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in salt lake city utah these cats brought out a race car track
and we had a BB/roots/john spencer blues explosion friggin battle royal.
we did midnight racing til 2am go karts.

More ?uestlove celebrity stories.
posted by swift (39 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Are these real? I really really really really want these to be real.

( Lauryn Hill is crazy I knew it)
posted by The Whelk at 3:48 PM on August 22, 2011


If you're clueless like me, here's the wikiP link for ?uestlove.
posted by heyho at 3:50 PM on August 22, 2011


If these are not real then they are very very well researched...
posted by The Whelk at 3:53 PM on August 22, 2011


Al Pacino
sat next to him at mr chows one night.


That is one hell of a story. Least he could have said what he thinks of Mr Chows.
posted by Ad hominem at 3:55 PM on August 22, 2011


He totally had a geek out when he got to meet Tina Fey, oh ?uestlove, you have hit the drum kit of my heart.
posted by The Whelk at 3:56 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's nothing--I have a celebrity story about ?.
posted by MrMoonPie at 4:00 PM on August 22, 2011


Aww, him wanting to live in the spice rack of Will Smith's kitchen is like the best thing ever.
posted by The Whelk at 4:02 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Erykah Badu. That is some poetry right there.
posted by EvaDestruction at 4:03 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


These are all pretty interesting and entertaining but I seriously do not have the patience to keep scrolling down and clicking and scrolling down and clicking. Put them all on one page grejdkfjdjkfd.


Interesting and entertaining I like hearing about the ways celebrities interact when they're not on camera, especially in a way/from someone in particular that I perceive as being exceptionally honest.
posted by bleep at 4:06 PM on August 22, 2011


I had no idea ?uestlove was so funny.

Plus the one about Black Thought is really sweet.

Simplicity's really got something going for it.
posted by entropone at 4:06 PM on August 22, 2011


If you're clueless like me, here's the wikiP link for ?uestlove.

Better yet, the ?uestlove link for ?uestlove.
posted by swift at 4:11 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


These are amazing. Thank you.
posted by peachfuzz at 4:12 PM on August 22, 2011


These are from a giant thread on the okayplayer.com boards a few years ago. Here's the MeFi post about it. Good thing someone archived these, since the original thread is gone.
posted by zsazsa at 4:13 PM on August 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's impossible for me to not click a link that has 'Jon Spencer Blues Explosion' in it.

I'm digging these stories, but I still have a craving for some BB/JSBE fun. I lieu of new stuff, here's Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Flavor feat. Beck and Mike D (with a hint of Flavor Flav). The Aerosmith/RunDMC references are especially worth seeing.

This track single-handedly got me and my overstuffed mind through a nightmarish three days of comprehensive (including subjects outside your major) 'fill in the blue book and oral (think old-school KGB interrogation) exams to get my degree.
posted by chambers at 5:22 PM on August 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


On Sasha Grey:

she came and..well?

she's smart.

and not that.... novelty "smart for a porn chick" smart.

like i secretly believe she is doing social research for her masters degree or something. this cant be the final stop.


Definitely an angle about a porn star that I would never have known otherwise.
posted by myelin sheath at 5:26 PM on August 22, 2011


now this is where is gets cryptic.
posted by homunculus at 5:41 PM on August 22, 2011


Miley Cyrus FTW!
posted by pecanpies at 5:44 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]




?uestlove is a god but that hash-tag AJAX history hack nav bullshit has to go.
posted by nicwolff at 5:56 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Isiah Washington and ?uestlove: Partners in free tuppaware.
posted by papayaninja at 6:06 PM on August 22, 2011


Also, the impression I get is so many of these people, like with any scene or group or industry, spend a truly enormous time amount of time on AIM or gchat with each other.
posted by The Whelk at 6:17 PM on August 22, 2011


How does John Mayer get so many presumably non-desperate women to date him??
posted by Ashley801 at 6:24 PM on August 22, 2011


I met ?uestlove in 2006. I was shooting behind-the-scenes stills for the Monday Night Football opening sequence. He was down to earth and great to talk with between takes.

There were so many famous artists there. Little Richard and Bootsy Collins were my other candidates for most laid back and easy to talk to.

Strangely, I'm not listed as a celebrity ?uestlove has met.
posted by tomierna at 6:25 PM on August 22, 2011


M.I.A. I don't know what to say, other than it is not to be missed.
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:21 PM on August 22, 2011 [5 favorites]


I don't understand the MIA story. What happened?
posted by neuromodulator at 7:32 PM on August 22, 2011


Really love this.
posted by Perplexity at 7:36 PM on August 22, 2011


It seemed like they were in this Japanese nightclub and the VIP section was enclosed in too-clean glass walls. MIA walks smack into the door and falls straight back. No one catches her. The guys inside go to help her but they can't figure out how to get out for like 20 seconds. She can't look any of them in the eye for a year.
posted by bleep at 7:45 PM on August 22, 2011


Oh, FFS, I didn't scroll down past the "THE END" of part one.
posted by neuromodulator at 7:54 PM on August 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


oh shit that MIA story is hilarious. If you follow it all the way down, it morphs into a story about Q-Tip going on stage in Japan and diving belly-first on to a chair that slides all the way across and off the edge of the stage.
posted by mannequito at 8:26 PM on August 22, 2011


we instantly ran to try and see if she was ok but the door was so clean we couldn't even find how to escape.
posted by swift at 9:04 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is completely awesome.
posted by koeselitz at 9:32 PM on August 22, 2011


So I was reading this one and thinking, "Tarantino and Fergie have a joint birthday party?! That's bull."

They do, apparently.
posted by Ideal Impulse at 9:52 PM on August 22, 2011


I would not like to have to explain to Bootsy Collins how I charged $300 dollars in room service to his account on accident.
posted by winna at 10:12 PM on August 22, 2011


This is so great. The Buddy Miles story is my favorite so far.

The Herbie Hancock story made me sad, I feel the same way Q does about Herbie's "Santanarization" and would have loved a "Sunlight" remake with Q involved. I'm not the most massive Roots fan as it turns out but almost everything Q touches musically is worth listening to.
posted by pascal at 11:37 PM on August 22, 2011


Poor Lily Allen (if it's true).
posted by DanCall at 12:50 AM on August 23, 2011


Bjork - "damn i lost that oriental bitches number.... "
posted by incandissonance at 10:38 AM on August 23, 2011


Met ?eustlove at a Beastie Boys concert in '94 or'95. Just walking around in the middle of the crowd. I'm trying to rack my brain because iirc he was probably one of the only black guys walking around in the middle of a throng of thousands of white people. Just idly walking around checking out booths. Now, we're talking about a fairly large black man that maybe hovered a good six inches above the rest of the crowd and when you add in his afro he was kind of hard to miss. I think I was one of maybe three people that recognized him.
posted by P.o.B. at 12:23 PM on August 23, 2011


Who is "D" in the Bjork story?
posted by neil pierce at 9:32 PM on August 23, 2011


D is D'angelo.
posted by pascal at 10:18 PM on August 23, 2011


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