(feat. track – “So Appalled”)

Kanye, Kanye, Kanye.

What the fuck is there to say about Kanye?  Seriously, I don’t think there’s ever been an album to have more ink & electrons spilled over it upon it’s release.  There is literally nothing I could write about this album that hasn’t been said, twice.  (And that includes elaborate lies I could make up about it).

So, hrm, an anecdote will do I suppose.  In 2003 (I think) I went to see Rufus Wainwright in concert.  Hell of a show, guy played like 4 encores.  Anyway, Kanye was playing the venue the next night and his name was on the marquee. Spelled “Kayne.” I don’t think anyone noticed, or knew any better.  I remember having heard his name around relating to Jay-Z, I don’t remember if I’d heard “Through The Wire” yet or not.  I remember seeing the typo and chuckling.

I can pretty much guarantee that I will never again see Kanye’s name misspelled on a marquee.

Oh yeah, and the album is brilliant, but you already knew that.