Ween’s La Cucaracha to lead the list. It’s like God answered our yearnings for year-end variety with a big ol’ curveball made of chocolate and cheese. The rest of the list is after the jump, and it certainly sticks to Magnet‘s “bearded, bespectacled core.”
THE GOOD: Along with a bunch of already-acknowledged Idolator faves (Grinderman, Parts and Labor, Robert Wyatt, Spoon, Battles, My Teenage Stride), it’s nice to see Blonde Redhead’s somewhat-lost-in-the-shuffle 23 recieve a prominent shout-out.
THE BAD: Along with “bearded” and “bespectacled,” we forgot “penis-ed.” (Though “bearded” probably covers that well enough.) With few enough exceptions to count on one hand (with some fingers left over), it’s dudes, hairy dudes, and hairier dudes.
THE WHAAAA? Ween?